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Good small CPAP travel bag?
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Good small CPAP travel bag?
I have the standard grey Resmed bag that my machine came with, but I would like something much smaller. Literally bare bones, but that will still be padded to keep everything safe. The reason I need it small is because economy flights now charge for luggage, and I will be bringing on a carry-on sized backpack. 

I know medical devices travel for free, but I do not want to lug around another bag (even like the standard grey bag that comes with the machine) if I can help it. My goal is to have very small padded bag for my machine and be able to stick it into my backpack. I have all my clothes (limited) in a compression cube, and thus have some space left over after putting my laptop in the bag.

Any suggestions? 

Willing to pay up to $50 if the size and protection are there.
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#2
RE: Good small CPAP travel bag?
I'm a photographer and bagaholic. However, your price restraint makes it hard to suggest a good bag.

"Pelican" as a make? They are hard surfaced and padded. They are most protective. ThinkTank photo bags are well thought out and very protective. But padding takes space...My ThinkTank UrbanDisguise 40 is padded and weighs more than my Domke bags.
Maybe searching on amazon....

I use Domke, ThinkTank, Mindshift, LowePro, Tenba and Tamrac bags....a way to get these used is by searching on kijiji and craigslist. (I would appreciate names of other websites that I might search for used cpap gear. My machine is getting old.)

If you search for these on amazon their "other make" bags may come up.
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RE: Good small CPAP travel bag?
I carry the Resmed machine with the humidifier chamber assembled, tube, mask and power supply in a motorcycle carry case that looks like gym bag.  I pack clothing around the machine.  The carry case inserts into the hard saddlebags on the motorcycle.  This has worked well for extended trips.  You could add a soft cloth drawstring bag to contain everything and provide some protection.  Keep in mind you will likely have to remove the CPAP from the luggage at TSA for scanning.   My Aircurve 10 and all its components are in the left side-case in this image along with other clothes and shoes.  This was during a cross-country trip from California to PA. And now you know why I'm "Sleeprider".


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RE: Good small CPAP travel bag?
(07-10-2019, 03:10 AM)vroomvroom Wrote: I have the standard grey Resmed bag that my machine came with, but I would like something much smaller.

Hmmm... There's very little wasted space in that grey bag, so I don't see how you could get something smaller that will hold all the same stuff.
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RE: Good small CPAP travel bag?
The only way I've found to lighten my cpap load is to travel without my humidifier. I leave it behind and pack light.

There are many copies that sell " Pack Inserts " so photographers can use good backpacks instead of the dedicated photo-backpacks that don't carry well.

Tenba makes some that are discounted at Vistek here in Mississauga. They have a zipper top and are squishable.

If you wish, do a search for Vistek and search Tenba Tools

I can't provide a link here due to forum rules.

edit: I'm an x-biker. Did 1000 miles in a day, twice.
My DME sells travel cpap's that are very small. I would have to pay for it myself; and they are very expensive here. Ontario/Canada
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RE: Good small CPAP travel bag?
Although I've yet to take my CPAP machine anywhere, it did come with a carry / travel case. It's an AirSense 10 AutoSet. 

I can't imagine a carry case being any more compact or efficient. I don't predict having to travel anywhere in the distant future, but who knows? If I do, traveling by air will be at gun point, as in to my head. 

And, that's not to say that I'd even take my machine with me. I think I'm one of those individuals that benefits from SA therapy, but isn't dependent upon it.  

If I do take my machine with me, the humidifier would be part & parcel. There's only been a single night that I didn't use it.
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RE: Good small CPAP travel bag?
I mean this in a very kind way, even though it's a bit teasing...

If you had a DreamStation, you would be ELATED with the ResMed bag. The ResMed bag is phenomenal for travel.
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RE: Good small CPAP travel bag?
I travel with the Resmed bag it does not inconvenience me much and as others have said it’s very space economic, I use a roller bag as hand luggage and slide the Resmed bag over the handle. If I need a backpack when at my destination I pop a lightweight one in the roller bag. Once on the plane the roller bag goes in the overhead and the Resmed by my feet, I am not letting it out of my sight. Also if for some reason my hand luggage gets pushed into the hold. I have my Resmed bag with me and I am not carrying the cpap unprotected in my hand
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RE: Good small CPAP travel bag?
(07-11-2019, 01:44 AM)jaswilliams Wrote:  I have my Resmed bag with me and I am not carrying the cpap unprotected in my hand

Good call!  Not long ago, I saw someone go through TSA with their ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset, with NO bag... no humidifier, no hoses, no mask, no cords... ONLY the machine.  Oh my goodness, I was just imagining the germs and the physical damage.
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RE: Good small CPAP travel bag?
If someone is really looking for a "minimal" bag, then take a look at the Domke line now made by Tiffen. Look fast; they may be pulling the plug on Domke.
There are chinese clones that may be better made. I've never bought one...

My Domke F3X is a remarkable bag. It has a very little padding in the bottom. None in the sides. It's for people that treat their gear wisely, but want the smallest package they can get. If you like this bag consider getting a Domke postal pad for the shoulder strap. It makes carrying much easier. And it doesn't slip off your shoulder. I classify it as a shooter's bag. Camera is ready. Or cpap. Whatever. It's relatively weather proof, provided I close the top with care.

I could see this bag being used to carry a cpap in a saddle bag on a motorcycle. Grab it and run. The pad is a bit of a pain to pack, but it's wonderful. I even have a spare. If it's too small there are larger versions. The F2 is a larger bag. Some take it into combat to take photos, even without padding. (the insert is a pain in a tender spot. It's not very accommodating. It's a 4-chamber insert that is the width of the bag. Takes up space.)

I hope this is helpful for someone; I wonder if it's worth adding.
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