Survival Hax fail

posted May 31, 2017, 12:12 PM by Paul Wagner
A few months ago, the folks at Survival Hax sent us a new sleeping pad to review.  It was heavy, but it also only cost $40, and we gave it a mediocre review here:

But that's not the end of the story.  On our last trip we loaned this pad to our daughter so she had something softer than the bare ground to sleep on.  This was only the second time we had ever used this one.  We blew some air into the valve and the outside cover popped off the inner foam, making a big balloon shaped bubble in the mattress.  The only way we could still use it was to let most of the air out of it, and that left it being pretty flat.  Not much of a performance record, given that we hadn't used it much at all.  We're going to reduce our overall rating for this thing to: not recommended unless it's free.  Sigh.