Review: SynMat UL 9, by William Hanson, Rokslide Moderator

robby denning

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Hey Roksliders,

If you've ever missed a good night's sleep due to a horrible sleeping pad, you know the misery (oh the misery!) It's happened to me all too often and is why I switched to cots years ago.

Problem is, cots aren't practical for backpacking, so I was pretty happy when Rokslide Moderator William Hanson (live2hunt) submitted a review on a lightweight inflatable sleeping pad. The SynMat UL 9. Seems he's pretty happy with it so far.

This is William's maiden review, so give it a read and post up any feedback (especially if you've used the pad yourself).

Review: Exped SYNMAT UL 9

 
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William Hanson (live2hunt)

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Not juxtaposed sorry the medium weighs 21.9 oz and the lw 28.6 oz, according to campsaver.com.

By my scale with the provided stuff sack and repair kit it weighs 29.7 oz, which is better than exped printed claim on the package of 30.2.

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William, do you happen to know the r value. That's impressive being comfortable in those conditions. Was it on top of snow?
 

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Let us know what you think after some use


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Will do. I also ordered the shnozzel pump which after using one time I will never blow up another air pad without it. Awesome product. I purchased a 0* quilt from Tristan at viam outdoors as well excited to put the pad and quilt to the test. Tristan was great to work with. A+ customer service


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Will do. I also ordered the shnozzel pump which after using one time I will never blow up another air pad without it. Awesome product. I purchased a 0* quilt from Tristan at viam outdoors as well excited to put the pad and quilt to the test. Tristan was great to work with. A+ customer service


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Hey thanks. That's what Rokslides all about right there


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William Hanson (live2hunt)

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Will do. I also ordered the shnozzel pump which after using one time I will never blow up another air pad without it. Awesome product. I purchased a 0* quilt from Tristan at viam outdoors as well excited to put the pad and quilt to the test. Tristan was great to work with. A+ customer service


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I've got a video that I'll post soon on roklides YouTube channel that goes over the schnozzle bag and i agree it's worth it's weight in gold. Shrek turned me onto it and it has a bunch of uses including a backcountry shower if you get the sub 2 oz attachment.

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i like my 7 so there is no reason I won't like this, I got a neo but returned it.
I really like the shnozzle shower attachment and will get one of those, Nothing like multipurpose.!
I wonder if you dyed the bag black if it would heat up?
 

William Hanson (live2hunt)

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i like my 7 so there is no reason I won't like this, I got a neo but returned it.
I really like the shnozzle shower attachment and will get one of those, Nothing like multipurpose.!
I wonder if you dyed the bag black if it would heat up?
I don't think it would take dye as it's either silnylon or pu coated nylon.

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mlob1one

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This is my go to pad. When it's warm I use my UL 7, but that's just in the heat if summer. Both of my pads are in LW and as a side sleeper I couldn't be happier.
Fyi, the shnozzle pump bag is a MUST in my book.

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