Exped's SIM COMFORT 10 LW sleeping mat is about the warmest and most comfortable camping mat available, it self inflates and is made from durable fabrics.
These self inflating mats are extremely comfortable for use in basecamp or in a camper van, but can also be used as guest beds at home. Extra thick and with a velvety face fabric for comfort. Hollow cores reduce weight and packed size. The LW models feature Velcro strips along the side seam which allow two or more mats to be coupled together.
Exped's Sim Comfort 10 LW sleeping mat is 10cm thick mat, and as comfort tends to go hand in hand with thickness this is one of Exped's most comfortable mats. The face fabrics are heavy duty which adds to the life of the mat and reduces the chance of a puncture.
The R-Value of a mat is a measure of its insulation, and the figure for this mat is one of the highest we've seen - this minimises heatloss through the bottom of the mat keeping you warm as you lie on it. Self inflating mats work because when you open the valve the foam inside expands and air is sucked into the mat - generally speaking you usually have to finish it off with a few puffs directly into the valve.
Packsize is quite large for this mat so its definitely a basecamp product.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear