Welcome to our definitive, all-inclusive sleeping pad R-Value ranking. Scroll through to see all of our pads listed from highest R-Value to lowest based on their class. (If you happened to arrive here and do not know what sleeping pad R-Value is, it might be good to read this What is R-Value? blog post.)

The “best” sleeping pad is not at the top, and the “worst” sleeping pad is certainly not at the bottom. Rather, the pads with the highest thermal resistance come first and those with the least come at the end of each category. We know that if you are trying to choose a sleeping pad there are a lot of considerations. Trying to compare pads across categories like weight, thickness, material, length, width and R-Value can be mind-numbing. Which is why we have a handy sleeping pad finder to assist you!

Yet, we thought it would be helpful to rank our pads according by their R-value. After all, staying warm at night, or at just the right temperature for your needs, is a core consideration of camping, right? With the new ASTM R-Value standard hitting the industry this year you can finally compare all pads on the same scale of insulation. Meaning you can make more informed decisions regarding warmth when you purchase a sleeping pad.

A sleep system is a critical component to a comfortable night outdoors.

Fast & Light

For alpinists, ultralight backpackers, and those that need to minimize packed size for their backcountry pursuits.

Sleeping Pad R-Value Weight (oz) Thickness (inches) Type
NeoAir® XTherm™
NeoAir XTherm with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 6.9
6.9
15 (430 g)
2.5 (6.4 cm)
NeoAir®
NeoAir® XTherm™ MAX
NeoAir XTherm with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 6.9
6.9
17 (490 g)
2.5 (6.4 cm)
NeoAir®
Women’s NeoAir® XLite®
Women's NeoAir XLite with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 5.4
5.4
12 (340 g)
2.5 (6.4 cm)
NeoAir®
NeoAir® XLite®
NeoAir XLite with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 4.2
4.2
12 (340 g)
2.5 (6.4 cm)
NeoAir®
Women’s ProLite™ Plus
Women's ProLite Plus with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 3.9
3.9
22 (640 g)
1.5 (3.8 cm)
Self-Inflating
ProLite™ Apex™
ProLite Apex with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 3.8
3.8
22 (630 g)
2 (5 cm)
Self-Inflating
ProLite™ Plus
ProLite Plus with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 3.2
3.2
23 (650 g)
1.5 (3.8 cm)
Self-Inflating
Women’s ProLite™
Women's ProLite with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 2.7
2.7
18 (510 g)
1 (2.5 cm)
Self-Inflating
ProLite™
ProLite with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 2.4
2.4
18 (510 g)
1 (2.5 cm)
Self-Inflating
NeoAir® UberLite™

NeoAir UberLite with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 2.3
2.3
8.8 (250 g)
2.5 (6.4 cm)
NeoAir®
Z Lite™ SOL
Z Lite SOL with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 2.0
2.0
14 (410 g)
0.75 (2 cm)
Closed Cell Foam

*Specs are for size Regular

Trek & Travel

For those that don’t compromise on comfort in the backcountry.

Sleeping Pad R-Value Weight (oz) Thickness (inches) Type
Women’s Trail Lite™
Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 4.5
4.5
25 (710 g)
1.5 (3.8 cm)
Self-Inflating
Trail Pro™
Trail Pro with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 4.4
4.4
29 (820g)
3 (7.6 cm)
Self-Inflating
NeoAir® Topo™ Luxe
Therm-a-Rest Topo Luxe with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 3.7
3.7
23 (650 g)
4 (10 cm)
NeoAir®
Trail Lite™
Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 3.2
3.2
26 (740 g)
1.5 (3.8 cm)
Self-Inflating
Trail Scout™
Trail Scout with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 3.1
3.1
22 (630 g)
1 (2.5 cm)
Self-Inflating
NeoAir® Topo™
Therm-a-Rest Topo with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 2.3
2.3
23 (650 g)
3 (7.6 cm)
NeoAir®
NeoAir® Venture™
NeoAir Venture with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 2.2
2.2
19 (540 g)
2 (5 cm)
NeoAir®
RidgeRest® SOLite™
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest SOLite with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 2.1
2.1
14 (400 g)
.625 (1.5 cm)
Closed-Cell Foam
RidgeRest® Classic
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Classic with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 2.0
2.0
14 (400 g)
.625 (1.5 cm)
Closed-Cell Foam

*Specs are for size Regular

Camp & Comfort

For those looking to bring a slice of luxury to their campsite.

Sleeping Pad R-Value Weight (oz) Thickness (inches) Type
MondoKing™ 3D
MondoKing™ 3D with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 7.0
7.0
70 (1990 g)
*Spec is for size Large
4 (10 cm)
*Spec is for size Large
Self-Inflating
LuxuryMap™
LuxuryMap with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 6.0
6.0
52 (1480 g)
3 (7.6 cm)
Self-Inflating
BaseCamp™
BaseCamp with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 6.0
6.0
40 (1140 g)
2 (5 cm)
Self-Inflating
NeoAir® Camper™ Duo
NeoAir Camper Duo with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 2.5
2.5
71 (2020 g)
3 (7.6 cm)
NeoAir®

*Specs are for size Regular