Compression bags for travel are used to compress clothes and other items in order to save space. By compressing items, you can fit more into your suitcase or backpack, which is ideal for travel. Compression bags are typically made from a durable material such as nylon, and they have a zip closure.
Sea to Summit is a small, privately owned global company which develops and manufactures outdoor, travel and water sport products. They provide solutions for outdoor enthusiasts looking for innovative, durable, lightweight and compact gear.
Sea to Summit continues to research the best materials, production methods and ideas for new products keeping us at the forefront of bringing lighter, better made, better performing gear to enthusiasts around the world.
Compression Sacks are a critical piece of gear. They minimise the packed size of your sleeping bag or soft gear, thereby freeing up crucial space and also protect your gear from water and dirt. The Sea to Summit Compression Sacks will help you squish down your gear with a 2:1 mechanical advantage.
They’re designed to evenly distribute the strain for maximum compression. The Sea to Summit Compression Sacks feature 70D waterproof fabric and have reinforced stitching on all stress points to increase durability.
You can rest assured our Compression Sacks will not fall apart when stressed.
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Reviews From Real Customers
Over the years I’ve owned a good number of Sea to Summit products and they never cease to amaze. This one is no exception. It’s extremely light while giving up nothing in strength and reliability. I can say this with great confidence because this is my second S-t-S compression sack.
The first one is 5 years old and has been used on every trip since I purchased it. It still looks and preforms like new. The high quality material and stitching show no signs of wear or failure. I highly recommend this product without reservation.
Ordered a medium (about 9 litres) to hold my summer down bag which originally has the same size stuff sack, but now easily compresses down to half size. For my summer backpacking and motorcycling camping kit, I find three of the medium bags work well: one for sleeping bag and liner, one for regular clothes, and one for warm gear like puffy jacket, toque, etc.
Meant to order a three Ultra-Sils as shown above but accidentally ordered ordered a variant which is slightly heavier and made with a stiffer, waterproof fabric. Still a good, lightweight compression bag.
Strap/lid system identical on both types and easy to use.
The 20L compression sack capable of reducing the bulk of your clothing, most 3 season sleeping bags and tents. The stiching around the seams and the straps is nice and tight to provide the durability needed to handle the compression pressure in a lightweight sack.
This compression sack is not designed to be waterproof, merely water resistent and it has preformed very well protecting my clothing from condesation on a recent backcountry snowshoe trip. I plan on purchacing smaller variations for my bikepacking adventures.
The Samsonite Compression Bag 3 Piece Kit allows you to pack up to twice as much without taking up all the space. Each bag is made of airtight, waterproof plastic and feature an easy to use zipper construction.
I’ve never purchased this brand of compression bags before. When I opened the box to get them out I had very little hope for them, they reminded me the thin millimeter film you’d use to wrap gift baskets with.
I was shipping a large quantity of a PAPER product and I made sure that they were laying flat. Mere minutes after removing air from the one bag it developed a small pin hole that started re-inflating the bag.
Miraculously I found the general region of the hole and placed shipping tape over it. Thankfully the box was packed tightly with other items and this kept it compressed enough through the shipment, but.
I’m not counting on the other bags to last more than one or two uses at best. I have some of the original space bags from around 2007. My daughter still uses them multiple times a year to pack items in, but I understand they are not made as well anymore.
I thought it was 3 large bags, but it is actually 1 large, 1 median, 1 small. There is no description saying such “3 pack” includes only 1 large and 2 smaller bags. The size is only about the large bag.
That is so misleading. Also, there is no vacuum valve on the bag, the picture is also misleading.
You don’t use a vacuum. You roll to squeeze the air out then zip the bag. I used them once. It worked moderately well. I did notice some space savings. On the return trip home I didn’t use them. My luggage was more bulky.
I didn’t use them because it’s a little strenuous and time consuming. I think vacuum bags would be less effort and would get out more air and the bags would lay flatter than I was able to accomplish.
Fighting with all the straps on a typical compression sack can feel more hassle than it’s worth. The PackOut Compression Stuff Sack from Outdoor Research solves all that. This bag combines a simple roll-top design with two compression straps that make it super quick and easy to pack down your clothing or sleep system before you hit the trail.
The ripstop nylon construction is durable, water-resistant, and lightweight. Take the hassle out of your time in the backcountry with this compression sack.
I have used this item now for 3 different military field exercises and I am sold on the concept. This is the best go between I’ve found between a compression sack and a dry bag. It compresses as advertised and it also weatherproofs.
We got hit two separate times by some pretty wet conditions and this kept all the clothing items in my bag dry the whole time. Short of submerging this thing in a creek I feel confident my clothes are going to stay dry.
It also makes a nice pillow at night when you have clothes in it. I’ll be interested to see how it holds up in the long run. No noticeable wear and tear the 3 months I’ve owned it.
The bag itself is good quality, especially for the price, and is very easy to stuff. The biggest issue with this bag is that it will not compress as far down as other 20L stuff sacks. This is due to the design of the rolltop closure, with the buckles on either side of the opening.
These buckles hang quite low on the sides, and for me, bottomed out before my quilt was sufficiently compressed. If the item you are stuffing is sufficiently compressed before this point, then this bag would work well for you.
I use this primarily to hold a warm jacket, toque and change of socks in my day bag (comes with me everywhere while working). It’s only had to stand up to light rain or short intense showers so far but has performed well in both.
Nice to load as it stays standing on it’s own while you search around to find that last thing that you want to put it in but can’t remember what pile you threw it in. Seems very durable, and very waterproof.
Initial look at the buckles make them seem like they could inadvertently get released while bouncing around in a bag, but I haven’t had this actually happen yet.
Multiple award winning innovative product 100% Waterproof dry bag, but with Event compression top and bottom to squash your gear nice and compact whilst pushing air out but letting it back in. Squash your gear down to one third the volume and keep it dry.
eVent fabric is totally waterproof and highly breathable (you can feel the air coming out). This allows you to compress the air out without allowing water in. Features Air compresses out, water cannot get in Watertight Hypalon roll top closure Waterproof seams, tape sealed and double stitched Compact and lightweight Waterproof and air permeable eVent fabric base Waterproof seams, double stitched and fully tape sealed 10,000mm waterhead, lightweight durable Nylon fabric Hypalon roll top closure does not wick moisture Reinforced stitching on all stress points Large ø23 x 50cm 168g 20 to 6.
5Ls Sea To Summit was the first company to introduce a compression dry sack to the market which does not use a purge valve. This innovation uses air permeable eVent fabric on the base, which allows air to be pushed out of the sack, while stopping water getting in.
This is a lighter, simpler and more reliable solution than a purge valve. The body is made of a tough 70D Polyurethane-coated fabric. It has a Hypalon roll-top closure like the rest of our dry sack range and a lid with four straps for even compression.
Keep your gear dry and compressed as small as possible inside your pack, watercraft, or anywhere space is an issue.
I have three of these Sea to Summit eVent compression dry sacks and they’re incredible. While Sea to Summit doesn’t recommend that you submerge them, I found them more than capable of handling splashes.
I use them in my backpack to compress clothes, my sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, pillow, air mattress, anything that I don’t want to get wet. I have one for my sleep system, a change of hiking clothes, and my sleep clothes and they’ve created an additional 30L of space in my pack when compressed.
I like the venting feature. It allows me to get a really tight compression that I wouldnt have otherwise been able to get because of trapped air. They’re light enough and I haven’t had any strap failures so far.
I’ve taken them out on about 5 trips now. Highly recommend.
I love this compression dry sack. Really helps me cut down on space. Slightly heavier than some standard dry bags, but I use this for emergency warm clothing I need to carry but likely won’t need or for overnight hikes up a mountain where I will need warm bulkiy clothes.
I also use one for my sleeping bag. They really ckmpress well ans much more than trying to get the same compression from a standard dry bag. The extra weight isn’t as much as having to carry a bigger pack.
And they really work well to keep stuff dry as well as using minimal space.
I like to bikepack but I don’t have all the ultralight bits. The 10L can compact my 2-person tent (an REI Passage 2) to less than half it’s normal packed size (with poles removed) so I can fit it at the base of my Revelate seat bag.
It’s a little heavier than the ultra-sil, but I chose durability and hopefully longevity over a few ounces. I’ve also strapped it to handlebars and forks without tears or the contents getting wet. Honestly it’s just a great sack to have ready to go for any adventure.
Osprey Straightjacket Compressions Sacks are designed to fit the width of a backpack perfectly, while providing horizontal compression. The horizontal compression allows Osprey to use a long zip opening, providing easier access to the contents and allows the compression sack to sit better in the bag.
Large zippered access. Compressible nylon wings and buckles. Compressed rectangular shape for efficient packing. Water resistant with waterproof coated fabric and seams (zippers not waterproof.
Im not sure if the problem is Osprey or REI or both, but when you use the search filter to look at waterproof stuff sacks this is one of the options that you get. It isn’t waterproof and I don’t think that it is meant to be.
Osprey talks about it being seam sealed and the fabric being waterproof, but the zipper is not waterproof, or even water resistant. My lightweight over-quilt easily fits in most 8 liter stuff sacks, and packs down to about a liter in size.
It does not fit into this 8 liter bag. It goes in just fine but the zipper will not shut. It goes into the 12 and the straps cinch down all the way. It doesn’t pack as small as other stuff sacks that are completely waterproof, though, so I find it hard to use this backpacking.
Non-waterproof sacks will get things smaller for lighter weight and waterproof bags will as well, so I don’t like that this non-waterproof bag is heavier than other options and doesn’t compress as much.
I can see using this if you also use a pack liner or cover or it being nice for packing luggage, but not backpacking, this the two stars.
I bought this to use as a handlebar bag for a bikepacking trip. It was in the desert so I wasn’t worried about it being waterproof. The 12L sack held my sleeping bag, bivy tent, sleeping pad and pillow! It also has an exterior flap where the compression clips attach that I wedged my bivy poles under.
This kept them from moving around too much on the bumpy trails. The zipper access made it much easier to get everything in and out compared to a traditional compression sack. I never compressed it super tight.
The straps are lightweight so I could imagine one of them breaking if you tried to really wrench things down but I never actually experienced that problem. This sack material is really lightweight. There was one incident where the bag sagged down from my handlebar harness on a rocky descent and my front tire burned a dime-sized hole in it.
A setup adjustment utilizing Voile ski straps stopped this from happening again. I knew the risk I was taking with lightweight nylon exposed in an exterior location so I’m not going to hold that against the bag.
A little Gorilla Tape on the inside and outside of the hole and the sack did fine for the rest of the trip. The ripstop material kept things from spreading further. All in all, I still consider it a great purchase.
I will keep using the sack regularly as I don’t mind the tape and it still does the job. I would have no qualms with purchasing another one.
I bought this for backpacking because I prefer compression sacks like my exped (which I love) that compress to a thin rather than round shape. This sack is probably not waterproof. It is certainly heavy; how silly to have a zipper, I big zipper no less, and even a handle.
Organize camping and hiking items with space-saving convenience with this Coghlan’s 1116 10-Liter Compression Sack. It’s designed to take normally fluffy or soft filled items and compress the extra air out of the item to create a small and compact storage bag.
The Coghlan’s compression sack features a flip-up design that prevents strap tangle. It has heavy-duty nylon walls that, when compressed, utilize a cord lock closure and holding straps with locking buckles to hold the compression in place.
This sleeping bag compression sack also has zippered lids, at the top and bottom, that create a compact self-storage pouch. This 10-liter sleeping bag stuff sack compresses bulky items such as jackets and sleeping bags to easily conserve space.
The Coghlan’s 1116 10-Liter Compression Sack allows outdoorsmen to pack and carry items with less bulk.
I needed to get a replacement heater unit for our candy drier. I originally thought about replacing the whole dryer. Until i read about replacements. I ordered this and within a few days it arrived. To say these are easy and cheap to fix is an understatement.
Within 10 minutes undoing a few screws and clipping in the wires my dryer was up and running better than ever. Great product great price, i couldnt ask for more.
This was not big enough for a sleeping bag, fyi. I was having a hard time figuring out what size to buy for a sleeping bag. 10 liter isn’t it. But it’s still nice to have. I’ll probably use it for winter camping to compress sweaters and other bulky winter clothing.
I got this for a Coleman sleeping bag that I could never get back into the stuff sack that came with it. When I set the two side by side, looking at the volume of the sleeping bag compared to the sack.
I though “no way”. I did managed to get the bag in the sack and it took a few minutes to get it cinched down but its now smaller that how it came in the original stuff sack, so, yeah, it works.
Samsonite’s Travel Compression Bag Kit offers a wide variety of sizes for all your travel needs. Keep possessions in airtight, secure bags that protect from odors, water, and dirt. Extra thick designs feature double security zippers and easy-seal sliders.
The bags are thick and hold a lot of items. They are easy to zip. When you roll them, almost of the air is removed. However, several hours later, they start to fill with air again. Left overnight, they were no longer compressed at all.
If you have a short trip and can re-roll or unpack before they fill up again, you’ll be good to go. Backpacking several days out of the country. not so much.
This set of two compression packing bags by Travelon is perfect for travel and clothes storage, packs more in less space, are reusable and includes one medium and one large bag. Medium bag measures 22.
75”L x 14. 75”W. Large bag measures 27”L x 17. 75”W.
A must for the serial #overpacker. Place all of your clothes in a compression bag, zip it shut, and roll all of the excess air out of the bag. You’ll reduce the amount of luggage space used significantly.
Tip: I always pack an empty compression bag when #travelling. In the chance that your bag tears or malfunctions, you want to ensure that you can fit all clothes for your return trip. Also, it’s great if you plan on #shopping at the local stores and markets — room for #souvenirs ! You can purchase these online at eBags for $29.
We just returned from vacation last night and am on line looking to add space bags to the ones I already have. I have used this type of bag for something that I have never seen mentioned in reviews-DIRTY Clothes! Once unpacked on vacation the space bag gets put out for all dirty clothes right when they are removed.
I do try and put them in neatly as they will fit more. I do not close them until the end of the trip to avoid musky odors and possible mildew with dampness. Obviously wet things are line dried if possible or packed at the last minute.
Once its time to pack up I can neatly “roll” all that we have filled conveniently with no vaccum and put them in the luggage!! Additionally this creates more space for things that may have been purchased on the trip.
We got off a cruise ship yesterday morning and drove home13 hours. Even at midnight it was no effort to grab the dirty clothes out. The wet bathing suits that were in their own bad got emptied right into the laundry tub.
The remaining bags were SIMPLY opened and dumped into laundry baskets to be washed today. The suitcases with CLEAN clothes were taken to rooms with no concerns of putting back into drawers/closets as they truly are “clean”.
This was the worst purchase ever and it went back. I bought in order to save space in my suitcase this past July but the only way to make these bags work was if you only put 1-2 items inside. Any more and it was impossible to roll and even then the top wouldn’t close correctly and the air would not squeeze out.
When you have plenty to pack, but not enough room, use Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Compression Sacs to compact bulky items. These bags are the perfect way to make room for additional items or separate dirty laundry from the rest of your luggage.
Great space saver Reduces volume of garments by up to 80% of their original size! Zip closure at the top of the bag ensures a tight seal to maintain compression Patented one-way pressure valve Durable nylon yarn reinforces against tears and other travel damage The set comes with two medium sized compression sacs.
The fact that I can basically squeeze my entire closet into these bags is incredible. The squeezing the air out process is simple, and can happen anywhere. These bags are a space saver big time. The quality is amazing, I like the double lock feature as well! Might have to get some for the whole fam!.
There are 3 kinds of vacuum compression bags; vacuum-pump (blankets in the closet), exhaust-valve (like these) and plain zip. The plain zip bags are usually made of lighter material and they are also hard to flatten – you have to finish zipping then while compressing the contents.
, often by rolling which creates a curved wrinkled package. The valve on the Eagle Creek bag lets you sit on the package for easy flat compression. I also use these for complete waterproofness when I travel by motorcycle, you can even lash extra gear on top in these bags.
But please, let us buy the ones we want! This 2 x Medium item is seldom available, you often have to buy 2 larges just to get 2 Mediums in a combo pack. And if you want Small, you have to buy 2 extra medium and 2 extra large.
Do not buy these overpriced compression bags. As a loyal customer of Eagle Creek for over 15 years, I took a chance on these bags. Specifically because of the “”Lifetime Warranty””. I spent over $100 on 9 bags that lasted for approximately 4 x 1 week vacations; at which point, they no longer held a seal.
I have compression bags from your everyday stores, paid a quarter of the price, and have lasted longer. I spent $11. 95 to ship these poor quality bags to the Eagle Creek warranty department and received a response that they don’t qualify for the “”Lifetime Warranty””.
They offered a 30% discount coupon to buy something else or they could return the useless bags. I had them return the bags. I will not shop with Eagle Creek ever again and I will spread the word. Do not promote a “”Lifetime Warranty”” and not honor it.
My business with be taken elsewhere with a company that stands by their products and their customers!.
The Pack-It Compression Bag Set is from the brand Eagle Creek and is a handy solution if you want to take more than will fit in your suitcase. The compression bag removes excess air that is always in between your clothes therefore saving up to 80% of the pack volume.
You only need to put the stuff in the bag, close the bag and than roll it therefore it eliminates all the air. When the organiser is then unrolled the air can return into the bag. This set consists of a large bag (13 litres), a medium bag (6 litres) and a small bag (2.
I used these to compress my clothes when traveling with a carry-on only. They reduce the space taken by clothes, especially compressible pieces like puffy jackets for instance. The nice thing about these compared to the vacuum ones is that you can use them on the go and don’t need a vacuum cleaner to use them.
Give yourself more space to pack for your next camping trip with the Kelty Compression Stuff Sack. This convenient sack attaches to the outside of your main pack. The durable sack compresses your sleeping bags and clothing down, giving you more room for other outdoor essentials.
There are four vertical compression straps with quick-release buckles. Attach the Kelty Compression Stuff Sack to the outside of your main backpack. The sack includes a self-storage pocket, giving you even more room.
Constructed of water-resistant nylon, the camping and hiking stuff sack is made for rugged, outdoor conditions. Don’t worry about how to organize all of your bulky camping and hiking gear in your main bag – use the Compression Stuff Sack to help carry everything you need.
I bought this Kelty compression sack to replace a stuff sack that wore out. I selected the XL for a winter bag (rated to 5F) that weighs 3lb 14 oz. Kelty’s volume estimate for the sack is accurate and the bag fit properly when stuffed, with a little extra room to begin compression.
It compressed well and the straps slid easily allowing for the volume to come down another 25%. The material of the sack is “not too heavy and not too light. ” I thought their selection of fabric material is just right and it should last a reasonably long time.
The compressed sleeping bag slid right into the space I had allocated in my pack and it was a perfect fit. I’m really pleased with it and “hats off” to Kelty on a quality product.
My boyfriend and I purchased a two person sleeping bag for a backpacking trip on a section hike in Maine. So, we were preparing for cold, rainy weather and we decided to whip out our XL, big-boy size sleeping bag for the job.
Without these compression sacks, there was no way we could take these sleeping bags along with us for the ride. Not only could you compress our hearty snugglin’ sacks in these bad boys, but you could also (potentially) stuff your night drawers, a dictionary, and your sanity to prepare for the long trip ahead of you.
You could probably even stuff yourself, if you found someone else to carry you. 10/10 would recommend.
As an “elderly” hiker and camper my needs have shifted from Spartan to being more comfortable. The question was how to get my “stuff” to fit in my pack. I have used compression sacks in the past, but some were fine, but many were constructed so poorly that they never survived the trip.
So far so good with this one. I was able to put a large down sleeping bag, a small fleece blanket, and the fly from my tent in the bag and compress it enough so that all fit in the bottom compartment of my High Sierra pack.
I did use a wrap around compression strap to reduce the basketball effect due to compressing the materials I placed in the sack. I think this would be a good addition to have for just about any compression bag regardless of size.
Overall I can’t complain about the quality of the bag. Like most things, I wish this and all products that Americans invented or designed were made in the USA and not elsewhere.
This Travel Smart compression bags space saving packing system includes two large bags (18 inches x 23 inches) and two medium bags (14 inches x 18 inches). Its patented air-release valves create up to 75% more space for travel or storage.
It’s great for sweaters blankets jackets pillows etc. It’s easy to use just pack roll and go no vacuum required. Includes reusable for multiple trips or seasonal storage.
We have very little closet space and a friend recommended that I try these compression bags for storage under the bed. She used them when she traveled and thought they would be good for some of our seasonal sportswear, sweaters, linens and the like.
I think there are great- I am so glad she told me about them. They are easy to use and well made. My only wish is that they made packs of 20 because I would buy them in bulk. These are great!.
We found these bags are super easy to use. They are perfect for trying to save space and travel with less luggage. Great size options for bigger and smaller items. Keeps everything organized within your suitcase- we love this product! I would definitely recommend to a friend.
These are so great! We separate out of season clothing and are able to store with minimal space. These are fun to use for traveling as well. Helps keep clean and dirty clothes away from each other and takes up minimal space.
Simplified roll-top compressibility; stands upright for easy accessSimplified compressibility with a 2-strap, roll top closure, and a seam-taped design to keep contents dry. Unique paperbag shape provides stability when set on the ground.
For the grammies, mine actually weighs 73 grams. I don’t think it’s right to call this a 5L compression dry bag. It doesn’t have 5L of useable capacity. I stuff my down sleeping bag into another 5L stuff sack without issue, but I can’t even get close to closing this bag with my sleeping bag stuffed in.
I filled it with 5L of water and sure enough, it’s nearly to the brim and cannot get a single roll, while the bag instructs to roll out 3 times. It’s still a great bag though, just not true to its stated 5l or its 67 gram weight.
The Blocker DRY Compression is a special variant of Sealline’s Blocker DRY series. This bag has all the advantages of the normal Blocker DRY, but also allows trapped air to escape easily to maximum compression.
It does this via the PurgeAir system, which ensures that the bag remains watertight and that air can easily escape. The PurgeAir system does all of this without placing a heavy load on the seams of the bag, making the bag more durable and longer-lasting.
The Blocker DRY Compression also uses a Continuous Compression system, which prevents strain on seams and makes the bag longer-lasting. The PackTight design, which is a flat-sided rectangular shape, ensuring 20% more packing efficiency than rounded organisers, so you will save a lot of space.
Just like the normal Blocker DRY, this bag is completely waterproof and made of very robust materials so that you can enjoy it for a long time.
I purchased this for the North Face Dolomite One sleeping bag. The bag came with a 30L stuff sac so I figured this would work well. I found that there is plenty of room and a 25L compression bag would probably be ideal, but the next size down is 20L.
The insulation in the sleeping bag does not compress as much as I wished (perhaps down bags compress more), but I still consider this a good purchase for my use case. I appreciate that the sac compresses into a close to rectangular shape – it packs nicely.
The straps are relatively thin, but I am not too worried about durability – the bag feels well built. Compression takes some time, however, as the straps need to be tightened in stages, giving time for the air to escape.
There are new products which don’t have a valve, but instead use a membrane to release the air from the entire surface of the bag. Perhaps they would be quicker, but I am not really inconvenienced too much by the speed of the packing process.
I cannot comment on the waterproofness yet, but have reason to expect that it works well (from the rate with which air escapes and the feel of the silicone seal at the opening). Good product, so far.
I just got back from Northern Tier (7/2021) with a group of scouts. The Blocker Compression Dry Sack – 30L performed awesome! The four (4) compression straps and air release allowed my bag to compress to about half the size of other style bags.
This bag was lighter weight than others and had a handle on one end for easy carrying once full of my clothes, sleeping bag and gear. While the bag is lighter weight than other styles, it was durable enough to also use as one of my carry-on bags on the plane.
While at Northern Tier, this personal bag will go inside a larger, thicker walled whale bag for the portages with two or three other personal bags. One of my sons used this same style bag, it took him a couple tries to figure out how to get this bag with four cinch straps to work correctly and after a few tries it was no longer a challenge.
I would use this bag again instead of trying a different model for a return trip.
Our son is a new Boy Scouts, so we are updating his gear for all season camp outs and hammock camping. After checking BS High Adventure gear requirements, we went with synthetic filled bags due to concerns about staying dry when equipment gets wet and overall cost.
This bag was the best at compressing a 0 degree synthetic filled mummy sleeping bag for winter camping, compared to 2 other versions we tried. We used the 30 L bag, it’s still large compared to down sleeping bags, but it’s at least down to a manageable size with this dry compression sack.
We’ll use the other brands bags for other gear. Have yet to use it camping but it will be used in the backcountry of CO in summer 2019.
Thirty percent lighter than its previous incarnation, this lightweight compression sack reduces sleeping bags and other stuffables to a pack-friendly size. The silnyl fabric resists moisture and slides into your pack with ease.
A pocket in the end cap keeps track of small items or can be used for self storage.
I bought 15L OR compression sack and used it about 3 times before I mixed the material around the stitching to the strap beginning to tear. I was quite surprised as I thought I had bought a somewhat premium product and had only tightened the sack to a moderate degree.
When I looked closely I quickly realized the material of the top and bottom caps is far too light and not strong enough to withstand even moderate compression; a design flaw in my opinion. A friend recommended only buying compression sacks where there straps run continuously over the top and bottom (as opposed to a sewn seem at each end).
I went to MEC to look for one but was disappointed that there were none available (the top of the line SeaLine sack were out of stock, possibly due to COVID). The MEC staff were pleasant and helpful and I exchanged the OR sack for a MEC brand Pack Rat Compression.
The seams do not look any more durable then the OR sack so I will be treating this one very carefully. My advice is only buy the OR ultra lightweight if you are only planning to mildly compress (ie loose clothing items), it is no suitable for moderate to heavy compression (I used it for a sleeping bag).
Personally, I will not be buying this product again.
I bought this compression sack to carry a quilt and accompanying straps. I like how it has a separate velcro compartment on the lid to hold small items. The straps come in two different pairs, one pair uses thicker webbing and is connected to snap buckles, the other pair use thinner webbing and are attached to a standard tension lock.
I find the thicker webbing does not pull easily to tighten. Maybe these are meant to be set at a specific length and then fastened using the clip? Otherwise, construction is solid, but these are not as light as other ones that are available.
I mostly wanted to comment to help others with sizing as I struggled with that for picking a compression sack for my sleeping bag. My sleeping bag is the Mountain Hardwear Heratio 15 (Down). I did some googling and the internet recommended a 20L compression sack.
I ordered one from OR and it didn’t make my sleeping bag any smaller than the basic stuff sack the sleeping bag came with. So I exchanged the 20L for the 15L. It is also too large for my sleeping bag but does fit my boyfriends sleeping bag which is a Sierra Designs Wild Bill 20 Reg (synthetic).
I think I’ll now order this bag in a 10L and that should do the trick for my sleeping bag. In terms of quality it seems good and the fabric feels slippery and will likely repel water quite well. I have not used the compression sack yet other than an initial size up.
Hope this helps for choosing a stuff sack for your sleeping bag!.
Allows for the most compact packing of your soft items. Can store upto 30 percent more items after bags are compressed. Great way to separate clean and dirty clothes while on the road. Made from water resistant light weight Tri-Max polyester.
Color: Black/Gray; Uncompressed Size: 20L: 22-3/4 inch x 8-1/2 inch. – Allows for the most compact packing of your soft items – Can store up to 30 percent more items after bags are compressed – Great way to separate clean and dirty clothes while on the road – Made from a water resistant light weight Tri-Max polyester – Color: Black/Gray; Uncompressed Size: 20L: 22-3/4 inch x 8-1/2 inch.
I have a fairly big -15 mummy bag, it was unwealdy, and had no way to attach it to my pack, was always falling off on the portage. Because of this I sometimes took too cold a bag on trips. This solved that very well.
Worked perfectly. It’s coming up to the far North Western Ontario with me, moose hunting canoe trip.
I took the Nelson-Rigg Compression Bags Black/Grey Large on one ride and the carrying strap at one of the bag ripped off. I was disappointed to see the integrity of the bag comprised just by the first use.
Powered by Protx2 antimicrobial treatment, the Pack-It Isolate Compression Cube set was designed for travelers who want to travel light and maximize their packing space. Simply pack these ultra-light compression cubes and use the super-strong compression zipper to compact your items.
These cubes are especially handy for saving space once you transfer dirty clothes into a laundry sac. The Pack-It Isolate Compression Cube Set S/M includes: One Pack-It Isolate Compression Cube S, great for undergarments, t-shirts and smaller clothing One Pack-It Isolate Compression Cube M, great for jeans, leggings and outwear Great for any traveler who loves saving space in their luggage.
Offered in two sizes, this set of Compression Cubes promises not only space-savings, but they also have an antimicrobial treatment to combat odor.
I held out against getting the packing cubes, using ziplock bags instead. These really take packing to a higher level! It is so much easier with the cubes! I group my items by category, roll them and put them into the packing cubes.
Zipping them in compresses the clothes to take up less space. They fit into my suitcase in a fast, organized fashion. I got the light gray, so I can see the clothes through the fabric to find what I want.
I got two of these sets and a Pack It Starter Set in another color to separate clean from dirty clothes. That has given me lots of options, depending where I’m traveling. In short, I wish I had gotten them a long time ago–they are terrific.
Wife & I just got back from a 3-week Europe trip and this thing killed it. Not only did it isolate smells flawlessly, but the neon color really helped in terms of visibility in an otherwise dark backpack.
There were also several times we washed clothes but didn’t have access to a dryer and had to pack sopping wet clothes into this and carry it around for a few hours (I think we used the blue zipper side for wet stuff).
Never once did any moisture get out! Only recommendation for improvement would be to clarify which side is intended for which purpose, maybe with a fabric label on either side. Other than that, couldn’t be happier with this and already looking forward to using it on the next trip :).
Totally missed out on this amazing print: Puffin Pack It Starter Kit as well, as a gift waiting for months for it to show up on the “Shop All Organizer” List. It only shows up if you put in the search “Puffin.
” Only 3 out of 5 puffin print sets show up on “shop all organizer. ” And I can’t find any of the puffin designs at any stores both in person and online, even from the places eagle creek recommends. It would be nice if this print came back in stock and have an updated date since it doesn’t show properly on the website for purchasing for months, and still like that online.
And it says “Back in Stock March 17 2022” but that date has passed for months now. Even emailed about this and got very confusing and inconsistent information and timeframe.
Dryrobe Compression Travel Bag Dryrobe compression travel bag – The ultimate way to compress the warmest change robe in the World into the smallest size to travel. Now you can easily pack your dryrobe for any flight or trip where space is limited.
*Packs to approx 30cm length & 20 cm wide & 8-10 cm high. depending on tightness of straps. (more photos & video to come soon). Simply stuff the Dryrobe in the bag, hood first, roll over & clip the top, undo the valve, squash all of the air out by kneeling on the Dryrobe, (or using a vacuum cleaner), then pull the compression straps tight & re-seal the valve.
Removing the air allows the straps. The bag is not designed to be air tight or submersible, air will slowly re-enter the bag but it will remain extremely compact. This really works! Made from a robust waterproof nylon fabric with sealed seams throughout and a padded shoulder carry strap.
Perfect for travel & packing dryrobe in a larger travel bag to save space. Highly water resistant, *Not submersible.
Really pleased with the dryrobe Compression Travel Bag. Until now, I used all sorts for my dryrobe but it always took up to much space. This bag has definitely reduced the space neeeed for my dryrobe to nearly a third, and I haven’t pulled the straps tightly yet.
The valve works well and is very easy to use. It’s not completely airtight, like a vacuum pack bag, so air does find a way in but the bag innovations (straps, etc) stop the bag from puffing up again.
It’s obviously more expensive than my carrier bag I was using, but its not bad value for money. And it’s made from 100% recycled materials.
Great compression bag! I purchased this bag to compress my older thicker Dry Robe for storage. It does a great job, reducing the height to approx 8 inches absolutely perfect for travelling! Im intending to purchase another one.
The only criticism I have is the price, personally, considering you are promoting the brand (no subtle advertising by dry robe) they could reward customers by reducing the bag price.
I was sceptical at first if I needed this and my scepticism was soon erased. Brilliant bag that serves the purpose intended. It holds the robe adequately and enables you to carry to the beach with ease.
I admit sure the robe would fit in it but it does. It fastens well and reduces down well. It has a valve to remove more air from the bag. It keeps items dry inside and I keep my change mat and robe together.
It’s a little pricey for a dry bag but when you use it and understand it’s quality and construction it makes sense and worthwhile purchase. Well done guys 😊👏👏.
COMPRESSION BAG M Made from a water resistant light weight Tri-Max polyester – Allows for the most compact packing of your soft items – Can store up to 30% more items after bags are compressed – Great way to separate clean and dirty clothes while on the road – Size is uncompressed.
This is a side-compression bag designed to compress and hold soft items in a tube shape – hot dog shape vs. hamburger form (see Waterproof Telecompression Bag). Three compression straps work in concert with EXPED’s FlatValve to simultaneously purge air from the bag and reduce the volume of clothing and sleeping bags.
The elongated shape is ideal for filling the narrow, vertical space in a backpack and when strapping the bag on the pack’s side. The roll-top closure seals out water for all but submersion and factory-taped seams do the same.
A white internal coating creates a bright interior and 70-denier taffeta nylon offers a balance of durability and light weight. A grip-strap on the base serves as a counter-pull when extracting items from the top of the bag.
The FlatValve turns this stuff sack into a sleeping mat inflation device when the EXPED Schnozzel inflation tube is attached.
Not a big review writer. Needed a larger compression sack to store extra gear/gear to share with a subject in the bow of the boat. Most sacks are too small. This one isn’t. The side straps make it possible to compress quite a lot of gear into a small space.
I have two jackets, puffball pants and a set of fleece, top, bottom and socks, hat and gloves. It’s a bonus piece of gear.
I bought a Large for my Nemo luxury jazz sleeping bag. It takes this large sleeping bag down to a manageable size for packing on a motorcycle. What I like about this stuff sack is it compresses radially, where many just compress the length.
Also, being able to evacuate the air is a huge benefit. Without it, the compression would be minimal. Haven’t tested the water resistance, but am happy with the compression ability.
Bought this to upgrade our tent sack and provide compression so we could fit our tent in bike panniers. Works well for what we wanted, the compression straps seem a little skinny and are noisy when you pull on them but seem to work fine.