The Exped SynMat Hyperlite, the 12oz lighter weight cousin of the SynMat 7, posesses an awesome set of features sure to please mountaineers, minimalists, and ultralight hikers. Though we still consider the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite to be the top lightweight pad amongst all the contenders, the Hyperlite holds its own, boasting similar specs and performing comparably across the board. The Hyperlite is less noisy, but has smaller dimensions, and is a little less comfortable. If you're buying pads for two, you'll definitely want to check out the Duo version of this pad that essentially merges two of these pads side by side for a two-person sleep system that weighs just 28 ounces. Continue reading to see how the Hyperlite compares with other top pads.
The Synmat Hyperlite has been spruced up a bit. See the photo above for the latest version, and keep reading below to see what's up with the newest version!