Friday, January 14, 2005

Insulating Properties of Down

Down Bedding Info

1. Types of Down and Feather Bedding
Down mainly comes from underneath the feathers of geese and ducks, but other waterfowl also produce down. Down grows against the skin and keeps the geese warm. Luxury down comforters are available to fit all sizes of beds and are priced accordingly. Luxury down comforters can be found at discount bedding prices online.

2. Feather Fill for Comforters
Genuine goose down is three-dimensional, with clusters that interlock through millions of filaments. Down clusters in your down comforter create a fluffy air trap that keeps you warm, even when air in the bedroom is exceptionally cold. If you’re anticipating a frigid winter, choose a winter fill down comforters from Biltmore Estate Bedding Collection. High quality down comforters won't wear out easily.

3. Goose Down Comforters
A Goose down comforter make amazingly light and very comfortable to sleep under. Since goose down allows moisture, such as perspiration, to escape (a process called wicking), a goose down comforter is more pleasant to sleep under than one with synthetic filling. You’ll never feel clammy under quality goose down comforters. Down comforters are more suitable for a variety of temperatures and climates than other types of bedding.

4. Feather Bedding
Down is the soft, inner plumage of waterfowl, such as geese and ducks. Down has abundant, light, fluffy filaments extending in all directions but does not have a feather’s quill shaft. Down comforters keep humans warm, providing breathable comfort. Down comforters spring back to their original shape because of loft. Always look for down comforters made of white goose down.

5. Luxury Down Comforters
Down is Mother Nature’s lightest and most insulating nature product too keep your warm at night. Nature has designed down to help maintain optimum, core body temperature. Goose down transfers heat away from the body when the air outside the down layer is hot and holds in heat when the air outside is cold. Some luxury down comforters use 90-100% white goose down fill, with 700+ fill power. Instead of large feathers, luxury down comforters boast a high quality, superior insulating down that can achieve the same level of insulation as thicker, heavier comforters. These quality cozy down comforters are lighter and fluffier to give you a good night’s sleep.

6. White Goose Down Comforters
The loft of the goose down filling will determine the physical size of a goose down comforter as well as its insulating ability. The more goose down inside a down comforter, the warmer it will be. Many white goose down comforters manufacturers offer a variety of fillings: “Warm" comforters have fewer ounces of filling than do the "warmest" down comforters. Winter weight luxury down comforters as well as down comforters in summer and year-round weights are available from Luxury Sleep.

7. Down Fill Comforter
Geese and ducks are insulated from extreme temperatures by their down. Down is the soft, fluffy growth found under their outer layer of breast feathers. Down is lighter and more flexible than the goose’s feathers. Goose down comforters are highly sought after because they offer the ultimate in comfort and insulation. Luxury down comforters have up to 90% Down and 700+ fill power.

8. Down Filled Comforters
Soft down spreads warmth evenly. Down comforters—especially those that are top of the line—are more expensive than ordinary types of bedding and are usually considered a luxury purchase.

9. Types of Comforters
Down is the lightest, most effective insulator known to man. Down’s light, fluffy filaments expand and intertwine to form air pockets in your down comforter. A natural product, down regulates warmth and allows you to maintain your natural body temperature. Down comforters offer year-round comfort, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. You can find summer fill down comforters, winter fill down comforters or year-round power fill down at

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