- February 12 2012
Exceptionally light and compact ! The packed size is very good too and comparable to a one litre water bottle, so it could easily be slipped into a 25L rucksack. I needed a sleeping solution that would be completely compact and comfortable. NeoAir was perfect for the job.
- December 3 2011
Light as Air
I am really extremely happy with this one. It's much lighter than almost all other pads, and is ridiculously comfortable. Wish I had found it sooner. I was skeptical about it's durability, although I have been on 4 backcountry trips thus far, and there have been no issues. Well worth the price if weight is a concern
- September 24 2011
Lightest Weight and very comfortable
I had seen one of these before I bought it, and was concerned about the durability and the crinkling sound that it makes.. I am a big guy -- 6'1" 250 lbs. But I read reviews that allayed my concerns and I want ahead and bought it because I needed the larger size, and wanted the lightest weight. It fit inside the sleeve of my Big Agnes sleeping bag just fine (just get the same size BA recommends in their insulated Air Core). This mattress did not disappoint! It slept great. Once it was full and I was on it, it did not make a lot of noise. No leaks on a 5 day trip. Temperatures were in the low 40s and it was plenty warm. I have since read that the R value of this pad is not as high as the R value of their newer (teal colored) one, and is not as high as the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core (but they are about a pound heavier). This is important if you have a Big Ages sleeping bag because BA's temperature rating is based on having an insulated air core under you. Keep that in mind when purchasing. If you will be pushing the temperature limit of the bag, then you should get a pad with higher R value. But if you aren't pushing it, this is a great way to save a pound of pack weight. From a durability standpoint, I am very comfortable using this in a tent, but would not use it on rough surfaces without tent. Also, for peace of mind get a patch kit, but if you're experience is like mine you will not need it. Great product from Thermarest!
- August 19 2011
I absolutely love this pad. The regular fit perfectly for me, it is a narrow pad that wouldn't be able to fit someone too hefty though. I am 6 feet and 170 pounds. It packs smaller than most other items needed for a excursion which is a major perk for an ultralight hiker. It took less than 90 seconds to blow up and you can adjust the firmness once on it by letting out some air. It is fascinating how minor air adjustments make all the difference. The fabric is thin but I am sure it will hold up for many many years. One other important thing- It's made in the USA! I would recommend this to anyone and I will be buying a small one for my girlfriend any day now.