Exped DeepSleep Mat 7.5 ($190)

Double-wide and extremely comfortable, Exped’s premium self-inflating sleeping pad provides an excellent night's sleep for two

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Self-inflating mat

72 x 25.6 x 3 in. (MW)

4 lbs. 8.3 oz.


Fantastic comfort and warmth in a relatively small package.

Shorter, narrower, and thinner than the REI Camp Dreamer XL below.

Exped is a top player in the market of camping mats and their DeepSleep range strikes a good combination of warmth, packability and cost. Similar to many of our favorites that self-inflate, like Exped’s MegaMat as well as Nemo’s Roamer and Therma-Rest’s MondoKing above it’s the DeepSleep is comfortable, with an extremely thick foam structure with vertical sides, and comes with self-inflating features and easy to access valves for deflating and inflating as well as the top fabric, which is very soft but also quite robust. In terms of price it’s a bargain. DeepSleep is priced at around $190, which is lower than the other options by an impressive $40-$60.

But the DeepSleep is truly unique due to its warmth and packing. It is stacked against the comparable REI Camp Dreamer XL below it, the Exped is much smaller in size (26.5 8 inches). for the DeepSleep in comparison to. 30×11 inches. to the REI) while also keeping the user warmer (it comes with an 8.5 R-value as opposed to. 6.6 in Camp Dreamer). Camp Dreamer). The REI costs about $10 less and has larger dimensions — it’s bigger and wider–but the Exped is more durable. performance in terms of durability. If you’re a couple or prefer a double-wide model the DeepSleep is also available as the form of a duo model, which costs $280. If you’re in need of more warmth (or an even taller model) to get the best in camping comfort, take a look at Exped’s MegaMat Max 15, which measures 6 inches thick (R-value: 10.6).