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EXPEDDIN (or how are the EXPED CCF mats faring)?

PostPosted: Wed 03 Mar, 2021 1:08 pm
by Lamont
I was recommended an EXPED over others of the same ilk, by someone so wondered.....
anyone using the Exped PLUS or....the standard EXPED FLEXMAT models?

Is the EXPED PLUS model really PLUS comfort for the extra bulk? That thing is so chumpy I could carve it!

Also, how is the EXPED standard FLEXMAT treating users?

There's surprisingly little feedback on these models. Any feedback on either EXPED model?

Not after feedback on the other brands just the EXPED if you have any. They look all right.

Thanks.

Re: EXPEDDIN (or how are the EXPED CCF mats faring)?

PostPosted: Thu 04 Mar, 2021 7:22 am
by Zapruda
I have used the Flex Mat Plus quite a bit since October last year.

I don't think it offers anything that the Switchback or Zlite don't. The large dimples compress quite quickly which was disappointing. I didn't find it warmer or colder than other options and comfort was about the same. The bulk was about the same as my Zlite.

I think all these mats are so similar it really just comes down to whatever is on sale or what colour you like.

A boring response, I know :)

Re: EXPEDDIN (or how are the EXPED CCF mats faring)?

PostPosted: Thu 04 Mar, 2021 8:35 am
by Lamont
Excellent ta.
Zapruda wrote: I have used the Flex Mat Plus quite a bit since October last year.

I don't think it offers anything that the Switchback or Zlite don't. The large dimples compress quite quickly which was disappointing.

That was what I understood from a couple of people. Some said it was lasting-but I was dubious given others reports I'd heard.

Zapruda wrote:I think all these mats are so similar it really just comes down to whatever is on sale or what colour you like.

Yep, the Exped flex mat standard is the one I'm most interested in- small, thin and light-but might work........and cheapish-hence my 'tighter than a Murray Cod's Khyber Pass' :D interest.

Do you know anyone used the standard Flexmat by any chance?

Zapruda wrote:A boring response, I know :)

Not at all, just what I was after. :D
Onya boyo.

Re: EXPEDDIN (or how are the EXPED CCF mats faring)?

PostPosted: Thu 04 Mar, 2021 2:58 pm
by Ms_Mudd
You could always try said mat and then on sell to me if you don't like it? It could be my permanent in-laws sleeping set up, I am taking one of the switchbacks with me everywhere at the moment, have now spent in excess of 30 nights on CCF :roll: :lol: Does that help the ol khyber pass tightness?

Re: EXPEDDIN (or how are the EXPED CCF mats faring)?

PostPosted: Thu 04 Mar, 2021 3:32 pm
by Lamont
Ms_Mudd wrote:It could be my permanent in-laws sleeping set up,
That'll ensure the in-laws visit often.

Ms_Mudd wrote:I am taking one of the switchbacks with me everywhere at the moment

I like the idea of the Switchy but it's heavier and bulkier and was a bit more exy, I never sleep well anyway. So I'm thinking -what the hell.

Re: EXPEDDIN (or how are the EXPED CCF mats faring)?

PostPosted: Thu 04 Mar, 2021 3:33 pm
by Ms_Mudd
I like my inlaws. That's why a Flexmat Plus is the least I can do to show my love ;-)
Kidding, I meant for when I sleep at their house, they live close to my work.

Re: EXPEDDIN (or how are the EXPED CCF mats faring)?

PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar, 2021 12:45 pm
by Ms_Mudd
Flexmat Orange Colour= super lightweight, however for me, is concrete-like to sleep on. Will use in Winter mat stacking adventures though.

Re: EXPEDDIN (or how are the EXPED CCF mats faring)?

PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar, 2021 1:26 pm
by Lamont
Damn. Thanks for the feedback.


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Maybe you're just not sleeping right.

Re: EXPEDDIN (or how are the EXPED CCF mats faring)?

PostPosted: Wed 17 Mar, 2021 10:50 am
by Ms_Mudd
Maybe I wasn't sleeping right?
With the GG Thinlight over the top, I slept comfortably the night before last. Adding the thinlight adds about 74g, for a total of 243g on my scales. I could of course make the thinlight shorter to match the shoulder to knees length of the Exped Flexmat, but I would prefer not to as the Thinlight is more use to me longer.
Goin to try it in the wild tonight. It has gone a bit chilly here, so will be keen to see how warm it is. I am taking my lightest bag, rated to 12C.

Edited to add: Oooo and the Thinlight AND Flexmat fit inside my 40lt pack, with some room to spare, to be fair, it is a summer/early autumn set up, but still....