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    Very cool!! I saw this on youtube (probably an HF member) years ago but he was rolling them up from the bottom, which seemed VERY stressful on the down. But simply packing them in like I would in a drybag would be great. That's what I don't like about my normal pack liner...just when I think I have it all packed down nice, another push shows that there is a lot more air left inside. So I have to unroll and let the air back out.

    Just during last weekend's trip I thought about using a heavy, large ziploc. Cheap on ebay. Not as fancy, but still easy to let air out and zip shut.

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    Why You Need a Vacuum Bag

    Quote Originally Posted by leiavoia View Post
    The ones I have are an off-brand I got from the dollar store. The wrapper mentioned using a vacuum, but I can easily poke the valve and squeeze the air out. This worked great in the field. To inflate, i open the zipper a little bit and just blow in.

    I was also concerned about long term damage, but I dont suppose putting something in this bag would be much different than cramming something down into the bottom of my backpack and having all the compression straps tightened down.
    Do you ever find that a 20x24 would be better, or is the 16x24 pretty perfect?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdy98p View Post
    Do you ever find that a 20x24 would be better, or is the 16x24 pretty perfect?
    I dont imagine it makes much difference. You can change the perceived size just by changing how much air you use when using it as a pillow. As a packing bag, the size I have works great in my 65L bag for containing both quilts and a pillow.

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    Im going to try the vacuum bag just to see if I can move to a smaller pack.I have always just crammed my two quilts into a bag inside the compactor bag liner and they always are bulky.

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    The plastic used on the Ziplock seems really crunchy and brittle. I often thought of cutting the valve out and using it on a sil-nylon roll top, but never really required it because you squeeze all the air out before you fold it closed.

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    How rugged is the plastic?

    I ask for two reasons (possibly requiring opposite answers):
    1. Is it likely to get a puncture and be useless? (Even worse if it happens in the middle of a trip.)
    2. Is it crinkly when used as a pillow?

    I absolutely LOVE this idea, and I'll be purchasing one (or a few), on my next visit to the dollar store or the Big W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by framjam View Post
    How rugged is the plastic?

    I ask for two reasons (possibly requiring opposite answers):
    1. Is it likely to get a puncture and be useless? (Even worse if it happens in the middle of a trip.)
    2. Is it crinkly when used as a pillow?

    I absolutely LOVE this idea, and I'll be purchasing one (or a few), on my next visit to the dollar store or the Big W.
    It's actually fairly rugged. If you're a dummy and go off fighting zombies with it, of course you can puncture it. But i have been using mine on several trips and also use it indoors for months and it has been fine. Eventually the ziplock will wear out, but you definitely get your money's worth at $1 each.

    I use mine as a knee and back pillow, not a head pillow. I think it would be too clammy and recommend using a down jacket instead.

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    I live in a fairly zombie-free part of the continent, so I think I'll be ok, there.

    I certainly wouldn't put my head directly on it. I was thinking of wrapping a fleece jacket around it, but using it for shape maintenance. (My jacket always seems to octopus its way out of a real pillow shape, some time in the middle of a good dream...I suppose if I was dreaming about zombies, I would welcome the interruption.)

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    Just remember, if you're dreaming about zombies, do not use the ziploc as a shield, as zombies will be able to puncture it.

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    This is a really cool idea, thanks for sharing.
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