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Thread: Ebay Down Sleeping Bag from Korea- Buck703

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    Widdler
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    Bit of a risk but has anyone tried one of these:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-Natura...item415b39a4bd

    Supposedly a Goose Down Sleeping Bag from Korea (Buck703) at a sensible price.

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    ‹bermensch John Burley's Avatar
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    Consider that top quality down (albeit not at wholesale price but via thru-hiker) would cost you about 30 dollars per 85g. Or 560 dollars for the 1.6kg of 'white goose down' that they claim is in that bag! You have to wonder what you'd get for a tenth of that (including the sleeping bag!).

    Of course, I would expect this to be stuffed with chicken feathers - or ,at best, live-plucked goose down/feather and I'd be stunned if it's made in Korea. But it might still be warm and well made if that's the kind of bag you are looking for. I'd steer clear but that's just me...

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    Goon
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    This bag came up in a question on the Bushcraft Forum about a week ago. I didn't bother commenting at the time, although googling 'Buck 703' didn't get much, but the phrase 'you get what you pay for' crossed my mind.

    I'd spend the £50 on something decent, especially since its pretty heavy for down!

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    Widdler
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    Im looking at this bag as well so any info would be good.

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    Mini Goon
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    It's really small, really heavy and is only 20% down - the rest is feather, presumably from battery chickens. Probably better off buying a synthetic bag than taking a punt on that, but what do I know.



    I do like the 'Outdoor Brand' branding though

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