As we spend around one third of our lives asleep it makes sense to invest in bedding that will keep you warm and cosy so that you get a good night’s sleep. Here we have created a guide to help you choose which type of duvet is the best option for you.
When buying a duvet, you’ll want to know how warm it will keep you, especially in winter, so it’s important to find out its tog rating. You’ve probably seen it splashed across duvet packaging already, as it refers to how well the duvet is able to trap warm air around you and therefore keep you insulated at night.
The scale ranges from low numbers to high numbers (Higher number being the warmest). It is suggested that for summer, you would need a 1-7 tog duvet, and for winter a 10.5 tog or above would be ideal.
The weight of the duvet does not relate to its tog rating. If the Duvet is filled with feathers or down, then they naturally have better thermal properties than synthetic versions. This means you would not need as much filling to achieve the same tog rating, and this often making them lighter.
Natural Filled Duvets
Natural duvets allow your skin to breathe better than when using a synthetic material and they are usually filled with either feather, Duck, Goose, Down or a mix of Feather & Down.
Down-filled duvets: Made from the fluffy feathers from the breast area of the bird, these duvets are the most lightweight and offer the best level of warmth within our range.
Feather-filled duvets: Feather duvets are cheaper than a Down filled one and the Duvets are heavier due to the Feathers being larger and stronger.
Feather and down-filled duvets: If you prefer a heavier Duvet but want the warm properties of Down then the Feather & Down mix would be ideal giving you the warming properties of Down and the weight of Feathers.
Wool: As a natural filling, Wool is great at trapping the air and is also very breathable. Wool helps to keep your temperature regulated by wicking excess heat and moisture away from you.
Synthetic Filled Duvets
If you suffer from allergies, then a Synthetic filling may be the solution for you as they are non-allergenic. The synthetic fibres can also be washed more than natural filling duvets.
Hollowfibre: Hollow fibres that trap the warmth and are hardwearing so can last a long time, these fibres provide greater loft and structure to the Duvet
Microfibre: This filling is made from extra fine fibres and can create a high-quality duvet which feels as luxurious as natural down options. Duvets made from microfibre can also be lighter the a Down Duvet.
Types of duvet
For the Summer months we recommend a lower Tog duvet as with the higher temperatures in summer you would not need as much insulation.
As for the Winter months we would recommend going for a higher Tog duvet as the extra insulation will keep you warm and cosy at night.
All-season duvets: We also offer some aa-seasons duvets that cater for both Summer & Winter by providing two duvets that fasten together to create one. For example, you can get Duvet that comes with a low tog and slightly higher tog option (4.5 and 9) You can use these on their own or fasten them together to create a 13.5 tog duvet for winter.