- Mar 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm #3458765
Daniel TBPL Member
I recently bought a Neoair Xlite and have a Sea to Summit air stream dry bag that I really like. The problem is that the valves are incompatible! Now I know that I can inflate by lung power, but I like the pump sack and it is very light and keeps my down quilt dry.
I started to search around the house for something that would work and be lightweight. My solution? I cut off the pinky of one of those blue dishwashing gloves. It has a natural taper that fits nice and snug on both valves and I just leave it on my Neoair permanently. I can still turn the valve to release air with it on. It adds a total of 1.3 grams to my pad, and could probably cut it shorter and make it lighter. The rubber has a perfect stretch and feels less flimsy then the pad itself.
Anyways, I thought I would share because I did not find anything on adapting the valves when I searched, I know it may seem silly, but it is what I had on hand and it works!Mar 22, 2017 at 8:29 pm #3458778
Aubrey W. BogardBPL Member
Thanks for this!Apr 13, 2017 at 1:46 am #3462988
John BrewerBPL Member
@jbrewerLocale: California Coast
I simply took a dremel and sanded the “lip” of the valve on the airstream even and it fits the neoair perfectly now, no adapter needed.Apr 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm #3463050
Daniel TBPL Member
I’ll have to try that now :) I was concerned that I would mess something up, but I just needed confirmation from someone who has done it already lol.Jun 26, 2018 at 1:32 am #3543812
Bill SBPL Member
I don’t need 3 full blue gloves in my med kit anyway. And my Neoair 66″ version literally just arrived this afternoon. The S2S pump bag will take what, 2.25 bag rolls to inflate the XLite 66″ version?
Thermarest makes an adapter kit that uses the same “technology”, a piece of hose! And a bayonet piece to fit whatever stuff sack you may have laying around.
Bill in Roswell, GA
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