Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Mattress

$29.95 (as of 08/24/2016, 9:36 AM)

Ultra-light camping mattress for high-speed, low-weight camping
All-new proprietary foam construction is soft on top and dense on bottom
Closed-cell foam is incredibly durable, providing excellent value through the years

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Product Description

This is our lightest and most compact closed-cell pad with all-new foams – softer on top for more comfort and denser on the bottom providing better durability. It’s the best choice for people seeking sleep-any-where, on any-thing durability and comfort
Therm-a-Rest’s Fast & Light mattresses allow you to experience unrivaled comfort without compromising your goals. Weighing less and packing smaller than other mattresses, they facilitate the kind of high-speed, low-weight camping experience sought by alpinists, adventure racers, and long-distance backpackers alike. Hailing from the Fast & Light series, the Z Lite ultra-light three-season camping mattress is perfect for those go-anywhere, sleep-on-anything treks and bivies where every ounce counts. The Z Lite is made using an all-new proprietary foam that’s softer on top for extra comfort and denser on the bottom for added durability. As a result, it’s substantial enough to keep you comfortable while mountaineering or on ski tours, yet packs smaller than any other closed-cell foam mattress thanks to its accordion-style design. Plus, the closed-cell foam is incredibly durable, providing an exceptional value and many years of worry-free performance. View specs in printer-friendly format

Small Specifications:

  • Color: Limon
  • R-value: 2.2
  • Weight: 10 ounces
  • Width: 20 inches
  • Length: 51 inches
  • Thickness: 0.75 inches
  • Packaged dimension: 20 by 4 by 5.5 inches
  • Foam type: Egg-crate molded
  • Fill material: XL polyethylene

Regular Specifications:

  • Color: Limon
  • R-value: 2.2
  • Weight: 14 ounces
  • Width: 20 inches
  • Length: 72 inches
  • Thickness: 0.75 inches
  • Packaged dimension: 20 by 5 by 5.5 inches
  • Foam type: Egg-crate molded
  • Fill material: XL polyethylene

About Therm-a-Rest
In 1971, Seattle aerospace giant Boeing announced the largest layoff in company history, resulting in 50,000 people losing their jobs. Among the jobless were Jim Lea and Neil Anderson, both engineers who were eager to get back to work. Turning to friend John Burroughs–an avid mountain climber–for ideas, Burroughs suggested a better sleeping mattress, specifically one that was lightweight, warm, and comfortable.

Taking their inspiration from gardening cushions that expelled air as the gardener shifted his or her weight, the duo took a piece of open-cell foam and sandwiched it between two pieces of airtight fabric. Using an old sandwich maker, they melted the fabric onto the foam, creating a bond that was perfectly airtight. After adding a valve, their prototype was ready to test. Within two years, Lea and Anderson had partnered with Burroughs to begin production of Therm-a-Rest pads, the world’s first self-inflating mattress. Under the name Cascade Designs, the private, family-owned company has grown into one of the most respected outdoor manufacturers in the world. Still based in Seattle, Cascade Designs sticks to the same fundamental principles it was founded upon: providing relevant and innovative products, exceptional quality, and service that exceeds your expectations.

Ultra-light camping mattress for high-speed, low-weight camping
All-new proprietary foam construction is soft on top and dense on bottom
Closed-cell foam is incredibly durable, providing excellent value through the years
Accordion-style design packs smaller than any other closed-cell foam mattress
Comes in small (10 ounce) and regular (14 ounce) sizes; 0.75 inches thick