How Long Can You Keep a Goose Down Duvet?

How Long Can You Keep a Goose Down Duvet?

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It is a known fact that any duvet, regardless of its material’s quality, will eventually wear out. However, goose down duvets and other down material products tend to have better durability than many other duvets and fabrics.

Goose down duvets are more durable than other duvets available on the market, and are a great investment if you’re looking for a good-quality duvet. They will also last you longer if you take good care of it! Find out more about how long you can keep a goose down duvet below. 


It is recommended by the Sleep Council that you should change your duvet approximately every five years. However, this will depend on various factors such as the material of your duvet, its quality, and how carefully you look after it. 

One of the most important factors to a durable duvet is its material. 

How Long Should a Goose Down Duvet Last?

Goose down duvets are known to be some of the highest quality duvets around and are said to withstand the test of time. Good quality goose down duvets should last at least the recommended five years, if not more. 

As one of the better materials, goose down duvets often last far longer than other duvet fillings including synthetic duvets and feather duvets. If you look after it well, it could last for even longer. Well-made goose down comforters that are well looked after could last at least 10 years, if not longer.

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What Can You Do to Make Your Goose Down Duvet Last Longer?

There are many different ways you can protect your goose down duvet and extend its lifespan. Read our top tips below to make your down duvet last even longer!

Protect with a Duvet Cover

Protecting your duvet with a cover can make a big impact in the durability of your duvet. Experts recommend using a cotton duvet which is breathable.

Do Not Over Wash Your Duvet

It can be tempting to wash your duvet regularly but there is such a thing as over washing it. You should only wash your duvet every 6 to 12 months. Down duvets, however, are great as they can be washed at home

Do Not Lay On Top of It 

Lying on top of your down comforter is one of the worst things you can do as the weight of your body will crush the down clusters and wear them down much faster. Try and avoid laying on top of it where possible to keep your down duvet for longer!

Orientate Your Duvet Correctly

If you put your duvet into the duvet cover at a bad angle, it will leave your duvet cover with an extra amount of unfilled fabric. Be sure to put it in properly, and have comfortable night's sleeps for a long time.

Rotate Your Duvet Frequently

Rotating your duvet means that it will wear evenly. It also makes it easier to know when you need to replace it. This is a simple and easy step to do - so why not do it every few months? 

How Can You Tell If It Is Time to Get Rid of Your Goose Down Duvet?

Do you have a goose down duvet and want to know if it is worth keeping or not? Read our short list of things to look out for with your goose down duvet, and whether or not it might be a sign to get a new one.

Wear In Your Down Duvet

Over time, the down clusters in the duvet will start to wear. This usually happens first in the upper third portion, the area on top of your shoulders as this is the bit that is most affected by tossing and turning in your sleep. 

Wear on duvets due to this is natural, so don't be worried. You can follow some simple steps above to ensure your down duvet lasts longer! 


The Down Duvet Is Flat & Won't Plump 

Are you finding your down duvet is flatter than usual and it won't plump up? If this is the case, the filling has collapsed and has lost its springiness. Once this happens, you cannot create plumpness in the duvet and it will feel flat and deflated.


The Duvet Has Lost Its Warmth

If your duvet is feeling less warm and fluffy, it might be that the filling has started to wear out and is losing its natural abilities to trap air. 


The Duvet No Longer Cleans Like It Should

Duvets should be washed every few months and you should always follow the specific washing instructions. However, if your duvet starts to become compressed or lumpy after washing, it is possible that it is time to invest in a brand new duvet.


The Duvet Is Falling Apart

If the duvet’s filling is starting to leak due to thin casing or seam splits, it might be a sign to upgrade to a new one. It is natural, and unfortunately inevitable, that duvets will begin to fall apart. But, choosing a down duvet will mean it will last longer. 

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