In 1971 a group of climbers, Jim Lea, Neil Anderson and John Burroughs came to the realisation that although they enjoyed long days in the mountains, the experience was tempered by the uncomfortable nights with little rest. With a little application of science and engineering ingenuity they came up with a solution that allows us all to get much more enjoyment out of our adventures.
Since then they are always at the forefront of technology, innovation and quality when it comes to equipment for sleeping in the great outdoors.
Therm-a-Rest was the first of two brands awarded Backpacker Magazine's Editor's Choice Gold Award. Their readers also voted the Therm-a-Rest self-inflating air mattress as one of the five best outdoor inventions of all time, and Outside Magazine added it to an impressive list titled "The Most Influential Gear of All-Time".
Therm-a-Rest remains the worldwide leader in outdoor comfort, offering the broadest and most innovative assortment of outdoor comfort products available.
Why focus on comfort? It's the simple belief that the better you rest, the better you play. It's a universal truth that is readily apparent in our daily lives, but one that is too often overlooked at play. From the essential, life-preserving warmth that Therm-a-Rest have provided to some of the world's most significant expeditions, to a simple seat that turns a rocky outcrop into the most amazing lunch stop you've ever dreamed of, the right dose of comfort makes everything better by allowing you to be at your best.