Pete Jensen

Pete Jensen

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Pete Jensen

Pete Jensen wrote an answer about on January 24, 2011

I can't help but wonder if this is all a matter of technique. I work at an outdoor shop and I see more than a few people try to roll a bag and then cram the roll into the stuff sack. That would be the wrong approach, and when I show them that they can just stuff it in the STUFFsack in short order... Well, I get all sorts of different reactions.

From my experience with Marmot bags, it's a tight fit, but it's not that hard. You can also look into other stuff sack options, I use a Sea to Summit Dry Comp bag for my down filled back, and I can really compress it much better than just the stuff sack.



Pete Jensen

Pete Jensen wrote a review of on January 23, 2011

Excellent Bag, Great Fit
5 5

For starters, I'm a bigger guy, wide shoulders, overweight, the whole package, so usually I find mummy bags pretty claustrophobic, but the AlpinLite fits pretty well, it's not so tight that I can't move, but it's not so cavernous that it looses its function as a mummy bag.

I took this bag with me to the Grand Canyon in Nov '09, and while the night time temps dropped pretty low, down into the 40s or 30s, I was so toasty I had to open the bag up a little until fairly early in the morning. The weather was nice so I just set up on a picnic table and slept under the stars, no issues with condensation or anything.

I'm looking to do some winter camping next, I think due to the continuous baffles, I can probably shove some of the down from the bottom around to the top and maybe get a little extra loft, so we'll see how that goes.