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Shoulder Season Questing with the Questar

It’s finally time. A harsh and wet winter has left you with cabin fever. After constantly checking the weather, you finally see the perfect window for your next adventure.  In this edition of Therm-a-Rest Gearshed, contributor Jenny Abegg takes the…

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100 Nights On A Cot

Spending 100 days and nights in National Parks gives you a pretty good idea about how comfy your cot and camp might be.

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Eric Hanson’s Jordan Trail Sleep System

Spending a month thru-hiking in the high desert means your gear will see a myriad of conditions, ranging from freezing desert nights to furious rains and inescapable heat. Eric knows the importance of a quality sleep system.

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light is right

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Light is Right

There is a fine line between bringing too much and not bringing enough when going into the backcountry. Learn how to pack light without sacrificing comfort.

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Swift Bike-Camping

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Better Bike-Camping For All

A guide through the essentials of bike-camping, from selecting your adventure wagon, route-finding, and packing principles in order to prime you for your next adventure.

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A Better Sleep System

After each adventure, we return home with newfound wisdom. Sometimes this takes the form of a new skill or items to add or subtract from our packing list. Sometimes, it’s a realization that changes your outdoor experiences forever. In this…

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You Can’t Always be High and Dry

There’s not much that can ruin a trip to the mountains, but rain and water sure can dampen the mood. Within minutes a heavy rain can leave you shivering with wet soaks and aching feet. Morale can drop quickly and…

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A Life Lived on a Therm-a-Rest Pad

My mom and dad are mountain people, to the core. In fact, they met in the mountains, on a trail in Washington state’s Olympic National Park. My dad was an Illinois boy, out west for the summer exploring himself and…

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Why Choose a SpeedValve?

In 2016, we released a revolutionary new valve that could inflate your mattress three times faster than a standard valve. Since then, we’ve made updates and added resources to help campers improve their experience. Now, there are plenty of reasons…

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