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Too easy to puncture.
on 25 December 2013
My old review:
Its expensive. But it is VERY small and VERY light.
My only worry is that it might not last for a long time. If it lasts, then its the perfect Mattress for motorcycle trips. Fits everywhere!
NOW: Second time me and my wife used the matt (first time was only one night) and one of the two had a small puncture which ruined our good night's sleep. We used both mats only inside a tent and with a sleeping bag. For the second day I had to buy a cheap Chinese matt for 15 euros which did the job. No visible wear and tear on the mattress, had to search a lot using a bathtub full of water to finally find the small hole around the neck area (while asleep).
So, 140 euros for something XLite and Xeasy to puncture? After all, its intended use is in the wilderness, not in our home. This is the first time i buy a mattress so expensive (first time to buy a thermarest matt. I heard about their lifetime warranty. Tried to email cascadedesigns, got no response. Sorry, but never again, very disappointed.
Edit2: They contacted me after a while and offered me a repair free of charge as a sign of goodwill if i send it to Ireland's headquarters. Sending it there will cost me the curier's fees and so i opted to repair it myself with the kit it contains.
So now it is 2 stars. If it keeps me for at least some more nights afloat i will give it more stars. Till that time comes, this mattress has to prove that the first puncture was once in a 1000 and that it really is it's money worth.