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Where can I find a split comforter?
December 16, 2005 1:15 PM   Subscribe

A friend went to Norway and slept in a king-size bed with an interesting feature: the comforter was split down the middle so that each occupant had his or her own half. Where could I buy one of these comforters in the US?

Google yields many comforters with split corners, but not split down the middle. Perhaps this has a special name that I'm unaware of.
posted by Bezbozhnik to Home & Garden (20 answers total)
 
Could it be two twin sized comforters rather than one intentionally split down the middle?
posted by Alison at 1:18 PM on December 16, 2005


See also.
posted by cushie at 1:18 PM on December 16, 2005


Why not just buy two twin-sized comforters?
posted by Skot at 1:18 PM on December 16, 2005


He claims that each side was smaller than a regular twin, or at least smaller than a US twin.
posted by Bezbozhnik at 1:21 PM on December 16, 2005


Bed linens are sized differently in Europe than in the US. My husband lived in Switzerland for a while and picked up a pair of slightly-smaller-than-twin size comforters while he was there. We recently had to replace the covers, and I can tell you that the width is just slightly narrower (about an inch) and the length is about 10 inches shorter than a standard US twin.

The easiest way to go about this would be to just buy a pair of twin sized comforters. If you are in the US, life will be a lot simpler with standard sizing.
posted by ambrosia at 1:28 PM on December 16, 2005


They probably were a bit smaller than a regular twin, but it won't be a massive difference. My "twin" bed in Sweden was a smidge narrower than here.

Go for two twins. In Sweden, at least, it was not one packaged set. They just bought two singles.
posted by Lyn Never at 1:30 PM on December 16, 2005


Two twins side by side equal the width of a king.
posted by caddis at 2:36 PM on December 16, 2005


Here in the Netherlands we have two types of twin bedding: 2.00 meters width and 2.40 meters width. Your friend probably just had two comforters of the first type.
posted by davar at 2:40 PM on December 16, 2005


Could it be a Dream Sack? This one has the split down the middle.
posted by damnjezebel at 7:35 PM on December 16, 2005


I was in Bergen in Norway with my boy two months ago, and the apartment we stayed in had what sounds like the same thing: a king sized bed with two single dooners (aka comforter/duvet). So yeah, to echo everyone else, it sounds like your friend got two smaller ones. Those Norwegians are onto something, I tells ya. No blanket stealing!
posted by hot soup girl at 3:17 AM on December 17, 2005


Is a 'comforter' a duvet?
posted by malpractice at 3:54 AM on December 17, 2005


A comforter is not a duvet; a comforter is in a duvet.
posted by caddis at 6:10 AM on December 17, 2005


Is a comforter not covered then? In Europe, a duvet is inside a duvet-cover, and the only thing inside a duvet is [insert material of choice - ideally down...]
posted by benzo8 at 6:55 AM on December 17, 2005


Really? I thought both terms refered to a soft, quilt-type thing that you put inside a cover. My dictionary tells me so, anyway (I'm in Australia, where we call such things dooners). What's the difference? (Sorry to derail.)
posted by hot soup girl at 6:58 AM on December 17, 2005


Or, on preview, what benxo8 said.
posted by hot soup girl at 6:59 AM on December 17, 2005


I stand corrected.
posted by caddis at 7:48 AM on December 17, 2005


interesting. what you call "dooner," we call "dyne" in Norway (pronounced somewhat similarly... must be basically the same word).
posted by edlundart at 1:59 PM on December 17, 2005


Actually, I should have spelled it "doona". Oops.
posted by hot soup girl at 9:29 PM on December 17, 2005


In Canada, a duvet is basically a white comforter, that you put inside a cover. A comforter is one with a design already on it. That's the only difference I really know of.
posted by antifuse at 3:17 AM on December 19, 2005


But then again if you are going to go for two separate comforters and/or sheet sets on one bed, why not use two twin beds side by side? That is not exactly unheard of. It would actually make more sense so that the comforters don't happen to slide off one side in the middle of the night. and so they don't overlap.
posted by JJ86 at 5:04 AM on December 19, 2005


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