Therm-a-Rest Prolite 3

Posted on: July 30, 2005

MSRP: $75

This is the kind of sleeping pad that should not be allowed near El Cap. It is far too precious to be rubbing up against harsh granite all night long. After all, we must treat this "super-food" of the gear world with the utmost care and respect. While I am sure the durable outer fabric can with stand the abuse, you tend to be a little protective when it is your bed too. This superlight pad keeps your hips happy and consciousness in deep slumber without adding any more weight than necessary. Its tapered end and extra-thick waist space contributes to its perfect compatibility with the female form. While the men's model comes in bright, sunshine orange, the women's version is available in pink, which is obviously the new black. This one is a keeper.

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