Exped DIY Schnozzel pump sack

Discussion in 'Sleep Mats' started by Chiseller, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

  2. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    I watched your fastpack load off. Very interesting stuff. One thing made me LOL was in the beginning, where you looked like a terrorist making demands wearing a bomb vest.

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    I just watched this earlier today and it was interesting to compare you two.



    Sorry for the slight off-topic.
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  3. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    I have Exped's own schnozzle bag and I'm not going back to any other way of inflating my mat. :)

    And as I said on the load out video it is great advert for Paul and his gear (of which I have a fair bit). :D
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  4. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I foolishly sold my Schnozzel bag to save grams... Stupid little grams.... Then watch Shewie inflate his pad swiftly whilst I waited for my hand pad to take shape... Pump pumo pump pump...
    "can I borrow that please Rich?" :eggonface:
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  5. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Ultralighter

    The Schnozzel is an excellent bit of kit, and I also use mine to inflate my Thermarest Uberlite with a bit of brute force to get the nozzle over the valve.
  6. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Is the Exped Universal Valve Adaptor worth it to you, or are you happy enough using brute force?
  7. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Cheers... Happy with brutish force... It's a good seal thanks :thumbsup:
  8. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Ultralighter

    I'm happy enough using brute force, but that might change if my hands were really cold as it's brute force + a bit fiddly. I found a German guy's blog a while ago where he'd carefully removed some material from the inside of the Schnozzle outlet to make squeezing it over a Thermarest valve a bit easier, but it was still usable with Exped mats.
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  9. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    There is a passing resemblance to Barry from 3 lions :biggrin:
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  10. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Remind me, does the schnozzle bag fit thermarests or will I need an adapter?
  11. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    If it's the pre-winglock valve, some people say they manage fine with a bit of brute force. We use one of these, which works perfectly.
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  12. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Thank you :)
  13. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Just watched 4.5kg load out, great vid, and was interested in why you double up on poles for the shelter and trekking poles.

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