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.

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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.

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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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