The award winning SynMat 7 is Exped's "reference standard" mat.
The award winning SynMat 7 is Exped's "reference standard" mat. Great comfort, warm enough for winter, durable, compact and proven. If you own one mat for everything from car camping to long distance hiking, this is it.
The Exped Synmat 7 Sleeping Mat offers a cheaper yet equally comfortable alternative to the Exped Downmats, maintaining the same light weight and compact size.
Testing by The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA) led to a modified production process to create the warmest possible mat with synthetic insulation. In fact it has been proven that, in comparison to regular mats, the Exped Synmat 7 Sleeping Mat has a far more efficient warmth-to-weight ratio.
EMPA tests also demonstrated that regular mats lose 3 times more heat to cold ground than to air, leading to the conclusion that a warmer mat is more important than a warmer sleeping bag.
Considering that synthetic insulation is far lighter and much cheaper than down, this seems like a perfect economical choice and one that allows for an effective and comfortable mattress for all seasons. The durability of the Downmat is also matched and the common problem of the loss of thickness in synthetic-filled mattresses is removed by the laminated fabric on the top and bottom. The Exped Synmat 7 Sleeping Mat offers an affordable choice in the camping mat market that allows any camper to enjoy the comfort and durability required.