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Original text Outdoor magazine 3/16 on the DownMat 9 TT: "Exped revolutionized the sleeping mat market with the introduction of the Downmat, a down-filled lightweight airmat. The next stroke of genius follows with the introduction of the Downmat TT«, says winter touring fan Uli Benker. Instead of the usual single air chamber, this one features 6 individual ones in a shell of lightweight polyester. This has several advantages: »Should one of the chambers puncture, it can easily be located and repaired«, according to Benker. And the mat can still be used as the other 5 chambers are still intact - a safety feature especially in freezing environments. »In an emergency situation you could also just stuff the chamber with spare clothes, says Benker. The sleeping comfort and insulation of the 10 centimeter mat (182 x 49 cm, 1030g) are excellent: The Outdoor lab test determined a temperature rating of -22/-30 °C. Only deflation and inflation take a bit longer than with the standard DownMat. 290 Euro"
+ can be used even when puctured
+ excellent insulating properties
+ comparatively light and compact
+ fantastically comfortable
The following video produced by our US Team introduces the DownMat TT: