The NeoAir Venture is ideal for campers and backpackers who want the added comfort of an air mattress, combined with moderate warmth, exceptional durability and value.
Durable, light and packable mattress for essential backpacking warmth. Our patent-pending WaveCore™ construction allows the NeoAir Venture WV air mattress to offer reliable quality, performance and value for recreational campers and backpackers.
Our unique technology creates over one hundred insulating cells, effectively doubling the warmth of uninsulated air mattresses without the bulk, added weight or long-term durability concerns of down or synthetic fills. The Venture WV does all this with impressively low weight and the superior stability that only a Therm-a-Rest mattress can deliver. This year we added the Regular Wide size for people looking for extra width without the length.
The Thermarest NeoAir Venture is the ideal mat for 3 season use, like all the current crop of lightweight airbeds its really comfortable, especially when compared to self inflating mats or closed cell foam. It has the least insulation of all the NeoAir Mats but it is still double the insulation of a conventional air mattress, and it's a lot lighter too.
The Wave Core technology slows down heat loss by using an internal single layer of horizontal baffles that form a wave shape within the mat, stabilising the mattress to ensure comfort and performance through the night. A simple but effective system which combined with the price makes the Venture a great choice for backpacking, recreational backcountry users or those on a budget.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear
From 2020, there is a new industry standard for measuring the R-value (level of insulation) of sleeping mats – ASTM F3340-18. This new standard is the sleeping mat equivalent to the EN rating for sleeping bags.
You can now directly compare the R-value of mats rated using the ASTM F3340-18 with confidence that is a fair and accurate comparison between mats. In simple terms, the higher the R-value, the warmer the mat.
In general terms, an R-value below 2.0 is for summer use, 2.0 to 4.0 is for cooler 3 season use and 4.0+ is for winter temperatures. This will be also be dependent on your sleeping bag, how cold you sleep etc. Please contact our customer service team if you need advice on choosing the right mat for your activity.