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    Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm

    Before i go get one anyone have one they dont want?

    Not quick enough on frodos one
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    Quote Originally Posted by burtonator View Post
    Before i go get one anyone have one they dont want?

    Not quick enough on frodos one
    Not mine but I seen this on trademe man mite help https://trademe.nz/marketplace/sport...ing/2181676121

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    Have a look at the Exped UL mats - I have a DownMat UL 7 but there is a comparable SynMat UL 9 under $200

    Weight is +150g more than the Therm-a-Rest XTherm but the Exped has a quieter fabric and is not tapered at the foot. Exped have "pump bag" and large dia valves so it very quick to inflate and deflate.

    Exped SynMat UL 9 - 9cm thick

    https://www.bivouac.co.nz/gear/campi...ping-mats.html

    Don't get an Exped with the integrated pump - they are heavier and a pain in the arse to inflate and deflate.

    Here is the Exped SynMat UL 7 - 7cm thick mat - cheaper and lighter

    https://www.bivouac.co.nz/gear/campi...ping-mats.html
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    @burtonator To quote Agent 86. - "... missed it by THAT MUCH!"

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    I only used to watch it because of Agent 99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by planenutz View Post
    I only used to watch it because of Agent 99.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiinSeattle View Post
    Have a look at the Exped UL mats - I have a DownMat UL 7 but there is a comparable SynMat UL 9 under $200

    Weight is +150g more than the Therm-a-Rest XTherm but the Exped has a quieter fabric and is not tapered at the foot. Exped have "pump bag" and large dia valves so it very quick to inflate and deflate.

    Exped SynMat UL 9 - 9cm thick

    https://www.bivouac.co.nz/gear/campi...ping-mats.html

    Don't get an Exped with the integrated pump - they are heavier and a pain in the arse to inflate and deflate.

    Here is the Exped SynMat UL 7 - 7cm thick mat - cheaper and lighter

    https://www.bivouac.co.nz/gear/campi...ping-mats.html
    I looked at the downmat but there is lots of reports that the insulation moves around alot. Also can hardly compare a lightly insulated mat to the xtherm which is heavily insulated. Also the outside baffles of the Exped are not insulated. We'll the downmat hl model is not and its the premium version. Hold it up to the light while it's pumped up and you will see.
    @burtonator The thermarest can be found cheap on freeze Pro shop in th UK with free shipping to nz. I brought mine there about 2 years ago. My girlfriends one just arrived from there yesterday. The Thermarest also has a lifetime warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stocky View Post
    I looked at the downmat but there is lots of reports that the insulation moves around alot. Also can hardly compare a lightly insulated mat to the xtherm which is heavily insulated. Also the outside baffles of the Exped are not insulated. We'll the downmat hl model is not and its the premium version. Hold it up to the light while it's pumped up and you will see.
    @burtonator The thermarest can be found cheap on freeze Pro shop in th UK with free shipping to nz. I brought mine there about 2 years ago. My girlfriends one just arrived from there yesterday. The Thermarest also has a lifetime warranty.
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    Thanks for the pointer on Freeze Pro Shop... looks like they have been cleaned out of the XTherm but some other good products there.

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    Parallel from freeze pro at your own risk, no NZ warranty and it’ll usually be “made in Ireland” which are well known for being inferior to the US made stock.

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    Do you get stung with import duty as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Parallel from freeze pro at your own risk, no NZ warranty and it’ll usually be “made in Ireland” which are well known for being inferior to the US made stock.
    I purchased mine from Frezepro through Trademe. So far it’s fine and I’d expect as it was sold through a NZ site it should be covered regardless if it’s parallel imported.


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    Sused them Exped UL mats out to day and compaired it to the old trusty Thermatest 3.8 , they look good on the flat concrete floor and super comfy...but very fragile. I was gonna spend some cash but walked out empty handed with good trust in the old 3.8 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    I purchased mine from Frezepro through Trademe. So far it’s fine and I’d expect as it was sold through a NZ site it should be covered regardless if it’s parallel imported.


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    Was it supplied from UK stock? Ie did it ship directly to you from Freezepro?
    Does it say “made in Ireland” on the label next to serial number on mattress?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Parallel from freeze pro at your own risk, no NZ warranty and it’ll usually be “made in Ireland” which are well known for being inferior to the US made stock.
    Um not sure where you heard that it's inferior I know of more USA made stock that has failed. Also the warranty is still good it just has to be shipped back to the UK. Mines been going good for two years. Also if I remember right awhile ago thermarest moved all the neoair line to manufacturing in Ireland even those brought in the USA. (may have been temporarily).

    Good on you for raising potential risks of parallel importing but some people think the slight risk is worth it. As for the quality comment prove it. I know of atleast few here on the forum that have used them and have not had issues.

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    Do you get stung with import duty as well?
    Nope it comes in well under the limit.

 

 

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