Exped's Downmat Lite 5 offers a high insulation value with a comfortable airmat construction that's 5cm thick offering a good compromise between warmth, comfort, durability, weight and price.
Exped says: Light in weight: the DownMat Lite offers great performance at an affordable price. Filled with down insulation, comfortable to lie on and compact to stow.
Includes MiniPump for quick 2 minute inflation, avoiding wetness entering the mat by mouth inflation. Unlike traditional airmats, welded baffles between the down filled chambers eliminate cold spots and create a comfortably supportive and stable air cushion.
Exped's Downmat Lite 5 is a budget model downmat, but actually it's performance characteristics are still pretty good, making it a good choice if you want a comfortable mat thats still pretty warm.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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We've tabled the various models of Exped mats below, so you can make a high level comparison. A few pointers though;
|Model (Medium i.e. Regular size used for reference).||Weight||R-Value||Insulation||Format||Pricepoint||Thickness|
|Synmat Hyperlite||344g||0.58||3 Season||Mummy||Cheapest||7cm|
|Synmat Winterlite||408g||0.86||3-4 Season||Mummy||Mid Price||9cm|
|Synmat 7 UL (Ultralight)||460g||0.55||3 Season||Rectangle||Mid Price||7cm|
|Downmat 7 UL (Ultralight)||565g||1.04||4 Season||Rectangle||Higher Price||7cm|
|Downmat Lite 5||610g||0.86||3-4 Season||Rectangle||Mid Price||5cm|
|Synmat 9 UL (Ultralight)||620g||1.06||4 Season||Rectangle||Mid Price||9cm|
|Downmat 9 UL (Ultralight)||720g||1.41||4 Season||Rectangle||Higher Price||9cm|
|Downmat 7||880g||1.04||4 Season||Rectangle||Higher Price||7cm|
|Downmat 9||980g||1.41||4 Season||Rectangle||Higher Price||9cm|
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||||Internal Insulation - The down insulation in Expeds Downmat range fills the air inside the tubes to create a mat with an exceptional insulation value.|
||||Oversized side tubes - The side tubes of a downmat are slightly oversize so that the user is cradled in the mat making it less likely that they will roll off.|
||||Inflates using mini pump - In order to avoid getting any moisture in the down filled baffles the Downmat Ultralights are supplied with a Mini Pump for quick inflation.|
|WARRANTY|||||This product comes with a 2 year warranty for materials and construction. For more details see Exped website.|