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- Subject: [at-l] Loft
- From: "R. L. (Dick) Wix" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 8 Feb 1997 10:30:33 -0600 (CST)
We bought a couple of SlumberJack 20 deg bags in 92. Der Frau's is still
in good shape... Mine, after doing the AT and several other hikes has lost a
lot of it's loft (therefore insulating value). Most of the loft is lost due
to compression in the stuffsacks every day for two summers. No amount of
"fluff-drying" with tennis balls, sneakers etc has made it recover. I've
always made sure to store the bags hanging in a spare closet. I've put up
hooks to hang the opened bags full length.
I have changed to a little warmer liner for my bag (adds weight also),
next step will be a silk liner or replacement of the bag.
Maybe it was in Ray Jardine's book (about hiking the PCT), I read years
ago, he mentioned the loss of loft, due to the use of compression bags and
storage; when I started storing (winterizing) my bags "properly".
Any how generally bags do lose their loft with use and will need replacing
at some point. Sometimes it's a "gear-head" thing, just to get the latest
and greatest. ;-)
About the polypro liner, I'd be much more comfortable with a cotton liner;
a year ago I bought a Salt Egyptian Cotton liner from Campmor, that adds
about 5 deg of warmth, easy to wash, and fairly light. It's really up to
you, which you prefer.
At 07:46 PM 2/7/97 -0800, Nathaniel Young wrote:
>in the manner of Earnest P. Warrell - EEEEEWWWWWW!
>on a completely unrelated note, has anyone had much experience with
>bagliners. my moonstone is getting old, and doesn't insulate as well as
>it used to, so since i can't afford a new one, i'm thinking of REI's
>nifty little polypro. bagliner. would this be a good buy?
>thanx, and later
Dick & Lyn Wix (Where's Spring; Rochester, MN)
aka "WIXeR" AT-94 GA->ME
We'll get there,,,, when we get there.!!" - obscure
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