The loft or fill power of down pillows and duvets refers to the amount of space that the down fill occupies. In general, the higher the fill power, the more air the down is able to trap, which means that it will be lighter, fluffier, and more insulating. Down products with a high fill power are generally considered to be of higher quality, as they provide more warmth and support with less weight. The fill power of down is typically measured in cubic inches, and it is determined by the number of cubic inches that one ounce of down can fill. For example, a down pillow with a fill power of 600 will have 600 cubic inches of space for every ounce of down. The higher the fill power, the more space the down is able to occupy, which means that it will be lighter, fluffier, and more insulating. There are a few factors that can affect the fill power of down, including the type of down, the size of the down clusters, and the way that the down is processed. For example, down from mature geese or ducks will typically have a higher fill power than down from younger birds, as the larger down clusters are able to trap more air. Similarly, down that has been cleaned and sorted more carefully will typically have a higher fill power, as it will contain fewer debris and smaller down clusters. When shopping for down pillows and duvets, it is important to consider the fill power, as well as the type of down and the quality of the construction. Down products with a high fill power will generally be more expensive, but they may provide better value in the long run, as they will be lighter, fluffier, and more insulating than products with a lower fill power. Overall, the fill power of down pillows and duvets is an important factor to consider when looking for high-quality, comfortable bedding.
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