Review: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Venture WV

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Venture WV is a backpacker’s dream. Lightweight, compact, and highly functional, this pad packs down to the size of a one-liter Nalgene, meaning it fits easily in your pack. Surprisingly, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for packability—it’s plush at over two inches thick. Therm-A-Rest’s Wavecore construction also doubles the amount of insulated air in the mattress without the added bulk of down, making the pad great for adventures in any season. Although mattresses are luxury items, the Venture WV doesn’t require any sacrifices and makes for a much more enjoyable sleeping experience. Added bonus: made in the USA. Available at Timber Trails and Bob Ward's. $70;