User Review: Therm-a-Rest Trail (Short)
Price Paid: $30 CDN
I've used this sleeping pad for a few years now, and it's endured its share of abuse. It's been slept on over 100 nights in a dirty tent and on floors, as well as folded up and propped against rocks or the bare ground as a make-shift chair cushion.
I haven't followed any of the care instructions--I've scrubbed it with detergent, over-inflated it, and improperly stored it (scrunched tightly in its containment bag) for most of the time I've owned it. In spite of all this abuse, the pad works as good as the day I bought it.
I use a small size. I'm 6'3", 190 pounds, but the small covered me from my head to below my butt, and that's all I really need on the pad to feel comfortable. I can fit the pad into a storage bag roughly the same size as a Nalgene.
When I eventually destroy the pad, I'll replace it with the Trail Lite.