Feather and Down bedding… Explained
We all have individual tastes and requirements, and this applies to our sleeping preferences too.
While some like to be wrapped up snug in a heavy weight duvet, others prefer a light
and airy quilt to keep them cool. We offer a range of feather and down bedding and believe it’s
important to understand your different filler options, so here’s a simple guide
to help educate your decision.
Here at Littens, we offer a selection of feather and down duvets, feather and down pillows,
and a selection of feather and down mattress toppers.
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Duck Down VS Goose Down
When selecting a feather & down product, it is important to note that there is a significant warmth
difference between goose down and duck down. Geese are larger birds than ducks and
so have bigger down clusters. These clusters are therefore able to trap more air
and so provide better insulation. The general rule is; the bigger the down cluster,
the warmer the duvet.
Duck Feather VS Goose Feather
Goose feathers are typically softer than duck feathers and with time their quills tend to protrude
through duvet covers less. Duck feathers are considerably smaller than goose feathers, so more
of them are required to fill a pillow or duvet. Because of this, a pillow filled with duck feathers
would weigh more than a goose feather pillow but would offer inferior insulation.
Large White Hungarian Geese
Down Cluster (left), Feather (right)
Finding the Balance that Suits you
Feather filled bedding products are very inexpensive and readily available, making them a great option
for lower budgets. Luckily there’s a middle ground for those who value quality and comfort
but don’t want to invest in 100% Hungarian goose down. For these people, a feather and down duvet
is the perfect compromise. This option allows you to choose a balance of
fillings to suit your sleep preferences and your budget.
We have a quality range of Feather and down duvets and feather and down pillows in a variety
of balances, to provide comfort tailored to your needs.
Discover our range of Feather and Down products below.
This is a Hello Kitty Folk design junior cotbed bedding bundle. The package comes complete with an official junior du...
This is a luxury S W Living Goose down pillow. This pillow is filled with the highest quality 90% white goose down an...
1 Super Bounce Back Soft Hollowfibre Pillow£12.95
This is a luxury super bounce back hollowfibre pillow. This pillow is made from supersoft spiral hollowfibre filling ...
100% Luxury Cotton Double Bed Hollowfibre DuvetFrom: £28.95
This is a double bed size luxury fine cotton, hollowfibre filled duvet. This duvet is constructed in a channel stitch...
100% Luxury Cotton Junior Bed Hollowfibre Duvet Quilts & PillowFrom: £26.95
This is a luxury junior cot bed size 100% cotton bedding bundle consisting of a duvet and pillow. This duvet is const...
100% Luxury Cotton King Bed Hollowfibre DuvetFrom: £31.95
This is a king bed size luxury fine cotton, hollowfibre filled duvet. This duvet is constructed in a channel stitch w...
100% Luxury Cotton Single Bed Hollowfibre DuvetFrom: £24.95
This is a single bed size luxury fine cotton, hollowfibre filled duvet. This duvet is constructed in a channel stitch...
100% Luxury Cotton Superking Bed Hollowfibre DuvetFrom: £28.95
This is a superking bed size luxury fine cotton, hollowfibre filled duvet. This duvet is constructed in a channel sti...
100% Luxury Fine Cotton Junior Cot Bed Duvet QuiltFrom: £19.95
This is a luxury junior cot bed size 100% cotton duvet. This duvet is constructed in a channel stitch with the highes...
12 Super Bounce Back Hollowfibre Spiral Fibres Pillows£39.95
12 Luxury super bounce back hollowfibre pillows. These pillows are made from supersoft spiral hollowfibre filling (fe...
16.5 Tog Extra Warm Anti Allergy Microfibre Duvet QuiltFrom: £28.95
This is a 16.5 tog extra warm Anti Allergy microfibre duvet. The extra high tog rating separates this from other duve...
16.5 Tog Extra Warm Anti-Allergy Hollowfibre Heavy Duvet QuiltFrom: £27.95
This is a luxury anti-allergy 16.5 tog extra warm polycotton hollowfibre duvets. The extra high tog rating seperates ...
16.5 Tog Extra Warm Luxury Cotton Hollowfibre Heavy Duvet QuiltFrom: £34.95
This is a 16.5 tog luxury fine cotton, hollowfibre filled duvet. This extra heavy and warm duvet offers oustanding wa...
16.5 Tog Extra Warm Respond Bounce Back Microfibre Duvet QuiltFrom: £26.95
This is a luxury embossed microfibre 16.5 tog extra warm respond bounce back duvet. The extra high tog rating separat...
16.5 Tog Extra Warm Soft Like Down Microfibre Duvet QuiltFrom: £26.95
This is a luxury microfibre 16.5 tog extra warm Soft Like Down duvet. The extra high tog rating separates this from o...
16″ x 16″ Duck Feather Cushion Pad Fillers 40cm x 40cmFrom: £13.95
These are 16″ x 16″ (40cm x 40cm) natural filled duck feather cushion pad inners. These cushion pads are ...
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