We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad and summarize the results below:
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 621
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- Coverage all the way down to feet.
- Comfortable material.
- 3″ thick to provide added comfort and warmth.
- Pad provided ample separation from the ground on cold nights.
- 3″ thickness allows for adjustment of the firmness of pad.
- Shows relatively little wear-and-tear.
- Easy to blow up and roll into stuff sack.
- Optimal warmth-to-weight ratio.
- No irritated pressure points.
- Keeps warm when the ground is freezing.
- One of the most versatile 3-season pads.
- Smooth sleep surface and slight ridges by the internal baffling provide comfort and stability.
- One of the lightest and most comfortable sleeping pad available.
- Only 12 ounces in regular size, and the small weighs just 8 ounces.
- Combats heat loss by using Triangle Core Matrix that reduces air flow.
- Internal structure lined with reflective surface that projects heat back to the user.
- Comfortable down to approximately 20 degrees Farehnheit.
- 30-denier nylon bottom is durable.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- At 20″, the pad doesn’t allow most people to sleep on back and let arms lay on either side of your body.
- A lot of complaints about the material being very noisy.
- No regular-wide option.
- Material is fragile and can be easily punctured so make sure to use a ground cloth.
- Is this a pool raft or a sleeping pad?
- The regular size isn’t wide enough to rest your arms by your sides when lying on your back.
- Many reports of the pad being too narrow, and not liking the mummy-shape.
- Heat lost through convection that occurs when you move around on the pad.
The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad is a very lightweight and compactable 3-season pad designed for light and fast overnight adventures. Beware that the pad’s material is very noisy and that warmer and more comfortable (yet heavier) options exist.