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The ultimate in lightweight, compressible, four-season sleep systems for backcountry addicts.

The Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4 is the lightest, most compact, four-season self-inflating mattress ever made. The ProLite line of mattresses belongs to the Fast & Light Series from Therm-a-Rest. They are engineered to accommodate those who need to carry everything to survive—from alpinists to adventure racers and long-distance backpackers. Therm-a-Rest's proprietary foam is 20% lighter and traps more air than previous models, making it warmer and far easier to carry. The ProLite 4 is thick enough for four-season use, and features a sticky-dot non-slip surface that ensures your mattress stays put for a full night's sleep. Compatible with the Lite Chair Kit for added backcountry comfort. Pair it up with a Fast & Light Stuff Sack for protection and portability.

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5 5

Great sleeping pad

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I recently used this pad on a 7 day camping trip in the rockies. It got down into the 30's a few nights and I didn't feel a thing as far as cold under me. I was able to slide my feet off the edge and feel the cold coming up through. I have a Big Agnes bag that this pad fits perfectly in the slot. The self inflating works great, but doesn't quite get firm enough for me, I had to put one breath in. I slept on my side, and back and never touched the ground, quite comfortable all around.

5 5

Essential for camping

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have slept 2 months in a row camping and this pad makes the difference. Not only it keeps you isolated from the cold ground, but also saves you from having a sore back for the rest of your hiking.

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Hi there, heard that the Prolite 4 is...

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Hi there, heard that the Prolite 4 is discontinued. Does anyone know why? Trying to decided between the Prolite 4 and the regular Prolite. Thanks

5 5

So comfortable!!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I want to take a nap on it right now.

5 5

Great pad

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the first inflatable pad I've purchased, and I'm thoroughly impressed. When blown up completely it supports my weight and it also fits perfectly in my bivy system. It was interesting one morning, when I went to pull my sleep system off the ground the snow underneath hadn't even melted, Which I think is a good testament to this pad.

5 5

Great Pad

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I used this pad on a recent ski mountaineering trip in Colorado. The pad packs down to a small size easily and quickly and is light especially for a self inflating. It is quite comfortable to sleep on and it is the first pad I have never slipped off of. We slept directly on snow with temperatures in the 10 to 20s. I had a 20 degree bag and was comfortable with minimal clothing underneath. Great insulation. Overall this is the best pad I have ever used and will replace all my pads including my 3 inch car camping pad. Very pleased here.

5 5

Very Happy Camper!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was hesitant about using this pad - wondered how I would feel on the 1 1/2" thick pad. Usually my hips bother me on too hard a surface but was very pleased that after 4 weeks of constant use, it performed beyond my expectations. I am a side sleeper plus I toss and turn alot - highly recommend this pad for year round use. Also packs away decently at 4.8" x 11" and quite light.

I'm a side sleeper. Do you recommend this...

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I'm a side sleeper. Do you recommend this pad? What's the pack size?

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The Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4 is a substantial 4 season pad, nicely thick, and should be a good comfortable option for a side sleeper. Packed dimensions are approx: 11 x 4.8 / 28 x 12

5 5

Great pad!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Have had a no-name pad for about 12 years and it worked well, or at least I thought it did until I got this one when my old one developed an un-patchable hole.
Camped with this one in below freezeing conditions, and I was snug as a bug in a rug, while almost everyone else on the trip (including my tent-mates) commented the next morning on how freezing they were. I've camped in similar conditions with the same sleeping bag, but old pad, so I'm able to compare the two different pads independently, and man, this one made a world of difference!
Used to wake up with large bruises on my lady-hips from my old pad (which was thicker than this one), but have yet to have it happen with this one - I'm very impressed!
Definitely definitely recommend to anyone looking for a new, packable, warm, and comfy pad!

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The rest of the label showing R value.

Specs for Prolite 4

Specs for Prolite 4

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Since these show up on sale from time to time, and there's no specs listed for this specific pad, I thought I'd contribute. Looks like the regular size is 20 x 72, 1.5 in thick, 1 lb. 8 oz. and has an R value of 3.2.

How does this differ from the Prolite and...

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How does this differ from the Prolite and the Prolite Plus? I can't find the "Therm-A-Rest Prolite 4" on REI's or Cascade Design's site, nor can I find specs for anything called the Prolite 4.
Is this lighter/thicker/warmer/better than either the Prolite or Prolite Plus?
Help.

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The ProLite 4 is a 4-season alternative to the ProLite sleeping pad with more warmth (r-value of 3.2). The ProLite Plus is an improved version of the ProLite 4, offering even more warmth (r-value of 3.8) at a similar weight (ProLite 4= 24 oz and ProLite Plus=22 oz). Obviously, this difference in product efficiency is reflective in the price, the ProLite 4 is $94.95 and the ProLite Plus is $109.95.

5 5

My first sleeping pad

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my first and only sleeping pad, so I can't compare it to anything. But I'm pretty damn pleased with it. I got the regular size when it was on sale, and although I'm 6'2 I've had no problem with it. I've used it both backpacking and just sleeping in the bed of my truck, and I love it. Seems to stay pretty warm, and as a sidesleeper I haven't felt my hipbones or shoulders dig into the ground. Which is nice!

5 5

great pad, go more comfy for car camping

therma-a-rest makes nothing but high quality pads. i've never had any issues with leaks or punctures, and i treated it pretty bad in my dumber days. like the description says, this is a great option for fast and light. my hips hit the ground when sleeping on my side, so if you're car camping, get a thicker pad.

Does this pad come with a stuff sack?
There...

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Does this pad come with a stuff sack?
There seem to be conflicting thoughts on this issue in the reviews...

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Yes, all the ProLite pads come with stuff sacks.

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mine did not come with a stuff sack

what are the specs on this pad? length,...

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what are the specs on this pad? length, weight, R-value? thanks!

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They are available here: http://www.rei.com/product/829820/therm-a-rest-prolite-sleeping-pad

5 5

Great all arounder

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

If you aren't going to buy a quiver of pads for different conditions, this will work for almost all of them. Built tough, the little anti slip dots are great. Brand new it will take a manual inflation, but inflates well after that.

5 5

STANDARD ISSUE

I have used this pad for 7 years, replacing a military issue sleeping pad (boy did I get flack for using an orange sleeping pad). It was the best item available for the job, and has been used with no sleeping bag, with a ranger roll, with a full military sleeping system, on cots, in the jungles of Thailand and the Philipines, the desert (Mojave, Iraq), mountains of California, Smokey Mountains, and in a snow cave. I think I used it for a year before realizing that there was a hole in it, and it still kept me warm when sleeping on the ground (just not as comfortable). This pad is excellent and has been updated into a more robust package with camouflage pattern and tougher material. Hopefully this will become standard issue, since we have to sleep on the ground, a good nights sleep on a comfy pad sure does make a difference. While I am purchasing a new sleeping pad, this one will continue to go everywhere I go (new one may get handed off to children or wife if it's not as good as this thermarest pad).

4 5

Full length is best

I have a 3/4 length prolite 4. I love the pad most of the time. My only regret is not getting a full length. For winter camping the 3/4 seems pointless other than that I love the pad.

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