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Compression stuff sacks, et.al...

At 04:54 AM 4/18/96 -0500, you wrote:
>>Is it worth getting a compression stuff sack for thru-hiking? I have a
>>Yours in ignorance...Sandy
>I am also leery of the effect of compressing the polarguard so tightly.
>After using the compression sack once, it took noticeably longer to fluff
>up the bag.
>Hope this helps,
FWIW my few pesos,
  Leaving bags compressed in a stuff sack when not in use, also will reduce
the loft... I pull our bags (Holofill and Down) when not in use and hang
them in "spare" closet space... We've had our down bags for over 20 years,
as far as I can tell no loss in loft (yes, in MN we do use them once in a
while)... The loft in the Holofill bag I took on my AT thru-hike did loose
some loft during the hike... Comparing it to our other two bags, it's still
not back to normal, probably never will be...

 "WIXeR"  aka   Dick Wix
      AT-94  GA->ME
       Rochester, MN.