The versatility of the MultiMat means it goes with us on more trips than any other single piece of gear.

MultiMat combines 3mm of closed cell EVA foam and a lightweight ripstop nylon cover. It has snaps along the edges so multiple mats can be connected and webbing loops in the corners for guying or staking. By folding once, twice or three times its insulating power and cushioning can be increased by quite a bit. MultiMat works as a moisture barrier on wet ground, dries quickly, cleans up easily and is surprisingly light. We take it on multi-day kayak trips, day hikes, car camping weekends, mountaineering adventures, bike tours, ski tours, picnics, beach outings, rafting, canoeing and more. Here's a list of some of our favorite uses for this favorite item of gear: 

  • Footprint for tent
  • Tent carpet (inside)
  • Sit pad
  • Super lightweight sleeping mat
  • Napping mat
  • Canoe liner
  • Picnic mat
  • Windbreak
  • Privacy wall for changing clothes
  • Tent vestibule liner
  • Card table
  • Blanket
  • Carside mat for changing in/out of paddling clothing
  • Diaper changing station (we've tested this one extensively!)
  • Can cooler (roll it up around multiple cans, one atop the other)
  • Backpack insert for padding 
  • Dog mat (OK, a cat mat, too)
  • Tarp
  • ...and certainly many uses we haven't discovered yet