Are you looking for a comforter that soothingly envelopes you into a deep, peaceful slumber? Then, you are in the right place. When buying bedding, you want to take into consideration your surroundings, as well as your requirements. Fill power, fill weight, and type of filling are typically the three most important deciding factors when choosing comforters. A comforter's construction is another important aspect to consider when shopping for one. There are two main types of construction methods that we're going to be taking a look at today; Baffle box construction and Sewn-through construction.
What Is Baffle Box Construction?
Baffle box construction essentially has a thin strip of fabric sewn between the top and the bottom cover of the comforter, which creates a 3D chamber that helps to evenly distribute the fill and allow the down clusters to achieve maximum loft. This ensures that the warmth in the blanket is spread over your body more evenly and prevents you from getting too hot while you are sleeping.
What Are the Benefits of the Baffle Box?
- Traps more air and prevents heat loss
- Higher loft/fluffy comforter
- Keeps the inner filling from shifting
- Improves breathability and warmth of the comforter
- Eliminates cold spots
What Is Sewn-Through Construction?
Sewn-through construction is exactly what it sounds like. The top and bottom covers are stitched together, creating sealed “pockets” that prevent the fill from shifting. With sewn-through comforters, some heat escapes along the stitch lines, offering an ideal sleeping experience for hot sleepers.
Which Comforter Should You Buy?
Now that we've cleared up the definitions of baffle box and sewn-through construction, which one is better? Here's the thing, they both serve different purposes and have different advantages depending on the situation. The science of sleep isn't as simple as it sounds!
Both the baffle box and sewn-through styles can make sure the fill is properly distributed and prevent it from shifting. With its 3D chambers, the baffle box construction can trap more air and prevent heat loss, so it is more commonly used in winter comforters. If you tend to get cold often during sleep or live in a colder region, a baffle box comforter will be a great choice.
In sewn-through construction, as the two covers are sewn together, this style doesn't provide as much room for the inner fill as compared to a baffle box construction. Since the fabrics in the sewn-through method are stitched together, it creates cold spots along the stitch lines. This also means that sewn-through comforters can't trap as much air as a baffle box-style comforter. However, this won't be an issue for folks who have no problems keeping warm during sleep, or who live in a warmer region.
Final Thoughts on Baffle Box & Sewn-Through Construction
We hope this brief 101 on down construction styles should enable you to make an informed purchase next time you are out shopping for bedding! If you think this helped you out in any way, feel free to let us know! If you have any more questions about down, our products, our history, or just want to ask us what our favorite pizza topping is, simply head over to our Facebook channel and join our growing community of down enthusiasts!
At Puredown, we're always on hand to answer any questions from our community and we take pride in helping out all of those who are new to the benefits of down textiles for a superior level of sleep comfort. So, when you decide to purchase comforters, you will know how to identify these two different constructions and what to expect from them.