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Goose Down vs. Duck Down

What’s the difference between Goose Down and Duck Down?

In short, Goose down is superior!

Duck Down vs. Goose Down

Did you know there is a difference in types of down? When purchasing down products like jackets, look carefully at the label to be sure you are getting what you are paying for, not something inferior. Some are careful to hide the type of down. Arctica only uses high quality goose down.

What’s the difference? 

Goose down is loftier, because it comes from more mature birds, which are larger animals than ducks. The more mature a bird is, the higher quality down.

Goose down is far more expensive than duck down, especially higher fill power down. Duck down, on the other hand is more available and therefore more affordable. This is the reason why it is used in, bedding, duvets, pillows, etc.

Goose down does not have to be overly washed to remove the oils, fat and smell that are more prevalent in duck down.

You can be sure that when you purchase your Goose Down Jacket from Arctica, The Down Destination, that you are getting the highest quality, responsibly sourced goose down available.

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