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Postby imanoone2u » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:01 am

Hi all,
Hope that Santa brought YOU ALL a new camping toy..... 'cos I missed OUT!!!!!' NOT HAPPY JAN!

All the very best wishes to you all for the new year.

has anyone used or heard of http://www.zip-vac.com it being used?

It seems a pretty easy to use manual cryovac system. Not all that cheap but if it works... I can save on battery power by using a hand one.

cheers

Marcel

(ps. I've posted this on other forums as well and will advise of findings)
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Re: zip-vac

Postby Titch2 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:14 am

The product states its 110 volt ,how will you charge it?
I don't know this product but we use a 240 volt one extensively,great in the esky.
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Re: zip-vac

Postby Poodle Jewel » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:08 pm

Rosco has a nifty gadet ,he might see this post and show ya.
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Re: zip-vac

Postby imanoone2u » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:13 pm

Titch2 wrote:The product states its 110 volt ,how will you charge it?
I don't know this product but we use a 240 volt one extensively,great in the esky.
Titch

There is a manual version as well. the electric one is not available here.
manual version works the same way as the wine bottle vacuum pumps...
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Re: zip-vac

Postby Titch2 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:15 pm

ok, thanks for that.
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Re: zip-vac

Postby imanoone2u » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:14 am

I've taken the punt and got one.
will report back after my holiday.
Mallacoota area, here I come....

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Re: zip-vac

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:10 am

My kiwi friends whom I am currently traveling with have these and use a hand pump to expel the air. They quite like them.
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Re: zip-vac

Postby Lin » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:36 pm

I had a look at their store, but it doesn't mention the hand pump there?
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Re: zip-vac

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:46 pm

Lin wrote:I had a look at their store, but it doesn't mention the hand pump there?


The hand pump is being used in the pics on the front page Lin.
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Re: zip-vac

Postby Lin » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:42 pm

Yeah I saw that, but in the product description they only mention the rechargeable one, which wouldn't be much use to me when camping.
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Re: zip-vac

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:59 pm

Just checked with my friends and the ones they use are AirLock and it comes with a hand pump. The base kit is $39.99 and it is made in Korea.

They purchased them from Buderim on the north coast-Qld.

So sorry, it is not the exact same one, only similar.
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Re: zip-vac

Postby Lin » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:12 pm

Found them online here: http://www.idemo.com.au/shop/Air+Lock+V ... ystem.html

I'm tempted.
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Re: zip-vac

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:21 pm



Yep, that's them Lin.
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Re: zip-vac

Postby hoadie72 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:40 pm

I bought the Zip-Vac kit today. For about $30 you get the manual pump, 3 small bags and 3 large.

I doubt it'll expel as much are as an electric heat-seal type unit but it'll be good enough for my needs.

With the bags being zip-lock you may be able to reuse the bags, depending on what you store in them.

I picked mine up from Amazon Camping, but I also saw it in BCF and Anaconda.
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