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There are two main types of down used for filling sleeping bags, duck and goose down. Duck down consists of smaller feathers, which means that more is needed to fill the sleeping bag and that the insulation value is slightly lower. Goose down consists of larger feathers, so less is needed and the insulation value is higher than that of duck down.
A disadvantage of down in general is that it is not resistant to water and moisture, because it dries extremely slowly and will clump. Fortunately, the manufacturers take this into account by weaving the outer cover of the sleeping bag more closely, this prevents the down from getting wet quickly, but also from coming out through the fabric. Many of the down sleeping bags are at least water repellent, meaning that the sleeping bag repels water to some extent, but cannot withstand large amounts of water over a long period of time.
The Serai 1 from Lowland is a mummy model sleeping bag, suitable for use in 3 seasons. The sleeping bag is water-repellent, windproof and moisture-regulating. Filled with 90% duck down.
This Lowland sleeping bag is ideal to take with you on a hike due to its light weight. The sleeping bag is filled with down, which keeps you warm down to temperatures of -5°C.
Down in your sleeping bags? Down is a delicious filling. Take a quick look!