Therm-a-Rest 40th Anniversary Edition
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100 new (sale)
Great pad that I would recommend to those who are not willing to compromise a good night's sleep.
- Great design
- Stuff sack/repair kit included
- Could be considered heavy
Sleep is incredibly important to me. With that being said, I was willing add a few ounces to the weight of my pad for extra comfort. For me, it was a good choice. I am 6'1" and 185 lbs and side sleeping proves to be no problem at all on this thing. In fact every position is comfortable on this pad and one should never feel bones (hips) digging into the hard ground.
The warmth factor is good enough for me. I am a hot sleeper so I the R rating was never my chief concern when purchasing.
I like the throwback design and included stuff sack and repair kit. I feel like those extras should always be included but unfortunately they are not. The glow-in-the dark valve is another cool feature although necessary in my opinion.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100
This pad is perfection. Light weight, 2 inches thick, no slip bottom, comes with stuff sack and repair kit, reasonable priced.
- Light weight
- Extremely comfortable
- Tough material
- No slip bottom
- Comes with extras
- Packs down small
This pad is perfection. The material feels rugged and durable. It is a full 2 inches thick and still keeps its weight to about 1 pound. I purchased the 3/4 pad, which was a gamble because I've only ever owned full length pads, but there was no awkward transition to the smaller pad.
The "rubberized" bottom is great, once it's down it never moves. When I roll on my side I never "bottom out" on the tent floor, this is the first time i could describe a pad as plush it's so thick. Another bonus is the fact that it come with a stuff sack and a repair kit.
The first night I used it it was one of the first times I "passed out" on a hike just from comfort and not exhaustion. Should be the new standard for pads. Plus the old school logo and color are a nice touch.
Price Paid: $89
Great pad. Don't need the full length, but it's good to have when you are barefoot at night.
Wish it had concealed clips to fix it to your sleeping bag, as I often slide off the pad.
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The Thermarest 40th Anniversary Sleeping Pad celebrates with throwback logos and colors from 1972. The 40th Anniversary Edition is Thermarest's warmest self-inflating mattresses in the Fast and Light line and features two inches of self inflating foam and a glow-in-the-dark valve for easy visibility at night. Four season comfort offers extra comfort in shoulder seasons and winter conditions 1972 logo and color, with individual serial number, available for a limited time Two inches of self-inflating foam provides comfort, warmth, and support Lightest, most compressible foam used in any of our mattresses, offers comfort without sacrificing weight Patent pending diagonal-cut foam offers additional weight savings Extra insulation in the torso and foot provide warmth where it's needed most 75D Hex Rip Poly is soft and crinkle-free 70D Nylon Soft Grip bottom is durable and prevents slippage on slick tent floors Tapered design saves weight and fits inside minimalist tapered tents A glow-in-the-dark valve makes it easy to find at night Stuff sack and repair kit included Made in Seattle, USA
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
Therm-a-rest 40th Anniversary Edition - Long - Closeout - New for 2012: Forty years ago, TAR patented the first self-inflating mattress and introduced the world to a new level of backcountry comfort. They're celebrating their anniversary with a limited edition mattress featuring our original logo and colors. The 40th Anniversary Edition mattress may look like a throwback to the first Therm-a-Rest(R) mattress, but it features cutting-edge technology that offers excellent comfort, packability and 4-season warmth. The foam in this mattress is the lightest, most compressible foam they've ever used, allowing greater comfort without additional weight or bulk. Stuff sack and repair kit included. Limited Edition: 1972 logo and color, with individual serial number, available for a limited time. Comfortable: Two-inch thickness provides a high degree of comfort and support. Efficient Warmth: The 40th Anniversary Edition features the lightest, most compressible foam used in any of our mattresses, allowing 4-season warmth without extra weight. Visible: A glow-in-the-dark valve makes it easy to find at night.
- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version
Cascade Designs patented the first selfinflating mattress 40 years ago. In celebration of the anniversary, they've introduced this limited edition, retrobranded mattress as part of their Fast & Light series. It features the original logo and colors, but the technology is cutting edge, offering excellent comfort, packability and warmth.Limited Edition: 1972 logo and color, available for a limited time.Comfort: Two inches of selfinflating foam.Light Weight: Designed for light weight and packability.Warm: Patentpending diagonalcut foam offers excellent warmth.Patentpending Triangular Core Matrix construction 100 internal cells equalize air distribution for unmatched stability.Internal cells trap heat and slow convective heat loss without the unnecessary weight or bulk of synthetic or down fill.Fabric: 75d Hex Rip poly/70d nylon Soft Grip.Stuff sack and repair kit included.Color: Yellow/grey (Women's Yellow Print/grey).Specifications: SmallRegularLargeWomen'sR-Value4.04.04.04.0Weight1 lb. 1 oz.1 lb. 8 oz.2 lbs.1 lb. 7 oz.Size20 x 47 x 2 in.20 x 72 x 2 in.25 x 77 x 2 in.20 x 66 x 2 in.Packed Size11 x 4 in.11 x 4.8 in.13 x 5.1 in.11 x 4.8 in.
- Campmor refers to the men's version
This is an "Irregular" type item. Irregular items have visual defects that occurred during the manufacturing process. These cometic defects do not effect the performance, functionality or warranty of the product. Types of cosmetic defects could include but are not limited to are: blurry logos or discolored fabrics. These products retain the full 60 day return policy from CampSaver.com and also the lifetime warranty from Therm-A-Rest. These products come packaged in their original new packaging. They are not used, abused or repaired products.Therm A Rest's 40th Anniversary Edition Sleeping Pad features: The lightest, most compressible foam used in any Therm A Rest mattress, allowing 4-season warmth without extra weight. It also includes a glow-in-the-dark valve makes it easy to find at night.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version