Utilizing WaveCore technology, the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Venture WV inflatable sleeping pad is an affordable combination of packability and lightweight performance. A 1.8 R-Value makes it warmer than most uninsulated air pads.
We are taking a closer look at the packable, lightweight and very affordable Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Venture WV Sleeping Pad. Stand out feature here is that you have got all the durability and the great features that you would expect from Therm-a-Rest in a very affordable package. And unlike some other inflatable sleeping pads that feel more like a raft or like a pool raft, these horizontal baffles give you a really bed style feel. So this is a fully inflatable pad. That allows it to pack down to be really small. You could throw it in your pack when you are traveling or back packing. So it makes it a really great back-packable option.
You have got an R value of 1.8 with this pad. So it is definitely meant for warmer temperatures. And with the lightweight and affordable nature of this pad, you can definitely pair it with a lightweight closed cell foam pad like I have right here. These are also very lightweight and affordable. And if you are going into the backcountry in colder temperatures you can use one of these to pair with the NeoAir Venture and you will get that R value up a little bit more. But all in all this is meant for warmer temperature backpacking and camping.
You have got all the features you would expect from the high quality of Therm-a-Rest. You have got really durable materials here on the top and bottom. And on the top here you do have kind of a brushed fabric, a brushed finish. So that keeps noise down. This does have a little bit of noise as you are sleeping on it and as you are moving, but it is not as crinkly or as crunchy as some other pads that I have seen in this style. So if that is something that would bother you as you are sleeping at night, you know, this would definitely cut down on that noise with the brush fabric there.
Up here at the top you have a really nice, durable valve. And these valves are really easy to use. I really appreciate how you can use the Therm-a-Rest valves to make minor adjustment as you are sleeping on the pad. So, as I said, this is a fully inflating pad. Once you have it all the way inflated this valve makes it really easy as you are laying on it to adjust it. Some people like to kind of sink down into heir sleeping pad to be more comfortable. And you can use this valve for that purpose.
Again, it seems like a really durable valve that is going to last a long time. And just all the seams on this pad have the durability that you would expected from Therm-a-Rest.
This pad comes in four different sizes, small, medium, regular and large. The small is 20 inches wide by 47 inches long and that would be a great three quarter inch pad if you are looking to save weight or for a youth or shorter individuals. The medium is 20 inches wide by 66 inches long. The regular is also 20 inches wide, but at 72 inches long. And then the large is 25 inches wide, so you get a bigger girth and it is 77 inches long. So that gives you a little bit more sprawling comfort with the different sizes of this pad.
Therm-a-Rest also includes a stuff sack. So this does pack down to be pretty small. The inflation, deflation valve is really easy to use. It does most of the work for you when you deflate it. So in the morning when you are ready to pack up camp, I would just undo the valve, pack up everything else and let it do its thing. But you just have to pack it down into the included storage sack and throw it into your pack.
All in all this is a really great option for backpackers, campers or travelers who are looking for an inflatable pad that is really comfortable, durable, but is also very affordable.
It is the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Venture WV Sleeping Pad.