Originally Posted by the_dude
hopefully this doesn't hijack your thread too badly - how do you guys store your pacos - loosely folded in half or rolled? i've got mine rolled and have had for most of the time we've owned them. does this affect the life of the foam by keeping it compressed 90% of the time?
When I worked at REI, we were told that to prolong the life of Thermarests, they should be stored inflated. All of our pads, Thermarest, Paco, and Maravia are all store flat in the inflated state.
Like wise, all of our sleeping bags are stored out of the stuff sack and hanging from a hook. Do not store them in a compressed state. Most bags come with a storage bag which is much larger than the stuff sack and you will be ok to store them loosely in the bag.