Thermarest's Instant Field Repair Kit makes a repair using an instant adhesive, so the mat can be used as soon as its repaired.
The Instant Field Repair Kit makes fast, easy and lasting mattress repairs in the field. It includes all the same great self-adhesive patches that now come included with most Therm-a-Rest mattresses, and is just the insurance you need to prevent unexpected damage to your mattress from ruining your trip. Works on all current Therm-a-Rest mattresses.
Kit includes: (3) Alcohol Prep Pads, (6) Glue Dots and (3) Cover Patches and Instructions
Thermarest's Instant Field Repair Kit uses sticky adhesive 'dots' to glue down a patch instantly to cover a hole or small tear in a mattress. The glue dots don't need to 'cure' like some adhesives and so the mat can be used straight away after a repair.
For a stronger more permanent repair you can use the Thermarest Permanent Home Repair Kit - the main difference is that the glue used in the Permanent kit needs 4 undisturbed hours to 'cure' before the repair is complete - which could be impractical on a trip.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear