Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: Experience with Neo Air Mattresses
- On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 8:42 AM, rnagarajan <ravi@...> wrote:
... Exped Downmat UL7 ... seems to soften (not totally deflate) overnight even in constant temperature environment (my bedroom).If it deflates enough that you are tempted to re-pump it, I suspect you got one with a pinhole leak. If you can return it for a replacement you could have a better experience. My Downmat stays at close to full inflation overnight even in the cold. That said, I'm also a fan of the NeoAir. The apparent fragility worried me the first season, but I've come to trust it, though a few other people have reported problems.
- Get the women's Prolite, it's warmer than the men's.
On Dec 2, 2012, at 7:39 PM, "rnagarajan" <ravi@...> wrote:
I spent some time at REI today and looked at the pads. Prolite may be the one for me. The material reminds me of my old thermarest which was heavy but seemed indestructible. Even if Prolite develops an unfixable leak it seems like there would still be some insulation. And the regular size is only 16 ounces. I think I can get by without the long version. But I'm sure Neoair or Synmat is more comfortable.
--- In email@example.com, John <jmaddog1082@...> wrote:
> I've used a Prolite extensively, but I've now had a few nights on my newer Exped Synmat 7 and really like it. I now consider my Exped my primary, 3-season pad and I don't use any type of Exped inflating apparatus . I believe it's only about 4 ounces heavier than a Neo and still very compact. In fact on my 2012 JMT trip, I lost count of how many hikers asked, "What's that little yellow thing strapped to the back of your pack?"