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CHOOSING THE RIGHT DUVET

 

There are two important elements to consider when buying a new duvet – the filling and the tog rating. Our bedding technical expert, Kevin Smithbone, explains the various options below.

DUVET FILLINGS


NATURAL

Duvets with natural fillings are soft, cosy and comfortable. They drape beautifully around the body and also ‘breathe’ more effectively than synthetic fillings. All our natural duvets are made with a box construction, ensuring the feathers or down are encased in individual squares. This means the filling stays in place, spreading warmth evenly.

We have several different types of natural duvet fillings:

• Duck feather – a great value filling that is heavier than down and perfect if you like to snuggle up
• White duck feather and down – a softer, light option with a pure cotton cover
• Pure duck down - an even lighter option that still offers the same amount of warmth
• Pyrenean silver goose down – a truly sumptuous, exceptionally light and superbly warm filling
• Wool – perfect for anyone who is allergic to feathers and wants a natural, dust mite free filling

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SYNTHETIC

Soft, light and warm, our duvets with synthetic fillings are perfect for anyone looking for a non-allergenic duvet. They’re also a good choice if you need to wash your duvet regularly, as they’re machine washable and easy to care for.

Our range of synthetic duvets includes:

• Outstanding value hollowfibre duvet – a great everyday choice with a recycled polyester filling
• Supremely washable soft touch duvet – a light duvet, that stays soft even with regularly washing
• Anti-allergy soft touch duvet – scientifically proven to provide effective protection against dust mite allergies
• Supersoft microfibre duvet –  filled with exceptional quality microfibre, so soft it feels like down

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TOG RATING

 

CHOOSING A TOG RATING

A tog rating is a measure of the duvet’s ability to trap warm air. The higher the rating, the warmer the duvet will be. Choosing the right tog is important because if you’re too hot or too cold in bed, you won’t get a good night’s sleep. Use the chart below as a guide:

CHOOSING A TOG RATING

TOG

3 tog

4.5 tog

7.5 tog

9 tog

10.5 tog

13.5 tog

All season




DESCRIPTION

A lighter duvet, perfect for using during summer months or in warmer climates

A lighter duvet, perfect for using during summer months or in warmer climates

A lighter duvet, perfect for using during summer months or in warmer climates

Ideal for spring and autumn, or for using year-round in a home with central heating (or if your bedroom is warm)

Ideal for spring and autumn, or for using year-round in a home with central heating (or if your bedroom is warm)

Suitable for cooler months or if you prefer a really warm and snug duvet (or if your bedroom is cold)

Our all-season duvets are made of two separate duvets clipped together. A lighter 4.5 tog duvet will see you through warmer summer months and the 9 tog duvet is perfect for cooler autumn and spring nights. In winter, simply clip the two duvets together to make a cosy 13.5 tog duvet



 

DUVETS FOR CHILDREN

Children tend to feel warmer in bed than adults, as duvets trap more air around their small frames. For this reason, we recommend a lighter duvet – a 10.5 tog is ideal, and babies shouldn't use a quilt above 4 tog. Children’s duvets also tend to require more regular laundering than adult’s, so you may want to consider a synthetic filling.

DUVETS FOR CHILDREN