fall camping in the rain


7 Tips for Fall Camping

That crisp autumn air in your nostrils, the soft crunch of fallen leaves, the golden glow of an early sunset, less people, fewer bugs…camping in the fall is the best. Whether embarking on a late-season backpacking trip or shuttling the…


Gear Stories

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 (before either had ever slept on a Therm-a-Rest pad), on a trail in Washington state’s Olympic National Park. My dad was an Illinois…

slowing down in the mountains


The Art of Slowing Down

Bigger. Better. Faster. We get lost in the in this track of progression, not only in our daily lives, but even during our adventures. Sometimes, it’s important to slow down, to stop and smell the literal roses.

camper in tent in sleeping bag at night

Stories Tips

Defining Camp Comfort

In order to make your camp more comfortable, we have to start by defining camp. Therm-a-Rest has been defining camp for decades to give you the warmest and most comfortable camp for your backpacking and camping ventures.