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RidgeRest® Solar

Our warmest and most comfortable foam mattress.

The RidgeRest Solar is our warmest, thickest and most comfortable foam mattress. It boasts a heat-reflecting ThermaCapture surface, adding to the effectiveness of heat-trapping valleys and soft, supportive ridges to deliver the warmth you need for camping in any season. For maximum warmth, use reflective side-up.

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Therm-a-Rest® Closed-Cell Mattresses

The RidgeRest Solar is our warmest, thickest and most comfortable foam mattress. It boasts a heat-reflecting ThermaCapture surface, adding to the effectiveness of heat-trapping valleys and soft, supportive ridges to deliver the warmth you need for camping in any season. For maximum warmth, use reflective side-up.
  • All-Season Warmth: Patent-pending ThermaCapture surface reflects radiant heat, amplifying the effectiveness of heat-trapping valleys by 13%.
  • Travel Light: Lightweight foams reduce weight for situations when every ounce counts.
  • Sleep Anywhere: Closed-cell foams provide unmatched durability for use on any surface without worry.
USA*Built
Regular L
Color Silver/Blue Silver/Blue
R-Value 3.5 3.5
Weight (Standard) 1 lbs 3 oz 1 lbs 10 oz
Weight (Metric) 0.54 kg 0.74 kg
Width (Standard) 20 in 25 in
Width (Metric) 51 cm 63 cm
Length (Standard) 72 in 77 in
Length (Metric) 183 cm 196 cm
Thickness (Standard) .75 in .75 in
Thickness (Metric) 2 cm 2 cm
Packed dimension (Standard) 20 x 8.6 25 x 9.3
Packed dimension (Metric) 51 x 22 64 x 24
Fill material Crosslinked Polyethylene Crosslinked Polyethylene
Foam type Molded closed cell Molded closed cell
Country of Origin USA*Built USA*Built

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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regnar88
June 4, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Since 2007 and still awesome!
I'm a US Army infantryman and use my Ridgecrest solar for both work and play. My Ridgecrest sleep pad is almost ten years old now, been used countless times. The solar coating is a little worn but the pad still keeps me warm at night. It is suprisingly more comfortable than the older self-inflating sleep matresses.
Backpack junkie
May 25, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Comfy
Bought this a month ago and have gone on a few weekend backpacking trips and I absolutely love this pad. Lightweight and comfortable.
DR22
May 13, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Super light!
I've used this on most of my river trips and it has served me well! I mainly use it in my hammock. The only thing that could make it better, would be broader sections for the shoulders so that it isn't as cold!!!