Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad

Rated this product ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ because it is lightweight, easy to blow up and pretty comfortable. I have read blogs that talk about how this mattress is noisy, however I haven’t really noticed – anyone that knows me knows that I am noisy by nature, so….

Advertised Weight: 350 g
Actual Weight: 342 g
Inflated Dimensions: 34 x 24 x 11cm
Size: Regular
Cost: $349.50 AUD
Retailer: Wild Earth

I am 175 cm tall so the regular size at 51 cm x 183 cm fits me comfortably. This mattress is extremely lightweight and compact, coming with its own drawstring bag and small repair kit.


This mattress has been designed for those hikers who want to lighten their loads and still be able to get a good night’s sleep.

Therm-a-Rest is a good quality brand, my last mattress was the old Classic Self Inflating Thermarest which was bulky and heavy – when compared to the NeoAir XLite its a brick.  This mattress is ridiculously small when packed. Available in 3 sizes; with a three-quarter-length version for ultra-minimalists, a large (wider) model, and a womens’ version.

It weighs in at 350g and packs down to 23x10x10cm and can be squashed even smaller when stowed if the valve is left open.


The most important aspect of any sleeping mat is whether or not you can actually get a decent night’s sleep on it. I am quite an active sleeper, so the narrowness of the mattress was a concern – and for the first few camping trips I would slide about somewhat, but soon enough I worked out how to move around on it with some ease.

Around England I had the same issue, so I bought the Zpacks 900 Fill Power Goose Down Sleeping Quilts with adjustable straps to wrap around the sleeping mat – which does help.

Inflated, it’s 6.3cm thick which is a good thickness to assist in keeping you comfortable on rougher ground. If you are in my vicinity I wouldn’t be worried about a noisy mattress  late at night in the still evening air – my snoring will drown the mattress noise out nicely 



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