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Water Resistant Down
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Jeff Gerke

Locale: Utah
Water Resistant Down on 07/11/2014 07:45:27 MDT Print View

Now that there have been various water resistant downs available for awhile is there any info out there about how effective it is and how long treated down lasts? I'm looking into getting down bag for winter camping and am trying to decide if I want to get one with treated down.

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: Water Resistant Down on 07/11/2014 10:57:00 MDT Print View

Not much out there still in terms of actual testing as far as I know. All just anecdotal accounts and not many of those really. As far as longevity I don't think we will know that for several years. The only ones really weighing in are manufacturers and down producers, and they have a vested interest of course.


Michael Gillenwater
(mwgillenwater) - M

Locale: Seattle area
Re: Re: Water Resistant Down on 07/11/2014 17:26:25 MDT Print View

Patagonia made a big deal of its Encapsil treatment, which I understand to be a distinct (and better?) technology than all the other down treatments. But now I don't see any products or any new info on it. There must be a story here about why the silence.