Introduction

Upon experiencing extensive upper body injuries last year, I tested out my Thermarest Prolite XS Mat. After an excruciating night of tossing and turning, I determined a new sleeping mat was in order. My post-injury mat needed to be more comfortable than a self-inflatable mat, warm enough for four-season use, compact, and light. After an exploration of the marketplace, my needs were met by the Exped DownMat UL 7 M.

MatWeightPriceR-Value/ Temperature RatingThicknessSize / LengthShoulder WidthFoot Width StylePacked Size
Thermarest Neo Air All Season20 oz (540 g) 159.954.9 / 1 F (-17 C)2.5" (6.3 cm)Regular 72 in (183 cm)20 in (51 cm)Straight
20 in (51 cm)
9 x 4.75" (22 x 12 cm)
Thermarest ProLite Plus22 oz (640 g)99.953.4 / 22 F ( -6 C)1.5" (3.8 cm)Regular 72 in (183 cm)20 in (51 cm)Tapered11 x 4.8" (28 x 12 cm)
Exped DownMat UL720.3 oz (575 g) 212.685.9 / -11.2 F (-24 C)2.8" (7 cm)M 72 in (182.9 cm)20.5 in (52.1 cm)Straight 20.5 in (52.1 cm)9 x 4.3" (23 x 11 cm)
Stock Photo by Exped International: Exped Down Mat UL 7 M
Stock Photo by Exped International: Exped Down Mat UL 7 M.
  • Specifications

    • Temperature: -11.2 °F (-24 °C)
    • R-Value: 5.90
    • Thickness: 2.8 in. (7.11 cm)
    • Length: 72 in. (182.9 cm)
    • Shoulder Width: 20.5 in. (52.1 cm)
    • Foot Width: 20.5 in. (52.1 cm)
    • Weight Mat: 20.3 oz. (575.5 gr)
    • Weight Pump: 2.1 oz. (59.5 gr)
    • Weight Packsack: 0.5 oz. (14.2 gr)
    • Packed height: 9.1 in. (23.1 cm)
    • Packed diameter: 4.3 in. (10.9 cm)
    • Pack volume: 2.3 quart (2.2 L)
  • Features

    • 20% lighter than standard Exped DownMat 7
    • Down-filled insulation
    • Cradle-shaped baffles for comfort are welded to prevent down migration and eliminate cold spots
    • Schnozzel Pump Bag doubles as dry sack, pillow bag and prevents introducing moisture to down fill
    • Separate inflation and deflation valves with low profile valve design
    • Includes repair kit and durable pack sack
  • Materials

    • Top: 20 D Polyester, TPU Polyether Film Laminate, Hydrolysis resistant, Honeycomb embossed
    • Bottom: 20 D Polyester, TPU Polyether Film Laminate, Hydrolysis resistant
    • Insulation: 700 fill power goose down
    • Fill Weight: 6 oz.
  • Product contents

    • Mat
    • Schnozzel Pumpbag
    • Packsack
    • Repair Kit
    • Instruction Sheet
    • Repair manual

Performance

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