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Quick Down Comforter Buying Guide

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You might think a down comforter is nothing more than a covering to keep you warm at night. While this is partially true, comforters can also increase comfort in your bedroom. For this reason, it's important to choose your selection wisely. If you are searching for a new down comforter, here are just some of the factors you want to consider along your search.


The first factor to consider is how much warmth you need the comforter to provide. For example, a shopper in Alaska is going to have different needs than someone in southern California. Even aside from the climate, your own heat temperament plays a role.

For example, someone who likes to be cool at night will have different needs. Make sure you understand this since all down comforters are not the same. Different manufacturers have different warmth ratings. Make sure you don't purchase the comforter without first assessing its warmth rating to see if it's right for you.


A quality comforter will last a considerable amount of time, preventing you from having to replace your comforter frequently, which is ideal. To achieve this, focus on thread count, the number of threads placed per square inch of the fabric. The greater the thread count, the more tightly woven the fabric and the higher the quality.

Although it might seem like a more economical option to purchase the comforter with the lower thread count, when you consider the number of times you would have to replace it compared to a higher thread count, the initial investment is well worth it.  


You also want to consider your allergies when it comes to choosing a down king comforter set. Real down comforters are going to be harvested from duck and goose feathers, which can cause concern for allergy sufferers. While it's not exactly the feathers that cause the problem, it's the dust particles that can accumulate on the feathers that cause the concern.

If dust is a problem for you, consider a hypoallergenic down or even a down-alternative. Both of these options can offer the same warmth and quality as traditional down, but can provide a more restful sleep for those with allergies. 

Taking your time to choose the best down comforter for your needs can help ensure you have something you like today, as well as into the future. Take your time until you find exactly what you're looking for.