Therm-a-Rest has become the latest brand to pick up an ISPO Gold Award, its NeoAir Camper SV sleeping mat triumphing in the “Outdoor – Tents and Recreation” category of the global competition.
The mattress’ new and unique Speed Valve makes inflation three times faster than traditional valves in similarly sized mattresses, supposedly requiring less than 10 breaths. Deflation is almost instantaneous.
The Speed Valve employs something called the Bernoulli Principal for its rapid inflation; the air blown into the mattress entraps surrounding air, dragging it into the mattress along with your original breath, thereby amplifying your effort and inflating the mattress more quickly.
The award will be handed over at next week's ISPO gear exhibition in Munich. Make sure to keep an eye on our website and social media accounts to get the latest from the show, including shots of never-before-seen gear.
This new mat will hit stores from April 2016 for an RRP of £125.00-140.00.