Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Pad

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Price: $39.95

In Stock! Ships Monday, March 30.

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Key Features

  • Accordion-style design lies flat and packs small
  • Lightweight construction designed for ultra-lightweight backpacking
  • Egg-carton pattern enhances warmth and softness


Recommended Use: Ultra-Lightweight 3-Season Backpacking
Item Weight: Small: 10 oz
Reg: 14 oz
Dimensions: Small: 20" x 51" .75"
Reg: 20" x 72" x .75"
R-Value: 2.2
Type: Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Pad
Packed Size: Small: 20" x 4" x 5.5"
Reg: 20" x 5" x 5.5"
Other: R-Value = 2.2
Warranty: Lifetime

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Product Highlights

Specifically designed for cost-conscious, ounce-counting backpackers, the Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite is a super compact, closed-cell foam pad. New construction uses dual density foam to provide a softer sleeping surface and a denser layer of support on the bottom of the Z-Lite.

A compact accordion-style design makes the Z-Lite quick and easy to pack up. The egg carton pattern enhances comfort and traps air underneath your sleeping bag, providing extra warmth. The Z-Lite's closed-cell design is durable and withstands years of use.

The Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite is available in Small (20" x 47" x 0.75") and Reg (20" x 72" x 0.75") size options.

Sizes available: Regular Coyote

Therm-a-Rest part numbers: 02302

Product Reviews

Average Customer Rating:
Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Pad

Average customer rating:
Number of reviews: 20

Individual Customer Reviews:

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  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Everything is fantastic for the price

    Dislikes: A little bulky

  • Nathan D. Christiansburg VA

    Likes: Awesome product. My son loves it and has been carrying it on his backpack for a few years now. Super lightweight too.

    Dislikes: A bit bulky and doesn't come with any way to store it other than strap it to the pack. Doesn't really compress at all.

  • . Chino Hills CA

    Likes: Use for the first time on a trip the Sierra's work great and was light weight.

    Dislikes: Light Weight

  • Michael D. G. Phoenix, AZ

    Likes: With a 2.2R rating and in conjunction with a Therm-a-Rest closed cell foam pad and an inflatable air cushion and down sleeping bag.You'll sleep like a baby on the coldest of nights.

    Dislikes: Nothing,get a coyote pad and relax.

  • Victoria J. Loveland CO

    Likes: didn't like it.

    Dislikes: Much bigger and bulkier than I thought. Wish I had done my research better. I ended up spending more money and getting a better insulated pad that was light and compressed down (inflatable).

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: In terms of closed cell foam pads, this is the only way to go. The pad is extremely light weight, durable, versatile, and most importantly comfortable. No matter what position I sleep in, I still manage to be relatively comfortable, even if I lay on my side. Granted, its not going to be as comfortable as an air pad, but for the price and how light it is who cares. No more waking up with a sore back.

    Dislikes: The only thing I wish it had was a stickier surface so your sleeping bag doesn't have a chance to slide off, but as far as I know, no foam pad does so it still definitely deserves five stars.

  • Dena T. Cocoa FL

    Likes: I purchased this sleeping pad for my 15 year old son. It rained on our last backpacking trip, and water got in my son's tent. The pad dispersed the water under it and did not soak into the pad.

    Dislikes: Tears easily so you have to be careful when you strap it onto a backpack.

  • daniel d. Palm Springs CA

    Likes: Lightweight

    Dislikes: Color options

  • matt h. fort wayne IN

    Likes: everything I expected, MADE IN AMERICA

    Dislikes: nothing

  • Cathy A P. Perkasie PA

    Likes: Easy to fold up; comfortable; nice fit under my sleeping bag

    Dislikes: would be nice to have a protective case/bag to store it in

  • Michael R. Idaho Falls ID

    Likes: Very Light weight and durable.

    Dislikes: Nothing.

  • Jacob H. Muncie IN

    Likes: Lightweight, zero risk of it being punctured

    Dislikes: A little bulky. I'm going to cut some off the bottom to make this even more lightweight and less bulky.

  • Adam O. Manchester NH

    Likes: Light, comfortable, and affordable!

    Dislikes: Nothing to dislike.

  • Dustin F. West Mansfield OH

    Likes: Light weight.

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • william c. latrobe PA

    Likes: great light weight sleeping pad

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: This is a very light pad that will keep you warm, dry and off the ground. It is fairly comfortable especially for the weight. For the price this is a great entry level pad.

    Dislikes: As with any foam pad, it loses support over time, but it is still relatively comfortable.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Light and packs small

    Dislikes: The colour- wish it was more earth toned - still great product

  • todd t. Springfield MO

    Likes: This was purchased for my son who is in scouts. I wanted something that was simple,hard to destroy,light,easy to pack away,and offered good protection from the ground.I don't see for the money how you can do much better.

    Dislikes: Since this packs up square,it looks a little odd hanging off the bottom of the pack. It cannot be slid into a backpacks side pockets like many "roll up" mats. However,as a result the pack almost stands up by itself when you set it down,and the square "fold-up" design prevents the mat from rolling up when placed on the tent floor which is actually a plus for a kid.

  • William G. Tucson AZ

    Likes: Very lightweight and fairly comfortable. Definitely long enough for my 5'9".

    Dislikes: Only yellow available, but hardly a big deal.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: I used this the pad for the first time on a recent backpacking trip. I like the accordion-style, plus I didn't have a problem with the sleeping bag sliding off the pad. Overall, exactly what I wanted in a closed-cell pad.

    Dislikes: Nothing.

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