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Case wrote a review of on May 9, 2006

5 5

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.

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Case wrote a review of on April 14, 2006

4 5

I bought this when I decided to lighten my pack weight. Previously I used an MSR Whisperlight International. The obvious advantages of this stove are its light weight and that it packs to a very small size (two of the three legs pivot about the centre axis of the stove and store flat against the fixed leg). Like other reviewers claim, it doesn't simmer well. If you keep the fuel bottle pumped to the maximum while cooking you can get a medium-high simmer going, but when the pressure drops the flame goes out. The stove is also delicate compared to the robust Whiserlight Int'l. I store it in my mug so it doesn't get bent in my pack. Lighting the stove without flare up takes a few practices, but isn't too difficult.

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