- For 1st time use allow the cushion to self inflate by opening the inflation valve and leaving it for 24 hours in a warm environment, then top off by mouth. If there is no time for this procedure, just inflate fully by mouth.
- In normal use just open the inflation valve. The foam inside will gradually expand and inflate the cushion.
- Inflate to personal comfort level. The more you inflate the cushion, the warmer and firmer it will be. This is a question of individual preference. Let comfort guide you.
- Valve caps are most easily closed by pressing down with one thumb at cap hinge while walking your other thumb around the edge of the cap.
- To reduce the pressure in order to make the cushion softer, open the inflation valve, then press in the inner one way flap allowing air to escape.
Use and Care:
- Since the abrasive force of dirt is a fabric’s primary enemy, use mild soap and water to occasionally wash the cushion. Do not machine wash or tumble dry.
- Beware of exposure to heat: Do not expose an inflated cushion to direct sunlight or heat sources. This may cause the air to expand and put excessive pressure on the seams which could then fail.
- Keep cushion away from sharp objects like thorns, corals, jagged stones or similar.
- Do not use mechanical air pumps which could lead to excessive pressure and ruptured seams.
- Check valves periodically to ensure a positive seal. Debris can be removed with a damp cloth.
- Deflation: With deflation valve open, roll the cushion up loosely to remove most of the air. The built in one-way flap prevents air from flowing back into the cushion which is a great help. Fold up the cushion, then repeat the roll up procedure, this time rolling as tightly as possible expelling all the air. Then close the deflation valve and slip the cushion into the stuffsack.
- Be sure to store the cushion unrolled with both valves open in a dry and cool area e.g. under the bed!
- When storing take care to keep it away from pets. Sharp claws and teeth kill cushions.
Tips and Tricks:
- Moving the cushion from a warm to a cold place can drastically reduce the volume of the cushion. This may look like a leak, but it is perfectly normal physics!
- The resilience of the inner foam can be temporarily reduced in the most extreme cold, especially when humidity had got into it. Warming the pillow with body heat or a warm water bottle will quickly restore it to functionality.
- Variations in pressure: When moving to and from different elevations by air travel or from sea level into higher altitudes, we recommend the valves be left open. This will make it easier to remove the cushion from the packsack.
- To remove humidity or water that may have reached the insulating foam: open both valves and force cool to warm air through the inflation valve using a hair dryer. The circulating air will force humidity out through the deflation valve and dry the insulating foam.
CUSHIONCOMPILLOW_5110 (ComfortPillow M, ComfortPillow L)