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However Ray, I don't know about the Microburst.  I probably shouldn't comment having not used it, but it just seems like another gadget to buy and take along.

That is my thought as well.  I have the 72x20 XLite so it is a bit smaller, but it only takes about 15 deep breaths and about 1 minute to fill to a comfortable level.  I do usually put in about 18-20 breaths and let some out to get it just right, though.  Inflating it has just not been an issue at all.  Even when I was suffering with fluid in my lungs at altitude, while it took a bit longer it still wasn't any real inconvenience.  Given that it isn't a problem, I don't see trying to solve it by carrying another piece of gear.

Granted that is just my opinion and maybe I am more full of hot air than others here.
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You are seeing the only in winter part, right? You shouldn't blow your pads up by mouth in below freezing temps.

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You are seeing the only in winter part, right? You shouldn't blow your pads up by mouth in below freezing temps.

Good point, but I'm still not sure I want to take along additional gear. It's all so confusing. :p

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on the note about the micro burst..the thing is so small and 2.3 oz is minimal weight. I have one for when I take 2 or 3 of my kids backpacking with me..at least they can use it to blow up their own pads...saves me a lot of air...and they carry it. Like Ray said..to use it in winter when temps are below freezing...in my eyes, its a plus.

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