Thermarest Z-Lite Sleeping Pad


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Thermarest Z-Lite Sleeping Pad

For super-light thru-hikers and minimalists everywhere, the ThermaRest Z Lite Sleeping Pad is your perfect choice for overnight comfort. The lightest and most compact closed-cell sleeping pad on the market, the Z Lite is ideal for virtually any activity, but especially when you are traveling Light & Fast. An egg-crate pattern add warmth and comfort while dual-density foam provides cushion on the top and durability on the bottom. Easy to pack, this according style pad is great for breaking out when stopping for lunch or just taking a break.

  • The lightest and most compact closed-cell pad
  • Ultralight accordion style
  • Packs small and lies flat
  • Egg-crate pattern enhances warmth and cushioning
  • Softer top foam offers comfort, denser bottom foam delivers durability
  • R-Value: 2.2
  • Thinkness: 0.75"
  • Dimensions:20 x 51" (Small), 20 x 72" (Medium)
  • Weight: 10oz / 280g (Small), 14oz / 390g

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4 Star Rating


5 Stars QUQU - October 11 2011

Great pad!
I have used prolite before. It was great, but I had to worry about sharp objects when I sleep. It was kind of annoying. I got this pad for size S. It was good for all my needs, A bit bulky though. And I just throw it on the ground, worry free.

5 Stars zhouxingchi - July 19 2011

Light, Compact, Insulated
Well, this is a very basic foam mat so there's little to be said about it. The mat serves its purpose well, it is very lightweight, it folds into a reasonably small brick and the amount of padding is about right (not too much, but enough). Manage your expectations; this is really just a foam pad - comfort is very limited, but for a minimalist backpacker this pad is the way to go. I like that there are no valves to fail and there's no skin to puncture - no matter what, reasonable padding will be provided.

5 Stars Kopavi - June 3 2011

Can it get any lighter?
After an exhaustive search of most of the sleeping pad options I chose the Z-Lite since my top priority was weight. I think it was a good choice. The pad can fit in my pack or ride below. No risk of leaks with this pad which can also be used as a seat cushion. I like the limon color and how it folds up nicely.

5 Stars Jeremys2k - May 18 2011

Small and light
Very small and light. No need to go with the long version. I'm 5 foot 11 and it was fine during a cold week in the Yosemite backcountry. Despite the 6 inches of may snow I had I still felt well insulated.

5 Stars Craig - April 11 2006

Multi-use Pad
This sleeping pad is great. I bought a full length one and cut off the last four sections to make it a 3/4. I use the extra section for a seat cushion when car camping. The Z-lite works great with my ULA and Golite packs since they do not have internal frames. I use the Z-lite as a frame. No worries about getting a hole it in either. I replace mine after about 600-800 miles of hiking.

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