Michael H.wrote a review of Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad on May 29, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This Pad was the best I've ever owned. I have been using it with a quilt system. I had 2-3 weeks of use in the backcountry with no problems. I've slept better than I have in years. It feels very delicate, so I have used kid gloves taking care of it. And of course, nothing worse than a failed pad while in the mountains and I didn't want that. Then, last week I went out on a several day backpacking trip. Unfortunately, I discovered on the first night, it no longer held air. I was unable to identify any location where it was leaking. I got to spend several nights on the ground, not fun. I really need a 4 season pad as I backpack/camp year round. Given that, I know the that I am going to be carrying some extra weight since I need the insulation. Since this pad feels more narrow than it actually is, due to drop off at edges, I went with the large at 23 oz. After this experience I decided I didn't want to deal with this kind of disaster again, so I went with the 29 0z Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Insulated. Other than the heavier weight (I'm light enough everywhere else, so not a big deal) it is better in every way. It doesn't make a crinkling noise, it's more comfortable, it has dual air chamber system in case one fails (I WISH I HAD THIS LAST TRIP), much easier to inflate/deflate, and is significantly cheaper. I'd say I should have bought it first. If you just can't handle the weight, the thermarest is still tops, but SeatoSummit pad beats it in all other categories to me. The process for refund/credit through Backcountry was stellar. I get nearly all my gear from these guys now. They are the best. I give them 5 stars, and my 2 star rating of this product has no bearing on the service I received.