Jul 22, 2014 at 5:37 pm #1319166
I wanted to give a shout-out to Ben at Goosefeet gear. He made me a custom puffy to my dimensions and specifications and I'm very happy with how it came out. It took longer than anticipated but we worked that out.
*Puffy with Hood using sewn through construction – To my unique dimensions.
*4 ounces of DriDown 850 fill
*Snug hood with draws.
*Zipper with backer so it wouldn't snag. No draft tube…just the backer.
*Long torso design that has a pull tab on the bottom to snug it anywhere I want it to ride.
*Hand warmer pockets with no zip, insulation both sides.
*10d Pertex Quantum – Green outside, black inside
Finished weight came to 8.7 ounces on my scale and it is longer/more coverage than most production puffys. It layers perfectly under my hard shell and the hood perfectly adjust to my face for sleeping.Jul 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm #2121641
Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Nice!Jul 22, 2014 at 6:22 pm #2121645
Rick MBPL Member
delJul 22, 2014 at 6:43 pm #2121652
These are the dims I gave Ben. I rounded everything up.
Sleeve Length: 33.5"
I wear a size 7.5 hat and I had the hood sized snug. It wouldn't fit a helmet but it fits my Zpacks beenie just fine.
I typically wear a large in a jacket due to my chest/torso size. This rides down fairly low on my body. My Feather Friends puffy (20 years old) rides up high above my belt. Part of this is because I'm 20 years older and fatter than when I bought it but overall, my new puffy rides lower on my body (by intent) than do other jackets.
In terms of price…. I paid a comparable price to what I would have paid for an off the shelf jacket. Slightly more than some and less than the more popular flavors. Ben may need to adjust but it was in the $250-$300 range.Jul 22, 2014 at 6:54 pm #2121656
todd harperBPL Member
@funnymoLocale: Sunshine State
That's a beauty! I've never seen Ben's craftsmanship in person…may have to change that!Jul 22, 2014 at 7:20 pm #2121664
Rick MBPL Member
delJul 22, 2014 at 8:39 pm #2121691
It has something…. don't know the details other than it is the same material ZPacks uses on their sleeping bags.
I've not calibrated the postal scale vs. NIST standards so like any measurement you read on the Internet, take it with a grain of salt. ;-)Jul 22, 2014 at 9:14 pm #2121705
Dustin ShortBPL Member
Rick, no zipper on the hand warmer pockets could be about an ounce there, the snugger hood, less finishing material due to small scale sewing could all conceivably add up to the difference.
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