Made for winter camping without adding unwanted weight or bulk to your pack.
You're headed out for a week of backcountry touring. And, since you're no longer allowed to sleep on any of the beds in the yurt, thanks to your little incident last time with a cigar and some kerosene, take the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad. This toasty pad gives you insulation power and a bit of cushioning from the hard floor.
- Lightweight, insulation-free design has an R-value of 5.7, which means this pad has more comfy, warm insulating power than those ultralight-feels-like-cardboard pads
- Nylon soft grip with textured top and bottom keep you from slipping off the pad in the middle of the night while remaining durable for long, rugged expeditions
- Tapered shape fits your mummy bag while reducing weight and bulk
- Patent-pending Triangular Core Matrix uses more than a hundred cells to keep air from shifting around for a more stable sleeping surface compared to other non-insulated sleeping pads
- Inside its 2.5-inches of cushioning are two layers of cells and patent-pending Reflective Barriers, which allow the top cells to recirculate your heat and the bottom layer to insulate against the cold Earth
- NeoAir insulation-free technology lets you pack the pad down to a 9 x 4in roll (regular) for easy storage in a pack while weighing less than a pound
- Inflation valve can be inflated by mouth or by using the included pump valve and sack
- Pump valve can be fixed to any plastic bag or compression sack for inflating without having to catch your breath in high elevations
- Included repair kit permits quick fixes during your long treks
- Four sizes, small, medium, regular, and large, fit your size and weight preferences
- Made in Seattle, WA to keep things domestic
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We get a lot of good feedback on this pad. Just read the reviews below. The packability and weight are amazing and I'm sure it's warm but there is a catch. This pad is Loud! I had the chance to lay on a display while on a recent trip and I think everyone in the store stopped and looked. It sounds like the biggest most difficult bag of chips ever is being opened. It would be a great pad if I were soloing but I have no doubt I would wake up my girlfriend if I used this pad. For What it is designed for it's great besides the noise.
The NeoAir was made for 3 things. To be comfortable, warm and light. It does all 3 better than any other pad I've used. The horizontal baffles are really comfy. The insulation and reflecting surface kept me warm in the Wasatch backcountry when sleeping on snow. This is the lightest air pad I own and packs down super small.
hi I want to know the difference between edition 2012 and 2013
i got the regular size (for when I'm not climbing) and the small (for when I'm climbing). First night (using the small): open bivy at 8k feet, 15 degrees out, no wind, clear skies, 30 degree bag, ropes and ski boot liners for my lower body and I was perfectly warm. pad rolls up into nothing, is so warm you can downgrade your sleeping bag like mad, and go SUPER lightweight for climbing. The sound might bother some people, but who cares when its the warmest, lightest, and most compact pad on the market.
Awesome sleeping pad
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I bought two of these and had to return them. Quite literally any movement you make on them sounds like crinkling a ball of plastic grocery bags. I believe my girlfriend put it best when she said, "The last thing I want to hear in the morning is crinkling plastic bags." Honestly... it's quite noisy. In addition, the outer material is VERY thin and doesn't seem like it's very durable. I used the bag to pump up the pad initially and it was cumbersome and took forever.
I'd be willing to put up with the crinkling, but not when there are much cheaper pads on the market that seem to be of higher quality. In the end I settled on a Nemo Cosmo Air Sleeping Pad which is completely quiet, made from a thicker, more durable material, has an integrated foot pump, weighs only slightly more, seems to insulate pretty comparably, and even with the cost of a Nemo Filo pillow, is cheaper. The Nemo Filo pillow is a must-have BTW :)
The first thing you notice when you blow it up is how thick it is, then how narrow the regular is, then when you lay on it you can feel your body heat reflect back onto you. I was amazed how much air I had to deflate out of it just to get it to be comfortable. ( I am a side sleeper.) When I got up it looked like it was almost deflated but it still kept my shoulders and hips suspended off the ground. If I wasn't mountaineering and was buying it for camping or anyplace where size didn't matter I would go with the large.
anyone have experience sleeping on snow?
Yes, literally. Not a lot but a little. You either want to remove the snow if possible or if not, absolutely want an excellent thermal barrier between you and it, especially if you will be using a down bag.
I have. I immediately went and purchased a therm-a-rest ridgerest solite foam pad to insulate this pad from the direct snow. It makes a huge difference. Without it I could feel the cold on my butt, hips and shoulders when using my down bag. From what I have seen it is quite common for people to use a closed cell foam pad in conjunction with an inflated mattress. The solite is cheap and has reflective qualities to double your sleeping pleasure. Plus, I use the solite in the cook tent for sitting and standing on while cooking and eating.
Stuff size is not much larger than a typical water bottle.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Pads have come a long way and so has thermarest. Not only is this pad super amazingly warm but it is soo light at 15 oz. Unparralled weight to warmth for all seasons. Having used the z for so many miles, it looses its comfort and lacks the padding after a month. Not this, you are sitting on 2.5 inch of pure warmth for any adventure you can dream of.Priceless. Continuity and change, hike smart, embrace the newness that is the neoxtherm.
I have used air pads for many many years. To date not a single one has ever had a leak. However I see many people saying the air pad will eventually get leaks that have to be repaired. Im not really interested in trading weight for durability. My question, if you take reasonable precaution with this pad, will it get leaks anyway?
If you take a good care on the fild it will not leak and can live for years
Correct, if you take care of it, no leaks. I'm on the 4th season of my original pad now, it has seen at least 12 solid multi-day outings over the last few years and barely has any stains, let alone leaks or issues. The pad will sag if you inflate it with your warm lung air, because once that warm air cools it will not have as much volume. So basically on cold nights you might have to blow one or two more puffs in if the temp drops too much, but I can tell you from major experience this isn't a leak! Its simple contraction/expansion of air in a controlled space based on temperature. The only reason it isn't as noticeable on the other thermarests that inflate themselves is because of the support from the foam core inside...
NO, proper use and care of the product is needed. It also makes a huge difference to use an artificial blowing device so water and moisture do not get in the pad. This is ultimately what ruins it. That being said, the pad can be inflated by a special bag this included with the product or use a nifty little camptek product called the microburst. Hope this helps.
Used a synmat UL 7 for a long time. Never failed me. Upgraded to the down version of the synmat, but it's 20oz and I don't like not being able to blow it up and having it so sensitive to cold.
So I went back to thermarest, even though any mat I've ever had from them had leaking issues. And sure enough this one did too. I'm sure part of it is bad luck. This one doesn't totally deflate but I wake up in the middle of the night and it's half-deflated.
Going back to synmat UL 7. Not as light per R value, but more reliable in my experience.
I spent a bunch of time research what I wanted for a sleeping pad. Low weight and high r-value ended up being my two deciding factors. I was wary of purchasing an item that is so new to the market but so far I have had no issues with mine. I purchased a 6'0" one and I'm 6'1", has been the perfect size (I usually put my makeshift pillow above the pad). I'm a side sleeper and for the first time my hips don't touch the ground when I sleep, has made a huge difference. I couple this with the Stoic Somnus 30, which I also really recommend for a side sleeper.
Therm-a-Rest invented NeoAir technology to provide a no-compromise solution to outdoor sleep comfort. This video explains how NeoAir mattresses provide a high level of warmth and comfort without the weight and bulk found in conventional mattresses. It also details some of the NeoAir mattresses on the market today and their advantages.