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    Lazy Slug Tube Sizing

    I need some help determining what lazy slug tube size to try out. Most of the posts I've seen are of people using the large size with synthetic quilts, and I haven't seen any size specs for people with down quilts.

    I'll be packing the following into it:

    HG 20* Phoenix UQ
    GoLite 3S TQ (alternatively a Mountain Hardwear Phantom 45* down bag)
    WBBB 1.1 Dbl
    Misc clothing (down booties/wristies/etc in cold weather)
    Optional: BBO overcover & UQP

    Should I go with a small? Is anyone even using these with down quilts (e.g. does it make sense to do so)?

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    I use a large, with a variety of hammocks and quilts, and can't imagine using a smaller LST. Remember, this isn't a compression sack, or even a stuff sack. The compression comes when you put it in your pack.
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    I've looked at these but wondered if they were worth it. It seems like a good idea but I worry about the pack volume. Could someone who has one chime in give me some feedback?
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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbaby View Post
    I've looked at these but wondered if they were worth it. It seems like a good idea but I worry about the pack volume. Could someone who has one chime in give me some feedback?
    Mine seems bulky, until I consider all of the stuff I have in there...hammock, net, two quilts, suspension, pillow, balaclava, etc. It's probably a push... Speed of setup/takedown is where it really shines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Mine seems bulky, until I consider all of the stuff I have in there...hammock, net, two quilts, suspension, pillow, balaclava, etc. It's probably a push... Speed of setup/takedown is where it really shines.
    I would think it would be an advantage setting up in bad weather too. Might have to give one a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I use a large, with a variety of hammocks and quilts, and can't imagine using a smaller LST. Remember, this isn't a compression sack, or even a stuff sack. The compression comes when you put it in your pack.
    oldgringo knows what he's talkin' about.
    it helps speed things in all weather.
    after you use a LST a few times, you can adjust your hammock's
    hang angle with out opening the slug

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    These are 72" but is that long enough to cover the whole hammock . Or is it a pair of 72" tubes?

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    I use the large and have 15 degree leighlo 60 inch underquilt, golite 3s topquilt, pillow and double 1.1 wbbb. Everything easily fits but i dont think you would want it smaller because if the tubes were filled tightly they would fit oddly in pack. I have gregory z55 pack and they do use a lot of volume when first packed but the tubes compress when loading rest of gear. I sometimes get to camp late and the speed of setup lets me utilize last of daylight to gather firewood and water.They also keep my quilts from falling on ground when setting up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crog Welly View Post
    These are 72" but is that long enough to cover the whole hammock . Or is it a pair of 72" tubes?
    LST is 2 72" tubes, they work like tarp skins for your sleep system (keep your tarp in another set of tarp skins).
    they provide excellent protection for your gear.
    i find them to be very handy.

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    Thanks Flatline. Sounds like a good piece of kit.

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