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CPAP Machines and Camping: A Review of the Best Equipment

Posted by Kevin Phillips

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on Jul 7, 2014 1:43:00 PM


It’s summer time. The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and the call for adventure is getting stronger. You crave to be able to spend more time in the great outdoors with friends and family, or perhaps even a little alone time far from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

There's only one problem that you, like many of our patients at Alaska Sleep Clinic, might face: you have sleep apnea and worry about having to bring along your CPAP machine, because as much as you crave adventure, breathing comfortably through the night is far more important. No worries, you don’t have to choose between the two any more.

CPAP is Portable: Roughly the size of a soda can. It's a mini CPAP machine!


The Transcend Travel CPAP Machine makes camping and dealing with your sleep apnea easy. Whether you’re camping in an RV, staying the night in your vehicle, or even tenting it in the remote wilderness, you can take your CPAP machine along with little worry over having to deal with heavy, bulky batteries and equipment.

This device is lightweight, portable, easy to use, and even comes with its own travel bag for all of your CPAP accessories including: CPAP machine, 6 feet of hose, a universal mask adapter, AC power supply, and masks. Don’t believe me? Lets take a look at some of the specs: Transcend size comparison

The Transcend Travel CPAP Machine is 6.1 inches long by 3.5 inches wide and 2.8 inches tall, making it slightly larger than a soda can, and weighing a mere .9 pounds.

CPAP Battery Back-up: Weighs less than 2 pounds!

Traditional batteries for portable CPAP machines made getting away difficult with a battery that required a large enough case to fit a small dog in and weighing around 20 pounds! AND THIS WAS JUST FOR THE BATTERY!! It used to take a very dedicated camper to want to bring that much equipment with them.

The Transcend Travel CPAP Machine’s Multi-Night Battery weighs only 1.5 pounds, and fits in the palm of your hand. The Multi-Night Battery lasts between 14-16 hours per charge making it perfect for a 2-3 three-night trip.

The battery pack also comes with multiple adapters for those campers that will be near a power source, from traditional wall sockets, DC power converters, and even international plug adapters for use in the United Kingdom, European Union, Australia and New Zealand.

Even Solar Powered!

But wait, it gets even better. For those of you interested in camping off the grid, far from civilization or even a power source, there’s even an optional solar charger for the Transcend batteries. This lightweight foldable solar panel charger can charge your batteries to full in just 6-12 hours depending on your battery. That’s right! You can connect the solar panel to the battery during the day in direct sunlight and be confident that your CPAP machine’s batteries will be fully charged before you go to sleep at night.

If for some reason you're still not convinced of the versatility and portability of this device, check out the video below as adventurer Peter Rowe takes his Transcend Travel CPAP machine along with him on many adventures including a week long sailing trip and even up to 16,000 feet in the Himalayas!!

So now you have no excuses keeping you from living an adventurous, outdoorsy lifestyle. It’s time to pack your tent, your hiking boots, and your Transcend CPAP machine and hit the trails in search of adventure, and be rest assured that you can rest for sure anywhere you want to be.

For more information on traveling with CPAP machines, such as tips and preparation, click here.

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