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Therm-a-Rest Z Lite SOL Sleeping Pad

$34.95 - $44.95

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    • Limon/Silver, Small
      $34.95
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      $44.95

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    52 Reviews

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    Keep it simple.

    Therm-a-Rest added a thermal reflective barrier to its Z Lite SOL Sleeping Pad to boost warmth by twenty percent. Super-lightweight and ultra-durable, this closed-cell foam mattress offers backpackers and campers a simple solution to their search for a comfortable night's sleep in the backcountry.

    • Foldable foam sleeping bag built lighter and warmer for backpacking
    • Heat-trapping foam dimples with ThermaCapture reflective lining
    • Accordion-style folding is compact and easy to pack
    • Item #CAS0726

    Tech Specs

    Material
    closed-cell foam
    Shape
    rectangular
    Dimensions
    [S] 51 x 20 x 0.75 in, [Reg] 72 x 20 x 0.75 in
    R-Value
    2.6
    Stuff Sack
    no
    Claimed Weight
    [S] 10 oz, [Reg] 14 oz
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Basic Comfy Pad

      An awesome, high-value no frills sleeping pad. Very lightweight and quite comfortable for being a foldable pad. It's nice not to have to worry about where I'm going to lay my pad to avoid getting a puncture.

      Easy and officiant.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      The staple for backpacking pads. lightweight and comfortable, there’s a reason you see this strapped to most bags in the backcountry.

      The Gold Standard in CCF Pads

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Replaced my inflatable pad with a Z Lite and I'm never looking back. It may not be the most comfortable sleep system, but like others have said it's so, so durable and so, so quiet.

      A little hack: I lopped two panels off of my Z Lite to use a back panel in my frameless pack and, since I'm a side sleeper, I use these as extra support under my hips while I sleep.

      Worked great

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

      I did not want to worry about a deflated sleeping pad. This worked just fine for a four-night trip.. I was warm down to high-30s temperatures, fairly comfortable and able to carry this somewhat bulky pad pad without too much difficulty. Tip: If you carry a seat cushion. stack that on top of this pad in the area you feel you need a little more padding--shoulders, hips, etc. You could even attach Velcro to help things stay stacked.

      Perfect for the price

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I combine this with a Nemo Tensor inflatable short (8oz) and a 20 degree quilt (20 oz) and it works perfectly down to around 20 degrees. I use 2 quilt straps and it keeps everything together on relatively flat surfaces. That way if my pad deflates I'm not bare on the ground freezing waking up at 2am for a Colorado fourteener hike that starts at 5am. It is also extremely comfortable which this pad is not comfortable by itself. Also if your inflatable gets an irreparable leak you have this to back it up. I can sleep on just this if necessary but the stand alone comfort is just barely into the I can get some sleep range.

      Good, basic, easy

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      While these sleeping pads aren't the most comfortable thing I've ever slept on, I love how great they are in the winter and how durable they are. It seems like my comfortable air pads always have a hole, something I don't have to worry about with this pad.

      Light and Easy

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This pad served me well through a couple weeks straight of backpacking, hardly notice it on my pack, no damage or loss of performance.
      This pad is durable, warm, and comfortable for a closed cell foam pad. Most of my hiking partners had Air pads, and while they did seem to be a bit more comfortable, I was ready for bed a lot sooner, and did not become light headed blowing up a pad. If you are looking for something that will last forever, not lose functionality if punctured, keeps you warm from the ground and provides a reasonable amount of comfort, I highly recommend this pad.

      High quality, standard performance

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

      I recently used this pad on a camping trip and it definitely did the job. I was stoked that the pad was long enough for me at 6'4" and the materials seem very sturdy. I would prefer a thicker pad for longer trips but for the price, this one is hard to beat.

      Love the z lite sol pad!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Picked up this therma-a-rest sleeping pad mainly for weekend backpacking trips and it's been great so far! The closed cell-foam technology is the main reason I decided to give this sleeping pad a try. We camp on rocky surfaces pretty frequently and have a dog so durability was a necessity. After a handful of trips we made the right choice going with this sleeping pad for durability!

      Definitely a nice plus to still have some insulation for those colder spring nights and this sleeping pad is extremely light so it's not an issue at all to strap it to the outside of a backpack.

      Overall really happy with this sleeping pad from therm-a-rest and I would definitely recommend it if you are in the marketing for a close foam-cell sleeping pad.

      light pad, but damaged

        Just received the package. I am a little disappointed that the pad got scratched. I wish I could return this pad but I need to use it for a weekend camping trip. I hope this wouldn't influence its functionality

        The good thing. It is super light and comfortable (I tried at home). I will see how it does in cold and humid Maine.

        light pad, but damaged

        oops

          So I bought the small thinking it would be around 5ft long considering the regular one my boyfriend has is about 6ft long. But I was way wrong. I should have checked the measurements haha. I will still use it because I don't think I'll be using this pad during colder weather anyway and I can just wear warm socks if I have to.

          Workhorse of Sleeping Pads

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I love these pads for what you pay and get. It is not as comfortable as an inflatable sleeping pad, but it is very comfortable if you take the time and clear away any rocks or bumps before placing tent. I just purchased a new one after 3 years on the last one before a 3+ week backpacking trip this winter in Utah. The last one has been around to many camp fires, fishing holes, trailheads after stupid long days hiking, belay spots for ice and rock, frozen summits and hammocks to count. I almost always have it on me and throw it down everywhere rain, shine, rocky, or snow. I have camped many nights on snow with this pad and it does a good job, again not as well as an inflatable pad, but if that pops mid winter with no repair kit you are having a very rough long night. I took my old one and cut it in half and use that for the pup and day packing now. Carried both the half and the full on my last few trips and was well worth it. Great all all-round pad.

          comfortable and light one

            I bought it with my friends. All of them are satisfied with this light and comfortable sleeping pad.
            I will use it only except for winter season. sometimes it can be used with anohter to help to keep chilly air out more.

            Dog Freindly

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            I bought this because my Dog has managed to pop all my previous air based sleeping pads. It holds up well to him walking all over it and snoozing on it. I find the air based ones slightly comfier but I really enjoy being able to take this out at anytime during the hike and sitting on it vs. sitting on rock/ground. Also works great for some end of hike yoga! Super light yet slightly awkward to fit on/in a pack. I usually make my dog carry it on his backpack.

            Good enough

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            I have used it a couple of times now. I cut mine by half so now I have 2 mid-size pads. I used only for the upper half of my body and every time under my therm-a-rest NeoAir inflatable pad. It's the perfect combination for those cold nights in the trail. It's great for putting together your tent and sleeping bags without kneeling on those rocks under your tent.

            My favorite lightweight sleeping option

              This product has accompanied me on a variety of outdoor adventures, and has performed outstandingly in all of them.

              For lightweight backpacking, this pad provides a relative amount of comfort and warmth at an unbeatable weight. At 10 oz. for the small size, this is a great option when reducing weight is the goal. I cut mine in half, reducing the weight to an incredible 5 oz, and using my backpack to lay my legs over while sleeping. Paired with a 15 degree mummy bag, this setup kept me warm and dry on a 6 day backpacking trip through the Alps, with night time temps approaching 40F degrees . Of course, you always have the option of bringing the second half to use for your lower body, or to double up for a little more warmth under your torso. I have used this setup for camping on snow in the Maine winter, with satisfactory results.

              Additionally, this pad is light enough to bring along for ski touring, colder day hikes, picnics, and canoe trips where having a warm, comfortable surface to sit on is desired. For multi-day canoeing trips, I have used this pad both as a seat and also as a surface in the bottom of the boat to keep dry bags up and out of sitting in that inevitable puddle.

              The incredible durability of this pad allows applications such as these, along with many others. With no valves or air chambers, you could accidentally puncture this pad on a tree branch with no loss of performance.

              I would not offer this pad to guests staying over my home, but if cutting weight is paramount, and if you're willing to give up some comfort, this is the pad for you. Head into the alpine or out on a long distance trail- this is the pad you'll see strapped on mountaineer's and thru-hiker's packs more than any other.

              Check the size

              • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

              Ordered these, assuming (yes, we all know what happens when you make that mistake) that it was a normal size mat, since there was only one size option. Gave them as gifts, which started out very exciting, until they unfolded them and found out they were only long enough to reach their knees.

              Unanswered Question

              How warm do you think this pad will keep you warm in? I have a military pad, but I was camping and it got down to ~30/25 at night and I was freezing... Thanks!

              I've recently started using a hammock system sometimes instead of a tent and I'm not sure if I should get a small or a regular (thinking of the isolation factor.)

              As far as the insulation factor goes the regular is going to help keep your body heat directed towards you for more parts of your body. A lot of heat can be lost from hands and feet so having the pad under your feet will help keep that heat where you want it. I am 5'10" and I bought the Regular and the size is perfect for my height. If weight or size is an issue, you might consider the Small, but the Regular will help more of your body if you need it.

              I use a non-sol zlite with my hennessy hammock, i use the regular trimmed asymmetrically to fit the hammock. works well, you get a bit of extra wiggle room as well. gets me down into the teens comfortably. been hesitating with the sol as i have read it delaminates... issues on your end?

              Super dumb question. Which side is the...

              Super dumb question. Which side is the top? do I sleep with the yellow side up or silver side up?

              Is the reflective coating a worthy upgrade...

              Is the reflective coating a worthy upgrade over the standard z-lite? Is it much warmer?

              So that reflective coating just makes the pad that much more efficient then the standard z-lite. On those really cold nights it does bounce your own body heat back to you rather than letting it escape into the ground. Will you notice the difference with general use, that's hard to say but it could make up for those few degrees of difference between survival and hypothermia.

              I've got this pad in a regular and I love...

              I've got this pad in a regular and I love it. I'm looking to get an inflatable pad to pair with this for winter camping, and my question is would i need a full length inflatable pad or could i get away with a 3/4 length one?

              the idea with winter camping is that any part of you or your sleep system (pads and bag) that touches the ground will be colder. insulating from the cold ground allows the parts of your sleep setup to retain more heat. you could use only this pad and be okay depending on how warm you sleep and how warm your bag is. you could also use a 5 inch thick pad and have lots of insulation from the ground, but it would be tough to pack that around. the 3/4 will be fine, but not as comfortable as a full length. what you need to decide is how cold do you get on fall nights, and how much are you willing to compromise space and weight for comfort and more warmth.



              i use a zero degree bag, a 3/4 inch air pad, and put my bag under my feet, but i'm a warm sleeper and i'm not camping in -20 degrees.