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Description

This ultralight pad is the camper’s Z-Lite.

When ounces count or you’re camping on abrasive rocky terrain that would render your self-inflating mattress useless, the Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite Sleeping Pad is there to lull you to sleep. The accordion-style Z-Lite features an egg-carton pattern that enhances both warmth and comfort, and the pad also works in conjunction with a self-inflating mattress on winter outings or expeditions.

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5 5

Impressed.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I was impressed with this pad, especially for a lower priced pad. It's really comfortable. I was able to side sleep without getting sore spots. It packs down pretty small, and is lightweight. I just bungeed it to the outside of my pack, and it wasn't bulky or annoying. Provided pretty good insulation. I didn't feel the cold ground (air temp was around 40 F).

4 5

Does the job!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Definitely better than the last sleeping mat I used. It was possible to lay down comfortably on my side while camping in my two-person tent, which is a good thing since I am a "side-sleeper". Very light and compact enough to bring with you while backpacking. I did need to buy bungie cords that kept the pad from unravelling itself. Would recommend it for beginning campers on a budget who want a decent night's sleep.

5 5

Manage expectations.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I swapped from a self-inflating pad to a Z-lite so that I could better manage weight on longer backpacking trips, and while it certainly isn't as comfortable, it's comfortable enough. It insulates very well, and packing it in the morning is a breeze. I would highly recommend it!

Manage expectations.
5 5

Sleep Well

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a huge fan of the Z-lite pads. My older brown and orange one has been going strong for years and has kept me insulted and warm on Rainier, Baker, Adams and plenty of other cold, on-the-snow camping experiences. I also use one as an insulator between myself and my hammock on cool nights - these things make a huge difference!

5 5

Catch some Z's

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Not as comfortable as my inflatable Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad, but it's still plenty comfortable. I use this pad on motocycle camping trips, don't have enough room in my bag for the inflatable, so this guy gets strapped to the outside. So far it's held up well to the abuse of the road, and it's nice to be able to fold it out halfway and use it as a seat.

5 5

Light and warm

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

After realizing I wasn't a young buck who could sleep on the cold, hard ground anymore I figured it time to invest in a sleeping pad. This pad has been great. Simple to pack and spread out, provides a decent amount of extra comfort, and is super light. I was impressed with the added warmth the pad provided after using it for a couple nights in my ENO hammock on nights that got a little chillier than I had expected. Only negative I could think of is that it doesn't pack down small so pretty much has to be attached to the outside of your pack, but that really isn't an issue considering all the benefits. Great, simple, light sleeping pad.

5 5

Perfect sleeping companion

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Sleeping is pretty important when you're on your feet all day lugging around your pack. The Therm-a-Rest Z lite sleeping pad is the perfect combo of weight and comfort. Your not on a feathertop mattress by any means but it'll get the job done.

5 5

Great Backpacking Trip Pad

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I take this pad on all of my adventures! Great for sitting on for a picnic, super lightweight, and it tucks nicely into the outer straps of my overnight backpack. It's not a pad you will try and squeeze into your backpack, but rather strap onto the outside.

Added bonus- the little dips of egg-carton pattern collect any moisture that may collect overnight in your tent, keeping your sleeping bag dry. It keeps your sleeping pad elevated enough to keep the cold from moving up into the bag, and it's squishy enough to protect your hips and shoulders from the ground.

You can also rest assured, your sleeping pad will never deflate. ;)

5 5

WOW!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is the whole package, keeps you warm in my hammock and comfortable on the ground. Weight is easy to carry too.

3 5

Does the trick

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This pad got me off the ground and a little warmer as well, I like it more than the inflatable pads because its not bouncy when you move around.

5 5

todos contentos

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

good balance of light, affordable and warm.

5 5

Takes a beating

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been dragging this pad around for a while now and I've been pleased with the way it has held up. This is the only part of my getup that stays on the outside of my pack and so takes the most beating but it barely shows any wear. It's also so comfy that its my go-to for a mattress pad when I'm car camping or just crashing at a friends place now. Great product

Takes a beating
5 5

Perfect

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

It is very comfortable and light weight. Fits perfectly underneath my pack. I like that it folds up rather than rolls up.

5 5

Only mat I will ever need!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This mat goes everywhere with me. From multiday trips to camping in the VW Van. This mat has helped me get countless nights of solid sleep & I don't even notice it is on the pack until I need it. Lightweight, comfortable, & holds up to almost anything!

4 5

Mighty Mat

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It might not be a feather bed, but it's a close second. Very reliable and a great choice if you're anti-inflatable. This mat doubles and triples as a seat and a sweet place to rack up gear, and to seal the deal, they come in vibrant yellow.

Pirates love this product.

Mighty Mat
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The Modelo on the pack is a solid backcountry necessity.

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Can't backpack without a travel beer. Or two. Or three.

5 5

A classic.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Thing's been around for years. It works. I use it for bpacking n some winter climbing. I replace it every 2 years because the cushy fades.

4 5

Cheap and Effective

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought one of these for a camping/backpacking pad back around 2004. I still use the very same pad today.

The Good:
--Lightweight.
--Cheap, especially when you consider how light it is.
--Warm enough for my needs (summer/early fall)
--No need to inflate, so no waiting or worries about punctures
--Fold it in half for an instant comfy chair in camp
--Easy to trim weight off of for all you ultralighters out there
--The egg crate pattern holds its foamy-ness better than a rollup ridged pad.

The Bad:
--Compared to an inflatable it's not cushy at all. It's OK when I'm on my back, but I tend to notice it on my side.
--While it's very light, it's very bulky; I always have to keep it on the outside of my pack

If you want palatial comfort, this isn't for you. If you're looking to save money and weight, while still getting a decent night's sleep, or if you want to augment an existing pad, a Z-Rest is an excellent way to go!

4 5

Winter and Summer companion

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use my Z-lite in the summer and paired with a Prolite 4 short pad in the winter. Indestructible, easy to deal with (won't unroll), fits nicely in a small pack for bivis.

Wish it was a little comfier sometimes, but as the Klingons say "Soft beds make a warrior weak."

5 5

Good Value

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I like this pad and it is my go to ground pad for all weather. It is very durable and I have used my for years. Very light weight, my only complaint is that it does not pack up smaller. Although I am taller than the pad at 6' 3" I still can sleep comfortable on it.

4 5

A weird issue, but an issue non the less

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Hickies... At first I didn't know what it was, I thought maybe I was allergic to something and was having a reaction. However, looking at the "rash" closer, it was far too symmetrical. It took me a couple of uses to put two and two together. Everytime I sleep on it, I get hickies. You might be thinking to yourself "well put on a shirt dummy," well I do and I still manage to sometimes get them. Overall the pad works just fine, can't ever pop, it's light weight, doesn't matter if it gets wet and creates an adequate thermal break for most purposes. Overall a good product. Just a strange issue.