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Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Exped Schnozzel is also a pack liner on 02/13/2013 08:24:33 MST Print View

The schnozzel has 45L capacity which functions very well as a waterproof pack liner. And you don't need a pack cover for rain protection if you can fit most all of your contents inside your pack liner.

Edited by randalmartin on 02/13/2013 08:38:29 MST.

jeffrey armbruster
(book) - M

Locale: Northern California
"Exped Schnozzel is also a pack liner" on 02/13/2013 09:52:38 MST Print View

Yeah the Schnozzle is brilliant.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: A very flat place (Grrrrrrrr)
Re: "Exped Schnozzel is also a pack liner" on 02/13/2013 10:24:16 MST Print View

It makes a very comfy pillow also.

Jim Milstein
(JimSubzero) - M

Locale: New Uraniborg CO
Or maybe not on 03/26/2013 21:24:19 MDT Print View

Suppose it's storming when you make camp. Now all that stuff you want to keep dry has to come out when you inflate your mattress. Maybe that's ok, maybe not. There is something to be said for a dedicated pack liner.

I've tried to use the Schnozzle Bag as a pillow, but the roll closure always gets crazy contorted no matter how many times I roll it. All the same, I like the Exped Synmat UL 7 with the Schnozzle Bag a lot. I sleep warm and comfortably and don't pass out inflating it.

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/10/2013 16:04:30 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/10/2013 09:26:12 MDT.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: A very flat place (Grrrrrrrr)
Re: Been nervous to use the schnoozle for storage on 04/10/2013 16:14:39 MDT Print View

If for some reason the inside of my Snozzle got damp I would dry it with a pack cloth or a buff or something similar.
If it got ripped I would patch it there and then with Tenacious tape.

Even if it was slightly damp I would not worry much about it as there is often plenty of water vapour in the air.

I did a leak test on the Snozzle recently and its completely water tight except for the pump connection.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Been nervous to use the schnoozle for storage on 04/10/2013 16:16:14 MDT Print View

"Am I being dumb, it's OK. GO ahead and tell me."

I can't. I don't like being negative....

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Been nervous to use the schnoozle for storage on 04/10/2013 16:19:33 MDT Print View

"But if the schnoozle gets wet, isn't there a chance of transmitting the moisture to the pad. Oh, are we talking about using the schnoozle with a downpad, right?"

Since the water is not going to go through the bag, just ensure you're storing your stuff inside the bag, the part that would also hold the air, so that doesn't get wet. The nozzle part is protected by snapping it into its mate when you're not using it.

"Also worried about a puncture which would prevent inflating the pad. Would that mean taking 2 schnoozles?"

As Stephen already said, just put some tape on the puncture and you're good to go, but I'd think the chance of a puncture is pretty low unless you're not paying attention when you pack.

Edited by idester on 04/10/2013 16:20:13 MDT.