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Exped Synmat XP 9
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Pros Warm, durable, wide, quality constructionSuperior warmth, small packed size, lightLightweight, warm for the weight, packs small, comfortable, versatileOutrageously comfortable, dual air chambers are redundant, quiet, warm, stable, and supportiveWarm, excellent valve, feels stable, packs relatively small for how warm it is
Cons HeavyNarrow, expensiveExpensive, edges not as stable as other pad designsHeavy and expensiveNot lightweight, expensive, not as comfortable as smoother pads
Bottom Line A true all around sleeping pad that offers exceptional four season comfort, thoughtful design, and durable buildWith a warmth to weight ratio that is off the charts, this is one of our favorite pads of all timeA comfortable, lightweight, and versatile sleeping pad that has withstood the test of timeIdeal for folks who think sleeping pads cannot provide mega comfort; prove them wrongWe like this pad for traveling lightweight in the winter without sacrificing support
Rating Categories Exped Synmat XP 9 Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Comfort Plus Insulated Comfort Light Insulated
Comfort (30%)
9
7
7
9
6
Weight And Packed Size (30%)
3
8
9
4
6
Warmth (20%)
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8
Ease Of Inflation (10%)
7
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Durability (10%)
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6
Specs Exped Synmat XP 9 Therm-a-Rest... Therm-a-Rest... Comfort Plus... Comfort Light...
Weight 38.5 oz 18.2 oz 16 oz 25.5 oz 20.5 oz
Thickness 4.5 in 2.5 in 2.5 in 2.5 in 2 in
Claimed R Value 6 6.9 4.2 5 4.2
Length 72 in 72 in 72 in 72 in 70 in
Packed Volume (L) 5.4 L 1.6 L 1.4 L 3.1 L 1.6 L
Width 20.5 in 20 in 20 in 21.5 in 21 in
Breaths to Inflate N/a 27-33 27-33 25-30 17-22
Type Air Construction/Synthetic Insulation Air Construction/Baffled Insulation Air Construction/Baffled Insulation Air Construction/Synthetic Insulation Air Construction/AirSprung Cells/Synthetic Insulation
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