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How to Choose Your Down Comforter


What warmth level comforter is right for you?

We offer five warmth levels that vary according to the weight of the fill in each. * We suggest you choose a comforter that seems like the best fit for your climate or season, your bedroom temperature, and whether you are a cold or warm sleeper.
We tell all of our customers that our Mountain Air and Canadian Winter down comforters have a beautiful loft similar to the warmest comforters of northern Europe, especially when filled with the better quality down fills. However, they are very warm and best suited for bedrooms in the coldest climates or during winter with the thermostat turned down. Do consider these if you say, “I’m always cold!” 
If you are uncertain as to the right warmth level, choose one weight lighter than what you think you may need. We make this suggestion because we can add down to your comforter if it is returned to us within one year of purchase, but we cannot remove down to make it lighter. We do charge for the additional down added and for return freight. Some health-related restrictions apply so please contact DeWoolfson customer service for a return authorization.

* The weight (in ounces) of fill for each warmth level and size comforter is shown together with its price.

FLORIDA LIGHT
SOUTHERN LIGHT
CAROLINA PIEDMONT
MOUNTAIN AIR
CANADIAN WINTER

 

lightest weight

light weight

medium weight

warm weight

warmest weight

Choose this for a delicate warmth
Choose this if you sleep warm
Choose this if you often sleep cold
Choose this if you are always cold
Like the comforters of Northern Europe
Available in fabrics:
  Our Original Cambric
Austrian Cambric
Batiste
Nano Batiste
 Austrian Lyocell Batiste
Available in fabrics:
  Our Original Cambric
Austrian Cambric
Batiste
Nano Batiste
 Austrian Lyocell Batiste
Available in fabrics:
  Our Original Cambric
Austrian Cambric
Batiste
 
 Austrian Lyocell Batiste
Available in fabrics:
  Our Original Cambric
Austrian Cambric


Available in fabrics:
  Our Original Cambric




Which fabric is recommended for your warmth level?

Our original cambric fabric, which we’ve used and trusted for nearly 40 years, is one of the most popular downproof fabrics in Europe. We use it for comforters in all warmth levels. However, if you are considering a lighter weight comforter, then consider our range of batiste fabrics. A batiste weave creates an even finer and lighter fabric than a cambric weave, making it perfect for our lighter weight comforters, such as our Florida and Southern Light weights. The chart below compares each of our downproof fabrics and their associated warmth level comforter.

Our Downproof  Fabrics 
Our Original Cambric
Austrian  Cambric
Batiste
Our Newest  Nano Batiste
Austrian Lyocell Batiste
Fiber Content 
Cotton Cotton Cotton Cotton 55% Cotton | 45% Natural Lyocell
Fabric Weight  Comparison 
140 gm./M2 25% lighter than Cambric 36% lighter than Cambric 50% lighter than Cambric 48% lighter than Cambric
Recommended for  these warmth 
levels 
Florida Light
Southern Light
Carolina Piedmont
Mountain Air
Canadian Winter
Florida Light
Southern Light
Carolina Piedmont
Mountain Air
Florida Light
Southern Light
Carolina Piedmont
Florida Light
Southern Light
Florida Light
Southern Light
Carolina Piedmont
Down fills offered 
in each fabric 
650 and 750 fill 650 and 750 fill 650 and 750 fill 850 fill 900 fill
 

How do I choose my down fill?

One estimate of the quality of down fill is a measurement called "fill-power." Fill-power is a commonly used term to describe the down's ability to loft and trap air, expressed in cubic inches per ounce of fill. For example, a 650 fill-power down means that one (1) ounce of down will expand to reach a volume of 650 cubic inches. This means that comforters with a higher fill-power down will have a somewhat greater loft and warmth. We estimate, for example, that a 750 fill-power down comforter would be approximately 15% warmer than the same weight comforter filled with 650 fill-power down. See our FAQs for more information.
And fill-power is also generally reflective of the overall quality of the down. A higher fill-power result from having larger down clusters, fewer broken clusters, and fewer fine feathers (one of the reasons why DeWoolfson uses its higher-quality down fills in the finer batiste fabrics). Of course, higher quality goose down comes from healthy flocks in cooler climates, good farming practices, better techniques in down washing and sorting, and careful transport and handling of the fill. Down with larger clusters tends to retain its loft longer over time.
All DEWOOLFSON down fills are responsibly sourced, all-European down that is washed, sorted, and tested in the USA. Please allow 1 to 3 business days for your comforter to be filled, finished, and shipped from our North Carolina plant.
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World’s finest Downproof Fabrics
All European White Goose Down Fills