Western Mountaineering on water resistant down and Pertex fabric
Jan 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm #3377380James holdenBPL Member
i was at the taiga store a few days ago
the problem is that even their lightest bags are heavier than my EE quilt … They may use 800 fille down but their shells are from a 90s mindset of overly burly
im looking for a 30-35F bag that weights 500-600g and packs very small … Everything needs to fit in an 18L climbing pack
and it has to be a reasonable price in canuckistan
;)Jul 14, 2016 at 8:04 am #3414137Gabe PBPL Member
I’ve been seeing more sales on WM bags and jackets recently, which I know isn’t suppose to be happening at all. This has made me wonder if WM is allowing for a few exceptions to help their dealers make room for newer WM bags and jackets that have water resistant down in them. Anyone know if there might be something to this?Jul 14, 2016 at 8:58 am #3414168Stephen MBPL Member
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
You could be right.Jul 14, 2016 at 5:49 pm #3414310Bob MoulderBPL Member
@bobmny10562Locale: Westchester County, NY
Sorry, I don’t want to read back through 6 pages… Have WM changed their stance regarding water resistant down?
Seriously wondering because I have only 2 down items that employ it (EE Rev 50 and EB dridown parka) and am eager to know if they’ve made some determinations about long-term durability of treated down. My plan is to not invest in any treated down item that is terribly expensive until there is more widespread feedback about its effectiveness. Those two items I’ve purchased are my way of dipping a toe in the very shallow end of the pool. So far they work, but over time…??Jul 14, 2016 at 6:55 pm #3414321Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
Didn’t ZPacks stop using it because of claims it took longer to unclump? I have not read or heard that WM has changed their view.Jul 15, 2016 at 12:03 pm #3414417Gabe PBPL Member
They probably haven’t, I just wondered if anyone had heard anything. There have just been so many sales lately.
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