A good nights sleep is an essential ingredient in any good expedition,but how do you get one without hoofing a gigantic heavyweight superplush sleep mat around with you - Therma-rest have the answer with theProlite Plus range.
Therma-rest have been making 'self-inflating' sleep mats forever and although there are numerous imitators in the market, if its rugged durability you're after the original is best. The Plus in the Prolite Plus refers to the added thickness and insulation give up to 20% more warmth than the regular prolite, plus comfort on rough ground from the nearly 4cm thick pad.
This is the full length mat giving the extra comfort of keeping your feet off the ground, but if like us here at Adventure-Spec you like to cut down on added extras, try the 3/4 lengthmat for size as it packs noticeably smaller.
Heres the official word from Thermarest...
When staying warm is as important as keeping your pack light, the ProLite Plus mattress is the perfect solution. Using patent-pending foam-perforating technology, we’ve created this mattress to provide exceptional warmth—up to 20% more than previous ProLite 4 mattresses—without added weight. It’s substantial enough to keep you comfortable while mountaineering or on ski tours, yet rolls up small and light enough that you’ll have no problem taking it as far as you want to go.
- Added Warmth: Unique, diagonal-cut foam provides the most efficient insulation possible.
- Light and Compact: Tapered design and high-performance foams eliminate excess weight and roll up ultra-compact.
- Rest Comfortably: Bottom grips and textured top surface keep the mattress where you want it while you sleep
Weight: 680 g / 1 lbs 8 oz
Width: 51 cm / 20 in
Length: 183 cm / 72 in
Thickness: 3.8 cm / 1.5 in
Packaged dimension: 28 x 12 cm / 11 x 4.8 in
Volume: 2052 cu. in
Top fabric type: Polyester
Bottom fabric type: Nylon
Foam type: Diagonal punched
Fill material: Urethane Foam
Country of Origin: Made in Ireland