Originally Posted by NCPatrick
I hear that down is best from the down item salespeople, I hear that synthetic works really well from the synthetic item salespeople. There's obviously and certainly room in the market for both. The two types of insulation don't even compete with each other much for the same demographics price-wise
. If anyone started selling really inexpensive down underquilts (assuming that
would even be possible), or if there were some huge improvements regarding the bulk factor of synthetic insulation, then you'd start seeing battles for market share, but not yet. Until then I think people are content to continue to use what works best for them in their price comfort range. (Or just make their own.)
Sorry for the ramble. I'd better go get more coffee.
the thing about the BPL.com article is that (as best i can remember) all the insulated clothing & quilts they sell are synthetic insulated, yet their test results seem to be calling the common thoughts on wet synthetic vs down a greatly exaggerated misconception. ...tim