Therm-a-Rest NeoAir (2011) Inflatable Sleeping Pad

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Key Features

  • Packs down to the size of a 1-liter water bottle
  • Patent-pending reflective barrier returns warmth to your body and reduces heat loss to the ground
  • Patent-pending Triangular Core Matrix technology creates an internal truss system, providing stability when inflated
  • By achieving thermal efficiency without down or synthetic insulation, the NeoAir can be inflated directly without the added weight of a pump or the worry of exhaled moisture wetting insulation and decreasing performance


Recommended Use: Ultra-Lightweight 3-Season Backpacking
Item Weight: Small: 9 oz
Med: 13 oz
Reg: 14 oz
Large: 1 lb 3 oz
Dimensions: Small: 20" x 47" x 2.5"
Med:: 20" x 66" x 2.5"
Reg: 20" x 72" x 2.5"
Large: 25" x 77" x 2.5"
R-Value: 2.5
Type: Inflatable Sleeping Pad
Packed Size: Small: 9" x 3.3"
Med: 9" x 4"
Reg: 9" x 4"
Large: 11" x 4.5"
Other: R-Value = 2.5
Warranty: Lifetime

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Product Highlights

With patented-pending technologies and an overall focus on lightweight design, the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir inflatable sleeping pad is an ounce-counting backpacker's dream come true. Despite weighing in at less than a pound, the NeoAir utilizes a one-of-a-kind integrated truss system and an internal reflective barrier that make it the warmest non-insulated inflatable sleeping pad on the market.

Unlike the limited number of vertical baffles employed by most traditional inflatable pads, the NeoAir utilizes horizontal air baffles. While minimizing convective cooling, Therm-a-Rest's Triangular Core Matrix technology and the increased number of baffles help to increase stability and avoid the "inflatable raft" feeling caused by overinflated vertical baffles. In addition, a patent-pending internal R2 Barrier actually reflects heat back to your body and cold air back to the ground!

The inflatable construction provides a full 2.5" thick support base. Ultra-lightweight, high-tenacity 30d Nylon Ripstop fabric offers durability and maintains an incredibly light packed weight. When deflated the NeoAir packs down as small as a 1-Liter water bottle.

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir is available in Small (20" x 47"), Med (20" x 66"), Reg (20" x 72") and Large (25" x 77") size options. NOTE: The custom-fit NeoAir Stuff Sack is sold separately.

Sizes available: Small

Therm-a-Rest part numbers: 01800

Product Reviews

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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir (2011) Inflatable Sleeping Pad

Average customer rating:
Number of reviews: 16

Individual Customer Reviews:

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  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Very light, best product on the market.

    Dislikes: Its a little expensive, but you pay for what you get.

  • Antonio A. venice CA

    Likes: Super light, super compact, more comfortable than I expected as a trade of to the lightness

    Dislikes: The air valve gets in the way of packing it, and some concerns about catching onto stuff and breaking

  • Travis D. Red Bluff CA

    Likes: There are three things that make or break a hiking trip for me, the quality of the food, packing light, and getting a good night's sleep. The second and third are very closely tied, and when combined with the fact that I have a problem back it becomes critical that my sleeping pad provide support and warmth. This pad (really a high-tech inflatable mattress) is the best one I have ever owned. I have been using the traditional therm-a-rest pads for over 20 years and love all of them but this one takes it to a new level. It weighs nothing and fold down so small that I can just shove it into my stuff sack along with my sleeping bag. The fabric is also amazingly tough for its thicknes

    Dislikes: It is very expensive, but if it lasts, the cost will be well justified.

  • Lisa E. Wilmington NC

    Likes: This is the BEST sleeping pad/mat I have ever used!!!!! My shoulders and hips are very thankful for the incredible comfort. I just used it for 3 weeks whiling biking the Blue Ridge Parkway then 2 weeks out west visiting National Parks with a few motels stays in between and I was just as happy sleeping on my NeoAir as I was in a cheap motel.

    Dislikes: It takes me 26 full puffs of air to inflate it. My daughter complained about the crinkling noise the mat made when I moved around. Even with those two minor negatives, I can still whole heartily recommend the mat.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Very light, easy to use, worked great!

    Dislikes: Nothing!

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: This is an amazing product. It is extremely lightweight and rolls up to smaller than a loaf of bread. I found it comfortable and enjoyed the ability and ease of adjustment of firmness. Some nights I wanted it to have more give and you can just reach up and let air out easily while laying on it.

    Dislikes: The material is a noisy when you move around. It did not bother me at all but, if you are sharing a tent, it could wake up your roommate.

  • Tom J. Stanfield OR

    Likes: While I have only used the NeoAir on two backcountry trips I have been very impressed with how comfortable the Neo Air has been. The NeoAir is light in weight and rolls up to a very compact size. So far I see nothing not to like about this pad.

    Dislikes: The only draw back that I've encountered is the pad does tend to slide on a slick surface like the bottom of the tent.

  • Georg B. Peekskill NY

    Likes: it shaves off an other couple of ounce of your backpack, go faster, go further.

    Dislikes: a bit short, you need to put your pack under your feet

  • David A. Mercer Island WA

    Likes: Best sleep I've had on the ground. I can sleep on my back or on my side very comfortably. Very light.

    Dislikes: This is so small, I can't put it on the outside of my pack so it takes up a pocket or internal space, unless it dangles off the back or side of the pack.

  • Ron C. Corvllis OR

    Likes: Very compacted
    It looks that it will hold put time will tell at the us it more. I have only twice.

    Dislikes: Currently nothing

  • Shannon M. Gilroy CA

    Likes: It's light weight, comfort and easy inflation/deflation are all big plusses.

    Dislikes: Although I have found nothing I don't like about this product, other than the steep price, I am suspect of its durability. Its lightness and wispy appearance do not give a rugged impression but the proof will be in the endurance over a long haul. I have only used it for three nights. Another aspect of durability with which I am concerned is the attachment of the inflation valve. When rolled and stored it protrudes in a manner that subjects it to being snagged or caught on other items in my pack. I'd be very disappointed to take it out at the end of a long day and find that it had torn.

  • Clifford G. Eureka CA

    Likes: The Neo Air pad is amazing! So light, and the siliconized surface keeps you from sliding off in the middle of the night. VERY comfy! I've read many other reviews that complain about the price and durability.

    Price: IT'S AMERICAN MADE!!! I'll gladly may a little more for an American made product.

    Durability: Only time will tell, but it's not as flimsy as some reviews make it out to be. It's ultralight, and should be treated as such.

    Dislikes: none

  • larry s. mccormick SC

    Likes: incredible how comfortable it can be and not weight any more than it does

    Dislikes: none


    Likes: I chose the product because of its weight -- and it proven to be super light and compact. It actually packs smaller than my 3-season down sleeping bag. Also extremely comfortable once inflated properly and nice and wider than most pads that are rated ultralight.

    Dislikes: Definitely does not self-inflate so requires a little more effort -- but worth it for the comfort and the light weight. Price should include stuff sack which could have been made more compact.

  • Jonathan H. Thousand Oaks CA

    Likes: The NeoAir sleeping pad is amazing. It is lighter than any other product of its kind. It is easy to inflate and deflate. My large pad is so small when rolled up that it is about the size of a one pint water bottle. I fits easily inside my backpack instead of strapped on the outside. It is very confortable and warm to sleep on.

    Dislikes: It is a bit pricey, but it is the best product of its kind and therefore costs more.

  • jacqueline j. hartland WI

    Likes: this is an unbelievable air mattress. it collapses into the smallest possible package! fantastic color too!

    Dislikes: would be nice if they threw in the stuff sack

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