THERE are two things to consider when buying the best duvet for you: its warmth (measured as a tog rating) and what it’s filled with.
We’ll break down both for you then round up six of the best examples so you can confidently pick your ideal duvet.
The tog rating of a duvet is simply a way of measuring how warm a duvet is. They most commonly start at 4.5 tog (the coolest) and go right up 15 tog (the warmest).
A 4.5 tog one is generally considered cool enough for summer, and either a 10.5 or 13.5 tog is ideal for winter.
If you have a memory foam mattress or mattress topper, you may want to think about going for a lower tog duvet to counteract the warmth of the memory foam.
Next up you need to think about whether to go for a natural or synthetic filling. Down is the warmest material and lightweight, but generally the most expensive.
Feathers are slightly less warm but heavier, as they’re bigger than down, and therefore more affordable option; a mix of the two offers the best of both worlds.
Wool is best if you’re a cold person but can also get hot at times – it traps air well and is very warm, but it also removes heat and moisture.
On the synthetic side of the fence, these duvets benefit from being extremely hard wearing and can be washed more regularly than natural duvets and will also keep their shape much better.
Think of them as solid all-rounders that offer good degrees of comfort, warmth and softness at a very reasonable price.
Read on to see our top picks and save you the effort.
1. Hungary For Luxury
- Luxury Hungarian Goose Down 10.5 tog double duvet, £170 from The White Company – buy here
Want award-winning, all-out luxury? This Hungarian goose down duvet topped a poll of winter duvets in 2017.
It’s light and has an internal box construction (meaning no cold patches) for even warmth.
To top it all off, it’s encased in a 329 thread count cotton percale cover for added luxury. Go on, you deserve it.
2. Keep It Steady
- Soak & Sleep Luxury New Zealand Pure Wool 13.5 tog double duvet, £94.49 from Amazon – buy here
Regulate your body temperature the natural way with a wool duvet.
It’s also good for keeping you cool in warmer months and warm at colder times of the year, so may well mean you only need to buy one duvet for all seasons.
It’s naturally hypoallergenic too.
3. Puffed Up
- Dorma Full Forever 7.5 tog double duvet, £55 from Dunelm – buy here
Don’t you hate it when your duvet starts feeling a bit… flat?
This design has a robust spiral polyester filling and promises to still feel full and luscious for longer than most others on the market.
It’s washable and tumble-dryer safe.
4. Smoothly Does It
- Silentnight Soft as Silk 10.5 tog double duvet, £24 from George Home – buy here
For some, what the duvet filling is covered with is just as important as what’s inside.
So if you want a super-silky covering without the price of silk, go for one that’s been specially designed to feel like it.
This one also has the added benefits of being hypoallergenic and machine washable.
5. Small But Mighty
- Home Etc Hollow Microfibre 9 tog Cot Duvet, £15.99 from Wayfair – buy here
Not forgetting the little ones, this hollow fibre cot duvet is ideal for babies as the fibres are designed to trap air and create a warmth that’s also breathable – perfect for keeping their sensitive body temperature regulated.
Both the filling and polycotton cover are hypoallergenic and machine washable, so little accidents are easily dealt with.
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