Great backpacking pad

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ramona from Northern California on Tuesday, September 1, 2015
This is the third time we have bought Therm-a-Rest pads. We used our first ones for years, especially for bicycle touring. After about 20 years they were done. We also have bigger, heavier ones (the "Basecamp" mode) for tent camping, etc. Husband uses his for t.v. watching in the living room.

Just received our new ProLite pads. They are even better than before. Our pads came in orange with a black bottom. They have a great design on the top that looks like a leaf. I took mine out, opened the valve and left it alone for awhile. When it was almost inflated, I blew it up the rest of the way with a few puffs, and tried it out. Was able to deflate and roll into very small package. Very comfortable. Because they are meant for backpacking, no extra room! Wider at shoulders. That is the point of a lightweight pad! I would not buy the ProLite for regular car camping- get something bigger and beefier if size and weight not an issue.

Can't wait for first backpacking trip!
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