[pct-l] Ultra-compressible down sleeping bags?

Rick Alway osprey48 at msn.com
Wed May 23 08:53:06 CDT 2007

I have the Osprey Stratos 40, a slightly smaller pack, but with "pockets" on the outside for stowing extras. I have no trouble getting gear and food for a week in it. This is with a light down bag. It does sound like your Army synthetic bag is very bulky, and probably heavy. And if indeed you are carrying 30 lbs of gear (not including food, water, and the weight of the pack), you can easily cut that in half (probably more).
When you get a down bag, though, don't try to compress it to its absolute minimum -- you'll shorten its life. Only compress it as much as necessary for as short a time as necessary.
Enjoy the trail,

> Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 18:34:09 -1000> From: rachaelmw at gmail.com> To: pct-l at backcountry.net> Subject: [pct-l] Ultra-compressible down sleeping bags?> > So I finally found a backpack that can carry 30lbs of gear without killing> my back and shoulders. I ended up with the Osprey Aura 50, and I love it.> However, I'm worried that my gear may not fit in it. The biggest items I> have are my Contrail tarptent, which I refuse to part with, and my sleeping> bag. Right now I'm using an old green synthetic Army sleeping bag for my> 1-2 night camping trips. Even in the compression bag, it takes up about 1/3> of my interior backpack space. My question is thus: what size does the> average ultralight down mummy bag, like the Nunatak Alpinist or the Western> Mountaineering Ultralight Super, compress down to? Just want to make sure> I'll have enough room in this pack before I break it in.> > Thanks,> Rachael> _______________________________________________> pct-l mailing list> pct-l at backcountry.net> unsubscribe or change options:> http://mailman.hack.net/mailman/listinfo/pct-l
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