Jun 11, 2013 at 8:48 pm #1304109
@maiaLocale: Rocky Mountains
Companion forum thread to:Jun 12, 2013 at 6:39 am #1995878
I'm surprised you did not include the Expec Schozzel Pumpbag in this review! Works fast, super lightweight, excellent double use as sleeping bag drybag! I think it's the real winner in the Exped pump family.Jun 12, 2013 at 6:43 am #1995879
+1 Schnozzel, light, effective and multi-use.
DaveJun 12, 2013 at 8:26 am #1995901
I just use trash bag instead of a pump.Jun 12, 2013 at 9:50 am #1995929
@grampa_kiltLocale: British Columbia
Whomever makes an adapter for use with screw type inlets will get really rich…well probably not, but will have the abiding appreciation of many users. Grampa KiltJun 12, 2013 at 11:07 am #1995950
I bought a white PVC fitting from the hardware store and attached a piece of clear plastic hose that will fit over the valve of my Big Agnes air mat.Jun 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm #1995992
@anthonyjhuhnLocale: Mid West
Thermarest makes a "schnozzle" adapter for their pads
Oh and Big Agnes makes a pump sack
https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Accessory/PumphouseJun 12, 2013 at 1:40 pm #1995994
@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
I, too, would like to have seen Roger [edited later, sorry about the mixed up identity!] include the Exped Schnozzle (sold with the Exped UL7 Downmat or can be purchased separately for other Exped pads) in his review. I believe it has been around for at least 2 years now. I understand that it works as a pack liner, too.
I have the BA pump sack [mentioned by Anthony] and found that it is useless for anything except blowing up an air pad or to use as a non-waterproof (and therefore useless, IMHO) stuff sack. It is most definitely not waterproof! I suppose you could use it as a leaky shower, but a wet bag is not what you want for pumping up an insulated air pad. It doesn't hold air, either, so is useless as a pillow (its other advertised purpose). Like Victor, I also use a plastic trash bag to pump up my insulated air pad.Jun 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm #1995996
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
I love the Snozzle, it makes a fine pacliner and pillow.Jun 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm #1996025
@bcoulamLocale: Northern Utah Rockies
Another vote for the Schnozzel. Just got one a few weeks back to go with my UL7. It's wonderful. 1.4 oz and doubles as a waterproof stuff sack for the new zPacks down bag. I just lift it up and help it "gulp" air, fold over the top and it's now one giant lung. Doing this well twice fills my pad. Not so well, it takes two and half fills of the bag. Love that I'm no longer blowing in the warm, moist air of my own lungs.Jun 12, 2013 at 4:36 pm #1996043
i've never seen or heard of anyone using the mini pump. A few like the pillow. As you can tell by the comments that the Schnozzel is the crowd favorite.Jun 12, 2013 at 7:25 pm #1996083
@jimsubzeroLocale: New Uraniborg CO
Yes, the Schnozzel is dope! I mainline the Schnozzel. When not pumping, it keeps stuff dry and sorted in the pack, the kind of stuff that comes out when making camp.
However, as a pillow it fails me. Maybe my head is too dense.
EDITED: to correct spelling of Schnozzel. The other spelling has nothing to do with pump bags but everything to do with schnozzes. Being a pedant is a great burden sometimes.Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm #1996103
@mak52580Locale: Washington, DC Area
I also can't believe there's no mention about the Schnozzel. Generally these reviews are very informative and spot on in their coverage of products. However, this review is an epic failure since it makes no mention of the easiest and most popular and versatile of the Exped pumps. This review was a real letdown.Jun 12, 2013 at 11:35 pm #1996131
@bestbuilderLocale: Pacific Northwest
Just so we are on the same page-
Roger Caffin wrote the review not Will. Not that it matters but I think Roger should get the credit for writing it.Jun 13, 2013 at 4:48 am #1996145
@dpnollLocale: Maroon Bells
Will the Schnozzle work on other mats? I have a couple of Kooka Bay pads.Jun 13, 2013 at 5:37 am #1996156
Exped makes a bag called the Schnozzle which to my understanding works great to not only fill up the mattress but also as a pack liner. I'm surprised no one has mentioned it yet.
(dang it it was a joke stop throwing stuff at me!)
I just purchased the REI Flash air pad. The valves look suspiciously like the ones on the Exped mattress. The REI associate wasn't sure but he believed that REI has a contract with Exped to make this pad.
Anywho I'm ordering a schnozzle to see if it will work. BTW this pad weighs a fraction of an oz more than one pound on my scale with the stuff sack, uses primaloft, has an R value of 3.2 and is $55 cheaper than the Synmat UL 7.Jun 13, 2013 at 11:33 am #1996268
I'm a huge fan of the instaflators. It's not so much a foot pump, but 2 breaths gets my memo astro insulated filled up with minimal effort. Really light weight too. It could be used as a water holder in an emergency for a multiple-use option.Jun 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm #1996424
Another vote for the Schnozzel here. Works very well with the UL synmat.Jun 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm #1996454
@jenmitolLocale: In my dreams....
Not the least of which because the name is really cool.Jun 13, 2013 at 9:35 pm #1996479
@pitsyLocale: Central Texas
Used my Synmat recently to sleep on the cold hospital floor after the birth of my son. The nurses were very impressed with the system, especially the Schnozzel pumpbag. I also use six or so inflated ziploc bags inside the pumpbag as a pillow.Jun 13, 2013 at 9:46 pm #1996484
Congratulations on the birth of your son Daniel!Jun 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm #1996489
@pitsyLocale: Central Texas
Thanks, I'm so stoked! He's got the biggest feet I've ever seen on a baby. Can't wait to put him in the baby-bjorn and go on some hikes next fall.Jun 14, 2013 at 8:02 am #1996573
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
Sorry – I always have to be a skeptic
Does water accumulate in an air matt that you blow by mouth?
I've been weighing my Thermarest Prolite for more than a year, maybe 50 cycles of blowing it up, and there is no increase in weight. 16.2 to 16.3 ounces with no trend.
Of course that's self inflating so I only put about two breaths into it. And any water vapor probably gets removed when it's compressed. Non self inflating mattress could be different.Jun 14, 2013 at 11:06 am #1996639
yesJun 14, 2013 at 11:34 am #1996647
@bestbuilderLocale: Pacific Northwest
Josh, could you be a little more succinct with your answer. You gave way too much unnecessary information.
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