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Good not Great
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
So, I have a model that is a few years old, but I still feel obliged to write a review.
This is a pretty good sleeping pad. But I'm not going to praise it too much. It's definitely easy to compress and it's easy to sleep on your back or stomach. BUT, it isn't really that thick, so I often find myself struggling on my side for a good night's rest.
Granted, I have had plenty of good nights on this thing, and it sure is durable. However, if you're looking for a really good pad, I would go ahead and shell out a few extra bucks and get something really nice...you're hips will thank you later.
slept like a baby
This air mattress was great. very light weight and easy to set up and easy to carry. Found it a little uncomfortable to sleep on my side on it but that isn't limited to just this mattress.
Light and comfy. I am 6' tall and the regular is just big enough for me, any taller and I would recommend moving up to the larger size.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love this mat. Things I love:
1. I'm 6'5" and I fit on it! (tall men- buy the large size)
2. I've never had a problem with the valve, air never leaks, and the construction makes me feel confident
3. It's warm
5. The color..
Things I don't like:
1. The bag it comes in: in order to use it you have to fold the mat along the long way and then roll it up, which makes for a stumpy, thick lump in your pack. It bothers me because I want the bag to fit the mat after I've rolled it up without folding in half so that it will hang nicely on the outside of my pack. Alas, minor gripe.
2. The weight.... but, you pay for comfort, warmth, and for being tall i guess
What is the thickness of this pad?
What is the thickness of this pad?
Thank you John
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Took it out on a trip to Moab. Encountered weather on different ends of the spectrum. 1st night was cold, around 20 degrees. Pad kept me comfy and warm.
Next night it was a huge turn around to about 50 degrees. Pad kept me comfy and warm.
Is there a pump that can be used to inflate...
Is there a pump that can be used to inflate a Therm-a-Rest pad?
Comfort in the Woods
First and probably the last sleeping pad I will need, unless this one gets a hole poked in it. The material is fantastic, super thick so it will take a sharp something to punch a hole in this bad boy. I went camping about a month back with no sleeping pad and I severely needed one, the ground is hard. This pad puts that in distant memories. I wish I could have gotten this in the long for a little wider so I can roll around, but this size is perfect for the minimalist. Rolls up small so you can put it in your pack or tie it to the side. Works great to have that extra warmth in a hammock. The one I got was not rectangular but it was the sleeping bag shape, which cuts down on space needed for other things while in the tent. Overall a great buy, cannot go wrong with this one.
what are the dimensions when pad is folded...
what are the dimensions when pad is folded in half and in stuff sack? similar to the prolite 4 (14" x 7") ?
11 x 7.0 in / 28 x 18 cm
13 x 7.0 in / 33 x 18 cm
Can't use my other ones- this is my trusted one!
It just works, it's never had a leak in it, and it continues to perform. I've dragged it through ashes, squashed mosquitos with it, used it as my chair on the beach, around the fire, etc. It's the perfect size for me at 6'0". I have other therm-a-rests but I always end up going to my trusty green trail lite.
Best decision ever
I have constant back pains and when we decided to go camping I was unsure if I was going to be able to walk after a couple of nights under the stars (rain actually). I bought this pad and not one day did I wake up with pain. I'm 6'2" and the large one worked perfectly for me.
Gotta love it
This is only the second Therm-a-Rest I've owned since 1995. The first one lasted forever..even after it wouldn't hold air I used it because, well it was like an old friend. I held a funeral for an old friend and replaced her with a newer model. NO regrets! Half the weight, additional comfort (this one hold air) and it's not a subdued color. Since I only recently got my hands on this I don't think I can give it any real justice, but I am confident that I will be comfortable on my two week backpacking trip on the AT. If I have something differnt to report, I will. I'm really not expecting anything but bliss.
Is it possible to roll this up while it...
Is it possible to roll this up while it is folded in half, like the neo air for example?
Actually, the NeoAir should be rolled up in thirds, not in half, in order to get it as small as possible. However the Trail Lite pad can be folded in half like the Prolite and Prolite Plus. Obviously it will be more bulky due to it's heavier materials and thickness. But if you want maximum packability doing it this way is recommended.
I have found it helps to fold the pad in Half and roll it up squeezing the air out. The n unroll and roll again to get more air out. Used this pad last year on a trip to CO with our scout troop. could have pad rolled up and in it's stuff sack in less than 5 min.
My first inflatable pad, I'm surprised how much abuse this thing can handle! It has endured regular use for almost 2 years without an issue. I'm not always able to use a tarp, sometimes placing the pad directly on rocky ground, and it's never sprung a leak. It also insulates pretty well- I'm comfortable (in my 0-degree bag) even when the temp drops down into the teens. Do yourself a favor and buy the stuffsack if you're buying this pad.
Great insulation and weight for the price!
I have used this numerous times on camping trips and on a missionary trip. The missionary trip was for 2 1/2 weeks in Alaska, and I slept on this pad on the floor of a church during the entire duration of the trip. It provides great comfort and is great insulation from the cold ground. It doubles well as a seat when sitting next to the fire. It is rugged enough to be used outside of the tent, as I have stated that it is great when chilling outside next to the fire. It is super lightweight and is NOT bulky whatsoever when rolled up. It is very easy to get the air out too when rolling it up when it is time to pack up camp. I have used this pad in mid-20 degree temps and remained comfortable at night with a 0 degree bag. Other pads that I have used in the past just have not provided enough insulation against the ground that leeches the warmth from your body.
How thick is this?
How thick is this?
The inflated thickness is 1.5"