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.

 

Contact

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

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

website: www.thermarest.com
email: consumer@cascadedesigns.com

blog: Camp Therm-a-Rest

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Where to Buy

Therm-a-Rest Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

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

Final Days: Enter to Win $600 Therm-a-Rest Sleep System
On Monday, July 9, we're giving one Trailspacer a Parsec down sleeping bag, NeoAir XLite Max SV mattress, and Air Head pillow, thanks to Therm-a-Rest. Just write a review of your outdoor gear and you're entered. Read more
July 3, 2018

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