PROS AND CONS
❚ Best warmth for weight of any insulator.
❚ More resilient than synthetics so tends to last longer.
❚ Compacts well for easy storage.
❚ Initially more expensive, however, if well cared for, it can be a lifetime investment.
❚ Beware of moisture — down loses much of its insulating value when wet and it is slow to dry.
❚ Some folks don’t like the “puffiness” of down because it makes them look heavy.
❚ Good performance in wet conditions. Maintains much of its original insulating value when wet and dries quickly.
❚ Less expensive than down (however, tends not to last as long). ❚ Easy care. ❚ Non-allergenic.
Disadvantages ❚ Can be heavier and bulkier. ❚ Not as resilient as down and will break down quicker.