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I received my quilt today. Ordered regular / regular. all the measurements are spot on. weight is 650gr as opposed to the declared 626. if it means my quilt is overfilled, i don't mind
loft is in line with my Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Flame (woman version) which is also rated for 20F. Overall looks like a quality product but i don't have the original EE quilt to compare it to
one thing that does somewhat bother me is the smell. it's the exact same smell i have on my cheap AEGISMAX down bag which i know for a fact is not RDS. my other MHW down bag didn't have that (this is the only other down product, other than my jackets, i can compare it to) I really hope we are not being lied to, regarding the origins of the fill
Duck down can have an odor over goose down but that is usually more noticeable when it gets wet or damp. According to the specs, this should have good quality duck down, so I would not expect any odor being high quality duck down, at least not when it is dry. I guess it gets down to where it is being stuffed and what kind of quality control is going on in the facility. Hopefully this is being done by a Co with a good reputation. It don't list in the description where or who is putting the quilts together, just says made in China.
I didnt notice any smell except from the linen of the storage bag And that seemed to be from the printing.
If the bird smell doesn't go away over time or comes back when it's humid or you just can't live with it at all, it's easy to fix. Sometimes a normal laundering (with sport/tech soap of course) is enough, but if not then you can use any enzyme cleaning product and give the quilt an overnight soak in that followed by thorough rinsing (or a full wash). There is some natural smell to down but most of that is usually removed from processing. It depends somewhat on the breed of duck and how/where they are raised, food source, etc., and all of that will be in the keratin and oils. If you have lower quality down and/or it wasn't processed well, then you get more odor. But it really is easy to fix, just costs a few bucks and some of your time.
If you are unhappy with loft, fill or odor (or all three like myself) heed Stepbystep's advice. I soaked my reg/wide for two days in a plastic tub with 2 gallons of Life Miracle Enzyme cleaner bought from Bezos. I kneaded the quilt several times while soaking. After that I ran it through two rinse and spin cycles in my front load and then washed with Nikwax. After a no heat tennis ball drying ritual, this thing is good to go. Loft is what I expected when purchasing and the wet dog/bird poop stink is gone. Haven't had it bellow mid 40s F yet but I do feel it has a chance now of meeting the advertised rating. I don't recommend buying one of these but if you in good faith like myself did, this process makes this a usable piece of kit. Thanks Stepbystep.
Glad that worked for you, RV! I've had great luck with it myself for a sleeping bag that a foster cat peed on and a few top/under quilts from friends. I used about a quart each time. If you presoak the bag to really wet it out and then add it to the enzyme/water, then just top off to keep the bag mostly covered while it sits. A bit less than 2 gallons for the bucket I used. I didn't want to let it sit longer than overnight (label directions but also unsure what those little guys might eat with a longer wait). Sure cleans them up nicely and I can say that over three or four years now none of them have lost any loft (wondered if that were possible).