pacific coast down review
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The Hotel Down Comforter

The Hotel Down Comforter is Pacific Coast’s best selling product and it’s no wonder. Designed to be suitable for all climates, it’s density was intended to keep you warm and comfortable, without making you overheat or without it ending up on the floor by morning.

Overview of Hotel Down Comforter

Pacific Coast’s actual name is Pacific Coast Feather Company and they’ve been around since 1884. That being the case, they’re experts in the products that they create, they manufacture them themselves. Because of this, they absolutely offer a warranty. First off, they offer a 30 Night Comfort Guarantee Trial period. In addition to that, they also offer a 30 Day Allergy Free Limited Warranty, and a 3 Year Limited Warranty.

The comforter is made in the USA of imported materials and it’s price ranges from $189.99 for a Twin, to $299.99 for a King. 

  • Twin: $189.99
  • Full:   $199.99
  • Queen: $249.99
  • King: $299.99

Construction of The Hotel Down Comforter

Pacific Coast utilizes what they call a Barrier Weave® Fabric. This refers to a fabric that is weaved so intelligently that it’s highly unlikely for down to escape from the comforter itself. In old and poorly designed comforters, whether they contain down or another material, you’ve most likely experienced what it’s like when you shake out a comforter, either to freshen it or when you’re making the bed. With their comforters, this is a rare and unlikely experience. 

They put their goose down through a process called the Hyperclean® Process. This is a rigorous cleaning process that removes dirt, dust and any other allergens that could irritate you or that could compromise the condition of the comforter in the short and long term. To further emphasize their (well-intended and much respected) OCD nature when it comes to how they clean, they also provide their customers with a 30 Day Allergy-Free Warranty.

The comforter is stitched with a Sewn Through Box design. This means that the comforter has a grid-like pattern all throughout it, so that the down doesn’t shift from one side to the other. That means it’s evenly dispersed throughout the entire surface area of the blanket.

Sizes available

  • Twin: 63″ x 86″
  • Full: 82” x 89”
  • Queen: 90” x 89”
  • King: 108” x 96”

Materials 

  • 230 Thread count 100% fabric
  • Barrier Weave® down proof fabric

Materials used for filling

  • 550 Power Hyperclean® down

My Pacific Coast Hotel Down Comforter Findings

My Pacific Coast Hotel Down Comforter Recommendation

Having reviewed another down comforter by Pacific Coast in the past, I already knew what to expect in terms of quality because they make high quality products. The first comforter that I tried however, was so comforting that it enveloped you. It was honestly overwhelming. Sleeping through the night, I found that it was too much. It kept me warm but warmer than I needed, to the point where it wasn’t effective anymore. Had I lived in Ottawa (Canada) that comforter would have been perfect but I don’t. Living in New York, however, the Hotel Down Comforter is just right. It’s true that there’s a bit of change in terms of the material. It’s not as light as the first comforter I have tried but the material used for this one isn’t bad, it’s just different. 

When I first opened the comforter, I could already tell there was a lot less down than I expected (keep in mind, the first comforter that I tried from this brand was HUGE!) but this was GOOD because down keeps you warm and you don’t need a tremendous amount of it. That’s the key thing. Remember that: you don’t need a lot. Goose down is like salt, you only need a little to make a huge difference. 

The first time I laid down with this comforter over me, I was so pleasantly surprised. The comforter didn’t consume me! It was actually quite nice. The company choose the perfect density of goose down. I have to say that I was quite impressed. It kept me warm and comfortable. I didn’t feel like it was too much in the slightest and I do believe that it would be great for spring, fall and winter. Summer here is obviously hot so we need not worry about that but overall, I’m really impressed.

If there was one thing that I would change is, I would have loved to see this comforter available in an alternate stitch pattern. This one is known for its box stitch pattern but I’m really fond of the stitch pattern that includes a border along the perimeter of the comforter. I feel like in terms of longevity and overall comfort, that that would be ideal but that’s just a preference, not necessarily a need/requirement in order for it to work as it’s intended to.

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Pacific Coast Lunesse Comforter Review
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Overview of the Lunesse Comforter

The Lunesse Comforter is a mid-range White Goose Down comforter made by Pacific Coast, a company who understands that the devil is in the details. The company gives you a 30 Night Comfort Guarantee to make sure that you absolutely love the comforter and honestly, it’s difficult not to. The purchase includes an Allergy Free Limited Warranty as well as a 10 Year Limited Warranty. With 600 Fill Power, it’s more than adequate for cold, winter days and the batiste cotton, that’s known to be one of its most distinguishing features, is one of the lightest fabrics in the industry, allowing for a comforter that isn’t heavy and one that can maintain it’s poof with ease. The goose down is also sourced responsibly which is a nice plus.

lunesse goose down comforter on bed

Construction of the Lunesse Comforter

The Lunesse comforter is available in two sizes: Queen and King. The measurements are as follows:

Full/Queen: 90” x 98”

King/CalKing: 108” x 98”

The comforter’s most essential ingredient, the goose down, is sewn into a barrier weave down proof fabric that keeps feathers from flying. Also, to be more specific, goose down doesn’t refer to traditional feathers, (such as quills, which would be the main wing or tail feathers) but the soft material found on the breast of a goose. Down clusters are described to be light, soft and fluffy. They have no hard elements.  It’s known for all of this as well as it’s unbelievable (aka magical) insulating properties.

This goose down comforter has been sewn with 370 thread count batiste cotton fabric which is known to be 30% lighter than other comparable fabrics. Batiste is defined as “a fine cloth made from cotton, wool, polyester, or a blend, and is the softest of the lightweight opaque fabrics.” Aside from preventing you from feeling like your blanket weighs too much, or is suffocating somehow, fabric like this allows the down feathers to breathe and maintain their loft. In this case, the fabric is utilized to literally not weigh things down.

opaque batiste cotton fabric in comforter

Moving on to the inside, the duvet consists of 600 fill power of Hyperclean® white goose down. One person mentioned in their review of the product, on the company page, that the comforter was “noisy,” further explaining that, “it is crinkly sounding and is annoying while sleeping or even just lounging in bed. Also the loft is very thin. It is not fluffy at all. Very flat and thin.”

But this individual was just unfortunately uninformed and besides, my out-of-the-box experience was much different. The company wrote back explaining that as a result of the nature of down proof fabric, that the material can be stiff when new, which can result in the noise this person was experiencing. The same remedy to soften the fabric is one that would also open up the down clusters to give it the decadent feel (and loft) it was missing from out-of-the-box. Pacific Coast Bedding recommends the following:

If you have access to a large dryer, place your comforter with a couple of clean tennis balls (or dryer balls), a fabric softener sheet, and lightly damp washcloth. Tumble your comforter on low heat until the washcloth is dry, for most dryers 15-20 minutes. The steam from the washcloth will open up the down clusters, while the fabric softener sheet will soften the fabric without adhering to the down.

As consumers, something we must keep in mind is that companies need to do a lot of different things to deliver their products to us in a way that is feasible for all parties. Pillows are often compressed and the same goes for bedding. It will always come folded. Figuring out how the product should perform best is reliant upon our own investigation.

My Lunesse Comforter Findings

When you touch the comforter by hand, or when you feel it above you, it’s evident that this is a high quality product. That’s because you can FEEL only softness. There are no quills, no roughness, no hard spots, nothing that appears to not belong. It’s of quality because of its consistency.

I saw a tiny little cluster of down in the air only once, about 1 cm in size, and that was it. The manner in which the batiste cotton fabric was sewn must be meticulous to allow air to circulate but to not allow any of the down to escape from it. It’s actually really quite impressive when you think about how much goose down, how many clusters had to be used, in a single comforter.

lunesse comforter digital drawing

The sewn through box design and the comfort lock border is a must and I can’t imagine a manufacturer creating a product like this without it. I have seen comforters made of synthetic materials sewn in a different manner but this grid-like compartment system is key because the down wouldn’t stay in place otherwise and it also works to keep it evenly distributed, which works well not only in terms of aesthetics but also in terms of efficiency.

pacific coast comforter duvet loop corner

Their printed duvet loops were a real treat. This type of comforter is not one you just throw on top of your bed. It belongs in a duvet cover, to protect it and to dress it as you like. Without these duvet loops, the comforter would absolutely not have stayed in place throughout the night. My partner moves around in bed and it’s frustrating enough to find pillows on the floor or the bed sheets all pulled to one side but it’s always nice to see that the duvet hasn’t moved (because it can’t, yay!)

SUITABLE FOR WINTER USE ONLY?

One comment that I made in the video was that I would not recommend this comforter for any season except for winter but that might have been far too quick of an assumption. I do heat my home considerably and didn’t initially factor this in when trying out the comforter. Goose down duvet regulates temperature itself and you heating up your home or heating it up too much may make this sort of comforter feel excessive.

It’s not labeled to be an all-season comforter but it is said to be good for varying climates. Apparently all-season duvet comforters come in a set of 2, one which is lighter, the other thicker, so be mindful to read everything when you’re shopping around. In this case, the comforter is only a single layer.

My Pacific Coast Lunesse Comforter Recommendation

In comparison to duck down, goose down is definitely the better option and not because it’s traditionally the more POPULAR option. In fact, it’s been the more popular option because goose down is harvested in larger clumps and makes for a lighter and more efficient insulator in comparison to duck down, which can only be harvested in smaller clumps. There are also a lot more ducks than geese, typically resulting in lower production costs but goose down is still the more premium material.

I love this comforter. The Lunesse Goose Down Comforter is exactly the kind of luxury that’s been missing from my life. Winter is not my favorite season and getting through it always comes with some struggle.

lunesse comforter construction

While I’m from Europe, Poland specifically, and while goose down pillows and comforters are the standard in Europe, I don’t remember what my experience was like sleeping with goose down products as a kid because I left the country when I was young. In America, goose down isn’t the standard here because it’s not as readily available. Because it is a more premium product in the states, the price of it can be just as exclusive. This comforter is no excuse in that regard but it’s not the highest priced I’ve seen. It’s also not just priced high for the sake of it; it legitimately comes down to quality and I feel that this is a high quality item. I’ve never felt so comforted and so warm from a comforter. I really did feel insulated as if I was in my own cocoon.

One thing that I wasn’t very impressed with and that I would change immediately is the packaging. It was really nothing special. The plastic comforter blanket storage bag was relatively cheap and plain. It was difficult to unzip as one of the zippers were defective but I was happy there were two so there was no need to reach for the box cutter. The branding overall could be better and the first place I’d improve that is with their physical presentation of the product. While Pacific Coast does have affordable options as far as down comforters go, I still think there’s no reason why they can’t improve the covers they package they comforters in. It’d be nice if it was more durable and looked nicer, not just because I would like it but because if this is supposed to be perceived as high end, even if it is the more affordable end of high end, it still needs to look like the luxury good that it is.

lunesse comforter before unboxing

The unboxing experience is always the most exciting but there was something else that upset me a little. When I had opened the package, the product cover didn’t actually specify that it was in fact the Lunesse Comforter so, I had assumed that I might have gotten the wrong item. Lunesse wasn’t written anywhere. I checked the item number on the order number and compared it to the invoice that was attached and it was the same. I also called the company to check the UPC code and they confirmed that I did, in fact, receive the correct item. Shortly after, I found out that they had actually decided to discontinue the item, which could be the reason behind the uninteresting packaging and why they might have gone with something more generic. You can still find the Lunesse product page online but you’ll see that there’s no inventory and that it has been removed from the main down comforter product listing page.

I called Pacific Coast Feather Company to get a suggestion of what comforters would work best in replacement of the Lunesse Comforter and there were two I was recommended: The Deluxe Oversized Comforter and the Supima Cotton Luxury Down Comforter. I put together a table below to help you understand the similarities and differences between the three.

Overall I’m really impressed with the company, with their products and how they carry themselves overall (customer service was very gracious and informative). Packaging appearance could use an upgrade but the actual product itself is a solid one.

Best Down Comforter
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The only time you get for yourself is when you are sleeping. This is when you are free from your worries, stress, anxieties, and not to mention, exhaustion from a long day of work. Since this is the only time for you to relax, how do you make the most of it? Well, a great idea is to have a down comforter to cuddle up with. No matter what time of the year it is, a down comforter is sure to give you a relaxing sleep and make sure that you are well rested for the next day.

What Makes A Down Comforter?

A down comforter is made of three things:

Construction: This refers to how the down comforter is made and sewn together. It is important to keep in mind that these comforters are filled with animal feathers. This may trigger allergies for some users. This is why different manufacturers have different ways to make these products. You may find that some comforters look fluffier and cozier, but they may not have been thoroughly sanitized – this is a major reason that allergic reaction may be triggered.  On the other hand, you will find other comforters that look and feel cozy and luxurious, and are also hypoallergenic. It all comes down to how the manufacturer constructed the comforter.

Fill: This refers to the type of feathers and down that is used in the comforter. Needless to say, this is the most important component as it determines the comforter’s performance. There are two options when it comes to the fill that comforter manufacturers use – duck down or goose down. Comforters that have a goose down fill are more expensive than those with duck down. However, you should keep in mind that comforters with duck down provide an equal amount of insulation as goose down comforters. However, goose down and feather are larger and fluffier, so comforters with this fill are cozier and more luxurious and provide better performance.

Fabric: The texture, quality and feel of a comforter are determined by the fabric that it is made with. Down comforters are most commonly made with four fabrics:

  • Damask: Outstanding quality that comes at a great price
  • Cambric: Uses basic weaving to provide excellent value
  • Batiste: Lightweight and provides high durability
  • Sateen: Offers a soft feel with high sheen

How to Choose the Best Down Comforter

With the right comforter, you can add a special touch to your bedroom and have a soft, fluffy and luxurious bed to sleep on every night. So how do you make sure that you have the right down comforter? With a few tips in mind, you can choose the best down comforter for your bedroom:

  • Choose the right design and size: Before you start checking out comforters, the first thing you should do is figure out the size of bedding you need. For instance, if yours is a queen-sized bed, your comforter should be a queen-sized one too. However, you could also treat yourself to a king-sized comforter to extra comfort and luxury. A larger comforter also gives you that extra length and width for coziness and warmth during the cooler months. Comforters come in different designs that you can choose from as well. For instance, you will find some comforters with box-stitch pockets that are placed for holding down and feather fillings firmly in place, while others are reversible and colorful, which is superb when you want interesting accent pieces in your bedroom.
  • Choose the ideal weight: The best down comforter for, you might be a medium-weight quilt that can be augmented with extra blankets or an all-season type that comes with a mid-level tog rating. You may, alternatively, prefer a lightweight down comforter for late spring through early fall. You can also pick a winter-weight quilt for the colder months. To get the ultimate experience in luxurious sleeping, you might want to consider adding a featherbed to your bedding during the winter months.
  • Choose the best filling: Lightweight comforters usually contain a mixture of duck and feather down, which provides both warmth as well as cost-effective construction. Nowadays, there are also feather fiber, down fiber and down-alternative fillings that you can choose from. Down alternatives like foam work quite well with feather fillings and create a lighter, loftier comforter. If you suffer from allergies, you should consider buying a hypoallergenic comforter – these have a special down-resistant shell fabric that keeps the feathers firmly inside the quilt, thereby reducing your overall potential for sneezing.
  • Check out ultra-light down alternative comforters: As mentioned already, there are a few down alternative comforters that are made to feel like the real thing. If you cannot tolerate down, these blankets may be the best option for you as they still provide the luxurious, cozy experience you get from down comforters. Polyester batting or fiberfill pieces can give you the light, warm feel of goose down and feathers. Ultra-light down alternative comforters are hypoallergenic, naturally resistant to dander and dust and not to mention, conveniently washable and dryable.

You will have no problem finding the best down comforter for your bed, no matter what your personal taste or style. There are numerous amazing choices out there these days. Apart from the natural goose and duck down and feather comforters, you can also choose from a wide array of down-alternative materials that are excellent for people with allergies and other problems. You do not have to compromise on comfort and luxury with a vast selection of down comforters that are available nowadays.

If you are looking for a relaxing, comfortable bed to sleep in every night, you should definitely consider getting a down comforter to cozy up with. You can forget about sleepless nights when you have a fluffy, cozy comforter in your bedroom. With the best down comforter, you can make sure that you get restful sleep every night and say goodbye to stress, anxiety and fatigue. Wake up feeling refreshed each morning after a comfortable sleep with your down comforter.

Check out our down comforter reviews here.

 

Parachute Down Duvet Review 2

Parachute Down Duvet Review

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I received a free Parachute Duvet for review. Parachute Sheets has one of the most luxurious down duvets on the market right now. I have been using my king size all season down duvet from parachute this December and plan to have it on my bed until the snow melts here in Minnesota, (sometime in April).  What makes this duvet so nice is not only its great insulating capabilities (750 fill power) but also that it is big enough where my wife and I aren’t fighting over it at night.

Overview of the Parachute Down Insert

A quality duvet should last 10 years and if you take good care of it can even last 15 or more years before they need replacing. Spending a little extra on quality is worth it, especially if you live in an area that can get below freezing more than 3 months out of the year. Not only will an efficient duvet look amazing on your bed, it will also allow you to turn down the thermostat even more at night which will save you money on your energy bills.

The Parachute all season duvet is perfect for those cold fall and winter nights due to its 750 fill power. What is fill power in a comforter or duvet? Fill power is a rating that is used to calculate the loftiness of down and how well it insulates. The higher the fill power the less down is needed to insulate resulting in a thinner and lighter duvet.

To give you some context on the value you get with this duvet check out the price of a 700-750 fill down comforter from the Company Store, the Legends Royal Down Comforter at $899.

legends comforter

Unboxing the Parachute Down Insert

Here’s a video showing the Parachute all season duvet out of the box.

My Parachute Down Findings

The Parachute duvet is very similar to the Brooklinen down comforter. Parachute has a higher fill power at 750 compared to 700 for Brooklinen. Another difference is size. For example a king size Parachute duvet is 107×98 whereas the Brooklinen is 107×90.  A king size Parachute duvet is $449 and Brooklinen at $379, a $70 difference.

This duvet also has loops in each corner so you can easily attach a duvet cover.

Parachute duvet

The all-season down Parachute duvet will keep you warm all winter and provide you with a generous amount of coverage. I sleep comfortably with just the duvet, no additional blankets needed. It is light and fluffy too. It’s machine washable and as I mentioned in my video the down is harvested in a humane manner from Europe. Parachute is one of a handful of bedding disruptors out there and they have made luxury down duvets available at an accessible price.  If you want the feeling of staying in a 5-star hotel every night, get this duvet.

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Brooklinen All Season Down Comforter Review 2

Brooklinen All Season Down Comforter Review

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I received a free Brooklinen down comforter for review. Want to stay toasty warm all year long? Brooklinen now has a down filled comforter that will get the job done.  At only 25 ounces, it is extremely light but because of its high fill power (700) it insulates every efficiently. Think of sleeping under a giant down filled jacket. So, what is fill power?

From Wikipedia:

Fill power is a measure of the loft or “fluffiness” of a down product that is loosely related to the insulating value of the down. The higher the fill power the more air an ounce of the down can trap, and thus the more insulating ability an ounce of the down will have. Fill power ranges from about 300 (in³/oz or 175 cm³/g or Lorch 75 mm/30g) for feathers to around 900 (in³/oz or 520 cm³/g or Lorch 225 mm/30g) for the highest quality down. Higher fill powers are associated with a larger percentage of down clusters and a larger average down cluster size.

Patagonia has a 800 fill power jacket that sells for $229. You can get a queen size 700 fill power for $299!

Unboxing

Below I give an overview of the comforter

Findings

I live in Minnesota where the temperature can easily drop to minus 20 or more in January and February. With our house being over 100 years old, it’s not very well insulated and our boiler has a hard time keeping up. Having warm clothes an warm bedding is essential. Last winter we had 4 layers of bedding to keep warm. So far, I am only using this comforter to keep warm and sometimes even that can be a little too warm! Granted, it is only late November but I am very happy with how well it insulates.

Below are the full specifications of the Brooklinen all season comforter.

Specifications

  • 700 Fill Power
  • Full/Queen  88″ x 90″
  • King 104″ x 90″
  • 25 oz. weight for maximum versatility
  • 500 thread count shell
  • 100% Long Staple Egyptian Cotton
  • Baffle-box construction
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Made in Canada

To give you a sense of value, Pacific Coast Down’s Ultimate Extra Warmth comforter  only has a 600 fill power and costs $549.00. It is a little bigger at 90″x98″. But even the king size Brooklinen is less at $379.00

pacific coast down

Here’s some more detail of the comforter

Watch how it splays out on our king size bed. I reviewed the king size comforter. With comforters, if you have a queen size bed I recommending going with a king comforter. It’s always nice to have extra to share.

Conclusion

If you live in a part of the county that gets snow. That means its cold enough where you should consider an all season down comforter. I turn down my thermostat at night to save energy and to sleep better. Having a quality down comforter will keep you cozy and warm all night long. A quality down comforter like this one will last decades. Real down will last longer than synthetic so it is a worthwhile investment.

Learn more about the Brooklinen Brooklinen Down Comforter Here.

Check out the Down Comforter review from Parachute Home as well.

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