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Which Is the Right Comforter for Me? 3 Comforter Options You’ll Love!

Is it possible to tell which comforter is right for you? Here are three options that you will love:

Your perfect dreamy bedding is incomplete without the right comforter. Finding the perfect comforter is like finding the perfect pair of jeans, it can be tricky, but it’s worth the effort! Well, we’re here to make the process a bit easier! Listed below are three comforter options that we know you are going to love: down comforters, down alternative comforters, and ultra feather comforters.

Down Comforters

  • Natural & eco-friendly down fill
  • Warmth without weight
  • Breathable
  • Soft & fluffy
Down Comforter

As Mother Nature’s insulator, natural down provides warmth without weight. Compared to synthetic materials, down has an unparalleled advantage when it comes to regulating body temperature. It is highly breathable, able to “wick away” body sweat and moisture while keeping you warm and dry when you need to be. Down comforters are good for warm sleepers, or people living in warm climates as they help to maintain a more even body temperature throughout the night.

Types of Down

Natural down consists of the fluffy layer found beneath the feathers of waterfowl, such as geese and ducks, which provides exceptional insulation and warmth.

Goose Down Comforters: Goose down is the most commonly used type of down for down comforters. There are two variants, white and gray goose down. White goose down is popularly used because it doesn’t show through white comforter shells. Additionally, since goose clusters are typically larger than duck clusters, goose down tends to have a higher fill power. Goose down is also less odorous because geese only eat grass, whereas ducks can eat a wide variety of foods.

Duck Down Comforters: Duck down, on the other hand, is easier to source for manufacturers and therefore provides a more cost-effective price to the consumer.

When it comes to compression and durability, for the same fill power, they are very similar. With proper care and maintenance, these comforters will last you many years.

Fill Power

Fill power is the measurement that defines the amount of space a single ounce of down takes up. The fill power of your comforter is usually listed on its packaging. A comforter with a higher fill power indicates a better quality comforter. Comforters with higher fill powers will also loft higher.

BONUS Tip!

When you bring your new comforter home, it may take up to 72 hours after unpacking for it to expand and achieve maximum loft and fluff.

Down Alternative Comforters

  • Synthetic fill
  • More affordable than down comforters
  • Allergy friendly
  • Easy to maintain
Down Alternative Comforter

Down alternative duvets or comforters have the similar smooth, cozy feel of down but use synthetic filling such as rayon, or polyester fill. As a man-made alternative to down, this is a good option for vegans. Since down alternative comforters tend to be allergy friendly, people with allergies may benefit from them. However, down alternative comforters require more filling in order to deliver the same level of warmth, which is why they tend to be heavier. Down alternative comforters are not as effective at regulating temperature as natural down. 

Nonetheless, down alternative comforters are usually more cost-effective, can be machine washed, and are easier to maintain than natural down comforters.

Ultra Feather or Nano Comforters

  • Natural & eco-friendly feather fiber fill
  • More affordable than down comforters
  • Breathable
  • Soft & fluffy
Ultra Feather Comforter

Ultra feather comforters are filled with quill-free natural feather and down. They are different from normal down feather comforters because these are processed with an extra step to remove the solid feather quill, thus giving each feather comforter a down-like feel while preventing quills from poking through. These comforters offer the softness of pure down without the potential discomfort of feathers. If you are on a budget and want a comforter that has natural fill and is comfortable, then an ultra feather comforter may be the right choice for you.

Final Thoughts

While buying a new comforter, we know there are a lot of things to consider. There are several options available depending on your requirements, warmer or colder regions, and budget. Our experts at Puredown carefully study these requirements and manufacture a wide range of comforters to meet every need! Our customers trust us to provide them with a comforter that perfectly fits their criteria. If you need any advice about what bedding would be best for you, we’re happy to assist you. Feel free to come and let us know your thoughts, ideas, or just to say “Hi!”, on our Facebook or Instagram channels.

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