User Review: Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite
Source: received it as a personal gift
Have used this pad for 5 years with no problems. Inflates quickly, stays inflated all night, packs small.
- Not enough r's for winter
- Stuff sack too small
This pad has performed well after being used for the past 5 years, at least once every month of the year in the northern climate.
The stuff sack is really small, so it takes some extra time to get it in and the "handle" of the stuff sack broke within the first year, but no real loss there. Most of the time I don't use it anyway. The width seems perfect for a backpacking sleeping bag, which isn't cut too wide to save weight.
Although I have not compared many of these pads, this one seems to be among the lighter of them. The only time I can say this pad has failed me was when I used it in a quinzee, and that was only because it didn't have the insulating value I needed for use on top of the snow. Since then I have layered this with a Thermarest Ridgerest under it and it worked fine.
All in all, I really think this is a great pad.