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How much of a pain is this to deflate? I have a thermorest with a straight piped design (not v-shaped) and getting all the air out so it can be rolled up is such a pain that i envy my friends who sleep on foam mats that roll away in 5 seconds.
While it's not as fast as the foam, I've never found it to be pain. It rolls up quickly and is fairly quick and easy and goes right back in the stuff sack. This Klymit video mirrors my experience.
If you want one with a really fast deflation, then you may want to look at something like the Exped Synmat (also being Dropped). It has two valves. One is a one way valve for inflation and the other is just deflation. The deflation valve is simply a hole with a plug and the air moves very freely through it.
BTW, I have and use all three of the types mentioned (foam, Static V2, Exped SynMat).
I've had one of these for two years, and the deflating isn't too bad. It's a little tough to get the very last bit of air out, but overall it's easy. Incredibly comfortable too as far as lightweight air pads, probably the best I've used.
How did you get the last of the air out. I can't seem to get it deflated.