How to Pick the Best Down Pillow

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As we can see that many luxury hotels use down pillows, which are soft, breathable and comfortable. The biggest feature of the down pillow is softness, and it can fully contact your cervical spine and head, giving your cervical spine more gentle and substantial support, which has a good effect on relieving pressure on your neck.

So you may wonder how to pick the best down pillow? What factors do you need to consider when choosing and buying down pillows? Don't worry, this article introduces you the selection and use of down pillows from two aspects. Now let’s get started.

Part 1. Three important parameters for choosing down pillows

When choosing down pillows, you must first check the product information, such as down content and down filling. The higher the down content, the better the thermal insulation effect.

The second is to pay attention to resilience, that is, bulkiness. Down is a polymer formed by the condensation of various amino acids, and has a stable morphological structure. Under normal circumstances, unless it is affected by chemicals or a huge temperature difference, the down can be restored to its initial state no matter how twisted and squeezed it is.

The last parameter is the number of layers of the down pillow. The single layer is a pure fleece design, it will be fluffier and more comfortable than the three-layer filling. And of course, the price of a single-layer down pillow is generally much higher than that of a three-layer.

Part 2. How to clean a down pillow

Because down is an animal fiber and is composed of animal protein, it cannot be washed with soap or laundry detergent that is too alkaline, otherwise it will damage the fiber and make the down brittle and easy to break, thus affecting its bulkiness and warmth. Besides, down pillows should not be dry-cleaned, because the liquid used for dry-cleaning will affect the warmth retention and will also age the fabric.

If the down pillow is only partially dirty, it is not necessary to wash it completely. You can use a clean towel dipped in organic cleaning agent to gently wipe the dirty area, and then use a dry towel to wipe the area stained with the cleaning agent again, and wait for air drying.

If the whole down pillow is dirty, it needs to be washed in water. Choosing a neutral detergent, soak the pillow in cold water for about 20 minutes before washing, then squeeze out the water, and then put it in water of about 30 ° C for 20 minutes, spread it on a clean table. Scrub with a soft brush, do not rub vigorously. After brushing, rinse it in clean water.

After washing the down pillow, do not wring them out, or expose them to the sun. Dry the pillow in a cool and ventilated place. After it is completely dry, you can gently tap it with your hands or a small stick to restore the down pillow to its natural fluffy state.


After reading the article, you should now know how to pick a good down pillow. After buying a down pillow, you need to maintain it properly, because down pillows are generally more expensive. Only in this way will your down pillow be used for a long time without needing to be replaced.