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Exped SynMat UL 7 S sleeping mat

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Exped SynMat UL 7 sleeping mat

$145, 14.5 oz, www.exped.com

Featuring micro-fiber insulation laminated to the inside top and bottom of the mat, the UL 7 is 2.8 inches thick and 64 inches long and boasts a R-value of 3.1, which means it is both cushy and warm. Testers lauded the comfortable top fabric and found the pad resisted puncturing when sleeping on rough, sharp-stick-strewn ground. Separate low-profile inflation and deflation valves expedited both chores.