5 Tips to Consider Before Buying a Duvet

December 05, 2018

5 Tips to Consider Before Buying a Duvet

Dark evenings, cold rainy nights, it’s time to snuggle up under your duvet and bed in for the winter. Summer bedding stored away so what degree of “snuggleness” should you choose?

 

Weighing up Togs

The amount of warmth that a duvet provides is measured by a universal measurement known as the Tog. The higher the Tog the warmer the duvet. It is important to take into account the temperature of your bedroom as this will determine the weight of your duvet and its Tog.

 

A good indicator is to choose a duvet with a Tog rating of 13.5 to 15.00 for winter and 4.5 to 9.00 for summer. Duvets for children above one year old and for babies should be no more than 4.5.

 

Sizes of Duvets

Sizes vary from Single through to Super King size

Size

cm

inches

cm

inches

 

Single

200

79

135

53

Double

200

79

200

79

King

220

87

230

91

Super King

220

87

260

102

 

 

Ease of a Duvet

Some of us remember having to make our beds with sheets and blankets and having to tuck in the corners and sides. What a kerfuffle.

  • Now the duvet allows us to throw it over the bed and the job’s done.
  • Duvets give us luxury bedding at affordable prices.
  • They are cozy, breathable and very durable.

The Duvezy Duvet company is marketing a unique duvet cover which takes the hassle out of bed making. One person can change the cover in half the time it takes with standard covers. See www.duvezy.com for further details and a demonstration on how this new duvet cover works..

Value and Quality

 Choosing a duvet with organic fillings (such as ducks’ feathers) provides a high level of warmth and insulation, at the same time allowing moisture to escape, creating a soft breathable duvet. These are at the luxury end of the market and pricier than the norm, but they are long lasting and durable.

Using a duvet with a synthetic filling gives you a cheaper option and they tend to be super lightweight by comparison. They can be washed easier than feather duvets.

A feather duvet will give you good insulation and warmth on cold winter nights. Choosing a lesser Tog in the summer will give you a cooler sleep, especially if used without a top sheet.

Weighing these options in deciding which will be best duvet for you should ensure a good night’s sleep in all seasons. But for the chilly winter nights the choice has to be for a duvet with a Tog rating of 13.5 or more.