/ Down sleeping bags if you are allergic to down
I am quite badly allergic to feather pillows etc and was wondering if anyone out there is using down sleeping bags and suffers from this allergy? If so, how have you been getting on and what bag would you recommend?
Otherwise, which synthetic bags pack down light but will be able to cope with the temperatures mentioned above?
Thanks in advance
In practical experience it is the very fine white powder that leaks out of pillows etc that causes the issue. Unfortunately I have always had allergic asthma and this is one of the few remaining triggers I have carried through to adulthood(or almost middle aged ;-)
Ditto problem with pillows. No problem with either down sleeping bag of jackets.
true- live plucking is an issue regarding the fill of -sleeping bags and down jackets- patagonia and north face got hammered for this last year. check out mountain equipment if you want a really ethical approach to down procurement, i was speaking to some of the guys at mountain equipment and they were really excited by the steps taken to ensure they know and are happy with the sourcing of the down and that it is a by-product rather than live plucked.
i would rather have a warmer, lighter, more compressible down bag that is ethical than a synthetic bag that is the product of the oil industry ;)
> i would rather have a warmer, lighter, more compressible down bag that is ethical than a synthetic bag that is the product of the oil industry ;)
But what about that oil derived wrapping for your ethical down? ;-)
i only go for the bestest lightest oil for my wrapping so theres not that much. also my oil is peta approved :)
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