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  • Patent-pending reflective layer returns heat back to your body and creates air pockets that conserve warmth, all without the bulk and weight of down and synthetic fills
  • The women's version of the NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad features an added layer of reflective ThermaCapture technology for added warmth
  • Advanced fabrics and a tapered design have an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio
  • 2.5-in. thickness, soft-touch fabrics and baffled internal structure provide unrivaled comfort, stability and support
  • New softer fabrics bring better next-to-skin comfort and boost durability with no added weight
  • Ultra-packable and less bulk than a 1-liter water bottle

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Best Use Backpacking
Sleeping Pad Type Air Pad
Sleeping Pad Shape Semirectangular
Sleeping Capacity 1-person
R-Value 3.9
Repair Kit Included Yes
Stuff Sack Included Yes
Packed Size 9 x 4 inches
Dimensions 66 x 20 x 2.5 inches
Weight 12 ounces
Gender Women's
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best sleep you'll find in the outdoors I used a cheap pad for a very long time--not wanting to fork over the money for a nice one. Once I decided to invest in an air pad, I bought a cheaper option that leaked immediately. There is nothing worse than the disappointment of ending up on the ground after a day hiking. Long story short, I would not suggest any other pad! I love the mummy shape, the length isn't too long, it packs so small, and it's like sleeping on a cloud. Yes, it's pretty loud, but honestly I would sacrifice that for the level of comfort every single time. After a long day on the trail, there's nothing I want more than a soft place to rest and this pad is definitely worth the investment.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Sleeping Pad - Lasted the entire AT I used this sleeping pad every night for my entire 162 day AT thru-hike and love it. I actually looked forward to going to sleep on this pad. It took me about thirty breaths to get it blown up every night, which was a bit more than advertised but still not horrible. I was the only hiker in my group that did not get cold from the frozen ground when the temperature dropped below 30's. I was actually hot on some nights that other people were freezing due to the frozen ground (in conjunction with the REI Joule sleeping bag). I never felt uncomfortable once on this sleeping pad. The pad is a little noisy but over time it gets a little quieter. I did end up getting a leak in the last week of my thru-hike but I patched it up and plan to keep using the same pad.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My back loves me! I remember reading a 60yr old backpacker's comment about investing in a good sleeping pad, your back will thank you for it and you can enjoy the outdoors even more. So I ended buying the women size for its size and weight. I'm a 5'5" athletic male and a side sleeper. I got this on sale through the REI OUTLET section, it had flowers pattern on it but you can't tell that its there, only if you hold it at certain angles but I don't care, most of the time its just in the tent with my sleeping bag on top of it. If anyone ask, I just tell them I'm in touch with my feminine side, haha. I took one star off for the crinkle noise and for my shoulders being cold(temp in 35degree, April). The pad wasn't wide enough but kept my entire core from getting zap from the cold ground.
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I hiked 2668 miles with mine! I bought a women's for my 2013 Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike because of the low weight and pack size and the high R-value. I had previously owned a regular Neo-Air (the rectangular type before they came out with the mummy shape) and was happy with it. I was concerned about bringing my NeoAir through the desert what with all the cacti and Joshua Trees, but it did alright. The first time it got a little hole my friend found it by submersing the mattress near the Deep Creek Hot Springs and watching for bubbles. The patch worked great, and the ease of the repair was heartening. It did develop a slow leak that I suffered with the last 1000 miles of my hike because I couldn't find a hole. That was frustrating. It turns out it was probably a leak at the valve. But by the time I finished my hike, the mattress had served its purpose and it was time to say goodbye. I passed it along to someone willing to clean it and fix the valve. Meaning: these mattresses have an unexpectedly long life (2668 miles/160 days of daily hard use)! And I can vouch that they are hard-working: I was never cold and rarely uncomfortable sleeping on my NeoAir.
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warm and comfy I like this air mattress. I protects me from the cold ground and is very comfy. I like to sleep on my side and this pad is just thick enough to cushion my hip and shoulder. And when I sleep on my back it distributes the air evenly so there are no points with too much pressure. My only wish is for it to be a bit wider. It comes in a wider width but only in the long and then it's also heavier. I would recommend this to any one looking for a good nights sleep on the trail.
Date published: 2016-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Comfy! I've previously only used a closed cell foam pad while camping/backpacking and decided to invest in a nicer pad for future trips. While I was a bit hesitant because of the price tag, after sleeping on this pad for a couple nights, I believe that it's worth every penny! I'm a pretty thin person so sleeping on the ground can be painful on my hipbones, but this pad keeps me warm and elevated off the ground! It's the perfect length for me (I'm 5'7") and I felt that the width was fine too. I'd recommend this pad to anyone who wants to be warm and comfy while sleeping on the ground!
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable I've used this product, the last 2 years, on numerous backpacking trips. It's very comfortable, light weight, and easily packs (small). The biggest down side is it's noisy for a person that moves very much.
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3 nights on the Bibbulmun Upgraded my Mountain Design self inflating mat after not having many very comfortable nights. This is a fantastic mat- superlight and supercomfortable for this 155 cm, 55kg female. Used it in a Bibb Hut 1 night and in a tent for 2 nights. Night temps around 8 - 15 degrees C. Slept so well, no waking up to turn over, didn't feel my hips at all. Didn't experience any issues with sliding or noisiness that others have mentioned.
Date published: 2015-10-28
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I'm a 5'8 woman, is this going to be big enough for me?

Asked by: enthusiast
​Someone who is 5'8" could certainly use this pad. Your feet might hang off by a couple of inches. The advantage of going with the regular size over a longer pad is the weight saving possibilities.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-14

How do I inflate this item?

Asked by: DeborahS
Inflating the NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad can be done by blowing it up with your mouth or using a pump. REI sells the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Mini Pump:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-22

What makes this pad specifically for women vs the unisex one?

Asked by: CaliMedic
The big difference between the women's NeoAir XLite and the unisex model is the added layer of reflective ThermaCapture technology for added warmth. This give the pad a higher R-value than the unisex model.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-22

I'm 65" tall. Is this too short for me? I don't want my feet or head to hang off the edge.

Asked by: yayahaha
It's 66" long (inflated) so you should be ok. That said, even a taller person can use this with some tricks. You can put your pack under your feet. You can also use a pillow (inflatable or clothes in a stuff sack) so the pad only needs to cover shoulders to feet.
Answered by: Raja Jaja
Date published: 2017-05-27

If there is a deflation, for whatever reason, is there any insulation value in the pad without air in it?

Asked by: Curtis
This pad has Thermacapture insulation; it uses radiant heat technology which is a reflective coating that uses your own body heat to warm you throughout the night.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-21

How does this pad work if used in the summer and in the heat? Would it continue to reflect heat and become hot in summer?

Asked by: CoffeeGal
​Yes, the internal reflecting layer will continue to prevent the sleeper's body heat transferring into the ground as a thermal barrier. Most users find this technology to be a benefit, even during warmer nights of the year.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-21

Is this the updated 2015 pad?

Asked by: Cydmann
Yes, this is the newest model of the NeoAir XLite.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Does the 12oz weight include the stuff sack and repair kit?

Asked by: unvdatlvi
The listed weight does not include the stuff sack and repair kit.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-23
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