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Old 06-12-2011, 09:41 AM   #2
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On my last trip, the night times temps dropped to around 25 F.
I brought my carefully stored down winter bag and was more than toasty warm.
My son and my nephew both have the exact same 20 F rated synthetic bags.
My son stores his bag loose and open, my nephew stores his bag in his compression stuff sack. When these guys unfurled their bags, there was quite a difference in the lofted shape, and, more importantly, my son was warm enough while my nephew was uncomfortably cold both nights.
It seems to me it does make a difference...BTW, my bags are stored open and my self inflating pads are also stored open.
But, somehow, I don't treat my boats with the same sort of respect. Those get put away wet, dirty and damaged, usually.
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