Thinlight Foam Insulation Pads

Super Deluxe closed cell Zote foam sleeping pads in several sizes.

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Thinlight Pad - 1/8"
$16.00
Thinlight Pad - 1/4" (Wide)
$39.00

Description

Description They can be rolled and placed either inside the pack or on top (where it can be held under the closure for instance). The 1/8" pad will fold up to fit into the back of Gossamer Gear packs and the 3/8" thickness, cut down to 30 or 40 inches, can be folded into the back of select backpacks as well, providing a super-minimalist pad.

This makes them a favorite for ultralight backpacking and camping! Our thinnest pad at 1/8" weighs much less than even a deck of cards. While even our thickest sleeping pad is less than half the weight of most foam sleeping pads. These add almost no weight to your pack, are compact, and can be folded and bended into any form without losing their integrity. If you own an air mattress then it should be an indispensable part of your kit - an air mattress alone might slip and slide and leave you freezing from convective heat loss. Place a thinlight foam insulation pad on top of or underneath your air mattress to prevent sliding and provide insulation. Also makes a quick and easy campseat.

For hammock users and doubles we now have 1/4" thick ThinLight™ pads at a 39" width. These pads are made from the same Evazote® foam as the original ThinLights and provide plenty of coverage for the cold spots. This pad will not fit in the pad holder pocket our packs and will need to be strapped on the outside of a pack.

The 1/4 Wide and the 3/8 pads are not available internationally and ship Ground Delivery only in the US. If you have a PO BOX, you will need to choose the Priority Mail Option.


  • Ultralight

  • closed cell foam won't absorb water

  • durable


Additional Info

Additional Info

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Specs

Weight (varies due to manufacturing)

  • 1/8" Pad  weighs 2.4 – 2.8 oz. (68 – 82 g.)  
  • 3/8" Pad  weighs 7.8 - 8.2 oz.  (221-233 g.)
  • 1/4" (Wide) Pad weighs 9.0 - 12.2 oz. (256-376 g.)

Dimensions

  • 1/8" Pad is 19 3/8  x  59 1/8  x 1/8 in. (49 x 150 x 0.32 cm.
  • 3/8" Pad is 19 3/8  x  59 1/8  x 3/8 in. (49 x 150 x 0.95 cm.)
  • 1/4" (Wide) Pad is 39 x  59 1/8  x 1/4 in. (99 x 150 x 0.64 cm.)
  • NOTE: sizes may vary by up to ½ in. (1.3 cm.)

Material

  • Closed cell cross-linked Evazote foam

Color

Charcoal

 

Reviews

Great and versatile sleeping padReview by Heather "Badger"
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I had the great fortune of doing part of the Rogue River Trail with Beekeeper and she is the one who shared how she uses her Thinlight pad and when I go to ground, I have started to use the Thinlight to protect my sleeping pad, and when I am hammocking, I use it for additional insulation underneath me.

I keep mine outside my pack and have not had trouble with it getting snagged on anything, but I could see if you do a lot of bushwacking, you would need to be careful. (Posted on 7/26/15)
Great for the DesertReview by Lucky
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Learned this from my buddy Lyle: I use the 1/8th" pad to protect a short-size air mattress and to add extra insulation. I consider it a necessity in the deserts of the Southwest to minimize the risk of your air mattress getting a leak. There lots of stuff on the ground out here that can pop an air mattress. It also adds a surprising amount of insulation from the ground and improves the warmth of your overall sleep system.

I also like to sit on it around the campfire for warmth from the ground and to stay clean. (Posted on 7/23/15)
Great for many purposesReview by Lisa "Pinky" Curry
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I have carried a Gossamer Gear 1/8" Thinlight Insulation pad for over five years. This super light foam pad has been great for many uses during the day and night. I have used it as my sit pad on every imaginable surface, for mid day napping pad under trees or on picnic tables, as a shared sit pad for groups of stinky hikers, for a lunch table, as cowboy camping protection underneath my inflatable sleeping pad, as added insulation in my hammock and to wrap around fragile items that I sometimes carry in my pack.

My first Thinlight pad traveled with me for the entire 2650 mile length of the Pacific Crest Trail. After three years I finally replaced it with a new one which I used for a thru hike of the 850 mile Hayduke Trail. I carry the pad on the outside of my pack so I have had to make many duct tape repairs from tears caused by some serious bushwhacks through cactus and thorn bushes. If I were to carry inside of my pack it would probably still be in great condition.

It is a durable closed cell foam which is super flexible, will not absorb water and is incredibly light weight. It is an inexpensive option for a lightweight minimalist pad that can be used for many purposes and an item that I will carry on all of my backpacking trips. (Posted on 7/8/15)
Loved this pad for many yearsReview by Lisa "Pinky" Curry
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I have carried a Gossamer Gear 1/8" Thinlight Insulation pad for over five years. This super light foam pad has been great for many uses during the day and night. I have used it as my sit pad on every imaginable surface, for my mid day napping pad under trees or on picnic tables, as a shared sit pad for groups of stinky hikers, for a lunch table, as cowboy camping protection underneath my inflatable sleeping pad, as added insulation in my hammock and to wrap around fragile items that I sometimes carry in my pack.

My first Thinlight pad traveled with me for the entire 2650 mile length of the Pacific Crest Trail. After three years I finally replaced it with a new one which I used for a thru hike of the Hayduke Trail. I carry the pad on the outside of my pack so I have had to make many duct tape repairs from tears caused by some serious bushwhacks through cactus and thorn bushes. If I were to carry inside of my pack it would probably still be in great condition.

It is a durable closed cell foam which is super flexible, will not absorb water and is incredibly light weight.. An inexpensive option for a lightweight minimalist pad that can be used for many purposes and an item that I will carry on all of my backpacking trips. (Posted on 5/11/15)
5 Stars for Use with Air Beam MattressReview by BeeKeeper
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When I bought my Air Beam which has zero R Value, I also purchased the 1/8" Thin Light to use in conjunction.

I store it in the pack pouch of my Mariposa in place of the Sit Pad. I had to trim it just slightly to fit. It does make my back sweat more than the Sit Pad, but in my opinion worth the sacrifice.

I use the Thin Light under my Air Beam when temperatures indicate I don't want R value. The added benefit is that the Thin Light prevents any slippage when on a slanted surface.

I use the Thin Light on top of my Air Beam when it's cold out. I've used it down into low 20's and have been quite comfortable.

I also use it for sitting or lying during breaks during the day as it's easy to remove/replace in pack. (Posted on 2/11/15)

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