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    Kindly curmudgeon W7lej1's Avatar
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    "Stuff sack" for self-inflating mattress?

    OK, I'll try this here. Prep'ing for travel to THE Rally in Great Falls, I discovered that my decent self-inflating mattress seems to have strayed in our recent move, so I went and bought a less expensive one (in hopes that my first will later re-appear in a box I haven't yet opened.) New, cheaper model, I just noted didn't come with a stuff sack. So I've been looking online for a standalone sack.

    I'm not above wrapping the thing in a plastic trash bag and bungee-ing the whole affair onto the back of my bike - so styling! But before resorting to that I started looking online. I need a bag 28 inches deep and about 6 or 7 inches in diameter. There are about a bazillion stuff bags but I can't find anything with similar dimensions. Anyone out there have something close that you can reference make and model for me? TIA!

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    REI is a great source for all things camping.
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    Agreed REI is a good source. Go hunt around in any outdoor store close to you to try to find one that fits.
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    For something quick, local, and possibly temporary, I'd consider Walmart. With a wastebasket liner if waterproofness is questionable.

    I can roll my Thermarest up with my Big Agnes sleeping bag and get them both in the one stuff sack that came with the sleeping bag.
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    I do the same...I have a waterproof bag that allows me to roll up the Thermarest, then stuff my Big Agnes sleeping bag in the middle.
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    Thanks, All!

    I sort of expected that a shopping trip would be in order, I was just thinking maybe I could save a couple of stops!

    I'm an REI member and they are generally my go-to for such items. I've been looking on the website, and didn't see anything with dimensions near what I need. I'll go later today and ask in person.

    Walmart is also a good suggestion, thanks!

    And there are at least two more stores in the immediate area that I can canvass.

    If anyone is coming to Great Falls, safe travels and maybe we will see each other there!

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    Check out the bag that comes with an inexpensive camping chair like they sell at Walmart, Dollar General, etc. Then use the bag and leave the chair at home.
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    The REI site is pretty poor for stuff sacks - in person is definitely the way to go there - but these are also often available at military surplus stores. And they'd probably be cheaper than anything REI has.

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