User Review: Gossamer Gear NightLight Torso Length Sleeping Pad
Hands down the best lightweight sleep pad out there. I've carried one of these on the last 2 thru hikes I did, and wouldn't even think of carrying anything else. Yes, after 2800 miles on the Continental Divide Trail it was flat when I got to Mexico, but I slept on it every night for 4 months.
Unlike a Z-Rest, these pads actually hold up their shape and cushion. I went through 3 Z-Rest pads on the Pacific Crest Trail before I stumbled upon Gossamer Gear.
The short length takes getting used to, and some folks will complain about the spartan size/thickness of this pad, but those folks know who they are. If you like your Thermarest, stick with that delicate balloon. If you're shaving ounces from your packweight and have the knowledge to use ultralight gear, give this a shot. Those new to ultralight might want to start by lightening up somewhere else first!