A duvet is a comforter, similar to a blanket or quilt or best down comforter, but is filled with an insulating material such as cotton, wool, silk, polyester or down. You have heard that down comforters or down duvets offer an unparalleled sleep experience – and now you want one of your own.
We offer the highest quality in natural down fills, high thread count and traditional European quality construction. The following guide will illustrate the things to look for when you have made the decision to invest in a high quality down comforter.
Choosing the Best down Comforter
What exactly should you look for as you search for a new down comforter? Advertisements are touting white feathers over grey feathers, goose down versus duck down. Fill power and thread count are foreign, and who knew there was such a thing as warmth preference? Don’t let confusion stop you from finding the perfect down comforter. We have put together the following guide to assist you in your purchasing process of a down duvet or comforter.
Tips on How to Choose a Comforter:
Fill power. The higher the full power of a best down comforter, the larger and better quality the down inside. Big, strong clusters of down are warmer, more breathable and will outlast small, fragile down clusters. Fill power of 400 and below is low-grade down; a high-quality down comforter will start at a full power of 500. Luxury down comforters will have a full power of 700 and higher.
With a high fill power, less down is required to fill the same amount of space. Down comforters with a high fill power are lighter, fluffier and plusher.
Thread count refers to the number of threads per square inch of fabric. The higher the thread count, the finer and more tightly woven the fabric, and therefore the softer, silkier and cozier your down comforter will be. The lowest thread count is between 100 and 180 (referred to as muslin). A thread count higher than 250 is considered high quality cotton; thread count between 400 and 600 is luxury.
Fabric. A barrier weave is a tightly woven and finished fabric that keeps down in your comforter, and not leaking out. Up to 3 times more leak-proof than other fabrics, a tightly-woven fabric is designed to last and keep your down comforter in mint condition. Sweet dreams will not be interrupted either, as barrier weave mutes the sound of settling feathers.
Highest Thread Count Down Comforter
Shop Luxury Comforter
Using the highest quality materials comes naturally to us. Our Luxury Comforter stands out from the crowd. With a supple 680 Thread Count, 100% cotton fabric and the best 700 Fill Power White Goose Down, this comforter provides sumptuous luxury and warmth.
Construction and Design
Warmth distribution. Down that shifts to the edges of a comforter and away from the body is the plight of cheap down comforters. Look for a comfort lock system, which concentrates down over the “sleep zone” and keeps you warm and comfortable all night long.
Support. Be it a box design, a diamond box design or a baffle box design, best down comforter should be constructed to keep down evenly distributed and in place – with no bulky clumps or shifting down. Your down comforter should always lay smooth; a well-designed comforter will not pucker at the stitching over time.