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The Best Goose Down Throw Blanket for Your Bed

Goose Down Throw Blanket

Getting cozy in bed after a long tiring day not only helps you relax but also allows you to fall asleep much faster. The type of blanket you use really impacts how cozy your bed is. You want a blanket that is soft, comfortable and allows you to move around with ease. Goose down blankets have the softest of blanket stuffings which not only provide comfort but also keep you warm in those cold wintery nights. That is why they have become a popular piece in bed linen.

With so many different types of goose down blankets/comforters in the market, we took the liberty of helping you out in your search for the best one. We have the 3 best goose down throw blanket for your bed for you to consider.

Linenspa White Goose Down Alternative Queen Comforter with Duvet Tabs

Linenspa White Goose Down Alternative Queen Comforter with Duvet Tabs

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    Exceptional comfort
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    ​Comes in reversible color combination
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    Easy to wash and dry
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    ​Light-weight
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    ​Comes in various sizes

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    ​We couldn’t find anything wrong with this comforter

If you ever imagined how it would feel to dive in to a cloud, the Linenspa Goose Down Comforter will give you the closest experience to that. The fluffiness and softness of the blanket provides exceptional comfort. Linenspa is known to make comforters that are comfortable and stylish. This particular comforter is also perfect for those that have allergies. It has microfiber fills which ensures that dust and mites do not get trapped into the comforter like with many other blankets.

The comforter is perfect for any type of bedroom decor. It comes in 1 plain white color or 3 other reversible combination colors, so you can buy it according to your decor. It is easy to take care of also as it is safe for machine wash and dryer. You can also get this in different sizes so if you need it for a King size bed or a Twin you can easily find your desired size. The comfort, design, and durability of the Linenspa Goose Down Comforter is the reason why it is top on our list. The fact that is low costing also helps.

Swift Home All-season Extra Soft Luxurious Classic Light-Warmth Goose Down-Alternative Comforter

Swift Home All-season Extra Soft Luxurious Classic Light-Warmth Goose Down-Alternative Comforter

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    ​Soft, comfortable comforter
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    ​Great for all seasons
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    ​Light-weight
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    ​Comes in various sizes

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    Though the comforter is lightweight compared to others, it weighed slightly more than the Linenspa’s White Goose Down Comforter

​​Swift Home has over two decades of experience in manufacturing home textile products. Which explains how they have pretty much perfected the art of making warm, comforting comforters like the All-season Goose Down-Alternative Comforter. The comforter uses a microfiber fill, similar to Linenspa’s, which allows it to be used no matter what season. The classic design of the comforter allows you to use it in any room to provide a nice restful environment.

The comforter comes in 9 different colors for you to choose from. Allowing you to mix and match with your room’s decor. It really provides a luxurious feel to the bed. We felt that the Linenspa comforter was slightly softer than this one but the Swift Home All-season Goose Down Alternative Comforter is a great comforter also.

Clara Clark White Goose Down Alternative Comforter Duvet

Clara Clark White Goose Down Alternative Comforter Duvet

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    Soft and comfortable
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    All season comforter
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    Light-weight
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    Comes in various sizes

Cons

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    Not as fluffy as the other two comforters

​​​​​​​Many people are unaware that their comforters may be the reason why their allergies act up. Comforters harbor germs and dust that triggers allergies. That is why hypoallergenic comforters are wonderful as they don’t harbor dusts and mites. The Clara Clark White Goose Down Comforter is a wonderful example of a hypoallergenic comforter that is not only comfortable but also protects from allergies. This is another year round comforter that is soft, but not as fluffy as the other two comforter on the list. It is however, the cheapest out of all three and made with good quality so worth the investment.

If you are looking for the best quality and comfort in a goose down blanket then the Linenspa’s comforter is your best option. The other two comforters are also good, but they don’t match the comfort and softness of Linenspa. All three are in the similar price range so price shouldn’t be much of a factor in your decision. They all are reasonable priced under $50.


Extra Warmth Comforters and Bedspreads Guide

Warmth Comforters and Bedspreads Guide

With many products out on the market it’s hard to choose the right comforter for you, especially when purchasing online so we’ve created a comprehensive guide for you. Here is a review of Extra Warmth Comforters and Bedspreads to help you learn everything you need to know before purchasing your next comforter or blanket.

We’ve our list below into four different categories (wool, fleece, down and electric). We have also given some examples at different price points (budget and luxury) and highlighted the benefits of the two.

Our choice for durability: Wool (6/10 on our warmth scale)

Wool comes in many different types including basic sheep’s wool, mohair wool, angora wool, all the way to Merino and Cashmere Wool. Though all ranges have different qualities, one main advantage of wool is its durability. Wool is a highly practical fiber and thus is easy to clean. Wool is also unsurpassed in flexible strength in shape for its entire lifetime. Wool is also flame resistant as well as noncombustible due to its moisture content.

How is the quality of the wool determined? It is determined by its fiber diameter, crimp, yield, color and staple strength. Fiber diameter is the single most important wool characteristic determining quality and price.

Benefits of Wool

  • High Durability
  • Flame resistant
  • ​Insulating
  • Antibacterial

Budget- Stansport Wool Blend Camp Blanket in Olive Green


  • Durable
  • Warm
  • Dry-clean only
  • Perfect for camping



Luxury- John Atkinson Contessa 100% Merino Wool Herloom Blanket

  • Ultra soft
  • Long lasting
  • ​Insulating
  • Made of high quality material











Our choice for softness and comfort: Fleece (4/10 on our warmth scale)

Fleece comes in a variety of types as well, ranging from Minky or ‘Cuddle’ fleece to Micro Fleece. Fleece is well known as one of the softer fabrics and is commonly used for baby blankets. Fleece is medium in warmth and comes in a variety of fun colors.

Polar fleece is a new light, strong pile fabric meant to mimic- and in some ways surpass- wool. Fleece is offered and different thicknesses: micro, 100, 200, 300, with 300 being the thickest and the least flexible.

Fleece is also hydroponic (grown without soil) thus it holds less than 1% of its weight in water and retains heat even when wet.

Benefits of Fleece

  • Medium durability
  • Machine washable
  • ​Readily shows wear and tear
  • Soft

Budget- Napa Super Soft Plush Fleece Throw in Grey

  • Ultra soft
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable










Luxury- Elegant Comfort Micro Fleece Luxury Blanket

  • Ultra soft
  • Made of high quality material
  • ​Machine washable
  • Heavy-weight





Our choice for over-all value and breathability: Down (8/10 On Our Warmth Scale)

Down, outside of electric, is highest on the scale of warmth. Down usually has a soft shell, typically made of micro fibres, and is filled with either synthetic ‘down’ or goose feathers. The advantage to goose feathers is the blanket traps in heat extremely well without the heaviness.

Down will set you back in cost however when an item is popular, there is usually a reason. Goose down is able to hold in heat because of its loft and height. The more loft (the filling) a down blanket has the warmer the blanket will keep you. Typically, when a blanket has more filling the more the user will sweat which makes sleeping uncomfortable, the benefit to down which is almost unique to down is its warmth combined with breathability. The breathability of this type of blanket pulls moisture away from the body maintaining comfort while the user sleeps. This is why down blankets are so popular.

Benefits of Down

  • Extremely warm and yet very light in weight
  • Breathable
  • ​Best for changes in temperature
  • Tend to be higher in price

Budget- LinenSpa Goose Down Alternative Quilted Comforter

  • Hypoallergenic
  • ​Down Alterative Fill
  • No clumping
  • Extremely warm

Luxury: Highland Feather Good Down Duvet

  • High thread-count
  • Filled with 100% goose feathers
  • ​Breathable
  • Extremely warm








Our choice for warmth: Electric (10 out of 10 on our warmth scale)

Finally, electric. Electric blankets generate heat on their own because they have insulated wire and heating elements in the fabric. These elements actually heat up when plugged into the wall creating the heat for the blanket user. Electric blankets range in materials used, their obvious main advantage is that the blanket does not rely on the individual using the blanket to generate their own heat but rather generates the heat for the individual.

Though these types of blankets heat the body up faster due to their elements the blankets don’t tend to be the most breathable. This blanket is more ideal for colder rooms and temperatures.

Benefits of Eclectric

  • The warmest of all categories
  • Temperature controlled
  • ​Warms body quickly
  • Durable

Budget- Serta Sherpa Microfleece Electric Heated Throw in Beige

  • Temperature adjustable
  • Machine washable
  • ​1 year warranty
  • Extremely warm








Luxury- Soft Heat Luxury Micro-Fleece Heated Blanket in Natural

  • Ultra soft micro fleece
  • Low voltage (energy saver)
  • ​Auto-shut off
  • Extremely warm
  • ​Durable
  • Machine washable




In our eyes, all these blankets have their value. It really does depend on several factors of the individuals like their geographic location, the time of year, the individual’s body and their preference for how the blanket feels. Having a variety of blankets within the home helps especially in colder climates like Canada, while one type of blanket may acceptable for areas with less extreme seasonal change like India. It may be cheaper to invest in fleece vs. down however the buyer has to decide whether they are willing to be more adaptable to changes in heat and possibly sweating throughout the night. The true value lies in the quality of materials and knowing your body type.