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Feb 9, 2011
Outside Magazine
Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest Solite

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest Solite    Photo: Photo by Inga Hendrickson

PROPS: It's well priced, indestructible (can't pop), and warm—a space-blanket-like coating reflects heat to your body. BEHIND THE SCENES: Every Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad—along with 70 percent of the products made by parent company Cascade Designs (which includes the MSR and Platypus brands)—is still built at the family-owned company's Seattle plants. From $20;

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