So my exped synmat UL7 exploded. Sent it to exped for repairs, but I'm doubtful. It was a big explosion.
So that means I'm probably in the market for a new pad. I move around too much to deal with the crinkly thermarests, I'm terribly disappointed in the new BA reports of being too skinny, so I'm thinking of the exped downmat for the additional warmth (if I have to spend that kind of money, might as well just up it a notch, right?)
If I'm going for extra R value, does it make sense to get a short one? So many of you like the shorter pads, but I can't imagine that a 2.5 inch drop off would be easy to deal with using my pack or whatever else I can find. The sit pad of my pack would help, but is it enough??
Anyway, what's the general consensus about short inflatables?
I'm - ahem - in my 40s (a bit creaky in the am), use a quilt, and my dog is worthless for added warmth in the tent.