Greetings and salutations,
Just bought my first down sleeping bag - a Mountain Hardwear 32F - for a bargain price on the web, got it home and tried it out sleeping in a tent inner on my balcony (don't have a garden, alas). This morning, noticed that there were a few feathers in the tent and what seemed like a few bits of down as well.
Is this usual, or should i be returning it to the seller?
Thanks for any advice
They do all seem to leak a few bits of down occasionally but it is usually on the odd bit. Worth checking it for small holes or stitching failures.
Could be some feathers left over from production. It should stop next time to an odd feather here and there. Otherwise return the bag some fabric errors or manufacturing errors might causing more shedding than you might expect.
the feathers were poking out of the hood and a couple of other parts of the bag, and the down was not on the bag when i took it out. I think that they stuffed the 32F into a stuffsack for a 45F, which is a tad smaller and may have done some damage.
Some fabrics have faults and are actually 2nd choice fabrics. Normally rolls of fabric are checked on faults but something could be missed. And if you have soem yards of downproof fabric with faults in it in your bag well it won't be that downproof anymore regardless the size of the stuffsack.
so, i sent it back and have now bought a Western Mountaineering Summerlite - going to be sleeping out on the balcony in my tent, to see how comfortable it is ... if it turns out to be a bit tight, then there's always the Megalite
Be prepared to lose one or three feathers from the Summerlite too per night.
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