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#1 of 11 Old 05-14-2008, 02:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a question about these.. has anyone been using one for a long time? i was just able to actually look at and touch one the other day, and i'm wondering how long they last before needing to be replaced?
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We bought some late last year - I think in November. Two of them have ripped along the seam (it was last week or the week before that it happened).

There is another similar option though that I just heard about - happy sacks. I haven't used these though, so I can't comment on how well they hold up.

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I have two wrap-n-mats and use one daily (so the two have kind of been rotated) for more than a year now (I think). They still look pretty much like new.

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I have had mine for over a year and they still look great - no rips or anything. I hand wash them though. Probably machine washing would wear them out faster. I am going to try happy sacks too. The coop filled up in like 1 minute!

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I have 3 and they are all holding up great!

We hand wash ours, too.
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I'm going to be the dissenting voice and say that ours have not held up well AT ALL. I really love them, but they only lasted for about a year before they got tears and the inner plastic began to stiffen and crack. I am hoping to find similar plastic somewhere so that I can replace the liners.

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Does anyone have the skinny on what the wrap-n-mats are lined with? In my quest to remove the plastic from the house, I had to pause before I jumped the gun and bought some of these. Any thoughts on that?
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Different prints are lined with different types of plastic...here's a link to the types:

http://www.wrap-n-mat.com/fabrics.php

Unfortunately, the ones that use PEVA (the safest from my research) are MIC. But that's what we use. Reusablebags.com will only sell the PEVA lined, so that's a good place to look if you want to go with PEVA.

Ours have held up really well and we use them all the time and have for over a year. I do have one where the plastic melted a bit but it was my fault for putting something really hot on it. We hand wash our mostly, but I do throw them in the washing machine periodically.

The company stands behind their product and should replace those that have had issues.

Good luck! I hadn't heard about happy sacks. I'll have to check that out!
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one of mine went through the washer and dryer and bled color and shrunk, but it is still usable. One disappeared and I have one in great shape. I use them 1-2x per month for 3 years? I only hand wash.
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Just got an email from the happy sacks rep. She's very nice. They use nylon for their liners. I can't seem to find any info. on it's safety. Anyone?
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So glad I found this thread. Didn't know what they were. Looked at the website. Love the idea! Loved reading about the different experiences with them as well. Thank you!
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