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Edward Barton
(edwardalbarton) - F
hydrophobic down on 05/03/2012 21:28:44 MDT Print View

Hey all,

I contacted the folks at Down-tek.com about their new hydrophobic, nanotech treated, supposedly environmentally friendly down, and they are selling 10-13 lb bags of 800 and 850 fill to anyone with a business license. I'd be interested in trying it out, perhaps having my montbell bag refilled with the stuff, if someone wanted to do a group buy, or if someone in the cottage industry wanted to start offering it in their bags etc. It is the same down that will start appearing in a Brooks Range jacket later this year, and MH and other companies are coming out with stuff as well. MEC has started offering a DWR down treatment with some bags, and Sierra Designs has a proprietary treatment too. They are only offering 600 fill bags as a preliminary step so far. The prices for Downtek seem reasonable to me, but they asked that I not publish them on a forum. Of course 10 lbs is a lot, so a cottage industry type would be the ideal candidate. I may contact some directly, or PM me for details. Cheers, Ed

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: hydrophobic down on 05/04/2012 09:39:50 MDT Print View

Your post got me excited as I was not expecting it available by the bag until fall. I use them for all my down needs and contacted them for a quote. I'm not sure who you talked to but I was told it wasn't currently available. Once it come to the US rest assured we will have it and test it for use in some of our bags.

-Tim

Edward Barton
(edwardalbarton) - F
Re: Re: hydrophobic down on 05/04/2012 11:02:46 MDT Print View

Great Tim, Yeah I just heard back as well. It's a bit confusing because it says 'available for immediate shipment' on their site, but they said via email that it won't be available until the fall. I guess I'll just be in touch when and if you get some then. Looking forward! E

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Re: hydrophobic down on 05/04/2012 11:37:14 MDT Print View

it is available now for order from Asia via large bulk order but not the 10# bag I'd like to get. Just a few more months than they'll have it in the states for us little guys.

-Tim