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How to Choose a Down Comforter

How to Choose a Down Comforter

Natural down comforters and duvets are some of the most luxurious and comfortable bedding purchases you can make. Down fill’s natural warmth and softness offers superior breathability, exceptional loft, comfort, and excellent insulation that keeps you cool during warm summer nights and warm throughout the winter months. We specialize in creating heirloom quality down bedding, so we’ve taken the time to understand the factors that help you choose what’s suitable for your bedroom. Take a look at our selection of down comforters and learn how to select a beautiful, sumptuous comforter that will accentuate your bedroom’s comfort.

The Basics of Choosing a Down Comforter

Down comforters are always worth the splurge. You can expect to get at least ten years out of a high-quality down comforter. A down comforter can be a lasting investment in your comfort, so it’s essential to pick one that’s right for you. Here are some of the critical factors you should consider when shopping for down comforters.


Whether you are a hot or cold sleeper, different types of fabric can be better for you than others. Luckily, there are plenty of options for creating the ideal sleeping environment depending on your sleeping preference. Cotton is a popular comforter fabric, mainly because of its versatility. It’s also breathable, and can even absorb moisture, making it an excellent choice for people who tend to overheat at night. Another positive about cotton is that it’s generally easy to clean and take care of. The fibers are strong enough to last through years of use, but soft enough to feels smooth against your skin. If you’re looking for a more affordable comforter, consider one that’s made from polyester. It is a synthetic fiber that is known for its durability, stain resistance and wrinkle-free properties. It’s also machine washable. Polyester comforters are generally durable, making them a good choice for families with pets or children who may be rough on their bedding.

Fill Power

Fill power is an essential component you want to look for when shopping for a comforter. A comforter’s fill power is a direct reflection of its quality. Fill power measures how much space one ounce of down will take up in cubic inches. Therefore, your comforter will be fluffier because of larger clusters and lighter with a higher fill power. Fill power also contributes to a comforter’s warmth level. The right fill power for you depends on your climate. If you live in a place with very cold winters and you sleep cold, invest in a heavyweight duvet insert that is filled with more of the same high fill power down as it’s lightweight counterpart. Otherwise, get a lightweight or medium weighted duvet insert to maximize comfort during those hot summer months.

Construction of Your Comforter

Typically, down comforters are made using either two types of construction: sewn-through or baffle box comforters.

Baffle Box Construction

Baffle box construction essentially has thin strips of fabric sewn between the top and the bottom cover of the comforter, which creates a 3D chamber that helps to distribute the fill evenly and allows 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.

Sewn-Through Box Construction

The sewn-through construction method is precisely what it sounds like. The top and bottom covers are stitched together, creating sealed “pockets” that prevent the fill from shifting. In addition, some heat escapes along the stitch lines, making sewn-through comforters ideal for hot sleepers.

Dimensions of Your Bed

In the world of down comforters, sizes are flexible. There is a wide selection of comforter sizes to suit any preference. You can choose a size that corresponds with your bed size and gives your bedroom a sleek and clean look, or you can choose an oversized comforter that turns your bedroom into cloud-like heaven. The larger size also brings attention to your bedding while keeping you warm. The standard sizes for comforters are Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full/Queen, Queen, Oversized Queen, King, and Oversized King sized down comforters.

Choosing Your Plush Companion With Puredown

Your down comforter is just as unique as you. Embrace it with a full selection of down comforters from Puredown, including plush and light options in different sizes. Our quality comforters are made with the highest quality materials and utmost care because we know how important it is to have a comfortable and restful night’s sleep. Proper care and maintenance are key to a down-filled comforter’s longevity. Use your fluffy comforter with a comforter cover, duvet cover or comforter protector to enhance the durability of your perfect comforter. Treat your down-filled all-season comforter or duvet insert with love, and it’ll be there for you night after night—year after year.

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