The Duvet Buying Guide
Last updated: June 2023
Tog ratings explained
One of the most important considerations for buying a duvet is the tog rating. However, many people don't know what the tog rating is and so don't know which they need.
So, let's go through just what a tog is.
Duvet tog ratings explained
There are a variety of duvet tog sizes available, all providing a different level of warmth, which can make them more suitable for different seasons. Here's what togs are good for each season:
1-4.5 tog - Excellent for wamer days, particularly in the summer
7-10.5 tog - Best for those middle seasons, such as autumn and spring
12-15 tog - Suitable for colder winter nights
10.5 tog - A good all-season duvet if you want some flexibility
If you’re sensitive to heat or cold, you may need more than one duvet and switch at different times of the year. If you’re less sensitive and just want one duvet, a 10.5 tog duvet is considered a good all-rounder that can be used throughout the year.
When it comes to duvet fillings, you have the choice of going for a natural or synthetic material. The different materials have different benefits, so the best duvet filling for you depends on your needs.
Mother nature is hard to beat. Natural duvets tend to be filled with duck feathers and down, these materials are durable and last longer than those with synthetic fillings. They excel in keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer, with the natural fibres helping your skin 'breathe' as you sleep. Duvets with natural fillings are soft, lightweight and comfortable.
Synthetic duvets are a practical choice if you're allergic to feathers and down. All of our synthetic duvets are hypo-allergenic, and therefore are less likely to trigger or aggravate allergies. Synthetic duvets can be filled with hollow fibres or microfibres; hollow fibres are thicker and easily trap warmth, whereas microfibres are extra-fine and so often as soft and light as natural duvets. The synthetic fillings also make these duvets easier to wash, quicker to dry, and ultimately easy to care for.