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Old 09-30-2013, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildfield
I am considering a Schnozzle Bag. Seems like a very lightweight (2 ounces according to Exped's website) solution to avoid blowing in moisture by way of your mouth/lungs.

The Schnozzle is a wonderfully engineered piece of gear. Inflating the mattress couldn't be easier and it doubles as an excellent dry bag for your sleeping bag and warm clothes. Well worth a couple of ounces.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:49 PM
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Bought the schnozzel tonight. Pretty cool pump and only 2 ounces.
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by RBJones
To prevent neck problems, especially if you sleep on your side, use a couple of pillows to make sure your head is well supported in line with the spine. I use Exped's inflatable pillow on top of a Thermorest pillow. The Exped can be adjusted to the best level that makes it stay on top of the other pillow. The Synmat UL 7 is excellent. My only concern right now is that it is filling with moisture from my breath. I've got a message into exped to see if they have a solution to this as well as a way to wash the interior of the pad without damaging it.

Thanks RB, I have been using a rei 2/3 Aircore for a the last 5-6 years and it is ok but only 1.5" thick and 18oz so I use my down sweater and extra clothes for my pillow as I am trying to cut 2 lbs from my current 10lb base so I am counting ounces.

I was thinking about the women's neoair that is 11oz and 3.9 R value or the 64" Syn UL 7 with a 3.1 R value and 15oz

Will the UL 7 have less issues with leaks ?
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:53 AM
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I've used the Synmat UL long/wide for a few years. Warm, comfortable and compressible: excellent in all respects. The pillow pump? Not so much. I have to relearn the pumping rhythm every time - somehow it isn't intuitive for me - and as a pillow it isn't comfortable. A stuff sack with a fleece panel is my preferred pillow.
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