Exped Schnozzel Tube
OMG. What a crazy thing this is. While your friends are huffing and puffing to get their air pads blown up, you have been sitting on your air pad since their fifth breath because of the Schnozzel.
Fill this tough bag up with air and squeeze it into the air pad. Two times and you are done. And you can use it as a stuff sack following the hike rule of multiple-use items.
- No cardio problems
- Easy to use
- Fast to pump up the air pad
- Doubles as a stuff sack
- Use a bivy bag when in camping mode
- Not expensive
While your friends are almost dead from blowing up their air pads, you have used the Schnozzel two times and filled up your air pad, thus saving a lot of time and possible cardio problems.
I also used this as my main stuff sack. It is a very light but durable material.
Please be careful when sitting on it to squeeze the air out as the Schnozzel can get in the way and you will get amusing comments from your friends, lol.
All my gear reviews have now been hiker tested during my recent 35-day hike on Quebec's very wild Appalachian Trail.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 35 usd
Easy to use.
- Excellent customer service
- You need some practice
At the beginning I had a hard time using it, but with some practice my DownMat UL 7 pad was ready in less than 3 minutes. You just need to get the "technique" and then to repeat it.
The pump came with my Exped pad.
On my second trip in the high mountains (10,000 feet and more) two of the sides of the ending part, which goes to the pad, just separated and the hole appeared large about an inch. I was supprised, because it was new and used only once before.
I still managed to use the pump, but it was quite difficult trying to close the hole, with one of my hands, or asking a friend....and I was on a 10-day trip !
When I came back to Canada I went on the Exped web site, and wrote an email to the Canadian reference explaining the problem. I got almost immediate answer, "Give us your adresse and we'll send you new." A week later I got it by the post. No questions, no invoices sent, excellent customer service !!!
I think the problem was with the glue and both sides just separated. Anyway, it just happened to me on a trip, but it is an excellent pump and when you learn the technique you can fill your pad faster.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: It came with the pad
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