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#272215 15-Jun-2020 13:31
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Hi.

 

 

 

Does anyone have any experience with both Fairydown Duvet Inners vs say Domani, or Briscoes house brand John Cotton.

 

Duck vs Goose. We like the button together all season ones.

 

Fairydown you pay a fair premium for, though Domani aren't that much cheaper.

 

 

 

We really like that nice cosy light weight feeling that you get from some of the better hotel chain Duvets.

 

 

 

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  #2505027 15-Jun-2020 14:04
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we have goose down 90/10 duvets on ours and our sons bed and they are amazingly soft and light weight. 

 

We dont have the button together all season type but have found they regulate temperature very well and they stay on the beds all year around without getting to hot or cold 

 

They replaced our old all season type which were so bloody heavy and a PIA to manage

 

Cant remember which brand, I *think* it may have been fieldcrest, mostly likely whatever was on special at briscoes at that moment! 


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  #2505034 15-Jun-2020 14:17
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edit: I thought wrong, they are fairydown, not fieldcrest.. can't give you a direct comparison between the other two brands you mention but I could recommend fairydown, they are very nice. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2505295 15-Jun-2020 18:24
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Goose/duck down duvets drape nicely around bodies - synthetic not so much IMO. In similar vein width is something to check - make sure width is (winter) generously sufficient to drape well over edges of occupied bed, eg maybe choose SuperKing width for King size bed. Also, desirable to have duvet sewn in a number of separate small cells (ie not tubular) so insulation stays in place.


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  #2505303 15-Jun-2020 18:49
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Well, the duvet in the spare room is a 80/20 duck down fieldcrest, I sleep in there often as we have a 5 year old who still likes to jump into bed with us in the middle of the night from time to time. I’ve honestly noticed no difference between them.

Wife said the fieldcrest is quite a bit cheaper and are often on special at briscoes.

Got the 3rd degree from her asking all these duvet questions this arvo/evening and when I tried to explain it was to give advice on a forum fully looked like she wasn’t buying it

“You planning on sleeping somewhere else??” - Hardcase

Hope that’s of some sorta help

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  #2505590 16-Jun-2020 09:14
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dt: Well, the duvet in the spare room is a 80/20 duck down fieldcrest, I sleep in there often as we have a 5 year old who still likes to jump into bed with us in the middle of the night from time to time. I’ve honestly noticed no difference between them.

Wife said the fieldcrest is quite a bit cheaper and are often on special at briscoes.

Got the 3rd degree from her asking all these duvet questions this arvo/evening and when I tried to explain it was to give advice on a forum fully looked like she wasn’t buying it

“You planning on sleeping somewhere else??” - Hardcase

Hope that’s of some sorta help

Cheers

 

 

 

Thanks for that detailed information. Sorry it caused a ruckus in your household!

 

There are some crazy prices on this stuff. I have seen prices ranging from $600 on special (reasonable I guess) to $2149 so far.


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  #2505617 16-Jun-2020 10:05
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We went for the all season type a couple of years back, brand was Home+Interiors and it is a click together 80/20 and 50/50 and its been brilliant in both our old (colder) house and current. As @lapimate said, we went one size bigger than the bed itself which helps for decent coverage, but also ensuring it has boxes/shapes sewn to keep the down evenly spread across the whole duvet without it sliding to the sides of ends

 

I can't recall exactly which store, either Briscoes/Spotlight/Farmers but full price was really expensive i.e. 800 or more if I recall, but it was on sale of course and down to less than half price. Would definitely buy again.


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  #2505675 16-Jun-2020 11:24
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We have a feather/down one from Briscoes. Can't remember the brand, but the thing that I don't like about it is the way the baffles are sewn together - it allows the stuffing to move to the bottom of the bed, so sometimes in the night you wake up cold and you have most of the stuffing on your feet. 

 

 

 

As was mentioned above - look for a duvet that has smaller pockets sewn into it to allow the loft, but not the movement of the stuffing. 





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  #2505681 16-Jun-2020 11:29
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My daughter has an all seasons one and one thing that frustrates the living bejesus out of me, is she is a night time kicker, and it's rare to go three days without having to pull the 2 bits out, and line them up again. It's not that the stuffing is all in one area, just that the 2 "bits" don't stay lined up.

 

 


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