The Exped Dura 6R Mat is a warm and packable 700 Fill power down insulated sleeping mat designed for fast and light camping in colder conditions. With an R-Value of 5.8 the Dura 6R mat is designed to keep you insulated from the ground in temperatures as low as -25°C. The 75 denier top / 170 denier bottom recycled Polyester construction is durable enough for expedition use, however it is still an air mat so look out for thorns before placing your mat on the ground. Down filled mats have been proven to be 3 times warmer than a self-inflating foam mat of the same weight. Plus, another massive advantage of the Downmat is that it can be packed much quicker and takes up a lot less space in your pack, making it ideal for the fast and light adventure racer and minimalist backpacker.
At 7cm thick the Dura 6R is a very comfortable mat, which is further enhanced by the thicker edge baffles that create a cradle and prevent you rolling off the mat. The mat is easy to inflate thanks to the flat valve system and included pump sack. No more light headedness from manually blowing up your mat after a tiring day.
Similar to a sleeping bag, baffles between the mat's chambers eliminate cold spots and promote a stable and supportive air cushion. Light foam blocks at the mat's ends prevent down from escaping or migrating between chambers..
Tests have demonstrated that regular sleeping mats lose 3 times more heat to cold ground than to the air; therefore thicker mats such as the Exped Dura 6R will keep you warmer than having a more insulated sleeping bag. If you are cold think Sleeping Mat not bag!
The Exped Dura 6R Features
- Flatvalve for rapid inflation and deflation
- Recycled 75D/170D brushed polyester face fabric
- Seams and valves are all high-frequency welded to ensure mat integrity
- 700 FP Down, RDS certified
|Medium||183 x 52cm||7cm||31 x 15cm||850g||5.8|
|Long Wide||197 x 65cm||7cm||33 x 17cm||1060g||5.8|
Customer Reviews of Exped Dura 6R Downmat
I've not yet used this mat, so this is more of an initial reaction to the product having received it. I already own an Exped Synmat UL, which is lightweight and very good for 3 season camping. I wanted a mat that I could use primarily in the winter and also that was robust for the kids to use during family camping. Having received the Exped Dura it is very comfortable, in style much like the Synmat, so if you have another Exped mat this is just as good. The main difference is that the materials feel much more heavy-duty, but that is reflected in the increase in weight. The R rating is higher than the rating on my previous winter mat and so I have every confidence it'll keep me nice and warm during winter months. All in all I would strongly recommend giving this mat a go if you're looking for a four season hardwearing mat. If you're looking for a 3 season mat then the increase in weight probably doesn't justify it so go for a slightly lighter pad. If you're likely to be doing long hikes (in contrast to me doing 5-6miles then camping), and you don't have kids who are likely to jump on your mat, then it may be worth looking at the Exped Ultra series rather than the Dura series, which is a be more lightweight but not as robust. Final comment, I'm 6ft2inches and a side sleeper, the Long and Wide version of this mat is perfect for me. In short, if you buy you won't be disappointed.