GOOSE VS. DUCK
Is Goose really better than Duck?
This basic question is not easy to answer.
- Some duck down is superior quality, while some goose can be very poor quality.
- Goose down clusters are generally larger than duck clusters.
- Goose down clusters are usually from older, larger birds, because of this goose down tends to be more resilient and longer lasting than duck down.
- Duck down tends to have more odor problems than goose down.Goose down has a much more valuable marketing image compared with duck down.
Does Goose have higher fill power?
The chart below shows that for the same down cluster %, goose will generally have a higher fill power than duck.
Goose generally tends to be a better product compared with duck.
However, a superb duck down can be much better than a mediocre goose down. It is important to test all of the attributes of a material before making a generalized buying decision.