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Is my sleeping bag shot

9:40 p.m. on May 6, 2013 (EDT)
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So, 
I have a sierra designs wild bill 35 (Synthetic) I picked up in 04-05. 
Well, I dated a cave dweller for a while. Didnt get to use the bag much and life presented its various challenges. Long story short.. it was packed away in its stuff sack for about 3 years -_-. 

Now that life has actually taken a turn for the better I'm getting geared back up and need to decide what to do with this bag. 

Thanks

-j

4:45 a.m. on May 7, 2013 (EDT)
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Well it probably ain't what it used to be.  Do not store your new bag all compressed in a sack!

Ed

7:53 a.m. on May 7, 2013 (EDT)
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Only way to know for sure is to test it and see, but there is a high probability it will not be as warm as it used to be.

8:15 a.m. on May 7, 2013 (EDT)
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Ya, 
I stuffed it to move, had a kid, and completely forgot about it....:(

Its pretty flat. 
Next bag will be down. And probably WAY overrated for temps. 

Looking at kelty light year 0 degree. May be overkill though. Specially come summer time..

Also looking at sierra designs ridge runner 15. 

Both around the 150 mark. I'd really like to see them both compressed. 

10:34 a.m. on May 7, 2013 (EDT)
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Maggot,

Try it out in the backyard a few times after washing it and drying it with some tennis shoes.  Don't throw it away.  It can still be used for warm weather or in combination with a new bag if that's what you decide to do.

11:29 a.m. on May 7, 2013 (EDT)
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As mentioned, wash it and dry it on delicate mode and it should get some loft back.  I have washed and dried my old synthetic bag a couple times and it works well.  Good luck!

8:24 p.m. on May 7, 2013 (EDT)
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you definitely don't want to store it in it's stuff sack! give it a wash or two and see if it's loft comes back. if not, good excuse to buy a new one!

9:41 p.m. on May 7, 2013 (EDT)
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thanks guys. 
It's been around, But hopefully some tennis balls will fluff it up :D
I can't believe I left it in the sack, but with a shitty move and a new baby.. life took over -_- 


If I can make it till fall with it I'll be a happy camper. I can get some other new things. Really need a new sleeping pad. My old one got extra destroyed. And some new cooking stuff. Really liking the stainless ketalist. 

9:55 p.m. on May 7, 2013 (EDT)
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Phantom,

   Wash it! Dry it! Then do not stuff it until it is ready to go hiking. You will notice a huge difference.

 

11:17 p.m. on May 7, 2013 (EDT)
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I'm with PPine. Don't worry about it, save it for summer, get another bag. I did the same thing with a Cat's Meow-a little worse for the wear, but still works fine in warmer weather. Mine is about 25 years old. If you decide you don't want it, give it to a homeless shelter, someone will appreciate it.

12:20 a.m. on May 8, 2013 (EDT)
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O, I wont toss it. I was more worried about how much temp range I lost. 
I knew not to store it in the stuff sack, I just forgot -_-. It was usually hung in my closet or folded once and put under the bed. 

8:17 a.m. on May 9, 2013 (EDT)
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I bought a Ridge Runner 15 this winter. Used it for 10 nights in temps between 20F-32F. It's a good bag, a bit heavy for down, but at $139 (sale price), I couldn't pass it up.

11:55 p.m. on May 10, 2013 (EDT)
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So I think im gonna buy a pad 
Get a synmat7. I can get one for about 105 right now locally. that should bring the temps and comfort up in my flat bag lol. 

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