REI Trekker 1.75
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50 Giftcard plus $29.99 plus shipping/tax
Sorry REI, you lost me on this one.
- Lighter than most in its class
- Comes with a patch kit....and you'll need it
- Poor seams, particularly around the valve and corners
- Loses air quickly
The pad held up for a few nights of shelter camping along the AT, but then I used it in a tent and was disappointed that it deflated within a few hours. Patched the two seam leaks when I got home, only to have it happen again in a different spot the next time I used it.
While the valve opens and seals nicely, my leaks all happened around the valve and at the lower edge and corners. I took it back to a local REI store, and was told that I couldn't exchange it under its "warranty" because I purchased it online. SO I called and was told I had to send it back so they could "evaluate the pad and look for signs of abuse".
I'm not impressed with the product, policies or service...
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Stow it, strap it, pack it! The REI Trekker 1.75 pad offers lightweight sleeping comfort for backpacking, camping or traveling. Horizontally cored foam is engineered to be lightweight and compressible without compromising warmth. Quick-closing, high-volume airflow valve allows the pad to inflate and deflate quickly. Non-slip, brushed polyester upper surface is soft to the touch; 75-denier polyester bottom surface resists wear. R-Value equals 5.6. Included stuff sack protects pad during transport and ensures a compact parcel every time.