Popular Sleeping Mat Comparison

Popular Sleeping Mat Comparison

** Updated for 2021 **

Trying to find the perfect camping mattress is hard work and comparing different mats is a bit of a minefield. Here is a list of some of the popular mats on the market in 2019 and some stats to help you compare the different mats. If you want a mat adding to the list add a comment at the bottom of the page and I will add it to the the list!

See the information below the table for explanations of what the stats mean.

ModelWeightRVal£WPWWPCMin
Temp
Alpkit Numo3501.3£423.73.18
Big Agnes Third Degree (Foam Eggshell)3623.8£4010.59.5-10
Decathlon Forclaz Trek 7005101.6£353.14.66
Geediar Inflatable Mat6401.5£232.36.57
Exped Synmat 711004.9£1004.54.9-17
Exped Synmat HL3503.3£1209.42.8-6
Klymit Static V5131.3£582.52.28
Klymit Static V24621.3£492.82.78
Klymit Insulated Static V6804.4£1046.55.6-14
Klymit Insulated Static V Ultralight4204.4£14410.53.5-14
OEX Traverse IMX Sleeping Mat4101.3£403.23.38
OEX Fulcrum EV Inflatable Sleeping Mat5503£455.56.7-4
Sea to Summit Ultralight Insulated5663.3£1285.83.2-6
Sea to Summit Comfort Light Insulated6384.2£1597.12.6-13
Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Mat - Extra Small (3/4 Length)3493.11358.92.3-5
Sea to Summit Ether Light XT Mat - Regular 186cm4253.11377.32.3-5
Sea to Summit Ether Light XT Insulated Mat - Small 168cm4003.11377.752.3-5
Thermarest Neoair Xlite3533.2£1369.12.4-5
Thermarest Prolite5342.4£754.53.20
Thermarest NeoAir XTherm WingLock5157.2£20513.93.5-30
Thermarest Z-Lite SOL Regular (Foam Eggshell)4102.6£406.36.5-1
Thermarest NeoAir UberLite2502.0£17881.13
Trekology ALUFT UL504501.3£282.84.68

Table Headings

R Val – What do R-Values mean?
The measure of how well the mat insulated the user against the floor. This is the US data for R Values. The chart below will give you an estimated minimum comfortable temperature for an average adult male.

R value to Celsius / Fahrenheit Conversion Chart
R value to Celsius / Fahrenheit Conversion Chart

WPW – Warmth per Weight(Higher the better)

How much insulation you are getting versus the amount of weight you have to carry.

WPC – Warmth per Cost (Higher is better)

How much warmth you are getting versus the cost of the mat at the time of cost.

LPC – Lightness per Cost (Higher is better)

How light the mat is versus the cost of the mat at time of publishing. Useful is you are trying to go ultralight on a budget.

Calculations Info

Here’s how I calculated the ratings. I just made these metrics up , using the multipliers to give sensible values to compare.

WPW = (R Value / Grams) x 1000

WPC = (R Value / Price ) x 100

LPC = 1 / (Grams * Cost) * 100000