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    My JRB quilts have actually smelled good from the factory. Kinda surprised because my down sleeping bag smelled like a wet duck when I first bought it.

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    Pulled my top quilt out today. It was in the shipping bag from the factory. It had little to no down smell. Very nice. I had to lay in it for a bit. I'm afraid my wife might steal it for the bed.
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    Intrinsic smell? Maybe, but not due to sanitation

    Down is so often (and so hot) washed to remove all dust, mites, and viruses before it is sold for loft, I find the cautions about washing it yourself really cautions about poor rinsing, poor handling, or poor drying. Certified down is genuinely hypo-allergenic (except to those with true allergies.)

    The answers I give most credit to are about use and trapped moisture not yet evaporated. Whether you sweated more, passed more gas, or just blew more respiration into the garment.

    Just like wool has some near-ideal magical properties, so does fresh air. I'd do that before washing a garment that wasn't dirty.

    All that said: The best way for makers to maintain quality is for them to get reports of exceptions. JRB reports a shortage of top quality down at this time. Somewhere there are sure to be suppliers (or suppliers to the suppliers) who are squeezed by that and failed due diligence in QC.) If you think there's been a change, let your gear-maker know.
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    That's why I love dwr treated down. No smell at all and completely hypoallergenic. That's why I own three quilts from UQG and none from hammock gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 420HKR View Post
    That's why I love dwr treated down. No smell at all and completely hypoallergenic. That's why I own three quilts from UQG and none from hammock gear.
    Technically since you own no other product other than those you say you have how can you claim anything about any other product in any way? I can tell you about my HG stuff and my Warbonnet stuff, and my Arrowhead Eq stuff. But I would never go in any area that does not contain one of those and pretend to know anything about them in any way. I can proclaim the use of the products I have used. Which with my HG UQ is no smell unless wet from either normal use aka poor venelation, or some sort of water accident. But I cant say that all products could be that way no matter how treated. I can also say that though my use thus far has been great with my HG UQ and my KAQ that I would not have similar experience with one from UQG. In the end I guess I am saying you would have been more believable and easier to go along with had you said it properly.

    Quote Originally Posted by 420HKR View Post
    That's why I love dwr treated down. No smell at all and completely hypoallergenic.
    Note the difference in your actual statement and what would have been a less obtuse way to state it.
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    Hello all. Has anybody solved this issue?
    Or, is a smelly - that is, a likely low quality down - sleeping bag, condemned to stay so?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by thorwren View Post
    ...Smells like a herd of geese took a bath in a sauna...
    I'm glad the Internet doesn't come with smellivision like my TV.
    BTW... A "heard" of geese is called a gaggle when on the ground and a skein when flying In the air.
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    FWIW my HG Incubator had a definite odour to it when I received it. So much so I delayed in ordering a matching top quilt. I've since had it stored in a large cotton pillow case and out in the open and the odour is all but gone. I have to basically bury my nose in it to smell anything now and even then it's faint. I'm confident enough in it that I've now order a HG Burrow to go with it.

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    I just purchased an incubator and borrow and have this smell after my first trip, not really an issue, but there for sure. I left them out in the sun for awhile and it seemed to help.

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