The opinion of Aventure Nordique
The NeoAir XLite is a 3 season sleeping pad with insulation performance achieved by the use of reflective barriers inside the mattress. These foils allow a convection heat. The heat is trapped in the tubes and is reflected back to your body! This process allows to stop the cold from the ground.
Size 119, 183 and 196 cm mattress has a thermal resistance (R-Value) of 3.2 which allows a user to -3 ° C. Thermarest offers a model specially designed for women (Women's NeoAir XLite) 168 cm in size with an R-Value of 3.9 designed for use up to -9 ° C. This XLite Medium consists of 2 reflective foil (instead of one) and 3 levels of room air into the tubes. Its thermal resistance is greatly increased. This mattress for women includes a printed fabric (yellow) giving it a look very nice.
The NeoAir XLite is comfortable. It has a thickness of 6.3 cm and has a specific structure Thermarest rolls: rolls in the direction of the width.
The Thermarest NeoAir mats XLite comes with a bag serving as a pump to inflate the mattress. This system avoids sending moisture into the structure of the inflatable mattress. Repair kit included.
Points to remember
|Product name||NeoAir XLite|
|Article number||06071, 06072, 06073, 06074|
|Material||30d High Tenacity Nylon|
|Length||119 cm (S) - 168 cm (M - Women's) 183 cm (R) 196 cm (L)|
|Width||51 cm (S, M, R) - 63 cm (L)|
|Folded||23x9 cm (S) - 23x10 cm (M, R) 28x11 cm (L)|
|Weight||230g (S) - 340g (M) - 350g (R) - 460g (L)|
|Accessories||Repair Kit, Storage bag|
Stuff sack and repair kit included.
Lightweight: Advanced fabrics and a tapered design make this the lightest mattress in the NeoAir™ collection – almost 15% lighter than the original.
Warm: Improved reflective layer recycles body heat and creates dual air pockets that conserve warmth.
Comfortable: Patent-pending Triangular Core Matrix™ construction provides unrivaled stability and support.
Ultra-Packable: Low-bulk materials make the XLite mattress the most compact NeoAir mattress ever – as packable as a water bottle.
Two MindsAvis de Paul le 26/07/2016
There are a few plus sides, and a few downsides to this product.
The downsides are :
This ThermaRest is very narrow, and is very noisy every time you move[ like a bag of chips ] and it also takes quite a lot lung power to inflate.
The Plus sides are :
VERY compact and lightweight, and VERY strong. It is also comfortable [ albeit to narrow ]
Would I recommend it? - In all honesty, I would probably look for a "wider" version of the NeoAir, and if you are sharing a tent, I suggest you either both have a NeoAir, or not at all, 'cos the noise can / will irritate your "tent partner"