Down Comforters

Written by Tara Peris
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There's nothing quite like a down comforter to help you get a good night's sleep. Few things rival the sensation of sinking into plush goose down feathers, and they have a distinctive ability to invoke a state of deep relaxation. Indeed, a few minutes enveloped in a high-quality comforter will leave just about everyone ready for slumber.

Generally speaking, comforters are priced based on down fill. The denser the feather-fill of the blanket, the more you can expect to pay. Thankfully, today's down comforters provide a variety of options in this arena, with average fills ranging from 250 to 600 and prices as low as 100 dollars. For those who wish to trim costs, it is also possible to look for blend of goose down and synthetic feathers.

Tips for the Goose Chase

Although the quality of the down is one determinant of comforter quality, there are several other factors that contribute to a good blanket. In general, high quality comforters have box stitching that keeps the feathers from clumping. They are also made with high-thread count sheets that allow the feathers to breathe and distribute warmth easily. Good materials and first-rate construction will make any grade of down-fill perform better.

One of the most effective ways to find a good comforter is to look online. There's no need to spend your time aimlessly driving from one retailer to the next hoping to find what you need. Those guys will always have inflated prices. Online distributors can offer high-quality down comforters at competitive prices, making it worth your while to shop from home.

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