Down comforter is cozy, luxurious and soft. Down comforter is snugly but not too hefty. Down comforter is warm but not too hot. Down comforter is light and lofty yet very breathable.
Down is light and fluffy. Down is the fluffy coating clustered beneath the feathers – usually on the belly of geese and ducks. It provides the insulation birds need to keep warm.
Humans have relied on down’s warmth and comfort for centuries. Fourteenth-century Europeans used down-filled feather beds and pillows to layer their mattresses. Down was passed down through generations because of its durable and hearty. Today, the highest quality down should perform the same.
When it comes to down comforter, you should consider the fill power – a measurement of how fluffy the down is. If you want to get high-quality blanket, you can choose the high down fill power. Fill power is a value equal to the number of cubic inches one ounce of that particular type of down fills. Fill power is, usually in the hundreds, a measurement of volume. For instance, one ounce of 700 fill power will take up 700 square inches of space while 600 fill power will take up 600 square inches.
The higher fill powers, the warm and higher blanket. It requires less down to fill the same space than a lower fill power down because fluffier down has higher insulating power, which needs to be heavier to get the same amount of warmth. The best quality duvets are perfectly warm yet incredibly lightweight because they have high fill power.
Besides, look for a baffle box design. To keep the filling evenly distributed throughout the comforter, the duvet is loosely quilted in a grid pattern, allowing it to reach its maximum loft, but keeps it all from sliding to the bottom.
Finally, you need to consider your climate and how you like to sleep when buying down comforter. Most down duvet inserts come in lightweight and all season varieties. All season duvets are warm enough for frigid winter nights without being heavy and suffocating because they have more of the same high fill power down than their lightweight compatriots.