Best down comforter?

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Post # 2
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Honestly I didn’t care about quality when i got my comforter at overstock, but 4 years later its still in very good shape. I think I paid 100.

Post # 4
12875 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I loooooove down comforters!  I’d use it year round, but DH gets too hot in the summer with it.  I go by weight, for king at around 50oz is a nice heavy weight comforter.  I got mine from Amazon, I think it’s their brand, Pinzon.  I’ve had it for 3 years now and love it!  Stay away from the cheap stuff on amazon.  They get great reviews for some reason, but are super light weight barely have any fill, unless that’s what you’re looking for.  Look for more100% down, and nothing that has feathers in it if you can help it too.

Post # 5
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

whitemochi622:  When FI and I bought our house last year, we upgraded to a king size bed and got a goose down alternative comforter from Amazon. It was a great price and although it feels thin, it turned out to be a perfect all-season comforter with a duvet. 

If you’re looking for a real goose down comforter, it will depend on what warmth-level you’re looking for.  A few of my friends swear by the ones at Bed Bath and Beyond, and I’ve heard really good things about Pacific Coast and Eddie Bauer comforters as well.  

Post # 7
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

whitemochi622:  The comforter definitely isn’t as poofy as I had initially imagined, but other than that, I have nothing negative to say about it.  Towards the end of summer it was light enough to not make us too hot, but during the winter, it kept us warm.  I’m sure we’ll upgrade to a real down comforter at some point, but we’re perfectly happy with this one now.

Post # 8
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I didn’t want to spend too much on a down comforter either – I recommend the Real Simple down comforter, you can get it at Bed Bath and Beyond (also available in down alternative). It cost $100 with a 20% off coupon. Not the same as a $300 down comforter, obviously, but it’s light and weighty enough for us.

Post # 9
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

On thing to think about first is whether or not either of you have allergies.  It was one of the first things my allergist asked, it’s not just to the feathers, as synthetic is also much better for reducing dust mites.

If it’s an issue, go with synthetic, and get pillow protectors, mattress protectors, etc.  We have two synthetic comforters from Ikea, one that’s heavier and one that’s lighter and bought the duvet covers elsewhere.  I can’t give any advice if you’re sticking with down 🙂

Post # 10
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We have two down comforters, one from Ikea (less than $100) and one from Bed, Bath, and Beyond (~$300).

I can’t remember the brand of the BBB one, but it was a pretty low warmth level. IT IS TOO WARM. The only way to use it and not die of heat is to use it without a duvet cover and flat sheet, which I am not okay with. The Ikea one is feather goose down as well, but in the mid-level warmth and it’s perfect. I do think the Ikea one needs to be fluffed more, and it leaks feathers when changing duvet covers, but overall, it’s a really great comforter!

I highly recommend Ikea. Down comforters are not a “buy it for life” item for me, so since I prefer to replace them every few years, I’m happy with the Ikea ones.

Post # 11
1349 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

whitemochi622:  We got our duvet cover/bedding at Crate and Barrel but we got our down comforter at The Company Store.  They have amazing quality comforters and a huge selection!!!

Post # 12
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

What is best for you won’t be best for everyone else!  Due to us living in Wisconsin, where it can get really cold in the winter and really hot in the summer, we have a couple of different down comforters, a nice big fluffy warm one for the winter and a very light summer one, with a duvet cover that can be taken off and washed frequently.  I know we got one of them at Target, and the other was from somewhere else, I can’t remember.  Before you buy, know how much warmth you will want!

Back in college I had one that I love, it was less than $100 from overstock (like a PP said)  I still love it, but it is made for a smaller bed than we have now, so it isn’t used much.

Post # 13
1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

whitemochi622:  I got mine at Ikea, and it’s AWESOME. Maybe it’s just that down comforters are awesome, but I found my ikea one to be well constructed, light, fluffy, and high quality. I don’t remember exactly which one it was, but it was one of the thicker and pricier ones. It was between $150 and $200.

Post # 14
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We got ours super cheap at Macys because it was a weird color. We aways use a duvet cover so the color made no difference to us!

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