Which blan­ket to choose is a fair­ly com­mon ques­tion. The domes­tic tex­tile and light indus­try keeps pace with progress and replen­ish­es the mar­ket with new prod­ucts almost every year. Every time, pil­lows, blan­kets, blan­kets with high-qual­i­ty, envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly and nat­ur­al fillers appear on the shelves and in store cat­a­logs. And of course, there comes a moment when we are at a loss, decid­ing what to choose from this. Below is a brief descrip­tion of the most famous mate­ri­als. You just have to com­pare and choose the best option for your­self.


  1. What mate­r­i­al is bet­ter to buy a blan­ket?
  2. Down and feath­ers
  3. Wool fillers
  4. veg­etable vari­ant

What material is better to buy a blanket?

The warmest are blan­kets with nat­ur­al fillers made of down and wool. Their only draw­back is aller­genic­i­ty. There­fore, they often need to be treat­ed against ticks, ven­ti­lat­ed in the open air and dried.

Silk and bam­boo blan­kets are a great alter­na­tive, but not suit­able for cold weath­er. Here, euca­lyp­tus, linen, cot­ton and hemp fillers will be a good sub­sti­tute.

Mate­ri­als made of syn­thet­ic fibers today are infe­ri­or only in one thing — a low rate of mois­ture exchange.

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Down and feathers

So, how not to make a mis­take with the choice and find the very soft, airy, warm blan­ket that will give us sweet dreams? In addi­tion to fab­ric, the main thing in this mat­ter is the choice of filler. In this case, the ques­tion is pure­ly indi­vid­ual. There­fore, it is worth study­ing the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the most pop­u­lar mate­ri­als today:

  1. Bird (goose) down is the most pop­u­lar filler used since the time of our great-grand­fa­thers. The advan­tages of goose down include, first of all, its nat­u­ral­ness, light­ness, excel­lent ther­moreg­u­la­tion, elas­tic­i­ty, anti­sta­t­ic, the abil­i­ty to retain heat, let air through, main­tain and restore the shape of the prod­uct, and long ser­vice life. A duvet can keep you warm at night for 20 years.
  2. How­ev­er, despite such advan­tages, goose down has a num­ber of such seri­ous draw­backs as aller­genic­i­ty, the abil­i­ty to absorb mois­ture and cre­ate a favor­able envi­ron­ment for the repro­duc­tion of microbes. In addi­tion, duvets are not prac­ti­cal: they are expen­sive, and they are picky in care.
  3. Anoth­er ver­sion of bird down is swan down and its arti­fi­cial coun­ter­part is thin­su­late. Thin­su­late is hypoal­ler­genic, harm­less, does not cake and retains its shape, does not allow harm­ful microbes to devel­op, keeps heat for a long time and is very light — an “adult” blan­ket weighs only half a kilo­gram.

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Wool fillers

  1. Of the nat­ur­al woolen fillers, the leader is camel wool, which is grad­u­al­ly con­quer­ing Europe. Its qual­i­ty is unde­ni­able: if your fam­i­ly mem­bers often catch a cold or suf­fer from pain in mus­cles and joints, then when choos­ing which blan­ket is bet­ter to buy for a child, pay atten­tion to the camel filler. The qual­i­ty of this mate­r­i­al is unde­ni­able: it keeps heat and shape for a long time, is light­weight, does not cre­ate a green­house effect, does not elec­tri­fy, and can last up to 30 years. Even aller­gy suf­fer­ers and peo­ple with hyper­sen­si­tive skin can buy a camel blan­ket, how­ev­er, it is bet­ter to first con­sult with spe­cial­ists. The dubi­ous “plus” of this option is a rather high cost.
  2. The next equal­ly pop­u­lar nat­ur­al filler is sheep­’s wool. The main advan­tage of such a filler is the ther­a­peu­tic effect. Espe­cial­ly rec­om­mend­ed for those who suf­fer from mus­cle spasms and osteo­chon­dro­sis. In addi­tion, sheep­skin per­fect­ly trans­mits heat, does not retain and evap­o­rate mois­ture, neu­tral­izes sta­t­ic elec­tric­i­ty, and pro­vides dry warmth in wet and cold weath­er. Well, the most impor­tant thing is afford­abil­i­ty: sheep blan­kets are even cheap­er than some syn­thet­ic ones.

The dis­ad­van­tages include, alas, the same aller­genic­i­ty. Sheep­skin is not able to retain its orig­i­nal shape for a long time, it is quite heavy in weight and requires spe­cial care.

vegetable variant

Bam­boo fiber, or rather cel­lu­lose regen­er­at­ed from bam­boo, is con­sid­ered the most envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly of veg­etable fillers. It is hypoal­ler­genic, has excel­lent ther­moreg­u­la­tion, and “breathes” well. Blan­kets “on bam­boo” are very light and easy to care for. By the way, you can buy a bam­boo blan­ket with­out leav­ing your home in the Dream­catch­er online store.

  1. Lyocell, ten­zel is anoth­er ver­sion of a plant-nat­ur­al filler based on euca­lyp­tus fiber. If you can’t decide which blan­ket is bet­ter to buy for a new­born, then euca­lyp­tus filler is the best option. First­ly, it is indi­cat­ed for aller­gy suf­fer­ers, such a prod­uct keeps heat and shape for a long time, per­fect­ly pass­es air and mois­ture, and does not become elec­tri­fied. The euca­lyp­tus blan­ket is unpre­ten­tious in care (calm­ly endures numer­ous wash­es in a machine) and can keep your baby warm for 10 years. The only draw­back of this filler is the price.
  2. Pre­vi­ous­ly, the role of cot­ton filler was per­formed by ordi­nary cot­ton wool, but the devel­op­ment of indus­try has made this mate­r­i­al more prac­ti­cal, hypoal­ler­genic, warm and afford­able. But it still absorbs a lot of mois­ture, is heav­ier than oth­ers, and less durable.
  3. Fillers made of hemp and linen fibers have made seri­ous com­pe­ti­tion to expen­sive silk. They are safe for aller­gy suf­fer­ers, per­fect­ly pass mois­ture and air, are durable, do not cre­ate an envi­ron­ment favor­able for microbes, and are easy to care for.
  4. Fluffy fibers of nat­ur­al silk are lead­ing in all respects, except for price and ther­mal con­duc­tiv­i­ty. This filler does not cause aller­gies, absorbs mois­ture, allows air to pass through, is easy to use and durable (10–12 years a silk blan­ket will delight and warm you at night).

As you can see, there are many options.

IMPORTANT! The main thing when buy­ing pro­ceed from your own indi­vid­ual char­ac­ter­is­tics and pref­er­ences. Care­ful­ly read the char­ac­ter­is­tics, ask your friends. The right choice will guar­an­tee a sweet, healthy sleep.


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