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If you’ve ever stayed in a luxury hotel before, you can probably attest to just how fluffy and comfortable the comforter was. And if you’re looking to recreate the five-star hotel experience at home by looking for a similar fluffy down comforter, well, you’ve come to the right place.
Here, we’ve founded up our favorite fluffy down comforters so you can stay cozy and relaxed all year long.
What Are the Fluffiest Down Comforters?
First, let’s take a look at what makes a fluffy down comforter, and what qualities to consider during your search.
When it comes to the materials of your down comforter, you have a few options. Goose down has to be the most popular since goose feathers produce bigger down clusters, perfect for cooler climates and added warmth. Goose feathers are soft, fluffy, shapeable, have great heat-trapping qualities and are very resilient (specifically Hungarian goose down). This is why goose-down comforters are so popular (and also more expensive than lesser quality duck down).
On the other hand, duck feathers are more accessible and affordable than geese. They have smaller clusters and provide less insulation, perfect for warmer climates. Duck down is an excellent choice for those on a budget.
How your comforter is constructed will greatly impact how the warmth distributes throughout the comforter. Traditionally, a baffle box provides more strength and allows the down to loft to its fullest while maintaining even distribution within the boxes.
Then, there’s the gusseted stitch, where an extra strip of fabric connects the front and back sides. Sewn-through stitching is similar to the baffle box without the extra material strip.
Finally, you can opt for diamond quilt stitching that creates compartments for filling and prevents clumping. When shopping for a down comforter, make sure to review the product features to see what kind of construction was used in the making of your potential future comforter.
Down comforters also come with a label that marks the percentage of down fill. This is an important feature that marks the warmth of your comforter, as the number on it will directly correspond to its quality. The higher that power, the more fluffiness, and insulating properties your comforter may have.
Usually, 500-600 fill power is a good quality comforter for those who live in warmer climates. The ones between 600-700 provide optimal warmth, while the fill power of 700+ is something you don’t see on your shelves every day. They are best suited for very low temperatures and have a heftier price tag because they are made from molting geese.
The thread count refers to the number of threads per square inch of fabric in a down comforter. The higher the thread, the more tightly woven, finer, and long-lasting the comforter will be. You can section standard thread count into low, high, and luxury qualities. Low is usually under 200, high is 200-400, and luxury goes above 400. Most materials with a higher thread count are not durable, so choosing a comforter with a thread count of 250 to 500 will be your best option as an all-season down comforter.
Your decision on choosing the size of your comforter will depend on whether you want a comforter to sit perfectly on top of your bed or if you want one that drapes off the sides. In general, if your comforter is not as long as your mattress, you may be exposed in the middle of the night. On the other hand, it will drag across the floor if it’s too long.
Down comforters usually range from white to gray. White ones are the go-to choice for most shoppers since they blend better with other materials. However, color doesn’t overtake quality, so let this be a secondary consideration when browsing.
Before following through with a purchase, decide on your budget. Comforters can usually range from low-budget options like duck down at around $80 to pure, white, hypoallergenic goose down comforters at about $800. We suggest looking into special sales if you’re set on a particular comforter because the purchase will pay off in the long run.
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