I now have room to bring my pillow!

Reviewed by -P from Northwestern WI on Wednesday, July 1, 2009
As stated, I'm a minimalist when camping out of my kayak, but who doesn't like comfort whenever possible? I purchased this for making my sleeping bag more compact when packing it into my kayak. I not only fit my sleeping bag in this size Lg cmp.sack, I also fit a travel pillow in as well. First time ever I was able to bring a pillow out into the bush! What a difference it made for sleeping. Both compacted to a smaller size compared to just my sleeping bag packed normally. Great piece of gear!
I'm not sure if the cmp.sack is waterproof, but it is water repellant. For anyone who uses dry bags, here is an idea:
I actually packed my sleeping bag and pillow into a dry bag (the kind with a valve). Closed the top & I left the valve open. I then put the dry bag inside the cmp.sack, upside down with the valve at the top and sticking just out of the top & side of the cmp.sack cover. As I pulled the straps to compress the sack, air would still come out of the dry bag as well. When compressed to the smallest I could, I then closed the valve (this makes the dry sack air tight). Then tuck the valve back up inside if you want to get it out of the way. Happy camping everyone!
-P from WI
  • Best Uses: Backcountry Camping, Kayak camper, River Trips
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Good value, Lightweight
  • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
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