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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm MAX Inflatable Sleeping Pad


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Item # TARA5203M
By customer request Therm-a-Rest shape-shifted the innovative NeoAir XTherm to create the rectangular-shaped NeoAir XTherm MAX to provide expanded coverage for year-round backpacking.
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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.

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  • 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

Average Rating:
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Reviewed by William E. - March 25, 2019

Likes: I have bought several sleeping pads in the last year and this one is the best I’ve had. It has a R value of 5.7 and it is truly warmer than the others I have. This packs down very small compared to my trail pro. It has a higher loft. It is a little noisy but I don’t mind.

Dislikes: None

So Far So Good
Reviewed by Sam L. - March 16, 2019

Likes: What I like is how considerably warm it stayed underneath me. I've slept on a sleeping pad that had little to no insulation underneath and I noticed the difference in temperatures 30º-40º when the ground was really cold. I tend to run warmer when I'm asleep and I move around a lot. That being said, the regular width is too narrow for me. I'm just about 27" wide so I definitely hang off the sides of the regular size pad, if i lay on my back. Noise wise, I don't think it's noisy enough to bother my neighbors, but it's there. You don't sink down to the ground, if you're sitting one spot, probably because of the triangular internal structure.

Dislikes: No dislikes, I just don't fit well on a regular size.

Warm, comfortable and not very noisy
Reviewed by Ronald B. - March 15, 2019

Likes: Took the NEOAIR XTHERM snow backpacking in March. Had never backpacked in snow and was a bit concerned I'd freeze my backside off. Temp dropped down to 20 degrees at night and with my Mtn. Hardware 15 bag on top of my new pad, stayed warm in tent. Read other reviews about pad being too noisy, but after hiking 3 miles in snow shoes and crawling in tent didn't really real much crackling noise.

Dislikes: I bought the long pad, I like the extra width but a bit too long in tent. Not a deal breaker.

Big Upgrade
Reviewed by Simon K. - February 19, 2019

Likes: I had the Xlite prior to this and was worried about the durability. This pad put my fears to bed.

Dislikes: none

Great pad
Reviewed by William L. - February 15, 2019

Likes: lightweight
packs small

Dislikes: loud, crinkly sound when you move around

Nice and warm but a little bulky
Reviewed by Brett M. - February 1, 2019

Likes: Warm, Thick and plenty long enough to keep me insulated from the snow below

Dislikes: A little bulky

The pad of all pads
Reviewed by Giovanni M. - January 26, 2019

Likes: Warmth to weight ratio is stellar, rectangle cut allows for more sleeping positions than a curved pad

Dislikes: The crunching sound from the material used isn't as bad as some people say it is, but if you are one to roll around a lot at night, this may bother your fellow backpacking buddies. And while this pad is warm, you still will need a great bag if you want to be comfortable in freezing conditions.

Prefer quieter options that deflate easier
Reviewed by Anna - January 22, 2019

Likes: We expected to like this pad due to its horizontal baffles, warmth, and light weight. We were underwhelmed for the price, and found Exped to be more comfortable and quiet, and easier to inflate/deflate, which was worth the extra ounces to us.

Dislikes: very crinkly/noisy
pump sack inflation option wasn't ideal for valve type
deflate process requires more effort than a dual valve system

Best pad I own.
Reviewed by Jacob B. - January 6, 2019

Likes: I have 4 sleeping pads and this is my favorite. It's a little less noisy than the regular Xlite and only a little heavier but keeps me alot warmer.

Dislikes: Takes a while to blow up.

Very Warm and Comfortable
Reviewed by Christopher F. - January 4, 2019

Likes: Holds in the heat. I have tried other inflatable sleeping pads but none hold in the heat as well as others.

Dislikes: None

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