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What is a stuff bag?

What is a stuff bag?

A stuff sack is a type of drawstring bag, usually used for storing camping items. Stuff sacks are commonly used for the storage of sleeping bags, which are then stuffed into the bag, rather than rolled or folded. When the straps are forcibly shortened, the sack and its non-rigid contents are reduced in size.

What are compression sacks used for?

Compression bags are a type of stuff sack that are used to minimize the volume or space of a particular gear item. They are most commonly used to reduce the bulk of a sleeping bag in your pack. Most come with 3 to 4 lines or straps to cinch down.

How many liters does a sleeping bag take up?

What size stuff sack for a sleeping bag?

Temperature Rating (Fahrenheit) Recommended Volume
40-degree 6-8 liters
20-degree 8-12 liters
0-degree 14-20 liters
-20 degree 22-30 liters

How much do stuff sacks weigh?

A stuff sack may only weigh an ounce or two (or perhaps more if it’s a dry sack) but when you have 20 of them, that weight can add up quickly. Unless you really need to keep something dry, leave the stuff sacks at home.

What is a pack liner?

Our pack liner is designed to provide a weather resistant lining for your pack and keep your gear dry. Water resistant. Protects the contents of your pack. Use as a shelter in adverse weather. Use as a ground sheet for signalling in an emergency.

Are sleeping bag stuff sacks waterproof?

Sleeping bag stuff sacks are a critical piece of gear. The best sleeping bag stuff sack is completely waterproof (with sealed seams and a dry bag closure), lightweight, and durable.

Is it bad to compress a sleeping bag?

Why Too Much Compression is Bad for Your Bag Both down and synthetic fills need to fluff up (loft) to create small air spaces within the insulation. If you leave your bag in a compressed state (inside its stuff sack) for several months, it will lose resiliency and lofting ability.

What kind of stuff is in Stuff bags?

Choose the size needed for the most efficient use of space. The large Stuff Bag is the perfect size for holding your harness, gloves, descender, and a few carabiners. Constructed of tough, water-resistant 1,000-denier CORDURA® nylon, these bags hold up under the most rugged use and conditions.

How does the my Stuff bags foundation work?

The My Stuff Bags Foundation, with the help of thousands of people across the country, provides these unfortunate children with new belongings and new hope through its innovative My Stuff Bags program. Learn more Our Kids Need Your Help More Than Ever!

What can I do to help my Stuff bags?

You can also help by making blankets! Blankets can be knit, crocheted, quilted, or made with fleece. See the instructions for our Easy No Sew Fleece blankets here. Drop off or mail your donations to the My Stuff Bags Foundation.

Where can I donate a my Stuff Bag?

Your cash donations matter now more than ever. Please consider making a donation here to give a hurting child the gift of a My Stuff Bag. Call us Monday-Thursday for help processing your cash donation. We are still accepting drop-off and mail-in donations Monday – Thursday, 9:30AM to 4:30PM PST.