- September 20 2011
I recently purchased this mat to replace an older self inflating mattress and I am blown away by the difference in weight, while maintaining the same level of comfort. The material of the shell is pretty slippery, and seems tough, however I worry about punctures. This concern lead me to use it in conjunction with a Thermalrest Z-Lite, for the ultimate comfort while still weighing in lighter than my previous mat. This mat compacts down very small, about the size of a 32 oz. Nalgene, or can be folded into a nice flat package. Inflates quickly and easily.
- September 1 2011
Excellent Sleeping Pad
After reading countless sleeping pad reviews and comparing weights, sizes, features, etc., I decided on the Prolite pad. The small is fairly light at 11oz. and is comfortably for my 5'10" frame. Its also very comfortable and I like the nonslip texture ton the top. I can't yet comment on durability but it appears to be well made.
- March 28 2011
Very small and light
These pads keep getting lighter and smaller, which is why I got this one. Compared to my full-length prolite of 5 yrs ago it's substantially lighter and smaller when packed. Very comfy and just long enough that I don't mind using a 3/4 length pad. I went with this pad over the Neo Air b/c I did not want its 2.5" thickness. I like the 1" thickness of the Prolite b/c if you roll part way over the edge you don't really even notice it. Excellent pad and shedding over a 1/2 lb compared to my old prolite is great.
- February 8 2011
I was looking to lighten my pack and still utilize a self inflating sleeping pad. This is the perfect fit. It is the lightest full length pad that I have found, yet it is still very comfortable.
- February 3 2011
Thermarest really knows what they are doing when it comes to pads. I checked out a bunch of different pad but the Prolite is lite and easy to inflate. It is tough enough so that you don't have to worry about tears. It is also comfortable. My son just used this pad at Pinnacles National Monument and he really liked it. This is our 2nd Prolite pad.