The Lite series mats are the result of EXPED’s quest to build a price-sensitive sleeping mat without compromising on quality materials, workmanship, design and the resultant comfort that is the brand’s hallmark. As the name suggests, SynMat Lite 5 is part of the SynMat family of mats and uses synthetic microfiber insulation in the chambers and durable, 75-denier, TPU laminated fabric. The cost savings come from the welded-through baffles that separate the chambers and the single (rather than double) FlatValve for inflation and deflation. In other words, the materials and construction methods are not compromised in any way; it’s simply a manufacturing technique that changes.
SynMat Lite 5 achieves an R-value of 3.4, making it warm enough for 3-season usage such as backpacking, canoe and kayak trips, car camping and summer mountaineering objectives.
- Microfiber insulation laminated to top and bottom for warmth, comfort
- Welded-through baffles
- Lightweight, compact and affordable
- Simple-to-use combo FlatValve for inflation and deflation