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NeoAir Venture Sleeping Pad

3.869565217391304 out of 5 stars
23 Reviews
$124.95 - $144.95



Why We Like The NeoAir Venture Sleeping Pad

When we need to get a good night's sleep and hit the trail early, the Them-a-Rest NeoAir Venture Sleeping Pad is the first thing we throw in the car for our adventure. The NeoAir is a full-length pad that uses WaveCore horizontal baffles to double the warmth of non-insulated air mattresses without inflating the price, making it perfect for recreational backcountry users and campers who are looking for a balance of weight, packability, and comfort.


  • Compact and insulated mattress for four-season backpacking
  • WaveCore construction is twice as warm as non-insulated pads
  • Self-inflating valve for convenient inflation
  • Included stuff sack for easy packing
  • Item #CAS00AU
75D polyester
self-inflating pad
Stuff Sack
Packed Size
[medium] 9 x 4.5in, [regular] 9 x 4.6in, [large] 11 x 4.6in
[medium] 20 x 66in, [reg] 20 x 72in, [large] 25 x 77in
Claimed Weight
[medium] 1lb 4oz, [regular] 1lb 5oz, [large] 1lb 12oz
camping, backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4 based on 23 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 8 reviews
5 Stars - 9 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

June 14, 2022

Incredibly Comfortable!

My first sleeping pad for camping and I found it to be incredibly comfortable. Valve is great for adjusting firmness for comfort. Great for side sleepers.

Dane L.
a Cascade Designs brand site

Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

4 out of 5 stars

December 24, 2021

A - 1 Highly luxurious

Very comfortable and easy to use. The surface is quite slippery and I find blankets easy go missing in the night. Overall a very sound night's sleep, with exceptional temperature regulation

Ian M.
a Cascade Designs brand site

Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

3 out of 5 stars

May 27, 2021

Beware, it's Not Self-inflating!

Size Bought:
5' 8"

Although the description of the NeoAir labels this pad as self-inflating, it is not. I don't know how Therm-a-Rest can even remotely claim that as a feature of this pad. It comes with a "pump sack" which is a nylon sack (about the size of a sleeping bag stuff sack) that attaches to the valve. Closing the top of the sack and rolling it toward the valve pushes air from the sack into the pad. You can also blow it up manually. I haven't used it in the field yet, but it seems like it will be comfortable for 3 season use.

Christopher B
4 out of 5 stars

April 16, 2021

Sleeping pad trials

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

I?ve used many different pads over the years and tried several new ones in the last few months. This includes much thicker pads of various types. Using them sometimes on hard surfaces, such as tile floors, or worse. I thought this would be terrible when I first took it out of the package. But, so far it is the best I?ve found. And I did not have the noise issues done have mentioned (though I believe them!) I only noticed the noise at first. I am a light sleeper who usually wakes up frequently.

Joseph M
4 out of 5 stars

December 23, 2020

Medium Size Venture Pad

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 1"

I was looking for just a simple, inflatable pad. Decided to go with this Thermarest and got the shortest option (medium), as it was cheapest and I'm only 5'1. FYI, the medium size is definitely small! at 66" (5.5'), I would not suggest it if you're any taller than me (it's also a bit narrow, which I don't mind since I don't move around much while I'm sleeping). For a 5'1 person, it works great. It's also no big deal, in my opinion, that this pad does not have the self-inflating feature??it's very easy to blow up. I didn't even see that it said "self-inflating" in the tech specs before purchasing. This pad is lightweight, only 1-2 R-value, and packs up pretty small. Although best as a summer pad, could definitely use this with a good sleeping bag and an extra layer under me during the colder months. Overall a good purchase.

Calli M
2 out of 5 stars

December 13, 2020

used it 2 times only

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The mat is ok... too noisy. TWO holes in it already and I used it two times only. Please include MORE PATCHES because you will need them if you dont want to turn around and head back home because the mat is punctured. I would not buy again.

Lucas D
2 out of 5 stars

May 29, 2020

Mislabeled - Not Self-Inflating

I returned this product before using it

The quality looked fine but this sleeping pad is NOT self-inflating even though the website is labeling it as such. Not what I thought I was buying.

Margaret K
1 out of 5 stars

April 24, 2020

Does NOT self inflate

I returned this product before using it

The mat may be fine but the product descriptions states that it has a self inflating valve. It does not have a self inflating valve and customer service confirmed the description is incorrect.

Sean S
1 out of 5 stars

July 8, 2019

I would never buy this product again

I am disappointed. I bought this sleeping pad four months ago and started to use it on the Pacific Crest Trail on last April. I did not use it on the whole period and still two days ago I would always woke up on the ground on a deflated mattress. Afters hours on checking any tiny hole and putting it in the water I've found a micro spot and used the repair kit but nothing have worked. I am now on the trail in the middle of nowhere and nothing to sleep on :(

Mathilde A.
a Cascade Designs brand site

Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

5 out of 5 stars

June 6, 2019

Easy to carry, can be used for shoulder season backpacking

Inexpensive for what it is, R1.8 is definitely summer but could be used for spring in some regions. Used this in 2C Deg for a few nights, I wasn't cold, but definitely cooler to the touch versus my coupled NeoAir All Season (R4.9). Packs well, and light enough to carry easily.

a Cascade Designs brand site

Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site