Specifically designed for cost-conscious, ounce-counting backpackers, the Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite Sol is a super compact, closed-cell foam pad. Dual density foam provides a soft sleeping surface and a durable bottom while a heat-reflective coating directs heat back to your body for increased warmth.
A compact accordion-style design makes the Z-Lite Sol quick and easy to pack. The egg carton pattern enhances comfort and traps air underneath your sleeping bag, providing extra warmth. The thermal reflective barrier helps you retain heat while bouncing cold surface air back to the ground. This also makes the Z-Lite Sol a great option for pairing with another inflatable or self-inflating pad (sold separately) for maximum warmth and comfort in snow or cold weather.
The Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite Sol is available in Small (20" x 47" x 0.75") and Regular (20" x 72" x 0.75") size options.
- Compact closed-cell sleeping pad
- Thermal reflective barrier increases warmth and durability
Best Use Backpacking, Camping Warranty Lifetime Type Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Pad R-Value 2.6 Packed Size Small: 20" x 4" x 5.5"
Regular: 20" x 5" x 5.5"
Item Weight Small: 10 oz
Regular: 14 oz
Dimensions Small: 20" x 51" x 0.75"
Regular: 20" x 72" x 0.75"
Real Customer Reviews
- More comfortable than I thought
Likes: At first glance I was skeptical but this turned out to be a pretty cozy mat. I slept in ideal temperatures so I can't speak to the insulation part but it really made the lumpy ground cozy enough to sleep through the night.
Dislikes: For hiking it doesn't fold up very small but that is just a trade-off with choosing the non-inflatable type of mat.
- Bulletproof comfort
Likes: What can you say? This thing is bulletproof comfort. Packs down well, doesn't lose air, and you can even use it as a sit pad. Great backpacking gear.
- Versatility for sure
Likes: I'm new to backpacking and when car camping have used a big air mattress. I got this since it was less expensive than many of the other lightweight options. I imagine others are more comfortable, but this is pretty decent especially on grass. I've slept ln my side with it, though it's much better if you're on your back or belly. The best part of this pad though is that it's got multiple uses whether to empty your pack out on, sit and make your dinner, or lay down for a minute or longer, you can't beat this for the versatility.
Dislikes: There are more comfortable options out there, but I'm really happy with this as a starter for backpacking. The tradeoff with an air pad is you can't just set it anywhere.
- Durable sleeping pad
Likes: Reliable: puncture proof compared to air pads. Can sit on it outside shelter and not worry about puncturing your sleeping pad. Affordable. Lightweight. Warm.
Dislikes: Bulky. Not as comfortable as an inflatable pad obviously.
- Great Product
Likes: Love the according fold and lightweight. The reflective side should be nice in colder weather. Great for terrain where you might possibly puncture an inflatable.
Dislikes: Bulky and hard to accommodate on a pack.
- Best of What is Available
Likes: Price (well, before BCE shipping), weight, can't pop because it's not an inflatable pad, warm.
Dislikes: Width, comfort, bulk.
- Absolutely comfortable
Likes: Lightweight, comfortable and manageable. Great!
- My friend recommended me try to this pad. I'm happy about it. I had Ridge Rest Solar, but this is also quite warm and comfortable.
Likes: compact, light weight - easy to carry.
Likes: just fit 3 season backpacking
Dislikes: the volume is greater than my guess
Likes: Great product!
-Durable, took anything I threw at it
Dislikes: Not as compressible as inflatable pads
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