Down Jackets

04 Dec 2013 09:54 #59151 by Viking
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@ ASL where did you see that CUM down sweater? I haven't seen it online or in my local store yet?

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04 Dec 2013 19:45 #59168 by ASL
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B) I spotted it at Sandton City... enjoy!
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09 Dec 2013 09:35 #59197 by Viking
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Here is a link to the K-Way light Down sweater that ASL mentioned (I think it's the one) above:

www.capeunionmart.co.za/k-way-drake-down-jkt-mens

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30 Jan 2014 14:35 #59567 by Viking
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FYI - the K-Way Drake jacket discussed above has duck-down and not goose down.

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01 Feb 2014 08:21 #59585 by ASL
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you learn something new every day...

Do you know what the differences are?

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01 Feb 2014 08:39 - 01 Feb 2014 08:41 #59586 by Viking
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Duck down clusters are smaller than goose down and as such requires more of it to achieve comparable insulation.
Therefore for the same insulation value, the item of clothing would be heavier than it's goose down comparison.
Comparisons are based on birds of the same age.

Considering the jacket mentioned above weighs less than 300g, one has to wonder how warm it will actually be.

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02 Feb 2014 11:33 #59593 by ASL
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Thanks for that! Now we just need a test 'dummy' to try it out in some really cold conditions... :woohoo:

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03 Feb 2014 07:55 #59597 by Viking
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I will be testing it because I purchased one on the 20% online sale recently.

I haven't taken the tag off though as I'm not convinced its any warmer than my R150 fleece, albeit less than half the weight.

I wait for cooler weather with much anticipation!

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13 Mar 2014 13:48 #59859 by Josh of the Bushveld
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Slightly off-topic, the ODW sale mentioned

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also has Cape Storm Belay jacket for R700 (R300 off), but its not on the catalogue.

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21 May 2014 14:03 #60802 by Josh of the Bushveld
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Is a down sweater/lightweight jacket suitable for 'berg Winters or would a warmer jacket (like the CS High Down) be necessary?

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