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J P
(jordo_99) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Possible source for down? on 08/29/2012 09:53:14 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?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Possible source for down? on 08/29/2012 10:01:43 MDT Print View

If you're going to the trouble of making something, maybe you're better off getting 850 or 900 FP.

With 750, you lose some of the advantage of using down compared to synthetic.

David Miles
(davidmiles) - F

Locale: Eastern Sierra
Re: Possible source for down? on 08/30/2012 19:35:08 MDT Print View

Jordan,
Thanks for the link. I would probably get the highest fill if I was going to make something (I'm not).

However, my wife had me order one for our Cal King :)

Chad Root
(rootc) - F
Looks like a good deal on 09/04/2012 10:35:06 MDT Print View

750+ fill power is decent especially at that price... Hopefully it isn't 10 ounces of 750 FP down mixed with 40 ounces of feathers. If it sounds to good to be true then it probably is.

David Miles
(davidmiles) - F

Locale: Eastern Sierra
Re: Looks like a good deal on 09/05/2012 22:33:56 MDT Print View

I have some very bright flashlights. I can shine it through the quilt and it looks like all down.
800 lumens can also see through my fingers :)

J P
(jordo_99) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Thanks David...one more questions if you don't mind on 09/05/2012 23:35:37 MDT Print View

Thanks for getting back to us david...fill power aside, does it seem like there's a good amount of down and it could be worth picking up for making some quilts?

I'm mostly interested in having some lower/mid quality down for prototypes and if this has the full 50oz it says it does then it should be a great deal.

Edited by jordo_99 on 09/05/2012 23:41:21 MDT.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Possible source for down? on 09/05/2012 23:55:22 MDT Print View

Feathertex.com has goose down for $39 a pound. I believe they have a 2 pound minimum order. $2.44 an ounce. From myog threads, it seems to be better than 700 fp, probably 750 fp or very slightly better.