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JBRanger
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Re: WOOHOO!

Postby JBRanger » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:50 pm

Back to the topic at hand....

Had a stop in at the Salvation Army at lunch. Found a VERY lightweight down vest. Men's Large. It's a burnt orange in color. Almost the same as a nano-puff jacket. Very nice for 5 bucks. Also, there was several others that were older but used goose down. High feather count in these as I saw some leakage. Not worth the money IMO. The nano puff vest though was VERY NICE. However, I now have 2 of these already. So, if anyone wants I can pick it up for ya. Pay shipping and its yours.

Let me know.

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Re: WOOHOO!

Postby zelph » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:16 pm

JBRanger wrote:Back to the topic at hand....

Had a stop in at the Salvation Army at lunch. Found a VERY lightweight down vest. Men's Large. It's a burnt orange in color. Almost the same as a nano-puff jacket. Very nice for 5 bucks. Also, there was several others that were older but used goose down. High feather count in these as I saw some leakage. Not worth the money IMO. The nano puff vest though was VERY NICE. However, I now have 2 of these already. So, if anyone wants I can pick it up for ya. Pay shipping and its yours.

Let me know.


I cant' pass up a good deal.....I'll take it if still available. Thank You!!!

I recently picked up a twin size down comforter with great loft to it. Must not have ever been washed.
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Re: WOOHOO!

Postby digitizer101 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:34 am

built my down under quilt from a load of down jacket I got from goodwill. I think I had 25 jackets before I started. The down quilt ended up being a monster of a quilt by the time I was done. I will be taking it out on it's first winter outage in two weeks. i am a little worried it will not be long enough. I guess we will know soon enough.


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Love going to goodwill :P


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Postby zelph » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:13 pm

About how long does it take to remove the down from one jacket and do you use a vaccum?

Nice project you got there. :D
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Postby digitizer101 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:10 pm

It takes about 15 - 20 min per jacket and yes I used a little 1 gallon shop vac.

The hardest part was filling the quilt with all of the down.

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Re: WOOHOO!

Postby zelph » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:50 pm

digitizer101 wrote:It takes about 15 - 20 min per jacket and yes I used a little 1 gallon shop vac.

The hardest part was filling the quilt with all of the down.


Did you blow it in with the vac?
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Re: WOOHOO!

Postby digitizer101 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:39 am

I tried to use the vac to blow it in and it ended badly. I switched to just stuffing it in with my hands that worked well.

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Postby zelph » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:34 am

Something I thought was a good idea was to put the down into a tube such as the kind used for Christmas wrapping paper. Very detailed article at backpackinglight.com http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin ... t_bag.html

This thread has lots of good ideas especially liked the "inductor"

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin ... d_id=33573

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