How to choose the best Down Comforter

A duvet is actually a comforter, similar to a quilt or blanket, but is filled with some insulating materials such as wool, cotton, silk, polyester or the down. You have heard that down duvets or the down comforters often an incomparable sleep experience- and now you want one of your own.

Here are the highest quality in the natural down fills, good thread count and the traditional quality construction. The following words will illustrate the things to look for, when you have the decision to spend in the best down comforter(visit here).

What actually should you look for as you are searching for a new down comforter?? There are different product features are available at different comforter sites. It becomes somewhat confusing for the customers that which one is the best for them. So, for resolving this problem, I put together some guide and you can also check the down comforter reviews, that will surely help you in the purchasing process of a down duvet or the down comforter.

Tips on How to Choose a Comforter

➢    Down

Fill power. “Higher the fill power of the down comforter, better and larger quality the down inside”. Big and strong clusters of the down are warmer and more breathable. A good-quality down comforter will start at the fill power of 500 and the fill power of 400 and below is a low-grade down. Luxury or the best Down Comforters will have the fill power of 700 or higher.
The down comforters with a higher fill power are fluffier, lighter and plusher.

➢    Quality

Down comes from the underside of the waterfowl like geese or ducks. Down has the three-dimensional structure, which allows each cluster to trap air and keeps you warm – something that synthetic elements cannot duplicate.
The high-quality down comes from a mature bird; the young down have a poor fill power and also breaks down easily. There is no difference in the quality between white and gray down or goose and duck down.

➢    Materials

The Thread count refers to the number of threads using in per square inch of fabric. The higher the thread count, more tightly woven the fabric, and therefore the silkier, softer and cozier the down comforter will be. The lowest thread count is between 100 and 200. The thread count higher than 250 is considered as high quality cotton and thread count between 450 and 600 is luxurious.
Fabric. A barrier weave is the tightly woven and fabric that keeps down in the comforter and not leaking out. 3 times more leak-proof than the other fabrics, the tightly-woven fabric is designed to keep the down comforter more warm.

Design and Construction

Warmth distribution. Down that moves to the edges of the comforter and away from the body is the predicament of a cheap down comforter. Look for the comfort lock system, that concentrates down over “sleep zone” and keeps you comfortable and warm all night long.

Reference : http://comforterinsight.com

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