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New sleeping pad

Postby oldranger » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:09 pm

Well I finally ordered my "new pad of the year," an Exped 7 UL LW. I loose a pound off my old exped and gain a "snozzle" to inflate it with. At my age the 25/8" of down and air is a must for anything that resembles restful sleep.

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Re: New sleeping pad

Postby maverick » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:27 pm

Hey Mike,

What happened to the Warmlite you got last year? You must be rolling to spend $200+
again on a pad again. :unibrow:
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Re: New sleeping pad

Postby oldranger » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:57 pm

The warmlite was too unstable (I toss and turn all night) and too thick (not enough headroom in my tent) for me so it is for sale. It is comfy though, just not right for me. Used one trip, no punctures, stored properly--$100. It is a size 64. Check out their website for full info.

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Re: New sleeping pad

Postby paula53 » Tue May 01, 2012 10:56 pm

I have heard very good things about the exped line. I am looking at the synmat 7 ul. Keep us opsted as to how it is holding up, ok?
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Re: New sleeping pad

Postby DriveFly44 » Wed May 02, 2012 6:23 am

I love the exped products. Just purchased the synmat 7 (not ul) and had one of the most comfortable nights in the sierras in a long time. Good stuff.


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Re: New sleeping pad

Postby oldranger » Wed May 02, 2012 1:52 pm

The Exped Pads are the most comfortable I have used the new one is about a pound lighter than my old one so there goes one pound for $220! My wife, kathy, who has bigger hips than I (whoops I probably shouldn't have said that, but women do have curves!) uses the Exped 9 (otherwise she uses two pads). We both use the wide and long versions though we don't need the length.

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Re: New sleeping pad

Postby Flux » Thu May 17, 2012 9:28 am

Campsaver has a 20% sale on the thermarest stuff right now. Just ordered a the new Neoair Xlite.

16oz, mummy shape, 25 x 77, 3.2 Rvalue. I lose 8 oz of weight and gain .4 R and length and width vs my old prolite plus, but folks say these are comfy. And I definitely agree that comfortable sleeping in the backcountry is very important. Also an effort to lighten my pack (and my wallet!). I will just hope this is a good choice.

EDIT: Came in the mail last night and this is quite the piece. Translucent and you can see the aluminized baffles inside. Definitely took some breaths to get it inflated but it was comfy. I have heard a lot of complaints about the crinkly noise that it makes but its not that bad at all really. I packed it back up and it's tiny and very light. Seems you should be careful with it concerning punctures, but with a tent or good groundcloth I see little issue. Guess we will see next trip.
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Re: New sleeping pad

Postby tomcat_rc » Thu May 24, 2012 2:57 pm

Just used the new pad Exp7 this last weekend up at Hilton Lakes. It was a comfort to sleep and packs down smaller than any pad I have previously used. I feel like I stepped up to a Cadillac.
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Re: New sleeping pad

Postby oldranger » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:06 am

My new Exped worked great for 10 nights except when I dropped my knife on it just before going to bed. Had an uncomfortable night but a duct tape fix the next day worked just fine.

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Re: New sleeping pad

Postby 87TT » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:01 pm

Didn't your mom warn you about chewing gum and whittling in bed? [-X
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Re: New sleeping pad

Postby oldranger » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:19 pm

No and if she did I wouldn't have listened!

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Re: New sleeping pad

Postby rlown » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:22 pm

The funny part OR, is that you are usually losing your knives. Guess that the new pad is a great way to find a knife.. thump.. PSSSSSS..
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