If you spend time on unofficialnetworks.com, then we can assume two things about you. You have a good head on your shoulders for one, and your chosen lifestyle comes at the cost of great soreness and many aches. Combine these logically deduced truths with an enthusiasm for the outdoors and we have ourselves the perfect candidate for a new Therm-a-rest. Wilderness sleepers all have a long list of various pads in their pasts; some are bulky but comfortable, some lightweight and negligible, but none seem to reach a compromise.
Introducing the Therm-a-rest NeoAir, an incredibly lightweight, but impressively padded and comfortable portable mattress. The NeoAir weighs only 14 ounces and can be packed into a 1-liter water bottle, but most importantly to us beat up extreme athletes, the NeoAir is 2.5 inches thick (6.3 cm) when inflated so our mangled bodies can still enjoy a hearty sleep between ill-advised activities. Although the NeoAir is not self-inflating, the mere minutes that it takes to blow up the ultra light camping necessity are a small price to pay for the level of comfort that the NeoAir offers in such a small package. A glance at the NeoAir specs will reveal advanced insulating and stability technology within the nylon pad, however, when I choose a camping mattress to rest my arthritic bones, comfort and weight trump all else. Trust me though, the NeoAir has passed the test in both sub-zero and uncomfortably hot temperatures, while remaining amazingly intact; can’t say that for your bulky and water-logged Paco Pad that needs constant patching.
All squabbling aside, the NeoAir by Therm-a-rest is a terrific product that will sell itself every time you one-up a fellow camper by inflating a tiny item into a thick and comfortable mattress. For more information on the NeoAir click HERE