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Planning Your First Sea Kayaking Adventure

Earlier this Spring, five friends and I went on a sea kayaking adventure in the San Juan Islands of Washington. We were all excited, but only a few of us had actually sea kayaked before. Luckily one of our team…

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Advocacy

Made in Ireland

The Therm-a-Rest philosophy is simple—we want to make what we sell. This gives us complete control of our products, from conception to production, and allows us to create the highest quality gear possible. Since we started making camping mattresses in…

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Tips

A Weekend Warrior’s Guide to Big Sur

Big Sur, which is located five hours north of Los Angeles on California’s Central Coast, is the perfect weekend getaway. Just getting there is a treat. The road trip involves traveling along Highway 1 and follows the edge of the…

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Gear

Let the Cot Tent Blow Your Mind

It’s a cot. It’s a tent. No, it’s a Cot Tent!  That’s right, folks. Our new Cot Tent converts a LuxuryLite Cot into a freestanding solo shelter. We’re talking full coverage with a waterproof rainfly. Pack it on your next…

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Gear

What’s Your Speed?

At Therm-a-Rest, we understand there are different strokes for different outdoor folks. Some like it hot, while others like it cold, and some prefer going ultra-light, while others would rather pack on the pounds for the extra cushion. That’s why…

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Tackling Southern Utah Out of Your Rental Car

I woke to some strange noises outside. Some voices—and a fire crackling. Coming to my senses, I remembered where I was: sprawled out in the back of a rental vehicle next to my wife in the Utah desert, over 1,000…

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Stories

Escape from L.A.

“Let me just send one last email before you go,” my wife says, as she slips away into the bedroom. My one-year-old son and I put my backpack and a couple pair of boots into the back of the wagon,…

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Gear

Cots on the Rocks

I slept on a Therm-a-Rest Ultralite Cot over 60 nights in the Pacific Northwest this year … in State and National Parks, in National Forests, in Wilderness Areas, next to cold rocky rivers, in hot dusty deserts, and every place…

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Stories

Mountain Biking the Maze

I’d noticed it before on this trip, but not as acutely as I did when the lightning struck a little after midnight. Wrapped in my sleeping bag, I’d left the rain fly off my tent because, after three cloudy nights,…

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Jam Out With Our Pickathon Camping Playlist

There’s something about camping in the woods and sitting with friends around a fire that begs for music. Maybe it’s the communal atmosphere, the fresh air, or one too many hot toddies, but instruments seem to magically appear when the…

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