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Down Pants?
February 21, 2017 03:22AM
Hello Folks!

Hope you all had a great weekend! So if you can recall, I recently purchased down booties for the significant other. It sounded like a great idea at first but now I think I might've opened pandora's box...she wants down pants now for winter in-camp wear..

Did you research and found the following: WM Flash, Montbell Superior Down, and the Feathered Friends Helios.

Anyone have any experiences with these 3?
As much as I'd like to get the Feathered Friends, I'm concerned she might overheat in her sleeping bag with them. She wore sweatpants + down booties this past weekend and still felt cold in the legs. Feet were fine. I did NOT use a warm Nalgene this time for her.

The montbell, from reviews, seems to be the least warmest and is the cheapest so considering that one.

Thanks!
Kevin



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/21/2017 03:22AM by KevinD.
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February 21, 2017 06:50AM
Massdrop just had some from Goosefeet Gear. That drop has ended, but they sometimes repeat drops so keep an eye out. There also is a $20 down throw from Costco that some have made into down pants with some DIY sewing skills, but I don't know that the throws are in stock now.
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February 21, 2017 06:59AM
Western Mountaineering Flash

Get them

Get yourself a pair

You will use them nearly year round

You will love them

You will be happy

You will give me all your money

Your wife will love them

You will have fun



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Re: Down Pants?
February 21, 2017 01:25PM
Quote
chick-on
Western Mountaineering Flash

Get them

Get yourself a pair

You will use them nearly year round

You will love them

You will be happy

You will give me all your money

Your wife will love them

You will have fun

Sold. Your persuasive skills are mighty!
Re: Down Pants?
February 21, 2017 04:08PM
Another enthusiastic vote for the WM Flash pants!

And basilbop uses too.

Year round.
Re: Down Pants?
February 24, 2017 02:04AM
Thanks for the input folks!

What we ended up doing was getting Ashley a set of the Flash pants. I myself got the Feathered Friends Helios for the full-length zipper. I could see it being useful as I don't have down booties (yet) and would still like to keep my legs warm on those chilly mornings!

-Kevin
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February 26, 2017 07:31AM
What I do very often... is...
I'll slip the down pants off during the night and shove them down
into the footbox. Like that they keep my feet nice and toasty.
My feet will typically get cold before anything else.
That with the down booties.... nom nom



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