2 layers of insulation

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2 layers of insulation

Postby zelph » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:09 pm

I recently saw at a thrift store a comforter made of Down and Feathers.
It was a double layered set-up. 75% feathers on the top layer and the lower section(next to body) was the 100% down layer. It had a lable that said Pacific Nortwest Feather Company, Seatle Washington.
I thought it was a pretty thrify way to go to an exceptable DIY down bag.
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Re: 2 layers of insulation

Postby realityguy » Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:58 pm

Sorry..we up here don't like the pokey feathers..we send those out of state! :mrgreen: I found a nice REI thin square DOWN bag(quilt with full zipper) to use for a quilt(need to hunt up a couple matching zippers for use as a "double quilt") as needed over just a sewn up "pad pocket" half for the lower.This one weighs 2-1/4lbs..added to a pad pocket of about 8 oz..figure I'll still be packing less than three lbs when the wife and I hike/camp/sleep together.That will be nice in a hammock also with a full zipper by myself..rather than fighting short zippers and mummy bags.
I did find another lightweight down quilt by Woolrich(1lb 10oz and 46x68) that I may setup as a single with a single pad pocket..or just use it as a liner for the other one and double layer..
Sure saves a heck of a lot of time sewing!
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Re: 2 layers of insulation

Postby zelph » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:59 pm

The pokey feather would be on the top layer and not penetrate to the inside of the bage.....I think :?
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Re: 2 layers of insulation

Postby realityguy » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:12 pm

The pokey feather would be on the top layer and not penetrate to the inside of the bage.....I think


As long as you don't sleep on top of half of it that has the pokey feathers under your body when you compress the down.
That quilt may be a good option for a "pad-pocket bottom" and "quilt top end" system..where you only add the down and feathers on top.--->
http://www.bigagnes.com/Products/SleepingBags

Did you buy the quilt?
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Re: 2 layers of insulation

Postby zelph » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:01 am

realityguy wrote:
The pokey feather would be on the top layer and not penetrate to the inside of the bage.....I think


As long as you don't sleep on top of half of it that has the pokey feathers under your body when you compress the down.
That quilt may be a good option for a "pad-pocket bottom" and "quilt top end" system..where you only add the down and feathers on top.--->
http://www.bigagnes.com/Products/SleepingBags

Did you buy the quilt?


No, I did not buy the quilt but it is still available in the store as of yesterday. It's for a single size bed and contains lots of feathers and down. It has no baffles, just the two layers. I did pick up a kelty bag rolled up tight in a stuff sack for $7.00, it looks new. Have not taken it out of the sack yet to inspect. Tag says polyester fill and has the silnylon weave in the fabric.
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Re: 2 layers of insulation

Postby hoz » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:02 pm

What was the price of the quilt?

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Re: 2 layers of insulation

Postby zelph » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:04 pm

hoz wrote:What was the price of the quilt?


$10.00 the first time I looked at the tag, maybe it's been reduced, it's been sitting there for 3 weeks at least. It calls out my name every time I walk by it :roll: dan, buy me

Many years ago I found a large quilt at a garage sale that was filled with raw wool, had not been carded yet. It's as if it came right off the sheep, washed and put into use as a quilt. I was told it came from Italy. I tore it apart, bagged the wool thinking that I could give it to someone to make it into yarn........never happened, sold it at my yard sale. :D
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Re: 2 layers of insulation

Postby hoz » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:35 am

Like the wool, the down is probably worth the 10 bucks.

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Re: 2 layers of insulation

Postby zelph » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:10 am

hoz wrote:Like the wool, the down is probably worth the 10 bucks.


I suppose I should get it next time I'm in the store. I could cut the top layer off and pitch the feathers to the wind in the spring time when the birds are migrating north. They can use them to build their nests. I could put a sign out....Feather your next nest here!!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: 2 layers of insulation

Postby realityguy » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:18 pm

I suppose I should get it next time I'm in the store. I could cut the top layer off and pitch the feathers to the wind in the spring time when the birds are migrating north. They can use them to build their nests. I could put a sign out....Feather your next nest here!!!! :mrgreen:


I think we are in for a mild winter..drove out in the country last weekend and in the fields there seems to be a lot of snow geese and swans that aren't in any particular hurry to head south this year..That's always a good sign!
You'll probably get a good 1/4" of down :roll: ..and the rest feathers..just enough to be able to write the word DOWN on the tag..Does it list a percentage of each on the tag?
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