Therm-a-Rest EvoLite Pad

The 17-ounce, 20 x 72-inch EvoLite is one thick self-inflating pad that offers a warmer night's sleep, thanks to foam and air channels inside. The whole thing is wrapped in a durable nylon shell and sits two inches off the ground when inflated. It promises to be light, comfortable, and warm: everything you want in a backcountry-sleeping pad.
[$120; cascadedesigns.com]