Originally Posted by Noid
I believe I no longer have to worry about spending my money as it seems the wife has spent it all on new glasses and contact lenses. Haha.
The bits I want will have to wait until my birthday then I suppose!
Ah well, it's less then a month away so not so bad.
My only concern is that I have totally no experience with down, all I know is that it seems to be more compressible and lighter for it's warmth rating than synthetic.
It seems quite a rare commodity over here. Much like many other things seem to be too, in comparison to the US. :/
Ach well at least she can keep an eye on what you spend now
I bought a down jacket this winter, it weighs 300g (a hoody weighs around 5-600g) and is honestly the warmest piece of clothing I've ever owned. The dwr finish on the fabric actually does a decent job of keeping light rain out of the down as well.
It certainly isn't as common and is more expensive, there is less manufacturers over here, UKhammocks is the only place you can get hammock specific down quilts.
It's maybe partly to do with our weather (wetter and much less extreme winters) and maybe because of the lack of wild camping in england so most people will be car camping and not need lightweight gear?