By customer request Therm-a-Rest shape-shifted the innovative NeoAir XTherm to create the NeoAir XTherm MAX. Still a lightweight packable option for cold-weather and year-round use the XTherm MAX provides greater coverage with its rectangular shape allowing larger users and restless sleepers a more comfortable night’s rest in the backcountry. The same 5.7 R-value found in the original NeoAir XTherm is retained in the XTherm MAX.
Unlike the limited number of vertical baffles employed by many traditional inflatable pads the NeoAir XTherm MAX utilizes horizontal air baffles. Therm-a-Rest's Triangular Core Matrix technology and the increased number of baffles help to minimize convective cooling increase stability and eliminate the "inflatable raft" feeling caused by overinflated vertical baffles. In addition stacked ThermaCapture reflective internal barriers actually direct heat back to your body and cold air back to the ground!
The inflatable construction provides a full 2.5"-thick base of support. Lightweight high-tenacity materials offer durability while maintaining an incredibly light packed weight. And soft textured non-slip surface fabrics offer next-to-skin comfort that’s also quiet when you move around on the mattress.
The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm MAX is available in Regular (20" x 72") and Large (25" x 77") size options. A repair kit is included for unexpected emergencies along with a stuff sack and medium pump sack for ease of storage and inflation.
- Inflatable sleeping pad
- Patent pending reflective barrier technology gives XTherm 4-season warmth without added weight or bulk
- Light, durable fabrics for a smaller pack size and dependability in the backcountry
- Suitable for year-round use
Best Use Backpacking Warranty Limited Lifetime Type Inflatable Sleeping Pad R-Value 5.7 Packed Size Regular: 9" x 4"
Large: 11" x 4.5"
Other Pump Sack and Field Repair Kit included Item Weight Regular: 1 lb 1 oz
Large: 1 lb 7 oz
Dimensions Regular: 20" x 72" x 2.5"
Large: 25" x 77" x 2.5"
Real Customer Reviews
- Warm sleeping pad
Likes: Packable and warm. Good sized pad.
Dislikes: Makes noise when you move around but not that bad. Great for colder weather might be too warm for summer use.
- Great Sleep
Easy To Inflate
Straps To Sleeping Bag
- This mat seems like it will be perfect for my Kilimanjaro climb. It's incredibly warm and folds to about the size of a Nalgene.
Likes: Warmth, lightweight, size
Dislikes: It's a little noisy
- Great pad.
Likes: Very warm and comfortable. Easy and quick to deflate and store.
Dislikes: Top side materiel a little thin.
- Toasty Warm for a Cold Sleeper
Likes: PROS: Warm, durable, easy inflation, packable/light
TESTING CONDITIONS: Overnight in the Great Smokies with low 40s/upper 30s (water didn't freeze yet). Combined with a 21 degree (EN comfort) sleeping bag and thin sleeping clothes, I was toasty warm. So warm I actually unzipped my sleeping bag halfway to use more as a quilt. I'm a cold (woman) sleeper and could literally feel the heat reflected back at me! Also, no cold spots when I rolled around.
Quite durable 70D fabric (versus NeoAir XLite 30D) seems like it will resist punctures well. It comes with a patch kit and I carry duct tape and super glue just in case. As with all things Therm-a-Rest, it's backed by their warranty.
It also comes with a pump sack, which is basically a long tube sack with a piece of plastic you stretch over the nozzle. I practiced inflating it at home and got it down to a couple minutes. No more blowing after a hard day of backpacking, and no moisture in the pad!
19.88 oz total (including pad, pump sack, stuff sack).
TIPS: To remove as much air as possible for repacking, fold the pad from the bottom up to squeeze out some initial air. Then, fold in thirds and roll upwards. This will prevent air from being trapped at the top and help pack it down smaller.
PRICE: I paid $155 on sale. It's worth it, but maybe wait for a sale or coupon.
Dislikes: People say it is crinkly/loud. I agree it makes noise that is obvious even outside your tent, but nothing I can't get over since most inflatables sound like that. Also, I sleep like a rotisserie chicken and rotate around a lot--didn't wake up from the sound.
I wish this came in a short, at length of 5'6" (or 66"), since I don't need all the pad and I like saving money and weight.
- Great pad
Likes: Easy to inflate, very comfortable
Dislikes: Slightly noisy but didn't bother me much
- Great Pad
Likes: Warm, Comfy, Easy to fill up with pump sack, lightweight, packs up small.
Dislikes: Noisy with movement.
Likes: Warm and excellent
- Comfortable, compact & light
Likes: I am 5'10'', 150lbs- the fit is perfect. Insulates well & comfortable but I used a z-lite short pad beneath. Packs to a nice compact size.
- Buy this sleeping pad!
Likes: Sleep like a king or a queen. And be warm too. This thing has a great R value.
Hint: Buy a Thermarest Z-light and bring it with you. Placing it under the pad when you sleep, then sleep even better while protected this awesome pad.. Also the z-light's are great to have around the camp site. (plus it's a backup if this gets punctured in the middle of the night)
ps. Get THIS pad. The rectangular shape makes a huge difference. Why keep rolling of the mummy shaped pad?
Dislikes: People say that this thing can puncture easily -- I've seen the patches. Which is one of the reasons for the Z-light. I've only used it for a couple weeks and so far so good. But I treat it carefully. Don't sit on this anywhere outside of the tent. And if you are inside the tent be sure nothing is poking up from under the ground. Just be careful.
ps. People complain about the noise it makes while your sleeping on the pad. Don't worry about it, just keep on snoring.
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