How Much Down Fill Do I Need

Is 700 fill down warmer than 600?

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What fill down do I need?

The most common down products have a rating of 400 to 500. These are considered to be low quality, however, as they come from immature geese and ducks and therefore are made from smaller down clusters. When purchasing a high quality down fill jacket, you should look for a fill power rating of at least 550.

How much down fill Do I need sleeping bag?

Down insulation in most sleeping bags range from about 400 to 900. Down rated 500–650 is warm enough and light enough for most conditions, and 800–900 fill is used for very lightweight and very cold-weather gear.

How warm is a 650 fill down jacket?

A 650 down fill jacket with 330g of down may be as warm as an 800 down fill jacket with only 120g, but the 650 fill jacket will be bigger, heavier and take up more room when stuffed in your pack.

How warm is 650 fill down comforter?

600-700. These are considered excellent quality comforters and provide optimal warmth. A 650 or above Fill Power maybe too warm for those who keep their thermostat at 70+ degrees Fahrenheit.

Is 700 fill warm down?

Jackets that are insulated with 700-900 fill power down are usually warmer, but they are much harder to find. And these are usually jackets designed for some extreme weather conditions. If you are looking to get a warm winter jacket, look for anything with 550 fill power and above.

Is 600 down fill warm?

600 fill down is warm, lightweight and durable. Ideal for general outdoor and day-to-day use.

How is down fill calculated?

Down Fill Power It is calculated by how much space 1 ounce of down clusters takes up in a cylindrical tube. For example, 1 ounce of 800-fill-power down will loft to 800 cubic inches, 1 ounce of 700-fill-power down will loft to 700 cubic inches, etc.

Is 650 down fill warm enough for winter?

The higher the fill number, the more lofty the down. Loft is what traps the warmth. And so a coat with a high fill number will be warm and light. Fill power of 550 to 650 provides a good value.

What does 750 down fill mean?

Fill power can be expressed as cubic inches per 30 grams (in³/30 grams). Poor quality down might be between 300 and 500 fill power. For down sleeping bags a lofting power of 600-650 is considered good quality, 700 – 750 is considered very good, and 800 – 950+ is considered excellent.