Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Exped Mat Sizing: New for 2011





For 2011 we have reworked the naming scheme for our mat sizing and added a new size - S (small).

First, the overall sizing discussion. After talking with our loyal customers and specialty retailers around the world, we've now streamlined our sleeping mat sizing designations. With reference to the photo above of the DownMat lineup, here are the mat sizes top to bottom:

Length/Width Measurements:

DownMat 7 XS (extra small -120x52cm /47x20") was previously called DownMat 7 Short

DownMat 7 S (small - 163x52cm /64x20") is a new mat size (see paragraph below)

DownMat 7 M (medium - 183x52cm /72x20") was previously called simply DownMat 7

DownMat 7 LW (long wide - 197x65cm / 77.5x26") was previously called DownMat 7 DLX

DownMat 9 M (medium - 183x52cm /72x20") was previously called simply DownMat 9

DownMat 9 LW (long wide - 197x65cm / 77.5x26") was previously called DownMat 9 DLX


Thickness Measurements:

Remember that the numbers in the names of the mats (7 and 9) stand for thickness in centimeters. 7 cm = 2.8", 9 cm = 3.5".

We've used the DownMat as the example here, but the other mats in the line use the same designations.

New Size Small:

In the above photo, the second mat from the top is the new S (small). This mat size is great for folks who don't need or want the extra length of the M size mat but for whom the size XS is not long enough.

One final Note - MegaMat Sizing:

There is one other size in the mats, but only the MegaMat is a representative. This mat comes in LXW (long extra wide) and you will find a separate blog post about it here on ExpedLife.com.

Sleep well out there!