As a member of another website I get to try products in exchange for reviews, and I recently tested portable oxygen from Boost Oxygen. As a sea level dweller, there is always an added layer of difficulty in taking on high altitude hikes, but my canister of Boost Oxygen helped me combat the majority of symptoms I usually fall ill with when in high elevations.
- Great way to combat altitude sickness
- Another thing to carry when backpacking
As someone who frequently falls ill with altitude sickness, I did not think (enjoyable) High Sierra hiking would be in the cards for me. However, I used my canister of Boost Oxygen intermittently throughout a multi-day trek across Yosemite at times when I was feeling unnecessarily fatigued, lightheaded, or short of breath and found relief every time. Without having to worry about about the approach of impending altitude sickness, my hikes were that much more enjoyable.
In my everyday life, I like to stay active so I can handle tough hikes, but fellow flat landers will understand that there’s not a whole lot you can do to prepare for strenuous activity in altitudes you’re not used to existing in.
Luckily, Boost helped me deal with those difficulties that are often impossible to prepare for. The 4 oz canister is incredibly compact, lightweight, and great for backpacking.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)