Therm-a-Rest 40th Anniversary Edition

3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



Great pad that I would recommend to those who are…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
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.


  • Comfortable
  • 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.


This pad is perfection. Light weight, 2 inches thick,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
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
  • THICK!!!!!

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.


Great pad. Don't need the full length, but it's good…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
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.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Therm-a-Rest's 40th Anniversary Edition page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

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. 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

CLOSEOUTS . The Therm-A-Rest 40th anniversary air mattress honors the past with a retro 1972 color and logo. Two inches of self-inflating foam provides extra comfort for side sleepers as well as additional warmth. Available Colors: YELLOW.

- Sierra Trading Post

The Therm-a-Rest 40th Anniversary Edition mattress may look like one of their first mattresses, but it features current technology that offers excellent comfort, pack-ability and warmth. The foam in this mattress is the lightest, most compressible foam Therm-a-Rest has ever used, and this allows greater comfort without additional weight or bulk. PRODUCT FEATURES: Stuff sack and repair kit included Size Large R-Value: 4.0 Weight: 2 lbs Width: 25 in Length: 77 in Thickness: 2 in Packed dimension: 13 x 5.7 in

- Appalachian Outdoors

Therm-a-Rest goes old-school with its 40th Anniversary Edition Sleeping Pad that features the original logo and colors, and of course the comfort you've come to expect. This 4-season sleeping pad is one of the warmest, self-inflating mattresses in the Therm-a-Rest Fast & Light line. 2 in. thick insulation makes this 40th Anniversary Edition ideal for ski touring, cold-weather expeditions and winter camping. R-value equals 4; most sleeping pads we sell range in R-value from 1.0 (minimally insulated) to 9.5 (well insulated). Pad is engineered with innovative diagonal die-cut foam to reduce heat loss and provide efficient insulation. Bottom features an innovative, sticky-dot, nonslip surface. Glow-in-the-dark valve. Anniversary Edition mattress features 1972 logo and color, each with individual serial numbers (available for a limited time). Therm-a-Rest 40th Anniversary Edition Sleeping Pad includes a stuff sack and repair kit. Closeout.


Therm-a-Rest Men's 40th Anniversary Edition


The Therm-a-Rest Men's 40th Anniversary Edition is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 17, 2014 at Campmor.

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