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    Down puffy mod help

    I just got a down puffy from Kmart on sale and was thinking that the baffles are a little small(1") what's your guys opinion on ripping some seams to make them 2" baffles(only on the body)?

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    Leave 'em alone.

    Many jackets use similar size chambers to hold the down. You'll be glad you did!

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    Thanks for the advice. I just got into the world of down

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    I have purchased around 20 puffer vest from belk for abou $11 each . Made a underquilt with some and left the zippers on the outer two . Had to add a section about 18" to make it long enough for me as I'm about 6'4" . Left zippers on so I can zip on an extra layer if needed . A little heavier than I would like but for $30 can't hardly beat it . Going to make my twin boys one each also . Any extra down I have left I remove and store in a big box right now but was thinking about seam ripping and adding some of the down to them myself . Diy is fun and also is as creative as one can make it .

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    That's a great looking jacket....don't screw it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drybones View Post
    That's a great looking jacket....don't screw it up.
    It's a Kmart brand the tag says min90% down but I picked it up for about the price of my Costco throws ($30).

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    They are micro baffles they are very efficient. Lots of mid layer down jackets use this style keeps the down in the right place when moving about
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    If those one inch baffles work for Patagucci, son, they'll work for you... :wink:

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    I would think that you would also create hundreds of egress points for your down, as well.
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