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Therm-a-Rest

Therm-a-Rest was founded by Seattle engineers and climbers Jim Lea, Neil Anderson, and John Burroughs, who wanted to design a more lightweight, comfortable, and durable sleeping pad than the thin, closed-cell foam mats of the time.

While gardening, Jim noticed air escaping his ground pad's closed chamber and considered if open-cell foam could be secured in an airtight chamber with a valve to control internal air pressure. The foam-and-air combination would protect and thermally insulate campers, and the open-cell foam would rebound, allowing the pad to self-inflate. In 1972, with a patent application filed, the Therm-a-Rest was launched.

In 1986, Therm-a-Rest revisited closed-cell pads and launched the RidgeRest mattress, and in 1989 it introduced the more compact Z Lite.

Today, Therm-a-Rest offers mattresses, sleeping bags, blankets, hammocks, and more. It is owned by Cascade Designs, the parent company of MSR, Therm-a-Rest, Platypus, SealLine, and PackTowl outdoor brands.

 

Top Reviewed Therm-a-Rest Products

user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Stuff Sack Pillow Pillow
$19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
NeoAir XLite Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$130 - $229
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (22)
ProLite 4 Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$67
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
ProLite Plus Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$82 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
NeoAir XTherm Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$172 - $259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
ProLite Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$75 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lite Seat Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$25 - $34
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Z-Seat Closed-Cell Foam Sleeping Pad
$16 - $24
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
BaseCamp Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$66 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Trail Scout Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$45 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Trail Comfort Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Air Head Pillow Pillow
$43 - $54
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Parsec 20F 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$420 - $479
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
LuxuryLite Mesh Cot Cot
$180
user rating: 4 of 5 (30)
NeoAir Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$180 - $189
user rating: 4 of 5 (26)
Z Lite Closed-Cell Foam Sleeping Pad
$45 - $54
user rating: 4 of 5 (17)
Compressible Pillow Pillow
$25 - $44
user rating: 4 of 5 (12)
Trail Lite Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$80 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Trekker Chair Kit Camp Chair
$34 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
NeoAir Venture Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$60 - $129
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Z Lite Sol Closed-Cell Foam Sleeping Pad
$40 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
UltraLite Cot Cot
$165 - $239
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
NeoAir Topo Luxe Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$150 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
BlockerLite Pump Sack Sleeping Pad Accessory
$34 - $39
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
NeoAir Camper Duo Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$260
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Space Cowboy 45F Warm Weather Synthetic Sleeping Bag
$105 - $209
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
RidgeRest SOLite Closed-Cell Foam Sleeping Pad
$15 - $64
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Honcho Poncho Synthetic Insulated Jacket
$97 - $129
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
NeoAir Topo Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$105 - $149
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
NeoAir UberLite Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$120 - $249
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Trail Pro Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$130 - $169
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
MondoKing 3D Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$210 - $259
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vesper 32F/0C Quilt Top Quilt
$380 - $409
user rating: 3 of 5 (10)
NeoAir Trekker Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
RidgeRest Closed-Cell Foam Sleeping Pad
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Alpine Down Blanket Top Quilt
$240 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
NeoAir All Season Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
40th Anniversary Edition Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$130 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vela 35F/2C Quilt Top Quilt
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
DreamTime Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$190 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Down Pillow Pillow
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
NeoAir Camper SV Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Slacker Super Snuggler Under Quilt
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Down Snuggler Under Quilt
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Slacker Hammock House Hammock
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Slacker Snuggler Under Quilt
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
NeoAir AirTap Pump Kit Sleeping Pad Accessory
$10 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Compack Chair Camp Chair
$60 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Ventra Down Comforter Warm Weather Down Sleeping Bag / Top Quilt
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wrap-It Pillow Pillow

Contact

Therm-a-Rest
Cascade Designs, Inc.
4000 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
USA

(206) 505-9500
fax: (206) 682-4184

thermarest.com
consumer@cascadedesigns.com

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Therm-a-Rest In the News

Congratulations, Troy, our Therm-a-Rest Gear Winner
Congratulations to Troy from Texas, winner of a Parsec down sleeping bag, NeoAir XLite Max SV mattress, and Air Head pillow ($600+ total value), thanks to Therm-a-Rest. Read more
July 10, 2018

Congratulations, Robert, our Therm-a-Rest Contest Winner
Congratulations to Robert Martin, a lifelong outdoorsman from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and winner of a Therm-a-Rest sleeping bag, pad, pillow, and Honcho Poncho insulation ($470 value) just for reviewing his gear. Read more
December 18, 2017