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ProLite 3


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: ProLite 3

Manufacturer: Therm-a-rest

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 - 4 Votes


Page By: Alan Ellis

Created/Edited: Mar 4, 2004 / Mar 4, 2004

Object ID: 9707

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New for 2004! The Fast and Lightâ„¢ Series mattresses are the lightest and most compact in the world. Engineered for extreme alpinist's, adventure racers and long distance backpackers who demand the lightest, most compact and technically advanced equipment.

- Great for mountaineering, winter camping, backpacking, and multi-day adventures.

- Ultralight: Innovative new materials reduce weight by 20%.

- Compact: Tapered ergonomic design rolls up super-small.

- All-Season: Thick and warm enough for winter camping.

Also comes in the ProLite 4 which is .5 inch thicker and weighs 4 oz more (short).


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Alan EllisUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

If you are into super lightweight gear, this is the pad for you. It has the weight of a closed-cell foam pad but with the comfort of a self-inflating pad. Also, it rolls up very small, about half the size of a Thermarest Ultra-lite. Until now, the Ultra-lite was the lightest self-inflater, but now the new Prolite 3 and 4 are the lightest. It's a little pricey, but to me, comfort is worth it. It also has a nice anti-sliding surface which will keep you on top of it all night.
Posted Mar 4, 2004 8:54 pm

Scott M.Untitled Review

Voted 5/5

I came back to this Thermarest after a long departure from their products and I wonder what took me so long. This is lightweight and compact - perfect for that fast, light trip - yet not sacrificing on comfort and insulation. I'd even take this on a long distance journey and be plenty comfortable. Non slip surface works pretty good and it easily packs back in its stuff sack when done.
Posted Aug 18, 2004 10:38 pm

IceMonkeyUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I've had this for a couple of years now, and its brilliant. Its very light, rolls up really small and is very hard wearing. I recently used it to bivy on a small rock ledge which was potentially going to be a long uncomfortable night. It performed really well. The material on the bottom is very hard wearing, and wasn't even marked by the rocks, where as my friend picked up a puncture on his older model without that material.
Posted Aug 2, 2005 11:25 am

csmcgranahanUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

After using a foam pad for years I broke down and bought this one last year. I have found it very comfortable. It is very light weight and packs down very small into the optional stuff sack.

After my last backpacking/camping trip I actually found it hard to sleep for a few nights in my bed. It somehow didn't feel as comfortable as my Therm-a-rest and sleeping bag!
Posted Nov 19, 2005 4:50 pm

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