Goose down duvet

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in I wanna buy-it or do-it
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in I wanna buy-it or do-it
So want to buy a nice new duvet, ideally pure goose down, unless someone can convince me that having some proportion of feathers is a good idea.

However, I'm getting increasingly confused looking online. The main thing is this mysterious "siberian goose down" that everyone seems to sell, even John Lewis. But industry websites insist that there is no such thing and it's just a marketing label, so this "siberian down" could be from anywhere (which I guess probably means it's from China). Yet it's often marketed as a premium product at a higher price than Hungarian down.

Does anyone know what sort of price I should be paying for a decent quality king size 13.5 TOG goose down duvet? I don't want to pay through the nose, but I also don't want to buy some cheap rubbish that isn't actually what it claims to be.

Any recommendations of suppliers would be good as well. I don't think I'll be using DAPW/Soak&Sleep as my wife hasn't been very impressed with the products we've had from them.

Thanks!
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  • Mr_SingletonMr_Singleton Forumite
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    benjus wrote: »
    So want to buy a nice new duvet, ideally pure goose down, unless someone can convince me that having some proportion of feathers is a good idea.

    There is no such thing a PURE down as there will always be a proportion of feathers mixed in with the down. I believe the gold standard is 94/6 (94% down, 4% feather.)

    Grappled with your conundrum last year and realised the answer lay in finding out what the professionals use when they need to sleep in Antarctic levels of cold i.e. -70f. Answer as it turned out was down, not surprisingly but what you need to check is the FILL Power. The higher the number the warmer and lighter the product. Again the Gold Standard is around 800 to 900 but thats going to cost serious money i.e £1000. A Fill power of say 600 would cost around a 1/3rd that but you'd need more down (because its of a lesser quality) to achieve the same warmth so the duvet would be heavier.

    So what I learnt was that the downs origin is as you say a marketing thing what you need to keep an eye on is the FILL Power.
  • daveyjpdaveyjp Forumite
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    Dunelm do a Hotel range which is excellent quality, however having recently swapped one of them for a wool duvet the wool wins handsdown.
  • benjusbenjus Forumite
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    Bought this one in the end: http://www.bigbrandbeds.co.uk/shop/die-zudecke-canadian-white-snow-goose-down-duvet/ - the Die Zudecke brand seems reputable unlike the cheaper brands on Amazon, and we didn't want to spend more than £300.

    Very happy with it - lovely and light, certainly compared to our old duvet.
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  • BugginsBuggins Forumite
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    Have a look at Soak & Sleep website. I have used them for some years and the quality and price is great!
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    dlusmandlusman Forumite
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    edited 28 April 2015 at 2:45PM
    daveyjp wrote: »
    Dunelm do a Hotel range which is excellent quality, however having recently swapped one of them for a wool duvet the wool wins handsdown.

    Agreed. Switched to a wool duvet recently and wouldnt go back to anything else - particulary when combined with a wool mattress topper.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005VOH4P4

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004JK1UWO
  • dlusman wrote: »
    Agreed. Switched to a wool duvet recently and wouldnt go back to anything else - particulary when combined with a wool mattress topper.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005VOH4P4

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004JK1UWO

    I had wool and when it was laundered, it was dreadful. The Devon wool company I bought it from refunded our money - it was nearly 4 years old.

    I've gone back to John Lewis, they have samples of all of their duvets out on show and it's good to feel the weight and 'scrunch'.
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