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November Gear Highlight: InogenOne G5

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Welcome to November’s gear highlight post! I will cover my portable oxygen concentrator (POC) InogenOne G5. I do have a State Park adventure planned for the month, so keep an eye out. I’m still getting caught up from being sick last month and am having some minor health related stuff this month, so it’s taking me a minute to get things fully together.

This month’s gear is InogenOne G5

After doing a ridiculous amount of research and a consult with the respiratory therapist at my local medical device supply store, I purchased the InogenOne G5 portable oxygen concentrator. It was a quick and easy process to order, especially since I knew what my needs are and what I wanted.

I have a flow rate of 2L/min and use oxygen upon exertion and during sleep. A lot of concentrators/tanks aren’t set up for nighttime use as a continuous flow typically needed, so I had to find the best option. The respiratory therapist recommended this unit as it has new technology that can sense your breathing and adjust the pulse rate. It met the rest of my needs to ensure I can still get outdoors and camp.


Overall, I do like this device. It weighs under 5 pounds, so it is light enough to carry around in your backpack or with the carrying case. With a decibel level of 30, it is also quiet as far as concentrators are concerned. Which is nice so you’re not disturbing the wildlife or others in your camp. The place I purchased this from won’t sell it without a double battery, which is needed for what I plan to do. A double battery provides me with 10 hours of use at 2L/min so I have the opportunity to get a decent night’s sleep.

The device is sold with a regular charger and a car charger, which makes keeping it ready to use a breeze. It doesn’t take a long time to fully charge on an outlet, typically it is done within an hour. The port is located on the back and can be charged in the case.

The display is large and lights up in a nice blue color making it easy to read. The buttons are large and light up as well, ensuring proper use even in the dark. Mine came with a cannula, but I use my OxyMask because it better suits my needs.


There isn’t much for me to dislike with the InogenOne G5. My biggest thing is that it is a pulse flow. While continuous flow is ideal at night, the technology of this device does the job. I have been meaning to test how my levels are managed while sleeping with my Circul+ Wellness ring, but haven’t yet. I can say that I wake up feeling fine, which tells me that my levels stayed consistent.


I paid $2695.00 for the complete set up. Like I said above, that price includes: the portable oxygen concentrator, carrying case, double battery, both chargers, a cannula, and manual. The medical supply store can also take care of maintenance as well.

It is a large upfront cost, but in the long run, it was cheaper than rentals. I utilized my CareCredit card and paid monthly, ensuring I had it paid off by the date the interest would be added on.

Other thoughts

This concentrator is FAA approved, which means it can safely be transported on an airplane. I do plan on travelling by plane in the future, so I made sure mine was acceptable. In order to fly with your POC, you will need to notify the airline 24-48 hours in advance depending on the airline you’re using. Some require a form like this or noting it in your reservation. At the gate counter, you will need to talk with the agent and answer their questions.

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