When rolled as in a bed roll, is it easy to compress and remove the air so a tight compact roll can be made, the first time? Do the exterior fabrics allow this?
You will be able to compress this bag fairly well. It will not pack as compact as a down bag would. The exterior fabric is flexible and soft and will not give you any resistance. Enjoy!
Yes, I used a medium sized compactor bag and it was very easy to get this in and out of it. It compacted well and fit easily into the compartment on the bottom of my backpack.