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I like it but I like a cot better :)
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This is a good pad. Therm-a-Rest makes tough, reliable gear and the Prolite is no exception. I'm really impressed with the way this thing will fold down. I fold it lengthwise once and then roll it slowly using my knees to push out air - I can get it down to a 7" diameter roll, maybe 10-11" tall. I certainly have no complaints about the size or weight.
I might be too impatient for self-inflating pads, I always end up puffing on them a bit. It doesn't take much effort to inflate and I can make it pretty darned firm. I've never woken up to find it's gone flat, though I've only used it a handful of times.
I'm 29, not quite an old fogey yet but I really don't like like sleeping on a camp pad any more. For the last few years, if I can't get a bed, I sleep on a LuxuryLite cot. Mine is the mesh version and at 3lbs 14oz it's 2.5lbs heavier than the Prolite Plus. I think the weight is worth it, even on multi-day backpacking trips.
The Prolite Plus has worked well for me the few times I've used it (only in the summer). Mine isn't getting a workout though since I turned into a weenie - my opinion might not be worth much :)
More detail on the women's-specific insulation of the pad.
Thickness of the 2-year-old version.
Awesome pad...extremely warm
I bought this pad to replace by BA Insulated Air Core cause I was tired of taking 10 minutes blowing the thing up. Not to mention after 3 leaks I had had enough. I bought this and have been in love with it. It's super warm and if I blow it up a lot, I won't feel the ground while side sleeping. It also is really quick to pack up but not quite as fast as a Z-lite, but for the extra comfort, I'll take it. Since I'm small (5'6") I went with the female version cause it had a higher R-value and was cheaper than the male version. I can live with the floral pattern for higher warm/weight ratio. Really happy with it.