I am not fond of inflating air pads by blowing directly into them, so improvised a PVC fitting to mate an Exped Snozzle with a Big Agnes Axl air pad.
The male fitting on the snozzle is 1/2 inch and the female valve is 3/4 so I am using a 1/2 x 3/4 PVC bushing to make the reduction. The only modification was to wrap the bushing with electrical tape to get a better seal into the Axl pad.
By using this system, I will reduce the amount of moisture from my lungs into the pad and save myself from the dizzy feeling of hyperventilating at altitude.
|PVC bushing 1/2 x 3/4|
|Wrapped with electrical tape for a better seal into the air pad.|
|The 1/2 " Snozzle fitting fits perfectly into the bushing.|
|With help from the electrical tape to give the PVC fitting a slightly larger diameter, an air tight seal is accomplished so the Snozzle can transfer air into the air pad.|