Read Edward Ripley-Duggan's Bask Down Sleeping Bag review. He talks about
down, and bag construction, and it is my observation that he is rather an
wrote on 05/31/2005 06:40:34 AM:
> Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 11:21:22 -0400
> From: Mike Lipay <hiking@...>
> Subject: Re: Sleeping Bags
> On May 29, 2005, at 6:45 AM, Jeremiah & Bev wrote:
> > Hi folks..
> > We are undecided when choosing between synthetic or down sleeping
> > bags..there seem to be so many pros and cons between each,then there
> > is the sub-dither of choosing between goosedown or duckdown!
> > We have intentions of backpacking some colder areas like Tasmania,
> > Australia..right thru to the opposite kinda weather in Tanzania and
> > Kenya!!
> > Any input from you guys as to your experience and opinions would be
> > most welcome.
> Synthetic or down is a matter of personal choice, you reallyneed to
> decide where you will need it the most. Personally, I prefer down
> when I am winter camping:
> it's lighter than comparably rated synthetic, though that
> is changing
> it compresses better and returns to loft quicker
> In spring and fall I prefer the synthetic because the bag is more
> likely to get wet, either through weather or humidity. Down takes
> much longer to dry, if it weren't for this I would stick with down.
> As to goose vs duck, I don't have much experience with duck so I
> can't really give you an answer there.
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