In 2010 I was finally fed up with trying to lug my giant nebulizer compressor from home to work and anywhere else I needed it. After a lot of research and internet searching, I came across the Trek S offered by Pari Respiratory Equipment.
Some of the first things that stuck out to me:
- I could power this with a standard electrical outlet (AC), car adapter (DC) or a battery pack (DC)
- Weighs 0.8lbs by itself or 1.2lbs with the battery
- Comes with a carrying case
- Comes with two Pari LC Sprint Reusable nebulizers and two sets of tubing
- Produces decent air flow (14.5psi standard and 35psi max)
- Has great reviews on Amazon
I ended up purchasing it for an upcoming trip and LOVED it. Since then I’ve pretty much carried it with me everywhere I go. The small size and compact carrying case allows me to carry it or drop it into any backpack, messenger back, etc that I’m also traveling with at the moment. The compressor comes with a three year warranty and the battery pack has a six month warranty. I’m going on three years of use and haven’t had any hiccups with either the battery or the compressor.
This unit ships with two Pari LC Sprint nebuilzers that are good for six months. Pari also provides a sticker indicator that will let you know when six months is up. To make it easy on myself I replace mine in January and July every year. I have two in use at a time so I always have one at home and one wherever else I happen to be.
If you or a family member has serious asthma like myself and you’re getting tired (pun intended) of dragging that giant compressor around I highly recommend getting something more portable. General complaints I’ve heard and read about other hand-held models are noise levels and lack of air pressure creating a longer wait to complete a treatment. I’ve had neither issues with the Trek S. I’ve used this many times on airplanes where variations in the cabin pressure make it difficult for me to breathe, in cars, outdoors, indoors and anywhere else I happen to find myself.
Amazon used to have several vendors selling this, but they happen to only have one for sale at the moment. If you’re interested in getting the deluxe package with the car adapter and the battery pack, I’d suggest trying JustNebulizers.com. This is where I purchase all of my Pari LC Sprint nebulizers, filters, tubing, etc. There was one time I had a slight glitch in my order and they fixed it for me immediately. They also email coupons and sales periodically so you can get a good deal on whatever you’re buying.