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Duvets Buying Guide

Duvet Buying Guide

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Tog Ratings



A tog rating is based on how warm a duvet will keep you, the higher the tog rating, the warmer it will keep you; it does not relate to the thickness of a duvet. Togs range is from 1 to 15. In the Summer, a common tog to use is 1-4.5 as this will keep you a cooler in the hotter months. In Autumn, its 7-10.5 tog and in Winter its 12-15.

If you can’t decide, there always the option of an all season duvet, or alternatively, purchasing a 10.5 tog duvet and using it throughout the whole year, as it can be used for all seasons.



Fillings



Natural

A natural duvet is a great solution for those who struggle to stay at a comfortable temperature at night. They are filled using either goose or duck down feathers and have better thermal insulation than synthetic duvets. Natural filled duvets are often made with less material than synthetic fibre duvets, which means they can be on the thinner side, this is a benefit to people who would rather have a lightweight duvet rather than a heavy thick one, which can be harder to wash at home.



Synthetic

A synthetic duvet is designed to have the softness of a feather and down duvet and are often more affordable than a natural duvet. They are made with a polyester and are easy to care for and a great choice for allergy sufferers who cannot use down and feathers. Synthetic duvets are also way easier to wash and quicker to dry, making them much easier to care for. Polyester fibres add comfort and warmth and has a great thickness. Hollowfibre duvets have follow fibres that helps to trap more warmth and keep things lighter at higher tog ratings. Meanwhile, microfibre are very fine fibres that are extra soft and give your duvet plenty of volume, which means its great if you’re allergic to feathers but still long to have the soft down like feel.




Seasonal



Autumn & Winter

High tog duvets for use in Autumn & Winter to keep you nice and warm.



Spring & Summer

Low tog lightweight duvets to keep your body cool in summer.




Duvet Sizes

The size of your bed will usually dictate the size of your duvet, with single through to super king size duvets made to fit the standard dimensions of beds with the same name.



Children

Children should not sleep under anything warmer than a 10.5 tog duvet. An adult sized duvet will trap more air around their small frames, which will keep them at a lower tog rating.
Duvets are not suitable for babies under 12 months, so to keep them comfortable we sell specialist cot duvets and blankets to tuck them in safely.

Duvet Care

It is recommended that you wash your duvet every 6-12 months to keep it clean. To avoid the filling clumping, please ensure the duvet is properly dry before using. Always check the care label on your duvet.