Therm-a-Rest has announced two new valves set to come out in Spring 2020. After designing hundreds of prototypes, field testing for more than 500 nights in the backcountry, and countless tests in the lab, the new WingLock and TwinLock valves are ready.
The WingLock’s larger, one-way valve allows for three times faster inflation, while the deflation ‘wings’ fully open the valve for twice as fast deflation. The TwinLock Valve, used on Therm-a-Rest’s larger pads, utilizes two one-way valves: a one-way inflation valve and a one-way deflation valve, which deflates five times faster than the classic valve. All pads in the Therm-a-Rest line will be updated with one of the two new valves by Spring 2020.