Selecting the Best Comforter (part 1)

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When you’re getting new shoes, you want to ensure that you’re getting the right pair: one that not only meets your needs but also fits your personality. When acquiring a duvet or comforter, you want to follow the same rules when buying new shoes. There are some choices involved in ensuring that you get high-quality bedding that suits your sleeping style and your budget. You should aim for the right fit while keeping in mind other important considerations.

Which brand sells the best organic or natural comforter?

We believe our customers deserve to not only sleep well but to sleep right. That is why at TheCleanBedroom we are dedicated to ensuring that you get the right bedding, without regard to a particular brand. The best comforter will be made of a unique ultra light weight material, and the down will provide a consistent year-round temperature using the best fill for bedding. Its combination of component will ensure that you have a more relaxed sleep.

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Find the best comforter for your sleeping environment

The most important consideration in choosing the best comforter for you is ensuring that the temperature of your environment matches the quilt’s weight. Due to a combination of factors such as foam mattresses, warm climates, increased body temperature as a result of age, or even that glass of wine they had after dinner, a lot of people tend to sleep in warm environments. This is why if you find yourself in this situation, it is advisable that you go for a light weight down comforter or blanket. For those who find themselves in cold climate, a thick comforter will do the magic. For when the chips are down, and the temperature outside falls below zero, and the house can no longer keep its warmth, all you can ask for and use is a thick comforter.

How to get most luxury for your money

The lightness, fluffiness, and rarity of a given down comforter account for its level of luxury. Nothing feels better than starting off a good night’s sleep feeling all snugly into a cloud-like comfort. Aside from the fact that we already pointed out that a higher fill power is responsible for giving more fluff and less weight, in choosing a luxury comforter, the thread count and the type of down should also be considered.


Thread count

The thread count refers to the number of threads per square inch of fabric. To a certain extent, the finer and more tightly woven fabric all depends on the number of thread count. A lot of people tend to use the thread count as a primary measure of quality, while in reality, a higher thread count doesn’t necessarily mean better quality. The golden rule when it comes to thread count is not to buy anything less than 200 and nothing more than 800. The fact is that a fabric using a thread count above that threshold will be still and dense, because of the way are woven, and the fiber quality does not allow for such density. The lowest thread count — referred to as muslin — is between 100 and 180. A high-quality fabric has a thread count higher than 200 while anything between 400 and 600 is considered “luxury.”  In conclusion, when trying to determine the feel and performance of any textile material, you need to go beyond the thread count. When it comes to comforters, fabric is quite different from duvets or sheets: they are tightly woven because their job is to keep the down inside the comforter. In the case of quilts, durability and weight lightness are the most important factors: an optimal bedding has thread count between 230 and 500. Fabric with a 1000 thread count has a feel of heaviness and has a smaller and weaker threads, which in the end compromises on down-proofs.

This article is the first part of a trilogy. You can find the second part here.