Gear Review

5 5

Just as good as the reviews indicate

The Prolite 3 is lightweight and comfortable, exactly what hikers need when staying in the backcountry. It's only downside is one that it shares with all air mattresses. Although durable, it can't work miracles, and an unnoticed mesquite thorn can ruin your evening. Check the ground on your hands and knees before putting down your tent floor or ground cloth, and don't forget a repair kit. Fortunately, the latter works quickly and efficiently, even in the field.