Hunker Down with Our Glorious Duvets
Whether you love the weight and crunch of a 100% feather duvet, or like to snuggle up under a light, cloud-like layer, we are confident that have the perfect duvet for you here. Browse our collection, take a look through our guide on how to choose a duvet and see below for some frequently asked questions.
Feathers come from the outer covering of the bird, and make up 90% of their feathery coat. They are larger, have quills, and are heavier. Goose feathers are naturally softer than duck feathers, but still have quills. They have a more defined curl, for a loftier result, and therefore feel more luxurious. If you like your duvet to have some weight to it, then go for feather & down. The down content (usually 15%) keeps the duvet soft, whilst the feathers give you the typical feathery feel.
The down feathers are the super soft clusters, found underneath the feathers. Without any quills, they are made up of lots of tiny soft filaments that help to trap air, keeping warm air in, and cold air out. They are loftier than feathers, providing higher insulating properties. The ultimate in comfort, pure down produces a lighter softer duvet, whilst helping to regulate your temperature. The higher the down content, the lighter and softer the duvet. If you want the very best, one of our 100% Hungarian Goose Down Duvet would be perfect for you.
We go into a little more detail about all things feathery here in our Bedding Buying Guide.
Some believe that they're allergic to the feathers inside the duvet. It is actually the dust mites that are attracted to the feathers that cause the allergic reactions. All our bedding is hypoallergenic. We use Nomite certified covers on all of our natural duvets and pillows. This means the fabric cover has been tested to the European Down and Feather Associations standards, and that the cover is so tightly woven, it won't allow any dust mites to get through into the filling.
A tog is a British measurement of warmth. The lower the tog, the cooler the duvet, the higher, the warmer. The tog you choose will only relate to the warmth, and has nothing to do with the quality of the duvet. The filling is the most important factor when it comes to the feel and longevity of your duvet. Our togs start at 2.5 (perfect for the summer months) and go as high as 15 for cold winters. We offer an All Seasons option in all fillings, which has a 4.5 tog and a 9 tog duvet, that can be used separately or poppered together, to make a 13.5 tog. As a guide, we recommend the following...
2.5 tog - light summer use
4.5 tog - summer use
9 tog - spring/autumn use
10.5 tog – cooler spring/autumn months
13.5 tog – winter months
15 tog – colder winter months
All Seasons (4.5 and 9 tog) - all year round comfort
Read more about how to choose your new duvet here in our Bedding Buying Guide.
You will hear us referring to fill power on our down duvets. It is the measurement of the amount of space that one ounce of down will occupy, when it's allowed to reach its maximum loft (or fluffiness as we like to call it). The higher the fill power, the larger the clusters of down, and the better the quality. Mature birds will produce the biggest down clusters, and as they are harder to come by, this adds to the price. Any fill power over 600 is known to be a premium quality, and ours range from 650 to 800.
There's nothing worse than waking up hot and sweaty in the night. If you're a sufferer, we would recommend you opt for a down or synthetic duvet and pillow. Down is an excellent insulator, and can retain heat for longer, to give you an even climate control for sleep. In the summer, lighter down duvets will also provide a cooling environment. Alternatively, hollowfibre options are really good for pulling away excess moisture in the night, with excellent temperature management qualities. Another benefit to synthetic bedding in this case is that you can wash and tumble dry them at home, so if you do get hot and bothered, keeping them fresh is super easy. Read more here about choosing bedding for summer.