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  • Lofted microfiber insulation is laminated to the top and bottom, providing efficient 4-season warmth
  • Baffled chambers evenly distribute insulation, eliminating cold spots
  • Ingenious, integrated pump inflates mat quickly and easily
  • Polyester fabric is UV- and abrasion-resistant; nonslip finish helps keep you on the pad
  • Welded seams create airtight construction
  • Dual valves provide maximum airflow for rapid deflation
  • Includes stuff sack for protection during transportation; includes repair kit with adhesive and fabric patches

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Sleeping Pad Type Air Pad
Sleeping Pad Shape Rectangular
Sleeping Capacity 1-person
Insulated Yes
Insulation Type Synthetic
R-Value 6
Repair Kit Included Yes
Stuff Sack Included Yes
Packed Size 7 x 11 inches
Pad Thickness (in.) 3.5 inches
Dimensions 77.5 x 26 x 3.5 inches
Weight 42 ounces
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best pad I've ever slept on - but heavy I just got back from a 2 week motorcycle road trip using the Synmat 9. I'm 50, overweight, bad back, bad knees, the whole 9 yards. I slept almost as well on this pad as I do my SleepNumber bed at home. I did over-inflate it the first night, and it stayed stiff as a board all night. I did leave the plug out of the pump inlet one night and over the course of the night the air leaked out past the one-way valve in the pump, but that was my fault. On the motorcycle, weight wasn't as big an issue as it will be when I start backpacking again, but since I sleep on my side and move around a lot, I'll leave some other stuff at home to be able to take my Synmat with me.
Date published: 2010-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, a pad that works! I really like this pad. My self-inflating pads never had enough cushion for me to sleep on my side. My traditional air mattresses were heavy, bulky, hard to inflate, and cold. This pad solves all those issues: it packs up small (I kayak, so this is more important than weight), the insulation works on cold nights, and the inflation system works quickly, without introducing moisture from breath. While the price is steep, it comes with a 5-year mfr's warranty, as well as the usual REI return policy. I always feel like I have to show this off when camping with friends. (I should get a commission!) ;)
Date published: 2010-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great night's sleep, every time! After doing a ton of research, my partner and I decided to shell out the money for these pads. We could not be happier. While they may be a bit heavier and take a bit longer to inflate (I counted 350 pumps to inflate one mat, which takes just a few minutes - one pump is like a chest compression), they more than make up for it in comfort and warmth. They are supportive without being hard, comfortable without being squishy, and definitely insulate from the cold ground. I also love that I can sleep right on top of the mat comfortably on warm nights. I would not camp anywhere without these mats!
Date published: 2010-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable for weeks of being laid up I bought this for motorcycle touring. It's compact, easy to inflate and deflate and is comfortable. It works great. Some nights the ol body was tired and the mattress helped me get a good nights sleep. Recently I had a full knee replacement. Among other things I need to elevate and ice my knee for 6-8 hours a day. This went on for about 3 weeks. After a few days on the couch I needed another solution. My Exped to the rescue. Comfortable for hours a day. Once I got the firmness dialed in, never touched it again to add air. Great for camping and recuperating!
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a GREAT sleep pad! I bought this sleep pad because I like to take multi-day trips in my kayak. This pad weighs about the same as my 1.5 inch thick Thermarest pad, but is twice as thick and packs down A LOT smaller, making it easier to fit all my gear inside the rear hatch of my Dagger Crossover 12.5. Inflation was easy, even after an 11 hour day in my boat. Last weekend was my first trip with this pad and I slept on a bed of rock. The Exped Synmat 9 provided me with a great 10 hours of sleep, held its air and was a breeze to deflate/pack. I'm glad I bought it but would recommend the down version to those camping in colder climates. Worth every penny!!
Date published: 2009-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet sleep...... As a Boy Scout leader I've tried several types of pads and air mattresses and this is by far the most convenient, light weight and comfortable air mat I've had the pleasure to rest my tired bones upon. The fact that this is easy to take backpacking (it packs down to half my sleeping bag's size) and can take my weight(260 lbs) rates this right up to the top. This is a bit pricy, but if your comfort is a priority your money is well spent. I have had mine for 1-1/2 years with no complaint. I have found that not completely filling makes for a softer bed and a really comfortable night. We camp every month, even in 15-20 degree weather and I cannot complain. All of the other leaders and scouts drool over this when they find out that you don't need a seperate pump or to blow this up manually and by how light it is.
Date published: 2011-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pad! This is a fantastic pad! I am now eschewing my car camping mattress for this and my house guests prefer this to my futon! The pad is marginally heavier than others, but the comfort gained is incredible. I have only used it for a short time so I cannot attest to it's durability but I am impressed with the feel and construction. It takes less time to inflate than many mattresses- same with the Basic. My wife has the basic and is very happy with hers, too. And a bit has to be said about the finish. I slept on the bare mat and didn't get the clammy plastic feeling as with most, and the insulation kept me very warm. You'll wake up feeling as if you cheated and you're not camping!
Date published: 2011-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Money after being tired of coming home sore and stiff from camp outs. I have tried cots, various sleeping pads, inflatable mattresses but nothing compares to this. I have used this pad now on a cold camp out and I woke up feeling great, not stiff and sore as usual. I am a side sleeper with a select comfort bed at home and I was just as comfortable on this pad if not more. I now look forward to outings and camp outs using this pad. I am 40+ with arthitis in my spine and over weight.
Date published: 2010-11-01
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Even though this pad featured an integrated hand pump, can I use the Exped schnozzle pump instead since I have problems with my wrist which likely prevent me from using the integrated pump?

Asked by: KN
The SynMat 9 LW Air Pad is not compatible with the Exped Schnozzel Pumpbag since it already has an integrated hand pump.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-31
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best pad I've ever slept on - but heavy I just got back from a 2 week motorcycle road trip using the Synmat 9. I'm 50, overweight, bad back, bad knees, the whole 9 yards. I slept almost as well on this pad as I do my SleepNumber bed at home. I did over-inflate it the first night, and it stayed stiff as a board all night. I did leave the plug out of the pump inlet one night and over the course of the night the air leaked out past the one-way valve in the pump, but that was my fault. On the motorcycle, weight wasn't as big an issue as it will be when I start backpacking again, but since I sleep on my side and move around a lot, I'll leave some other stuff at home to be able to take my Synmat with me.
Date published: 2010-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, a pad that works! I really like this pad. My self-inflating pads never had enough cushion for me to sleep on my side. My traditional air mattresses were heavy, bulky, hard to inflate, and cold. This pad solves all those issues: it packs up small (I kayak, so this is more important than weight), the insulation works on cold nights, and the inflation system works quickly, without introducing moisture from breath. While the price is steep, it comes with a 5-year mfr's warranty, as well as the usual REI return policy. I always feel like I have to show this off when camping with friends. (I should get a commission!) ;)
Date published: 2010-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great night's sleep, every time! After doing a ton of research, my partner and I decided to shell out the money for these pads. We could not be happier. While they may be a bit heavier and take a bit longer to inflate (I counted 350 pumps to inflate one mat, which takes just a few minutes - one pump is like a chest compression), they more than make up for it in comfort and warmth. They are supportive without being hard, comfortable without being squishy, and definitely insulate from the cold ground. I also love that I can sleep right on top of the mat comfortably on warm nights. I would not camp anywhere without these mats!
Date published: 2010-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable for weeks of being laid up I bought this for motorcycle touring. It's compact, easy to inflate and deflate and is comfortable. It works great. Some nights the ol body was tired and the mattress helped me get a good nights sleep. Recently I had a full knee replacement. Among other things I need to elevate and ice my knee for 6-8 hours a day. This went on for about 3 weeks. After a few days on the couch I needed another solution. My Exped to the rescue. Comfortable for hours a day. Once I got the firmness dialed in, never touched it again to add air. Great for camping and recuperating!
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a GREAT sleep pad! I bought this sleep pad because I like to take multi-day trips in my kayak. This pad weighs about the same as my 1.5 inch thick Thermarest pad, but is twice as thick and packs down A LOT smaller, making it easier to fit all my gear inside the rear hatch of my Dagger Crossover 12.5. Inflation was easy, even after an 11 hour day in my boat. Last weekend was my first trip with this pad and I slept on a bed of rock. The Exped Synmat 9 provided me with a great 10 hours of sleep, held its air and was a breeze to deflate/pack. I'm glad I bought it but would recommend the down version to those camping in colder climates. Worth every penny!!
Date published: 2009-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet sleep...... As a Boy Scout leader I've tried several types of pads and air mattresses and this is by far the most convenient, light weight and comfortable air mat I've had the pleasure to rest my tired bones upon. The fact that this is easy to take backpacking (it packs down to half my sleeping bag's size) and can take my weight(260 lbs) rates this right up to the top. This is a bit pricy, but if your comfort is a priority your money is well spent. I have had mine for 1-1/2 years with no complaint. I have found that not completely filling makes for a softer bed and a really comfortable night. We camp every month, even in 15-20 degree weather and I cannot complain. All of the other leaders and scouts drool over this when they find out that you don't need a seperate pump or to blow this up manually and by how light it is.
Date published: 2011-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pad! This is a fantastic pad! I am now eschewing my car camping mattress for this and my house guests prefer this to my futon! The pad is marginally heavier than others, but the comfort gained is incredible. I have only used it for a short time so I cannot attest to it's durability but I am impressed with the feel and construction. It takes less time to inflate than many mattresses- same with the Basic. My wife has the basic and is very happy with hers, too. And a bit has to be said about the finish. I slept on the bare mat and didn't get the clammy plastic feeling as with most, and the insulation kept me very warm. You'll wake up feeling as if you cheated and you're not camping!
Date published: 2011-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Money after being tired of coming home sore and stiff from camp outs. I have tried cots, various sleeping pads, inflatable mattresses but nothing compares to this. I have used this pad now on a cold camp out and I woke up feeling great, not stiff and sore as usual. I am a side sleeper with a select comfort bed at home and I was just as comfortable on this pad if not more. I now look forward to outings and camp outs using this pad. I am 40+ with arthitis in my spine and over weight.
Date published: 2010-11-01
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Questions & Answers

Even though this pad featured an integrated hand pump, can I use the Exped schnozzle pump instead since I have problems with my wrist which likely prevent me from using the integrated pump?

Asked by: KN
The SynMat 9 LW Air Pad is not compatible with the Exped Schnozzel Pumpbag since it already has an integrated hand pump.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-31
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