A thin closed-cell foam pad is one of the most versatile pieces of gear we recommend.

Use one for:

  • Protecting the underside of your inflatable pad from abrasion and puncture;
  • Keeping your inflatable pad from sliding around on the slippery floor of your tent;
  • Adding additional insulation when sleeping on snow or wet, cold ground;
  • Standalone use while fastpacking or camping in areas with soft ground, when you need to save as much weight as possible.

If you’re on the hunt for a thin closed cell foam pad, consider the Gossamer Gear Thinlight:

Evazote 30 (30 g/cm3) closed cell foam is a good choice if durability and resistance to compression are a high priority. This makes pads like the the Gossamer Gear Thinlight stay warmer and thicker for longer, which means less gear to replace less often – and more money in your pocket.


  • Dimensions (rolled): 19″L x 3″ Dia
  • Dimensions (flat/unfolded): 58.7″L x 19″W x 1/8″D
  • Weight: 2.7oz | 76g


  • Dimensions (folded): 20″T x 10.7″W x 1″D
  • Dimensions (flat/unfolded): 73.5″L x 20″W x 1/8″D
  • Weight: 3.3oz | 94g