The Crash Out Mat provides an amazing blend of low weight, small pack size and low price. This is a winning combination, especially when combined with a good level of comfort for three season use.
Gram-counter Gear says:
The lightest go-anywhere mattress for three season backpacking.
Gram-counter Gear's Crash Out Mat uses a range of simple but effective features to minimise weight and pack size without sacrificing comfort and usability. The curved baffle design does a great job of contouring your body providing the right amount of support where it's needed. With 20D fabric it's not the toughest mat but it is still comparable to many other lightweight mats on the market. We have yet to have any issues, such as punctures, and believe that the use of this kind of fabric is worth it for the weight saving.
With a simple multi-function valve it's really easy to use, with the one-way inflation part making it pretty efficient to blow up quickly and it dumps air quickly when deflating by opening up the whole valve. This simple design works well and helps maintain an impressively small pack size.
This is definitely a three season mat for warm sleepers but you can certainly extend the use of it by pairing it with the Gram Counter Gear Featherweight Foam Mat for colder conditions or just added protection.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
|Help and advice: |
From 2020, there is a new industry standard for measuring the R-value (level of insulation) of sleeping mats – ASTM F3340-18. This new standard is the sleeping mat equivalent to the EN rating for sleeping bags.
You can now directly compare the R-value of mats rated using the ASTM F3340-18 with confidence that is a fair and accurate comparison between mats. In simple terms, the higher the R-value, the warmer the mat.
In general terms, an R-value below 2.0 is for summer use, 2.0 to 4.0 is for cooler 3 season use and 4.0+ is for winter temperatures. This will be also be dependent on your sleeping bag, how cold you sleep etc. Please contact our customer service team if you need advice on choosing the right mat for your activity.