Down Buyer's Guide

Fills and Materials



WHAT IS FILL POWER?
All down is not the same. Down from larger, mature birds offers more insulating power and a better ability to loft. These features are reflected in a down's fill power which measures the volume an ounce of down takes up. The higher the fill power, the better the insulating ability of the down & more warmth with much less weight. So, when comparing down comforters, fill power is a good measure of warmth and quality.

The Company Store offers five types of down with varying fill powers. Your choice will depend on the climate, season and your sleeping preference.

Good
Our most affordable down choice. 500-550 Fill Power TCS® Down provides soft, light warmth.

Best
A higher-quality goose down with plump and resilient down clusters. 600-650 Fill Power Goose Down provides exceptional loft and warmth.

Supreme
Outstanding white goose down with the largest, most resilient clusters. 600-650 Fill Power Hungarian White Goose Down provides maximum warmth with minimal weight.

Ultimate
Our most luxurious down from select cold climate geese. 700-800 Fill Power Hungarian White Goose Down provides the warmest level with the lightest weight.


WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF A BAFFLED COMFORTER?
Baffles are vertical interior walls of fabric along the stitching line. Baffling gives down more room to fully loft. We use baffled squares only in our baffled comforters. While they are more difficult to make than standard open-pattern baffling (the squares must be filled individually) it is the only way to ensure the down has minimal shifting.


WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SUPERSIZE AND TRADITIONAL AND OVERSIZE?
Traditional size comforters are just that, made to the traditional size standards. Our Supersize comforter is cut 4” wider and 10” longer on a Queen size compared to our Traditional size, and a generous 15” drop. This is ideal for deep or pillow-top mattresses. Our oversize comforters provide a solution for today's extra deep luxury mattresses. These comforters are 8” longer on Queen and 10” longer on supersize King.