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You're gearing up for week-long sprint down the Pacific Crest Trail and you need an ultra-light sleeping pad that won't weigh you down or take up precious cargo space in your pack, but you also realize that if you don't make your sleeping time count, you'll be exhausted and your pace will suffer. Not to worry, the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad features a smart design and proven technology to keep you warm and comfy while minimizing weight and bulk.
Although it packs up smaller than a one-liter water bottle when you stuff it into your pack, it delivers comfort fit for a king once inflated. Lightweight, yet tough nylon can handle sharp jabs from rocky campsites, while the soft no-slip top fabric boosts comfort and keeps you from slipping off your pad when you're sleeping on uneven ground. ThermaCapture layers within the pad reflect body heat, and Triangular Core Matrix construction maximizes insulating properties to keep the cold ground from robbing all your warmth. Whether you're a minimalist backpacker or a dedicated thru-hiker, get the rest you need for the long trek ahead with the NeoAir XLite sleeping pad.
- Ultralight sleeping pad for backpacking
- 3.2 R value keeps you toasty
- Rip HT nylon resists abrasions
- ThermaCapture layers trap in warm air and reflect heat
- Triangular Core Matrix minimizes convective heat loss
- Mummy shape shaves off ounces
- Stuff sack and repair kit included
- Item #CAS002Q
What do you think about this product?
September 16, 2019
Lightweight, packable, crinkly
Lightest sleeping pad I've ever owned and packs down really well. It has a very crinkly sound and texture to it. Also takes a while to inflate so pace yourself and don't pass out.
July 8, 2019
Not That Another 5-Star Review Is Needed
I've bought two sleeping pads, both from Therm-a-Rest: the NeoAir and the Pro4 Sleeping Pad (doesn't even look like BackCountry is even selling the Pro4 anymore). I bought the Pro4 because - at the time - the pad was a cheaper starter option and "self inflating". I quickly found the Pro4 was anything but self-inflating and just mega bulky (well, it was self-inflating when you were trying to deflate it). Too many mornings of wrestling the bulk with cold fingers and not getting the pad fully empty led me to seek alternatives. My climbing partner recommended the NeoAir. After taking the NeoAir to the Alaska Range, I could not be happier with the purchase. The pad's materials feels flimsy and thin, but this thing is durable. Yeah, you've got to blow it up with your lungs, but who cares? The NeoAir packs down to the size of a half-liter and you aren't wrestling with a dumb, self-inflating valve. The thinner material plays nicely with cold, rigid morning fingers and can take the beating of someone who's getting restless after storm-induced days on his or her butt in a tent. Another advantage of the lighter material is that you aren't struggling with the thing trying to inflate itself while you're rolling it up during deflation. A solid pad for someone who is pack-weight conscious.
June 4, 2019
I have tried this pad and the prolite and I find them to be very similar pads. Both are the same slim shape, which helps keep weight down. It is a little on the louder side, but not terrible. It is well insulated, so that is to be expected. A good pick for a backpacker who needs a good nights rest.
May 30, 2019
Light and packable
I recently took this pad on a short backpacking trip and it was perfect. Lightweight, compresses small and doesn't take up much room in the pack, and fairly quick to inflate. It remained inflated throughout the night and I slept comfortably.
May 1, 2019
Lightweight and Comfortable
I recently took this pad out on a camping trip in Southern Utah and am super happy with it. It is comfortable and lightweight which makes it ideal for backpacking! It is a lot less noisy then I remember previous models being, however it could be an annoyance for some people. It did take a little while to blow but wasn't a crazy amount of time and effort. Stayed inflated all night and was one of the best-rested trips I have had in a while!
April 1, 2019
Comfort meet weight savings
Awesome pad, I have this model for backpacking and the X therm for winter camping. This pad is amazing for the size package. I do not find the noise bothering, neither does the wifey who is a much lighter sleeper, my bag seems to dampen it enough for it not to bother us. Never had a durability problem either, though I am careful with it and use it with floored tents. I find all pads will lose some air at night due to temp fluctuation, but this has never leaked on me in 4+ years. Changed my backpacking life!
March 6, 2019
Best Mix of Light and Comfortable
This is a thick and comfortable air pad that is also the gold standard for light. The main complaint about these is the noise, but my new one doesn't seem all that loud. I think Thermarest has worked on the noise issue, also the noise supposedly decreases with use. These pads are re-sizeable. I wanted a wide but short pad, so I bought the large, and then cut it down to size. For me 25 inches wide is so so much better than 20 inches wide. You can cut these and then use an iron to re-bond the edges, many tutorials available on youtube.
November 6, 2018
The best pad for Ultralight backpacking
This pad is amazing to say the least. The R value is plenty to keep the cold off the ground in pretty much any situation. It is extremely light without getting rid of the comfort and its packs down to a nice size to just throw into your bag. It is also really durable, but still be careful for those pesky pine needles and anything pokey. If you are planning a thru hike or just any long distance hike; I would recommend this pad over anything else!
October 23, 2018
This sleeping pad is worth every penny and then some. It's ultra light & packs down super small with no sacrifice of comfort. Not hard to inflate and remains perfectly inflated throughout the night. I've had my best nights of sleep camping with this pad!
October 15, 2018
Super Light - Super nothing else
It's an ultra-light pad that will do the job for any space/weight obsessed traveler. I use this mainly motorcycle camping where I want a pad that I can tuck into my waterproof side cases. It packs down great but... --Not very comfortable, I am used to traditional Thermarest pads, and though this is much thicker, I don't like the air style, it shifts too much as i shift my weight and my sleeping bag slides right off. --The put some foil in the pad to increase the R value, yes it is warm but it sounds like I'm rolling around on tinfoil and drives my tent mate crazy. For a premium product I was not super impressed.
October 11, 2018
Comfortable and Lightweight
I've slept super well on this sleeping pad! It hasn't had any deflating issues (which always happens to be my luck), and the size and weight makes it great to backpack with! So worth it!
October 1, 2018
Worked, but not my style
Ordered the long, and it fit in my sleeping bag perfectly. But I've found that I dont like sleeping with my heels touching, which is pretty much how you have to sleep to use the tapered foot area of this mat. compact, easy to fill and empty, seemed durable enough.
September 27, 2018
Very solid piece by Therm-a-Rest. Packs down very small and light. Much more comfortable than other models. Recommend to any one looking to save room and weight in their pack
September 18, 2018
The Best Current Option
Sleeping pads are so hit-or-miss that while most will find this expensive, it's worth the extra money if you're going to be camping with any regularity. This is lightweight, packs down to nothing, easy to inflate, and the most comfortable option I've tried yet (admittedly not saying much in the sleeping pad world). It's not worth sacrificing your sleep to save a few dollars on an inferior option.
August 23, 2018
Purchased this pad for a week long hike in the windrivers. I was a bit concerned that the pad we sturdy enough to provide a good night sleep. After getting the air pressure to the right level I slept great. The pad is extremely light weight and pretty small when its compacted into the bag. Its a bit expensive but the weight and quality was worth the cost.
August 8, 2018
I thought this was super expensive but after using cheaper ones compared to this its for sure worth it. I couldn't feel any of the small rocks under me and a slept very well.
July 31, 2018
This pad gets excellent reviews and I needed a back up for my Big Agnes. Overall, I'm a huge fan of the Therma. Nice and insulating, great pattern for comfort, and good size. I like a thicker pad personally, so this is right up my alley. Very quick/easy to inflate as well... definite winner.
July 13, 2018
Super light, easy to inflate, and comfortable. My last camp pad was 10 years old. It is amazing how much more comfortable they have gotten.
June 5, 2018
Wakes my wife up when I roll over
Very comfortable and I sleep well through the night although I keep my wife up with the noise from it and the next day doesn't go so well for me.
May 29, 2018
The R value is key
this keeps me in the right heat zone, sleeping is the most important part of recovery in my opinion and this one keeps me from having to use a higher rated sleeping bag which is in my opinion just extra weight I don't need to be carrying.
March 28, 2016
HI, I want to know, when I buy this pad, is there anything to pack it into, and is there a pumo . if not, I want to know, where can I buy them, if you have some, please shere a link.
April 4, 2016
Hi Lela, yes it comes with a stuff sack to pack it into. There is a pump accessory, but it does not come with this pump. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to call or email. http://www.backcountry.com/therm-a-rest-neoair-mini-pump?skid=CAS0799-ONECOL-ONESIZ&ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6dGhlcm1hcmVzdCBwdW1wOjE6MTp0aGVybWFyZXN0IHB1bXA=
February 17, 2015
How can you tell that it's the 2015 model?
April 20, 2015
It says 2015 on the box plus "New, Softer Fabrics" and it not noisy at all.
February 15, 2015
Is this the 2015 model?
February 15, 2015
Hey nic105813661, Yes, this is the Spring/Summer 2015 model.