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    Question Domex Halo stuff sack or compression sack ?

    Hey team,
    picked up my new Domex Halo XT today and I must say first impressions are fantastic, very compact and indeed very light.
    I am curious as to why it comes with a stuff sack instead of a compression type bag with straps ?
    Was this to keep weight down or is it something to do with not over compressing the down ?
    It seems to me that it could easily be compressed even smaller than it is in it's stuff sack if needed.
    Don't get me wrong I am more than happy with it the way it is just curious.
    thanks
    I'll post some comparison pics of it next to my old heavy shitty bag sometime tomorrow when I get home tomorrow.
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    Is it simply a case of you pay extra for the compression sack? There are certainly a few after market compression sacks available

    I keep my bag loose in a pillow case when not in use - Im aware some manufacturers have struggled to communicate to owners not to store a bag in its compressed state hence not putting one with the bag
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    Is it simply a case of you pay extra for the compression sack? There are certainly a few after market compression sacks available

    I keep my bag loose in a pillow case when not in use - I’m aware some manufacturers have struggled to communicate to owners not to store a bag in its compressed state hence not putting one with the bag
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    Yup all over that, hang my full length in the wardrobe, when not in use.
    Same with my down jacket, I don't store that compressed either.
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    Not coming in a stuff sack is pretty common for sleeping bags @dannyb. Pick up one of the sea to summit compression dry sacks. They work mint
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    mine came with a mesh sack for storage.

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    The Domex Halo comes with a stuff bag and a large mesh bag. The stuff bag doesn't have compression straps as dannyb mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-D View Post
    Not coming in a stuff sack is pretty common for sleeping bags @dannyb. Pick up one of the sea to summit compression dry sacks. They work mint
    Any idea what size sea to summit compression sack for the domex halo ? According to the manufacturer the halo has a packed volume of 6 litres.
    So I'm guessing the xs in this link should be about right ?
    https://www.bivouac.co.nz/catalog/pr.../category/187/

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    I have the 10 - 3.3 as I throw my spare socks, thermals and undies in the same sack, but either will work

    Edit, also I use a quilt and they pack down tiny so YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-D View Post
    I have the 10 - 3.3 as I throw my spare socks, thermals and undies in the same sack, but either will work

    Edit, also I use a quilt and they pack down tiny so YMMV
    What quilt do you use ? I'm looking at one for ultra light summer missions

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    I've got 2 man. A hammock gear burrow 20 for summer missions and a Jack's r better 10 degree for winter stuff. I like em for all but the coldest stuff.

    The hammock gear is 550 grams and I've been good to about - 4 in it. The only thing I don't like about it is the down tends to migrate. Will send it back for some extra stuffing at some point

 

 

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