MSR's Lightweight Bikepacking Kit List

Posted by Lois Fife on Mar 01, 2024

Whether you are racing the length or breadth of the country or enjoying a scenic tour of coffee shops and stately homes, your basic needs for shelter, sleeping and making a brew won’t differ greatly so, here are a few items that are compact and lightweight enough to fit on the bike and not weigh you down, allowing you to enjoy your next adventure.

Ultralight Outdoor Gear Awards 2023

Posted by Andy Neil on Dec 22, 2023

2023 was an excellent year for new ultralight equipment and clothing, and we wanted to highlight some of our favourite gear that hit the market this year. Some pieces, like the Montbell Plasma 1000, pushed the limits of what it means to be ultralight even further. Others, like the Nemo Tensor Extreme Conditions sleeping pad, showed real innovation by raising their R-value to an industry-leading 8. …
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Thermarest NeoAir XLite and XTherm Review - “Increased the comfort and thermal qualities making this the perfect option for lightweight wild-camping ”

Posted by Trek Scotland on Apr 11, 2023

Thermarest had, for us, changed our approach to wild-camping when we first received a NeoAir XLite around a decade ago. We have now used the XLite and XTherm as our core piece of kit for multi-day wild-camping group activities since we started our business 9 years ago. We suppose that once you put trust in a product it’s easy to stick with it, with  Thermarest offering a dependabl …
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Thermarest 'How To' Videos

Posted by Mark Richardson on Jul 08, 2022

In this post we've drawn together the range of 'How To' videos from Thermarest, some are particular to their own products but others apply more generally.

About Thermarest

Posted by Mark Richardson on Jul 08, 2022

In 2022 Thermarest was 50 years old. They were the first to design a self inflating sleeping mat for backpackers, and have been innovating ever since. Thermarest, we salute you.

Knowledgebase Page - Made in Ireland

Jul 17, 2017

Design room to manufacturing floorTherm-a-Rest started out by making camping mattresses in their hometown of Seattle in 1972 and have always stuck by their philosophy 'to make what we sell'. They embodied this philosophy by acquiring their own manufacturing facilities and even built their own machines to create some of the worlds most comfortable camping mattresses.But when you create high quality …
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