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Nomad32

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How do you find a puncture in a thermorest
« on: 17:13:27, 09/03/19 »
My sleeping mat (thermorest neoair) keeps going down. How do i sort it?

bricam2096

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Re: How do you find a puncture in a thermorest
« Reply #1 on: 17:15:39, 09/03/19 »
inflate it and stick it in a bath, then look for any bubbles, there's your puncture  O0
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Maggot

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Re: How do you find a puncture in a thermorest
« Reply #2 on: 17:21:21, 09/03/19 »
I had to do this just the other day, I did exactly what Bricam suggested, be warned though, they are very buoyant!  It was an absolute nightmare submerging the damn thing, you have to do a bit at a time, making sure you overlap the submerging.


Good luck and be prepared to get quite wet with all the flapping about, it was like to trying to drown a kangaroo  ::)

roughyed

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Re: How do you find a puncture in a thermorest
« Reply #3 on: 20:50:42, 09/03/19 »
I'm sure soapy water is an option, use a sponge and wipe the mat with soapy water and look for bubbles.

I have never had to do it, so accept that idea with that caveat!

sussamb

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Re: How do you find a puncture in a thermorest
« Reply #4 on: 20:55:01, 09/03/19 »
That's how I find punctures in my bike tyres, should work with a mat, easier than trying to drown it  O0
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BuzyG

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Re: How do you find a puncture in a thermorest
« Reply #5 on: 00:12:44, 10/03/19 »
That's how I find punctures in my bike tyres, should work with a mat, easier than trying to drown it  O0


Not as much fun though.

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Re: How do you find a puncture in a thermorest
« Reply #6 on: 06:59:17, 10/03/19 »
 ;D O0
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gunwharfman

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Re: How do you find a puncture in a thermorest
« Reply #7 on: 10:06:37, 10/03/19 »
Wipe over with soapy water as suggested. Thats how I repaired one of my mats last year. As a last resort use the bath.