What is a Hawaiian Comforter?
A comforter is a type of "super sized" blanket. Beach comforters are intended to keep the user warm, especially during sleep, although they can also be used as mattress pads. Tropical comforters are generally large and rectangular in shape, filled with natural or synthetic insulative material and encased in a shell/covering. Dean Miller's surf comforters have a 100% cotton shell or covering over the fill to ensure the user a nice soft feel.
Beach comforter sizes usually correspond with mattress or bed sizes, typically mattresses are sold as twin, full, queen, and king. Hawaiian comforter sizes run slightly larger than actual bed sizes to allow for draping over the sides of the bed. Typical sizes in the United States for comforters are (and Dean Miller Hawaiian bedding uses these same sizes)
- Twin = 64" Width x 90" Length
- Queen / Full = 90" Width x 90" Length
- King = 101" Width x 90" Length.
An island comforter is sometimes covered with a duvet (comforter) cover for protection and prolonged use. Duvet is French for "Down". Hawaiian comforter covers are like a big pillowcase for your comforter, usually closed with zippers or buttons. Dean Miller has etched their logo into it's own wood buttons to firmly hold your comforter in place. Some customers prefer duvets over comforters or bedspreads because they are easier to wash, and can be easily changed out to give your bedroom a completely new look. So when you are feeling a little tropical be sure to pull your Dean Miller duvet cover out of the closet and make your room do the hula. Click here to read more about Why to buy a Duvet Cover.
How Tropical Comforters are Constructed
Filling- Tropical Comforters are filled with layers of material such as polyester batting, down feathers, wool, or silk. The loft of the filling determines the weight as well as the level of insulation. The beach comforter is stitched or quilted to secure the filling and keep it evenly distributed. Dean Miller Surf Bedding uses a 12oz polyester batting fill, with a channel or diamond stitching to keep your comforter looking like it just came off the store shelf.
Tropical Shell/Covering- The outer shells of comforters are typically constructed using cotton, silk, or polyester fabrics or blends, of varying thread counts. Surf comforter shells vary in design and color, often designed to coordinate with other bedding. Dean Miller's beach bedding uses 100% cotton outer shell or covering to give the user a super soft night's sleep. Dean Miller's Hawaiian print fabrics are usually 200 thread count, but we have been known to use even higher thread count in some of our surfboard sheet sets.