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todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Instaflator on 11/11/2010 09:33:56 MST Print View

Found 'em on eBay.

Can you say stocking stuffer????

/A .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Instaflator on 11/11/2010 11:07:19 MST Print View

Does anyone know how much they weigh?

Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Instaflator on 11/11/2010 12:51:45 MST Print View

Aaron- 1.8 oz with all fittings, +/- 1.5 with the 2 unnecessary one cut off.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: Re: Re: Instaflator on 11/11/2010 13:14:11 MST Print View

here is the source....they called me back yesterday after i emailed them an order. very nice guys.

Edited by rbeard on 11/11/2010 13:16:05 MST.

Jason Hung
(moma-moma) - F - M

not ship on 11/11/2010 23:05:11 MST Print View

sad they not shipping to Hong Kong...
or need to place order via a company PO, they do not accept personal orders...

Noel Tavan
(akatsuki_the_devil) - MLife
instaflator? on 11/12/2010 00:16:44 MST Print View

talking about that

Fred eric
(Fre49) - MLife

Locale: France, vallée de la Loire
works the same way than the alpacka one on 11/12/2010 01:37:18 MST Print View

Ken Nguyen
(ninjapuppet) - F - MLife

Locale: B-Town
i would recommend the instalflator on 11/12/2010 03:22:07 MST Print View

I've got both.

The alpacka's inflation bag is made of a more durable silnylon and weighs 100 grams, compared with the instalflator which is made out of a shopping bag-type of plastic and weighs 45 grams. it looks flimsy but mine is still going well after about 80 uses.

The Alpacka uses a larger valve which screws on (?boston valve) which wont fit onto standard thermarests while the instalflator comes with a plastic hosing at the tip which fits onto a thermarest valve.

i take the instalflator along when theres several mats to inflate and we just take turns carrying it. Highly recommended because we no longer get light headed and not worry about moisture getting into our neoairs

Scott Truong

Locale: Vancouver, BC
RE: Packed size. on 11/12/2010 15:04:22 MST Print View

Approximately? Anyone?

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: RE: Packed size. on 11/13/2010 05:34:22 MST Print View

here is mine squeezed into a 12oz rei insulated mug. you could also flatten it. design is pretty much a long diaper genie bag with a flexible tubed plastic adapter. great piece of gear. bag and tube are both multi use in case of emergency. you could probably replace the flexible adapter with something lighter if you wanted and had time to tinker. it would also be easy to cut down the bag. standard size takes one and a half bags to blow up a Large Neo Air. I might customize and cut mine down to make it so 2 full bags inflates my pad but probably wont save much weight, just makes me feel like i didn't waste anything :-)


Edited by rbeard on 11/13/2010 05:51:05 MST.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
blow up on 11/13/2010 16:10:54 MST Print View

im just considering the world of possibilities ... i can use em to inflate my ... ummm ... anatomically correct inflatable manikins ... yeah thats it ;)

no more huffing n puffing

Scott Truong

Locale: Vancouver, BC
RE: Packed size. & Eric. on 11/13/2010 18:42:53 MST Print View

Cool thanks for the reply. Think I may get one... Eric, want to split the shipping. Always willing to help a brother out..haha.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
silicone on 11/13/2010 19:26:02 MST Print View

sadly scott ive moved on to silicone ... ummmm ... manikins ... lol

so i dont need one ... my lung power is enuff for my neo air ;)

Scott Truong

Locale: Vancouver, BC
RE: Different Instaflator. on 11/13/2010 20:23:45 MST Print View

May be of interest to those considering the ones on sale on ebay (above link from another poster). This is the reply I got from him:

"Yes, this is our product. The only thing is that this is the version that we came out with three years ago. We have made several changes to the 3 in 1 nozzle and to the type of material that it is made out of. All so it does not have the attachment that goes with most camping air pads.

Should you have any more questions please let me know. Please feel free to give me a call, 281-433-8277"

haha.. still not sure if I need one myself. Just in case I get a DAM.

Paul Hatfield
(clear_blue_skies) - F
Actual weight on 11/21/2010 22:40:52 MST Print View

I measure a recent one at 1.6 ounces.

Noel Tavan
(akatsuki_the_devil) - MLife
re on 11/22/2010 09:01:59 MST Print View

i think is is just extra weigh :D get a small size neoair and u almost have nothing to fill up.

Michael Meiser
(mmeiser) - F

Locale: Michigan
instaflator on 08/24/2011 23:32:44 MDT Print View

Cool, but like all great ideas it's not a completely original comcept, based off a similar science gadget, the "wind bag" or "bournoulli bag" that demonstrates the bernoulli effect

Clint Wayman

Locale: East Tennessee, US
instaflator on 08/29/2011 09:28:06 MDT Print View

Flyweight Designs also carries them for about $4+shipping

-their packrafts also look pretty decent!

Paul Hatfield
(clear_blue_skies) - F
Weight on 08/29/2011 16:16:49 MDT Print View

Mine weighs 45g.