Anyone who's ever used a non-self-inflating sleeping pad is probably familiar with this phenomenon: after countless breathes, your pad still isn't inflated and you're dizzy and out of breath. Do this at altitude and it's even worse. But the Instaflator might just save you from collapsing from oxygen deprivation.
At only $3.99 and 1.5 oz., this could be just the ticket for those frustrated by having to manually blow up their sleeping pads. While originally designed for pool floats, according to the company, the Instaflator works with all sleeping pads and lots of backpackers buy them. What's your take? Have you ever carried one? Would you carry one?
Special thanks to Gear Talk reader Kathy Handyside for sending this in.