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Trail Scout

Essential, self-inflating warmth and comfort.

The Trail Scout is an ideal value for first-time campers and those looking to upgrade from closed cell foam pads. It’s perfect for light backpacking, car camping, summer camps and adding essential warmth to cots. A streamlined shape keeps the weight and size down while a generous and supportive, self-inflating foam core inflates with the twist of the valve. Includes stuff sack.

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How to Care for Your Therm-a-Rest® Mattress

The Trail Scout is an ideal value for first-time campers and those looking to upgrade from closed cell foam pads. It’s perfect for light backpacking, car camping, summer camps and adding essential warmth to cots. A streamlined shape keeps the weight and size down while a generous and supportive, self-inflating foam core inflates with the twist of the valve. Includes stuff sack.
  • Get Started Outdoors: Provides the essential comfort you need at an exceptional value.
  • Portable Comfort: Exceptionally compact, allowing you to take it anywhere.
  • Lightweight: Weighs just 1 lb. 6 oz. (630 g) for a 72" (183 cm) mattress.
  • Self-Inflating: Expanding foam core self-inflates; top off with just a few breaths for personalized firmness.
USA*Built of the Finest U.S. and Global Materials
S M Regular L
Color Gray Gray Gray Gray
Style No No No No
R-Value 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4
Color Family Gray Gray Gray Gray
Weight (Standard) 14 oz 20 oz 22 oz 30 oz
Weight (Metric) 400 g 570 g 630 g 860 g
Width (Standard) 20 in 20 in 20 in 25 in
Width (Metric) 51 cm 51 cm 51 cm 63 cm
Length (Standard) 47 in 66 in 72 in 77 in
Length (Metric) 119 cm 168 cm 183 cm 196 cm
Thickness (Standard) 1 in 1 in 1 in 1 in
Thickness (Metric) 2.5 cm 2.5 cm 2.5 cm 2.5 cm
Packed dimension (Standard) 11 x 4.6 11 x 5.4 11 x 5.6 13 x 5.7
Packed dimension (Metric) 28 x 12 28 x 14 28 x 14 33 x 14
Top fabric type Urethane Urethane Urethane Urethane
Bottom fabric type Urethane Urethane Urethane Urethane
Core Solid PU Foam Solid PU Foam Solid PU Foam Solid PU Foam
Country of Origin USA*Built of the Finest U.S. and Global Materials USA*Built of the Finest U.S. and Global Materials USA*Built of the Finest U.S. and Global Materials USA*Built of the Finest U.S. and Global Materials
Volume (Standard) 940 cu. in 1320 cu. in 1440 cu. in 1540 cu. in

Documents and Instructions

Click here to download the Universal Therm-a-Rest Mattress Repair Instructions, including how to locate leaks and make repairs in the field or at home on any mattress model.

If you have further questions about repair or warranty, or would like to send your mattress to us for repair. In the U.S., please contact our Customer Service department at 1-800-531-9531. For worldwide service and repair contact information, please click here.

Should you find yourself without access to Therm-a-Rest Repair Kits, repairs can also be made using items commonly found at most outdoor gear shops. (Remember that for maximum effectiveness, ALL of the below repairs should begin with a clean and dry mattress. An alcohol swab is an ideal cleaner that dries fast.)

  • Small leaks not requiring a patch: A urethane-based glue should be used. Some popular brands are SeamGrip® and AquaSeal. Apply a small dab, large enough to completely seal the hole, and allow 24 hours for drying. If your mattress fabric is relatively smooth like the NeoAir or Trail mattresses, peel-and-stick bicycle tube patch kits are an option offering instant repair.
  • Larger holes and tears: All mattresses can be repaired with a self-adhesive fabric patch—like those used to repair jackets and tents. These are commonly found in outdoor gear shops. Cut the patch in a circle to generously cover the hole. Apply a small amount of urethane-based glue to the back of the patch and the area to be covered on the mattress. Apply patch and press firmly. Wipe away excess glue from edges and allow 24 hours to dry.

If you’re not comfortable making the repair yourself and have some time before your next trip, call our service department at 1-800-531-9531 for instructions on sending your mattress back for repair.

Video: Repair Your Therm-a-Rest Mattress

Yes. A Therm-a-Rest Valve Replacement Kit will replace all metal and plastic mattress valves. Instructions for the kit can be found here.

Repair Your Therm-a-Rest Mattress
Repair Your Therm-a-Rest Mattress

Roll the mattress up to force the water out of the open valve. If there is a lot of water, you may have to do this several times. Hang the mattress upside down with the valve open in a warm, dry place. It will take about three days for the mattress to dry out.

Regular cleaning will extend the life of your mattress, especially if you sleep in direct contact with its surface.

Do not put your mattress in the washing machine. Cleaning with a hose or in a bathtub is best. Do not forget to close the valve while washing. For general cleaning, a quick scrubbing with Formula 409®, BioClean All-Purpose Cleaner, or other general household cleaner is best.

Therm-a-Rest mattress care
Therm-a-Rest mattress care

For tree sap, spot clean with a cotton rag soaked in rubbing alcohol. This will take some work and sap will likely leave a stain. However, a dusting with talc or baby powder when you are done should eliminate any residual stickiness.

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jagwire06
December 21, 2016
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Great initial buy!
I've had a regular size trail scout for a couple of years now through dozens of hiking trips around the central US, as well as backpacking in Ireland and Italy. For the money, it's easy to use, warm for the majority of the camping I do (it's been good for all but my winter trips), and far more comfortable than a closed-cell foam pad. It packs down fairly small as well, without having to try too hard or wrestle it. There are certainly more comfortable, warmer, and lighter products out there, but it's been an effective, solid, and reasonably budget-friendly option. Now that I'm hiking a lot more and cutting weight from my pack and doing winter hikes, I'll be acquiring an Xtherm MAX to extend my options.
mkbb
November 1, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great Balance Between Comfort and Weight
I've used this on several Midwest backpacking trips and sleep comfortably without having to pack some monstrous pad. Much preferred to foam.
Paramedic
October 29, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Time Tested Favourite.
I bought the Therm-a-Rest Trail Scout last winter, and since then I have put this thing under some serious stresses. Its been a long time favourite of mine, and I'm proud to say that "I respect this pad" for its Warmth, Comfort, Functionality, and Cost. This pad is a true winner, especially if you are new to the game. It is an excellent series and hope to see them for years to come. The only thing I would say about this pad that I would say is opposing is if you are intending to sleep on the ground, Its material can be punctured quite easily.... however the repair side of things is a breeze. Gorilla Tape To Go sticks to this pad like no other, making it the easiest pad repair I have ever done.