The Curated Take
The Exped Flexmat is perfect for any level of backpacker or camper. It is not the most comfortable or packable pad on the market, but it doesn't pop and will last hundreds of trips. Available in a variety of sizes to accommodate every height level. The pad is lightweight and extremely easy to use, plus there's no inflating once at camp.
- super lightweight
- has tons of different uses
- can withstand a beating
- It does not pack down very small and will probably need to be stored on the outside of the pack.
The FlexMat Sleeping Pad from Exped is designed for backpackers and campers that prioritize weight savings and durability above all else. At only 11.5 ounces, this mat keeps weight down but still provides protection and light cushioning from the ground.
Closed-Cell Foam – In addition to giving the pad its low weight, the foam construction adds durability because it is inherently puncture proof. In addition, it can be strapped on the outside of a pack to save precious internal liters since it doesn’t need to be protected.
Quick Deploy – Thanks to its easy folding design, it can be tossed out flat in an instant to minimize time spent setting up camp or serve as a quick seating option when taking a break.
1.5 R-Value – The FlexMat adds insulation from the ground and is rated to 42.8 °F.