What To Consider When Buying a Down Comforter
When it comes to bedroom stuff, a blanket is the main staple, apart from the pillow. Yes, a down comforter isn't only perfect for those living in Alaska. It provides comfort to those who want to be comfortable on chilly nights. Who wouldn't want to sleep soundly in the first place?
Down bedding products come in a wide array of weights, qualities, colours, and sizes that you can choose from. When it comes to blankets, a down comforter is said to be the most sought after, as it’s the most comfortable. However, there are a few things to consider if you're planning to invest in down comforters.
That said, here's what you should take into consideration when buying a down comforter or blanket:
First off, the warmth your blanket gives you should be a major consideration. What are blankets for, in the first place? They should be able to keep you warm during cold nights or when your AC is especially chilly. Some people sleep with multiple blankets while others are alright with just one. Luckily, there is a wide array of blankets with varied weights and fillings. The question is, how warm do you want to be while you sleep? That will help you decide which blanket is the most appropriate one for you.
When it comes to blankets, the size of your bed does matter. Of course, you can't expect to find a down comforter that perfectly fits your bed size. But as much as possible, look for a blanket that will match your bed. Of course, you don't want to buy something too small. Getting a small blanket defeats its purpose in the first place. As a rule of thumb, you might want to get a comforter or blanket that drops down the sides of your bed.
We bet you might have heard of the word 'Fill Power' associated with blankets or comforters. But if you don’t know what it means, fill power is a term used to describe the quality of down. They say that the higher the fill power is, the larger and stronger the clusters of down are. Large clusters have superior insulation, breathe better, and last longer than smaller ones. That said, it's best to compare the fill power of blankets that different manufacturers provide. The quality of your down comforter can make a big difference in the quality of your sleep.
You need to take your budget into consideration. What do you expect? Expensive blankets are usually made of pure, white, hypoallergenic goose down. However, the less expensive blankets may have a lower grade of down. They may even be made of a combination of down and feathers. The question is, can you afford costly down comforters, or would you rather settle for more affordable ones? In the end, you have to strike a balance between affordability and quality.
Outer Fabric Thread
It's worth noting that the outer fabric thread of your chosen blanket counts as well. Although most down clusters seem rather soft and fluffy, chances are they will leak through any fabric that holds them. So why not purchase a cover that’s tightly woven with a high thread count? With a cover like that, you won't have to worry about the down or feathers sneaking out. The good thing is, some manufacturers of blankets make sure to seal in the edges.
Finally, you need to ask yourself if you want a blanket with cover or not. Most down comforters have "duvet cover," or a "pillowcase" used to cover the large quilt. These covers add some weight and aesthetic value to your large blankets. They also serve to protect the down comforter from dirt and dust. That said, we recommend that you use a cover for your down comforter in order to take good care of your new blanket.
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