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I too have had both
Once I used my Sawyer, I sold my Steripen....primarily because I don't want to depend on batteries and technology out there. I was also always afraid of damaging it by dropping. Re the diffi...

In GEAR » Sawyer squeeze vs. steripen
March 01, 8:06pm

Re: lofty goodness
Thanks, Tommy. I pondered a quilt early on. I'm a tossing and turning sleeper though...all over the place, all night...and I decided a quilt would leave me chilled with drafts. The Vireo goes w...

In GEAR » Custom 20 oz Feathered Friends Vireo with 6"+ loft.
February 26, 9:41pm

Re: Re: Nice bag!
I don't know how much difference it makes but the 68" version has 8.7oz of fill. My Vireo is the 74". Another variable is the 48" hip circumference. That's the narrowest hip ...

In GEAR » Custom 20 oz Feathered Friends Vireo with 6"+ loft.
February 26, 7:27pm

Re: i've always really liked this bag
Richard, I spoke with them about this (drawcord) and, if I remember correctly, was told they would. I don't remember why I chose not to though. Perhaps it was more $ than I wanted to spend, ...

In GEAR » Custom 20 oz Feathered Friends Vireo with 6"+ loft.
February 26, 3:51pm

Re: Nice bag!
Thanks, Stephen & Katy. Re FF custom work, yes, I agree. Also, I don't know if I caught them at a slow time or what but they had it to me within 2 wks. Re the ounces of fill, I'...

In GEAR » Custom 20 oz Feathered Friends Vireo with 6"+ loft.
February 26, 1:23pm

Re: Custom 20 oz Feathered Friends Vireo
Thanks, Raymond. Pretty stoked to try it out. Took me two or more yrs to figure a bag out. My Summerlite just wasn't warm enough for my needs...and I was tired of getting lost in the hood of th...

In GEAR » Custom 20 oz Feathered Friends Vireo with 6"+ loft.
February 26, 9:10am

Re: Kids bag!
Yeah, I hear ya, Dan! My first, very own, bag was a rectangular, hoodless, synthetic thing with duck print flannel inside and a heavy cotton like shell. It weighs over 7 lbs...as much as my entire ...

In Gear Swap » New Brooks Range Elephant Foot 15 deg zipperless UL sleeping bag
February 25, 9:01am

Re: foot
Is it baffled or sewn through? Is there a draw cord around the circumference? (I'm thinking this could be a great kids bag if it could be drawn up around their neck for a seal)

In Gear Swap » New Brooks Range Elephant Foot 15 deg zipperless UL sleeping bag
February 23, 9:49am

Re: vireo
It's a standard 74" Vireo UL that I asked to be overfilled.

In GEAR » Custom 20 oz Feathered Friends Vireo with 6"+ loft.
February 22, 8:31am

Re: zip
Correct, Jason. No zip. Took me a long time to rationalize going this route. It came down to realizing that I rarely used the zip in my bag for anything more than ease of ingress/egress. Getting in...

In GEAR » Custom 20 oz Feathered Friends Vireo with 6"+ loft.
February 22, 7:24am

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