Choosing a winter comforter

With the leaves turning and the fall colors starting to engulf nature, winter is not far off. With the changing of seasons there certainly are a couple of things we need to keep in mind.

All species prepare vigorously for winter, but luckily we don’t have to stock up with food or hibernate. Instead, one of the few aspects we have to adjust for winter is our sleeping commodities.

With the climate gradually changing we are starting to become accustomed with winters being harsher every year. It almost seems as if every new winter is breaking a record of some description.

In this view, picking a suitable comforter to pass a potentially cold winter is an investment with a good return.

But a lot of people put off this task primarily because choosing from the virtually endless types, fillings, TOG rating or any other aspect can be intimidating and discouraging. How do we pick just the right comforter suited to our needs?

Thermal insulation

In the textile industry, TOG is a measure of thermal resistance which specifies just how much of your natural body heat will be retained and not lost in the surroundings.

If we’re expecting a harsh winter, then the number we want is close to 13.5, a pretty good heat retaining efficiency.

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