How to choose a blanket to fill all seasons

Sleeping takes about a third of our life. Its quality affects mood, health, functioning of the immune system, performance and appearance. That is why it is so important to choose the bedding that can provide us with the most comfort during sleep.


  1. The best blanket manufacturers – which company to choose
  2. Quilt types
  3. The main criteria for choosing a blanket
  4. What blanket to buy – selection tips
  5. How much is a blanket
  6. Video on choosing a blanket
How to choose a blanket

The best quilt manufacturers – which company to choose

When buying a blanket, it is best to focus on proven manufacturers. Choosing a suspiciously cheap product from a “no name” brand can have negative health consequences.

Unscrupulous manufacturers sometimes make bedding from low-quality materials that have low hygroscopicity (the ability to let moisture in) and little air permeability. As a result, a person sweats a lot, and a microclimate with high temperature and humidity is formed under the blanket. In addition, toxic substances may be used in the dyeing of textiles, which, in contact with the skin and respiratory tract, cause allergies and increase the likelihood of respiratory and neurological diseases.

The best quilt manufacturers are considered to be

  1. Ecotex;
  2. Togaz;
  3. Lezheboka;
  4. German grass;
  5. Nature’s;
  6. SN-Textile;
  7. Cleo;
  8. OL-TEX;
  9. Kariguz;
  10. rimavelle;

  11. Darger.

Products from these companies are tested in independent laboratories before they enter the market. Blankets are tested for durability, hygroscopicity, safety, presence of toxic substances, etc. All products from these manufacturers are certified.

Quilt types

Down Blanket

Down comforter

Down bedding is characterized by softness and lightness. They keep warmth well, provide optimal air exchange and absorb moisture.

On the properties of the blanket affects the ratio of down to feather in the product. The more fluff in the filling, the better the product. The most expensive extra-class beddings contain 100% of down, the goods of the first category – 70-90% of down, half-fluff – up to 70%.


  • Low weight;
  • Longevity (up to 20 years of use).
  • Allows the skin to breathe, creates an optimal microclimate for humans;
  • Good thermal insulation properties;


  • Down can live in the dust mites – the cause of allergic reactions: allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, etc.p.
  • The down insulation is good at absorbing moisture, which can make a blanket “damp”.

A separate type of down products are comforters made of swan down. Swan down is a synthetic fiber that is lightweight, resilient and hypoallergenic. It does not breed dust mites and other dangerous microorganisms. In addition, it does not bunch up and holds its shape well. But such a filler does not absorb moisture (under it a person sweats more) and provides insufficient air circulation. If used in a warm room, it can cause overheating.

Wool blanket

Wool blanket

Wool bedding is very popular. And no wonder – they are warm, durable and hygroscopic. The wool of sheep, camel and cashmere goat down are most often used in production:

  1. Camel hair has medicinal properties. It is believed to help with stress, improve health, have a positive effect on blood flow and help patients with skin conditions and joint diseases. However, some brands indicate “camel hair” on the product, although the filling actually consists of synthetic fiber. This “minor” nuance is usually reported on the label in small print.
  2. Sheep’s wool, just like camel’s wool, has medicinal properties, but it is heavier than camel’s wool and requires regular dry cleaning.
  3. Cashmere goat undercoat is an expensive, high-quality filler. It is very warm and lightweight, does not cause allergic reactions and is unpretentious in care. Some cashmere blankets are machine washable.

It should be noted that cashmere bedding is a premium product. They have the highest cost. The most budgetary models – from sheep’s wool.


  • Therapeutic properties;
  • Sweat and odor quickly evaporate.
  • Longevity – wool products can be used for decades;
  • Good insulating properties;
  • Wool blankets absorb well (about a third of their weight) and wick away moisture;


  • Dust mites may appear;
  • Blankets made of camel hair and cashmere goat undercoat have a high cost.
  • Such products are a favorite “dish” of moths;

Silk comforter

Silk comforter

Silk products are pleasant to the body, good air permeability and moisture wicking. They can be a good alternative to wool and down bedding as they do not harbor allergy-causing microorganisms. The thermal properties of such products depend on the amount of filling.


  • Excellent retain the form;
  • Suitable for allergic people;
  • With proper care life cycle is more than 10 years;
  • Are characterized by high hygroscopicity;


  • High price;
  • Requires special care – need to give a dry-cleaning and periodically air out.
  • Down and wool blankets warm better;

Bamboo blanket

Bamboo blanket

Bamboo fiber can be used as padding. It does not harbor mold, dust mites or other microorganisms, so it is great for allergy sufferers. Bamboo blankets unpretentious care – they are designed for machine washing.

It is worth noting that widely publicized beneficial properties of bamboo fibers (rejuvenation, reduction of muscle pain, the penetration of useful vitamins and amino acids under the human skin, etc.) are much more effective than those of bamboo fibers.) Scientifically not proven.

Moreover, most bamboo blankets on the market do not consist of bamboo at all. The label “Bamboo” or “Bamboo” is used as a marketing ploy, and in fact the products consist of polyester and viscose fibers or a combination of synthetic materials and bamboo.


  • Have a small weight;
  • They absorb and release moisture well;
  • Have high durability;
  • Kills about 70% of the bacteria;
  • Do not lead to allergic reactions;


  • Blankets made of down and wool are better warmth;
  • Combination products of bamboo and synthetic fibers have a short lifespan (no more than 3-4 years);
  • It is difficult to find a blanket on sale with a filler that actually consists of 100% bamboo fiber.



Cotton or cotton filler is an environmentally friendly material. It does not cause allergies and warms up well in winter.


  • Warms quickly and retains heat well;
  • Characterized by high hygroscopicity;
  • Has an affordable price;


  • Can not be washed in the machine;
  • A lot of weight – from 1.5 kg. The warmer the blanket, the heavier it is. For example, a 140×205 piece with 4 layers of batting would weigh about 5 kg, while a blanket of the same size with 2 layers would weigh about 3 kg.
  • They don’t hold their shape well;
  • Over time, the filler will bunch up in lumps;
  • Long drying time;

synthetic blanket

Synthetic Blanket

Such products are absolutely harmless to health, since they do not breed dust mites, mold, fungi, etc.p. They have a high resistance to wear, unpretentious care. Most often used in the manufacture of blankets:

  1. Hollofiber – 100% polyester. It is very soft, lightweight and retains its shape well.
  2. Ecofiber is an environmentally friendly filler. by its properties resembles a hollofiber. It also consists of polyester, but differs from Hollofiber in the density and thickness of the fibers.
  3. Comforel – in its properties similar to “swan feather”. Has the longest lifespan of any synthetic filling.
  4. Tinsulate (artificial feather) – has a small weight, but it is very well warm. It should not be used in warm seasons.


  • Durability;
  • Products can be washed in the machine, they dry quickly and do not dry out;
  • Low weight;
  • Good thermal-regulating properties;
  • Affordable price;
  • Hypoallergenic;


  • It can be electrifying;
  • Have a low hygroscopicity.

The main criteria for choosing a blanket

Blanket selection criteria


Blankets can be children’s, one-and-a-half and double.

  1. One-and-a-half bed models are designed for one person, as a rule, their width is 140 cm and length is 205 cm (according to GOST). If you have a one-and-a-half bed quilt, then the width of the quilt is 155 cm and the length is 215 cm.
  2. For two people should choose a product 200h220 or 172h205 – these parameters comply with GOST, and thus under them it will be easier to buy bedding.
  3. Children’s products are most often 120×120 and 110×140 cm.

Despite existing standards, quilt sizes from manufacturers can vary greatly. Therefore, when buying pay attention not to the marking “one-and-a-half” or “double”, but to the actual size of the product.


Choose covers made of natural fabrics (cotton, linen, silk). Blankets, bedspreads, duvets and down comforters have qualities that increase longevity and tend to be more snug against the skin. It is important that the cover has good air passage and absorbs moisture.

For winter or summer

When choosing a blanket, it is important to decide on the degree of warmth. It corresponds to the density of the filling per square meter and is indicated on the label as suns or dots. The more filling, the more suns.

  1. One sun indicates that the quilt is suitable for summer.
  2. Two dots mean that the blanket is good air permeability and is suitable for warm rooms.
  3. Three suns show that the product can be used at any time of year.
  4. Four dots mean that the product is suitable for use in poorly heated areas.
  5. Five suns indicate that the quilt is very warm. It will keep you warm in the harshest frosts.

What blanket to buy – tips for choosing

When buying a comforter, pay attention to the type of filling. In the manufacture of most often used goose down. It is weightless, fluffy and warm. Sometimes the cheapest models contain duck down and feather. Such a filler is quite heavy, it is more likely to roll in clumps. The most expensive, rare and high quality is considered loon down – it has excellent insulation properties, good hygroscopicity, softness and lightness.

When buying products made of down and synthetic fillers, choose models with cassette, not quilted tailoring. The filler in these blankets is contained in special sections. It is evenly distributed throughout the product and does not gather in the corners. In quilts, the filler may move around, creating empty uninsulated areas.

If you are prone to allergic reactions, give preference to blankets with silk, bamboo, cotton or synthetic filler.

Wool blankets would be an excellent choice for the elderly, those who suffer from joint pain, as well as heat-loving people.

How much does a blanket cost?

  1. The cheapest are blankets made of batting. Their cost ranges from 600 to 1500 rubles, but some models can cost 4000-6000 rubles.
  2. The cost of products with synthetic fillers is about 550-10000 rubles.
  3. The highest quality silk variety is considered grade M
      A-grade berry, and the most affordable – Tussa. Often these varieties are combined, and the price of the product depends on the amount of silk in the filler. Sometimes a synthetic filler is added to the silk fibers. Products from M
        Berry, as a rule, 5-6 times more expensive than blankets from Tussa. On the Russian market silk models from 2500 to 50000 rubles, but you can meet the products of the premium class for 500000 rubles.
      • The prices for down products range from 3000 to 50000 rubles. The higher the quality of down and more of it in the filling (compared with feather), the higher the cost.
      • The price for wool blankets is 550-45000 rubles
      • Products labeled “Bamboo” can cost 400-25000 rubles. The more expensive the blanket, the more chances that the filler actually contains bamboo fibers.

In the following articles our experts tell you how to choose bedding and the secrets of choosing a mattress – we compare the fillings.

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