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Originally posted by wswartzwel

Looking for a new 20 degree bag that will pack smaller... What is the difference between down bags?? I am seeing terms like 550 power fill 600 down fill

Not being xenophobic or anything, but you'll find the down fill claims to be greatly exaggerated on most of the Chinese down products. My old (purchased when I was 12, so it's north of 30 years old!) REI 10" loft long bag still packs down to an 8" sack and amazes friends with the latest North Face gear. Could lose a few ounces, but have never frozen down to -20 - used to winter camp a lot. Must be that good old eastern European commie down that "only" had an (honest) 550 fill but kept it all these years.

I'm looking at country of origin on everything I'm buying these days.

Old 07-02-2007, 09:58 PM
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