A Guide to Duvets

Most people will be feeling the autumnal chill in the air, and if you haven’t already, it’s probably time to think about putting your winter duvet on the bed. With so many different types of duvets and tog ratings things can get confusing, so lets look at the differences:


You will find that most duvets come in a tog rating of 4.5, 10.5 and 13.5. Some duvets come in a ‘four seasons’ package, which usually include a 4.5 and a 9 tog duvet. The 4.5 is for summer, the 9 can be used in autumn and spring, and during winter they can be put together to give you a warm 13.5 tog.


Once you’ve chosen the best tog for you, you will need to think what type of filling you want. This will be based on a few different things – anti allergy? Goose or duck feather and down? Synthetic? There is certainly a lot of choice!

Goose down is one of the higher quality fillings, while Hungarian Goose down is said to be the most luxurious and best quality filling for a duvet, which also makes it the most expensive. Duck feather and down is also a popular choice for those who don’t want a synthetic filling, and all these duvets can have a cosier feel, because they are heavier. Natural fillings are good for breathability meaning you are unlikely to wake up in the night from being too hot or cold, but bear in mind that natural filled duvets will also last longer.

Advances have been made to synthetic duvets to make them more breathable, and in some respects they do rival natural fillings. Whether you choose a natural or synthetic duvet will come down to personal preference and lifestyle, while the size of the duvet depends if you share a bed with someone else. It is often recommended that you go for a king size duvet even on a double bed because the extra size will ensure you are not fighting for warmth during the night. Whichever duvet you decide is right for you, you can sleep easy knowing what the differences are, and what a difference a good duvet will make.

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