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Therm-a-Rest Neoair Uberlite Sleeping Pad

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Neoair Uberlite Sleeping Pad

Therm-a-Rest's most lightweight and packable air mattress is well suited for thru-hikers and backpackers who demand high performance sleeping pads. The Uberlite keeps the weight low while providing impressive stability and minimal heat loss ensure that you will get a good night's rest.

  • Sleeping pad for warm-weather backpacking and thru-hiking
  • 15D nylon outer is durable to withstand harsh conditions
  • Triangular Core Matrix creates a stability that minimizes heat loss
  • 2.5 inch width keeps you nicely off the ground for added comfort
  • 2.0 R value makes this mattress a great summer option
  • Packs down to the size of a soda can to leave room in your pack
  • Included bag and repair kit keeps you ready to go at all times
  • Item #TAEA064

Material
15D nylon
Shape
mummy
Dimensions
[small] 20 x 47 x 2.5in [medium] 20 x 72 x 2.5in [large] 25 x 77 x 2.5in
R-Value
2
Stuff Sack
included
Claimed Weight
[small] 6oz [medium] 8.8oz [large] 12oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, ultralight backpacking, weekend camping
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

5 stars but a disclaimer is needed

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Regular mummy
Height
5` 8.5"
Weight
150 lbs

First, I love how lightweight and comfortable the Uberlite is! I also own a new XTherm which is fantastic too. Additionally, thank you very much to Backcountry for the incredible unparalleled service from your two Gearheads who helped me (and your website is great too)!! I will definitely be making many more purchases through Backcountry as I continue to replace my old gear in the coming weeks, months, and years! (I have already made several with great results!) HOWEVER, regarding the Uberlite and in my opinion, the Uberlite should come with a Disclaimer: The Uberlite seems to naturally deflate relatively more than thicker pads when slept on overnight, but this is not a defect and comfort is not sacrificed nonetheless. The details: · I tested 2 new Uberlites on new, soft, debris-free living room carpet at constant 73° inside temperature and they deflated more than expected. · No metal, zippers, or other sharp items were in contact; I babied them to the extreme, in fact! · I own no pets and no other person touched the pads · Slept on the Uberlites for about 7 hours per night · I inflated the Uberlites each time before the tests using the Therm-a-rest NeoAir Micro Pump only; I did NOT use my breath nor any other method to inflate · I made sure to tighten the valve as much as possible each time. · I am about 150 lbs and about 5'8½ " · The Uberlites noticeably deflated by perhaps 20-25% or so after I slept on them for about 7 hours. After sleeping on them, I placed a long smooth non-sharp stiff plastic cover over them and spread about 85 pounds of weights over them for the rest of the day. The Uberlites deflated more throughout the day down to about 50%-60% of the original inflated volume. I could not locate the source of any leaks during these tests. · I tried to locate any potential leaks: I submerged the Uberlite in a bathtub and used soapy water and could not find any leaks or air bubbles. I also filled a spray-bottle with soapy water and doused the entirety of the Uberltie, but could not locate any leaks or air bubbles. · I searched the Internet for similar experiences with mixed results. · At first I thought the deflation might be an illusion caused by the materials stretching, which is why I tested it multiple times but I got the same result night after night. · I applied the same sleep and weight tests to my XTherm to compare, and my XTherm did not noticeably deflate at all! · After comparing my tests of both Uberlite pads, I have concluded that NeoAir Uberlites, in general, are made of such light and thin material that they probably simply lose air naturally through the lightweight material compared to thicker pads like the NeoAir XTherm, etc. · Although the 2 Uberlites I tested both deflated a relatively high amount compared to my XTherm when being slept on overnight, they were/are still VERY comfortable in the morning after about 7 hours and I did NOT notice the deflation until I rolled off the pads and visually detected that they were less firm than when I inflated them. Also, the about 20-25% or so less air in the morning will just make them that much easier to deflate and roll-up when packing-up in the morning. · Uberlites are still the lightest inflatable pads on the market that take-up the least amount of pack space, and they are very comfortable despite being made of such lightweight material and naturally deflating more than thicker pads overnight. · My only ask is that Therm-a-rest's description of the Uberlite include a "disclaimer" that the Uberlite seems to naturally deflate relatively more than thicker pads when slept on overnight, but this is not a defect and comfort is not sacrificed nonetheless. I wonder if this may help lessen the reltatively high number of less-than-positive reviews I have seen online about the Uberlite compared to other pads.

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How to use the WingLock™ Valve

With speedy one-way inflation, faster deflation, and an easy-to-use design, the WingLock Valve helps to provide a better night outside for your backpacking adventures. Hundreds of prototypes. Over 500 nights of field testing. After all this hard work, we’re proud to deliver our high-performance WingLock Valve, providing campers and backpackers the best experience while inflating and deflating their sleeping pads. This rugged valve features one-way inflation, three times faster inflate, better air flow, easy deflation, all with the ease of a water bottle cap.