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Q&A How does the R-value of goose down compare to cattail down?

I know that goose down is warmer than cattail down. But what are the R-values of each? How much warmer is the same weight/volume of goose down compared to cattail down? Is cattail down better than ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Dugan ‭

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Q&A Will a down sleeping bag recover 100% after being squeezed if it's not for a long time?

It is well known that a down sleeping bag should be stored as open as possible when not in use, but that can be squeezed and compressed to a very small fraction of its size when necessary (that fea...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Dakatine‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is an old but new down sleeping bag as good as a recent and new one?

I recently purchased a new western mountaineering sleeping bag (Puma MF) from Moosejaw. Long story short, I found that the bag was manufactured more than 4 years ago, in 2014, the price tags have f...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Kun‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Down is escaping my jacket, especially over a wool sweater

I recently bought a down jacket and noticed that some down is leaking, especially if I am wearing a wool sweater underneath. Everytime I wear my jacket with my (dark, which makes the down very vis...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by dowool‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is water resistant down and how is it made?

Water resistant down has interesting properties which make it appealing for outdoor applications. However, it is not widely available and seems to be only offered in certain fill powers. How is th...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by ppl‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it possible to partially change color of down jacket?

I own several down jackets but my favorite and warmest doesn't have the best colors. It's black which is great but shoulder area is orange. It's an LL Bean jacket. Is it possible I can dye and ch...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by zar‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Quality of duck vs goose down

While searching for a sleeping bag I was told that goose down is clearly superior to duck down in terms of quality. I guess that means e.g. the fill power (measured in cuin). What exactly are the d...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Wills‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A V-chamber vs trapezoid construction

I am searching for a down sleeping bag and found two alternatives. They are from one manufacturer so data should be comparable. bag ("A"): T_limit = -13°C weight = 1000g filled with 600g of 85...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Wills‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What can be done to restore a Down Sleeping Bag after compressed storage?

I, unfortunately, am in the situation where my down sleeping bag has been stored in a compressed state for approximately 11 months (it was bought and used once before this). I have read in many pl...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by SadHiker‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Down feather species, which is best?

I've seen several down jackets stating what species of down the jacket is filled with, i.e. Duck, Goose, etc. What are the differences between the various species' down and which is best?

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Old Down Sleeping Bag performance

I hear that because down feathers are so delicate, a down sleeping bag that has gotten a ton of use or rough use has significantly less insulating performance -- the feathers are broken down into b...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by themirror‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Numbers on down jackets

I'm looking for a down jacket. They all seem to come with numbers but I'm not sure what they mean. For example : 90/10 Down Fill Power 700 What do they mean?

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Shall I buy a Large size shell if I am wearing Medium size Down Jacket?

So that I can have some spaces to wear Down or Fleece inside the jacket? Normally Large size shell is too large for me, or I should buy the same size so as fit as possible?

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Ryan‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is Arc'Teryx Technical down?

Today I received an e-mail from Arc'Teryx stating that Fall 2013 ushers in the arrival of technical DOWN and NEW GORE-TEX® Pro technology. What is technical down? I assume it is some sort of ...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by ppl‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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