Hmmm, I use a NeoAir precisly because I don't get sore hips with it. I blow it up enough to support my hips. I guess it depends on the person... Anyway, the thickness can be a problem by making the pad seem narrower, due to the height (2-1/2".) They can also seemingly deflate overnight. This is caused by temperature changes, soo, I often have to give them a couple breaths of air just before I go to bed.
For shorter trips, I have an old NightLite 3/4 length pad. One has been in use for about 8 years. (The new NightLites are NOT the same...the one I have weighs about 7.75oz, ~60" long, about 3/4" thick at a R2.5.) It doubles as my pack frame, good to about 30pounds.) Gossamer Gear had a hard time shipping the older ones, very bulkey, so I do not believe they offer these anymore. I believe than Nunatak still offers a full length version at 78" long (look on the bottom of their "sleep systems" list.) Using an electric knife, they can be cut down to suit.
Anyway, I use them both. There is a lot more you can do with a CCF pad than a neoair. Neoairs are much more comfortable on hard surfaces. CCF pads are fine on forest duff and the like. About the same as the older Thermorest self inflatable.
Anyway, carefull nesting of the bumps, allows them to be cut into ~10-10.12" wide pieces. Taping them back together with buct tape works OK for about 5 years. It makes a stiffer frame, takes up less voluume, and, lets you use it as a wind break around your stove. Scraps, depending on how you cut it, are usefull for pot cozies, UL sandals, etc. It IS a CCF pad, after all. But it is only 3/4" thick. On hard surfaces, roots, etc. you will get very sore if you side sleep, as I do.
GG and others have pad pockets in their packs. Most internal framed or frameless packs can be modified to take a pad. Less than an ounce of mesh is needed for the 2 sleeves. Better would be to fold the edges, from an engineering standpoint. 2 - 5-6" flaps around your pack extending out from the 10" body can be added with little trouble (tent-pole elastic cord attachments). This will add about 8-10 pounds to the maximum load of the pack, without collapse.
I use a 5 layer pad. When nested, it is about 2-1/2" thick making a beefy frame for a frameless pack. Every frameless pack has a problem with pack collapse, this is one way to correct it and still use the pad for sleeping. Air pads do NOT work nearly as well for this. Even the GG/Klymit AirBeam pad does not supply the same pack support.
However, after the tape, it weighs about 10oz. It is easily removed for sitting on. and leaned against a tree or rock it makes a great chair. I have been known to slip it under my jacket for some extra insulation on cold mornings. And, it fulfills the requirement for dual use gear...pack frame and sleeping pad. Coupled with the Murmur, it weighs less than 20oz for a 25-30pound pack load, increased from 15-20 pounds. If I bring the NeoAir, I use another CCF NightLite pad cut into two layers. Not as effective as the five layer, but still good for 20pounds, maybe a bit more, when coupled with the Murmur. This is also taped together with nested "bumps."
The Z-Rest and SOL versions are not amenable to cutting down like this. A 1/2" pad works but is not as effective for sleeping.
Anyway, I am surprised you have trouble with the neoair. I suspect you will have worse problems with your hips with the CCF pads, though. They are really prefered for forest duff, but I find they are NOT comfortable on hard ground or lean-too's.