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2019 Therm-a-Rest® NeoAir® UberLite™ Mattress Collects 6 Awards At Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

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SEATTLE, Wash. (August 2, 2018)Therm-a-Rest has set the standard in innovation and design in outdoor sleep systems for more than 45 years, and there’s no sign of stopping. Recently, the iconic brand took home six trade and consumer awards for its ground-breaking, industry-leading NeoAir UberLite mattress at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market that ran from July 23-26, in Denver, Colo. Barely tipping the scales at 8.8-ounces, the ultralight mattress received top honors from: Outside Magazine, Gear Patrol, Women’s Health, Gear Junkie, Section Hiker, and The Outdoor Retailer Daily.

“The UberLite has been 2-years in the making, and, collectively, we’re elated to see the positive feedback and award recognition,” said Greg Dean, Therm-a-Rest Director of Product. “We believe this is going to be a game-changing sleep system that will help redefine what is possible on light and fast missions.”

A pinnacle piece of the brand’s new UltraLight Collection, the NeoAir UberLite is designed using Therm-a-Rest’s trusted Triangular Core Matrix™ technology – two stacked layers of triangular baffles to create a stable sleep surface and minimize heat loss. With an R-value of 2.0, the 2.5-inch thick mattress offers supreme comfort and packability that fits in your pocket. The UberLite is one of two new ultralight mattresses and five sleeping bags/quilts debuting in spring 2019.

“For the past decade, the brand’s NeoAir XLite mattress has been the sleeping pad of choice for thru-hikers, nailing the sweet spot between low weight and high comfort. That’s why we’re excited about the new UberLite, which uses the NeoAir’s proven baffle design and 2.5-inches of cushion for a comfortable night’s sleep after a long day on the trail—in an even lighter 8.8-ounce package.” – Outside Magazine

The accolades include:

· Outside Magazine, “Gear of the Show” Award

· Women’s Health, “Outdoor Retailer Editors’ Choice Award”

· Gear Patrol, “Editors’ Choice” (for the UberLite Mattress and Vesper 32 ultralight quilt)

· Gear Junkie, Outdoor Retailer “Best In Show”

· Section Hiker, “Editors’ Choice Gear Picks”

· Outdoor Retailer Daily, “Editors’ Pick”

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About Therm-a-Rest

Seattle-based Therm-a-Rest has been the market leader in premium outdoor comfort since inventing the world’s first self-inflating mattress in 1972. For people who explore the outdoors, Therm-a-Rest mattresses, sleeping bags, tents and camp furniture provide the perfect way to rest and recharge for any adventure. The majority of Therm-a-Rest gear is made in our Seattle, WA, Reno, NV and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit: