Down Comforters For hundreds of years down has been used in bedding. It is prized for its superior thermal qualities; it traps heat yet is light and fluffy. This is perfect for down comforters in particular because you want to be warm but do not want to feel weighted down. Down comforters come in many different qualities. Please be wary of off-price retailers who sell down comforters at very inexpensive prices, because you get what you pay for! If they don't mention the type of down or the fill power, that is a good hint that it is not a quality item. All of our down comforters are made with high quality white goose down and the fill powers and construction details are listed for each style in the product descriptions. To learn more about down, take a look at our down product guide.