The Cloud Duvet was specially designed to prevent overheating during the night and provide ultimate sleep comfort. And since it's a 10.5 tog duvet, it can keep you comfortable throughout the entire year!
It provides a feel of a classic down duvet, but with natural and ethically sourced materials, and without the repercussions of down.
Most down products tend to build up heat, are prone to collecting moisture and odour, and in turn, don’t have hypoallergenic properties. The Cloud Duvet is made from a perfect blend of bamboo fibre and Nano Microfibre.
The bamboo fibre makes sure your duvet stays highly breathable and hypoallergenic, while the synthetic microfibre provides softness and fluffiness.
Read our Panda Cloud Duvet full review here!
With The Air duvet from Aeyla, you get excellent quality, cool and breathable experience and unparalleled softness.
The Air is made from 100% Eucalyptus, which means it’s vegan, eco-friendly and considering it takes 10 times less water for this one to be made – it's very sustainable. All material is used from Austria and Czech Republic regenerative forests.
You have two options as far as the weight goes, 4.5 and 10.5 tog, so you can choose, depending on your needs. We suggest the lower duvet tog for hot sleepers in hot climates and the 10.5 tog for people in more moderate climate.
Furthermore, with every purchase, Aeyla protects 25 trees in the Amazonian rainforest. So it is more than eco-friendly.
Read our detailed Aeyla Air Duvet review here!
The Nectar duvet is an all-season duvet with a tog rating of 10.5. Some could argue that this one would be too hot for the middle of the summer and we'd agree. It is, however, very breathable, due to Smartfil™ technology and a special ingredient called Modal.
The Nectar duvet, or better yet the Smartfil™ fibres are made from natural wood pulp and the casing is made from soft-touch microfibers which make this one easily washable and lightweight even at 10.5 tog.
One of the best choices for every sleeper as it is natural, breathable, easily maintained and ultra-soft! Plus, considering how high-quality the duvet is, we'd say you're getting an excellent bang for your buck.
You can read our full review of the Nectar Duvet here.
The Simba Hybrid duvet is made from Simba-Renew filling, which is made from recycled PET bottles and is 100% GRS certified and a 100% BCI cotton casing, with Simba’s unique Stratos finish on one side.
Therefore, this is one of the most eco-conscious products on the market as it uses entirely recycled products instead of cutting down woods and destroying the woods.
This highly sustainable and eco-friendly duvet is not only good for the environment but is also very good for all types of sleepers.
It's lightweight, breathable and all-season appropriate with a 10.5 tog rating.
Read our detailed Simba Hybrid duvet review here!
Believe it or not, Hungarian geese produce some of the finest feathers and down. Geese in Hungary also tend to grow very large and the best down comes from the oldest and largest geese.
Larger geese produce a higher quality fill power down cluster, which are more resilient, durable, and much longer lasting.
This Silentnight duvet is featuring exactly those feathers and down, traveling all the way from Hungary. But is it safe for allergic people? Oh, absolutely!
The goose feather and down are natural materials that are naturally hypoallergenic so anyone who is suffering from allergies is going to enjoy this duvet for a long time!
If you'd like a warm and lightweight duvet that won't trap you, this is an excellent choice for you.
The weight is closer to an 8 or 9 TOG duvet than a 13.5 TOG winter duvet. Speaking of the duvet TOG, it is very warm and only suitable for the coldest period of the year.
The cover is not removable. You can use it without a duvet cover because it is fully machine washable and pleasant on the skin.
However, our recommendation is to use a cover to avoid washing it often and thus prolong its service life.
Breathability is good and even hot sleepers are satisfied. It is rather pricey for a duvet with polyester filling.
For more info, check our review of OTTY Deluxe duvet.
The Emma Cloud duvet is a 6.7 TOG duvet, making it ideal for a better part of the year.
At 6.7 tog, this duvet is right where you’d want it to be for spring and autumn usage, but seeing how it is neither too warm or too cool, you might as well use this one all year round if your home’s properly insulated.
The Could is filled with temperature-regulating microfibre that will capture excess heat and move it away from the body, while also maintaining an excellent airflow to keep you nice and dry all through the night.
The only way you can comfortably use a single duvet all year round is when it’s like this one.
The Slumberdown All Season duvet is a 3-in-1 design duvet that you can tailor exactly to your needs. You get two duvets for the price of one, with one of them being a 4.5 tog duvet and the other one being a 10.5 tog duvet.
By combining them, you get a 15 tog duvet that you’d use in wintertime. Naturally, you’d use the 4.5 tog duvet one for summer, and the 10.5 tog duvet for autumn and spring.
Both duvets are filled with synthetic, hypoallergenic soft hollowfibre.
If you are looking to treat yourself to a premium duvet, filled with the highest quality Hungarian goose down and feathers – this is the duvet for you. The Scooms Hungarian Goose Down duvet is one of the best feather and down duvets on the UK market.
It’s filled with 90% goose down, for ultimate comfort, cosiness, and insulation, with an additional 10% goose feather for some extra weight. What’s also great about this one is that it is one of the rare feather and down filled duvets that’s actually hypoallergenic. The fillings are encased in a 300-thread count soft sateen cotton.
Plus, there are so many options when it comes to the duvet tog! Whether you want a 13.5 tog duvet for winter, a summer 4.5 tog or an all-season combo, you can get it here!
Check our review of Scooms Hungarian Goose Down duvet.
When you want to choose the perfect duvet for yourself or your family, you must understand what makes a good duvet. Knowing the identifying features and how do they affect the feel of a duvet will make the selection process much easier. Before you are the key features, we feel you should consider before buying the best duvet.
As you might've guessed – not every duvet is the same. The most obvious difference between the duvets is their size. Naturally, a grown person and a small child don't need the same size duvet. While it is true that a small person could benefit from a larger duvet, it does not work the other way around.
Furthermore, a duvet should sit nicely on your bed, therefore, you need to match the mattress size with your new duvet, otherwise, it's either going to hang off the bed or be too small.
In general, the duvet sizes range from cot bed (120x140cm) all the way through emperor (290x235cm) with all the other regular sizes (single, double, queen, king, super king) in between.
In addition to size, the duvets differ in fillings, as well. The duvet’s filling is one of the most important features you should consider. It will greatly affect the way the duvet feels and how it performs.
One of the most popular duvet fillings is down, or feather down, however, you prefer to call it. It is the most lightweight option when it comes to duvet fillings. Even though it is lightweight, it still manages to keep you warm during the winter months. Furthermore, the down filling is best when it comes to breathability.
Additionally, a duvet filling could be polyester, cotton or wool. In most instances, you would opt out for the alternative to down to gain hypoallergenic properties and also save some money.
But this is quite an oversimplification. So, let's go a bit more in-depth and see which duvet filling is best suited for your needs and which ones you should avoid.
Among the natural duvets, a feather and down filling is arguably the most popular. After all, feather and down duvets are typically very light and they can serve as both a summer duvet and a winter duvet. Plus, if the duvet has a large percentage of down, they're incredibly comfortable.
However, there are a few things to keep in mind here. First off, a feather and down duvet filling can't be washed. And if the duvet rips even a little bit, the down can escape and make quite the mess. So, maintenance is a bit difficult. Plus, some people are allergic to feathers. And a feather and down duvet can be on the pricier side.
Wool duvets are also a very common natural duvet filling. And for good reason! For one, wool is one of the best materials when it comes to temperature regulation. This means that winter duvets that use a wool filling will easily keep you warm and snug throughout the night. And even during the summer, a thinner wool duvet can keep you comfortable.
On top of that, good wool duvets also whick away moisture! So, a wool duvet is an even better option for hot sleepers or people who tend to sweat a lot during the night. And since a wool duvet is a bit heavier than a feather and down duvet, it will also keep you nice and snug! For some, this is the reason the best winter duvet has to have a wool filling. But we'll talk more about that later.
However, just like with feather and down duvets, some people will be allergic to wool duvets. Plus, a wool duvet tend to have a specific smell, at least initially. And, as with all duvets with natural fillings, good wool duvets are more expensive than simple synthetic models.
So far we've mostly focused on natural duvets. However, synthetic duvets can be just as appealing! For one, synthetic duvets offer the largest number of different models.
Whether you want a thirty pound microfibre duvet or a luxury hybrid duvet, synthetic duvets have you covered. And, since there are so many options, you can also get synthetic duvets for very cheap.
Plus, synthetic duvets are the easiest when it comes to maintenance. While you should always check the care label first, lots of synthetic duvets can be machine washed.
With that being said, they also have their downsides. For one, synthetic duvets tend to struggle a lot more when it comes to temperature regulation (especially the cheaper models). And their durability can be pretty low as well.
Plus, since there are so many different models, the value you're getting varries greatly. On the other hand, a feather and down or wool duvet is always going to be at least decent.
If you haven’t purchased a duvet before, chances are, you don’t know what a tog rating is. Essentially, a tog rating tells you how warm the duvet is. And since you don't want to be under a winter duvet during the summer, tog ratings are rather important.
The general rule of thumb is that you should choose a higher tog-rated duvet if you have trouble warming up during the night, especially in your lower extremities.
The tog rating scale starts at 1.5tog and ends at 18 tog. The 1.5 tog is the coolest rating a duvet could get and those ones are ideal for hot, summer days. On the other hand, if you live somewhere rather chilly, you’d look for something with a tog rating above 12.
In general, the duvets that can be used during the whole year will be rated a 10.5 tog. Summer duvets will be around a 4.5 tog and a winter duvet will be around a 13.5 tog.
Duvets aren’t supposed to be high maintenance. In general, a duvet should be cleaned once a year, unless it was soiled in some way. However, just because you need to wash it once a year does not mean you shouldn’t think about how easy it will be.
Most duvets are machine washable, which is a good thing. However, not all of them can be handled the same way. Feather down filled duvets need to be washed with special care. They should be washed using slow-cycle and with warm water.
On the other hand, synthetic filled duvets are generally easier to take care of, meaning, you could wash them using a normal cycle and temperatures up to 60 degrees Celsius. Naturally, you’d want to make sure the duvet fits in your washing machine.
Finally, you should avoid dry cleaning your duvets as chemicals could damage the fillings and ruin your duvet.
The duvet cover (or the duvet casing) is also something you should pay special attention to. You should always aim for your duvet to have a quality, natural cover instead of the synthetic one. After all, the cover is the thing that's going to be in contact with your skin all night long!
So, you'd want a soft, natural material that won't irritate your skin. Plus, natural materials are usually better when it comes to breathability and therefore temperature regulation.
Therefore, always try to find natural covers if you can. Materials like cotton or bamboo are ideal for the casing because they’re high-quality and hypoallergenic. Also, make sure that the thread count is high, so you’ll end up with the best, most comfortable feel on your skin, while also being the most efficient in repelling allergens.
While it's not nearly as important as the previous factors to a lot of people, allergy sufferers need to take note of whether their new duvet is hypoallergenic. And this word, “hypoallergenic” relates to a few things. For one, make sure that you're not allergic to the duvet filling.
Wool and even more so a feather duvet could cause allergies in some people. A microfibre filling on the other hand should be a safe pick for everyone.
Secondly, whether the duvet cover prevents dust mites. Both dust and dust mites can cause outbreaks so getting a duvet with a good anti-dust-mite cover is very useful. And if you don't want to get multiple separate duvets and worry about all this stuff, we suggest looking into all-season duvets that tick all the boxes instead.
Another feature that won't dictate what makes the best duvet for some but will for others is sustainability. AKA is your single, double, king, or superking duvet going to end up in a landfill and how much damage will it do? And luckily these days quite a few of the best duvets on the market are sustainable and it isn't too dificult to find an eco-friendly option.
Brands like Simba or Panda London are typically good in this regard. But you can also look for specific badges. The OEKO-Tex certification lets you know there were no dangerous chemicals involved. And if you can find a duvet filling made from recycled plastic, even better.
Before you buy and start using your duvet – take a look at this.
First of all, don’t rush into buying a new duvet. Take your time, do your research and try and find the best duvet for your needs, because, not every duvet will feel the same. Read the reviews, stay informed and use that knowledge to buy the best duvet.
Furthermore, if you get really hot during the night – consider a silk duvet. Silk duvet is more than just a luxury item. Silk is arguably the most breathable and temperature regulating material you can get and any hot sleeper could benefit from it.
Finally, consider using a duvet protector to extend your duvet's life. A protector will not only serve as an anti-stain layer, but it will also protect your duvet from some other forms of physical damage such as nicks or tears.
One of the most commonly asked questions is how long will a duvet last and how often should you change it. There are a lot of factors that determine how long you should keep your duvet. High-quality duvets will last you 5 years on average, but some people would likely put that upper limit even higher.
And sure, a duvet can last for longer. You'd achieve a longer lifespan by properly taking care of your duvet. Another good way to extend your duvet's lifespan is to use a duvet protector or a cover. However, it's usually better to play it safe!
As we've previously mentioned, most duvets are machine washable, although, not all in the same way. For a feather down duvet, you'd want to use a gentle, slow cycle and warm water, while the synthetic-filled duvets could be washed with less care.
The best option if you want to make sure your duvet is properly cleaned is to use professional duvet-cleaning services. Another key aspect is drying. You'll want to make sure your duvet is properly dried after washing so that you eliminate the possibility of mould or other damages. You can air dry and machine dry your duvet.
As we've mentioned when talking about the TOG rating, duvets can vary quite a bit when it comes to how much heat they can retain. One of the more obvious differences in this regard is the thickness, as a winter duvet is going to be a lot thicker and more bulky than a summer duvet.
And depending on where you live, you might need a separate winter duvet and a summer duvet. This is for harsher climates or for people who get hot/cold easily. Others on the other hand can just get an all-season duvet and be done with it. So, let's quickly go over these three types and discuss what to look out for.
When it comes to finding a good winter duvet, staying warm is your number one priority! So, most of the time you'll want your winter duvet to be on the thicker side. It's also not a bad idea to get a winter duvet that's a bit bigger as you can wrap yourself up like a cosy burrito. So, you might want a king size duvet!
When it comes to the filling, most conventional duvet fillings should get the job done. Choose a feather and down winter duvet if you want it to be a bit more fluffy, a microfibre winter duvet if you want a sturdier, snug feeling and a wool duvet if you're also a hot sleeper.
And the cover is also rather inconsequential. That being said, if you can get a winter duvet that has a nice, soft cover, go for it. This way it won't irritate your skin. And if it's also an anti-allergy duvet, even better!
When it comes to finding a good summer duvet, or a duvet for hot sleepers in general, breathability is key! This means that unlike with a winter duvet, your best duvet has to have a decent cover. Bamboo, eucalyptus, and silk duvet covers are all excellent options in this regard.
A good summer duvet should also have a pretty low TOG rating. When it comes to the actual filling, natural duvets are typically the best. However, if paired with a good cover, a synthetic duvet can get the job done as well. And while the best winter duvet is usually a bit larger, the best summer duvet can be just about any size.
After all, a lot of people toss their summer duvet to the side halfway through the night anyway. And you can look into getting an anti-allergy duvet as you'll likely use your summer duvet during spring as well.
If you don't want to have multiple duvets, with a separate duvet for every season, an all-season duvet is ideal. But unlike a winter duvet or a summer duvet, an all-season duvet has to be both good at trapping heat and letting it pass.
So, it can be a bit tricky to find a good one. Generally, you want an all-season duvet with a good, breathable cover. Secondly, you want a duvet filling that's good at temperature regulation.
A wool duvet is likely your best bet here. However, certain synthetic duvets and down duvets can also be a solid option. However, they usually have to relly on two separate duvet inserts that make up one all-season duvet.
Your ideal all-season duvet should also be an anti-allergy duvet, as you will definitely be using it when allergy season rolls around. And when it comes to the size of the duvet, it's dealer's choice.
Whether you want the most affordable duvet or just the best value duvet, there are a few things that are worth keeping in mind when judging the price.
First off, the duvet tog rating. If you're looking to get yourself the best winter duvet, try to find at least a 13.5 tog. That way you know that it will last you the entire winter and you won't feel bad paying a little extra.
Secondly, think of the materials being used. It's normal for silk duvets to be a bit more expensive. That's because silk is a premium material! However, a polyester and microfibre filling duvet shouldn't be anywhere near the price of silk duvets. And the same goes for a merino wool duvet or a goose feather and down duvet.
Lastly, think of how much you'll be using your new duvet. If it's a solid all-season duvet or even two duvets in one, you can afford to pay a bit more. And if it's a super king duvet that you and your partner will share, the same principle applies!
After all, it's better to get a high-quality super king duvet than two cheap duvets that use low-quality materials.
As you already know, the duvet is a lot more than just something you use to cover yourself. It is something every household should have and no bedroom is complete without it.
Unlike blankets, a duvet can be quite useful during the hot summer days, as a good duvet with a low tog rating will serve as a temperature-regulating medium if you will. It will keep you dry, cool and comfortable during the warmest summer nights and we all know how hard it is to sleep soundly on a warm night.
Additionally, a quality synthetic duvet could be the difference between sneezing or not. For people that suffer from allergies, there is nothing more important than the hypoallergenic properties of their bedding. It wouldn't matter if you had a hypoallergenic mattress or sheets if your duvet was filled with dust mites.
Finally, a quality duvet will greatly improve your quality of sleep. As we all know, we spend about a third of our life sleeping and it would be a shame if that time was spent poorly. A quality duvet could be the difference between waking up happy and rested and grumpy and tired.
So, there you have it – our top 5 list of best UK duvet comparison is finally here. You will definitely love one if not all of the duvets listed here. In case you’re looking to replace an old duvet, need a new one or just browsing through and learning more about the best duvets… We’re sure that you can find something to your taste. All of the duvets we’ve mentioned are available for purchase online through Amazon UK or their official sites, so get to looking!
In the end, we’ve wanted to wrap things up by answering some of the most commonly asked questions about duvets. These questions are rather simple and require simple, straightforward answers, but can still be quite useful. Let’s check some of them out!
On average, a duvet should be cleaned once every two to three months. If needed, you can even wash them more often.
It all depends on the duvet. You could wash it in a washing machine, you could wash it with a steam cleaner or you could just wipe it clean with a damp cloth.
In general, a duvet should last you about 5 years. With proper care, you could be looking at more, but it is realistic to expect five years from your duvet.
Since duvets aren’t recyclable, most of them end up in general waste. However, they could be repurposed as bedding for some animals in animal shelters.