How to tell when it is time to replace your Down Comforter

Down comforters will wear out over time.

  • A reasonable expectation is between 8 and 10 years.

In the below video, we demonstrate how you can easily tell your down comforters needs to be replaced.


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A great time to check to see if yours is worn out is when you launder your duvet cover. All you need to do is hold it up to a window or light source.

Down comforters wear out

It is time to replace it if you notice the compartments, specifically, in the areas that covers your shoulders, are void of down or have significantly less than the compartments on the outboard edges. 

  • If all of the down is gone in the center compartments, you are only sleeping with two layers of cotton.
    • They wear out in the area over your shoulders. The wear is caused by the friction created when the down clusters abrades or rubbing against each other, as a person tosses and turns underneath them.
    • The down is effectively ground into dust as it abrades against itself. The dust then migrates out of the comforter shell and duvet cover.
  • A great way of getting more life from a down comforter is to avoid laying on top of it as this increases wear. 

In the below video, we identifying the different styles of Down Comforters and what you should look for when it is time to purchase a new one. 

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