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Exped SynMat 7 Sleeping Pad
ExpedSynMat 7 Sleeping Pad

Go ahead and pass out.

If you always end up crammed in a two-person tent in below-freezing temperatures, just praying for dawn, check out the Exped SynMat Sleeping Pad. The welded baffles between the microfiber filled chambers eliminate cold spots for a comfortable and supportive sleep in the cold. Plus, the polyester fabric is highly durable, airtight, and humidity resistant, so you won’t need to retire this baby after a few backcountry overnighters.

  • Integrated pump and rubber gasket eliminate the need for failure-prone valves
  • Stuff sack and repair kit for quick field maintenance
  • All 7 Pump pads have a temperature rating of 1 degrees Fahrenheit (-17 degrees Celsius) with a 150g / sqm Texpedloft microfiber filling
  • All 9 Pump pads have a temperature rating of -13 degrees Fahrenheit (-25 degrees Celsius) with a 200g / sqm Texpedloft microfiber filling
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

I'll take 10 please

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's been years of struggling with blow up pads and "self inflate" and foam rolled up junk and... I know they all have their place. For the all around do everything, great quality, perfect pad - just buy one of these. The hand inflate pump is great because you don't blow into it - no humidity in the inside of the pad and that means no mildew, water, etc stuff that can break down the materials of other pads. You can get the ideal stiffness for your sleeping style very easily. Quick deflate tab is perfect and lets the air out very fast for a quick pack up. Might be a tad heavy for your traditional backpacking pad but if you want some super comfortable nights backpacking this is an amazing pad!

A good comfortable sleeping pad

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used this pad on several camping trips now and I have to say it is way more comfortable than any other I have slept on outdoors. Although, in the interests of full disclosure my 'old' sleeping pads were quite dated and today's tech has clearly advanced somewhat.

Being a larger chap (6'2'' 255lbs) I opted for the long and wide (LW) size and it definitely fits me perfectly, with room for the pillow on the pad as well.

However, it is a pretty tight fit length wise in my 2 person tent and turning it over is a bit of fight after inflation, but with a slightly larger tent this would not be an issue.

Inflation I find tedious with the integrated pump, I usually half inflate the pad then use the pump for the rest of the inflation or for fine tuning inflation.

It is well made and the materials seem pretty durable so I expect it will last a decent amount of time.

I gave it 4 stars, docked one for the slow inflation with the pump and it is a bit on the pricey side but it is definitely a comfortable sleep, good quality and I'm glad I made the purchase.

Kept me off the ground

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Served its intended purpose of keeping me off the ground. Perfect for those who are looking for lots of cushion.

Good mat

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Super comfortable. A little heavy but worth the weight

Thanks for the feedback Chris!

couldn't live without it!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pad rocks!!! when backpacking space and weight is brought to mind and this is one of those items that has been my saving grace many times. amazing quality and lets you get an awesome nights sleep! nobody likes sleeping on the bare ground.

Man oh man...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

is this a comfortable sleeping pad. Super easy to inflate and quite plush. Definitely a car camping pad as it's not that small, but aside from that excellent product.

Simple Comfort

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my 4 season sleeping pad. Insulates well down to 0. Easy to inflate with the hand pump, so your around the fire while your buddies are still blowing up theirs. Wide and comfortable to sleep without rolling off or losing it in the night. Has held tough through constant desert and mountain use. Easy to roll back up and stash in its bag. I highly recommend this when you decide to move off the ground.

Another great ExPed pad.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I personally use an Exped pad so when I went to get my brother a new pad for Christmas this was the obvious choice.

While the pad is insulated it is a great all season pad. He was looking for something that would work all year round and was smaller than his foam pad. This isn't the smallest pad you can buy but it does pack down fairly small. It is insulated to it is important that moisture doesn't get inside. The hand pump helps with this.

Make sure you let it self inflate for at least 24 hours before use or it might now insulate properly.

My brother is 6'1" and 175lbs and the LW is the perfect length and width.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

From sizzling summers to deep freeze winters this mat has performed very well for me. It's comfortable, convenient and although the weight is a bit of an issue now it is still one of the best night's sleep I've had backcountry. No issue with performance.

Unanswered Question

Are the side baffles of this mat build thicker than the interior baffles? I know other does mats are built like this to keep a person from rolling off their mat. Is this the same?

Really horrible product!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

My brother, husband, and myself all own an ExPed. All three of ours have failed baffles occuring less than a year into owning! Now we have huge bubbles running the length of them, rendering them utterly useless. The company will send you a new one, but what do I want another one for?? So it can ruin another camping trip?? This pad has failed 3 out of 3 times. Take your money somewhere else and don't gamble with these awful pads.

Extemely versatile

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this pad for back packing as well as car camping. Fits like a gem in my lost ranger big ag bag. Packs small. Kept me warm in below 30 degree weather.

Bridging the Car Camping Gap

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Bought this as my first inflatable/pack-able sleeping mat and was pleasantly surprised. This pad is great and it feels really comfortable.

The pad is very convenient to carry and use and also packs up really easily. The product was a great buy and totally worth it for my first back country-ish sleeping pad

Love it

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I let my gf borrow mine while on a camping trip and i never got it back. So here 'I'm am buying one for her. Its the most comfortable I've slept on a camping trip in a long time. The built in pump is convenient and easy to use.

Best sleeping mat company around

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my third Exped sleeping mat. I loved the other two s o much i bought another one of course. This one is going in my multi-day pack. Very comfy and easy to use. I'm glad they include a patch kit for it just in case. I haven't needed it yet but I'm glad to have it. Nothing but great things to say about it. Buy one and try it.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The hand pumping feature is really cool. It allows you to get major inflation which = major comfort. It's a bit slow to pump up but it is totally worth it. It's much quicker than it would be if you had to blow it up manually. It is lightweight and packable enough for most backpackers. The ultralight crowd will want something smaller. There is a kit that can be purchased separately that turns this into a camp chair.

Doesn't last

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I work in the backcountry 16 days a month. I used this item a lot . Yes it worked for a while. After a full winter of use it doesn't hold air all night like it use to. I have checked several times for holes in the mattress. Didn't find any I take good care of my gear also. The hand pump doesn't work well anymore either it seemed to get squished too much and not be able to hold it's stay for long. The couple of months the mattress did pump well and hold air all night it was real nice and comfty. I just wish it lasted longer.

On the SynMat models with the integrated pump, do you have the option of inflating by blowing air into the mat, or can you only use the pump feature?

You can blow into the mat or use a exterior pump. I did that this weekend. It was quite comfortable, and in 20 degree weather, I was warm.

Comfortable and quick to set up

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I like this pad a lot. I usually inflate it too much at first, but once I let some air out it's very comfortable. I bought the hand pump with it and it inflates really fast.
It packs up easily and fits in a small space too.

Great pad, minimal effort

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Has a built-in inflation mechanism where you give it a few CPR-style chest compressions to pump it up.

Very comfortable, no rocks felt, doesn't get cold, doesn't lose air.

Pull the separate valve to release the air. Easy to roll up to store in the bag.

Includes patch kit.

Get the 7 pump unless you plan on being in freezing conditions.