Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite vs. NeoAir XLite [Video]

Here’s the short n’ sweet breakdown of the soon-to-be released Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite in comparison to Therm-a-Rest’s thru-hiker fave NeoAir XLite.

Our review includes a visual rundown of the two sleeping pads, a festive pumpkin pail, a wine bottle comparison no one asked for, and my trusty sidekick not entirely understanding the inflation valve.

Hikers can expect a lighter, more packable version of Therm-a-Rest’s classic NeoAir. Take good care of the UberLite… like all ultralight gear, anything that trims this much weight will require more care to avoid punctures or other damage. The UberLite is warm, comfortable, and yes, quieter than its predecessor, and is sure to have a place in weight-conscious long-distance hikers’ packs.

NeoAir Uberlite Vs. NeoAir XLite Basic Specs

NeoAir Uberlite (Regular)

Weight: 8.8 ounces

Length: 72 inches

Width: 20 inches

Thickness: 2.5 inches

R-Value: 2

MSRP: $180

Available Spring 2019

NeoAir XLite (Regular)

Weight: 12 ounces

Length: 72 inches

Width: 20 inches

Thickness: 2.5 inches

R-Value: 3.2

MSRP: $170

Available Now

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Comments 6

  • Fiddlehead : Nov 2nd

    Need a half or 3/4 version.
    What lightweight backpacker uses a full length pad?
    I’ve always been a foam pad hiker, but heading above the Arctic Circle next year and looking into ways to stay more warm.
    6 oz or less is my goal.
    Thanks for the review though.

    • Allee : Jan 8th

      Be brave and cut it down to the desired size and seal it up with an iron. You might want to double check it if it voids the warranty 😉

  • Josh Johnson : Nov 21st

    Look forward to see the full range of sizes they choose to offer for the new pad. Weight savings are good if the price doesn’t break the deal.


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