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Fill weight is the weight of down or down and feathers included in a down comforter. Fill weight measures the quantity of down in your goose down comforter not the down's quality. In extra large down comforters where there is so much area to fill, feathers are sometimes added to the down. Adding feathers lowers the cost of the down comforter. If smaller, softer, duck feathers are used, the quills don't poke through to the outside.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|