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    Compression Sacks for quilts

    Just a quick question for those of you packing TQ and UQ. What stuff sacks is everyone using to compress their down quilts into their packs ?
    Im using the stuff sacks that came with my Hammock Gear quilts but they take up so much room in my pack, that i need something with compeession straps to really save some space.

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    Im using SealLine Blocker Compression dry sacks. Most of my trips involve canoeing or kayaking, so the dry part is important. I got a 10 L bag for each quilt (@ 4.4 oz/bag) - its nowhere near the struggle to put my quilts in these as it was to put them in the supplied stuff sacks (which I can now repurpose).


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    I kayak some of our camp trips so I just use Sea to Summit compression dry bags.
    I haven't found a reason to not use them on other trips being that we are mostly vehicle based (overlanding) or bike, so I don't need to go UL.

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    I use these from Granite Gear. I got one large enough to put both my TQ & UQ in. Works great.

    https://www.granitegear.com/outdoor/...n-drysack.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by kmjohnson1974 View Post
    I use these from Granite Gear. I got one large enough to put both my TQ & UQ in. Works great.

    https://www.granitegear.com/outdoor/...n-drysack.html


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    Are those 0-20? Im looking for a better waterproof compression sack for a 0uq and 20tq


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    No stuff sacks here. Have you tried just sticking the quilts into the bottom of your pack and piling the heavier stuff on top of them? Often times the heavier stuff will compress the quilts down quite well and it saves you the extra weight of putting each thing in an individual stuff sack. It sounds counterintuitive, I know, but it actually works. If you are concerned about moisture, you can use a contractor bag as a pack liner.

    If you really really need a compression sack, the sea to summit compression socks work pretty well and are relatively light weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnw-rider View Post
    Are those 0-20? Im looking for a better waterproof compression sack for a 0uq and 20tq


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    My TQ and UQ are both 20. I think I have the 18 liter compression sack, which is a perfect fit. I believe they make up to a 25 liter sack if you needed a little more room. I like these sacks because they are very lightweight, water resistant, and are rectangular-shaped so they fit easily down in the bottom of my pack.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kmjohnson1974 View Post
    My TQ and UQ are both 20. I think I have the 18 liter compression sack, which is a perfect fit. I believe they make up to a 25 liter sack if you needed a little more room. I like these sacks because they are very lightweight, water resistant, and are rectangular-shaped so they fit easily down in the bottom of my pack.


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    Yeah the 18l looks perfect!

    Ill give it a shot thanks!


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    I don't like using stuff sacks, for hiking I find that stuffing my top and underquilt and anything else I want dry into a 18g trash compactor bag to be completely adequate. I just stuff everything in and squeeze all the air out that I can, and then twist it off and tuck the top. Stuffing your gear right into the pack with a liner helps fill out your bag better and utilizes all the space in the pack. Also, the less you compress your insulation the less damage it will sustain over time and will also loft faster once at camp. If I were kayaking or canoeing I would consider using a real dry bag just because you run the risk of prolonged submersion.

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    I use a compactor bag as a liner for the pack. I put all the items I don't want to get wet into it, roll it down letting the down kind of fill up all the spaces, then pack the rest of my gear on top the bag. This is for hiking.

    For kayaking I use Seal line water proof bags 20L for all my down and clothing.
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