Being that I like to learn lessons the hard way, last summer I bought a Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite Large sleeping pad. It's fairly comfortable but a) It weighs 2 lbs 7 oz! and b) it's a bitch to roll up and get into the stuff sack, not to mention that it's huge even when fully compressed. The real estate inside the backpack is too valuable, so it's time to upgrade. Oh, and did I mention that it weighs almost 3 lbs???
Luckily I bought it at REI, so going with the NeoAir Trekker is only a matter of covering the $40 price difference.
I love the weight and small size of the the NeoAir, but has anyone seriously made it through an entire thru-hike without damaging it? I see that it doesn't come with a repair kit, but instead of saving a few bucks by buying in on Amazon, I'm guessing that I'll just keep replacing it at REI if it doesn't hold up? Or is this thing tougher than it looks?