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Goose down duvet advice please

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I'm currently staying in a holiday cottage and the duvet is unbelievablely light and cosy. The label says "100% goose down" so I went online to see how much they are but there are so many different so… Read More
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9m, 1w agoPosted 9 months, 1 week ago
I'm currently staying in a holiday cottage and the duvet is unbelievablely light and cosy. The label says "100% goose down" so I went online to see how much they are but there are so many different sorts... Canadian, Siberian, Hungarian... Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced company and tell me what is the difference in the various sorts. Many thanks.
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9m, 1w agoPosted 9 months, 1 week ago
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#1
Hi, I have an Hungarian Goose down Super King Size duvet - lovely, light and cosy - just as you described! It wasn't cheap but I bought it when it was on sale and also used a few discount codes!
Go and spoil yourself!
#2
Make sure you check the down content ( should be at least 90%) as there are a number of cheaper feather and down combinations. Best I found was in Bedeck outlet in Braintree(Essex) siberian goose down (superior to hungarian) duvet 10.5 tog king size for if I remember correctly about £160. oh and recommend siberian down pillows as well
#3
TKmaxx quite often have a few inshore at reasonable price, there is one online at mo-hungarian- but it is 13.5tog- so will be quite warm in summer

http://www.tkmaxx.com/duvets+pillows/king-135-tog-hungarian-goose-duvet/invt/59540101
#4
mine is pyrenean white goose down 85% down 15% feather. I paid £80 but it is only 4.5 tog as I would be quite happy sleeping in a freezer . It is so light and the feathers don't all slide to the bottom
#6
My two are from John Lewis. It's like sleeping under fluffy clouds and very warm!
#7
Most people aren't aware of the truth about down. If you have any compassion for animals just Google "down cruelty" and you'll probably opt for something else. Some company's promote ethically sourced down but it's widely believed that can't be guaranteed, see this guardian article for instance.
It's also worth noting down cannot be washed and if you suffer from allergies or like to be hygienic it's pretty useless.
#8
Hmm, I hadn't known about the ethical issues, I will have to be careful with sourcing. However, I think you are wrong about washing duvets, most sites I've looked at seem to say it's fine. Mind you, I've had my current duvet for about 20 years and never washed it, I don't wash baskets either, so may be I'm just very unhygienic...
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agnes
Hmm, I hadn't known about the ethical issues, I will have to be careful with sourcing. However, I think you are wrong about washing duvets, most sites I've looked at seem to say it's fine. Mind you, I've had my current duvet for about 20 years and never washed it, I don't wash baskets either, so may be I'm just very unhygienic...

That's a bit of an understatement.
#10
The top ones are from the countries that have the most severe winters like Siberia and Canada - and the prices match.

I've got a 13 tog goose feather and down one and it's very warm.

House of Frazer have good prices - but unfortunately out of stock at the moment:
http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Linea+Hungarian+goose+down+duvets+13.5+tog/HungarianGooseDown13,default,pd.html

But it's even cheaper at Argos via Ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-PURE-HUNGARIAN-GOOSE-DOWN-DUVET-QUILT-/390123751704


Edited By: Bigfootpete on Oct 20, 2016 11:59: add link for Argos/ebay
#11
A good quality microfibre duvet is a good alternitive if you have compassion for animals and have any concerns about allergies.
#12
orangejuice2
A good quality microfibre duvet is a good alternitive if you have compassion for animals and have any concerns about allergies.

I wouldn't swap my bounceback duvet and fluffy microfiber pj's for anything haha, with my memory foam mattress topper for even more snugness I sleep sooo well even with the heating off :p

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