User Review: REI Men's Lite-Core 1.5
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $80
Great design that saves weight, but the faulty valve makes it unusable.
- Great design to save weight
- The valve is useless
Bought in Boston as a replacement for a heavier bag, but found it deflated after a few hours. What is required is a valve that after it is pressed down takes a few turns to tighten, not just one. Wrote to REI and have never received reply.
I have immersed the bag in water, but due to the low pressure and slow leakage it's not obvious where the leak/s are coming from, but like all one-press-down valves you only have to knock them and they let out the air. The self inflating feature works to some extent, but heavy people need a firmer bag.
Looking for a replacement that works
Merv McCusker AUSTRALIA