I’m pretty sure what I got was duck down and not goose down. There were a fair amount of dark feathers in the mix, which can bee seen through the fabric I used. There’s no difference in warmth, but not the pure white goose down I expected.
Down was packaged well and lifted perfectly. Coupled with the down proof membrane and baffle material, this was a great project.
I recently made a 20F topquilt and used 13.5 oz of this 850 down. There was little to know quills which is awesome and as a bonus I found each bag contained slightly more down than specified. Overall very happy, just wish it wasn't so expensive.
This stuff is so warm and fluffy! Made a top quilt with it so far.
The ordering and delivery and tracking all worked great with Ripstop.
My 3oz bag of 850 hydrodown had multiple pieces of debris in it. One last a 1.5 inch sliver of cardboard, two 2” strips of narrow yellow plastic, three small bits of the yellow plastic and one piece of yarn material. I had to spend a fair amount of additional time on my project unstuffing a section to check for debris because I found it part way into my 3oz bag. The I had to go slowly and basically finger through all of it as I stuffed my project. I took a photos of the group of debris and sent to Ripstop. The confirmed it was packaging material from the primary/bulk packaging. They provided a partial refund.
Inspect your down.