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    Thanks BMW.....That Lumen looks nice (Kelty only makes RH bags and I'm really wanting a LH zip).
    With your background in backpacking, which would you suggest between the SD Utopia and the REI Lumen?

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    Update

    To anyone who has followed this forum or was interested in these bags, I have an update:
    The Sierra Designs Utopia 30 does not come with a compression sack. The description on the site I bought it from (backcountry.com) said that it did. After several conversations with their customer service (very helpful), we received a response from Sierra Designs customer services stating that backcountry.com was incorrect and basically bashed them and all other "3rd party" vendors. I was extremely disappointed in the response from Sierra Designs, enough so that I returned the Utopia and swapped out for the Montbell SS Burrow # 3 (30*).

    backcountry.com was extremely helpful and went out of their way to ensure my satisfaction and make up for the mistake.

    The customer service rep. for Sierra Designs, Kelty, Slumberjack left a real bad impression on me. I work in distribution sales and I would be appalled if a mfg. rep. threw me under the bus to one of my customers. Very poor business practice.

    On a positive note, the # 3 is lighter, warmer, and wider then the Utopia, so I ended up getting a great deal.

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