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    Down Sleeves

    I have been admiring the JRB down sleeves and now the DIY ones. I got to thinking about picking up a down coat at Goodwill and cutting off the sleeves after running a couple of seams around the shoulder and to the underarm area. Then cutting between the seams and hemming. With cords attached why wouldn't this work? I stopped at a Goodwill and found an EMS jacket with puffy sleeves that fit my arms well. I thought I could use the sleeves and maybe salvage the down out of the body. I have $10.50 in it so far. Any suggestions?

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    Sounds like it might work. It might not be quite as light as the JRB version, or maybe it will.
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    You're right, it won't be as light with fabric that is definitely heavier than the ripstop JRB uses. I have been spending too much lately and don't think I can get by with buying JRB sleeves. I might just make my own and recycle the down. I don't know EMS (Eastern Mountain Supply) as a brand but it seems to be well made. The labels don't state what grade of down, just says "white down". The coat is also a small size and I am err....a little larger!

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