|In desert action!|
This is what I said last year -
The Exped Synmat Basic 7.5 was used over 24 nights in the USA and at a couple of festivals in the summer, and proved to be a great purchase. Easy to inflate and deflate, warm, relatively lightweight and tough. The mat lacks an internal pump but to be honest I never had too much trouble blowing it up manually. Most nights I slept directly on the mat and used my sleeping bag as a quilt, this might be a sign it was too warm.
Since then I have used it in below zero temps and it did the job required. Any cold was from the drafty nature of the quilts not the mat below me.
|Moab, Utah.... The wine in a box is classy!|
I'm a big guy (fat) so the mat has coped with pressures well over it's normal intended design specs. This stands out as a tough piece of kit, and when people question the resilience of airmats I can only point at my experience. Is it as tough as a rollmat? No. Can it be used directly on sharp things? No Do you get a good warm nights sleep? Yup. Sleep and comfort rate highly for me.
Big thumbs up from me.