Wet Down (tech)
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Feb 21, 2006 at 9:29 pm #1217836Michael MartinBPL Member
@mikemartinLocale: North Idaho
I’d like to find out the relationship between moisture accumulation (as a percentage of down weight) and loft degradation for down insuation.
Has anyone done any research in this area? For example, suppose you have 10 ounces of 800 fill-power down (8000 cu in) and you add 10% water (1 oz), what would be the resulting volume of the wet down? Is the relationship linear? How much moisture can down absorb before it loses, say, 50% of its loft?
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