Looking for the best comforters you can buy? Well, then you have snuggled in at the right place. All you need to do is to take some guidance from this article and make your choice! Read on to sleep in comfort.
Do you think all comforters are created equal? Your perspective would somersault when you conceive that all comforters do not possess equivalent fabric and weave. Comforters serve to be the bare essentials to make your bedding laudable with your every wink spent in comfort. However, you must have the knack to choose the best comforter for yourself. How? Well, I have an answer. You will have a clear idea of how you could choose a luxury comforter, what you must look out for and which comforters in the actual are the best ones to keep you snug and warm.
How to Choose a Comforter
In the most elementary sense, the fill is the degree to which the comforter proves to be fluffed or puffed up. The more fluffy the comforter, the more space it fills in the comforter, thereby delivering serene comfort. The fluff of comforters are measured on a 600 to 800 scale. The higher the figure, the more comfortable and fluffy is the comforter.
The thread count, also called the fabric or the weave is also an important prerequisite to comprehend the quality of the comforter. The thread count is the number of threads, contained in one square inch of fabric. A higher thread count of the fabric reflects that the fabric is light and soft. A higher density of the thread count also signifies that the weave is tightly bound which prevents the fill from leaking inside the comforter. The lightness of the comforter also helps the comforter to puff up well. A higher thread count thus, is preferable in terms of comfort provision.
The hypoallergenic nature of down comforters being an extremely popular choice with men is a primary element in classifying comforters as cleanly built. To ensure that the comforter fills are clean when packed and weaved, they are washed 15 or more times to get rid of dust particles, dirt and organic matter. There are two cleanliness tests that are conducted in the bedding industry. They are:
- Oxygen test – This test determines the amount of organic material that is left behind in the fill. The lesser the residue of the organic material, the better the quality of the fill. The standard that is acceptable in the industry is 10.
- Turbidity test – It is a measure of dust and dirt that is suspended in the material. The measurement of turbidity ranges on a scale of 60 to 550. The figure 60 on the scale indicates unwashed feathers and 550, on the other hand, marks the superior quality of the comforter fill and weave.
Type of Down
The down type of the comforter is a decision-making factor in terms of quality. As long as the comforters are labeled 75% down, they could be termed as pure down. Here are the type of downs in an ascending order of superiority in quality.
- Duck feather
- Duck feather and Down
- Goose feather and Down
- Goose down
- Hungarian Down Siberian Down
To have a warm comforter it is required that the weight be checked. For a warm feel, the fill needs to be maximized, making the comforter light and warm in weight. A higher fill power is what you must look out for. A high-grade down is warmer than the feather fills.
You need to look out for the sewing quality. Better sewing regards more durability and lesser are the chances for the sewing to stitch out. Comforters should preferably be baffled and thus the comforters have a better puff to flaunt, also adding strength to the comforter. Comforters which are sewn through are usually light weight comforters, thus, not meant for winters.
Comforters you can Count on
Here are some comforters that are of superior quality and deliver maximum comfort. Make your choice and have your winner comforter cuddle you with its superior fills.
Eddie Bauer Superior Light
This comforter is as warm as a wool blanket. This comforter is made from goose feather down and is extremely useful when the chill in the air makes your body tremble and become numb. This is a comforter that is fluffy and light weight. If you want to have your comforters washed, all you need to do is to machine wash them and they are ready to serve you again. Price range: $359.
Pacific Coast Luxury
This one is perfect for those months when you have mixed feelings about the weather. You neither feel too hot nor do you feel too cold. The construction of the comforter is such that the goose down is spared from shifting. Just give it a shake to maintain its fluffiness. Professional launder is what the comforter requires in terms of its handling. Price range: $350 approx.
The Company Store Alberta Supersize Ultra Warmth
This one is meant for extremely cold climates. It is filled with breathable goose down. It is wider than average. It’s the perfect choice for all those who love tossing, turning, and hog the blanket in bed. Machine wash is the recommended maintenance requirement. Price range: $279
Ikea Mysa Vete, Warmth Rate 3
More-affordable duck down and feathers are chosen for the fill and is the type of down in this comforter. The weight is slightly heavier, however, the comforter keeps its prices lighter than others. Gives satisfactory warmth. Laundry is what is required with this comforter. Price range: $80.
Plumeria Bay Winter Mulberry Silk
For all those who are prone to allergies, this comforter is packed with silk filaments enveloped inside a satin feel cover. It is a little heavier than down, however, it is gentle and does not pound its weight on you. It delivers satisfactory warmth. Dry-clean is demanded to maintain this comforter. Price range: $369.
Yves Delorme Continental
This has a top-quality goose down fluff to flaunt its ethereal warmth deducing abilities. Cotton batiste is enveloped outside and is great to touch and toss around with. Professionally laundered maintenance is a must. Price Range: $585
Garnet Hill Primaloft
The hypoallergenic filling is breathable and light, and does not bunch up the way down does. It also dries much faster after laundering and provides moderate warmth. Machine wash is recommended. Price range: $228.
Note – The prices mentioned may not conform to exact market value of the product. However, an effort is made to provide you with close approximations of the same.
These were some of the vital ingredients that prove to contribute in enhancing the comfort contours of comforters. I cannot wait to slip into my prized-possessed comforter. Can you wait to slip between the sheets! Well, Goodnight!