A stuff sack is a type of drawstring bag, usually used for storing camping items. Stuff sacks are commonly used for the storage of sleeping bags, which are otherwise bulky and difficult to manage. Stuff sacks may also be used as general containers to collect many small items together.
The compression sack is a special type of stuff sack, designed particularly for the storage of sleeping bags in internal-frame backpacks. It is equipped with a cloth lid that is attached to the opposite (sealed) end of the sack by adjustable straps. When the straps are forcibly shortened, the sack and its contents are reduced in size.