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Instant Field Repair Kit

Ultralight kit for instant, self-adhesive repairs in the field.

The Instant Field Repair Kit makes fast, easy and lasting mattress repairs in the field. It includes all the same great self-adhesive patches that now come included with most Therm-a-Rest mattresses, and is just the insurance you need to prevent unexpected damage to your mattress from ruining your trip. Works on all current Therm-a-Rest mattresses.

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The Instant Field Repair Kit makes fast, easy and lasting mattress repairs in the field. It includes all the same great self-adhesive patches that now come included with most Therm-a-Rest mattresses, and is just the insurance you need to prevent unexpected damage to your mattress from ruining your trip. Works on all current Therm-a-Rest mattresses.
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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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Clarence
August 9, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Never leave home without it.
I have yet to use the repair kit on my pad, but when I found a hole in my hammocks rain fly - this little gem saved the day.
Howie38
April 19, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Better to have it and not need it...
...than to need it and not have it! Have never actually needed the kit, but always carry one for each pad. Fact that kit is available is a good thing. Not needing it is a GREAT thing!
PAPA
April 5, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
A patch in time saves mine
While hiking the AT last year and sleeping on my Neo trekker lite for 1300 miles I became careless and put two holes in it. The glue dots in the patch kit stopped the leaks on the first try. The patches are holding up to more abuse this year and I am blown away by the long lasting results!