ALPS Mountaineering Cyclone Stuff Sacks
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $15 online
Great product for certain situations.
I use one of these to hold my tent with sleeping pad wrapped around it. Makes a secure protected package. Also use one on sleeping bags when backpacking with an external frame. The longer shape is great for strapping to the outside of the pack.
Price Paid: $5 each
Great compression sacks, with compression straps for length and diameter. High quality reinforced stitching, hefty buckles...all top notch. Shown here (at right, bottom of my pack-notice the Alps logo). Reduced my -5 degree back to a smallish tube size...easy to pack.
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The large ALPS Mountaineering Cyclone compression sack compresses both diameter and length to make your gear more compact in your pack. Cylindrical sack is well-suited to being strapped on the outside of a pack yet also fits nicely inside your pack. Constructed of tough ripstop nylon fabric with strong 3/4" webbing straps; bottom handle for easy carrying. 3 straps wrap around the circumference of the sack to reduce the diameter; 1 strap runs lengthwise to shorten the sack. Special buy.
Compression sacks save pack space, but their spherical shapes often make them nearly impossible to pack. Alps Mountaineering cures this annoying problem with the Cyclone Compression Sack. Wraparound straps compress the Cylcone into a long, skinny, and easily packable shape-more like a cylinder than a bulky nylon bowling ball.
- Backcountry Outlet