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I use one of these to hold my tent with sleeping pad wrapped around it. Makes a nice protective package for strapping to my pack. Use another to tame the bulk of a -20 sleeping bag which I use during hunting season. I've put a lot of pressure on that one and it's held up. They come in small mesh bags with a label saying they are guaranteed for life. Even the mesh bags are handy for packing other gear. The cylinder shape compression is unique from other compression sacks on the market and there are situations where that comes in handy. Good product. Wish they had more size options.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
We snagged one of these to hold our tent (minus the poles). We wanted it to compress it down and keep it in an easier to pack shape (a cylinder). It fit the bill for both. The medium was perfect for a 3P tent (Boreas 3P) plus footprint. If push came to shove, we could get more in the bag still. It does it's job well.
We've also gotten a Mountain hardware habitat 3 + home made tarp foot print inside it, so it's plenty big.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is perfect for what I needed. My original sleeping bag stuff sack blew out very easily, the seams on this one are great no issues.
i'm looking for a compression bag to put both a Therma-rest pad and my sleeping bag in. I need the dimensions of each size so I can order the best size.
I'm sorry the dimensions aren't listed! According to the Alps Mountaineering website, the dimensions are as follows:
Medium Blue Diameter: 8" Length: 19" $21.99
Large Olive Diameter: 10" 21" Length: $24.99
XL Rust Diameter: 12" 25" Length: $29.99
This is a good stuff sack for keeping your gear long and narrow. It packs well and I haven't had any issues with blown seams. I have several in each of the sizes that I use for various purposes. I would suggest a top compression bag for sleeping bags.
Love this concept: ability to make either soccer ball or long tube shape to suit available backpack space. But can't find weight anywhere. Anyone know?
Do you mean the weight of the bag itself?
It compresses bags very narrow and you can really crank down the belly straps. My problem was by the logo that sits on the little flap that covers the mouth. That flap ripped when I tightened the strap that connects the mouth and base. I might have tightened it too much, but once you get a little rip, you can't really help but have that seam open up. Thankfully, Backcountry's awesome 100% guarantee covered my ace.
This bag works fairly well. You can't stuff as much in it as you can the top compressed bags, but it keeps the bag narrow, instead of a ball like the top compression sacks. Works well inside a backpack when you want to stuff something next to it. It all depends on what you need it for.