After a long day of work, nothing beats the feeling of tucking into your warm down comforter on a winter night.
However, there are reasons why people choose to get the next best thing, the so called “down alternative
First off, lots of people are allergic to goose down comforters, so they usually have to settle for replacements
made from the wool of llamas or sheep, or even synthetic material. Granted, the softness isn't the same, but the
feeling is close, and the abnormal reactions of the body go away, so they can sleep well at night.
Some environmental activists will also go for down alternative comforters or blankets, as they would simply refuse
to buy or use any animal related products and would rather use synthetic replacements. They are the perfect choice
for people who will also not wear leather, nor eat anything but vegetables and fruit.
Last, but not least, a third category of people prefer to choose down alternative comforters due to their price.
The alternates are usually significantly cheaper than the comforters made of goose down. Thus, you can
find the down alternative beddings at a price range below $100.
Down alternative comforters and blankets come in various sizes, colors and fabrics. So, before buying a new set for
your bed, make sure you know the size you want. Otherwise, you might find that you have bought a double sized
comforter for a single bed, or even a child's duvet for your queen or king sized bed. Although the white comforters
are the most popular, you can get red, black, or really any color you want; we’ve highlighted a few pictures on
Switching from down traditional comforters to alternative ones is said to be
environmentally friendly, if they are made of organic compounds. First, you are helping develop a pattern of
thought: if you and your friends decide to buy down alternative blankets, it's likely that each one of you will
further influence more people, starting a chain reaction. Also, if more people buy such comforters, manufacturers
are more likely to produce more of these.
Also, it is said that traditional down covers and bedding tend to release dust mites and other particles, causing
allergic reactions, whereas down alternative covers and duvets, due to their different chemical structure,
accumulate more of these throughout their life span, preventing such impurities from being inhaled during sleep.
Keep in mind that your children and other sensitive family members will be safer with this type of bedding.
With a little comparison shopping, down alternative bedding can prove to be an extremely affordable replacement for
classical ones. Keep in mind that, when shopping online, a whole lot of large retailers have partnered with smaller
producers and can offer you top notch products at really low rates. Also, remember that most large retailers can
offer solid discounts, and sometimes even free shipping.