Tall side sleeper
I am 72 inches tall. every regular sleeping pad is typically 72 inches long. Having a "just right" sleeping pad hasn't left me with a good amount of head or foot space in the might. Additionally, I am a side sleeper and sometimes roll back to my back. The XL width of this pad is amazing to "catch" me in the night when I need to roll. I really like that when I am on my back sleeping my arms are on the pad and not the ground. Other pads are narrow and require me to place my hands across my chest (like a mummy) to keep from getting cold. Being a more free sleeper comes with challenges, but having the XL pad has been a nice addition to my gear, even with the slightly added weight. I mention in other posts that if you are more conscientious of weight and want fast and light, then this might not be for you. I however really prefer a good night's sleep to be refueled, refreshed, and rejuvenated in the morning. I do not see myself getting rid of my larger sleeping pad before other "heavier" gear.