May 7, 2007 at 12:56 pm #1223127
For experienced users of the No Sniveller quilt, do you pack it in the compression sack that came with it or pack it another way?
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@johnbrown2005Locale: Portland, OR
I use a slightly bigger sack. Doesn't take up much room, and feels good not to crush it…
hwMay 7, 2007 at 1:16 pm #1388436
@ericnobleLocale: Colorado Rockies
No sack at all, but I do use a pack liner, which is ehh… kind of a sack after all.May 7, 2007 at 2:04 pm #1388439
@djohnsonLocale: Washington State
That's a great compression sack that comes with the JRB quilts. However, I never use a compression sack of any kind- this leads to reduced loft in down and a shorter bag life. Personally I do what Eric does and leave my bag large and uncompressed in the bottom of my pack or I use a very large and oversized stuff sack.
If you do use the compression sack, I'd recommend you not cinch it down very much and only use it for short periods of time.
By the way, look forward to a set of reviews on Jacks R Better products coming out in the coming weeks!
DougMay 7, 2007 at 2:14 pm #1388446
@kdesignLocale: Mythical State of Jefferson
If one's thinking of getting the Arctic Dry Pack, you can just plop it in the bottom—no fuss, no muss, no stuff sacks, no pack liners. I'm going to love this dry sack approach.
But using my SUL pack, my quilt just goes to the bottom of the pack liner.May 7, 2007 at 5:44 pm #1388473
Hi John, Eric, Doug, Kevin
I tried the NS in a large stuffsack
Also tried just pushing to bottom of pack (Z1) – fits well
Thanks for the tip about not compressing it
I'm going to get a bag liner – have you tried the BPL Pack Liners? (3 for less than $5)May 7, 2007 at 6:01 pm #1388481
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
I've compressed mine for each hike for over 2 years w/no signs of decreased loft. I do, however, always store it unstuffed at home.May 7, 2007 at 6:27 pm #1388491
>> compressed mine for each hike for over 2 years w/no signs of decreased loft.
Good to know that I can compress during hikes for two years at least if I so choose.
Are you compressing mainly to conserve space in pack?May 8, 2007 at 10:20 am #1388567
This is an interesting thread for me. Back in my youth nobody I knew had a compression sack but we did jam our big ? fill power bags as into the smallest stuff sack possible, mainly because our bags were huge. Nowadays, try to avoid compression my down and especially synthetic loft gear as much as possible. I know that packing the sleeping bag or quilt near the bottom of one's back is a common strategy and has a lot of advantages (load distribution, convenient access to other items used on the trail, etc) however I've always wondered about the wisdom of throwing all of my other gear on top of the sleeping bag. Isn't this effectively a form of compression? Or is 10-15 lbs worth of gear and supplies simply not enough to matter?May 8, 2007 at 10:27 am #1388569
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
In response to your question, Yes, I compress simply to conserve volume. My biggest challenge isn't weight, it's minimizing volume!!!!!
Peter Pan also says compressing in this fashion is ok, as long as you don't store it that way for long.
ToddMay 27, 2007 at 7:30 pm #1390446
I ended up stuffing the No Sniveller quilt into a BLP pack liner (size small), 1 oz. Packed/mashed it in the bottom of pack.
Will used the JRB compression sack when I need space. Probably on my next hike coming up. I don't like the idea of compressing, but it sounds like it wouldn't hurt if I need to occassionally.May 27, 2007 at 7:52 pm #1390449
I use the provided "compression sac". For a start it is a very clever and simple design and it does offer some degree of latitude , so I compress it according to the volume I need to have. I wish that I had purchased a spare one for my "night bag" ( wine bladder, wool hat,gloves,Icebreaker top and bottom,coolmax socks, wool jumper and Sansa MP3 player)
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