The Synmat Lite 5 is a good choice if you are looking for a comfortable, general purpose, but lightweight mat that is ideal for three season use.
Warm, comfortable, super compact and lightweight: this synthetic filled mat even has a light price tag.
Exped's SynMat Lite 5 M Regular Sleeping Mat range of mats form the backbone of the range, being made of tough face fabrics aimed at created a great all-round performer in terms of balancing weight, size, temperature rating and value. The mat is comfortable, warm, durable and practical so it is ideal for frequent three season use.
The 'Syn' bit of Synmat stands for Synthetic insulation which is essential if you are camping three seasons and this mat uses enough insulation to give the mat a -7°C temperature rating. This mat comes with a 5cm thicknesses which, combined with details like enlarged outer rails so you don't roll off as easily, and keeps the pack size as small as possible making this a quality all-round product.
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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.