How to pack a sleeping bag
Packing a sleeping bag can be tricky at the best of times but it can become even more of a pain when you’re on the side of a mountain battling the elements in sub-zero temperatures. Packing a sleeping bag correctly can save you time and more importantly space within your rucksack for your adventure, all you have to do is follow these simple steps to get the best from your Snugpak sleeping bag.
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Pick up your sleeping bag from the foot end (you should always pack from the foot end of the sleeping bag) and take around 30cm of the sleeping bag and fold it horizontally over your arm.
With this 30cm horizontal fold, you want to roll it vertically and tight, to then place it within the compression stuff sack.
Next, put the now stuffed compression sack in between your feet whilst holding the remainder of the sleeping bag under your arm (armpit area)
Now take a good handful of the sleeping bag and stuff it into the compression stuff sack. Give the compression stuff sack a quarter turn and repeat until it is fully stuffed. Also, for further information on how to compress your sleeping bag keep reading below.
How To Compress a Sleeping Bag
When space in your rucksack is vital you will need to have a sleeping bag that can be compressed down to a minimal size. Snugpak sleeping bags can be compressed by up to 60% making them ideal for all adventures. However, to guarantee that you get the sleeping bag to it’s most compressed, you have to pack and compress it correctly (Please see the above article on ‘How To Pack a Sleeping Bag’ )
- Make sure all the compression straps are untangled and flat.
- Place your knee on top of the compression sack, squashing the sleeping bag.
- Next pull on the compression straps alternatively, taking care not to over tighten