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J P
(jordo_99) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Sourcing down from this a good idea? on 08/29/2012 09:46:00 MDT Print View

So...I'm thinking about picking up one of these comforters and taking the down out of it to make a top quilt with (or sleeping bag...still not sure which route I want to go):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1200-Thread-Count-Siberian-Goose-Down-Comforter-100-Egyptian-Cotton-750FP-50oz-/221100646571?pt=US_Comforters_Sets&var=&hash=item337aa020ab

$130 shipped for 50oz of 750FP down...Is $2.60/oz a good deal for 750FP "Siberian Goose" down?


*** cross-posting to MYOG...meant for this to be posted there and I can't delete this.

Edited by jordo_99 on 08/29/2012 09:47:11 MDT.

brian H
(B14) - M

Locale: Siskiyou Mtns
Re: Sourcing down from this a good idea? on 08/29/2012 10:15:36 MDT Print View

I would concur.

Edited by B14 on 08/29/2012 10:16:47 MDT.

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - M

Locale: Southeast
Re: Sourcing down from this a good idea? on 08/29/2012 10:47:22 MDT Print View

Not sure about the quality of that down, but a lot of folks have purchased the pillows at the link below with good results. You can usually get them for $2-$3 per ounce. I think there is something like 26oz in a King/soft pillow. Google can help you find the quantity per pillow if interested.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MY-LUXE-Soft-Medium-White-King-Goose-Down-Pillow-/350591684447?pt=US_Pillows&hash=item51a0e48f5f

Ryan

Edited by ViolentGreen on 08/29/2012 10:47:59 MDT.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Sourcing down from this a good idea? on 08/29/2012 13:17:56 MDT Print View

It's cheaper to buy down from Feathertex.

Nick G
(HermesUL) - F
Just an FYI on 08/29/2012 18:16:15 MDT Print View

Doesn't mean it's necessarily bad down, but there's no such thing as "Siberian" goose down. Geese do not and cannot live in Siberia. That's a branding thing--but I don't know enough about down to be able to tell about the price.

Brandon Guy
(brucky) - F

Locale: Central Cal
Re: Re: Sourcing down from this a good idea? on 08/29/2012 22:42:05 MDT Print View

Any idea what fill power you get from the Feathertex 100% down?

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Re: Re: Sourcing down from this a good idea? on 08/29/2012 22:47:34 MDT Print View

A guy on Wintertrekking.com said it was better than 700 fp. I wish I knew myself, but they were out of stock the last time I needed down.