I second everything Lori says, including the Driducks poncho (she beat me to that one). About down's water resistance: just remember, it comes from geese who live on the water, much of the year in the arctic. Down resists water, you bet. Washing removes the natural water repellant oils. Just wipe off the outside of the quilt. I use rubbing alcohol or plain water - no detergent whatsoever.

DWR treatment makes fabric easier to wipe clean.

Edited by Spock (01/10/11 05:14 PM)