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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad


    Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad

    Once again shattering the ceiling of low weight, surprising warmth and packability, the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite sleeping pad sets a new standard for gram-counting backpackers and adventure racers. See details

    • $129.95 - $179.95

    Item # 829851

    Once again shattering the ceiling of low weight, surprising warmth and packability, the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite sleeping pad sets a new standard for gram-counting backpackers and adventure racers.

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    Once again shattering the ceiling of low weight, surprising warmth and packability, the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite sleeping pad sets a new standard for gram-counting backpackers and adventure racers.

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    Once again shattering the ceiling of low weight, surprising warmth and packability, the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite sleeping pad sets a new standard for gram-counting backpackers and adventure racers.

    • Therm-a-Rest combines advanced, patent-pending technology and material with decades of experience to offer a virtually weightless, warm and incredibly compactible sleeping pad
    • New streamlined shaped and advanced fabrics reduce the weight—almost 15% lighter than the original
    • Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite incorporates a patent-pending reflective layer that returns heat back to your body and creates dual air pockets that conserve warmth
    • Pad incorporates a patent-pending welded-nylon grid of chambers for high warmth and low weight
    • Working together with the reflective layer, the innovative construction creates over 100 internal cells that trap warm air and return heat to your body for year-round warmth
    • Innovative baffling creates an internal truss system that minimizes the movement of air. Shift less and rest better!
    • Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite sleeping pad includes a stuff sack and repair kit

    Please note: Therm-a-Rest products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

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    Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad Specs
    Best use
    Air padAir padAir pad
    3.3 x 9 inches4.5 x 11 inches4 x 9 inches
    47 inches77 inches72 inches
    20 inches25 inches20 inches
    2.5 inches2.5 inches2.5 inches
    47 x 20 x 2.577 x 25 x 2.572 x 20 x 2.5
    119 x 51 centimeters196 x 63 centimeters183 x 51 centimeters
    8 ounces16 ounces12 ounces
    0.26 kilograms0.46 kilograms0.35 kilograms
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    Repair kit included
    Stuff sack included
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    Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad

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    Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad is rated 4.1053 out of 5 by 57.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Light weight at a cost of comfort I have been working very hard to get my gear weights down into the near ultralight category and the NeoAir XLite was purchased so I could save 9oz over the REI Stratus Large air pad. The NeoLite XLite in a large is 16oz and the REI Stratus in a large is 25 oz. I took the XLite home and decided to sleep on it overnight to make sure it was comfortable. Many have reported that it is very comfortable but my experience was different. Two things about the pad did not work for me as follows. The edges of the pad tended to compress under the weight of my arms allowing them to rest on the floor. Also, no matter how much I adjusted the air pressure, I found that the pad tended to develop a high spot right under the small of my back that I found to be uncomfortable. The REI Stratus pad I was planning to replace is quite a bit more comfortable for me as the side tubes are a larger diameter than the others and they cradle my arms next to my side. Also, I didn't have issues with "high" spots under the small of my back. So, even though I am seriously trying to shave ounces off my pack weight, the loss of comfort I experienced with the NeoAir XLite pad vs the REI Stratus pad was a deal killer for me. I decided that a good night's sleep was worth the extra 9oz. Not to mention, the REI Stratus costs about 1/2 what you have to pay for the NeoAir XLite. My advice is to take the time to make sure the NeoAir XLite will fit your needs. If it does, it's about as light weight as you can find.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Survived AT thru-hike My dad bought me this pad for Christmas for my upcoming Appalachian Trail thru-hike (2013). It quickly became my favorite piece of gear. In the past I had always tossed and turned when camping from pressure points on my hips and shoulders (side sleeper). I got some great nights' sleep with the XLite. I was a bit nervous about its durability prior to starting, but I only had one pin-hole leak which I got in PA. It was easily patched with the included kit. I slept probably 50/50 in shelters and in my tent. When in a shelter, I did not use any barrier between the pad and the wood floor. My tent has a sil-nylon floor with no extra ground-cloth or footprint. I would kick all the sticks and rocks out of the way, but I did not particularly pamper it. Also worth noting, Thermarest has definitely changed the material at least a time or two for the XLite. There seemed to be some that were more transparent than others on the trail. I would speculate that they did this to increase durability as some of the early reviews seemed to have lots of leaks compared with my experience and that of my fellow thru-hikers.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from First night blowout I was doing a six day, 114 mile hike on the Colorado Trail starting at Mt. Princeton, ending at Copper Mountain. My first night, about three hours into the night, I woke up flat on the ground. No puncture through the floor of my tent, no sharp objects in the tent, just a 2" tear in the Neo Air that went across the baffles, making it unrepairable. It took three more days to get to Twin Lakes before I could buy a new closed cell pad, which I finished the trip with. I'm a 190 pound guy, so maybe this pad is just fine for women and guys that are under 160 pounds, but I sure wouldn't buy one if you're any heavier. Total disappointment.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely comfortable, small, and light. I haven't had this very long, but I used it a number of times while traveling around Peru, including on the Inca Trail. It's incredibly compact and lightweight, and I didn't notice any issues with my bag slipping off of it like I did with my old sleeping pad. At 6'1", I found myself right on the edge of sizes, and opted for the large. Some may not like having to inflate your sleeping pad, but I always ended up doing it anyway with my old "self-inflating" sleeping pad once it got older and the foam took too long to expand. Of the nights I used it, the coldest low temp was probably around 40, and I had no issues with temperature. It is a bit on the expensive side, but the space and weight saving aspects are worth it, especially since it is probably the most comfortable sleeping pad I've used that isn't called a mattress. I sleep on my back, but I have to imagine that the thickness is great for those who sleep on their sides.
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from like sleeping on a cloud My best night sleeping on the ground ever. It seems very flimsy but on very rugged terrain for 11 nights I did not have any problems. After 2 or 3 nights of inflation and deflation the crinkly sound disappeared. I used this mattress with the Thermarest Antares sleeping bag and it functioned very well with the straps attached to the bag to hold the mattress.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Sleep Ever!!! Best sleeping pad ever. Expensive? What is a good nights sleep worth? Sleep well and hit the trail refreshed and ready to go. Also packs down smaller than your water bottle and only weighs 12oz. It's krinkly? Not when it's aired up and you are lying on it. Spend the extra money for a good nights sleep in the back country, and it's made in the USA!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pad! This is a great product for those looking for a good weight to comfort ratio. I got a small one, and being a side sleeper who tosses and turns all night, I was at first about to return it because it tapers off pretty sharply around the hips and I kept falling off. This changed however when I had the idea to turn it around so my hips were on the wide end. Now I have a pretty wide area to move about that doesn't feel too narrow. I'm so glad I switched from closed cell foam!
    Date published: 2014-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! I love this sleeping mat! Very easy to roll up, and all the other above pros I listed. The only thing I was a little hestiant about was that it might get a hole in it it. I've used it 4 times so far, and no hole yet. And always keep my patch kit near by. The first time I used it made a crinkle noise, but now that I've used it a few times that noise is gone.
    Date published: 2014-04-13

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