Using a PAC

While the PAC is a simple piece of equipment, it is most important to understand how it works. We recommend downloading and reading the instruction manual and watching the video of instructions. Ideally get instruction from a trained person.

If you are to operate the PAC, you should have gone inside the PAC yourself, through a full cycle of inflation/deflation, so you understand how it works and feels.

Before departure on any trip, inflate/deflate the PAC to make sure it is working correctly and check all parts are present. On return clean, dry and store according to the instructions.

Operating Instructions

PAC demonstration video – courtesy of Special study module class in high altitude medicine, NUI Galway, Ireland, supervised by Dr. Gerard Flaherty


PAC Instruction Manual English 2017


PAC Instruction Manual Nepali


PAC Instruction Manual Chinese