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Packing a No Sniveller quilt
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George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Packing a No Sniveller quilt on 05/07/2007 13:56:24 MDT Print View

For experienced users of the No Sniveller quilt, do you pack it in the compression sack that came with it or pack it another way?

P.S. is having a Trail Days sale on their quilts

John Witt
(johnbrown2005) - F

Locale: Portland, OR
packing no sniveller on 05/07/2007 14:06:58 MDT Print View

I use a slightly bigger sack. Doesn't take up much room, and feels good not to crush it...

Eric Noble
(ericnoble) - MLife

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Packing a No Sniveller quilt on 05/07/2007 14:16:37 MDT Print View

No sack at all, but I do use a pack liner, which is ehh… kind of a sack after all.

Doug Johnson
(djohnson) - MLife

Locale: Washington State
Re: Re: Packing a No Sniveller quilt on 05/07/2007 15:04:56 MDT Print View

That's a great compression sack that comes with the JRB quilts. However, I never use a compression sack of any kind- this leads to reduced loft in down and a shorter bag life. Personally I do what Eric does and leave my bag large and uncompressed in the bottom of my pack or I use a very large and oversized stuff sack.

If you do use the compression sack, I'd recommend you not cinch it down very much and only use it for short periods of time.

By the way, look forward to a set of reviews on Jacks R Better products coming out in the coming weeks!


kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Packing the quilt and indeed any other sleeping gear. on 05/07/2007 15:14:25 MDT Print View

If one's thinking of getting the Arctic Dry Pack, you can just plop it in the bottom---no fuss, no muss, no stuff sacks, no pack liners. I'm going to love this dry sack approach.

But using my SUL pack, my quilt just goes to the bottom of the pack liner.

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Loose goose on 05/07/2007 18:44:14 MDT Print View

Hi John, Eric, Doug, Kevin

I tried the NS in a large stuffsack

Also tried just pushing to bottom of pack (Z1) - fits well

Thanks for the tip about not compressing it

I'm going to get a bag liner - have you tried the BPL Pack Liners? (3 for less than $5)

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Packing a No Sniveller quilt on 05/07/2007 19:01:31 MDT Print View

I've compressed mine for each hike for over 2 years w/no signs of decreased loft. I do, however, always store it unstuffed at home.

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Re: Packing a No Sniveller quilt on 05/07/2007 19:27:13 MDT Print View

>> compressed mine for each hike for over 2 years w/no signs of decreased loft.

hi todd,

Good to know that I can compress during hikes for two years at least if I so choose.

Are you compressing mainly to conserve space in pack?

Erik Sund
(sundek) - F
Compressing sleeping bags/quilts on 05/08/2007 11:20:16 MDT Print View

This is an interesting thread for me. Back in my youth nobody I knew had a compression sack but we did jam our big ? fill power bags as into the smallest stuff sack possible, mainly because our bags were huge. Nowadays, try to avoid compression my down and especially synthetic loft gear as much as possible. I know that packing the sleeping bag or quilt near the bottom of one's back is a common strategy and has a lot of advantages (load distribution, convenient access to other items used on the trail, etc) however I've always wondered about the wisdom of throwing all of my other gear on top of the sleeping bag. Isn't this effectively a form of compression? Or is 10-15 lbs worth of gear and supplies simply not enough to matter?

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Re: Re: Packing a No Sniveller quilt on 05/08/2007 11:27:25 MDT Print View


In response to your question, Yes, I compress simply to conserve volume. My biggest challenge isn't weight, it's minimizing volume!!!!!

Peter Pan also says compressing in this fashion is ok, as long as you don't store it that way for long.


George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: Re: Packing a No Sniveller quilt on 05/27/2007 20:30:39 MDT Print View

I ended up stuffing the No Sniveller quilt into a BLP pack liner (size small), 1 oz. Packed/mashed it in the bottom of pack.

Will used the JRB compression sack when I need space. Probably on my next hike coming up. I don't like the idea of compressing, but it sounds like it wouldn't hurt if I need to occassionally.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Stuff sac on 05/27/2007 20:52:32 MDT Print View

I use the provided "compression sac". For a start it is a very clever and simple design and it does offer some degree of latitude , so I compress it according to the volume I need to have. I wish that I had purchased a spare one for my "night bag" ( wine bladder, wool hat,gloves,Icebreaker top and bottom,coolmax socks, wool jumper and Sansa MP3 player)