Have you ever been shopping for a doona and noticed that some options are advertised as having 'loft'? If so, you might be wondering what this means – and how it impacts the quality of your sleep. Well, don't worry, sleep-deprived Aussies – we've got you covered. Here's an overview of what 'loft' is when it comes to doonas, why it matters and how to choose the right option for you.
What is Loft?
Simply put, loft refers to the thickness or “fluffiness” of a doona or quilt. In other words, a higher loft means that the doona is thicker and fluffier than one with a lower loft rating. This also means that it will feel more comfortable when lying on top of it as there will be more air pockets between the filling and your skin.
The loft level of a doona can range from low (2-3cm) to high (6-7cm).
How Does The Quilt Loft Affect Comfort Levels?
The loft level of a doona can have a big impact on comfort levels. Generally speaking, higher lofts provide better insulation, making them ideal for cold winter nights in Australia. Low lofts are still comfortable but offer less insulation so they're better suited for warmer climates or summer months in our cooler climates. Furthermore, higher lofts tend to last longer than their lower counterparts as they don't compress over time due to being able to retain their shape and bounce back easily when fluffed up.
• A lighter loft is the equivalent to 300GSM
• A high loft is the equivalent to approximately 450GSM
• A super loft is the equivalent to 500GSM
Choosing the Right Loft Level for You
When choosing the right loft level for you and your family, consider where you live geographically as well as the climate during different times of year.
For instance, if you live in Australia's south-east corner and experience colder winters then you may want to opt for a higher loft rating as it will better insulate against those chilly nights! On the other hand, if you live in Northern Australia where temperatures remain hot all year round then choosing a lower loft rating would be more suitable due to its breathability and lighter weight feel during those hot summer months.
At the end of the day, when choosing which doona is right for you always remember: "It's all about the Loft!"
With this knowledge under your belt now hopefully finding the perfect doona won't seem like such an overwhelming task! Good luck out there sleep deprived Aussies.