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Thermarest NeoAir Uberlite L Sleeping Mat

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On the other hand, Thermarest NeoAir XLiteweighs 12 oz. Even though it’s 3.2 oz heavier than the Uberlite thanks to Thermarest’s innovative design, it’s still one of the lightest sleeping pads on the market (I have a table of other alternatives belowso you can get the main idea). From Mountain Marathon runners to multiday hikers, those who need the lightest gear have a new standard for ultra lightweight comfort with this .25 kg sleeping mat. As if the NeoAir XLite weren’t already pretty darn warm, Therm-a-Rest also offers the NeoAir XTherm, a true all-season inflatable sleeping pad that blows all other pads out of the water in warmth-to-weight ratio. The R-value of 7.3 means this pad can handle truly extreme winter conditions, if that’s your thing. Its relatively light weight (still under one pound) means you won’t mind carrying this pad in warmer weather either. Featherweight: Weighing just north of half a pound, the UberLite sets a new standard for ultra lightweight comfort. I would have some concerns about getting a rip/tear as the fabric feels paper thin but this is most definitely a risk I will take and I’ll just make sure to carry its repair kit with me.

You can now directly compare the R-value of mats rated using the ASTM F3340-18 with confidence that is a fair and accurate comparison between mats. In simple terms, the higher the R-value, the warmer the mat. A very low R-Value, making this pad only ideal for summer time in high-temperature environments. More on sleeping pad R-Values in our Guide.The NeoAir UberLite is available in three different lengths and widths: a 47 x 20″ small size weighing just 6 oz, a 72 x 20″ regular size weighing 8.8 oz, and a 77 x 25″ long and wide size that weighs 12 ounces. Depending on your preferences and goals, all three sizes are pretty attractive in terms of weight and comfort. Note: the size regular pad we tested was 0.2 oz over its spec weight (some people care about that). Size Warmth / season is the biggest functional difference between these three pads. Sleeping pad warmth is designated by the R-value, a measure of how well the pad prevents your body’s heat from transferring to the colder ground. In a hurry? This section sums up my recommendations on choosing between the XLite vs. XTherm vs. UberLite. I’ll go into more detail on each down below. A high price for the “lightest pad on the market”. You’re paying for name brand and utterly ultralight design. Note that with the NXT update, Therm-a-Rest got rid of the previous generation’s “ women’s XLite,” which I personally was a fan of. It was shorter and a bit warmer, but weighed the same. The new NXT series keeps the small length option but pins the warmth at a constant R=4.5 across all sizes, which I suppose is a more consistent way of doing things.

The UberLite has an R-value of 2.0. Anecdotally and quantitatively, it’s not as warm as the XLite, which is rated to 3.2, or 60 percent warmer. Its optimal temperature range feels close to the Insulated AXL, for which the R-value is not publicly known. Standard width for most sleeping pads. Not enough room to splay elbows, but weight is the key here. It also tapers due to the mummy shape. Therm-a-Rest's lightest airbed. From alpinists to thru-hikers, those who need the lightest gear have a new standard for ultralight comfort with this superlight pad. Thermarest saysWhat’s the correlation between air temperature and sleeping pad R-values? When do you need a pad with a higher R-value? This table is based on Exped’s recommendations in Fahrenheit and Celsius degrees. Air Temperature (F): The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite is the lightest weight inflatable pad on the market. A bold statement, to be sure. Ready for those ultralight, ultra-fast adventures you’ve spent all winter dreaming of, this pad excels in hot environments, and hot environments only. From 2020, there is a new industry standard for measuring the R-value (level of insulation) of sleeping mats – ASTM F3340-18. This new standard is the sleeping mat equivalent to the EN rating for sleeping bags. THERMAREST & MSR: Sale! 30% Off all MSR Tents and Thermarest Sleeping Bags including the award-winning Parsec 0!

With its compact design and feather-like weight, Uberlite is great, but as you might guess there are some trade-offs here, it’s not the most durable air sleeping pad on the market, it’s made of low denier (15D Nylon) fabric therefore if you decide to go with the Uberlite you need to be extra careful. If you’re familiar with the NeoAir XLite and find it comfy enough, you’ll likely be fine with the UberLite. They have the same dimensions and very similar construction. I do find the UberLite ever so slightly less stable-feeling than the XLite, tippier somehow, but this is a minor point. This summer I slept on the NeoAir UberLite for five weeks in West Virginia’s Appalachians, Alaska’s Brooks Range, and Yosemite National Park. It kept me warm in temperatures down to 30 degrees F, incurred no holes or blown seams, and is acceptably comfortable. NeoAir XLite: The best choice for most people. Excellent balance of weight and warmth, perfect for three-season adventuring and still suitable for occasional overnight lows into the 20’s F. Get the XLite if you adventure in spring, summer, and/or fall conditions but not often in snowy winter conditions.NeoAir UberLite: Ultralight option for fast-and-light types who adventure mostly in summer and occasional shoulder season conditions. Get the UberLite if you rarely see temps below 40 degrees F and are willing to treat your pad very carefully (and probably patch some punctures) in exchange for the lightest and smallest inflatable pad on the market. Therm-a-Rest offers the UberLite in three sizes. We tested the Regular, and all these specs are for the Regular. The Small is half-size, and the Large has a 25-inch width and 77-inch length. If you have spent a night on the XLite or the warmer XTherm, the UberLite will feel very familiar. All of them: Therm-a-Rest also offers the NeoAir UberLite in a Large, which has a 25-inch width and 77-inch length, weighing in at 12 ounces. This is a larger, more comfy pad, but weighs significantly more.

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