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6 gram Exped Synmat UL Inflator
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Drop Bear
(DropBear) - F
6 gram Exped Synmat UL Inflator on 02/09/2012 01:02:46 MST Print View

Simply drill out a plastic wine cork.
Pop it in the mats valve.
Fill your pack liner with air.
Seal the liner around the cork with your hand and squeeze it with your body.Synmat inflator
3 pumps with a MLD packliner(40g).

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Inflator on 02/09/2012 01:16:50 MST Print View

Does the cork prop open the valve? Or does the air pressure do that?

Drop Bear
(DropBear) - F
Re: Inflator on 02/09/2012 01:58:35 MST Print View

The air pressure opens the valve and it fits in so tightly it doesn't pop out untill the mat is full.

Edited by DropBear on 02/09/2012 02:05:06 MST.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Inflator on 02/09/2012 14:20:38 MST Print View

Thanks...neat idea. I've been wondering if the Thermarest Air Tap would work, but I never felt like spending the money to find out.

Edited by dandydan on 02/09/2012 14:21:13 MST.

Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: 6 gram Exped Synmat UL Inflator on 02/09/2012 16:01:37 MST Print View

Very clever.

Drop Bear
(DropBear) - F
Synmat UL Inflator on 02/10/2012 00:37:53 MST Print View

Thanks Daryl.

Dan, a couple of cable ties round the cork should work like an Air Tap but I wouldn't want to compromise the pack liner.

Have you seen the Exped schnozzel?

Bob Salcedo
(Baughb) - F

Locale: So Cal.
Schnozzle on 02/12/2012 17:17:58 MST Print View

The Exped Schnozzle works great but I'm gonna try this just because.