15 Best Summer Duvets UK 2021 (An Expert Buyer’s Guide)

Last Updated on 7 Jan. 2020

No one likes waking up roasting hot covered in sweat in the middle of the night, and in the Summer that can be all too common.

Which is why you’ll want a Summer duvet, a nice lightweight low tog duvet that keeps you cool and fresh all night long so you can get a good night’s sleep.

But which one?

That’s where I come in, I’ve found and reviewed all the best Summer duvets that are available here in the UK. I’ve started with the top 5 and linked each one through to where you can buy it online.

Top 5 Best Duvets For Summer UK

1. Top Choice – The Cloud by Panda Bamboo Lightweight Duvet, 10.5 tog

The Cloud Bamboo Duvet 10.5 tog
  • Breathable
  • Antibacterial
  • Sustainably sourced materials
  • Good all year round.

Sizes: Single, double, king and super king size

Price & Reviews

Bamboo is a wonderful material for a summer duvet, not only is it sustainable and eco-friendly but it also works to keep your temperature regulated by cooling you down when your hot and warming you up when you’re cold.

That’s why it makes the list as a great summer duvet despite being a 10.5 tog rating which is higher than most, these cooling properties keep you cool and comfortable even when it’s very hot outside.

Plus the mixture of bamboo and microfibre filling are very lightweight so you don’t feel suffocated when you’re under the duvet.

The perfect duvet to keep you comfortable through the summer months.

2. Best Down Duvet For Summer – Scooms Luxury Hungarian Goose Down Duvet, 4.5 tog

scooms Duvet Rolled Up
  • 90% down fillings
  • Allergen resistant
  • Natural fillings
  • 60-night sleep trial
  • Free delivery

Sizes: Single, double, king and super king size

Price & Reviews

I absolutely love my Scooms duvet, it’s one of the best things I own and has kept me comfortable many a night. I have the all-seasons duvet which is a combo of the 4.5 tog and the 9 tog which button together but if you’re just after a summer duvet you can buy the 4.5 tog duvet by itself.

One thing that’s handy is it comes with a storage bag so you can cleanly and easily store the duvet you’re not using during the off months.

The filling is extremely high-quality Hungarian goose down (ethically sourced of course) which is warm and cosy while also being breathable. The 90% down makes it very lofty and puffy while ensuring body temperature gets manage through the night so you don’t overheat.

It’s also got a 60-night trial so you can get it and try it out properly before you commit, and you can get it as next day delivery if you order by 1 pm so you can start sleeping soundly tomorrow.

The final thing I like is that it doesn’t use any plastic! A nice little extra, but overall a superb down and feather summer duvet.

3. Best Synthetic Duvet For Summer – John Lewis & Partners Synthetic Collection Breathable Microfibre Duvet, 4.5 Tog

John Lewis-& Partners Synthetic Collection Breathable Microfibre Duvet, 2.5 Tog
  • Moisture-wicking properties for coolness
  • Lightweight
  • 280 thread count cotton cover
  • 2-year guarantee

Sizes: Double, King, super king

Price & Reviews

The biggest plus to the duvet compared to a lot of others is the inner filling is a combination of microfiber and modal. Now modal is quite cool, it regulates body temperature and wicks away moisture to leave you feeling cooled and fresh.

Plus this has a cotton cover which is much more breathable than a polyester one.

Finally the modal and microfibre work together for a soft and lightweight feel, an excellent choice of synthetic duvet for summer.

4. Best Natural Duvet For Summer – John Lewis & Partners Natural Collection Devon Wool 300g Duvet, 5-7 Tog

 John Lewis & Partners Natural Collection Devon Wool 300g Duvet, 5-7 Tog
  • British Wool
  • Natural Fillings
  • Cotton Cover
  • 5-year guarantee

Sizes: Single, Double, King, Super King Emperor

Price & Reviews

Wool is a fantastic choice of filling for a summer duvet, it can regulate your temperature to keep you cool and it’s breathable and naturally antiallergy without having to be treated in any chemicals.

The wool goes through a needling process which actually works to make the wool loftier for a lighter feel when you’re lying under it. Because everyone likes a nice plump duvet right?

It’s also machine washable although you can’t put it in the tumble dryer.

5. Coolest Duvet for Summer – John Lewis & Partners Synthetic Collection Breathable Microfibre Duvet, 2.5 Tog

John Lewis-& Partners Synthetic Collection Breathable Microfibre Duvet, 2.5 Tog
  • 2-year guarantee
  • lowest Available tog
  • Modal filling
  • Breathable cover
  • Machine washable

Sizes: Single, Double, King, Super king size

Price & Reviews

2.5 tog is the lowest you can get in a duvet, any less and you’ll be sleeping under a sheet! And while it won’t be for everyone, I’m way too cold under a duvet that thin, for you hot sleepers who can’t sleep in summer this will be perfect.

Very lightweight and breathable so you stay cool but still get the comforting feeling of being under the duvet.

The filling is a blend of microfibre and modal which as I said earlier is specially designed to keep you cool by regulating your body temperature and allowing body heat to escape.

The opposite end of the scale compared to a winter duvet and the coolest duvet you can get for Summer.

F.A.Q

What is the best tog duvet for summer?

It depends what sort of material the duvet is but generally around 4.5 tog is a great choice. But if it’s something breathable with temperature regulating properties like Bamboo you can get away with anywhere as high as 10.5 tog rating.

And, like the coolest duvet above if you get extremely hot in summer then you’ll want to go down to a 2.5 tog duvet.

What is the best duvet cover material for summer?

Cotton is going to be the best choice. Egyptian cotton is even better but not essential. Polyester or flannel are going to be the worst because they trap in heat, which can be nice and cosy in winter it’s not what you want in the warmth of summer.

What is the best duvet filling for summer?

Any are good really, down, synthetic or wool, they can all be made with the right materials and tog to be cooling and keep you comfortable through the night.

What is a summer duvet?

A summer duvet is a thinner, lighter duvet you might just take out the cupboard for the hottest months. Heatwaves seem to keep coming in and getting hotter every year so it can be good to have a summer duvet on hand so you still get a good sleep.

Is down good for summer?

Yup! As long as it’s a low tog you can have a down duvet in the summer. It’s actually good for all seasons of duvet so if you get the right tog or combination of tog it can keep you sleeping tight all year round.

Other Summer Duvets

Non-feather summer duvets

John Lewis & Partners Natural Collection Mulberry Silk Duvet, 3-4 Tog

John Lewis Natural Collection Mulberry Silk Duvet, 3-4 Tog

  • 100% Cotton Sateen cover
  • 100% Mulberry Silk
  • Lightweight
  • Sustainably source materials
  • Breathable

Silk is a more unusual filling for a duvet but is a great choice for a summer duvet. Lightweight and naturally breathable for a cooling comfortable duvet, this high-quality duvet is finished by hand. It’s naturally hypoallergenic, temperature-regulating and breathable, it’s blissfully cosy and light.

It’s made in China but uses sustainably materials harvested with water efficiency and fair and decent work in mind. And if you don’t care that’s fine too! You’re still in for a duvet that can help prevent overheating.

John Lewis & Partners Specialist Synthetic Active Anti Allergy Duvet, 2.5 Tog

  • 2-year guarantee
  • Specially treated to be hypoallergenic
  • Allergy Seal of Approval
  • Breathable cotton cover

If you’re worried about allergies then this is the summer duvet for you. a new duvet is always a great way to freshen up your bedroom but this one especially so because it’s been specially treated to be antibacterial and antifungal and reduce allergy symptoms brought on by dust mites.

Aside from that, it’s the extra-low 2.5 tog that will definitely keep you cool through the hot nights of summer.

Silentnight Cooler Summer 4.5 Tog Duvet

  • Cheap summer duvet
  • Single double and king available
  • Hollowfibre filling
  • 5-year guarantee

Fresh, cool, and comfortable… OK, next review.

I kid of course, if you need a budget summer duvet you can’t go wrong with a Silentnight, 4.5 tog and a polycotton cover for extra breathability and a soft feel. Plus a 5-year guarantee and all for under £20, what’s not to like?

Slumberdown Anti Allergy Duvet, Single, 4.5 Tog Summer Cool

  • Made in the UK
  • Anti-allergy
  • Machine washable
  • Dust mite resistant

Hollow fibre duvets are always a good budget choice, offering cooling comfort at 4.5 tog and a nice microfibre cover to keep you comfortable through the hot summer nights.

A nice bonus is this is made in the UK, and of course, it’s machine washable which is more manageable with a lighter weight duvet. And from the price, if you have a double bed you should consider a king size duvet for extra snuggliness.

The Fine Bedding Company 4.5 Tog Double Duvet – Hotel Quality – Luxe

  • Comes in a stylish box
  • Cotton cover
  • Machine washable

A perfect duvet for summer, a cotton cover and a synthetic filling for a breathable and lightweight feel.

You can machine wash it at 60 at home which makes life easier and it’s hotel-quality so you know you’re going to be getting a great duvet. Plus the cotton is ethically sourced for a more sustainable product and a better feeling inside when you support the company.

Sealy Select Response Duvet, 4.5 Tog

  • Silk-like fibres inside
  • microfibre cover
  • machine washable
  • 2-year guarantee

Just like a silk duvet without the price of one.Wonderfully soft and smooth to the touch while being nice and lofty inside for a lovely plump duvet that’s breathable and cooling. Plus you can put it in the washing machine for easy cleaning.

Apart from that, it’s another trusted band who are better known for their mattresses but none the less make superb duvets too. It’s also available as 10.5 tog and 13.5 tog if you’re looking for a spring and autumn duvet.

Down summer duvets

John Lewis & Partners Natural Duck Down Duvet, 4.5 Tog

 John Lewis & Partners Natural Duck Down Duvet, 4.5 Tog

  • Lightweight
  • Machine washable
  • Dust mite resistant
  • Cotton cover

This duvet is made up of 10% duck feather and 90% down which gives you a lofty lightweight feel ideal for summer. It’s also been treated to be dust mite resistant which is ideal for allergy sufferers plus its machine washable for extra freshness.

One thing I always look for in a feather duvet is that the feathers and down are ethically sourced, which is why you don’t want to go too cheap.

Finally, this has been made using a pocketed construction which ensures that the filling is evenly spread and won’t bunch up leaving you with cool spots. And while you might want cool spots in summer when they’re sporadic across the duvet it just tends to disrupt your sleep.

A fine choice of down duvet for summer.

John Lewis & Partners Natural Collection Hungarian Goose Down Duvet, 2.5 Tog

  • Luxury filling
  • Lightweight
  • Treated to resist allergens
  • Ethically sourced

Normally a filling used for it’s lovely and warm properties when it’s 2.45 tog it makes a perfect summer down duvet that’s lofty and fluffy while being cosy but not too hot.

If you’re looking for a different duvet to use during the summer months this would be a great choice. The filling is sewn into its own pockets to prevent bunching and remove any cold spots that can creep into the bed.

John Lewis & Partners The Ultimate Collection British Goose Down Duvet, 4.5 Tog

  • 5-year guarantee
  • Soft, light and quiet
  • Made in the UK
  • Treated to be hypoallergenic

If you’re looking for a luxury summer duvet then this is it. made in the UK using only the highest quality materials to produce a lightweight duvet that keeps you at the right body temperature for a peaceful night’s sleep.

treated to be hypoallergenic for a fresher sleep plus a 5-year guarantee so you know you’re buying quality.

Homescapes – White Goose Feather & Down 4.5 Tog Double Duvet

  • Cotton cover
  • Dust mite proof
  • ox stitched
  • Washable at home

This can be good because it comes with a zip-up bag which you can store the duvet in through the winter. A fine summer quilt made with 85% feather for a heavier feel which makes it better for people who don’t get too hot in summer but who need a cooler duvet.

It’s box stitched to keep the filling in place and you can machine wash it at home for an even fresher sleep experience.

Conclusions

I hope this buyer’s guide helped you find a summer duvet! Soon you’ll be toasty through the summer nights without overheating.

And if you’re still stuck as to what one would be best then you’re going to want to go with the Panda duvet, it’s the best choice of summer duvet and makes a great all-season duvet to boot.

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