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Duck versus Goose Down

Obviously, we love both Geese and Ducks, and they both produce beautiful down feathers that provide luxurious warmth. Here is how they differ:

Geese are bigger than ducks and live in colder climates, which contributes to the larger size of their down clusters. Larger clusters result in greater insulation, called "fill power", and thus greater warmth.

Ducks are also much more plentiful making duck down more affordable, and their down ideal for warmer climates. Filled with premium high fill-power duck down and encased in a shell of smooth, cotton cambric, our lightweight duck down comforters create a layer of opulent, insulating warmth that's perfect for any season.

If comparing duck with geese down, please also compare fill power and fill weight. Typically, goose down is warmer than duck, even with the same fill weight.

Whatever products you choose from our site: you are guaranteed that all raw materials come from responsibly sourced farms, where animal cruelty has no place.
The Myth of Siberian Goose Down: down products marketed as "Siberian Goose Down" have become popular on the Internet and, even in some stores. To put it plainly, there is simply no such thing. Though it is a cold and snowy place, Siberia does not have a known down harvesting industry. And while there is in fact a bird named the Siberian Goose, it is an endangered rare species, which happens to have deep red breast feathers - not suitable for bedding products. Companies marketing "Premium Siberian Goose Down" are unscrupulous operators, and the origin and quality of their products are questionable.