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Victor Lin
(babybunny) - F
Where do you get good quality 650-800 FP down? on 02/19/2013 14:48:41 MST Print View

I'm really curious. Anywhere from the amount in a single sleeping bag to ~10lb.

Thanks!

And E
(LunchANDYnner) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Thru Hiker on 02/19/2013 15:21:21 MST Print View

Thru-hiker among other places. around $30 per 3 oz of 900 FP down.

Zachary SCOTT
(Zach)
Wilderness Logics on 02/19/2013 16:09:32 MST Print View

Wilderness Logics has 850+ down fill for 6.75 an ounce. I was impressed with the quality.

Christopher *
(cfrey.0) - M

Locale: US East Coast
Feather Industries on 02/20/2013 00:03:03 MST Print View

I have read here on BPL that these guys are good with fair pricing and good selection.

Unfortunately I have been unable to get an e-mail response from them. 3 politely worded e-mails over the past 2 months asking for current prices have gone without response. Hmmmmm. Maybe someone else will have better luck.

They do list their telephone number on their web-site, although I have not yet called.

http://www.featherind.com

Edited by cfrey.0 on 02/20/2013 14:25:07 MST.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Feather Industries on 02/20/2013 13:32:09 MST Print View

"Unfortunately I have been unable to get a response from them. 3 politely worded e-mails over the past 2 months asking for current prices have gone without response."

I guess that you could say that their site is down.

--B.G.--

Christopher *
(cfrey.0) - M

Locale: US East Coast
Bob is correct on 02/20/2013 14:23:52 MST Print View

In all fairness, I have not tried calling them.

E-mail, texting and electronic whiz-bangs are not always the best manner of establishing communication.

I will edit my original reply to indicate such.

James Klein
(jnklein21) - M

Locale: Southeast
Re: Bob is correct on 02/20/2013 14:36:47 MST Print View

haha, I think bob is make a play on "down"

Christopher *
(cfrey.0) - M

Locale: US East Coast
Bob is smart on 02/20/2013 14:46:06 MST Print View

How did I miss that?

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
You gotta be quick... on 02/20/2013 16:01:03 MST Print View

...if you want spar with big dogs like BG and the Idster.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: You gotta be quick... on 02/20/2013 16:07:30 MST Print View

You need to wait until the price of down is down.

--B.G.--

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: You gotta be quick... on 02/20/2013 16:10:17 MST Print View

"...if you want spar with big dogs like BG and the Idster."

If you want to run with the big dogs, you have to learn to lift your leg pretty high.

--B.G.--

Christopher *
(cfrey.0) - M

Locale: US East Coast
Re: You gotta be quick... on 02/20/2013 16:17:21 MST Print View

Yes, it's true. That went right over my head. Fortunately I don't get my feathers ruffled easily. I just hope my reputation on BPL doesn't go down the tubes.

... and he's back.

Edited by cfrey.0 on 02/20/2013 16:30:14 MST.

Daniel Russell
(Superfluous_Grizzly)

Locale: Creation
Re: Re: You gotta be quick... on 02/20/2013 17:51:15 MST Print View

"I just hope my reputation on BPL doesn't go down the tubes."

Baffles.... down the baffles! I get it! :D

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Re: You gotta be quick... on 02/20/2013 21:19:59 MST Print View

Does DIY gear supply still have 850?

-Tim

Christopher *
(cfrey.0) - M

Locale: US East Coast
Focus. Focus. on 02/20/2013 23:37:26 MST Print View

Nice segue Tim.

I actually heard back from Feather Industries this evening. Here is the low-down. (Argh ... Sorry Tim.)

850cu" 90% net white goose (Canadian) = 5.30CAN$ per ounce
600cu" 75% net white goose (China) = 3.06CAN$ per ounce

MOQ and all that is on their site. If OP or anyone wants the full current price & FP sheet just PM me.

Edited by cfrey.0 on 02/21/2013 07:45:47 MST.

Brandon Guy
(brucky) - F

Locale: Central Cal
Feathertex on 02/23/2013 21:32:46 MST Print View

Feathertex. They don't list fill power but I've heard it's probably in the 700's. $39/lb

Zachary SCOTT
(Zach)
Feathertex on 02/24/2013 17:35:00 MST Print View

I contacted Feathertex about 3 weeks ago and was told the following:

"Our goose down is currently out of stock and it does not look like we will be having much, our suppliers are mostly selling us duck."

" Our goose down is 650 and duck down is 550"

"Zach after checking inventory in the shop it appears both the goose and duck down are out of stock."

That was as of January 28, 2013 so it seems like it is kind of hit and miss with these guys. However, the responses I got were very quick.

Matthew Helmuth
(matthewhelmuth) - F

Locale: Cascade Siskiyou National Monument
Re: Focus. Focus. on 02/26/2013 15:36:13 MST Print View

I wrangled with Featherind a while back re: getting some down. It was a tossup for me between Downlite and Featherind. At the time Downlite was selling 800 for $80/lb (this was in late July 2012), and I still thought I might get it cheaper at Featherind.
Turns out shipping from Featherind is a beast. If I remember correctly, after shipping their price/lb. is about the same (maybe *slightly* less) than Thru-hiker.
If you want specifics I can dredge up the old email from them, and let you know about shipping. But I'd ask that question before getting too far with them.
After that fiasco, I went back to Downlite only to find that they had bumped their price/lb by 50%, citing a clerical error in their previous listing as the cause for the spontaneous increase.
I think prices are about even across the board as far as price/lb. of a given fill power, at least as far as I found, between Downlite, Thru-Hiker, Wilderness Logics, FeatherInd, etc.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Where do you get good quality 650-800 FP down? on 02/26/2013 15:46:04 MST Print View

Bloomingdales "My Luxe" down pillows. I have built in radar for them at a garage sale or thrift store. $460 for a soft king size! Some day....

http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/bloomingdales-my-luxe-soft-king-pillow?ID=95780