cheaper goose/duck down sleeping bags from china

6:47 a.m. on November 10, 2015 (EST)
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oki ppl so it goes :

-(1.)-dk=1500g--56$+14transp=74$ aprox

-(2.)-gs=1200g--75$$+27$transp-11%if-buy-two=89$ (aprox.)

(3.)-dk=1500g--88$+free-ship

so: 1500g vs 1500g vs 1200g (74 vs 88 vs 89)

do you think it worth goose vs duck ??? (its 25% more duck...)

(1.)----------------------------

Size:190*78cm
Materials:100% terylene water repellent
Lining: 100% terylene
Filling:duck down 1500g
Temperature Scale:-25 centigrade—0 centigrade
Weight:2200g
Compression Bag:40*22cm
Colour:red+white

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(2.)

Specification: M: 210*80cm
Fabric: 320T waterproof tear- proof nylon plaid cashmere
Lining: 320T pongee
Filling: 95% white goose ( bulkiness 750 + ) )
Filling quantity : Reference temperature scale:
1200g filling, G.w:1900g -27C~-17C~-7C

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(3.)

Size:210x80cm
100% nylon (320T ripstop nylon plaid waterproof feathers)
100% polyester 280T pongee superfine)
duck down 90%
1500g duck down filling  total weight:around 2.3 kg price :$88.88 free shipping

oki so I dint click too much on allexpress (is kind of confusing this sites), but I thimck these are the most appealing offers. Now you might say something about material used nylon-poly etcand mabe find better offers...

(the fill is 90%-95% even 100% duck I "halucinated" once on one offer dunno where exactly)

I cannot put links but you can find them at a site with name that begins like the 40 thiefs and ends like the Orient train

oki what do you think ppl ? worth it? (I cannot sustain occidental prices really...)

THX!

10:29 a.m. on November 10, 2015 (EST)
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Duck down was popular for a long time. Even chopped chicken feathers. Give me natural materials every time. I still have an old pair of REI sleeping bags from about 1970 that are half duck down.

1:32 p.m. on November 10, 2015 (EST)
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Duck down is fine. It's cheaper because it isn't perceived to be as "good" as goose, but if it truly is the same fill power and loft then gram for gram it should provide just as much warmth.

With that in mind, you can't compare the 3 items you reference, at least not with the info you provided, because the amount of warmth you get from a gram of down is further dependent on the fill power. I think you are saying that item #2 is fill power of 750+ but even if true that lighter weight could provide equal or even greater warmth compared to #1 and #3 if their fill powers are lower. Item #3 lists at 90% down while #2 lists at 95% down, that right there tells you they have different fill powers.

3:02 p.m. on November 10, 2015 (EST)
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A number of years ago, the US Army research group at Natick, MA, experimented with a number of different fills for sleeping bags. One of their findings was that chicken feathers were right at the top as far as warmth per weight. The problem, though, was that when wet, chicken feathers have an overwhelming and unpleasant aroma.

Eider down, from eider ducks, is still considered the best fill for quilts, sleeping bags and parkas. However, it is extremely expensive. An eider quilt can easily run in the $4000 range, probably a bit pricey for the hammock crowd.

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