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
- Can't beat the price
Likes: Functions exactly how you would expect it to. Kept me warm when the overnight low was ~38 degrees. Would not expect it to keep me warm if it started to dip into freezing temps.
- Simple yet functional pad
Likes: This is a very simple, yet functional pad. It folds up very small, and I use it for all kinds of things. This ranges from being a knee pad when packing up in the morning, a sit pad, and extra insulation under my inflatable pad in the winter. I think it is a great value, and provides good warmth for the weight.
- Would Buy Again.
Likes: Lightweight, comfortable and warm.
- Z-lite pad
Likes: Lite weight comfortable and easy to attach to bottom of pack.
- Not Just A Sleeping Pad
Likes: Everyone should own a Therm-A-Rest Z-Lite Sol Pad. This piece a equipment comes on all my adventures. I use this for a quick seat when all folded up while hiking, It works great just outside my tent door as ground cover in my vestibule to put my boots and other gear on. I could go on and on about this pad. Oh ya, works great for fast and light sleeping pad. : }
Dislikes: Nothing to dislike.
- 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.
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