Hi, you bring up a great question! Sleeping bags arrive to us bundled into rolls for space savings, however they are not compressed tightly, this is because long term compression can damage the down and compromise the loftiness of your bag. Additionally, here at OMC we store our sleeping bags in a temperature and humidity regulated room. All these measures ensure that you receive a fluffy, warm sleeping bag.
A high quality down fill bag can be a big investment, however with proper care and the occasional washing it can last 10+ years. The Phantom 32, like all high quality sleeping bags, includes a large mesh storage sack so that between trips you can store your bag uncompressed.