Duvets have become of the most popular bedding essentials since they overtook the humble blanket some years ago. Available in an array of sizes, shapes and fillings, three things to decide upon when choosing a duvet is its tog rating, your bed size and type of filling.
Duvets vary in their softness, level of warmth and weight. Its tog rating can extend from a lightweight summer version of between 3.0 - 4.5 tog through to a warmer, cosier feel 9 and 13.5tog. Some duvets can be adjusted to seasonal temperature changes with detachable layers; these seasonal duvets are increasingly popular. A duvet’s tog rating denotes its ability to trap air and provide warmth.
Deciding on the size of duvet you need is generally based on the size of your bed with single through to super king size duvets made to fit the standard dimensions of your bed. However, if you or your partner struggle to keep warm with one or other taking control of the duvet – changing from a Double Duvet to a King Size Duvet may be the ideal solution to keeping you both cosy at night.
The majority of naturally filled duvets are made from duck feathers and down, goose down, or a combination of both. A more luxurious product, natural filled duvets offer a high level of warmth and comfort and can feel lighter than synthetic models.
Giving as much warmth as a natural feather filled duvet, synthetic duvets can incorporate a vast array of filling types including polyester or polyester microfibre, memory foam, gel, latex, or a combination thereof. If you or family member suffers from allergies the hypoallergenic qualities offered by this type of duvet make them an ideal bedding product.