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PillowPump Hack for ThermaRest Valves
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Greg Mihalik
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Locale: Colorado
PillowPump Hack for ThermaRest Valves on 11/10/2010 14:05:49 MST Print View

I have a Exped PillowPump that gets used on down and fiber filled mats, but now I have a KookaBay on the way that I don't want to inflate by mouth, to avoid the condensation issue.

After staring intently at the PillowPump for a while I realized that the business end, made for fitting Exped gear, has (had) a 1 mm lip on the inside.

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With some careful Exacto work I removed most of the lip, and now a standard ThermaRest valve fits snugly inside.

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There is a small mystery move needed to close the valve, but with a mat, a little softness, or One breath, will probably be OK.

Edited by greg23 on 11/10/2010 14:14:24 MST.