Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Reader Question: Where should I get a good quality, fairly priced down comforter?

An Old Comforter - Photo by Salt Water New England

A Reader Question:
I am looking for advice on good quality fairly priced down comforters.  My LLBean comforter is 20 years old and going strong, but things may have changed.

13 comments:

  1. I have comforters from Bean and The Company Store, both made in the U.S. of European down, and both of comparable quality. The Company Store comforter is maybe 5 years old, and the Bean comforter less than 2. Last year, I got new down pillows from Bean, also U.S. made of European down. The down in all the items is certified ethically harvested. I thought all were fairly priced, and I've been quite happy with the quality of all.

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  2. I have 3 down comforters from Bean (2 full 1 queen). Have had them for many years. I love mine and with some flannel sheets I am as warm as can I want to be. Anyone who sleeps in the guest rooms in winter says they are warm and toasty so I guess "mission accomplished".

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  3. We bought our down comforters way back when from Garnet Hill before they were acquired by Cornerstone Brands. We have never seen a feather poking through, or a seam unraveling. Baffles in place; fluffy as ever. GH used to import from directly Scandanavia & Germany; locally made too - I think New Hampshire. We buy our covers from them still and they are wonderful. But cannot attest about current down comforter quality/inventory, although the company has excellent customer service.

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  4. Cuddledown! Made in Maine. And they have an outlet in Freeport.

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    1. https://www.cuddledown.com/

      they have outlet and clearance

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  5. We have used Cuddledown comforters for a long time. They seem to last, and are made in the USA.

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  6. Our problem in searching for down comforters is less the winter-weight ones and more finding a good summer-weight one. It sounds almost contradictory, but a very lightweight comforter is something we've been hunting for years.

    And you can't order from a catalogue — you just have to feel it in person.

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  7. I was going to suggest Scandia Down. I have had one of their down comforters since 1988(?). Then I thought they may be out of business better check. So I looked them up and yes they are still around but their prices are no where close to how I remember them. Kinda makes sorry the dog has been sleeping on it for last decade. Anyway the Welsh Terrier gives them two paws up for what it is worth.

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  8. If you are a Costco member, it's always worth checking them. I've bought a few Pacific Coast down comforters from them and a number of down pillows. Wouldn't claim these are anything but good comforters and pillows at great prices. However, the company was sold in 2017 by the family that ran it for decades so all bets could be off.

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  9. we bought a super thin one (discontinued soon afterwards) store brand at Macy's and use it year round....happened to get motivated while there was a sale going on too

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    1. https://www.brooklinen.com/collections/comforters/

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  11. https://dewoolfsondown.com/index.php
    We have tried them all (llbean/ cuddledown/ etc) and this is the gold standard, for us.

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