What we don’t: A little thin and crinkly. I am disappointed it can not be returned even though it was only used once. The accordion-shaped Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol (w/ aluminized reflective surface) sleeping pad is a backpacking classic that’s easy to attach to any backpack. Cost: $159.95; Best For: Ultralight Backpacker, Wilderness Backpacker The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite is the lighter, warmer, slightly more popular younger sibling of the XTherm. Made with closed-cell foam, it folds up into accordion-like sections making it easy to carry and attach to the outside of a backpack. Outdoor Vitals sleeping pads include an ultra-thick pad (3.5 - 4.5 inches) keeps you more comfortable and keeps your hips off the ground and oversized side rails, to keep you cradled in the middle of your pad. Half Length Sleeping Pads - Another popular innovation amongst manufacturers of light sleeping pads is the half length sleeping pad or the three quarter length sleeping pad, or even the two thirds length sleeping pad… Connecting your sleeping bag to your sleeping pad, the pad loops are sewn-in straps whereby you can secure your sleeping bag and prevent it from slipping off the pad. The Best Ultralight Sleeping Pad with Insulation Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite. This ultralight sleeping pad with pillow is super small and light for your pack. Therm-a-Rest is synonymous with quality backpacking pads, and the NeoAir XLite is their leading lightweight model. Best Ultralight Sleeping Pad for Backpacking 1. We have contacted the manufactures and at the earliest, we will try to contact you back. Ashley Wilson. Even for an ultralight pad it feels like I am sleeping directly on the ground. Hi Bob Lacourse, Reply from the Manufactures: Hello! Weight: 12 oz. Unrivaled in terms of convenience, the Pro Lite comes in a range of three sizes (short, long, and regular) and each size is a different price meaning you can save some money if you need a small sleeping pad. This ultralight Thermarest mattress is, as far as self-inflating sleeping pads go, the smallest sleeping pad on the market. The Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol is an ultralight, inexpensive, and virtually indestructible foam sleeping pad, making it a favorite among ultralight backpacking fanatics and parents alike. March 2019 at 8:32 pm . For lightweight backpacking, it's hard to beat a foam sleeping pad. All our products come with a warranty for any manufacturer defects. R-value: 4.2 What we like: Ultralight, comfortable, and well-built. Thickness: 2.5 in. Weighing 14 ounces (72″ x 20″), this closed-cell foam pad has an R-value of 2.0 (measured with the new R-value Standard) and costs $35 – $45, depending on the length. Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite ($185) Category: Air pad Weight: 12 oz. 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