Primaloft Comforters Customer Q & A

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Q1: My husband has dust mite allergies. This comforter does not mention the micron size of the fabric, does it? Would a duvet cover for dust mites be necessary? If so, the measurements don't match 90 vs 86, so what should I do? Secondly, would the higher priced comforter be more appropriate? The one that is $250 for a king? Thank you.

A: With the Primaloft comforters, there is not barrier fabric. They're more like a traditional comforter that does not offer any protection against dust mites. There main draw is that they feel like down but have no feathers or down. I'm guessing you were looking at Advanced Duvet Covers. We do not currently have any made, but I don't believe the dimensions were ever d for that particular fabric. All of our Allergy Armor duvet covers, queen size, now measure 90x92 to avoid sizing issues with the primaloft queen comforter. And in terms of dust mite protection, yes you would want to use a duvet cover with the primaloft. With regard to the Allergy Armor King Comforter $250, it is an option. It doesn't have the real soft hypodown fill that Primaloft has, BUT, the dust mite protection is built in since the shell of the comforter is made from our Ultra material. Hope that helps!

Q2: Where are the primaloft comforters made?

A: The shell is made in China. Then the filling, finishing, and packing is done here in the U.S.

Q3: Does this comforter have fire retardent in it or other "added chemicals"? I'm concerned about off-gasing and/or VOCs.

A: No. This shouldn't give you any problems in terms of off gassing.

Q4: What does the twin comforter weigh?

A: Total weight of the actual comforter is right around 5 lbs.

Q5: Does this comforter protect against allergies to dust mites specifically?

A: The Primaloft are made of a synthetic down equivalent. The outer shell and filling, because they lack down or feathers, do not cause allergic reactions. However, like most other comforters, they lack a physical barrier. The best way to ensure dust mite and the dust mite allergen does not make it into your comforter is to use a comforter cover. This fits over the comforter, is fairly lightweight and is more easily washed than a comforter. Plus, you don't have to worry about the allergen penetrating the cover, nor worry about the comforter filling balling up in the washer or dryer.

Q6: What makes a comforter hypoallergenic? Does it have to have certain ingredients or lack thereof or it is just a label applied to a Brand that has requested doctor review? Thanks!

A: There is really nothing at this time that regulates the term "hypoallergenic". Most "hypoallergenic" products generally substitute out the allergen containing agent for something that is less likely to cause a reaction, in the case of PrimaLoft comforters, down is replaced by a synthetic fill that lacks the allergens often contained in down while providing a down-like feel.

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