Case wrote a review of Therm-a-Rest Prolite 3 Sleeping Pad on May 9, 2006
I purchased a ProLite 3 regular (for my wife) and a short for myself. My wife didn't want to give up the full-length padding, and I wanted to reduce my pack weight without suffering directly on the ground. We use them with our Big Agnes StormKing 0°F sleeping bags which require the use of a pad, since the bottom of the bag consist of only an empty pocket intended to hold a pad. The pad is classified as "self inflating" pad, but even after unrolling it and leaving it to loft on it's own with the valve open, you still need to blow it up the rest of the way with a few breaths. The comfort is excellent if you really force the last of the air into it. The short pad that I use works well. I'm 5'6" and the pad supports me down to my knees. If I'm on rocky ground I'll lay my fleece jacket down under the end of my bag. The Short rolls up to about 2/3 the volume of the full length. I highly recommend either pad for anyone looking for a comfortable light-weight sleeping pad. Works well with Big Agnes sleeping bags that require rectangular pads.