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Moisture: The ultimate enemy of down is moisture. This can begin even at the point of origin before you buy from the manufacturer not properly drying the comforter fill or it can happen from humidity in the home. There are many ways for moisture to attack your down comforter. Improper washing and drying can be culprits too, as down requires a lot of time to dry.
Down comforters are almost a must-have bedding these days. They are incredibly beautiful, functional, and provide the nice warmth needed. The fabric is breathable, and lightweight, making them great for all season use. They come in a huge array of styles and price ranges. Whether you are going for the high-end Hungarian goose down comforter or the polyester alternative down comforter, you are going to notice the difference in how you rest at night.

Quilts utilize either down or synthetic insulation. Down insulation is more thermally efficient (with a superior warmth-to-weight ratio) and compresses better than synthetic insulation. However, down insulation also has downsides; it is more expensive and unable to provide good warmth when exposed to moisture (sweat, rain, high humidity etc.). Nevertheless, as quilts are primarily intended for lightweight hiking, we only included quilts with down insulation in this review.


Gusseting: This is a construction technique which is widely underused, but should be applied more often due to the extra security it provides in durability and resilience of the comforter. Think of it like a thick ribbing or edging against the side walls to secure a comforter's top and bottom layers together. This style provides maximum loft and can have either a baffle-box or sewn-through construction.

Goose down can be found from birds captured in the wild. Goose down is larger and fluffier than duck. Either one of these choices will provide the same kind of insulation. Another difference is goose down clusters typically is taken from older or larger geese and have fewer odor issues unlike found sometimes with duck. Feathers used for lower quality bedding are often cut up into small pieces as a fill.
Pacific Coast’s Luxury Goose Down Comforter is filled with divine 700 fill power goose down, the highest quality down you can find short of buying a $10000 eiderdown comforter. High quality craftsmanship and attention to detail combined with premium white goose down makes this one of the warmest and coziest comforters I have ever come across. “Real Simple” magazine thinks so too! This comforter was chosen as the best down comforter for year round use by “Real Simple”.
Alternative down comforters require more synthetic fill in order to equal the same kind of warmth a true down comforter provides. This makes them heavier. They also have to be replaced more often due to the fast breakdown of synthetic fibers. Some ideal synthetic fills are polyester, cotton, and wool. Plus you will find these types of comforters to be a budget-friendly option.
The ultimate in luxury! Our amazing light 750 + fill power 60 oz fill weight white down comforter floats within a 500 Thread count 100% cotton. The result is a comforter so luxurious and soft, you will believe you are truly covering with a cloud, night after night. This comforter also features Baffle Box Design to avoid any shifting in your comforter and side gusset for the maximum warmth throughout the comforter
Fill Power: This is the goose down fill to be put in the comforter measured in cubic inches. The rule of thumb on fill is “The higher fill power, the higher the quality of comforter”. A high fill power is going to be more insulating and warmer but still remaining light and with loft. Our suggestion is to start at a fill power of at least 600 (commercial quality) with around 700+ being perfect loft, retaining body heat evenly. The higher the cubic inch measure of the fill power the higher the loft. 
Comforters are compressed during transport, this is not permanent. You can restore the natural loft with a vigorous shake and put it on your bed. It takes only a day for the fluffy loft to resume. Maintain the beautiful look of your comforter by shaking it out on a weekly basis to redistribute the down inside. Some comforters can go in the dryer on low or no heat to fluff. Add a couple tennis balls to help the fluff along. Any comforter made of sateen over 600 thread count cannot go into the dryer, but must be professionally cared for.
Gusseting: This is a construction technique which is widely underused, but should be applied more often due to the extra security it provides in durability and resilience of the comforter. Think of it like a thick ribbing or edging against the side walls to secure a comforter's top and bottom layers together. This style provides maximum loft and can have either a baffle-box or sewn-through construction.
Cushy, down-filled comforters are a total treat to curl up with at night. There's plenty to love about them, from their lofty look, to the silk-like feathery feel. Beyond the general look and cost of a new down comforter, those who are in the market for making this major bedding upgrade may want to pay special attention to the various fill power options out there, in order to get the most out of your investment.
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