For a cozy, warm night’s sleep, nothing is better than a comforter. There is no reason for you to be uncomfortable or cold again with the right down or all silk comforter. Here are a few buying tips.
You have to first make the decision on how warm of a comforter you would like. There are three basic levels:
Light Weight is the same as the warmth of two light cotton blankets or one wool blanket. Light weight comforters are awesome for warmer or summer climates.
Medium Weight is similar to the weight of a blanket and a quilt or 2 wool blankets. This is the most common all year round weight.
Heavy Weight is the same as the warmth of an electric blanket or 2 heavy quilts or 3 wool blankets. This is an awesome choice for highly cold winter climates.
What is Down Fill Power?
It’s defined as the no. of cubic inches that’s occupied by one ounce of down. Fill powers over 600 define the luxury market for down comforters. Your comforter offers more warmth for less weight when it possesses a high fill power. However, there’s a top end limit for both capability and cost. Down filled products from 800 to 900 fill power are very expensive and represent the highest level possible.
What is Down Fill Weight?
Fill weight is the overall no. of fill ounces in your down comforter. Ensure that you’re comparing apples to apples when you’re comparing down comforters. Comforters with mostly feathers as well as a low percentage of down are normally an awesome product with a low price point. HOWEVER, a 60 ounce 5% down comforter down comforter might only have half a 30 ounce 95% down comforter’s insulation value.
Why is the percentage of Down Fill important?
Down comforters possess a mixture of feathers and down. Down is the awesome stuff. You would like as much down as much as possible in a down comforter. The only disadvantage is the price. A comforter with more down and fewer feathers is more expensive.