Aushiker wrote:You are comparing apples to oranges here and as been pointed out before, they are not the same mats. How a Synmat 7 performs has zero relevance to a Synmat UL 7 because of the design and materials used. They are different mats.
I made the clear comment that the two have different warranties. I can only comment on the Synmat7 as that is all I have - but I regard the basic mat as similar enough to have a fair degree of comparabiltiy. I'll wager Exped still advise not to leave it fully-inflated in a tent during the day.
Aushiker wrote:As to the warranty, that is only good if you can easily swap the mat out ... if you are on tour that is not necessarily so easy; don't I know.
The warranty is what any warranty is.
Aushiker wrote:As to the "advice" that has nothing to do with the issue that is occurring here which is a design fault and/or a fault in the manufacturer of the mats so please lets stop trying to spin that rubbish. Heck trying to suggest that they are over inflated is on its own pretty laughable in itself.
Bejeebus! I was simply providing a couple of points of advice (from Exped's instructions) that many users may quite readily forget, in the enthusiasm of using the mat. You think over-inflation has nothing to do with a blown mat seam? I would beg to differ. Over-inflation is an issue that some people abuse.... just like some people over-torque various cycling components. I don't know what it is about this proposition that gets up your nose, but I regard knowledgable care of one's gear as an important aspect of its use. I do not know how polishbiker has treated his mat.
Sorry polishbiker if I have offended you, it was not my intent.