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    down alternative UQ

    Has anyone tried a uq with synthetic down alternative poly micro puff things?
    I know it would be way heavier than down but also way cheaper and les trouble with gettin wet as I paddle its always a concern

    Marty

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    Quote Originally Posted by boar View Post
    Has anyone tried a uq with synthetic down alternative poly micro puff things?
    I know it would be way heavier than down but also way cheaper and les trouble with gettin wet as I paddle its always a concern

    Marty
    FWIW, down bags in a true waterproof bag are not an issue to a paddler.... You will not be on the water when hanging your hammock in the evening.

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    Yes - I made a quilt out of "cluster stuff" from Wally's World. Advertised as "down like". Haven't ever used it because it won't compress enough for me to take it back packing. (This was a practice run with cheap materials before making my "real" down quilt.) In a boat (or a car) it might be a doable alternative.

    I posted some text and pix on it a while back. Let me know if you want it bad enough to pay postage and material costs and you can have it. If I do say so myself, and I do, the workmanship is good yeoman's work, and the materials are 1.1 oz ripstop one side, 1.9 ripstop other side, and cluster stuff in the middle.

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