Ben Glossop | October 6th, 2009
If I could be honest with you; don't go for the small. What is the point of a four-season sleeping matt if it doesn't look after your knees? I chose the regular, and even at 6'2 I was completely contained on it's length. It's tapered, which if you're fussy might be an issue, but for me it just fits the bill perfectly. Packed away; it's about the length of an a4 piece of paper, and the roll is about the width of a standard 2-slice toaster. It may seem like an odd way to measure things up, but there we go. In use? I've perhaps been slightly more comfortable on a Thermarest before but not much. It's quick to inflate, and roll away, and even at 13st I was off the cold ground and even warm thanks to whatever they're making this thing out of. If you're looking for something light; this weighs about as much as a good loaf of wholemeal bread and it fits perfectly into my pack, my expedition bag; wherever. This is a great addition to anyone's equipment list.
Ian Tupman | November 9th, 2011
Needing a sleeping mat for alpine expeditions over the winter, I took advice from a friend who runs a mountain guiding company, here in Spain. I used the mat for the first time last night and I have to say, it's almost as comfortable as the Ãƒ "šÃ‚£300 mattress on the bed at home. I had to blow some air into the mat to get it to the level I wanted but not a big deal. Combined with the Mountain Equipment Xero 750 down sleeping bag, it provides a level of comfort I didn't believe possible in the mountains.
Roger Lee | November 13th, 2011
I used the Prolite Plus on a 3-month cycle trip. It is durable and noticeably more comfortable compared with the 2. 5 cm Prolite I'd used before (itself quite OK on even ground). I always slept well, even on rough, cold ground. After 3 months it's still self-inflating well, although this takes a little longer in cold temperatures. The pack bag supplied is rather generously sized - if you roll the mat up tightly it will fit into a smaller bag and take up much less space in your pack.
Neil Saxon-Jones | February 12th, 2012
I've had the opportunity to use my Prolite Plus in both summer and winter conditions. It has been absolutely fantastic and more than warm enough for use in a snow hole. The contrast from using a traditional foam mat is huge for both comfort and warmth. Highly recommended and the additional weight is more than worthwhile.
Paul Phelan | February 19th, 2013
This mattress is excellent. The insulation seemed very good when I used it camping on mountains in Ireland in March, although I haven't tried it out in sub-zero conditions. Good level of comfort and very easy to carry. A disadvantage is that when not in use it needs to be stored flat, and not in its pack.
Brain mccarthy | August 17th, 2013
This is a great Mattress for camping. We have spent years camping around Ireland and one of the main problems we had was a feeling of dampness coming through the mattresses we used. These strong, durable, easily portable, quick self inflating, lightweight mattresses feel as comfortable as the big, heavy, oftentimes awkward mattresses or camping beds that we previously used, but there is no feeling of cold or damp. Because of its ability to retain heat, it also means that we don't need to carry as many blankets, allowing for us to travel with a lighter load. The fact that it double up as a very comfortable chair is an added bonus. Overall we are extremely happy with the product.
michael | April 13th, 2015
Delighted with my purchase. Good value, very comfy, fair price.
Ben | May 19th, 2015
I was looking to replace my existing budget self-inflating sleeping mat, and looking for a four-season mat suitable for winter camping in both Scotland and Norway. So far, it's been easily warm enough - although not tested in snow so far - and being tall (6'4), the large size fits me well. It also packs down well, is light, and appears reassuringly durable. Whilst more expensive than other budget brands, I've been impressed with the build quality of this and other Thermarests.
Sarah | June 11th, 2015
Fantastic. Really light weight and comfy!
Steve | June 16th, 2015
Much more comfortable than previous mats I have tried. Main benefit for me is that it packs down to a small size that easily fits into my rucksack.