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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm NXT Awarded 2023 Outside Magazine Editors’ Choice Award

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The latest generation of a Therm-a-Rest favorite, the NeoAir XTherm NXT, is lighter, warmer and more comfortable than its predecessor


SEATTLE, Wash. (May 24, 2023)
— With the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any sleeping pad ever created, the new Therm-a-Rest® NeoAir® XTherm™ NXT is a chosen recipient of the Outside Magazine 2023 Editors’ Choice Award. The annual award, one of the most coveted in the outdoor industry, is given to the best new gear that offers outstanding innovation in design, materials, and performance.


Therm-a-Rest, the leader in outdoor sleeping gear for more than 50 years, introduced the new NeoAir XTherm NXT in spring of 2023. The cold weather backpacking pad takes a step forward in outdoor sleep performance with a warmer, lighter, and more comfortable pad for backcountry pursuits that demand extreme insulation in an ultralight package.


The unrivaled Triangular Core Matrix™ design and five-layer ThermaCapture™ technology gives the XTherm NXT a 7.3 R-value (.4 warmer than the previous pad) at an ultralight weight of 15.5 ounces (1 ounce lighter than the previous XTherm). At 3 inches thick (.5 inches thicker than the previous pad), the XTherm NXT enhances comfort while improving lightweight performance on the trail. To learn more about the NeoAir XTherm NXT, visit the Therm-a-Rest YouTube page.


“For the last half decade, we’ve been working to make the best even better with the goal of creating a better night’s rest under the stars - because a better night’s rest leads to better adventures the next day,” says Karen Lamerick, Senior Marketing Director at Cascade Designs, the parent company of Therm-a-Rest. “The Editors’ Choice award from Outside is one of the most coveted in our industry. They test gear for more than a year and really put it through the wringer. This means a lot to our team.”


“Therm-a-Rest’s NeoAir XTherm was already a bit of a unicorn in the backpacking world when it came out in 2012: crazy warm, packable, and lightweight,” said Outside’s editors. “The new XTherm NXT must be a flying unicorn, then, since it’s better in nearly every way…Therm-a-Rest’s XTherm NXT offers the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any sleeping pad, ever.”


For more information about Therm-a-Rest and its collection of award-winning pads, sleeping bags, including the new NeoAir XTherm NXT, visit www.thermarest.com.


About Therm-a-Rest®
Our founder’s mission was simple: create a better way to sleep outside; because when you rest better, you play better. Their ingenuity and vision back in 1972 led to the creation of the first self-inflating sleeping pad. Today, we’re still working towards the same mission to craft the best sleeping pads and bags on the market. We’re not just giving explorers a better way to camp, we’re giving them better adventures tomorrow. For more information, visit www.thermarest.com.


About Cascade Designs, Inc.®

For 50 years, Seattle-based Cascade Designs, Inc. and its brands, Therm-a-Rest®, Mountain Safety Research® (MSR), Platypus®, SealLine®, and PackTowl®, have led the outdoor industry in designing innovative, useful and long-lasting equipment, manufacturing the majority of products in their Seattle, WA, and Reno, NV, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland facilities. From the original self-inflating Therm-a-Rest® camping mattress to the first multi-fuel stove from MSR®, Cascade Designs has developed leading products that explorers, travelers, adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts and weekend campers can rely on to deliver optimum performance in the outdoors through exceptional engineering and quality. For more information, please visit: www.cascadedesigns.com.

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