"First ... BigFoot, I'll solve EVERY'TING ... tell me where the CSI lab is and I'll send a sample of dp's COZY insulation for analysis ... Yes'er reeee BOB ... CSI ! I'm interested too! Maybe the COZY puzzle will be solved ...?
OH, yo' CSI YouTube was GREAT! Thanks."--DP
Just give me a sample and i'll take it to my local Wal-Mart...
" I really like synthetic insulation for the fact one can get yo' head under the covers and use that 98* furnace we have built-in. Tried this when I was still using Down and the moisture began building pretty fast. WAY better, errr less moisture build-up with synthetics. At least at my end."--DP
No. Wrong, AGAIN. It's the exact same moisture being released, whether using down or synthetic . Synthetics don't move moisture away as well as down. Vapor is continually released from our bodies. In moderate temperatures this moisture goes unnoticed because it remains in a gaseous state and dissipates.
In cold temperatures, however, moisture released from our bodies becomes a serious issue. Due to the fact that more clothing is worn, there is less air circulation near the skin, and dissipation is slower. Additionally, cold air is unable to hold as much moisture, and as the warm, moisture-laden air nears the surface and cools, the vapour will condense in the fabric. As moisture builds up in your clothing, the insulating ability is compromised, potentially creating a dangerous situation. BUT... you would have to be in sub-freezing temps. for a week or more to notice any real build up.
"I need yo' help ... Should I offer a prize to the dp Gear Crew member who "survives" the coldest temp using their dp quilt?
I promise not to mention the ones who don't "survive" ..."--DP
After your last post, i doubt you'll have many takers...even if the gear is given away, so it's a moot point. Keep posting like this and your DP Crew will be an "Army Of One".
"'Bout forgot a couple biggies ... all dp Under Quilts are now improved hence forth. ie: Bright Green DWR fabric top and bottom for better heat retention. (Think the OLD JRB green fabric? I'm thinking I found their source ...)"--DP
Oh, brother! The color is of NO MATTER (unless it's BLACK and in direct sunlight) to heat retention. Unless you are using a vapor barrier fabric or an aluminized liner that will reflect back body heat, it JUST DOES NOT MATTER WHAT COLOR YOU USE!! Please STOP misinforming people...you are going to get someone hurt! SERIOUSLY!!