Therm-a-RestNeoAir Trekker Classic Sleeping Pad

For beginners and beyond.

You're bound to bring a few oddities on your first backpacking trip—a pillow that takes up way too much space in your pack, way too much food, not enough water. One thing you didn't mess up, though, was Therm-a-rest's NeoAir Trekker Classic Sleeping Pad. This pad is light enough for backpacking and comfy enough for car camping. It reflects your body heat back your way for an added boost of warmth.

  • Lightweight sleeping pad for camping and backpacking
  • ThermaCapture reflects body warmth for three-season warmth
  • Valve for easy inflation and deflation
  • Stuff sack and repair kit included
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Not durable

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Initially I was impressed with this pad. Very comfortable for a side sleeper and warm. It is quite noisy if you have to move in the night. However, after the second use it was leaking air and I'd find myself inflating it during the wee hours of the morning. I managed to patch the hole, but soon after realized there was another hole. I mostly car camp in "primitive" areas, so I would be hesitant to purchase this if I were going into the back country. Pretty expensive for such lousy durability.

Comfy and light

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

I haven't used this camping yet but initial blow up and laying on it have been done. It was pretty easy to blow up. It packs down a lot smaller than my last pad and the R value and weight ratio cannot be beat. It was comfortable, more comfortable than I though it would be. I'm 5'11" 140lbs and it fits me nicely.

We'll see how it holds up in the backcountry this week.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pad is a pretty great option for someone looking for something simple and versatile. Comfortable enough for car-camping but packs down super small and light enough for summer backpacking. It is not insulated, so wouldn't recommend for a lot of colder weather camping.

Unanswered Question

I'm a little confused, I can't find any information on the Neoair Trekker "classic" version sold anywhere else, is this a Backcountry exclusive or just the 2016 model? The R-value and weight don't seem to match anything other than the venture line.