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    Down sleeves

    Whose got em and what do you think?

    Paired with a decent down vest, is it going to approximate the feel of a down jacket?

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    Have had mine for years.....they are very versatile....even as sleeves! Pillow, hand warmer muff, butt warmer (stuffed in pants), feet warming sleeping socks, leg warmers, scarf, draft collar..........you get it!
    Yes....they make a good jacket out of a vest. Mine are in my pack for a trip right now)))))))))
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    Hijacker alert!

    Does anyone have a good pattern for down sleeves? I think that they would be a nice test of my emerging gear making skills and it would get me some experience sewing for and stuffing down. Plus it's small enough that if I suck at it I wont be throwing a whole Polarpod's worth of material and down into the garbage .

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    Thanks guys,

    I've been gearing up for winter and have been debating about buying a new down jacket. With the sleeves, I figure I can just bring along my vest and have a jacket and a whole lot more.

    Going to order these tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast 71 View Post
    Does anyone have a good pattern for down sleeves? I think that they would be a nice test of my emerging gear making skills and it would get me some experience sewing for and stuffing down. Plus it's small enough that if I suck at it I wont be throwing a whole Polarpod's worth of material and down into the garbage .
    follow Tightwad's link in the message earlier in the thread.
    Kudos to him... I used this pattern to make a pair of sleeves, now in moski's possession. The pattern was a lot of help, and a very good DIY project.
    Grizz
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    What every body else said....def. one of the greater inventions for not only hammockers but any who venture. JRB gets 5 stars for this one.

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