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wiiawiwb wiiawiwb
(wiiawiwb) - F
When is warm...too warm? on 01/28/2014 21:26:45 MST Print View

This year I bought an Exped Downmat XP 9 and am trying to determine when it gets shelved until next fall/winter.

What night-time temperature would be the highest I could still use the Downmat 9 with without being too uncomfortably warm?

My preference is to sleep on the warm side.

Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: When is warm...too warm? on 01/28/2014 22:00:21 MST Print View


Do you change the mattress on your bed between winter and summer? Of course not; aside from the weight penalty, you don't need to do it with a sleeping pad either.

With a DM9 you would lose less heat to the ground than an air mattress but, you can easily compensate for that by additional venting of your sleeping bag or quilt.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: When is warm...too warm? on 01/29/2014 00:38:37 MST Print View

Seem to remember one time when we had to sleep on our mats as the ground (sand) was too hot...
Australian summer.


wiiawiwb wiiawiwb
(wiiawiwb) - F
Thanks on 01/29/2014 05:04:38 MST Print View

That's good news.

I do have several other pads/mattresses. One being an EMS ultralight air mattress, a RR Solar, and a CCF pad. So as the temperatures warm I can mix and match pads to optimize warmth and sleeping conditions.