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



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Item # TARA9206M
Designed for cost-conscious, ounce-counting backpackers, the Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite is a compact, closed-cell foam pad. Dual density foam provides a softer sleeping surface and a denser layer of support on the bottom of the Z-Lite.



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.

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



Best Use Backpacking, Camping
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Type Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Pad
R-Value 2.2
Packed Size Reg: 20" x 5" x 5.5"
Item Weight Reg: 14 oz
Dimensions Reg: 20" x 72" x .75"


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 24 real customer reviews)

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Excellent overall pad
Reviewed by Cameron - October 9, 2018

Likes: My inflatable Therm-a-Rest unfortunately popped on my first trip, and while it's ultralight and I love it, I now use this one as extra protection (from both cold and pokey things) underneath it. Works like a charm and adds very little weight. Made in the USA, to me nothing beats Therm-a-Rest. Highly recommended.

Dislikes: Nothing.

Ideal Glass Pad
Reviewed by Chris B. - September 14, 2018

Likes: This product is ideal to cut into tri-fold pieces to use as a glass pad for the backcountry. I wouldn't recommend this for an actual sleeping pad.

Dislikes: None

Reviewed by James W. - November 11, 2017

Likes: Mat seems like it will provide a decent thermal barrier. Has a decent thickness and is lite weight. Seems made well.

Dislikes: NA

Great value
Reviewed by Carolyn D. - July 17, 2017

Likes: Great value, very lightweight, packable. Love the eggshell design (no risk of popping) and insulation is great for the summer.

Dislikes: Not the warmest on the market, but DEFINITELY gets the job done for the price.

Reviewed by Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer - July 25, 2014

Likes: Everything is fantastic for the price

Dislikes: A little bulky

Reviewed by Nathan D. - December 27, 2013

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.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - August 3, 2013

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

Dislikes: Light Weight

Reviewed by Michael D. G. - February 5, 2013

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.

Reviewed by Victoria J. - October 16, 2012

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).

Reviewed by Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer - July 19, 2012

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.

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