No. They use virtually the same fill and materials. I would get whichever bag suits your needs the best. I have a FF Penguin 10 because it the lightest rect/semi-rect bag for the temp rating out of the 2 companiesIs there any benefits of WM over FF? I’m leaning towards the FF because I’m near Seattle and can actually go into their store.
What do you mean by “takes a little more care and planning then a synthetic” ?I’ve never slept in a WM but own a Feathered Friends 20 degree Swallow. Before that I ran a down Marmot Helium. I live in Western Wa and backpack hunt the late seasons. I’ve always been fine using a down bag, it just takes a little more care and planning then a synthetic. Don’t think you can go wrong with either company, I liked walking into Featherd Friends and being able to try the bag out as well and buy local.
Thanks Jordan. I’m in Western British Columbia and down has always scared me. Currently using a Mountain Hardwear synthetic but damn it’s heavy.Mostly I just have to be a little more careful getting in/out of the tent or tarp when stripping off rain gear so I don’t get the bag wet. Also it can be challenging at times when moving camp and all your gears wet after being out a few days to keep it dry.