The opinion of Aventure Nordique
The Thermarest NeoAir XLite is an ultra-lightweight air mattress. In Regular shape, it weighs 340 grams for a length of 183 cm. The NeoAir XLite fits all body shapes and is available in various lengths and widths. With a thickness of 6.4 cm, it is very comfortable and has a special Thermarest bead structure: beads in the width direction.
The NeoAir XLite is a 3-season floor mat (4 seasons for the Women's model) with high-performance insulation obtained by using reflective barriers inside the mattress. These aluminium sheets allow heat convection. The heat is trapped in the socks and is reflected towards your body! This process stops the cold coming from the ground. In sizes 119, 183 and 196 cm the mattress has a thermal resistance R-Value of 4.2, calculated with the new ASTM F3340-18 standard. The 168 cm women's model has a higher insulation and has an R-Value of 5.4, making it a 4-season mattress. It is made of two reflective aluminium sheets (instead of one) and a level inner tube in the tubes.
It is equipped with the latest Thermarest valve. The WingLock valve allows faster inflation and deflation. It has a non-return valve that prevents air from escaping during inflation. The mattress is supplied with a storage box and a pump bag that prevents blowing moisture into the mattress.
|Product name||NeoAir XLite|
|Material||30d High Tenacity Nylon|
|Length||119 cm (S) - 168 cm (R Women's) - 183 cm (R) - 183 cm (RW) - 196 cm (L)|
|Width||51 cm (S, R Women's, R) - 64 cm (RW, L)|
|Folded||23 x 9 cm (S) - 23 x 10 cm (R Women's, R) - 28 x 11 cm (RW, L)|
|Weight||230 g (S) - 340 g (R Women's) - 340 g (R) - 430 g (R) - 460 g (L)|
|Accessories||Repair Kit, Storage bag, Inflation Stuff Sack|
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"