How to choose an Exped Mat

With so many Exped mats to choose from we've written this summary page to help you make sense of the range. In addition, for Spring 2017 Exped have renamed and re-packaged most of their mats so will also indicate the old name where this is applicable. The new versions also come with an inflation device such as the Schnozzel Pumpbag and the Fast+Lite series mats have a new anti-slip GripSkin coating.

The mat names are logically derived and therefore easy to understand:

Synmat - denotes an airbed mat with Synthetic Insulation in it

Downmat - denotes an airbed mat with Down insulation inside

Airmat - denotes an airbed with no insulation

Sim - denotes a 'self inflating' foam mat


HL - stands for Hyperlite and denotes a Mummy shaped mat

UL - stands for Ultralight and denotes a Rectangular shaped mat


Winter - mats with Winter in the title are 9cm thick and therefore more insulative than the standard 7cm thickness

Lite - mats with Lite in the title are only 5cm thick and therefore less insulative but also lighter than the standard mat

Duo - denotes double width mats for a couple sharing

Exped Mats - a Summary of the key features

Medium i.e. Regular size mat used for weight reference.


Inflation Included

Old Name
Airmat HL304g 0.33SummerFast+LiteAirbedMummyMini Pump ULCheapest 7cmAirmat Hyperlite
Airmat UL Lite340g 0.30SummerFast+LiteAirbedRectangleMini Pump ULCheapest 5cmAirmat Lite 5
Synmat HL365g 0.583 SeasonFast+LiteInsulated AirbedMummySchnozzel Pumpbag ULCheapest 7cmSynmat Hyperlite
Synmat UL Lite396g 0.443 SeasonFast+LiteInsulated AirbedRectangleMini Pump ULCheapest 5cm N/A
Synmat HL Winter408g 0.863-4 SeasonFast+LiteInsulated AirbedMummySchnozzel Pumpbag ULMid Price 9cmSynmat Winterlite
Synmat UL460g 0.553 SeasonFast+LiteInsulated AirbedRectangleSchnozzel Pumpbag ULMid Price 7cmSynmat 7 UL
SIM HL480g 0.563 SeasonFast+LiteSelf Inflating FoamMummyNone, Self InflatingCheapest 3.8cmSIM Hyperlite
Downmat HL Winter486g 1.234 SeasonFast+LiteInsulated AirbedMummySchnozzel Pumpbag ULHigher Price 9cmDownmat Winterlite
Downmat UL Winter565g 1.044 SeasonFast+LiteInsulated AirbedRectangleSchnozzel Pumpbag ULHigher Price 7cmDownmat 7 UL
Downmat Lite 5610g 0.863-4 SeasonTrekkingInsulated AirbedRectangleMini PumpMid Price 5cmDownmat Lite 5
Synmat UL Winter620g 1.064 SeasonFast+LiteInsulated AirbedRectangleSchnozzel Pumpbag ULMid Price 9cmSynmat 9 UL
Synmat 3-D 7795g 0.863-4 SeasonTrekkingInsulated AirbedRectangle, Box edgesSchnozzel PumpbagHigher Price 7cm N/A
Synmat 7850g 0.863-4 SeasonTrekkingInsulated AirbedRectangleIntegrated PumpMid Price 7cmSynmat 7
Synmat HL Duo856g 0.583 SeasonFast+LiteInsulated AirbedRectangle, Double WidthMini PumpHigher Price 3.8cm N/A
Downmat 7880g 1.044 SeasonTrekkingInsulated AirbedRectangleIntegrated PumpHigher Price 7cmDownmat 7
Synmat Mega 12935g 0.94 SeasonTrekkingInsulated AirbedRectangle, Box edgesSchnozzel PumpbagHigher Price 12cmSynmat 12
Downmat 9980g 1.414 SeasonTrekkingInsulated AirbedRectangleIntegrated PumpHigher Price 9cmDownmat 9
Synmat HL Duo Winter1050g 0.863-4 SeasonFast+LiteInsulated AirbedMummy, Double WidthSchnozzel Pumpbag ULHigher Price 9cm N/A
Synmat 91150g 1.04 SeasonTrekkingInsulated AirbedRectangleIntegrated PumpHigher Price 9cmSynmat 9
Megamat 101710g 1.64 SeasonBasecampInsulated AirbedRectangle, Boxed edgesMini PumpHigher Price 10cmMegamat 10
Synmat Duo1800g 0.863-4 SeasonTrekkingInsulated AirbedMummy, Double WidthSchnozzel Pumpbag ULHigher Price 7cm N/A
Megamat 7.52220g 1.14 SeasonBasecampInsulated AirbedRectangle, Boxed edgesMini PumpHigher Price 7.5cmMegamat 7.5
Megamat Duo 104500g 1.64 SeasonBasecampInsulated AirbedRectangle, Double Width, Boxed edgesMini PumpHigher Price 10cmMegamat Duo 10


Not all mats are available in all sizes but here is a comprehensive summary of the range of sizes that Exped produce.

Exped's size designations are easy to understand and are as follows:

XS - Extra short mat

S - Short mat

M - Medium or Regular sized mat i.e. 6ft

MW - stands for 'Medium and Wide'

LW - stands for 'Long and Wide'

DUO - is double width mat for two people sharing

Exped Mat Sizes - Mummy Shaped

Exped Mat Sizes - Rectangular