Warm Winter Duvets
Sleeping under a duvet that keeps you warm and cosy throughout the cold winter months helps improve the quality of your sleep. There’s plenty of choice from pure down to hi-tech synthetics:
NaturalsSILVER CollectionFrom: Price: £225.00
The Ultimate Washable Duvet HypoallergenicFrom:
Temperature ReguatingHypoallergenicWashableFrom: Price: £65.00
Temperature ReguatingHypoallergenicWashableFrom: Price: £70.00
How each duvet actually "feels" depends on three important factors: Duvet Tog, Duvet Filling and Duvet Weight:
Duvets are given a ‘TOG’ rating that relates to the amount of heat it can trap and, therefore, how much warmth it will provide. The duvet tog of choice for winter is generally the 13.5 tog, though a 10.5 tog may be more appropriate if you sleep with the heating on in your bedroom or prefer to sleep ‘cool’ or are prone to overheating in bed. 13.5 Tog Four Seasons duvets offer a flexible solution and usually consist of a 4.5 tog and a 9 tog duvet that clip together to provide a 13.5 tog duvet for winter.
Tog Ratings Suitable for Toddlers and CHILDREN in Winter
6, 7 or 9 tog duvets are the best winter duvets for children depending upon their age and the temperature of your home.
Toddlers and young children, particularly under the age of 5, are less able to regulate their own body temperature making them more prone to overheating. At this age you should opt for lower tog duvets such as a 4.5 tog duvet for year round use with a blanket over the top in winter, or a 7 tog duvet especially for those colder months. Please note: Duvets are not suitable for children under 12 months.
Once teenagers, they are more equipped to regulate their body temperature and so may have the same tog duvets as adults in winter, ie either a 10.5 tog or 13.5 tog duvets.
A duvet is only as good as its filling, so choose carefully. Natural fillings such as duck and goose feather, and pure down are seen as the luxury choice as traditionally they were the only duvets able to offer a particularly soft, light and comfortable feel. Up until recently they were also the only materials able to “breathe” and absorb body moisture, releasing it in the morning when aired. Natural materials do have a longer lifespan that their synthetic counterparts, and will last 20 to 30 years if cared for properly.
Synthetic Duvets All our synthetic duvets are filled with premium grade microfibre, some duvets having been blended with other materials such as Silk or Modal® (ie particularly breathable and luxurious fibres). Synthetic duvets are hypoallergenic, making them the obvious choice of duvet for those sensitive to feather and down duvets or those looking for a more cost-effective choice of duvet. All our synthetic duvets may be washed at 60°C, the temperature which will eradicate all dust mites.
Bearing in mind 13.5 tog winter duvets contain more filling than most other tog duvets you should consider whether you prefer:
If you prefer sleeping with less weight on you, they should choose a duvet with a percentage of down superior to the one of feathers. However, down being more expensive than feathers, 100% down duvets are rather less affordable.
Goose down duvets >
Platinum European Goose down duvets >
Alternatively, microfibre duvets, the most high-tech of polyester fibre fillings is the lightest synthetic filling available:
Softer and Lighter than Down duvet >
Supremely Washable Spundown duvet >
Breathable Microfibre duvet with Modal® >
Breathable Microfibre duvet with Silk >
If you prefer to feel a heavier weight of duvet with a natural filling in order to have a good night sleep, then we recommend you choose a duvet with a higher percentage of feathers, for example, 15% down and 85% feathers. Duck feather and down gives a heavier filling than goose feather and down, and is the cheapest of the natural fillings. Goose feather and down feels more voluminous and more expensive, with 100 per cent down being the most luxurious. Goose feathers are larger than duck feathers, so they can trap more air. This usually means that a goose down or feather duvet with a similar tog to a duck one will be lighter.
Duck feather and down duvets >
I'm afraid we don't offer any heavy duvets with a synthetic filling, as with extra weight you lose softness and so we believe them to be of a considerably poorer quality.
Ultimately, everyone is unique, so how appropriate a duvet will be for you depends very much upon your own preferences.