User Review: Swiss Gear Self Inflating Mat
Price Paid: $39.99
Bought 2 years ago. Used it on one backpacking, 2 night, trip. Worked well then. It's been in storage since. Took it down for trip this year and it's still like new. If only the plastic screw down valve that holds the air in would have not broke while rolled up in the padding. Can't understand how the very top section of the valve would just crack off, like a cap.
I wish I would have checked it sooner than 1 week prior to our trip. Can't afford another $100 right now to replace. Warranty useless at this point. They don't consider it a manufacturer defect. I would have to pay shipping both ways and it will take up to 3 weeks to receive replacement or same mat. (since they would "probably" deem it broken due to consumer use. Won't buy again.
Next time I will buy from REI. They may cost more up front, but had I spent the extra $ I would be getting a new pad this year, no problems, for life!