Do you know the difference between down and feather pillows and duvets?
The feathers of birds not only help them fly but also keep them warm and dry. Feathers are larger and heavier, as their quill run down the middle of the feather and the strands attached to it are thicker. Feathers are long and flat. To provide the same insulation, more feathers are needed. Generally, feather bedding is cheaper and heavier than down.
Down is a fine layer of fluffy, spherical feathers. We can find these feathers under the exterior feather of a bird, usually the belly. The composition of down feathers not only insulates properties they possess but also makes them softer and lighter than others.
Down products are lofty and long-lasting because the down cluster has lots of natural spring back. The thicker the clusters, the better insulation they provide.
Generally, we can find down in either duck or goose. Considering geese have larger down clusters and fluffier feathers which will offer better insulating properties and longevity, many people will choose goose.
Feather or Down
Many people think comfort aids in better sleep, so they like sleeping on or beneath feather or down bedding.
Both feather and down can keep you warm without feeling uncomfortable. Both feather and down are good at maintaining a suitable temperature during the night as they serve naturally – insulating ducks and geese in all weathers.
The bedding is light and the fluffy texture enables bedding to trap warm air, as you don’t need many feathers or down to keep you warm.
Besides, the lofty structure allows moisture, keeping you cool and dry. All of these factors will help to create a perfect micro-climate to seep in.