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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad

$189.95 - $229.95

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  • Lemon Curry, Regular
    $189.95
  • Lemon Curry, Large
    $229.95

Why We Like The NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad

Weighing less than a pound, the NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad is one of the lightest pads from Therm-a-Rest, and it's remarkably warm to keep comfier on high-altitude treks. It also packs to the size of a water bottle so we can save critical space in our pack for climbing gear. Like all Therm-a-Rest pads, the NeoAir XLite is made with minimal environmental impact in mind.

  • Ultralight sleeping pad designed for compact-minded backpackers
  • Triangular Core Matrix offers the best warmth-to-weight ratio
  • ThermaCapture lining reflects body heat back our way
  • WingLock valve eases inflation and quickens deflation
  • Item #TAEA067

Material
[face fabric] 30d nylon
Style
air pad
Shape
mummy
Dimensions
[short] 20 x 47in, [regular] 20 x 72in, [long] 25 x 77in
R-Value
4.2
Stuff Sack
included
Packed Size
[small] 9 x 3.5in, [regular] 9 x 4.1in, [large] 11 x 4.6in, [regular wide] 11 x 4.6in
Claimed Weight
[short] 8oz, [regular] 12.5oz, [long] 1lb
Recommended Use
backpacking, ultralight backpacking, weekend camping
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 3

Comfortable but VERY Noisy

Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 1"
Weight
175 lbs

Everything about this pad is great with the exception of the LOUD crunchy/squelchy sound it makes when you get on it, shift, sit up, roll over, etc. Out in the wilderness all alone, the worst aspect is violating the sacred stillness of a wilderness night with the horrendous noises of this pad. In a camp with any other campers within 100 ft and I feel like walking around and apologizing to everyone in the morning. Spare yourself the offenses of this pad and get something reviewed to be much quieter, even if it weighs a little more and runs a little colder. If you don't care about the noise, fine, it's comfy, lightweight, and warm. Regular size for me required precision placement, I returned my original for a large and it was much more forgiving in terms of where you laid down.

>Rating: 1

Didn't even make it the first night out

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Reg
Height
5` 6"
Weight
200 lbs

After a lot of review searching I decided this was the best light option for my thru hike of the AT. Received quickly, tried it at home just to make sure there was no evident damages or issues. Fast forward 2 months to the first night of my hike. Less than 2 hours after going to bed and I am on the ground. No noticeable damage, no punctures, and nothing evident to fix. In order to get any help (even though I have had it less than 90 days), I have to go through the “use the warranty and send to manufacturer”. Meaning I won’t have a mattress for my trip unless I spend more money to mail it in, and if it is determined it isn’t a warranty issue, have to pay more just to get it fixed, then have it shipped to where I am at, at that point on the trail. Not impressed that BackCountry can’t help, when they are the seller. If your a side sleeper, and like to be able to rely on your gear, don’t use this brand, this company, nor this mattress.

>Rating: 5

Light, Comfortable & Tough

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
R
Height
5` 4"
Weight
130 lbs

I've been using my XLite since 2014, carried it thousands of miles, slept many, many nights & it's still going strong. When I bought this pad, I was skeptical. It's so light--I assumed it would be fragile & leak quickly. It didn't & still doesn't. I've had a couple other pads in the past from other manufacturers, but they were super uncomfortable and/or they developed leaks fairly quickly. I've never had a leak with my XLite. As others have noted, it does sound crinkly at first when you start using it, but the crinkling noise either goes away or I've grown used to it. It's never really bothered me--by the time I lay down after hiking all day, I don't care if the thing screams! :) Actually, I don't think mine even makes any noise at all anymore. I didn't have a problem with it being slippery, either. It *is* a tiny bit narrower than the pads I had used in the past, but plenty wide for me to sleep on my side curled up in fetal position after a sufferfest type of day. Side sleepers may appreciate the thickness of this pad--I let a little air out of mine & when I side sleep it's thick & soft enough to contour to my body (hips/waist/shoulders). This pad 6 year old pad has been so reliable, I plan to take it on my upcoming PCT thru hike (and beyond)! Therm-a-rest--I love you! :)

>Rating: 5

Light, Comfortable & Tough

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
R
Height
5` 4"
Weight
130 lbs

I've been using my XLite since 2014, carried it thousands of miles, slept many, many nights & it's still going strong. When I bought this pad, I was skeptical. It's so light--I assumed it would be fragile & leak quickly. It didn't & still doesn't. I've had a couple other pads in the past from other manufacturers, but they were super uncomfortable and/or they developed leaks fairly quickly. I've never had a leak with my XLite. As others have noted, it does sound crinkly at first when you start using it, but the crinkling noise either goes away or I've grown used to it. It's never really bothered me--by the time I lay down after hiking all day, I don't care if the thing screams! :) Actually, I don't think mine even makes any noise at all anymore. I didn't have a problem with it being slippery, either. It *is* a tiny bit narrower than the pads I had used in the past, but plenty wide for me to sleep on my side curled up in fetal position after a sufferfest type of day. Side sleepers may appreciate the thickness of this pad--I let a little air out of mine & when I side sleep it's thick & soft enough to contour to my body (hips/waist/shoulders). This pad 6 year old pad has been so reliable, I plan to take it on my upcoming PCT thru hike (and beyond)! Therm-a-rest--I love you! :)

>Rating: 5

Great pad and great night's sleep

Size Bought
Reg
Height
6` 2"
Weight
210 lbs

I've slept on this pad for about 10 nights, and was frankly a bit surprised by all the negative reviews. I sleep like the dead on this pad, other than my usual switching from back, to side, to other side. I've owned TR pads for a good 30 years, and this one seems to hit the sweet spot of comfort, weight, stuffed size, and ease of use for backpacking and bike packing. It's not nearly as "crinkly" as the Uberlite, and frankly unless you're the world's lightest sleeper I don't see how the "noise" of the pad could wake you up versus other noises out in the wild. I wonder if the pad "breaks in" after a few uses since I don't hear any noise other than what one would expect from different materials rubbing together. The new valve is quite nice, although requires buying a new mini-pump if that's your thing, but the trade off is faster deflation, and easier inflation since the valve is "one way" when inflating versus the old design. I've slept on the pad from about 80F to 35F and found it comfortable. I'm 6'2" and bop around the 210lbs range and have found it comfortable as a back/side sleeper.

>Rating: 4

Decent pad

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Reg
Height
5` 7"
Weight
130 lbs

I’ve only ever used one other pad that I borrowed and slept horribly. I actually did pretty well with this one, esp sleeping on the forest floor, and not on hard wood floor of an AT shelter. I am a side sleeper with wide hips so it’s important that I don’t hit the ground. I didn’t find it noisy when it was inflated ALL the way. The little mini pump I also bought (old model not available on backcountry) is worth its weight in gold. Looking forward to getting more nights on this one.

>Rating: 3

Loud

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Regular
Height
5` 9"
Weight
145 lbs

I have used a Therm-A-Rest ProLite for years and I love it but wanted a little more warmth and cushion. This pad is pretty narrow, though I would have handled that. The noise with every little movement is what drove me to send it back. I am a heavy sleeper but there is no way I could have slept through the crunching sounds that this pad makes. Also, the valve was dysfunctional. I emailed Therm-A-Rest back in May when I received this pad. I anticipated a delay due to COVID but it is now September and have still not heard back from them. Had I loved the pad, I would have tried to reach out again but there are too many strikes against it for me to put forth the effort.

>Rating: 1

Misleading! Terrible purchase!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Height
5` 4"
Weight
125 lbs

I did hours of research on the best sleeping pad and even spoke with a gear head recommending this pad. I have used this about three times since I bought it in February. WORST EVER. Easy to slip off of it, doesn’t stay inflated, and is so loud like opening a bag of chips every time you move. So just imagine dead silence in nature then waking your partner up in the middle of the night because you have to potty. You can get klymit v on amazon for $50 and not $100 for this crappy pad. Can’t return it because it’s been over 30 days.

>Rating: 1

Noisy and Uncomfortable

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Regular
Height
5` 6"
Weight
140 lbs

Pros Lightweight, small size ideal for backpacking Cons Noisy, uncomfortable, narrow I bought this pad because it is highly rated on other websites. Once it arrived, I immediately tested it out on my living room floor. The first thing I noticed was how noisy it was. Every movement sounded like someone crinkling a tarp in my ear. I could live with some noise, but more importantly, it was incredibly uncomfortable. I released some air ... filled it up more ... no luck. My last resort, I tried it with my sleeping bag, hoping my initial instincts were wrong. Nope. It was worse with my sleeping bag. I felt like I was going to slip right off with every movement. Turns out, this is just an incredibly uncomfortable, noisy, and expensive sleeping pad. You'd be better off saving the cash and sleeping on the ground.

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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.

>Rating: 2

Lightweight, insulating, but very narrow

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Short
Weight
170 lbs

I've tried to sleep on this pad several times, and every time I lay down on it, I feel like I'm on an inner tube that's trying to bounce me off of it. I chalk it up to me having very broad shoulders and a broad torso, and this pad being too narrow for me. Ultimately I sleep better directly on the ground (assuming it's not too cold). The pad is very lightweight material and does a great job of insulating from the ground, but I would not recommend this if any part of you is wider or broader than average. The tech specs say it's 20" wide. There are other pads that come in at 23" wide, and those are significantly more comfortable for me. The ounces saved by shaving off the width is not justified for me.

>Rating: 5

A Great Pad get Better!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Therm-a-Rest has done a really great job updating the classic that we all know and love in the neoair xlite. The new wide version of this pad is something that bigger guys like myself have been waiting for, for some time now. No longer do my arms fall to the side when I am sleeping on my back. The 25 inches is more than enough room to give me a great night sleep making an already great pad even better. Also it should be noted that the new winglock valve really makes the inflation experience with the pad a lot more tedious by allowing you to remove your mouth completely from the valve to take a break without all the air rushing back out. Deflating the pad is much bigger with the new larger opening of the valve as well. Also, it should be noted that the R-Value of the pad has increased with the latest iteration of the pad. Now I'm unsure if there is new tech in the pad making it sleep warmer or if the new R-Value standardization benefited the pad. Overall the new updated neo air is worth the upgrade if you are someone who spends extended periods of time in the backcountry when every ounce counts. All hail the king!

Therm-a-Rest
>Rating:

Hi there. Can you please let me know if/when you expect to have more large mats in stock?

>Rating:

I didn’t realize they make this in regular wide. Can I get help changing my order? Thanks Glen