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My Packs/Bags

By Dan Timmerman / March 18, 2021

I’ve made dozens of packs for myself over the years and keep graduating to further refinement. A few of my primary goals have been bounce-free running performance, back ventilation, and better weight distribution. They are all interrelated but the running aspect is the one that really throws a wrench in the works. With a traditional […]

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My Sleep Systems

By Dan Timmerman / March 18, 2021

My go-to right now is a Timmermade Thrush false bottom bag. The false bottom bag is really the way to go for me. I tend to run fairly cold, especially when inactive. I have to build a quilt wide in order to limit the drafts that come in when I toss and turn, whereas a […]

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Why I Prefer False Bottom Sleep Systems

By Dan Timmerman / March 18, 2021

When I first built these simple, top entry, false bottom bags, I thought they were going to be limited to colder temps because they lacked ventilation. However, for my personal temperature regulation, in many different climates and scenarios, I have not found too much limitation. I’m still looking, but so far I have found there […]

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Warmth Metrics in Box Chamber Construction

By Dan Timmerman / March 18, 2021

The total weight of the down fill in an item is the most often used method for determining the warmth rating of that item. However, despite it’s widespread use, total fill weight is a number that is subject to so many variables that it is far too unreliable to be used accurately to determine warmth. […]

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Sewn Through Baffle Construction and Its Effect on Warmth

By Dan Timmerman / March 18, 2021

Any loose fill item needs baffles to hold that fill in place and give shape to the item. In most down garments on the market for 3-4 season use the baffles are created by sewing the inner and outer shells together. This separates the fill into separate chambers. However, at some point in time these […]

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