User Review: Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite Plus
Price Paid: $89
Prior to purchasing this I only had a cheap foam pad, so I don't have a lot to compare it to in real outdoor use. The difference between my old pad and this one is like night and day.
I sleep on my side and my hip has never touched the ground in the past year of using this pad. I find it to be very soft and warm to sleep on, which is great after a long day of hiking. I have a much easier time falling asleep while using it.
The top and bottom of the pad are both textured so that it doesn't slip around and that your sleeping bag doesn't slip around. The pad is not noisy at all like the NeoAir. It packs up relatively small, and I didn't have any difficulty attaching it to my pack with a single strap. I also find it to be very light weight considering it's thickness.
There are two minor issues with this product. One is that the stuff sack is excessively small. I just bought a different one at REI that it slips into easily, problem solved.
The other is that it is a bit narrow, I would prefer it to be just a couple of inches wider. However, the consequence for this would be increased weight and bulk.
Overall, I think this is the best thing I could have purchased. I tried a number of pads at REI and none of them fit the bill like this one.