Sold Thermarest X-Lite shortened

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by shetland_breeder, May 22, 2018.

  1. shetland_breeder

    shetland_breeder Ultralighter

    Two of these - I find the Sea to Summit pads much nicer.

    The advantage of the cut-down ones over Thermarest's own short mats is that they have a square end instead of a pointy end. I have this theory that TR assume the short mats are for children...

    First one is shortened to 1050mm - torso length. Includes the stuff-sac. Silicone dots on the back. 210g on my scales, the stuffsac is an extra 13g

    TR-1050-1.jpg TR-1050-2.jpg TR-1050-3.jpg

    Second one is a bit longer at 1250mm - knee length-ish. This one includes the stuff-sac and the repair kit. Silicone dots on the back. 260g on my scales. Stuffsac is an extra 13g.

    TR-1250-1.jpg TR-1250-2.jpg

    Neither mat leaks at all.

    £35 each including postage to the UK. This one is now sold.
    Last edited: May 23, 2018
  2. sporangiophore

    sporangiophore Backpacker

    I'll take the longer one!
  3. shetland_breeder

    shetland_breeder Ultralighter

  4. maddogs

    maddogs Trail Blazer

    really interesting. any hints and tips on the DIY method for doing this?
    I'm a bit of a short-arse and could do with loosing a foot off my full length TAR.
  5. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

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  6. shetland_breeder

    shetland_breeder Ultralighter

    It's really easy. I've done 5 now with no problems. If you feel you need to practice then just cut a lot longer than the final length and do a new seal - then you can check ythat you're doing it right by inflating the mat.

    For an X-lite you need to cut at leat one section longer than the finished size.

    Be sure to mark the cut with the pad inflated - and if you make several marks make sure you cut to the right mark. Guess how i know this one ... :(
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  7. maddogs

    maddogs Trail Blazer

    awesome, thanks folks!
  8. Chet1962

    Chet1962 Day Walker

    hi is the 1050 still available?
  9. shetland_breeder

    shetland_breeder Ultralighter

  10. shetland_breeder

    shetland_breeder Ultralighter

    Both mats now sold.

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