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    Ugq - resist down

    I'm pleased to annouce that UGQ will be offering Resist Down, a hydrophobic down, as an option on all our quilts. I'm pretty excited about this product as it offers water resistance to down resulting in a product that can take to abuse of the elements yet retain the high performance qualities of down. Our supplier is the world leader in the manufacture of the highest quality downs and their blends. They play an active role in setting global industry standards for down as a founding member of the International Alliance for the Pro Down Initiative and a member of the International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB). They are a leading supplier of down for top-tier brands in the outdoor and bedding industries. UGQ is proud to be able to offer Resist Down to our customers and fellow outdoor enthusiast.

    Moisture is no problem for our suppliers latest innovation in down processing. At the end of our suppliers proprietary multi-wash process, they add one ingenious step. A virtually weightless coating is applied and the result is a water resistant fill that retains all the qualities of the finest natural downs. Resist-Down™ is hydrophobic, engineered to keep you warm and dry for hours longer than untreated down. And if it does get wet, it dries up to three times faster than untreated down. All while retaining over 30% more loft than untreated down when exposed to moisture, and completely allergen free.
    Last edited by sr1355; 08-14-2012 at 06:51.
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    Cool!

    Do you have a material safety data sheet that covers the additive(s)?

    I'm researching UQs now for this Winter...

    Thanks

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    Any idea on when the option will be available?

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    Is this the same stuff we were talking about in the past?

    So can I get a Drool proof pillow now?

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    Price? Weight? That will be the ultimatum

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    Wonderful news, I think this is a huge step for our cottage industry, the acquisition of top materials is a single important selling piece in this time.

    As a question what will be the "FP" (fill power) that you will be offering?
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    It is available now as an option to be selected on my website. Carrying 850FP both standard and Resist Down. Resist Down is a slight upcharge but as you will see on the webiste it is not drastic increase in cost...
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    Can't wait for more info on this. I've always been loyal to down and this is a MAJOR advancement, esp. with competitive pricing.
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    Thank you for giving us the option of the latest hi-tech materials!
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    Yep... Pretty exciting as the big boys are the ones that usually get to play with all the new high tech products... My supplier is running a special batch for me as they are only stocking 800FP but I requested 850FP, of course min order was quite large ... Great that they are willing to work with the small guy...
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