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    I've moved the down, and is in the dryer again now on air only setting.
    Should a 20deg 900fp burrow have the same loft as a 20 850fp incubator? Mine is nowhere close. Flaccid in comparison. The baffles that looked right were robbed to fill the empty ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbinheadlodge View Post
    I've moved the down, and is in the dryer again now on air only setting.
    Should a 20deg 900fp burrow have the same loft as a 20 850fp incubator? Mine is nowhere close. Flaccid in comparison. The baffles that looked right were robbed to fill the empty ones.

    I feel the same about mine......

    Wondering if sending it in is an option...end up.costing more than a new one

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    Have you tried contacting Hammock Gear with the problem? Maybe they have additional or better advice.

    I would probably try to wash the quilt again. It is easier to feel the down clumps when they're wet. Then you can break them apart with your hands, let them dry a bit, break them apart and so on. It takes time, but you're in control all the way. Also, in that process, it's easier to judge how much down is in there, and to move it to the baffles more evenly.

    In any case, I would contact the seller, too, and complain. Apparently he didn't know what he was doing when he washed the quilts and didn't dry them correctly. He should have at least mentioned the current status in his ad... If the quilt has to be repaired, it would only be fair if he has to pay his share (or take the quilt back).

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    I tried contacting hg, but my first email was encrypted or something, and I'm guessing my second was too. No replies. Is the owner a member on here?

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    Yes. I think HG is monitoring the Hammock Gear sub-forum. I have had Adam or Jenny reply to posts of mine several times. HG is known for having problems responding to e-mails. The best way to contact them seems to be the phone.

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    The only thing I can suggest to you is just contact hammock gear and have then replace or repair it.
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    I washed a particularly dirty Montbell down bag last year. It was soaked in body oils, quite minging. The first wash in soap didn't clear the oils (soap isn't much good at shifting oil or grease) so I washed it again and it came out as good as new.

    Multiple tennis balls in the drier sorts all my stuff too.

    I did however have to restuff a very well used down underquilt this year. 800 fill down that was only just overstuffed had gone flat and lifeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerfight View Post
    The only thing I can suggest to you is just contact hammock gear and have then replace or repair it.
    if it was purchased from another member on here and is a couple years old, i don't really see how hammockgear would be responsible to fix or replace it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliffhanger View Post
    the down missing probably moved to the other chambers.

    The HG quilts(and every other brand I've seen) don't have "sealed baffles"(probably because they would tear anyway due to stress at those points?) at the ends(foot and head) and down may been moved to the other chambers during the washing or drying.

    What sort of 'quality products' are those quilts?
    I've never had down 'moving' between chambers on a decent-quality sleeping bag.
    Don't they taper the ends of the baffles and then sew the chambers closed when the ends are seamed?

    This all sounds like 'way too much trouble' for a simple down gear washing job, but perhaps I'm old fashioned.....

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