A Down Duvet is one of the most luxurious items you can treat yourself to. This lightweight, insulating cover feels like sleeping under a cloud. However, it is an investment. If treated properly a duvet can last 10+ years. So consider these 4 factors when investing in this luxury item.
Loft Factor: The higher the number the lighter, fluffier and warmer your down duvet will be. Not all down is created equal. The best down comes from a full mature bird. Many down products are filled with a less expensive, smaller down cluster that comes from an immature bird. This down will not be as warm or fluffy and will also break down faster than a higher quality down cluster.
Thread Count: The higher the Thread Count, the lighter the Shell. The higher thread count shells means a lighter and fluffier down duvet. Not all shells are created equal. A high quality shell that is a sateen weave and finished properly will provide a light weight, down proof encasement. Improperly finished shells will make a crinkling should that is not luxurious to sleep under.
Construction: Baffle Box Construction. Build for maximum warmth and fluffiness. Even distribution of down eliminate cold spots. Baffle box constructions is usually in 12" square with four sides. For example if you took the top layer off you would see boxes sewn together without their "lid" on.
Sewn Through Box Construction. Built for easy care and durability. Sewn Through Box construction is usually in 10" squares where two pieces of fabric are sewn together to create the box appearance.
ThermaL Level: The more down in the Duvet, the warmer it will be. Picking the right level for you is important.
Light: Best in warmer rooms/hot sleepers
Medium: Best for cooler rooms/warm sleepers
Warm: Best used in cold rooms/cold sleepers
High: Only for the coldest rooms/cold sleepers