|Duvets / Quilts
Duvets / quilts work by trapping warm air, and the higher the tog
rating, the more warmth the duvet will provide. The table below will
help you decide which tog rating is right for you.
13.5 - 15.0 tog
Duvets also come in a synthetic or natural fillings.
Duvets with hollowfibre synthetic fillings are particularly suitable
for allergy suffers, and can be washed frequently. They provide all
the warmth of natural filled duvets but tend to be slightly heavier.
The outers (ie the outside cover) of the duvets are made either out
of polycotton or the cheaper corvine material. Be sure to know which
outer your duvet is made from, as although the polycotton outers
tend to have a slightly higher price point, the quality and comfort
they provide is far superior then corvine. High quality polycotton
outer duvets can be found in various tog ratings and sizes on this
Naturally filled duvets, like goose or duck feather and down, are
soft and light and drape around your body perfectly. The natural
fibres also tend to last about 3 times longer then hollowfibre,
giving the duvet a lifespan of around 30 years. However, these
duvets can not be repeatedly laundered as its ability to trap air
will be diminished. These duvets are also not suitable for allergy
The difference between down and feather is that down comes from the
belly of the goose or duck. Down has insulating qualities whilst
feathers shed water from the goose or duck. Goose down and feather
quilts are extremely high quality and are more "breathable". They
usually come with a hefty price tag too. If you have a budget to
stick to, duck feather and down is a good option.