I found to my cost that PVC is a No No down here in NZ, I have a Walkerbay RID, the PVC tubes started to deteriorate within the first year but I didn't recognize just what the problem was before the 1 year warranty expired (see earlier post re Walkerbay) So after protracted discussions with both the local Walkerbay rep and Walkerbay themselves (who basically called me a liar) I had to spend another $1000.00 for a Hypalon replacement, the tubes are holding up OK. although they always seem to need pumping up. The Walkerbay logo on both sides has succumbed to sunburn and the fabric
handholds have recently been replaced with a local style of hand hold as they had rotted out in less than 9 months, (not Walkerbays later solid handhold version), under warranty, The use of the local one was probably a decision made by the local distributor, they are ugly but at least they are useable. I was surprised at the sunburn on the Logo and that the local distributor said that the original handholds only had a 1 year warranty as against the 5 year warranty for the tubes after all they are part and parcel of the same thing, but as I have learnt to my cost Walkerbay do things differently.
PVC no no no, Walkerbay RID's basically a good product but let down by a poor choice of materials (certainly for this part of the world) and shocking customer care / satisfaction skills.