Ether XT insulated XT versus Xtherm

Discussion in 'Sleep Mats' started by Munro277, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    I use the Xtherm for camping in winter,but recently , took it too Sweden,not been sleeping as well on it ..anyone used the Sea to summit Ether XT has a much lower R rating ..Xtherm 5. Something the s2s 3.8.

  2. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

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  3. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Mine had valve failure. S2s replaced it and said such faults very unusual. @Teepee said he had heard of a few problems but he has bought one.
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  4. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    I took it (Etherlite) on the last trip. Only managed 5 nights on it, but it was fine. The shape is nice and the pump sack works well. No deflation overnight.

    It's has a clammy, sticky feeling to it though with bare skin (washed clothes and left to dry overnight)..shan't be doing that again.

    I don't know if it's warm as I used it in the hammock for 3 nights to test it with an UQ underneath, the others were on wooden board.
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  5. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

    I've used mine on the HRP because my Exped failed on the first night.

    I found it very comfortable, warmer then my Exped (R3.2). A bit bulkier though; heavier fabrics are used.

    Not as wide as the Exped (which was a wide), but wider then my old Xlite. A good middle ground.

    I inflate it with the Exped pumpsack which works very well.

    Nowhere as warm as the Xterm offcourse, but you could easily supplement it with some CCF to make it a lot warmer. As you will know.
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  6. Mark James

    Mark James Backpacker

    Similar to @Clare I have an Ether Light XT insulated mat but only had it a few months, so not used in Winter yet. Very thick & comfortable mat, a little bulky, but that's OK for me. The pump sack works great. The material seems quite thick compared to a Neoair, so hopefully it will last. I'm 6 feet tall but I find the small size perfect for me, sleeping on my side.
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  7. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    the small ? I thought the regular was for 6 ft
  8. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Also worth noting that the published weights are out.

    So, women’s xt insulated. Advertised weight 420g. Actual, 456.

    Actual including stuffsack pumpbag 517

    My defective one was 500. This replacement one is 17g more.

    So, potentially important if you’re comparing with exped winterlite for example.
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  9. Mark James

    Mark James Backpacker

    Well, the small is fine for me! If I lie on my back, my ankles are in line with the end of the mat, and my feet hang over the end, but no big deal. As a side sleeper though, the small is a good size, and just a bit lighter too. Overall, each size is bigger than an equivalent Therm a Rest.
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