Perhaps the biggest downside to the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite is its $130 price tag. For the even less, you could buy the Sea to Summit UltraLight that weighs the same, is almost as comfortable, but packs even smaller. Keep in mind, however, that the UltraLight isn't nearly as warm. Below, we highlight more of the differences between these two amazing pads.
The women's version of the XLite won our Editors' Choice Award in the Best Sleeping Pads for Women review. The women's version weighs the same as the unisex model, but it is warmer and four inches shorter.
A new version of this award-winning pad was made available in 2016! Scroll down for a more detailed comparison of the new Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite Max SV vs. the 2015 Xlite version. We are in the process of testing this new product, and we will post a full update with our findings soon. In the meantime, the text and ratings still reflect the older 2015 version.