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    eVent® Compression Dry Sacks

    I have a eVent® Compression Dry Sacks that i use now for my TQ aka sleeping bag. I am in the market for a Down TQ. Just wondering how small can i compress down to with out herding it.

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    Keep in mind that the way down works as an insulator is the air trapped between the small clusters. If you compress it so tight as to break the clusters, it will not loft.

    So, my answer would be to only compress it as much as is absolutely necessary. I certainly would not want it to be a solid ball.

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    Compressing it for a day at a time is fine, you only run into issues when you compress it for multiple days. I'd actually go the Granite Gear route for compression sacks for down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olzeke View Post
    So, my answer would be to only compress it as much as is absolutely necessary.
    Agreed! If volume in your pack is a problem, there are many ultralight, frameless backpacks out there that could not possibly support the weight of the contents if filled with heavy gear. These are made for extremely lightweight gear, but when you don't want to compress your fluffy down items.

    It may be time to consider the backpack rather than how you pack the down.
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    Om my recent trip to the Sawtooth Mtns, I used a 35 liter eVent bottom dry sack for my PeaPod and several other items. This was packed Overnight twice flying out and back, and all day for several days while hiking and driving 6 hrs from SLC to Idaho. It was packed down about as small as I could get it, to get everything inside my Pinnacle pack. I put it in vertical, then tucked a bunch of items into the nooks and crannies.

    Anyway, I have not been able to tell any difference in how much things puff up. And there have been many other trips where these items were compressed down pretty tightly.

    But I must have compressed tighter than usual with this eVent stuff sack, Because I noticed when I got back there were way more feathers than usual poking out of the PeaPod when I hung it up. Amazingly, I managed to "pull" most of them back inside the pod!
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