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received after 12 Noon are shipped the next business day. Orders should arrive
in no more than four business days and in many cases they will arrive in two to
three days. Note they are shipped from the Chicago area.
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satisfied with any item, you may return it for a full refund or replacement.
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four-year American colleges and universities, as well as prep schools, have extra
long beds that require specially sized sheets and bedding. If your student’s
school has mattresses that are 78" to 83" long (standard mattresses are 75" long),
it can be difficult to find sheets that fit. All our bedding is custom
designed to fit residence hall mattresses and maximize your student’s comfort.
Down is warm and light. It is the soft fluffy undercoating
of waterfowl that traps the body's natural warmth and protects birds from the elements.
The down grows next to the body of the goose or duck, underneath the protective
layer of feathers. Each down cluster is made up of thousands of light, fluffy
filaments but without a quill shaft. The down cluster is three dimensional
and does not contain a quill shaft. Because of this structure down clusters can
loft without matting together. Lofting or filling up space is what creates
trapped air and keeps us warm. In every pound of feather there is only four
or five ounces of down. Pound for pound, down is nature’s most efficient insulator.
Simply put: Down is a soft and fluffy substance found beneath the
breast feathers of ducks and geese. Down is an extremely light insulator that
keeps duck and geese (and humans when used in bedding products) warm in the winter
and cool in the summer.
Down clusters allow our natural body heat to keep us warm
while allowing moisture to escape, therefore providing a level of comfort that is
Down retains heat better then synthetics thus keeping you much warmer.
very breathable so it will lift moisture away from the body. Down is long
lasting and is light and fluffy so it will not feel heavy on your body. This
is where the term “warmth without weight” comes from. Down is very luxurious
and comfortable so it will improve your night's sleep.
A comforter is used on top of a bed and is meant to be slept under. Depending
on your preference, it is sometimes placed on top of the sheets, sometimes used
without a top sheet, and can be used with or without a blanket. Comforters
should drape over the sides of a mattress a few inches. A comforter is basically
a large bed cover made with two pieces of fabric stitched along all four sides and
filled with insulating material. CampusBedding.com offers both a down comforter
(filled with natural down) and a down alternative comforter (filled with a synthetic
The fabric we use has a 230 thread count and it is considered down proof.
This means the down and feathers will not leak out from the inside.
At CampusBedding.com, you have a choice of Down Comforters in different color choices,
which means covering them is not necessary. Comforter covers,
called duvets, can be used if you desire. (An interesting tidbit: Duvet is the French
word for comforter, but in the United States, a duvet is known as a comforter cover.
In other countries, a duvet is understood to be a down comforter.)
is the best way to care for a Down Comforter?
CampusBeddding.com suggests professionally
dry cleaning your Down Comforter. However, if you decide to use the local
Laundromat (because lugging your comforter home for Mom to wash will take up to
much room in your car) use the larger commercial machines. Front load washers
are best. The most important thing is to make sure the down is completely
dry, which is also better achieved in a large size dryer. Try putting a tennis
ball in the dryer to help keep the comforter fluffed during the drying
cycle. While you are waiting for any dampness to disappear, you’ll have plenty
of time to study or meet a fellow student. Do not store in plastic.
Instead, cover loosely with fabric cover or use a breathable bag to avoid any moisture
We Recommend Box Stitching for
Down Comforters. Only a
stitch pattern that is closed on four sides prevents the down from shifting.
Box stitching or diamond stitching will achieve this. Karo-step, Ring-stitch,
Tac-stitch, Channel Stitching will not prevent down from shifting and lumping and
creating cold spots.
construction is a sewn through box. This is when the fabric is stitched straight
through the comforter. This keeps the down in place.
Fabric with a 230 thread count or higher is considered
down proof which means it has low air permeability, which prevents
down and feathers from leaking out from the inside.
Includes down, nestling down and plumule, but does not include
down fiber or other components.
Why Does Down Insulate So Well?
Down warms without weight. It takes 14 wool blankets to
equal the temperature control of one down comforter. Each down cluster traps
more air for its weight than any synthetic fiber. Every ounce of down has
about two million fluffy filaments that interlock and form a protective layer filled
with air that keeps warmth in and cold. Down is wonderfully resilient.
You can flatten it and with a good shake it will bounce back to its original loft
while providing you with natural warmth. All down products sold at CampusBedding.com have been over
filled to generous weights, ensuring maximum warmth for our customers.
should I know about Down Alternative Comforters?
is proud to offer the perfect option to down, our hypoallergenic down alternative
comforter. It is filled with a synthetic micro fiber, machine washable polyester
that looks and feels like real down. This comforter offers a similar level
of comfort and warmth as down. It is a luxurious, exceptionally soft, all
season comforter that is designed with a Plush Micro Velour Top and a Soft brushed
Micro Denier Back, the box stitch design keeps the cluster fiber in place to prevent
fibers that are rolled into small balls or puffs and that perform very similar to
down. Cluster fibers actually get puffier through laundering and provide exceptional
support and maximum comfort by conforming to the body.
: A denier is a
system used to measure the size of yarns and fibers. Micro Denier produces
a fiber that is finer than a human hair. It is incredibly soft.
Feather Bed - A fabric shell filled with feathers
and used on top of the mattress for added comfort. This luxury was made popular
in Europe and now has become a standard for American beds. An exclusive
at CampusBedding.com, we offer a Feather Bed with a machine washable pull-off top.
The feather bed underneath rarely needs cleaning. Feather Beds
promote a luxurious night’s sleep with inches of loft on top of your mattress, cushioning
and cradling your body.
Ounces refer to the total weight of down that is included
in a comforter or pillow. Therefore, a 30 ounce down comforter is lighter
than a 40 ounce one. When maximum weight and fill power
are combined, the quality of the product increases significantly.
All down products sold at CampusBedding.com have been over
filled to generous weights.
One third of life occurs in bed. Why not make it as comfortable
and as healthy as possible? Did you know that a "typical" used mattress may
have anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million dust mites inside. Now imagine an
even older dorm room mattress. Of course, you’ll want to cover it. CampusBedding.com
offers both a Mattress Pad and a Feather Bed that will protect your mattress and
help provide a barrier between your body and a mattress than may have been used
by numerous students over a period of many years.
CampusBedding.com products feature a slip-proof fit and all-around
elastic to keep them securely in place. Either of these products fit
securely over a mattress to provide additional comfort and softness. Also,
our exclusive Feather Bed design has a removable top for machine washing ease.
Mattress Pads can be machine washed as well.
Feathers are structurally different and therefore functionally
different than down. Feathers are two dimensional and have a shaft.
While the structure of down provides for greater lofting and insulating value, the
structure of feathers provide for greater support. Feathers still have a soft
natural fluffy feeling while having a spring-like quality to provide resilience
and support. Feathers are ideal for cushions in Feather Beds, and for those
who prefer firmer pillows.
, feathers are light, hollow-shafted growths forming the plumage
of birds. Both springy and soft, feathers appear alongside down on ducks and
geese. Feathers are the plumage or out-growth forming the contour and external
covering of fowl.
Where Do Feathers and Down Come From?
Feathers and down are commercially obtained from ducks and geese which are primarily
raised for their meat. Thus the feathers become a byproduct from the processing
of the fowl.
Fill Power is a measurement of the quality of
down products. Fill power is determined by placing 1 ounce of down in a glass
tube. It is compressed, the weight is removed, and then the down is allowed
to loft for 72 hours. The space the down occupies is measured in cubic inches.
Down comforters with a higher fill power are lighter, fluffier, and warmer than
down comforters with less fill power. Once the down has been separated, cleaned
and sterilized, it is sorted by fill power. We determine fill power in a tube
that gives the number of cubic inches per ounce of down. The finest down has
a fill power of at least 750 cubic inches per ounce (very rare and extremely expensive),
and the lowest is around 300 per ounce.
Simply put: Fill power is the number of cubic
inches per ounce of down. CampusBedding.com fill power insures that our products
are soft, light, resilient, warm and fluffy.
Most people are not allergic to down, but to the dust mites
and dirt in the down. Pillow protectors are a necessity for anyone with allergies.
It is also recommended that allergy sufferers wash their sheets, blankets and pillow
protectors at least every two weeks in hot water.
Chamber: Walls of fabric sewn together to create individual pockets
of down and feather within the basic shell of pillows, comforters, and feather beds.
Chambers provide various levels of support for the consumer.
Closed Construction: A term used to describe comforter construction
where the filling is not able to move between chambers. For examples of closed
construction, see baffle box, sewn-through box or sewn-through diamond box.
House dust mites are microscope bugs that primarily
live on dead skin cells regularly shed from humans and their pets. Skin cells
and scales, commonly called dander, are often concentrated in lounging areas, mattresses,
or frequently used furniture which may harbor large numbers of these microscopic
mites. A typical mattress can contain tens of thousands of dust mites.
A single dust mite produces about 20 waste droppings each day, each containing a
protein to which many people are allergic. Rarely do we find allergies to
down. The proteins in that combination of feces and skin sheddings are what
cause allergic reactions in humans.
Even though you may love your old pillow, it might not
be the healthiest choice. Did you know that ten percent of the weight of a
2 year old pillow is made up of dust mites and their droppings? And an old
broken down pillow does not usually provide the best night’s sleep. It can
significantly downgrade your sleeping experience.A quality,
new pillow is a sound investment toward a more comfortable, better night’s sleep.
With normal use and care, a pillow will last 2-4 years. A pillow protector
will prolong the life of a pillow, by keeping impurities like dust mites, dirt,
dead skin, oil and moisture out.
Satin Weave is a basic weave, characterized by long
floats of yarn on the face of the fabric. The yarns are weaved in such a way
that there is no visible interlacing pattern, which gives the fabric a smooth, shiny
Our sheets are machine washable.
Using cold water is best to maintain colors for a longer period and cold water is
also better for removing stains. For longer wear, drying on medium heat is
best. For fewer wrinkles, choose a lower heat setting and put back on bed
while still warm. It feels great, too. Skip the fabric softener. It coats sheets and can cause pilling.
Count is the number of threads per one square inch of fabric. A higher thread
cpount signifies a tighter weave for a softer feel to the fabric and is one of the
indicators used in evaluating the smoothness and quality of the fabric. For
added durability and comfort, all CampusBedding.com sheets are made of high 300
thread count 100 percent cotton. The finish and type of cotton are also important
criteria in determining fabric quality.