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    Stuff sacks

    Looking at combining both my top and bottom quilts into one stuff sack to save same space. Both at related to 20 degrees. What vlomue should I be looking to purchase 4.4 or 8.1 liter. Looking at the HMG brand for the water protection.

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    Pack liner/trash compactor bag/nylaflume bag.

    If your going that big, you might as well make it big enough to fit everything that cant get wet and then ditch the pack cover.

    8L if you still go that route. 4L would probably fit but your quilts will hate you for it. And it will be a rock in your bag.

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    Thanks I was thinking 8l as well. Quilts are down so I want to get them compressed down. Already using compactor bags for clothing

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    Try everything in the compactor bag before you order. You can still compress them in the bag. Yes, it may take up slightly more room but it will fill the gaps on the bag better.
    What do you have to loose other then the weight of the sacks and time wasted stuffing them into said sacks?

    I ditched most of my sacks last year and haven't looked back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapinb View Post
    Try everything in the compactor bag before you order. You can still compress them in the bag. Yes, it may take up slightly more room but it will fill the gaps on the bag better.
    What do you have to loose other then the weight of the sacks and time wasted stuffing them into said sacks?

    I ditched most of my sacks last year and haven't looked back.
    Ditto. Stuff 'em straight into the bottom of the pack. This is the most efficient use of space, and the weight of items on top will keep them adequately compressed. Although down is not nearly as susceptible to damage as synthetic insulation, it is still much better if you don't regularly compress your quilts until they're rock hard. Totally unnecessary!
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    I double bag my feathers just in case there's an unseen pinhole in the compactor bag.An odor barrier Base Camp bag from Amazon doesn't weigh much and is very durable.

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    Have you looked at the Sea to Summit Ultra SIL dry sacks? They come in a bunch of sizes and are water proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    Ditto. Stuff 'em straight into the bottom of the pack. This is the most efficient use of space, and the weight of items on top will keep them adequately compressed. Although down is not nearly as susceptible to damage as synthetic insulation, it is still much better if you don't regularly compress your quilts until they're rock hard. Totally unnecessary!
    Same here! Switched a couple years ago and never looked back.
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    I got HG econ 20* set into a M sea to summit dry bag pretty easily.

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    I have a HG 20 Burrow and 20 Warbonnet Lynx and both barely fit into a 13 L Sea to Summit ultrasil dry bag.

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