Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30
  1. #1
    Senior Member gunn parker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hammock
    Nano-7
    Tarp
    Cat cut tarp
    Insulation
    Warbonnet Yeti
    Suspension
    Woopie slings
    Posts
    758
    Images
    62

    Down letting you down?

    Hi All
    I just saw this random photo on the front page and it looks to me like the down is not filling the baffle in some spots. If you take a look at the photo it looks like you can see area empty of down.
    This would lead to cold spots for sure.
    Does this happen often?
    Or am I seeing things?
    Could it bee the space within the baffle is too big or the down could have been filled more?
    Gunn

    Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
    Winnie the Pooh

    My Photo Album
    My youtube videos

    Proud member since May 2007

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Doraville, GA
    Posts
    947
    Images
    23
    I don't think you can you tell from that photo. If it is those dark spots, they are likely just damp spots where snow got on it an melted.

    Usually to see through a quilt or sleeping bag to see how uniformly down is placed, you have to hold it up to a very bright light, like the sun, and look for light and dark areas. When you have it your hands, you can feel around, pat on it, and get a good idea.
    Youngblood AT2000

  3. #3
    Senior Member Mule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Kokomo IN
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Ridge Runner
    Tarp
    ZPACK CUBEN
    Insulation
    quilts
    Suspension
    Web'g cinch buckle
    Posts
    3,281
    Images
    27
    I know the down sinks to the bottom overnight sometimes in my no sniveler, but there is always enough where you need it. My quilt looks just like that at times. Fluff it up and trust the Jacks. Mule
    There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.
    Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

  4. #4
    Senior Member Just Jeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    Hammock
    Blackbird
    Tarp
    MacCat Standard
    Insulation
    Winter Yeti, MWUQ4
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    8,012
    Images
    32
    Mine does get spots that look kinda like that, but I don't think that's the case here...I think Youngblood is right. My spot are always near the top, and these spots show gaps in the where there's quite a bit of down weight right above them...that doesn't usually happen. More importantly, two of the spots go across baffles...that's a neat trick if it's a gap in the down!

    Regardless, a quick fluff always puts the down where I need it.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

    - My site: http://www.tothewoods.net/
    - Designer, Jeff's Gear Hammock / Pack Cover by JRB

    IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER

  5. #5
    Senior Member fin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    On the trail
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Cuben
    Insulation
    Phoenix
    Suspension
    Strap, Whoopie
    Posts
    2,498
    Images
    208
    Maybe this particular UQ in the picture was stored in its compression sack too long, and hung up without shaking/fluffing up the quilt. Or maybe the down got damp and clumpy before the UQ was hung. Regardless, IMO it looks exactly like what Gunn thinks it looks like - gaps in the down.

  6. #6
    BillyBob58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Posts
    8,466
    Images
    353
    Even if it is gaps in the down ( and it may well be), I'd say the simplest thing is just to shake the down DOWN lower where it belongs. It doesn't serve a lot of use near the top edges of the quilt, where it is not really close to contact with your body after you get in and sag into the bottom area of the quilt. I bet just by getting down out of the very highest part, there would be a pretty dense thick fill everywhere you might actually need it.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

  7. #7
    Senior Member tomsawyer222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    ladson SC
    Hammock
    Custom dragon
    Tarp
    Custom made cuben
    Insulation
    custom peapod
    Suspension
    Whoopie sling
    Posts
    255
    Images
    12
    Since we all know that down will migrate down the tubes when hung that way or with the baffles running the other way why not try a box construction? would keep the down where it needs to be?

    I understand that more complex baffles would lend itself to higher price quilts.... but in order to get the down where it needs to be for maximum warmth maybe some experimentation with better baffles.
    http://roberts.pl/Details1.html#H

  8. #8
    Senior Member gunn parker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hammock
    Nano-7
    Tarp
    Cat cut tarp
    Insulation
    Warbonnet Yeti
    Suspension
    Woopie slings
    Posts
    758
    Images
    62
    Maybe they are just damp spots and not no down spots
    I doubt now if you could see through that green material enough to see any down that has moved.
    cheers
    Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
    Winnie the Pooh

    My Photo Album
    My youtube videos

    Proud member since May 2007

  9. #9
    Senior Member fin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    On the trail
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Cuben
    Insulation
    Phoenix
    Suspension
    Strap, Whoopie
    Posts
    2,498
    Images
    208
    No way, Gunn - I think you were right to begin with. I've seen exactly the same thing with a "cluster stuff" quilt, and with the right lighting you could absolutely see the down (or actually the lack of down) through the fabric, as the backside of the quilt is black and would be the perfect background.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Just Jeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    Hammock
    Blackbird
    Tarp
    MacCat Standard
    Insulation
    Winter Yeti, MWUQ4
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    8,012
    Images
    32
    Yeah - you can see empty spots in the JRB quilts, and they look very similar to the picture. But then, so do damp spots.
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

    - My site: http://www.tothewoods.net/
    - Designer, Jeff's Gear Hammock / Pack Cover by JRB

    IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •