- Therm-A-Rest Prolite3 (company site)
- What's Good:
- Light, Packs Small, Adequate Padding
- What's Bad:
- Lightweight Fabric, Does not Include a Storage Sack by Default
For the past few years I’ve been using an MEC Apogee Long as my de facto sleeping pad. While the Apogee is comfortable, long, and durable, it is also big, bulky, and not as light as other available sleeping pads. As my goal this year was to reduce my overall pack weight, replacing my sleeping pad was an obvious way to save weight. After looking at the available options I chose the ProLite 3 self-inflating pad from Therm-a-Rest. It is light, packs very well, and hey, it's a Therm-a-Rest! Therm-a-Rest is to self-inflating sleeping pads as Kleenex is to tissues. Over the years, Therm-a-Rest, as the originator, has become synonymous with self-inflating sleeping pads.