A comforter is made up with a duvet cover & comforter fillings.
1. Duvet Cover: Cotton or Silk?
Duvet covers are either cotton or silk. They both have their advantages and disadvantages.
|Cotton Duvet Cover|
|Silk Duvet Cover|
2. Comforter Fillings: Wool, Down or Silk?
There are mainly 4 kinds of fillings: cotton, wool, down and silk. Cotton can also be used as filling but it’s the worst so we just skip it.
|Wool Filling||Wool is a good insulator. Natural air pockets in wool help to keep the heat emanated by human body inside and help people stay warm during cold winter.||Wool is quite light weight; soft to the touch||Not hypoallergenic,|
|Down Filling||Down is a very good insulator, but can often be too good. Easy to make you overheat. Down comforters are unable to help keep your surroundings at a constant temperature and you will need a wider range of weights throughout the year.||Down is the lightest; soft to the touch||Not hypoallergenic, someone makes a combination of white goose down and other fibers which is hypoallergenic to some extent.|
|Silk Filling||Silk comforters keep you comfortable over a wider range of temperatures. They allow some of your body heat to escape they keep you contented rather than too hot or too cold.||silk is lighter than wool; soft to the touch, and a special “silky smooth” feeling||Naturally hypoallergenic, resists mold, dust mites, and mildew|
- if you live in very cold area, like Northern Canada, you don’t need to think about overheat issues, choose down filled comforter.
- if you live in less cold area and want a comforter that keeps you very warm in cold winter, choose wool filled comforter.
- if you live in less cold area and want a comforter that can be used throughout the year, both summer and winter, choose silk filled comforter.