Which summer and winter duvet to choose?
Buying a quality duvet is a great investment. Since you still spend a lot of time sleeping, you should have bedding you’re comfortable in every night. In order to choose the duvet that is right for you, you will need to consider many factors.
For example, you’ll need to decide whether you want a natural or synthetic fill, as well as which warmth rating or insulation rating is best for you.
By discovering your different options, you will be able to choose a duvet that is perfectly suited to your needs. Does all this seem complicated for a simple duvet? Indeed, choosing a duvet can be a daunting process. To help you in your choice, here are our tips and advice on how to choose your duvet.
Tips for choosing a duvet:
1. The different types of duvet
You will notice that there are several types of duvets, and in different price ranges. On the market, there are mainly duvets with synthetic filling and duvets made of feathers, down, wool or silk.
They all have their advantages and disadvantages. Here are the main advantages of synthetic duvets, down, feathers, wool and finally cotton duvets.
The advantages of a synthetic duvet:
One of the advantages of the synthetic duvet is that it is often much cheaper than a natural filling duvet.
It may also be more suitable for people who suffer from allergies and it is also machine washable. However, its main disadvantage is that it does not have insulating properties and therefore, it is always hot and does not breathe as well. It is also the lightest duvet. Note also that it tends to be less durable than a natural duvet.
The advantages of a down duvet:
Although more expensive, if you want the ultimate comforter, there is nothing that beats the down comforter.
Among its many advantages, the down duvet adapts to the contours of the body as well as to its heat needs. In addition, since it breathes well, it does not accumulate moisture.
The advantages of the feather quilt:
The feather duvet does not have many advantages, as it does not have as many insulating properties as the down duvet.
As it is the warmest duvet, it may be suitable for someone who is very chilly, but less so for those who suffer from the heat.
The advantages of the wool duvet:
Although it is a little more rigid than a down duvet, and therefore adapts less well to the contours of the body, the wool duvet regulates body temperature very well.
The advantages of the cotton duvet:
The cotton duvet is heavier than all other duvets, and may be suitable for those who like to feel the weight of blankets.
However, it has the disadvantage of not being very hot.
As you now know, the down duvet is the best choice you can make! However, not all down duvets are created equal! Here are our tips for choosing the right duvet.
Comfort levels for down duvets
When choosing a comfort level for your down duvet, you have three options: summer, 4-season, and winter. Each has a different weight which is based on the amount of down per square metre: the higher the weight, the warmer the duvet. This is the first criterion to look at before choosing your summer duvet or choosing your winter duvet.
Please note that heavier weight does not necessarily mean more comfort, just more warmth. If you prefer sleeping in a warmer environment, a thicker filling will be more comfortable, but if you prefer a cooler environment, a light filling will suit you better.
The quality of the materials of a down duvet
Once you have chosen your level of comfort, you now choose the quality of materials for comfort and longevity. There are 2 main factors to consider:
- Fill power (CUIN): The higher the CUIN in the duvet, the higher the percentage of total down clusters. This makes the down stronger, more durable and provides more comfortable warmth.
- Shell Thread Count: A higher thread count fabric is generally thinner and lighter, providing more comfort and lightness to the sleeper. It also offers a tighter weave which gives extra protection to prevent down from passing through the fabric.
- The type of down: There are mainly goose or duck down duvets, that coming from the goose being of better quality, unless you opt for an eider down duvet, a duck prized for its down .
- The envelope: Preferably, you will choose a duvet whose envelope is made of 100% cotton with at least 260 threads per square inch, in order to prevent the down from passing through the fabric. The advantage of cotton is that it breathes, allowing you to sleep well warm and dry.
A white goose down comforter, 100% down
10 Trucs offers you below a 100% down and white goose feather duvet. Several dimensions of the duvet available at the best price right here:
White goose down duvet
- Warm, soft, lightweight and breathable down
- Lighter and more breathable than synthetic duvet
- For single, double, queen and king size bed
- TOP quality price
To choose the dimensions of your comforter, you must take a few things into account:
- The size of your bed: single, double, queen or king
- The desired fallout on each side of your bed
- The size and number of people occupying the bed
You will mainly find these standard duvet sizes on the market:
- 140 × 200 cm for a single bed 80, 90 or 100 cm wide, or 200 × 200 cm for a single bed 120 × 190 cm
- 220 × 240 cm for a double bed of 140 × 190 cm or 140 × 200 cm
- 240 × 260 cm for a large bed (Queen) of 160 × 200 cm
- 240 × 280 cm for a 180 × 200 cm extra large bed (King)
Depending on your needs and preferences, you can choose the specific size for your bed, or decide to go with a larger size duvet if you want it to hang lower on the sides of your bed, or that all occupants of the bed are comfortable.
If you are looking for tips for cleaning a down, feather or synthetic duvet, it’s here: How to wash a duvet?