Featuring a dual layer zoned construction, the Sea To Summit Comfort Light Insulated Sleeping Mat not only looks awesome, it introduces a new benchmark for comfort and warmth in lightweight trekking and hiking mats.
Air filled cells function in a similar manner to a pocket spring mattress with single layer cells in the head and feet areas and dual layers in the torso to create a mat with an outstanding balance between comfort and weight.
Thermolite® fill and silver coated Exkin® Platinum fabric insulate and reflect heat back to your core which when combined with the comfort of body conforming air cells can often lead to impatience amongst your trekking party and abandonment of those sleeping-in every morning.
The mat is really comfy, light and compact but unlike the other reviewers I found it really loud! Every time I moved it makes loud squeaking and creaking sounds. My hiking buddies now make fun of me for the 'loudest mat in the world' because it bothered them all night. I wish I paid a bit extra to get something quieter.
There's nothing not to like. It's first perfectly back into its bag every time, deflates in seconds and takes only 2 goes at the inflatable dry sack to be full! Did I mention it's light and compact? And oh so comfy!
Light weight, packs small and very comfortable!
I have slept on it over 10 times now and is comfy as! Packs down to the size of a Nelle bottle. The talk of it making a noise is a lot of bull. Great product but not for the gram counters they like to sleep uncomfortable!!
A fabulous mat! It is lightweight and compact. Loved the fact I could sleep on my side. Only downside is that it's quite noisy when you move around.
one of the most comfortable sleeping mats I have slept on! plus it is ultra light for that comfort, so rate it as the best sleeping mat for hiking and camping yet made.
I just used this mat for the first time over a few nights in Freycinet National Park here in Tassie. I'm not sure how cold it was overnight (Freycinet is pretty mild in winter) but I was certainly warm and comfortable. I missed the width of my old Exped mat (I had a "wide") but there's always the trade-off between comfort and weight. It is a little bit noisy but could be worse. I LOVE how easy it is to get back into its little sack - I can't stand gear that's almost impossible to pack away. That factor and it's packed size alone make it a winner for me.
I really wanted to give myself the best chance of a good nights sleep while out on the trail. This mat lived up to my high expectations. It is light and small to carry, it is easy and quick to pump up with the little stuff sack pump (purchased separately). I felt really comfortable and it was warm. There is a bit of a rustling noise when you move, but with my daughter & I both sleeping on one each next to each other, any noise it made did not keep me up.
Thanks for your review Deanna. There has been much talk about the noise made by Sea To Summit mats. Those who work at Snowys who own them have, much like yourself, not found noise to be an issue, particularly at the end of a day of adventure. Thanks for the feedback. ~ Ben.
The best sleep ever on my new mat, I'm a side sleeper and used to get severe hip pain when using my old mat, I am warmer now off the ground and I don't wake up stiff from the pain and cold!!! Easy to inflate without pump!!
I've only used this once but it was great. Easy to inflate without a pump, easy to deflate, super comfy, and provides good insulation from the cold ground. Would definitely recommend.
I was wondering if this mat would be recommended for only winter months ? Due to the R rating value.
R-Value represents the resistance to the temperature which makes it valuable both in winter and summer months as it 'resists' the warmth and cold coming from the ground. As such, the Sea to Summit mats, depending on the environment being used in, are very effective in both summer and winter months.
Summer warmth typically doesn't require as much resistance as winter cold does, which makes considering the R-Value for winter months more beneficial.
Does this pack down significantly smaller than the standard insulated comfort plus (small)? I have looked online at the dimensions of all the mats but don't think it is terribly accurate. I own the STS Ultralight insulated in large (hubbys mat) and I have the Comfort Plus Insulated (small). I think my mat is just a tad on the bulky size so was looking to save a bit of space in my pack, without compromising on my comfort too much. Thoughts?
I like you're thinking, but ultimately, only you can decide if it's worthwhile to downsize from the Comfort Plus to the Comfort Light. As you say, you'll save a little bit of space and weight, while also compromising on comfort.
I've just gone and doubled check some of the measurements and they all appear to be correct. Some may be half a cm bigger than listed but this is all dependant on how people roll them up etc.
I'm not sure if you're aware, but as you select different sizes on the right-hand side below the product name, the dimensions will change to suit the size.
To keep weight and packing sizes down I was thinking of just using the pump sac but I'mm not sure if the large size will fit into the jet stream.
This is a good question Stewart, and not one that seems to have been addressed anywhere previously.
Just looking at the packed products alongside the Jetstream Pumpsack, the mats that would appear to fit comfortably are the non-insulated Comfort Light and the Ultralight range of mats in all sizes. The XS Ultralight insulated may fit at a squeeze, but any the other mats, particularly the insulated models will probably be a hassle to squeeze into this pumpsack. I hope this is useful.
will the small at 168cm be OK or should I opt for the regular size mat?
For your height, it looks like the small is going to be the better fit. You could go for the regular size if you prefer a more spacious mat - it's really up to you as to what you'd be most comfortable with, and if you don't mind carrying the extra little bit of weight and volume.
I am 161cm tall. I was thinking about the regular for extra comfort, but just want to check. Thanks
The length of the Comfort Light Insulated Small Mat is 168cm making it a perfect fit for you. In comparing the small and regular sizes, there is no difference in thickness, so there is unlikely to be any difference in comfort.
Comfort light insulated may
Most hikers try to save on as much weight and space as possible, but I would probably recommend going for the small size which is 168cm, that way your feet won’t dangle over the edge of the mat and leave you cold.
how do you chose a size for this brand? I'm 173cm tale.....
On the product page where it says 'Choose from 3 sizes', select the arrow drop down, and you'll be able to choose from small, regular or large.
As you're 173cm tall I would choose from the regular size (184cm long) and the large (201cm long) depending on what length you would prefer.
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