You might already know the Z Lite (formerly known as the Z Rest) from one of your first camping trips. The foam pad is cheap, light, and nearly indestructible, making it an easy choice when you’re just starting out. Sure, you probably replaced it with a cushy air mat along the way, but guess what? All the qualities that made it great for that first trip also make it great for winter.
For the price, weight, and durability, there’s no better pad for insulating snow benches in floorless shelters, resting on snow slopes, or adding a bit of warmth to lightly insulated pads (its R-value is 2.6). The silver treatment helps reflect heat, while the accordion-style mat packs easily, lies flat when unfurled (unlike roll-up mats), and doesn’t fight back when you lash it to your pack. The Z Lite guarantees winter warmth and comfort and does so cheaply and indestructibly. You’ll see these on our winter packs for years to come. 51" x 13" x 14"