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I used it on a 5 day trip and have no complaints if you want to compress to a smaller size get a smaller bag but for me it does exactly what it says it does.
what are the dimensions of these bags when not compressed?
Here are the uncompressed dimensions of each size bag:
Small 16"x 7"
Medium: 20"x 9"
Large: 23"x 11"
X-Large: 25"x 12"
It is a good compression sack, however, it could compress down more than it does.
What size would be good for the marmot limelight 2p tent (body, footprint, fly)? The packed dimensions of the tent is 7x21, so minus the poles I dont know what size compression sack to use.
The Medium dimensions are 9x20 and the Large are 11x23, so it will be wider than you need, but could still work. I suggest the ALPS Mountaineering Cyclone, which has compression straps that compress the diameter. A size Large Cyclone is 10x21. Best of luck!
This may be too late for you, but maybe it will help someone else decide:
I have the 2p Limelight as well as a small compression sack and a medium Cyclone sack. I haven't tried fitting the tent in the small sack, but just looking at it, it doesn't seem like it would fit. You might be able to cram them in there, bit it would be a very tight fit and that's not particularly good for the tent. However, the medium Cyclone is perfect for the tent, footprint, and fly. I fold the tent and footprint together in thirds and roll them, then do the same with the fly and put them in side-by side. It doesn't compress the length at all, but it does bring the diameter down significantly. If you'd prefer length-wise compression, both mediums are the same dimensions according to the packaging, so you should have no problems fitting it into a medium-size normal compression sack.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Some of the reviews below are strange in that they rate them lower because its "too big"???? Order the size smaller then. These bags are freakin awesome. Extremely tough and easy to use. I agree the zipper is wierd on the end, but I was able to pack some AAA batteries in there. Love me some compression sacks!
I have a medium and it fits my 30degree sleeping bag and fleece liner perfectly. I take three mediums with me and my son for a three day BW trip
Solid construction and works great. I purchased the medium size and was able to compress all my clothing needed for a two day camping trip.
For the price you can't beat it! I have a large and can fit 2 0 Degree synthetic sleeping bags in it. As far as the weight I'm pretty sure a couple of extra ounces is not going to kill me. I would def purchase another one.
What size sack would fit my 2 person tent, rainfly, and a ground tarp?
It really depends on the packed dimensions, but probably a Large or XL.
What is the diameter of the compression sack? I need the sack to fit in my bicycle pannier.
Small 7" Medium 9" Large 11"
Which size would fit a TNF Cat's Meow 20 degree synthetic?
I bought these on SAC because I owned hardly any stuff sacks when I was starting out. But I don't think I'll bring them on trips anymore. As a backpacker trying to lighten the load, they're just too heavy to justify.
The small is 6.7 oz... that's about the weight of one piece of long underwear (wool or synthetic). The Medium is 8.9, heavier than the combined weight of a space bag and a SAM splint. I wonder which I'd rather have with me in a pinch...
do you get all 4 or just one of them?
Just the one
got this for a great price on SAC, but wish it were a M. the S will fit my 0 deg sleeping bag (small), but it's always a tough fit getting it in there.
I guess this is my fault, but this bag ended up being WAY too big for anything that I would carry on a backpacking trip, and additionally even at the smallest (compressed fully) size, it will not fit into my backpack... and my backpack is not small.
I would recommend that this sack be used to store several blankets or a very large tent or something that will not be carried in a backpack.
The end caps are very "long", meaning that at the tightest the straps can be, there is still room for further compression...
The construction is very nice. If it was the right size and the end caps were shallower I would be very happy.
...measure twice, cut once.
Anyone want to trade me for a smaller one?
I got this sack specifically for my 2 person tent. It is the perfect size (small, navy blue) to fit and compress a tent. It rains a lot at the red river gorge, where we camp, so it's nice to be able to put your tent in a nice waterproof sack. The sack compresses down small enough that you can throw it in your backpack and you don't have to worry about it dripping or making a mess.
p.s. If anyone was wondering.. DO NOT store your tent in a compression sack when it's wet.
what size would be good for: 2, 0 degree synthetic bag one long and one regular, each to go in their own compression sacks. also have a north face rock 32 tent with footprint what size for that one?
you don't need the compression sacs if you're using these. I would say use the large to be on the safe side for the long 0 degree. Even if you have a little extra room, you synch down the bag and would be pretty much the same size of a medium. If you packing the poles with your tent, measure the length of the poles and get the sac accordingly. They sacs are all pretty wide so most tents should fit in them dependant on length
this bag and fabric is way too bulky for what it should be. I just leave this at home. anyone need it?
This is a great compression sack, very durable, and does the job well. The pocket on the end seems a little odd since when its compressed you cant put much in there. the large is a little too big though I feel. Medium would be good for fitting it in a pack... otherwise this easily held a 2 man tent a down sleeping back and a few changes of cloths.
i got the small for my 2 man tent, and it compressed it down, but horribly inefficiently. if it werent for the long end caps on the sack, it could easily go another few inches. the end cap zipper pocket is neat, but the only use i have for it is to put my guy lines in. also has 2 plastic d-rings which are neat, but i cant imagine having an acutal purpose for.