Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol Sleeping Padis rated4.1053out of5by38.
Rated4out of5byJackdaddy63fromGreat sleeping padThis pad has two benefits over previous ones I've used. First, the silver side reflects warmth and keeps my backside from getting cold. Second, the design does a much better job of preventing hard spots under my hip and shoulder when I sleep than other pads I've used. The only reason it didn't get five stars is that I wish it came with a bag for transport.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated5out of5byBoubonManfromSimple and lightNo surprises. The Z Lite is exactly what you THINK it is: "Adequate" in warmth and comfort. "Excellent" in weight, reliability, and easy set-up. Since it doubles as a sit pad, it's also versatile. Works fine in a hammock, too.
For situations when I need more warmth, I will opt for an insulated, inflatable pad. In extreme cases, I would bring both.
For what it's worth, I have seen more people use THIS pad than any other. It's easy to see why. It's a well-designed product.
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated5out of5byBigJakefromWhy go with anything else?!?!?Product is priced right, weighs next to nothing and is comfortable, need anyone say any more? I've been using an inflatable pad out of weight concerns but the last thing I found myself wanting to do after hiking all day is inflate a pad. I picked this up because it was so affordable and I'm glad I did.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated5out of5byzimm8841fromGreat PadFirst anyone who says this item is heavy or hard to pack is dead wrong. It weighs nothing and folds up the same way every time so you know exactly how to pack it each time.
It is warm and works, used this back to back trips of 17 and 30 days sleeping on it. It is a champ. Sure you could buy a $100 inflatable pad with a solar charger and arm rests that turns your jet boil on when you awake but who needs all that? This pad is simple and more effective.
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated4out of5bySwimmingly DanfromFor sun or snowMy teenage son, who's been backpacking a couple of weeks per year for several years, enjoys the simplicity & reliability of this design. He also uses it for snow camping over one 3-day weekend each winter.
Date published: 2014-03-08
Rated4out of5byMike OTEfrompretty good closed-cell foam padUsed this pad for backpacking and camping so far. It's good for a closed-cell pad if your trying to go light weight. It folds up well and straps to your pad just fine and is a good price. It's good for comfort if you sleep on your back, but it's a bit uncomfortable if you sleep on your sides like I do. I'm still glad I bought this. I'll use it for backpacking for up to a few days, but will use my inflatable pad when car camping.
Date published: 2014-03-06
Rated2out of5byMedic1681fromIn retrospect, I'd give it a pass.This product is convenient because it doesn't have to be inflated. The pros end there. When folded, the pad takes up tons of space in a rucksack and won't compress down (so it's pretty useless for minimalist camping). However, what about car camping? Well, car camping is cheat camping. You want maximum comfort while enjoying the outdoors and don't worry about space because you've got a car to haul your stuff (basically you can have your cake and eat it too). Since that's the case, this pad is useless for car camping too. For car camping, just buy an air mattress and sleep in comfort. For minimalist camping, you need an air mattress designed for it. Something that will inflate and deflate and roll up nice in your rucksack. I bought this product. I used it. Was it the worst thing in the world, no. But there are just so many better options. Give this one a pass.
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated5out of5byLuke HoeftfromPerfect for a hammock.I bought this pad to solve the insulation issue faced by anyone who camps in a hammock. I got the smaller size so that it straps onto the outside of my pack without sticking way out where it will snag trees and what not. You DON'T need to pay more for the larger size, the pad only needs to insulate your core (mid-thigh to shoulders/head). The z-lite solved the insulation problem, I don't get chills at night anymore, not even in the winter. It got down to 17 degrees on my last backpacking trip and I slept fine in my hammock with this as an insulator... It's also indestructible and can be used as a seat, wind break for a fire/stove, etc. I love multi-tools and this pad has several uses. Worth the buy for sure.
Date published: 2013-12-26
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Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol Sleeping Pad Customer Reviews