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J P
(jordo_99) - M

Locale: Midwest
Question: Inner Shell fabric for down quilt? on 01/15/2013 08:59:43 MST Print View

I don't like the plasticy feel of the 1.1oz ripstop (DWR) I planned to use for an inner shell. Now I'm looking at nobul1 (AKA 8D or EightD) and M90T.

My decision is stalled because I've heard that 8D had some issues with leaking down and the M90 will cost more...I could go either way at this point. I'm also considering Impetus 1.0 but I haven't heard as much about it. Pertex is possible too but I don't it as a contender.

Cost plays a minor role but the differences aren't very dramatic at 4 yards shipped: Nobul1 $36, Impetus $40 and M90T is $47.

So, Impetus, Nobul1 or M90T for an inner shell?

EDIT: decided to just go with Nobul1...will post results.

Edited by jordo_99 on 01/15/2013 19:06:32 MST.

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Question: Inner Shell fabric for down quilt? on 01/20/2013 09:47:55 MST Print View

Downproofness is always relative to the grade of down you use. 900 cu. in. down contains fewer quills than lower volume grades. 800 has fewer than 700, and so on. Uberlight fabric that works fine for 900 will look like a mangey hedgehog if used to contain 700 cu. in. down.