- Oct 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm #1308895
tt quattroBPL Member
I have a exped pump bag for my Exped Synmat UL7 and I have a BA Q Core SL, I was trying to find a way to attach the pump bag to the big protruding valve. I tried a few things, tubing that fits the inner diameter of the pump bag flat valve and another tube that fits over that tube to attach to the big valve. At the end of the day, it was all too clunky, weighed too much and it was a big bulky thing that I'd have to carry.
Solution: I had left over polycryo (duck brand), double sided adhesive and some shock cord. I fashioned a tube out of the polycryo with shock cord at both ends. I cinch one side of the tube to the pump bag and cinch the other side to the BA Q Core valve and use the pump bag. It takes about three bag full to get the q core blown up and another two breaths to get it super firm. It's better than taking 20+ deep breaths to blow it up. Hoping that this will help someone else.
Take a look at the pics!
Oct 18, 2013 at 11:28 pm #2035480
@lunchandynnerLocale: Pacific Northwest
Nice work there! I did something similar, but with heat sealable ripstop, to connect a small hand/foot pump for exercise balls to the pad. But yours is much lighter.
I now have the BA pumphouse for my regular valve pads, and the exped schnozzel for my new pads with flat valves.
The Schnozzel rocks. It takes less than 2 bagfuls of air to fill an entire pad (rei flash and Synmat UL7 S).May 4, 2016 at 6:05 pm #3399914
Randy TBPL Member
@ochocowalkerLocale: Wet side of the Cascades
I was just about to tackle and solve this problem myself, having a SynMat Winterlite and wanting to use the schnozzle on my summer pad, when I thought I should search BPL for it.
Ingenious, lightweight solution. Thanks for posting it.Jun 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm #3474070
Paul SBPL Member
I just built this. It works great, pretty easy to make, and because of the one-way valve you don’t lose air between each time you have to refill the schnozzle bag with air. The guy who devised this is a clever fellow, and generous to post his idea.
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