Microfiber or down duvet? Which one should you choose?
Microfiber and down are some of the most popular materials used in duvet filling. When we are looking for a duvet, we’re always looking for something cozy, soft and breathable. Both of these materials, if correctly processed, can be awesome fillings for duvets. It’s a matter of preference and need. Here we are going to break down these two types of duvets so you know which one is best for you.
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It’s easy to fall into the trap of cheap duvets, though. Most of them are synthetic, after all. If they’re not filled with quality microfiber you may experience discomfort, filling moving around and seams breaking at the slightest tear. The upside is that you can wash your entire duvet, unlike those filled with down.
What you’re looking for in a microfiber duvet
- High quality microfiber
- Down-like softness
- Even distribution of synthetic fibers in the duvet
- High quality seams
- A gentle and breathable cover
Microfiber duvets breakdown
An example of a great microfiber duvet
The Cloud Duvet
The Panda Cloud Duvet has superior comfort, down-like feeling microfiber filling, and most importantly, bamboo fiber cover. The cover is a blend of bamboo fabric and polyester which is in perfect balance for hypoallergenic properties, getting rid of excess moisture and breathability. The duvet is perfect for all seasons and especially for people with sensitive respiratory systems. Check our full Cloud Duvet review.
What you’re looking for in a down duvet
- Ethically sourced feather and down
- High quality seams
- Durable and breathable cover
- Optimal weight
- Even distribution of feathers/down
Down duvets breakdown
An example of a great down duvet
Silentnight Hungarian Goose Feather & Down Duvet
It’s up to you do decide whether you’ll purchase a down or synthetic down duvet. It’s all a matter of preference. Take some things into consideration before you start shopping, like: the climate you’re living in, respiratory issues, allergies you are suffering from, sweating, and of course, budget. All of these can impact your decision. If you’re not sure which brands and products are reliable, then take a look at our top 5 UK duvets list, and maybe we’ll narrow it down for you a little. Happy shopping!