I just bought a new synthetic long rectangular sleeping bag. Hindsight being 20/20, I probably should have gone with a regular size but I am a little over 6' 1" and wanted to be able to get the bag over my head on cold night. But I think I may have still been able to do it with a regular bag.
Also maybe I should have gone with a mummy but I didn't think I would like no being able to move around.
Anyhow, I am having a devil of a time stuffing the supplied stuff sack. I can get all but a very small piece of the bag stuffed in.
I thought an easier way might be a compression sack. But I was reading on a backpackers forum where some people just put the bag in a garbage bag, place it in their pack and stuff things on top. The theory is it takes up all the nooks and crannies.
Has anyone used this method for panniers? If so, how did it work out?
If I go with a sack, should I switch to a compression sack or just not worry about it? Actually I have yet to pack everything with the bag to see how it would fit so maybe I am worried about nothing. But it is still nice to have the extra room if I can get it.