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Han Ngiam
(hanngiam) - F
Cheap"er" source of 800 fp Goose Down for MYOG'er on 04/30/2010 05:19:31 MDT Print View

I figured I'll share this here for those that make their own gear. According to the description the fill weight of the pillow is 23 oz at a cost of $80. So the cost per oz is about $3.47 or cheaper with bing cashback.

http://cgi.ebay.com/COLLECTION-59-Luxe-Standard-Goose-Down-M-F-Pillow-/390126153372?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Pillows&hash=item5ad554ae9c

Frank Steele
(knarfster) - F

Locale: Arizona
Testing? on 04/30/2010 10:23:26 MDT Print View

Once you have some goose down, how do you confirm the power rating? I am skeptical about any claims on eBay.

Han Ngiam
(hanngiam) - F
Re: Testing? on 04/30/2010 11:27:02 MDT Print View

According to Wikipedia the higher quality down takes less quantity to achieve the same loft of a lower quality down. I guess some testing could be done to verify if it is the quality as stated. Though from Bloomingdale's website it states "Bloomingdale's "My Luxe" Pillows
The Luxe is our finest down filled pillow. Features 370 thread count batiste cover with 800 fill power European White Goose Down."

wyatt warthen
(warthen) - F
Re: Cheap"er" source of 800 fp Goose Down for MYOG'er on 04/30/2010 12:15:38 MDT Print View

Is there a regular on-line supplier of goose down or a vendor that will load a sleeping bag that I build?

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Testing? on 04/30/2010 12:26:23 MDT Print View

Frank, I can't help you completely. However, many years ago I was in the cutting room at Western Mountaineering. They had a down loft device. It was a clear plastic cylinder that was full of down, and it had cubic inches of volume lines marked on the sides. There was a round cap on the top end, so one ounce of down would be placed into this, and it would expand to push the round cap upward in the cylinder to some mark. Back then, 600 or 650 FP was a big achievement.

--B.G.--

Jacob Smith
(Wrongturn) - MLife

Locale: The Soda
ThePerfectTrees on 04/30/2010 13:13:23 MDT Print View

I've done alot of business with stormcrow. He has 800 fill down on sale right now for 6.50 an ounce with free shipping to the Continental US.

http://theperfecttrees.com/products.html#down

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: Re: Cheap"er" source of 800 fp Goose Down for MYOG'er on 04/30/2010 13:14:26 MDT Print View

Wyatt,

Send me a PM.

- Ben

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
800fp on 04/30/2010 16:02:29 MDT Print View

I'm skeptical about the down quality, but who knows...

Edited by dandydan on 04/30/2010 16:06:00 MDT.

z jack
(zoharj) - F
Downbythepound on 12/10/2011 23:05:27 MST Print View

Check out downbythepound.com. You can buy bulk goose down for $5.50 per oz. Its 800+ fill power and IDFL certified. It is by far the cheapest source on the net

Disclaimer: downbythepound.com is my company

Edited by zoharj on 02/20/2012 16:40:47 MST.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Downbythepound on 12/10/2011 23:10:16 MST Print View

What is your affiliation with that company?

--B.G.--