Down keeps you comfortable while you sleep by trapping warm air, heated by your body, within the down plumules. The down plumules form pockets of warm air, which surround you, keeping you insulated and comfortable. The quality of the down is the crucial factor that determines how well your bag will perform. The quality of down is measured by a variety of standards, the most important being fill power which measures loft. Loft is the ability of down to expand and fill the space in your sleeping bag baffles. The greater the loft of the down, the greater the insulating performance.
We have selected different types of down for each type of bag to deliver optimum performance and comfort.
Down in Your Macpac Sleeping Bags
Macpac has carefully sourced our down to ensure premium loft, warmth and durability.
Our goose down is of the highest quality. Birds matured naturally in the harsh mountain climates produce down with well-developed and robust plume structures, providing excellent loft and resilience.
The down in each of our sleeping bag ranges are:
90/10 HyperDRY™ Water Resistant Goose Down
90/10 Goose Down
90/10 HyperDRY™ Water Resistant Duck Down
80/20 Duck Down
Q: Is the down plucked from live animals?
A: No it’s not. Our down supplier only sources down that’s a by-product from the meat industry.
Q: How do you guarantee the fill power of the down?
A: Every batch of down is independently tested by the IDFL (International Down & Feather Laboratory) and fill power is guaranteed.