Frequently Asked Questions
Everything About Hamvay-Láng and Down Beddings
Hamvay-Láng works with the best goose-down suppliers in Hungary to provide some of the highest-quality comforters and pillows on the market. Our products are eco-friendly, durable, and suitable for any budget. High-level comfort and long-term satisfaction are what you can expect when buying our down products.
Below we answer all your questions about fill power, warmth levels, care advice, and more.
Down, Shipping, Guarantees, and More
Is Hamvay-Láng a Hungarian Company?
Yes, Hamvay-Láng is a family-owned Hungarian company. We work directly with the best Hungarian goose down suppliers in the country to assure the highest quality Hungarian goose down goes into every one of our products. Driven by quality craftsmanship and the passionate pursuit of helping people achieve the perfect night’s sleep, Hamvay-Láng crafts one of the finest Hungarian goose down comforters and pillows in the world. We use 100% real Hungarian goose down and natural materials and each Hamvay-Láng product is hand-made so you can feel good about your purchase and be assured it is of the highest quality.
Why Is Hungarian Goose Down So Special?
When it comes to bedding filling, goose down is considered the best fill product on the market. And, more specifically, Hungarian goose down provides an even more luxurious choice thanks to its exceptional thermal qualities and softness.
The special qualities of Hungarian goose down come from the breeding heritage of Hungarian geese and the country’s climate. Hungary is well-known for long, cold winters. Hungarian geese have adapted over the past 1,000-plus years to survive in the harshest weather conditions, meaning their feathers and down provide them with the insulation they need to survive. Thus, their down is highly desirable for its softness and thermal qualities. Hungarian goose down has long been considered the most luxurious comforter and pillow filling in the world because of this, rewarding sleepers with a comfortable and restful night’s sleep.
What Is the Difference Between White and Gray Down?
Down can vary in color, from white to gray depending on the breed of the bird and the season in which it was harvested.
The color of down does not affect its thermal characteristics. Gray down will insulate just as well as a white down of the same size cluster and maturity.
Are the Beddings Suitable for Allergy Sufferers?
Despite what is generally believed, this down bedding is a perfect choice for allergy sufferers. Since it's washed in naturally warm spring water, fewer chemicals are used. It is also considered super-clean and hypoallergenic due to excellent oxygen and turbidity ratings. What's more, this bedding is cased in Nomite certified fabric, ideal for sleepers that suffer from a house dust mite allergy. All Hamvay-Láng beddings are also OEKO-TEX certified which means they are manufactured without the use of harmful substances and chemicals.
How Should I Care for My Down Bedding?
Protecting Your Comforter and Pillow
First and foremost, the best thing you can do to care for your goose down comforter and pillow is to get a quality cover to protect it. A duvet cover is a must when it comes to protecting your comforter, as it will help keep it clean and protected from dirt, dust, and body oils. Likewise, a quality pillowcase can help keep your pillow protected from the same dirt, dust, and body oils that can soil it. If your bedding is well protected with a quality cover, washing is only necessary every few years.
Shake and Air Out
If your bedding needs to be freshened up, you can take off the duvet cover or pillowcase and shake it out weekly or hang it on a line for a while to air out.
Washing Your Bedding
If an accident happens and you get a spill on your bedding, you can spot-treat the spill with a gentle detergent or cleanser and a small amount of water. If you feel you need to wash your comforter or pillow, do not dry clean it. Dry cleaning is too harsh and abrasive for the delicate down. Instead, you should wash it in a large-capacity washer that does not have an agitator. When washing your bedding, it is important to wash it in lukewarm water with a gentle detergent. After the washing process is complete, you should take it out of the washer and gently squeeze any excess water out of your bedding. You can line dry it or put it in a large capacity dryer, taking care that you put it on the lowest setting. It can take a while for your comforter or pillow to dry on a low setting, so you may add some clean towels to the load to help soak up additional moisture as well. Never spin-dry your goose-down bedding. We always recommend to rather take your down bedding to your local cleaners and let them know that you are looking to get it professionally laundered, not dry cleaned.
Storing Your Bedding
If you need to store your goose down bedding at any time, make sure it is in a well-ventilated area and that it is put in storage while completely dry to avoid mildew. Be sure your pillow or comforter is not compressed, which will damage the down’s loftiness and integrity.
Our zipped storage bag is fantastic for keeping out-of-season comforters, duvets, pillows, and blankets fresh aired, and dust-free.
With the appropriate care outlined above, you can enjoy your investment in high-quality goose down bedding for years to come.
Is Your Down Cruelty Free?
Yes, we proudly follow the voluntary guidelines recommended by the Responsible Down Standard (RDS), an industry organization that works with animal welfare groups, manufacturers, and retailers to set ethical sourcing standards.
Which Countries Do You Ship to?
We deliver worldwide.
Unfortunately, we cannot ship our products to Ukraine and Russia at the moment.
What is The Shipping Cost?
Shipping cost is calculated based on cart value. Please check shipping rates by adding products to your cart.
The usual shipping cost is between 19-29 USD and it is FREE above $299.
How Long Does Delivery Take?
The average delivery time is 4-5 business days in Europe and 8-10 business days overseas.
What Guarantees Do You Offer?
30 days money-back guarantee, no questions asked. If you’re unsatisfied with your purchase, return it to us for a replacement or refund.
- We offer a full lifetime guarantee on the down in all our pillows and comforters
1-year warranty. Your warranty covers you against:
- Case stitching is coming apart
- Faulty workmanship during manufacture, such as holes or fabric flaws, feather/down escaping from the product, migration or clumping of filling
Down Comforters: Fill Power, Warmth Level & More
What Is a Down Comforter?
A down comforter is a bedding set element made from fluffy, light, breathable clusters and plumules originating from geese feathers. The quality of a down comforter depends on the loft, fill power, and other factors.
What Are the Benefits of Down Comforters?
Down comforters are suitable for people suffering from allergies and are eco-friendly. They are also light, super-warm, durable, breathable, and soft.
What to Look for When Buying a Down Comforter?
The outer comforter material that encases the fill is called the shell. The shell comes in numerous materials and fabrics, the most common being cotton.
Cotton is excellent in terms of softness and breathability, and it’s among the most popular options.
Fill power is an indicator of the fullness of the bedding. The higher the fill power in a down, the loftier and more insulative. Quality downs usually have a higher fill power (rating from 650 to 900) and last longer.
The size of the comforter is different from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some comforters that share the same size can appear shorter or longer. The difference in size is due to adding or removing additional inches to adjust the comforter drapes over the bedside.
Warmth levels can impact the comforter choice subject to your preferences. The warmth level depends on the fill power and fill weight because these two factors affect the warmth of a comforter.
The thread count refers to the number of fibers woven together in a square inch of fabric. Usually, the thread count starts at 250 and goes up to 1,000.
It’s a common misconception that comforters with a high thread count last longer. Quite the opposite. A 1,000-thread count comforter may not last as long as a comforter with 800 threads.
A tog is an insulation measurement. The higher the TOG rating, the warmer the comforter. Since every bedroom is different, it’s important to choose a comforter that can keep you at a comfortable temperature so you can get a good night’s sleep.
Hamvay-Láng has low tog comforters for warm weather as well as higher tog comforters for cold winter nights. You can choose from summer comforters with a 4.5 tog, autumn or all-season solutions with a 10.5 tog, or a winter option with a 13.5 tog.
What Is the Down Percentage of the Comforters?
Our comforters contain 95-98% down. "Pure" down always contains a small amount of tiny feathers. The sorting of the down and feathers is done by weight in air currents and some very light tiny feathers cannot be separated. For this same reason (they are very fine and light) the difference between 90+% and 100% down is rather theoretical. No other materials or fibers are added.
What Is the Difference Between the PureDelight and PureComfort Comforters?
The only difference between the comforters is that the PureDelight (Ultimate) is filled with white down whereas the PureComfort is filled with gray down. Down can vary in color, from white to gray depending on the breed of the bird and the season in which it was harvested. The color of down does not affect its thermal characteristics – a gray down will insulate just as well as a white down of the same size cluster and maturity. Even the cover material is the same: close weave 100% sateen cotton. They are both super lightweight, and cloudlike. You will love either one you choose.
Are Down Comforters Good for Summer?
Absolutely. Down comforters are perfect for any season, and summer is no exception. Just make sure you choose a breathable option that won’t trap the body’s heat beneath the covers.
Do Comforters Need Covers?
Comforters don’t necessarily need duvet covers, but it’s certainly recommended that you get one. The cover will reduce the need for cleaning and keep the surface of the comforter protected. This, in turn, prolongs the lifespan of the comforter.
What Is a Japanese Loop?
Japanese loop is a technique used in luxury quality comforters, our comforters have them as well. A thin loop is sewn into the 4 corners and 4 sides of the comforter and the cover, which can be connected to each other so that the comforter does not slip in the cover during use.
How to Tell When It Is Time to Replace My Down Comforter?
Most comforters have a lifespan of 20 to 25 years. You can keep the comforter covered to prolong its lifespan. However, there are specific signs that indicate it’s time to replace the comforter. For example, comforters that look worn-out will have compartments void of down.
It’s recommended to change the comforter when its condition has deteriorated, and you don’t feel warm enough when using it.
What Are the Benefits of Down Pillows?
Down pillows come with numerous benefits. They are fluffy, so they provide additional comfort, have strong responsive support, are adaptable, keep you warm through the winter, and are breathable during the summer.
Down pillows are also durable and relatively easy to care for, and Hamvay-Láng products come from ethically sourced down.
What to Look for When Buying a Down Pillow?
Here’s how to choose a proper down pillow, depending on your sleeping position.
For Back Sleepers
Back sleepers should use medium to firm pillows that provide additional support. The firmness helps align the head and neck to avoid neck strain. The Chamber pillow by Hamvay-Làng has an inner chamber of a denser fill for additional support and structure. The fill is softer on the outside for maximum comfort.
For Side Sleepers
Side sleepers need a medium-firm pillow with extra support for cradling and nestling the area between the shoulders and ears. Side sleepers can also place a second pillow between the knees to promote healthy spine alignment.
For Stomach Sleepers
Stomach sleepers need thin, soft pillows. The softness keeps the body aligned and in a neutral position. Some sleepers could also benefit from propping their pelvis with an additional thin pillow for added spinal alignment.
Fill power refers to the amount of space an ounce of down occupies in a cubic inch inside a pillow. Fill power from the value between 600 and 800 is the most common and is usually the best solution. Top-of-the-line fill power pillows have an 800 or higher rating.
When shopping for a down pillow, you want to look for several features. First, the material. The age of the bird and the climate where it comes from will offer thicker down clusters. As a result, you get greater warmth levels.
Standard-size pillows are best for most people. They fit the head better than king-size and queen-size pillows. If you’re looking for greater support when sitting in bed, watching TV, or reading, go for the king-size.
How to Choose Pillows for Back Pain?
People who suffer from back pain often experience poor sleep quality. Proper posture is essential in removing pain, boosting mobility, and reducing inflammation. With proper sleep posture, your back is straight and aligned with your neck.
Hamvay-Láng customers with back pain get the most benefits from Chamber pillows and body pillows for additional support of the sleeping position and added comfort.
How to Choose Pillows for Neck Pain?
People who suffer from neck pain often experience sleep discomfort. It’s important to ensure proper posture to help control and alleviate neck pain during sleep, but also ensure mobility and reduce inflammation.
Hamvay-Láng Chamber pillows have proven helpful for people with neck pain because of their structure that supports the body’s sleeping position to provide extra comfort.
How Are the Chamber Pillows Constructed?
Chamber Pillow is made of two chambers: the inner one contains fine, but firm goose feathers, while the outer chamber is filled with the finest goose down.
How Do I Care for My Down Pillows?
- Keep the pillow moisture-free – don’t expose it to moist environments and be extra cautious with drinks and water around it.
- Use a pillow cover or protector – the best way to prolong the lifespan of a down pillow is to use a pillow cover or protector.
- Daily care – fluff the pillow daily from end to end to keep it nice and functional.
How to Store Down Pillows
You can store down pillows in the organic cotton bags that they come in. You can also use pillowcases to keep them free from dust. In addition, store the pillow in a dry place to avoid mold and mildew buildup.
How Do I Clean My Down Pillow?
You should only wash the down pillows when necessary. You shouldn’t do it more than two times per year. It’s best to use professional cleaners with experience in washing down items.
How Do I Know When It’s Time to Replace My Down Pillows?
You’ll know it’s time to replace your down pillows if they don’t spring back to their standard shape after you fold them in half. Usually, the down pillow should be replaced every three years.