Wide mats for stomach sleepers - unscientific comparison

Discussion in 'Sleep Mats' started by Lempo, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Edited with the latest comparison.

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    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020
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  2. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Exped Synmat HL Winter LW
    197x65x9cm
    586g
  4. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Is that a different one from the Downmat I've listed?
  5. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Probably a lower R value than the Downmat
  6. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Updated list on the first post.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020
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  7. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    Does the calculation get too confusing with different sizes?

    For instance the Sea to Summit etherlight XT is 400g in small. Would have thought with same materials it would be a straight (ish) line graph of size vs weight for each mat, but I don’t know for sure.
  8. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Not sure exactly what you mean by that, maybe you can elaborate?

    I can post the spreadsheet with another sorting if you like, just let me know.

    I only included wider than normal/regular mats, so the width starts from 58cm. There are couple of mats that have wide and wide & long versions included.
  9. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    It was just a thought... is the ratio of m2 per weight and £ per m2 the same for a small mat vs a large mat from the same manufacturer?
    Might be interesting comparison!
  10. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    There are certain things that are a constant, like the valves etc, which might be proportionally heavier in smaller mats.

    Have a look at Synmat W vs LW. The m2 / weight ratio is the same, but the bigger one is a bit cheaper per m2.
  11. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

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  12. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Paria ReCharge XL insulated sleeping pad is the perfect size (76 x 23 x 4) and weight (26 ounces) for maximum comfort on your backpacking trips. It's also incredibly warm with an R-value of 4.7 and packs down to only 8 x 5 inches.
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