The product has been overtaken by lightweight developments over recent years, with such products as the Neoair and inflatable mats, see Exped. While these offer great comfort for about £60 -80, there is the question over longevity. I have read blogs about all these type of mats getting punctures and seems opening.
I am keen to get a mat which I can trust, is still light and good value. At present the winner is the Multimat Superlite 25 self-inflating, this is full length and not compact. This comes in at 475g and can be got the price of £40. But is 25mm enough? Or is firmness more important. At home we sleep on a Memory Foam Mattress and have done so for many years. I now suffer if I sleep on a traditional sprung mattress, which is soft and bouncy.
So the self-inflating mat can be blown fuller and firmer, has better puncture resistance and can be light and packs small. Does this still have a place in this new lightweight world?