To the untrained eye, the Z Lite Sol from Thermarest might look like something that lot at NASA would take on a mission into outer space. You might even give the product’s silver-side a quick glance and immediately convince yourself that Matthew McConaughey definitely used one at some point during the sci-fi epic Interstellar. You’d be wrong. The Thermarest Z Lite Sol, instead, is quite simply just a very good, very light, very compact camping mat.
Weighing in at just 410g, this ultralight foam mat is highly transportable and unlikely to ever weigh you down when you’re out on your adventures. Whether you take it into the woods or to the top of mountains, the Z Lite Sol is the kind of mat you can blissfully be unaware of while on your back until the time comes when you actually need to use it.
“One key aspect of this product you can’t help but notice are the innovative dimples which make it look completely unlike the standard camping mat”
Described on the Thermarest website as having an “accordion-style shape” when packed away, one key aspect of this product you can’t help but notice are the innovative dimples which make it look completely unlike the standard camping mat. The dimples aren’t just for aesthetics though, they actually help to shield from lumps and bumps while also trapping body heat to keep you warm.