Long-Term Test: Therm-A-Rest Prolite Plus

The Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus is no longer part of the Ultralight range. In the meantime, there are better alternatives. However, it is still one of the most comfortable, self-inflating mattresses on the market.Certainly ideal for camping trips or trekking tours, where you do not have to pay attention to the weight.

Customer Service

Until last year, I was still the owner of the orange version called ProLite 4. Since this however began to delaminate, I have it for free against the red ProLite Plus exchanged. I hope this will last a bit longer than the previous model. The lifelong warranty one has, but uses very little, if one is right in the middle of Nirvana.

Data Sheet

Color: red

Weight: 690g + 24g (Packsack)

Size: 183cm x 51cm x 3,8cm (LxWxH)

Warranty: Lifetime (restricted)

Practical Experience

The mat itself is very comfortable. Roots or smaller stones are superbly ironed. Also the slip resistance in connection with my World Cup sleeping bags is okay. Forcing the mat into the included packsack can be cumbersome with cold fingers or gloves. A simple rubber provides relief and is even lighter. With holes I had so far no experience and hope that this will remain so for a time. The bottom side is therefore somewhat more robust than the almost transparent top. All in all, a very good weight-comfort ratio, even if the tendency is more comfortable.

Those who have come to the taste and still looking for something easy, the ProLite Plus can also look at the small version. Then this is only 119cm long and weighs about 480g (manufacturer’s specification). For the summer, however, I would rather grab the NeoAir.