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Everyone likes a different warmth level when it comes to doonas.
To assist your selection, our doonas are rated in Warmth from 1 (coolest) to 5 (warmest). The warmth rating is the average wool blanket equivalent – for example a Warmth 3 is approximately equivalent to the warmth of 3 wool blankets. The best way to choose the right warmth is to consider how cold your house gets at night (on the inside). The table below provides some suggestions based on the internal overnight temperature of your house and your sleep type:
|Sleep Type||Internal Overnight Temperature|
Suggested warmth rating
|Very hot sleeper||25+ degrees||Warmth 1|
|Hot sleeper||20-25 degrees||Warmth 2|
|Average sleeper||15-20 degrees||Warmth 3|
|Snuggly sleeper||10-15 degrees||Warmth 4|
|Toasty warm sleeper||5-10 degrees||Warmth 5|
If you are a cold person or are older (55+) consider going one step warmer than the suggestions above. If you are a hot person or if you are buying for children, consider going one step cooler than the suggestions above.
REMEMBER: It is easier to add warmth than it is to take it out. We can send back to factory and get more fill added or taken out if it’s not right for you, as part of our Comfort Guarantee.
Worried about warmth? Unsure what warmth to choose? Not a problem!
When buying a doona from Alora House you can shop with confidence because of our Comfort Guarantee.
We understand that sometimes it can be difficult to be sure that a doona is right for your without sleeping under it first and so with our Comfort Guarantee means that we will happily adjust the warmth of your doona during the first 100 days following initial purchase.
Whether it be removing fill to reduce warmth, adding fill to increase warmth or differently filling a doona – we will not charge you for the time & labour involved.
You are required to pay the return freight costs to our factory in Melbourne and the cost of any additional fill.
Please Note: This service is only offered on the duck and goose pillows and channelled doonas. Due to the construction of the boxed doonas it is not possible to remove the fill once it has been manufactured. This service is not offered on Alpaca doonas.
Single: 140 x 210cm
Double: 180 x 210cm
Queen: 210 x 210cm
King: 240 x 210cm
Super King: 270 x 240cm
Standard: approx. 45cm x 65cm
Large: approx. 50cm x 90cm
European: approx. 60cm x 60cm
In the world of bedding products, goose down tends to have a more valuable marketing image compared with duck down. Why is that so? According to the world’s largest down and feather institute, goose generally tends to be a better product when compared to duck.
Goose clusters are generally larger than duck clusters and typically come from older, larger birds. As a result, their down tends to produce higher fill powers, be more resilient (last longer) and durable than duck down.
So if you are looking for a more durable high loft (fluffy) light quilt with more warmth, go with a goose doona. If you don’t want the doona too warm or to light in weight, go with a duck doona. e.g. a Goose 50% down & 50% feather doona is equivalent to a Duck 80% down and 20% feather doona.
FEATHERS ARE HEAVIER THAN DOWN. So if you don’t like a heavy doona go for a higher percentage down doona.
Remember: if you have more down you will have a higher loft. (raised fluffy doona).
See below for more assistance around choosing the right pillow for you…
EXTRA FIRM: if you like a little bit of weight with your doona or pillow go for 100% feather
FIRM: 30% down 70% feather (the more feather – the heavier the doona or pillow will be)
MEDIUM: if you like it in between – not too soft and fluffy and not to heavy – go with 50% feather & 50% down
SOFT: soft is great if you like the softness and lightness of a quilt but still with some warmth – go for 80% down 20% feather
SUPER SOFT: this one is my favourite! I love the luxury of the fluffiness and high loft of a doona – choose 90% down 10% feather for an extra light and fluffy feel!
Technically speaking Fill Power refers to the number of cubic inches that one (1) ounce of down will occupy when allowed to reach it’s maximum loft.
Fill Power is a term that applies to down only. Feathers do not have a Fill Power rating.
Goose down is regarded as superior to duck down because goose down clusters are larger than duck down clusters which means they have a higher Fill Power.
The picture below illustrates the difference between various Fill Powers.
For example one (1) ounce of 800 fill power goose down will loft to 800 cubic inches. The higher the fill power the larger the down cluster is. Larger down clusters will loft higher; sleep softer, last longer and sleep warmer!
Fill power facts:
- The higher the fill power the larger the down clusters.
- The larger the down cluster the higher the quality.
- The higher the quality the longer it will retain it’s loft and firmness.
- The larger the down cluster the more mature the bird from which it came.
- The larger the down cluster the more air it traps.
- The larger the down cluster the higher it will loft.
- The larger the down cluster the better the insulating power.
- The larger the down cluster the lighter the down pillow, down comforter or feather bed will be