Baffle Box Down Comforters

Updated 1/2020

A baffle box down comforter is considered to be the best premium style of comforter. Many also refer to a down comforter as a duvet, not to be confused with a duvet cover, which is used to cover the duvet or comforter.
In the video below, we explain the benefits of this style of comforter and the drawbacks of other styles of comforters.

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The baffle box down comforter shell is comprised of multiple compartments in which the down is contained. Unlike other construction styles, each chamber has a sidewall, as shown in the image below.

Baffle Box Down Comforters


What these sidewalls do is give the individual compartments a 3-dimensional box type configuration. This box allows the down to loft more fully. Much like insulation in your house, lofted down traps more air, which holds in body heat.

Down does not generate heat, it only holds in the heat generated by the person under it.
Down comforters are likely the most popular top of the bed cover.

People enjoy sleeping under them as they are very light in weight and are not constricting as some other types of bed covers.
Down Comforters should be cleaned occasionally to keep them fresh.

Other styles of down comforters have limitations such as cold spots and construction styles that allow the down to shift or move around inside the comforter shell.

Down Comforters should be cleaned occasionally to keep them fresh.

  • Most comforter manufacturers recommend dry cleaning them; some manufacturers recommend laundering them.

The video below explains how to launder your down comforter.