Blowing into your sleeping mat should be considered a last resort. Exped has a better way!
So let’s start with the obvious: yes, you can, technically, inflate your sleeping mat with lung power. And yes, it’s been done for decades. But those days should be in our past. Here’s why:
- It’s no fun, especially at higher altitudes where every breath requires more work than at sea level
- Air from lungs is drenched in vapor – check out each breath you exhale in cold air. Moisture!
- Moisture (water) helps to grow things inside your mat. Those organisms growing on the inner surface of the mat don’t belong there
- That same moisture can break down the very laminate (or coating in lower quality mats) that maintains an air tight seal
Fortunately, Exped has developed several superior alternatives to inflating a mat by lungs/mouth/breath.
Come and check Exped at Ginza Boutique!