We caved in and bought the women’s Thermarest Neoair Xlite sleep mats.
At 340g including the stuff sack, this is a huge improvement on our Thermarest Trail Pro regulars, which we love but despite the name are best for car camping and not hiking trails. The Neoair Xlite rolls up really small, about the same size as a Croc (UK size 5).
Apparently they have improved the fabric in the 2015 version. When I inflated mine and lay down on it, I was pleased it didn’t sound like a crisp packet as some reviewers had mentioned. We opted for the women’s version as they are warmer and shorter in length than the regular ones.
I reckon these are our best lightweight backpacking purchases yet. If only everything else was as simple as this we’d be experts in no time 😉 Errr sort of.