Cuddle up: the cold outside invites you to pamper yourself under a good blanket, in a warm bed (Photo: ShutterStock)
The days are short, the nights are long, winter and the cold that accompanies it, invite us to a long cuddle with a hot drink between our fingers, a good TV series and a blanket that will wrap us in warmth
. Our preference for cuddling in bed or on the couch in the living room is not as fundamental as the question of how comfortable and warm the blanket will be.
If you intend to renew with one, but are not sure how to choose the blanket that will exactly suit your needs, if the selection of filling materials confuses you (down with feathers, down with down or even a pouf with synthetic filling) and you are not clear about the big difference in prices, we have come to help you order.
This is how you will choose a duvet that will precisely fit your needs (Photo: ShutterStock)
Natural or synthetic?
A duvet exists in a variety of compositions that are divided into 2 main types: a synthetic duvet with anti-allergenic fibers or a duvet filled with natural down or feathers.
Two types of reverse provide a high-quality solution for heating in winter and a real indulgence in sleep, although each type of filling meets a different requirement thanks to its insulation characteristics, the composition of the wrapping fabric and the technology from which the blanket is made.
A blanket made of natural materials
- such a blanket will be more pleasant and of higher quality, down blankets filled with goose feathers provide a pleasant texture, while there are blankets that also incorporate down, which is a soft and pleasant part to the touch, and the more it is present, the more insulating, lighter and of course warmer it will be.
A synthetic duvet
- is a suitable choice mainly for those who prefer to purchase a product for which no animal was used and whose cost is significantly lower.
Whether you have chosen a duvet filled with down or feathers or whether you have chosen a duvet with synthetic filling, it is important to check the composition of the fabric that wraps the inside, when the preference is a fabric made of 100% cotton and with a high density for the benefit of quality insulation, it is important to invest time in choosing the right blanket that will serve you well.
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What else is important to know before purchasing?
The story of the fabric
- the fabric that wraps the blanket upside down has an important meaning in the quality of the blanket, so it is desirable that the texture of the fabric be made of 100 percent cotton.
Such fabric will help absorb sweat and fluids that we sometimes secrete during night sleep.
A duvet with such a texture will make sleeping time pleasant, warm you well and will also be easier to clean.
Adjust the blanket to the bed
- of course, make sure to adjust the blanket upside down to the size of our bed.
A duvet comes in 2 main sizes that differ in width: a children's duvet and a single duvet will come in a uniform size of 150/200 cm. Such a duvet will fit children in a single bed up to a bed and a half. A double duvet comes in a size of 220/200 cm.
Please note that when you purchase a bedding set, there is also a match between the size of the blanket and the size of the float.
Keep upside down
- The quality of our upside-down blanket can be maintained for years to come, so that it will serve us for many winters, and for this purpose, care must be taken to store it properly.
It is absolutely forbidden to keep such a blanket in damp places that may produce mold.
In order to properly clean the blanket, the coating must be separated from it, it is advisable to minimize washing as much as possible and preferably dry cleaning without ironing.
Have you decided to do laundry?
Soak the blanket in the bath.
FROZEN LAKE 799.50-599.50 Arad Textile (Photo: Adi Gilad)
A duvet filled with goose down
a blanket filled with natural goose down will give you a pampering feeling and a feeling that simulates sleeping on a cloud.
It is lightweight, extremely soft, cozy and warm.
The type of filling
: it is important to know that there is a difference between the compositions of the filling of the blanket, which affects both the comfort and quality of the blanket as well as the price.
The higher and higher the quality of the down composition, for example pure goose down and white feathers that have undergone cleaning and sterilization processes, the higher quality the blanket will be considered.
The composition of the filling:
there are blankets filled with 90% goose down or those with 70% goose down, while the rest of the filling is white feathers that have undergone cleaning and sterilization processes.
The higher the down filling percentage, the better the thermal insulation provided by the blanket.
The quality of the insulation
: a duvet with a maximum filling of goose down will have a thermal insulation level of 10, while the blanket with a lower down filling is level 8 on the thermal insulation scale.
Blankets of this type are recommended to be dry cleaned without ironing.
duvet filled with SNOW WIND goose down, wrapped in fabric made of 100% cotton, 90% goose down filling and 10% sterilized white feathers, thermal insulation level 10, price: NIS 799.50 - 999.50.
Duvet filled with FROZEN LAKE goose down, outer fabric composition 100% cotton percale downproof with a high density of threads.
70% goose down filling and 30% sterilized white feathers.
Thermal insulation level 8: NIS 799.50-599.50.
SNOW WIND Arad Textile Price NIS 799.50-999.50 (Photo: Adi Gilad)
A feather duvet is intended for people who prefer a blanket that is a little heavier on the body and is fully filled with feathers that have undergone sterilization processes.
The price: LAPLAND feather duvet with 100% downproof percale cotton, thermal insulation level 8 will cost: NIS 349.50-249.50.
LAPLAND Arad Textile Price NIS 349.50-249.50 (Photo: Adi Gilad)
Blanket for vegans
Duvets filled with hollow synthetic fibers are hypoallergenic, warming, pleasant and especially suitable for people who do not use animal products.
This blanket caters to those suffering from feather allergies and those looking for an alternative to a warming down blanket at an accessible price.
Another advantage of a duvet filled with synthetic fibers is that it is easier to clean.
The price: KING duvet made of 100% downproof percale cotton, filled with hypoallergenic hollow synthetic fibers.
Insulation level 10 will cost: NIS 449.50-349.50.
NIS 449.50-349.50 Arad Textile, KING (Photo: Adi Gilad)
The items and prices shown were provided on behalf of 'Arad Textile', one of Israel's oldest textile manufacturing companies, the largest supplier in the hotel market in Israel for over four decades, which markets its products to a variety of luxury hotels in the US and Europe.