Do you use a down comforter??

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
1327 posts
Bumble bee

YES!  I just switched to it less than a week ago because it’s starting to get chilly at night and OMGILOVEITSOMUCH.  It’s so light and fluffy an warm! 😀

Post # 4
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Oh Ya !!

Had blankets as a kid at home… comforter (synthetic… not down) starting in college

Bought my first Down Comforter / Duvet around 1990… have never looked back.

Have bought them in different weights / construction methods too… so we have one for different seasons (or they can be layered)

Currently, I have a medium weight “baffle box” construction one…

Put it on the bed most of the year (around now to when the first heat wave comes along in the Summertime… usually May or June)… only taking it off in the summer… when we make do with just a sheet or a lightweight 100% cotton blanket

I too used to leave them on the bed during the summertime… as they are comfy to sleep on…

That is until I upped my game overall… I now have a Feather Bed (topper) and it much better than just a duvet to sleep on top of.

Highly recommend.

Hope this helps,


Post # 5
3584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We have 2 down comforters.  One is thicker than the other, and we swap them out depending on the seasons.  

Post # 6
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Ninteenthchance:  I used to use a down comforter year round until FI and I moved in together- he gets REALLY hot when he sleeps, so I had to sacrifice that!!!  

Post # 7
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love my down comforter!  My FI isn’t a huge fan bc he gets really hot…but it works out bc i’m usually freezing and he likes to keep the AC on at night.

Post # 8
3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love my down duvet but my husband hated it so it’s folded up in the guest room.  🙁

Also now we have a Tempurpedic, which is the most comfotable mattress in the world, but I get SO HOT.  I could never have my featherthy friend on there, too. 

Post # 9
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

yup. we do. a thin one, year round.

it doesn’t have a duvet cover, because every cover i’ve tried traps the heat and FI complains.

Post # 10
1287 posts
Bumble bee

We do, it’s a light one we got from Ikea. It’s perfect for summber (with the AC on) or winter.


Post # 11
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I had one with I lived in Colorado, but when I moved to LA I switched to a lighter weight synthetic.  I like down ones, but they are so heavy in terms of trapping heat, plus they are a pain to clean.

Post # 12
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Ninteenthchance:  Yes but only come winter. Since losing some of my personal “insulation,” I am running on the cooler side but FH says I’m crazy. I figure once November comes around, it’ll be back on the bed. Until then, it’s me, an extra blanket and my long sleeved nightgown.

Post # 13
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@MrsEME:  Why don’t you guys just use separate blankets if you love down and he doesn’t?

We have synthetic down blankets because of my allergies, but I wish I could use the real thing!

Post # 15
153 posts
Blushing bee

I read this wonderful story about a fleeing refuge couple during ww2.  They took very litttle with them but their down comforter and a cast iron skillet. They would cuddle wrap up in the comforter anywhere they could find refuge and said their home was where they wrapped up in their comforter.   I LOVE OUR DOWN COMFORTER TOO!  I hope we are never in this position, but our comforter would be on the “goes with us” list!

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