The Halcyon Dreams 4 Seasons Splendour 500 is the best wool quilt for asthma and allergy-prone people. Wool is a good choice for allergy-sufferers. This is because wool's lanolin is antibacterial, acting as a dust mite repellant. It also wicks moisture away from your body, making for a warmer sleep.
One way or the other, are wool or down quilts better?
Since you are not waking up too hot or too cold, you have a more restful sleep. Wool is extremely durable, long lasting and good choice for children who have a tendency to overheat under other types of quilts. A Wool quilt offers a heavier alternative to feather and down but it is still lighter than blankets.
For that reason, which type of quilt is best? Select a wool or cotton quilt. Wool is breathable and regulates your body temperature so it's a good choice if you sleep with a partner who may get cold. Cotton retains very little heat, so it's a great option in summer, in warm climates or if you're a very hot sleeper.
However, what is the best quilt to buy in Australia?
Here are Australia's best quilts, duvets and Doonas
Editor's Choice: Aussie Wool Quilts.
Best Down Quilt: Downia White Goose Down Quilt.
Best Down Alternative: MicroCloud Quilts.
Best Microfibre: Pillow Talk Classic 350gsm Quilt.
Best Wool: Halcyon Dreams Wool Quilt.
Best Bamboo: ettitude Whitehaven Quilt / Duvet.
Is 500gsm wool quilt warm?
Winter weight quilts – burrow down on the coldest of nights with the MiniJumbuk Thermal (500gsm) or Warm (450gsm) wool quilts. ... Ideal for use with a cool cotton cover in summer, adding a light rug will provide additional warmth in the depths of winter.
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
Down Alternative Duvet Comforter 100% Peruvian Alpaca Wool Fill - All-Season Hypoallergenic Thermal Control - All natural sustainable, Full/Queen
Inner: 100% all natural alpaca wool; Outer: 100% cotton
Manufactured and imported from Peru
Alpaca wool is a soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber - the hollow core of each follicle helps regulate body temperature to reduce night sweats.
Similar to sheep's wool, in comparison, alpaca wool is lighter, warmer and more durable.
Alpaca fiber is lanolin free and clinically tested hypoallergenic so you can sleep better by reducing nasal congestion
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
Woolino Premium Australian Washable Wool Comforter, Mid-Weight Wool Fill 17.6oz Crib Wool Duvet Quilt Kids Blanket, Crib/Toddler Bed Size 37"x51"
YEAR-ROUND USE. Optimal MID-WEIGHT wool fill 17.6oz or 400gsm
Made with 100% NATURAL WASHABLE Australian grade A merino wool.
OEKO-TEX CERTIFIED to be eco-friendly and free of harmful substances.
Available in crib, twin, queen, and king size.
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
Pendleton White Sands Coverlet Blanket Set, Sandshell, King
COZY COMFORT – Pendleton brings the gorgeous landscapes of New Mexico with the White Sands Coverlet set. Cotton quilt is a nod to a creamy landscape of gypsum and sand dunes against a clear blue sky.
SET INCLUDES – A perfect quilt for all seasons, Twin set includes one standard sham. Full/Queen includes two shams.
PERFECT SIZE – Wrap yourself up in soft comfort. White Sands Coverlet set Twin measures 68” x 86”. Full/Queen measures 90” x 90”.
CARE– In order to preserve the life of your plush and cozy set, please machine wash on cold.
MATERIAL– Pendleton White Sands Coverlet set is constructed of 100% cotton.
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
100% Pure Mongolian Organic Superfine Camel Wool Down Hair Filled-in Hand-Stitched Duvet Quilt Comforter Blanket Doona Twin King (Queen 86"x86" (218x218 cm), 2500grams/5.5lbs Camel Wool Fillied in)
What's Filled-in: 100% Pure Superfine Camel Down from Mongolian Grassland. It's about 18-22 micron, which is the standard of spinned yarns to make luxury camel wool products. A zip is open in the comforter/Quilt for you to check the camel wool's quality. HAND STITCHED: our professional worker will hand stitched the comforter,to make the camel wool more fluffy to absorb more air, and then keep warmer.
COVER: pure cotton cloth with high density. Color: 4 colors for you to choose. solid champagne, solid white, solid pale pink, solid pale grey. Message me what color you want.
SIZE: We can make any size according to your request. The price is up to the weight of camel wool filled-in instead of the size.
Why Choose Camel Wool?: Camel fiber with hollow bamboo-like structure, is highly beneficial to the air storage, and can reduce the thermal conductivity in cold weather, heat retention is better than leather, cotton, can discharge excess heat in cold weather. Its cold performance is similar to the infrared.With it camels can survive in the desert, which is minus twenty degrees centigrade at night. And the herdmen in grassland use camel wool comforter when they sleep outdoor.
WHEN TO USE?: Luxury warm in winter. Specially recommeded for the humiid and rainy places such as Seattle.And some people use in a Camper Caravan or Cabin in the woods,or use it when sleeping in car. SHIPPING: Fast express to ship. Usually takes about 7-12 days to be delivered.
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
Desert Breeze Distributing Alpaca and Sheep Wool Blanket, Soft and Thick, 72 x 88 inches Full/Queen, Earth Tones with Tan Stripes, Andean Collection, Made in Peru
100% VIRGIN WOOL! Our Andean Collection is a thick, tightly woven blanket made from luxuriously soft 50% Alpaca and 50% Merino Wool, from animals raised in the extreme elevations and climate conditions of the Andes Mountains.
Earth tone stripes with tan, brown, gray. Color might vary slightly from detail photo due to manufacturing of natural fibers. Edges are protected and reinforced with polyester binding, then double stitched for extra durabiity.
Washable, or can be dry cleaned.
Made in PERU! Alpaca and sheep wool sourced from animals raised high in the Andes mountains. Spun, woven, and finished at a family owned mill in Huancayo, Peru.
The Woolrich Winter Hills quilt features a mix and match of plaids and solids creating a cabin lifestyle charm.
REVERSIBLE Coverlet offers 2 in 1 value package for you to switch up your bedroom décor whenever you like.
Naturally LIGHTWEIGHT & BREATHABLE 100% COTTON COVER PERFECT FOR SUMMER use or layer it on for cold weather.
Set includes: 1 Quilt:110"W x 96"L, 2 King Shams:20"W x 36"L
Care instructions: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle, and separately. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low, remove promptly. Do not iron. If there is no free movement in the washer or dryer, use large capacity commercial washer/dryer.
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
DOWN UNDER Bedding Queen Size Premium Australian Washable Sheepskin Wool Duvet - All Season Blanket - 100% Cotton Cover Fabric - Medium Weight, Oversized Comforter Quilt with Corner Ties Tab
Australian Washable Wool: The Luxurious DOWN UNDER Wool Duvet is filled with Australian Washable Sheep Wool, encased in remarkably soft 100% Cotton Cover. This Wool Comforter is made with advanced technology to make it washable. Australia is the world-leading producer of the finest wool. Australian wool is breathable to control humidity and body temperature, perfect for people who sleep hot or sweat a lot.
Designed In Australia: DOWN UNDER Bedding Wool Duvet is Designed in Australia and Made in China features an 8 ties tab on the corner and sides for attaching a duvet cover and protect comforter from shifting. Advanced ventilated box stitch pattern helps prevent fill from shifting and keeps an even amount of thickness throughout the comforter. It has a small zipper opening on the side, to show the wool inside.
Helps Regulate Body Temperature: Now the wait is over for people who sweat a lot while sleeping. DOWN UNDER Australian Wool Duvet is remarkably comfortable in all climates. The breathability, heat-insulating properties, and great moisture-wicking abilities of wool keep your bed dry, helps the body reach comfortable sleeping temperature. It keeps you cool in hot summer nights and warm in cold winter nights.
Healthy Comfortable Sleep: Our DOWN UNDER queen wool comforter sizing 90" X 90" or 228.6 cm X 228.6 cm is more durable than a normal blanket, offers a natural way to help calm your body for restful night sleep. It maintains a lower resting heart rate and reduces sleep disturbance also, which helps you to get more deep, regenerative sleep.
Care Instruction: DOWN UNDER Wool Duvet is washable which means it saves the expenses of dry cleaning. Wash in a commercial size laundromat only, as this bedding soaks a lot of water. Delicate cycle wash in cold water, use a small amount of soap, tumble dry on low heat to maintain quality, freshness, and comfort. Best to air dry in the sun when slightly damp, and avoid fabric softener.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
Hobbs Batting Wool King Size Quilt Batting
Premium Quilt Batting
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
Fairfield WDR9020 90-Inch by 20-Yard Nature-Fil Wool Quilt Batting
Superior warmth - ideal for bed quilts
Lightweight and breathable
Washable once quilted-estimated shrinkage: 3-Percent
Recommended quilting distance: 2''-4''
Proudly made in the USA, unconditionally
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
Hobbs WL90 Count Batting Heirloom Wool, 90" x 108"
Great for any project
Complete your project with batting and fill
Pre-cut sold in a Box
Package dimensions : 47.24 inches (H) x 14.99 inches (L) x 43.69 inches (W)
Down is natural insulation (from duck or goose feathers), it holds heat better than most other organic materials, it's lightweight, and it's breathable. But even though down is warmer than wool, that doesn't mean you should skip a wool coat and go right for down. Wool has one big advantage over down — it can get wet.
Temperature regulation A wool filled comforter is naturally thermoregulating. This means it can keep you cool when it's warm and warm when it's cool. Down is designed to trap in heat. This is great for cold sleepers, but warm sleepers may find it difficult to drop off.
We recommend washing your wool quilt in an industrial size machine. Set your machine to the wool cycle wash and use a wool-specific detergent and line dry your quilt in the shade if possible. Do not tumble dry, iron or steam. ... Wool quilts are also dry cleanable.
A quilt can last up to 15 years, sometimes more, as long as it's covered and aired regularly. It's unlikely you'll remember your 15-year anniversary with your quilt, so keep an eye out for wear and tear like lumping or lack of plumpness as a sign to update it.
Like wool, silk duvets are hypoallergenic but they are also extremely strong and breathable. Synthetic. The best synthetic options are either microfibre or hollowfibre. Microfibre duvets mimic the natural feel of a feather and down duvet, though they're not as dense as the real deal.
Cotton filled quilts are a good choice if you don't like to overheat in bed and prefer natural fibres. Wool doonas are suitable for all-year round warmth and the natural fibres help absorb moisture, so you won't sweat while you sleep.
GSM refers to grams per square metre, and measures how thick the quilt is and how warm it will keep you. Where possible, it's ideal to have a 150 to 350 GSM quilt for the warmer months, and a 500 to 700 GSM quilt for winter.
Our wool quilts come in 3 x GSM options – 350GSM, 500GSM and 700GSM. GSM stands for grams per square metre of wool. The more grams per square metre, the more wool and hence the warmer your wool quilt is. If you live in a warmer climate then the 700GSM Pure Opulence wool quilt may be too warm in summer.
What is goose down? Goose down is generally larger and stronger than duck down, which is why a duvet with 100 % goose down has a better fill power. The better quality is a result of the fact that geese are larger than ducks and generally have a longer life.
Down and feather fillings are the most popular natural duvet fillings, both goose and duck. The majority of natural fillings are machine washable, durable and biodegradable. Natural filled duvets using goose or duck down or feather have better thermal insulation than synthetic duvets.
Looking for an eco-friendly option? The Bamboo Quilt is perfect for you. Naturally lightweight, soft and breathable, a bamboo quilt is the go-to for those who prefer a quilt that has warmth without bulk. An incredibly sustainable resource, bamboo is fast-growing, resilient and naturally renewable.