Down Duvets - Difference Between Duck and Goose Down

Down Duvets - Difference Between Duck and Goose Down

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Down duvets are duvets filled with the softest layers of fibres known as clusters, which are found beneath the outer feathers on ducks and geese. The outer layer of feathers have a tougher feel and protect the down fibres that are found underneath the exterior layer. This results in a lighter and fluffier feel. They also have great insulating qualities because of their soft fibres that trap air, which makes them so great for down duvets and pillows.

What’s the Difference Between Feather and Down Duvets?

Feather vs down duvets: what's the main difference? The first major difference between feather and down duvets is that down will feel much softer and fluffier than feather. This is because feather duvets and pillows use the outer layer of feathers from geese and ducks, which have a more rigid feel as feather is the protective outer layer of the bird.

Additionally, a lot of feather will still have their quills which means they often poke through. Meanwhile, the duck or geese down layer lies beneath the feather layer and the clusters are extremely soft and fluffy. This results in a much softer, luxury feel for your pillow or duvet.

Duck Down Duvet Vs Goose Down Duvets: Which Is Better?

Duck vs Goose down duvets? An age old question. What it really boils down to is the insulation power of the clusters of down.

Goose down (which is used in high-end duvets and pillows) has a very fine cluster compared to duck down. Additionally, goose down clusters are larger than duck down which results in goose down duvets having a better insulation quality than their duck down counterparts.

In reality, the better-quality duvets and pillows use goose down instead of duck down. So - is duck or goose down better? The answer is usually always goose down duvets.

What Is Goose Down Duvet Fill Power?

You often see duvets boasting of fill power, this is a measurement of the fluffiness of the down. Typically, the higher the number of the fill power the better the quality of the down. This is due to the property of down being able to trap more air due to the “fill power” of the down, which results in better insulation.

What Is Special About Hungarian Goose Down Duvets?

Hungarian goose down comes from Hungarian geese and is widely recognised as one of the best sources of down. The duvets are filled with 100% luxuriously soft goose down, which makes it feel wonderfully light and comfortable to sleep beneath.

It's encased in a luxurious 300-thread-count cotton percale and finished with an internal box construction for even warmth (meaning no cold patches). Complete with button holes and cufflinks, so you can build your own tog rating by joining two duvets together in winter.

While duck-down duvets tend to be heavier, goose down duvets feel more voluminous and we only use pure goose down which tend to be more luxurious. Hungarian goose down is considered to be one of the best, while Canadian and Siberian geese also produce highly-rated down.

 
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What Is Special About Canadian Goose Down Duvets?

Canadian goose down comes from Canadian geese and are known to be one of the most superior that money can buy The duvets are filled with 100% luxuriously soft Canadian goose down, which makes it feel wonderfully light and comfortable to sleep beneath.

It's encased in a luxurious 400-thread-count cotton percale and featuring reinforced baffle-box construction for even warmth (meaning no cold patches). Complete with button holes and cufflinks, so you can build your own tog rating by joining two duvets together in winter. 

 

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