I purchased my Dark Star in December of 2012 and it was packaged in a larger (16" X 32") nylon net storage sack produced by the North Face. The bag was rolled but not compressed with-in this larger storage sack. When I removed it, it showed no signs of compression and immediately rebounded to its full size and shape. North Face has done a first rate job in packaging this bag for storage. Hope this information helps.
Kenneth C Chris,
Thank you very much for your very clear and helpful answer! Sincerely, Ken Carter