THERM-A-REST Valve Replacement.

On my trip home from Overland Expo our dog Triss decided to modify the valve on my Therm-A-Rest pad. She was bored and the pad was available for her to chew on. Once her modifications were done the valve was shot and the pad would no longer hold air.


Damaged valve

Once home I checked the company website to see if they sold new valves and found that they did. ( I guess when you have a good design there’s no need to change it as the valves seems to be the same for all Therm-A-Rest pads. ) I was able to locate and order the valve off Amazon.  I had the valve in hand within a few days.


Valve removed


New valve and glue


New valve installed

Replacement of the valve was very easy. I was able to remove the old valve by grabbing it and working it back-and-forth to break it free, the valve then pulled right out. I then put a coating of the supplied adhesive around the barbed end of the new valve. The new valve then pushed right into the mattress and I cleaned the little bit of excess glue off and the repair was done. Not bad, valve replacement done in less than 5 minuts.



Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 

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