Duck, Duck, Goose

Duck, Duck, Goose

If you’re shopping for new luxury bedding for the fall or winter, you might be wondering what the difference is between goose down and duck down. We’ll give you the 411, but let’s start with the basics.

What is down?

Down is a light, fluffy coating clustered beneath the feathers of waterfowl that helps to protect them and keep them warm. Unlike feathers, down doesn’t have a quill and the shape resembles that of a snowflake. These ultra-fine feathers are often used in jackets, bedding, sleeping bags and other goods, as they provide superior insulation. In addition, down is extremely breathable and can absorb moisture very well, so you’ll never have to worry if you tend to sweat while you sleep. 

What’s the difference between goose and duck down?

The main difference between goose down and duck down is the size and fill power of clusters. Geese generally have warmer down clusters with higher fill power when compared to ducks. This is because geese are larger than ducks and their down clusters are bigger. Also, geese tend to live in colder environments so their down clusters are usually fluffier. However, both goose and duck down are great choices to provide much-needed warmth, especially in the cold winter months.

What is fill power?

Fill power measures the down’s ability to loft and trap heat. It is calculated by measuring the number of cubic inches that one ounce of down can fill when lofted or fluffed up. When it comes to fill power, a higher number is better. Higher fill power means less down is needed to fill a given volume and reach a certain temperature. When less down is used, the garment or comforter is lighter and more compressible.

As the weather gets colder, it’s time to start thinking about upgrading your bedding. Snuggle up in cozy comfort with our Warm and Comfort Duck Down Duvet Insert that can be used all year long. This duvet insert is filled with super cleansed white duck down with 550 fill power. The box quilting prevents down from shifting inside. Dress it up with any duvet cover to match your personal style.


Light, fluffy and luxurious, our Warm and Comfort Goose Duvet Insert feels like a dream. This goose duvet insert features super cleansed white goose down with 600 fill power, so you’ll never have to worry about odors. Like the duck down duvet insert, this one also has box quilting to hold the down in place. Pair this duvet insert with any duvet cover to create your desired look.


No matter which duvet insert you choose, you’ll be warm and cozy all season long. Sleep tight with our high-quality bedding essentials. Shop now!