Feb 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm #1299466
Victor LinBPL Member
I'm really curious. Anywhere from the amount in a single sleeping bag to ~10lb.
Thanks!Feb 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm #1956110
@lunchandynnerLocale: Pacific Northwest
Thru-hiker among other places. around $30 per 3 oz of 900 FP down.Feb 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm #1956125
Wilderness Logics has 850+ down fill for 6.75 an ounce. I was impressed with the quality.Feb 19, 2013 at 11:03 pm #1956258
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.Feb 20, 2013 at 12:32 pm #1956488
"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.–Feb 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm #1956511
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.Feb 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm #1956516
James KleinBPL Member
haha, I think bob is make a play on "down"Feb 20, 2013 at 1:46 pm #1956522
How did I miss that?Feb 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm #1956552
Gary DunckelBPL Member
…if you want spar with big dogs like BG and the Idster.Feb 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm #1956555
You need to wait until the price of down is down.
–B.G.–Feb 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm #1956559
"…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.–Feb 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm #1956562
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.Feb 20, 2013 at 4:51 pm #1956605
"I just hope my reputation on BPL doesn't go down the tubes."
Baffles…. down the baffles! I get it! :DFeb 20, 2013 at 8:19 pm #1956702
Tim MarshallBPL Member
Does DIY gear supply still have 850?
-TimFeb 20, 2013 at 10:37 pm #1956733
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.Feb 23, 2013 at 8:32 pm #1957941
Brandon GuyBPL Member
@bruckyLocale: Central Cal
Feathertex. They don't list fill power but I've heard it's probably in the 700's. $39/lbFeb 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm #1958286
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.Feb 26, 2013 at 2:36 pm #1958985
@matthewhelmuthLocale: Cascade Siskiyou National Monument
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.Feb 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm #1958990
Dale WambaughBPL Member
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
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….
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