The Exped Downmat 7 Pump is a 7cm thick sleeping mat containing 700 fill Goose Down providing superb insulation from the cold ground. These mats have been scientifically 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.
The mat is inflated using the built-in pump, and not your own breath as this will be damp and impair the loft of the down. The pump is easily operated and fills the mat in a few minutes. The two wide valves ensure fast inflation and deflation, just one quarter turn closes and opens them.
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. The laminated polyester fabric is both durable and airtight. The top surface of honeycomb textured fabric provides superior slip resistance and comfort next to the skin. Seams and valves are all high-frequency welded (most secure method of fusing fabrics and materials) to ensure mat durability and integrity.
Exped Downmat 7 Pump Features
- Two low profile valves one for inflation and the other for deflation ensure ease of use
- Light foam blocks at the mat's ends prevent down from escaping or migrating between chambers
- Laminated polyester fabric is both durable, airtight and humidity resistant
- The shell's top surface is of brushed polyester fabric that provides excellent slip resistance and comfort next to the skin
- Two fabric grommets at the head end can be used to secure the packsack to the mat when used as a pillow
- Light and warm: The DownMat 7 Pump has a R-Value of 5.9
- Exped only uses IDFL-certified goose down, specially treated to eliminate the effects of humidity that may reach the mat's interior
- Includes stuff-sack and repair kit
|Medium||183 x 52cm||7cm||24 x 15cm||845g||5.9|
|Long Wide||197 x 65cm||7cm||27 x 16cm||1.1kg||5.9|
Customer Reviews of Exped Downmat 7 Pump
I had originally ordered 2 mats from Facewest. One for base camp and a lighter one for wild camping. Thanks to the advice from one of the team at Facewest, I saved myself a lot of money and got a refund for one as they advised me that the Exped mat I ordered would be fine for both. They were right and I am very happy. I really am very impressed, they clearly have their customers interest at heart, as I would have happily bought two meaning another sale for them.
The Exped downmat 7 LW is a fantastic mat and well worth the little extra weight for a superb nights sleep and it's incredibly warm and am very happy with my final purchase.Very easy and fast to pump up if you read the instructions first! I have a Neoair thermarest xlite, which is ultralight, but nowhere near as comfortable. I have learnt that, especially with sleeping equipment it is better to carry a little more weight, if necessary, than risk waking up exhausted after a bad nights sleep. I went for the LW version but a medium would probably be fine for most people and saved a few gms of weight.
Pros.V. comfortable, warm, easy set up.
Cons. Nothing really,just do read instructions first about set up and putting away otherwise it will take longer than expected.
To summarise, Facewest were easily contactable, knowledgeable about their products and provide an excellent online shopping experience for their customers.
This was purchased for a 2 week expedition to Greenland and it performed really well in temps that regularly dropped as low as -30 Celsius.In fact it made my 'Top 5' list for pieces of kit for the trip.
It can be a bit of a mission pumping it up with the built in pump, but it didn't need topping up even after 2 weeks.It's probably a tad too heavy for lightweight camping/bike packing, but it has been used since on UK camping trips and it does a great job of smoothing about the bumps as well as preventing the cold coming up from the ground.
This mat from Exped provides killer insulation and comfort at low weight, enabling the use of a lighter sleeping bag for low temperatures.
I use a Medium size mat with a Cumulus 600gm (down weight) sleeping bag for UK sub-zero mountain weather. To get the best out of this mat consider it as you would a good quality down sleeping bag - Exped's web site has useful (and sometimes slightly odd!) videos, so take a look. The integrated pump is effective in use - with some practice and good technique.
The Downmat7 is also ultra-compressible. Highly recommended!
I have tried the Exped Downmat 7 Pump during a camping trip in the north of Sweden and I'm very pleased with the sleeping comfort and the function in general.
The temperature was a few degrees minus and I didn't fell any cold spots from the ground. I previously owned both classic sleeping mats and Therm-a-Restair mattresses and compared to both these the sleeping comfort is very very good and pack volume is not to large. Traditionally it has been difficult for me to sleep on the side but on the Exped Downmat 7 Pump this is not a problem. One thing that takes longer time compared to both classic sleeping mats and Therm-a-Restair mattresses is to inflate the Exped Downmat 7 Pump.
I would recommend the to anyone the spend some time sleeping in tents in various conditions.
This Downmat is really a great buy. I have had problems with my back when sleeping in tents but that is just a memory now. ItÃ‚Â´s warm, soft and very light for itÃ‚Â´s thickness. I've slept on it both in summer trips, climbing in Lofoten and monthly long trips in Sareks national park. No problems at all. My suggestion is: Buy one now!
Had a Thermarest expedition for car camping which packs bigger than a tent and is heavy. This mat is much lighter and considerably more comfortable. I would carry it trekking, Well worth the money. The pump takes a while to get used to.
This mat was extremely warm, the thickness of the mat was better than I thought. What was nice was that you could slightly deflate the mat if you are a side sleeper and you won't hitting the ground. In comparison to the larger Exped Mats, the integrated pump is not as responsive (i.e the rebound is less and hence it takes longer and is slightly harder to pump). Other than that nothing to fault it on.
I absolutely love this mattress! I bought it for camping whilst adventure motorcycle touring. I have gone through three other types of mattresses before I found this Rolls Royce of sleeping mats. Say goodbye to cold nights, a stiff back and waking up shattered from no sleep.
These mats are quite expensive but don't skimp out, buy the best kit you can afford, it's an investment - trust me. I realised, the hard way, that a good nights sleep was vital and a poor nights sleep can easily ruin a trip. These mats are extremely comfortable and very warm.
They are wide, long, deep and strong, not too mention its very small pack size. The integrated hand pump, fully inflates the mat in about 100 pumps, or 2 minutes, and is just as easily inflated with a bare foot. FYI: I've fitted the large (30x77) Thermarest fitted sheet to my Exped mat and if fits perfectly. Check it out to see why it's so good.
I purchased this mat for backcountry hiking in the far north of Scandinavia. I usually hike for 1-2 weeks, carrying everything and haven't slept especially good the last years. As weight is really important when carrying everything for 1-2 weeks I hadn't contemplated this mat before this year. Previously I used a Thermarest Prolite 3 small together with a lightweight foam pad, but they really don't work well enough when sleeping on your side unless you dig holes for the pressure points. On the Downmat, you sleep really well and it insulates you really good from the cold ground, the only problem is that if you have walked a whole day and are seriously tired, the pumping required to fill it can be slightly annoying, and it weighs more than the lightest air mats which are better suited/perfect for summer and when you have a protective sheet under the mat.
When I bought this mat I initially thought I had spent too much, how wrong could I have been? After two wet and cold nights at the foot of Scafell Pike my fears were reduced to two great nights sleep. Great instructional video on youtube to sort out any problems inflating it. All in all a Rolls Royce mat at an affordable price.
Hi Guys, bought this mat about 2 months ago just before a long adventure trek in Papua New Guinea. What's the most important for me when picking gear is the packed size and weight. Then comes comfort.
Did a lot of research before buying the Exped Downmat - I do travel a lot and into different environments - sometimes its Sahara in the winter, sometimes Alaska and the last trip was jungle on Papua New Guinea. Now, I know that this mat is designed to insulate when cold - in the case of this trip there was no need for the insulation. What attracted me though was really small pack size, weight and comfort. I've spent 3 weeks in a jungle and absolutely no problems. Comfy and reliable - good choice if you need comfort, you like travelling light and in various conditions.
And as always great service from Facewest. Good job guys.
Luckily, the Downmat is different. Because it's filled with down, it stops the air inside circulating around, insulating you from the cold, cold floor.As down packs up so well and is light, the downmat actually packs up smaller than a thermarest.
At 7cm, it's substantially thicker (and therefore more comfortable,) than a thermarest; it's warmer than a thermarest; and it packs up smaller than a thermarest.
When people see what I sleep on, most people are really impressed, but one question comes up quite a lot - Isn't it annoying, having to pump it up?Yes, compared to a self-inflating mat, there's more involved in getting it ready to sleep on, but the process is actually pretty quick and painless, and definitely worth it for a much better nights sleep.