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Old 03-28-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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For those with a Big Agnes Insulated Air Core ...

...how do you get it back into the stuff sack?
I can't get all the air out, so when I try to fold the dang thing, I get something that looks like an accordian....
It seems that once you start using the air pad, it's impossible to get it back into the stuff sack.
Any ideas?

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:21 PM   #2
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roll it? starting at the end away from the valve, roll it with the valve open.

i usually open the valve while im laying on it, it deflates like 90% then i fold it and roll it. i open the valve when the unrolled part is full of air.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:25 PM   #3
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Sometimes you have to roll it twice. I also roll it towards the deflate valve. Sometimes I have to stick my finger into the valve to help it deflate.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:22 AM   #4
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Open the valve. Press out the air. Fold it in thirds long ways. Roll tightly. Should go in real that little sack easy like.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:49 AM   #5
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As soon as I wake up I open the valve and let it drain while I'm doing other stuff. Then I find if I crumple it into a ball starting from the sealed end it's pretty effective at getting the air out. Then fold in thirds and roll.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:12 AM   #6
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I fold it rather than roll and sit on it after each fold.
It fits in the bag with room to spare.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:35 AM   #7
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Open the valve. Press out the air. Fold it in thirds long ways. Roll tightly. Should go in real that little sack easy like.
I have one & this works for me. Roll it slow enough that all the air gets out. Goes in that sack real easy.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:35 AM   #8
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I've been thinking of going to the Big Agnes system but how do you blow it up? Use your mouth or a pump?

I'm used to just throwing the Termarest in the tent and drinking beer. By the time I'm ready to go to bed I just close the valve and it's ready.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:56 AM   #9
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Why?

Instead of packing it separately, I defalte the pad and roll it up within the bag. Then it is good to go the next night - unroll the bag and inflate the pad.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #10
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Instead of packing it separately, I defalte the pad and roll it up within the bag. Then it is good to go the next night - unroll the bag and inflate the pad.
I compressed my sleeping bag into a 6 liter compression bag, so I can't do that.

Thanks for the responses.
I'm going to try to fit most of my camping stuff in a 20L drybag. I'm almost there if I can get the Big Agnes air pad into the drybag.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:59 PM   #11
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I blow it up with my mouth but you could use a pump if you are short on wind. Me, I don't have that problem
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:20 PM   #12
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I double roll mine to expel all the air,easily fits in the sack after that.

Best to use a pump to blow em up,this avoids introducing moisture and bacteria into the inner mattress,which can lead to premature mattress failure and loss of insulation properties.this is especially true of those with down insulation.

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Old 03-30-2013, 07:45 AM   #13
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I have a 12 volt coleman pump. It hooks up to my bikes accessory plug. The pump has "blown air" at one end and "vacuum" on the other. Does a great job. I made an adapter from car heater hose to fit the valve on the mattress.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:03 AM   #14
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Best to use a pump to blow em up,this avoids introducing moisture and bacteria into the inner mattress,which can lead to premature mattress failure and loss of insulation properties.

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Old 03-30-2013, 06:41 PM   #15
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I use a cheap ass electric pump from Walmart similar to the Coleman. To deflate just put the inlet on the mattress and it sucks it flat so that you can stow back in the sack.
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