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Stuff sacs

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 jonny taylor 08 Jun 2021

It's a trivial little thing, but does anyone know a good source for small stuff sacs? NOT compression sacks, but a minimal thing you might squeeze e.g. a summer waterproof into? Browsing a few of the usual sites, nothing seemed to be coming up.

Post edited at 10:37
 Sans-Plan 08 Jun 2021
In reply to jonny taylor:

This sort of thing ?

https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/Dry-Bags.html

I have a few sets of these and they are good VFM, use them for exactly what you describe

 Pedro50 08 Jun 2021
In reply to jonny taylor:

Eagle Creek are pretty good.

Actually they seem to have abandoned the humble stuff sack in favour of cubes etc.

Post edited at 11:07
 Harry Jarvis 08 Jun 2021
In reply to jonny taylor:

This any good?

https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/equipment-c3/stuffsacks-drybags-c29/stuffsacks-c176/stuff-sack-set-3pk-p5309

apologies - I've just noticed they're out of stock

Post edited at 10:57
In reply to jonny taylor:

I've always got these from alpkit in the past, think you can only buy sets though.

 Doug 08 Jun 2021
In reply to jonny taylor:

Do you have access to a sewing machine ? stuffsacs are about the simplest bit of gear to make - see eg https://www.profabrics.co.uk/ for fabrics, etc

 jonny taylor 08 Jun 2021
In reply to Harry Jarvis:

Ah thanks, those sea to summit ones are exactly what I was thinking of. I was browsing that site last night but somehow missed those. 

Drybags: I have a number of those, but was looking for something much lighter in this case.

Sewing machine: sadly not. This isn't the first time I've felt a twinge of shame for not being able to do/make something straightforward for myself!

In reply to jonny taylor:

As mentioned above, a good dry bag will allow you a fair amount of compression.

https://www.seatosummit.co.uk/products/storage-sacks/event-compression-dry-sack/

 Sans-Plan 08 Jun 2021
In reply to jonny taylor:

Ok, I linked to the drybag type as wasn't sure, Alpkit used to make some but seem to have stopped now, there is Aiguille but they are not cheap...

https://www.aiguillealpine.co.uk/product/snowsled-polar/snowsledpolar-accessories/stuffsacks/

Also plenty of options on Amazon if you do Amazon.

 random_watcher 08 Jun 2021
In reply to jonny taylor:

Well if you like orange Sainsbury's does a bag for 10p and when tatty you can swap it for another in store. Tesco similar but mainly white. Coop do a much thinner compostable one now in a green colour, gradually replacing their translucent clear ones,  but it's thin and very fragile,10p also

The above is *not* facetious post, the simple carrier bag is often overlooked, this is another way to re-use. Reduce > reuse > recycle (in that order). Fun tips: a Sainsburys' bag is just the the correct size to loose flake a 60m rope into even just managing a 10.5mm semi-static @60m (which takes little more space than a supple dynamic) and you can belay straight out of the bag smooth running rope every time (tie knot in end before flaking into bag!). Shove the whole thing into a rucksack as needed. If you tie the first end to a handle before loose flaking the rope in you can lob the bag off a crag like an "alpine bomb" (tie the other end to your anchors first or say goodbye to it) and it pays out neatly as it falls + the bag is tied to the end so you don't lose it/litter

They are also *not* breathable which is an advantage over the linked stuffsacks depending on use-case... like a waterproof used on a rainy day

Post edited at 12:51
In reply to CantClimbTom:

I'd go for Wilko rubble sacks.

[edit: but your rope bag argument makes sense]

Post edited at 12:56
 PaulJepson 08 Jun 2021
In reply to dread-i:

These are really worthwhile. The event panel allows them to squish up totally and yet the bag remains water-tight. If you're chucking something at the bottom of your bag and don't want the 'bowling ball' effect of dry bags, I'd highly recommend. 

 BigBrother 12 Jun 2021
In reply to jonny taylor:

Supermarkets are selling net bags with a drawcord for putting fruit and veg into instead of single use plastic. I bought a pack of three from Asda for IIRC 1 pound. They are smaller but I saw some in Aldi that were slightly bigger. Add a toggle if you want.

 Pedro50 12 Jun 2021
In reply to BigBrother:

Good call. Aldi 34x30cm 50p I think and because it's net you can see what's inside. Weight 8g.

 waitout 12 Jun 2021
In reply to BigBrother:

> Supermarkets are selling net bags with a drawcord for putting fruit and veg into instead of single use plastic. I bought a pack of three from Asda for IIRC 1 pound. They are smaller but I saw some in Aldi that were slightly bigger. Add a toggle if you want.

These. Some fruit markets have ones at about 8L size.


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