Although down comforters are especially useful for keeping you warm, they are not only ideal for the colder regions of the world. In fact, they are one of the most commonly bought bedding items around because they are so useful.
The down comforter is the most popular out of the comforter collection for a number of reasons. Down is very lightweight which makes the down filled comforter very comfortable to use. This is possibly the main reason why down comforter sets top the list. There are, however, plenty of other benefits of buying this particular type of comforter, and our tips will provide you with all the information you need to know.
Are you a warm or cool sleeper?
Everyone has their own preferences of how they like to sleep, and this includes the temperature they like to sleep at. Some people can quite happily have the heating turned right up, the electric blanket on and a thick duvet on them, whereas others prefer only thin bedding layers even during winter months.
Down comforters are available in a wide range of fills and weights. Before you look for a comforter you should at least consider which is going to be best suited to your sleeping habits. Obviously don't buy down comforters that are heavy if it is going to make you uncomfortable during the night!
How much fill do you need?
The quality of down is often referred to by a term called "fill power". The stronger and larger the groups of down means higher fill power. This ultimately means longer lasting down, superior insulation, and better breathing than smaller groups of down.
So, what does this mean?
Well, it means you should compare the "fill power" of different makes of comforters before you buy. Some people often think more is better, but you should buy a comforter that has enough fill power for your needs rather than the most.
Consider bed and comforter size
Comforters come in a variety of sizes, but not all will fit your bed perfectly. So that you buy the best down comforter for your bed size you should take measurements first. Some may be sized to fit in-between sizes such as queen to full down comforter sets. Remember that the comforter should come over the sides of the bed, so for comforter sizes that are just on the limit of your bed size you might want to buy the next size up. Do not buy king down comforters if you have a california king bed, spend the time measuring your bed and buying the best size comforter.
Decide on a budget for your new comforter
High quality often comes at a high cost financially, and some of the more expensive sets of goose down comforters will show this with use of pure hypoallergenic goose down. With cheap down comforter sets however, there may be lower quality down or a mixture of down and feathers. Although you will find most still offer comfort and warmth, consider investing a little more to make your purchase worthwhile.
One of my favorites is the Pacific Coast down comforter, but of course there are several brands that are worth considering. In fact, searching online will more than likely suggest a number of discount down comforters where you can find some real bargains. Some of the best down comforters can be found for cheaper than recommended retail price if you spend a bit of time looking for a down comforter sale, and there's no better place than the internet for this very purpose!
Buying a down comforter cover
Down clusters can and will leak through any fabric that holds them, so you should buy a cover. The cover needs to be woven tightly and have a high thread count. This will mean your comforter is leak proof, and no down should escape.