While walking back to the house this morning after a long, wet, clamy night in my hammock, I had to snap a pic of the beautiful sunrise reflecting off of the flat, calm and chilly Chesapeake. I went out last night around 9, and even though I had my UQP on my 0° Incubator, my winter cover on over top of the netting on my WBBBXLC and my TQ inside with the hammock zipped up, I still had a lot of condensation on everything and a slight loss of loft in my TQ. By morning and after a night of on and of rain mixed with constant thick fog and mist blowing in off the bay and into my screened in porch where I was hanging, I had a not so fluffy anymore 0° Burrow and I was just clamy all over. The temp rose into the mid 40's during the night and I guess the TQ couldn't get rid of the condensation from me quick enough BC of the fog and mist enveloping me.
Treated down is great and certainly extends the time it takes for condensation to lead to loss of loft but it still can wet out eventually and will clump up and flatten a little like it did to me last night. However, it did take 2 days to get to that point, (I hung my rig Monday evening) and it took a constant fog, mist and high humidity mixed with rising and falling temps before it happened. Certainly much longer than if it hadn't been treated. I think it performed exceptionaly well in those conditions and did exactly what its designed to do: give you a little more time before loss of loft. I brought my TQ, UQ and UQP in with me this morning and hung them up in the bathroom, then turned on the bathroom heater and my ceramic heater to dry them out completely w/o having to risk damage in the dryer. This method works great! Just flip them over after a bit and move the down around some and they will fluff up like new and be completely dry w/o any clumps or damage from hot metal in the dryer. I love my HG quilts and the down they use is top notch. I'll never use untreated down after seeing how well these preformed.