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Tim Moss

Tim Moss has supported over 100 expeditions across all seven continents. He has climbed new mountains, crossed a desert on foot and recently cycled 13,000 miles around the world. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society London and a Guinness World Record Holder. He aims to encourage more people to live adventurously. Read more...

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    Rob Thomson

    Are they quiet? My MSR inflatable is so noisy…the Neo Air…I can’t use it becuase it crackles like a potato chip packet!

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      Tim Moss

      These are quiet Rob. No rustling problem which you hear so much about with the Neo Air.

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    Rich

    Hi Tim,
    Based on your review and your comparison tables I’ve just ordered one of these mats, hopefully will get it in time for this weekends bivvy! You mention a super thin foam mat underneath – what do you use for this & where did you get it? Apologies if you have answered this elsewhere already. Thanks

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      Tim Moss

      Hi Rich, I hope the mat arrives and fits the purpose. The thin mat’s mostly used for protection but, in carrying it, you also get a tough mat that you can sit on outside.

      Details here: http://thenextchallenge.org/camping-mats/#foam

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    Thomas

    Hello Tim,
    My Synmat UL 7 LW delaminated after only 12 nights. It was almost 3 years old, and the warranty on Exped UL Products is only 2 years. If you buy one of these, make sure you start using it straight away. Exped non-UL products have a 5 year warranty, which is well worth the extra weight in my opinion, but they also seem to fail sometimes. I have changed to another brand now, and I’m not going back to Exped after this expensive disappointment.
    http://iris.backcountry.com/image/view/c364104/900/900

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      Tim Moss

      Oh dear, sorry to hear about your mat Thomas. You’re probably right that it’s worth considering the slight extra weight/cost for the non UltraLight models.

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