I got this one to match my therm-a-rest pad and i found it was difficult to blow up a big pad after a long day trip. this definitely saved my energy and keep my sleeping pad dry inside, plus it can be used as stuff sack.
While I havent used the Thermarest pump sack for its main intended purpose as much I should (inflating your sleeping pad) I can say that it works very well in its makeshift seat combined with the Neo air. I also like that I was able to just replace an item I already used, my dry bag for clothes, food, etc. When counting ounces, trading up to something that serves several functions and replaces something you already use is always a good thing. I must say it was much larger than I was expecting though. (Thats what she said)
I was a little frustrated at first, I went to use the Pump sack and did not quite understand the concept, no valve or anything to mate with my Neoair mattress., just a clear disk with a hole in it. Well, color me silly. The little disk slips right over the valve (with some effort) and away we blow. I had the mattress inflated in just a few sacks of air. To reach optimal comfort I finished the mattress with some personal air. Yes, from my lungs. It is also quite awesome that once you blow up your mattress you can roll it up, stuff it in this bag, and voila you have a camp chair. Not exactly sure I would sit on it with a ten thousand foot pile of granite underneath, but if you have a ground cloth to put under it that may suffice to add some protection to your highly portable chair. Remember, the campfire gets really hot and this thing is nylon.
"perfect size to hook onto your backpack and easy to use. well recommended for the hiker/ backpacker"
This product is great because it is easy to blow up and doesn't give as much hastle as the foam thermarest that cannot be deflated, this is perfect to hook on to the outside of your backpack and doesn't weigh much great for sleep-away camps, hiking trips, or even sleepovers on the hard wood floor!
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