When light weight, warmth, and durability are required.
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Thin + Light = Great Backpacking Option
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This was a gift to the lady, she picked it out as the exact one she wanted. Makes life easy when they do that for ya!
So the pad isn't that thick. It's not thin but not my first call on a pad I'd want to sleep on multiple nights in a row. This isn't my pad, but I slept on it the third night and that night the ground was super smooth. It was not a terrible nights sleep since I spent the past 2 weeks on a sleeping pad but it wasn't that comfortable. I slept on it so I could see about the quality for this review so I could get her take and my take on it.
She slept on it the first two nights and was out like a light. Dead sleep. I was impressed and jealous. In the morning she had zero complaints about it but I wanted to test it out but mainly give her a better nights sleep on my slightly thicker sleeping pad. She slept better on my sleeping pad.
It's a good size pad and works great for my height. I'm 6'0'' and the lady is 5'7'' or 5'8'' (Tomato...tomado)
We used this on a recent trip to the Sawtooths. Rather than putting in the stuff sack and packing away in our pack, I opted to slide this into the pack and use for some pack rigidity since the pack my lady was using is essentially a sack with straps.
Removing all the air from the pad is super easy and makes for quick and easy packability.
The stuff sack is nice and it's pretty easy to get the sleeping pad into it when the sleeping pad is compressed. Often times I find manufacturers make the stuff sacks for their sleeping pads a tad small but this one is spot on.
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I am 6'4, it is too short for me
Helps clear up differences
Should help clear up differences between the self- inflating mattress types
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I'm actually a male on the smaller side, so I went with this version of the prolite to save some weight and space, which it does beautifully.
I've always had trouble sleeping while camping but this made a world f difference. Best night I've had in a tent. The pad was comfortable and it was a good size (I'm just shy of 5'9") and I even felt that it left a couple more inches than entirely necessary. Definitely wins my recommendation.
Do note, however, a friend of mine also got this pad (the men's version) and we both found that the first time or two out of the packaging, it really does not like to self-inflate. After you get past those first one or two uses, however, it will inflate just fine. So don't worry if it doesn't go over the first time. It will pick up.
Also, the pattern isn't too bad either.
what's the difference between this one and...
what's the difference between this one and thishttp://www.backcountry.com/therm-a-rest-trail-lite-sleeping-pad
Check out the tech specs chart on the left. It answers your question pretty thoroughly.