Experienced campers know that when it’s time to bungle in the jungle – or the mountains, or wherever – a little extra padding goes a long way. Therm-a-Rest comes to the rescue with the SheFlogger-approved Women’s ProLite 4 inflatable sleeping pad.
Built for the fast and light, Y chromosome-free crowd, the ProLite 4 is a 20in wide, 1.5in thick, 1.5lb four-season pad available in regular 66in or large 72in lengths. It packs up small in its own color-matched .9oz Stuff Sack 4. It self-inflates about halfway in a few minutes and blows up quickly from there.
Cold sleepers will appreciate the added insulation in the foot and torso areas, adding up to an R-value of 4.1, and anyone will appreciate the light weight, low packed volume, and slip-reducing sticky dot bottom. The only caveat for using these fast and light pads is your weight: if you’re heavier than about 120lb and/or you’re a side sleeper you’ll want a higher-tension, thicker model to keep your bones from bottoming out. Remember that inflatable pads have some shape memory, so store unrolled and valve open in a dry environment.