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 within their respective categories.

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, is a nice thing to do while 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.

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Fast & Light

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

Sleeping Pad R-value Sizes Weight (oz) Thickness (in) Type
NeoAir® XTherm™
NeoAir XTherm with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 6.9
6.9 Regular
Large
1 lb 1 oz / 0.47 kg
1 lb 6 oz / 0.62 kg
2.5 in / 6.4 cm NeoAir®
NeoAir® XTherm™ MAX
NeoAir XTherm with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 6.9
6.9 Regular
Regular Wide
Large
1 lb 3 oz / 0.55 kg
1 lb 9 oz / 0.71 kg
1 lb 7 oz / 0.64 kg
2.5 in / 6.4 cm NeoAir®
Women’s NeoAir® XLite®
Women's NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
5.4 Regular 12 oz / 0.34 kg 2.5 in / 6.4 cm NeoAir®
NeoAir® XLite®
NeoAir XLite with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 4.2
4.2 Small
Regular
Regular Wide
Large
8.3 oz / 0.24 kg
12.5 oz / 0.36 kg
1 lb / 0.44 kg
1 lb 1 oz / 0.47 kg
2.5 in / 6.4 cm NeoAir®
Women’s ProLite™ Plus
Women's ProLite Plus Sleeping Pad
3.9 Regular 1 lb 7 oz / 0.65 kg 1.5 in / 3.8 cm Self-Inflating
ProLite™ Apex™
ProLite Apex with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 3.8
3.8 Regular
Regular Wide
Large
1 lb 6 oz / 0.62 kg
1 lb 12 oz / 0.79 kg
1 lb 14 oz / 0.85 kg
2 in / 5cm Self-Inflating
ProLite™ Plus
ProLite Plus Sleeping Pad
3.2 Small
Regular
Large
1 lb / 0.45 kg
1 lb 7 oz / 0.65 kg
1 lb 15 oz / 0.88 kg
1.5 in / 3.8 cm Self-Inflating
Women’s ProLite™
Women's ProLite Sleeping Pad
2.7 Regular 1lb 2 oz / 0.51 kg 1 in / 2.5 cm Self-Inflating
ProLite™
ProLite with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 2.4
2.4 Small
Regular
Large
12 oz / 0.35 kg
1 lb 2 oz / 0.51 kg
1 lb 8 oz / 0.69 kg
1 in / 2.5 cm Self-Inflating
NeoAir® UberLite™
NeoAir UberLite with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 2.3
2.3 Small
Regular
Regular Wide
Large
6 oz / 0.17 kg
8.8 oz / 0.25 kg
11 oz / 0.31 kg
12 oz / 0.34 kg
2.5 in / 6.4 cm NeoAir®
Z Lite™ SOL
Z Lite SOL with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 2.0
2.0 Small
Regular
10 oz / 0.29 kg
14 oz / 0.41 kg
0.75 in / 2 cm Closed Cell Foam

*Specs are for size Regular

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Trek & Travel

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

Sleeping Pad R-value Sizes Weight Thickness Type
Women’s Trail Lite™
Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite Sleeping Pad
4.5 Regular 1lb 10 oz / 0.74 kg 1.5 in / 3.8 cm Self-Inflating
Trail Pro™
Trail Pro with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 4.4
4.4 Regular
Regular Wide
Large
1lb 13 oz / 0.82 kg
2lbs 5 oz / 1.04 kg
2lbs 7 oz / 1.11 kg
3 in / 7.6 cm Self-Inflating
NeoAir® Topo™ Luxe
Therm-a-Rest Topo Luxe Sleeping Pad
3.7 Regular
Regular Wide
Large
XLarge
1lb 7 oz / 0.65 kg
1lb 11 oz / 0.77 kg
1lb 13 oz / 0.82 kg
2lbs 2 oz / 0.96 kg
4 in / 10 cm NeoAir®
Trail Lite™
Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite Sleeping Pad
3.2 Regular
Large
1lb 10 oz / 0.74 kg
2lbs 3 oz / 0.99 kg
1.5 in / 3.8 cm Self-Inflating
Trail Scout™
Trail Scout
3.1 Small
Regular
Large
15 oz / 0.43 kg
1lb 8 oz / 0.68 kg
2lb 1 oz / 0.94 kg
1 in / 2.5 cm Self-Inflating
NeoAir® Topo™
Therm-a-Rest Topo Sleeping Pad
2.3 Regular
Regular Wide
Large
1lb 5 oz / 0.59 kg
1lb 12 oz / 0.80 kg
1lb 14 oz / 0.85 kg
3 in / 7.6 cm NeoAir®
NeoAir® Venture™
NeoAir Venture Sleeping Pad
2.2 Regular
Large
1lb 3 oz / 0.54 kg
1lb 10 oz / 0.74 kg
2 in / 5 cm NeoAir®
RidgeRest® SOLite™
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest SOLite Sleeping Pad
2.1 Small
Regular
Large
9 oz / 0.26 kg
14 oz / 0.40 kg
1lb 3 oz / 0.54 kg
0.625 in / 1.5 cm Closed-Cell Foam
RidgeRest® Classic
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Classic Sleeping Pad
2.0 Regular
Large
14 oz / 0.40 kg
1lb 3 oz / 0.54 kg
0.625 in / 1.5 cm Closed-Cell Foam

*Specs are for size Regular

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Camp & Comfort

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

Sleeping Pad R-value Sizes Weight (oz) Thickness (in) Type
MondoKing™ 3D
MondoKing™ 3D with a Sleeping Pad R-value of 7.0
7.0 Large
XXLarge
4lbs 6oz / 1.99 kg
5lb 8 oz / 2.50 kg
4.25 in / 11 cm Self-Inflating
LuxuryMap™
LuxuryMap Sleeping Pad
6.0 Regular
Large
XLarge
3lbs 4 oz / 1.48 kg
4lbs 3 oz / 1.90 kg
5lbs 2 oz / 2.33 kg
3 in / 7.6 cm Self-Inflating
BaseCamp™
BaseCamp Sleeping Pad
6.0 Regular
Large
XLarge
2lbs 8 oz / 1.14 kg
3lbs 6 oz / 1.53 kg
4lbs / 1.82 kg
2 in / 5 cm Self-Inflating

*Specs are for size Regular

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Updated. Originally Published February 4, 2020.