quick question on storing cocoon jackets
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tyler milke
(lecherojr) - F
quick question on storing cocoon jackets on 01/02/2009 00:27:03 MST Print View

my question is this, will storing it in a confined space, IE inside a pack or storage container ruin this garment, or can I keep it compressed?

thanks alot ahead of time

Mark Larson
(mlarson) - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: quick question on storing cocoon jackets on 01/02/2009 08:29:32 MST Print View

If you're storing it long-term in between hikes, definitely store it as loosely as possible, on a hanger maybe or loosely on a shelf or in a drawer.

If you're storing it during the day while hiking, again, less compressed is better for the life of the garment. Keep it in a stow sack where it has a little room to breathe, not so compressed that the stow sack becomes a 'brick' in your pack. It should be easy to put in and remove from the sack, no forcing required.

-Mark

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: quick question on storing cocoon jackets on 01/02/2009 18:20:30 MST Print View

BPL recommends storing them loosely, e.g. in a hung storage bag like those used for sleeping bags, or a drawer/box. If I remember correctly they recommend not to use a clothes hanger, but you might want to check with BPL staff on this.

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: quick question on storing cocoon jackets on 01/02/2009 18:40:36 MST Print View

Check this tread