We sell High Quailty Down Comforters on eBay and this guide is to help you make the best choice in your purchase when you are considering a down comforter.
Down is the lightest best insulator known to man. Nature has designed it to help maintain optimum core body temperature by transferring heat away from the body when the air outside the down layer is hot, and by holding in heat when the air outside is cold.
The finest quality Down Comforters will have a fill power of at least 600. They will be baffle wall construction, with a high thread count, 100% cotton cover. They will provide lightweight, year round warmth and come with an extended warranty.
The measurement of the quality of the down. The higher the fill power, the fluffier the comforter. The benefit is that less down is needed to fill the comforter, resulting in lightweight year round warmth. Look for down comforters with a fill power of at least 550. More luxurious quality down comforters will have a fill power of at least 600.
Baffle Wall Construction- The finest quality Down Comforters will be of baffle wall construction. Baffling or baffle wall refers to sewn in cloth walls which help keep the down from shifting and prevent cold spots.
Hypo Allergenic- Down that has gone through a series of steps to remove all the impurities, dirt and dander, will be noted as hypoallergenic or allergy free. Most people are not allergenic to down, but rather, to the impurities within the down. Not all Down Comforters are hypoallergenic.
Thread Count- The number of threads per square inch of fabric. The finest quality Down Comforters will have a 100% cotton cover with a thread count of at least 200. The higher the thread count, the more durable and softer the cover. The higher thread count covers protect down from impurities as well as keep the down inside the comforter.
100% Cotton Covers- A cotton cover will be breathable, lending to the insulation and fluffiness of the comforter.
Gently shake your new Comforter to air it out and refluff the Down.
Use a Duvet Cover to keep your Comforter cleaner, longer.
Machine-wash and dry on gentle settings, or professionally dry clean for best results.
Store your Down Comforter in a breathable bag, avoiding plastic which will trap moisture & mildew.
The need to redistribute the fill in your Down Comforter is a natural occurrence not a defect.
Simply redistribute the Down by shaking it toward the area where you want it, or by laying the comforter on a flat surface and pushing the Down to that area.
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