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I seem to loose about 3 or 4 feathers every time I use the bag. Sometimes I can pull them back through but other times they will come all the way out on there own. Is this a normal amount for this type of bag? At 450.00 I flip out when ever I loose a feather. The model is the Alpinlite.
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That is about what I get.
More from the Highlite than the Ultralite and Summerlite but at least one or two every time.
(and no after 300 night you still will not notice the difference)
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Seeing down outside the sleeping bag is like seeing your own blood.  Every drop looks like a quart.  There are a lot more tufts of down in there than it might seem.  If you don't think so, save them up until you have enough to register on a digital scale.  It will take years.
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Totally normal.

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Seeing down outside the sleeping bag is like seeing your own blood.  Every drop looks like a quart.  

Thanks everyone, kind of what I figured but my man said it best!

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I fought with one feather for about 30 minutes last week while doing an overnight in the Supes. The feather eventually one, I never did get it to pull back through. I know, get a life right!

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I fought with one feather for about 30 minutes last week while doing an overnight in the Supes. The feather eventually one, I never did get it to pull back through. I know, get a life right!

I get as many back in as I have patience for.  I know it doesn't have any real impact, but each one is a little victory.   :)
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I fought with one feather for about 30 minutes last week while doing an overnight in the Supes. The feather eventually one, I never did get it to pull back through. I know, get a life right!

I don't think anyone on these forums thinks that was an unusual way to pass time at all...now if you were to tell that story at the office Christmas party...... ???


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I fought with one feather for about 30 minutes last week while doing an overnight in the Supes. The feather eventually one, I never did get it to pull back through. I know, get a life right!

I don't think anyone on these forums thinks that was an unusual way to pass time at all...now if you were to tell that story at the office Christmas party...... ???

Let alone the price I paid for the bag!

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Feather leaking frustrated me with other brands but WM reviews said they had the least, which sold me (more than other qualities; warm for the rating and made in the USA).   Have 2 and plan to buy one more.

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Seeing down outside the sleeping bag is like seeing your own blood.  

That is so true, especially when it's your first down bag or jacket.
One little tuft, and my first thought was "I can't believe I fell for this down crap-look the insulation is just falling out of it."
After a few years, and one or two teeny tiny pieces each from a couple of bags and a jacket, I realize that the world does indeed keep turning, and they still keep me just as warm, but...I still don't like it!
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Seeing down outside the sleeping bag is like seeing your own blood.  

That is so true, especially when it's your first down bag or jacket.
One little tuft, and my first thought was "I can't believe I fell for this down crap-look the insulation is just falling out of it."
After a few years, and one or two teeny tiny pieces each from a couple of bags and a jacket, I realize that the world does indeed keep turning, and they still keep me just as warm, but...I still don't like it!

I hear you bro, I just hate the sight of that little feather leaking out. I guess I need to get over it.

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I started using quality down bags in the 1970's... never had one that didn't lose feathers, including 4 WM bags.

If it truly bugs you, it's a fairly simple thing to pull the down back inside the bag by grabbing it from the opposite side it's trying to escape and pulling it back through the fabric into the bag.


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