Three guys, a gardening pad and the quest for a better night's rest under the stars.

... he wanted to help people better enjoy the mountains and the wild places he loved.

By 1986,
had become a household name to
around the world.

Today, we can confidently say that Therm-a-Rest remains the worldwide leader in outdoor comfort.

Left to right: Jim Lea; John Burroughs on Mount Adams in the early 70's; John, Tex and David Burroughs in 1985

The original press used to make the first prototype mattresses and
the original Therm-a-Rest production mattresses from 1972.