14 Best Winter Duvets UK 2021 (A Cosy Expert Buyer’s Guide)

Last Updated on 10 Jan. 2020

Winter is a dark time, a cold time, a time full of unpleasant early mornings.

Do you know what can make it all a little bit better?

A great winter duvet.

Bring some toasty cosiness to your bedroom so you can look forward to snuggling in and sleeping tight.

But what’s the best winter duvet?

That’s where I come in, I’ve found and reviewed all the best duvets for winter you can get here in the UK starting with the top 5 I’ve got below.

The scooms is my absolute top choice, a 60-night sleep trial to test it, very high-quality materials and extremely cosy, I love sleeping under mine and I’m sure you will too!

Top 5 Best Winter Duvets UK

1. Top Choice – Scooms All Seasons Goose Down Duvet, 13.5 tog

scooms Duvet Rolled Up
  • 90% Hungarian goose down
  • 10% selected Hungarian goose feathers
  • Two 9 and 4.5 tog duvets with corner clips
  • All season duvet
  • 60-night trial

Sizes: Single, double, king and super king size

Price & Reviews

The Scooms duvet is everything you could want in a winter duvet. It’s made up of two duvets, one 9.5 tog and the other 4.5 tog that are fastened together with buttons on the corners so it doesn’t get muddled in the covers.

This means when it gets back around to summer you don’t need a different duvet, just unclip them and choose which one you need as your summer duvet and store the other in the storage bag that comes with it, a nice touch I must say.

It’s got Hungarian goose feathers and down in it which are amongst the highest luxury filling offering superb warmth and comfort, and the filling is sewn into individual pockets s it doesn’t bunch up at all.

And while it is more expensive you get a trial period so you can order it get free delivery and test it out to see if it’s worth it yourself before you commit to it. Don’t like it? You can send it back for free and get your money back.

A 3-year guarantee, though it will last longer than that I’m sure, for value for money and it’s hypoallergenic for the freshest night sleep possible.

Easily the best winter duvet you can buy in the UK.

2. Warmest Duvet – John Lewis Natural Collection Siberian Goose Down Duvet, 13.5 tog

Siberian Goose Feather Duvet Review
  • 100% down
  • Dust mite protected
  • Lightweight but plump
  • Very warm

Sizes: Single, double, king and super king size

Price & Reviews

What’s more comforting than wrapping yourself up in a big king size duvet? Doing it with a hot chocolate in hand! Anyway…

This might not have the highest tog but it’s definitely one of the warmest duvets available because of the high-quality Siberian goose down inside. Because if it can keep an animal warm in the depths of Siberian winter I’m sure it can keep us warm here in the UK during the occasional snow of winter!

It’s all down which keeps it lightweight but is lovely and plump and the filling has been treated to be protected from dust mites.

It’s expensive but the luxury filling makes up for the price. Plus it’s got a 460 thread count cotton cover on the outside for a soft feel even through your duvet cover. the cover is also sewn into pickets so the filling stays even across you

The filling is also guaranteed to have come from ethical sources which is something you often don’t get with cheaper duvets.

The perfect duvet for Autumn and Winter and for anyone who gets cold while they sleep.

3. Top Synthetic duvet for Winter – John Lewis & Partners Synthetic Collection Breathable Microfibre Duvet

John Lewis & Partners Synthetic Collection Breathable Microfibre Duvet, 13.5 Tog
  • Temperature regulating modal inside
  • Tow duvets that clip together
  • All season duvet
  • Lightweight duvet
  • Machine washable

Sizes: Double, King, Super king

Price & Reviews

Modal is an interesting material, made from wood pulp it is very breathable, allows for excellent body temperature regulation and wicks away moisture for a more balanced sleep, an excellent choice of synthetic filling.

It’s also light and airy to allow plenty of space inside that traps air and keeps your warm making it a perfect choice for winter but also a good choice for the summer months too.

Especially because you can take these duvets apart and have either the 4.5 or 9 tog duvet during summer, or spring and autumn.

the rest of the filling is microfibre which is tried and tested and a great choice of synthetic fibre for a duvet keeping the price down while being warm and comfortable.

The modal is also in the cover alongside cotton which puts the breathability properties through the whole thing.

4. Best Lightweight Winter Duvet – The Cloud Bamboo Duvet,10.5 tog

The Cloud Bamboo Duvet 10.5 tog
  • Bamboo and nanofibre filling
  • Antibacterial
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Free delivery
  • 5-year guarantee

Sizes: single, double, king and super king

Price & Reviews

I like Panda, the company who make this, they’ve been bringing some really great bamboo sleep products for many years now and the duvet is no different.

Bamboo is sustainable, environmentally friendly while also being soft and breathable. This duvet is only a10.5 tog rating, so it’s not the warmest but it is still good for winter, though I personally like to throw a blanket on top when it gets really cold for a good night’s sleep.

It’s naturally anti-allergy and the combo of bamboo and nanofibre give a really lightweight filling that’s also warm and soft.

Plus you get 5-year guarantee and free delivery yso you can’t argue with the value. A great new duvet for winter if you don’t want feather fillings.

5. Best Budget Winter Duvet – John Lewis Natural Duck Feather and Down Duvet

John Lewis & Partners Natural Duck Feather and Down Duvet, 13.5 Tog
  • 80% feather and 20% down
  • Sustainably sourced cotton
  • Ethically sourced duck down and feathers
  • Hypoallergenic

Sizes: Single, double, king and super king

Price & Reviews

The price is kept down on this by having duck as the filling and having a higher feather content, which results in a heavier feel.

But, duck down and feathers are still lovely and warm just not as warm or high quality as goose feathers, but if you’re on a budget you have to compromise and to still get a feather duvet for this price is really good going.

A fine choice of anti-allergy duvet because it’s been treated to resist dust mites while also having Micro-Fresh technology which reduces bacteria growth through the life of the duvet for a fresher bed that will keep you warm without breaking the bank.

F.A.Q

What’s The Best Tog Duvet For Winter?

In general, you want about 13.5 tog for a winter duvet, but it can depend on what material, the right material at 10.5 tog can be absolutely fine for winter, especially if you’re towards the south of England where it’s a bit warmer. the 13.5 tog can be made up of two duvets or it can be a single duvet, it doesn’t matter too much, although a two-layer duvet will be warmer because it has that gap to trap heat in, in the middle of the duvet.

15 tog is also great but a lot less common, since you’d experience really bad overheating the rest of the year, it’s not quite cold enough consistently here in the UK for 15 tog to be common. You’re better off throwing on a blanket when it gets that cold and then removing it as it starts to warm up again.

What Is The Best Duvet Filling For Winter?

I really like a down and feather duvet for winter, they’re warm and lightweight and give you a really plump cosy bed to sleep in. But, you can get some great synthetic fillings if down isn’t for you that are nice and cosy and don’t use animal products if that’s what you’d prefer. But overall I think that down makes the best choice of duvet filling for winter.

What Is The Best Duvet Cover Material For Winter?

If you’re looking for warmth you’re going to want a flannel duvet cover, soft snuggly and warm. But if you want warmth from a duvet but need a little bit of breathability to help you stop overheating then a cotton cover is going to be the answer, a little more breathable and cooling to help keep your temperature steady through the night.

Do Duvets Lose There Warmth?

Why yes they do! After many years of use they start to go flat, they don’t stay as plump and the air pockets inside collapse, and it’s the air pockets inside that trap heat! Which brings me to the next question…

How Often Should A Duvet Be Replaced?

You can get about 5 great years out of a duvet before you should really start thinking about replacing it. it’s up to you after that, if it still feels plump and keeps you warm then you can keep on using it but if it feels a little lacking and you’re finding it a little cold then it’s time for a new duvet.

Other Duvets For Winter Reviewed

Synthetic Duvets

John Lewis & Partners Synthetic Collection Down-Like Winter Duvet 13.5 tog

John Lewis-& Partners Synthetic Collection Down Like Winter Duvet

  • 2-year guarantee
  • 280 thread count cover
  • Sustainably sourced cotton
  • Feels like down

Feels like down but is vegan-friendly and made with polyester fillings. it’s 13.5 tog which is ideal for autumn and winter and the duvet is sewn into individual pockets.

It’s a blown-fibre filling which are clusters that are puffy and trap air to give you plenty of warmth and plenty of fluffiness that you can snuggle into.

A fine choice of synthetic duvet for winter warmth.

Eve Sleep Microfibre Duvet

  • Anti-allergy
  • Temperature regulating
  • Free delivery
  • 2-year warranty

Allergy sufferers will love this duvet because of the hypoallergenic properties inside, experience the freshest and cleanest sleep possible with the Tencel filling that works alongside the microfiber to give you dustmite resistance that keeps out allergens.

Plus the Tencel is temperature regulating keeping you as warm as you need to be without overheating you.

Aside from that, it comes as either a two-part duvet for all seasons you can get the winter duvet version which is a single 13.5 tog quilt.

Silentnight Warm and Cosy 15 Tog, White

  • Highest tog on the list
  • Machine washable
  • 5-year guarantee
  • Trusted brand

An ideal cheap winter duvet for those who need something more affordable or who are on a budget. It’s nice and high tog at 15 for extra warmth and snuggliness while being machine washable for easy care.

The hollowfibre filling is packed in for a plump feel and plenty of warmth.

Besides, it’s made by Silentnight, one of the most trusted sleep brands in the UK (Aside from The Dozy Owl right?) so you know you’re going to be in good hands and get a really great duvet.

Silentnight Hotel Collection Duvet, 13.5 Tog

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Machine washable
  • Hollow fibre filling
  • single double or king available

Want a cosy and comfortable night sleep reminiscent of a hotel? Then this is the duvet for you. Warm, cosy, snuggly, and packed into an embossed microfibre cover that gives it a luxurious look that doesn’t break the bank.

13.5 tog is just right for the winter months, hollow fibre duvets are always a great choice of synthetic filling.

Down & Feather Duvets

John Lewis & Partners Natural Collection Hungarian Goose Down Duvet, 13.5 Tog

Hungarian-Goose Down Duvet Review

  • Treated for freshness
  • Ethically sourced
  • Soft luxurious and light feel
  • cotton cover

Looking to be extremely cold this winter? Then you should head over to Hungary one of the coldest places in Europe.

Want to stay warm this winter? get a duvet filling with the feathers that keep geese warm in Hungary.

This duvet hangs nicely over the body to prevent cold spots and drafts ensuring a really warm and night’s sleep.

Homescapes White Duck Feather & Down 15 Tog Duvet

  • Cotton cover
  • Storage bag included
  • No cold spots
  • Machine Washable

Homescapes have a great warm duvet perfect for the winter months, 15 tog and packed full of duck down and duck feathers to keep you cosy.

If you plan on having a different duvet for winter this will be ideal because it’s got its own zippable storage bag so you can easily pack it away for summer.

HALL-MARK White Duck Feather and Down Duvet 10.5 tog

  • Box stitched for plumpness
  • arrives in a gift box
  • Climate controlled

The big selling point for this one is actually the gift box it comes in, it makes a nice practical Christmas present, a fine choice for a student or any elderly relatives you might have.

Apart from that it’s good quality fillings that are box stitched so they don’t clump together anywhere allowing for an even heat and no cold spots. It’s only 10.5 tog so not the warmest on the list but still a good winter duvet.

Snuggledown Duck Down & Feather Duvet, 13.5 tog

  • natural fillings of duck feather and down
  • Additional feather pillows available
  • High 13.5 tog for warmth

Part of the Scandinavian collection you’ll be wrapped up and kept warm in this duvet, 85% feather for a heavier feel that wraps you up and soothes you off to sleep.

The 13.5 tog is great for the colder months as I’m sure you know by now and it’s also machine washable so you can clean it at home and keep your bed as fresh as it can be.

Wool Winter Duvets

John Lewis & Partners Devon Duvets Natural Devon Wool, 8-10 Tog

John Lewis & Partners Natural Collection Devon Wool Duvet, 8-10 Tog

  • 5-year guarantee
  • Made with British wool
  • Sustainably sourced Cotton
  • Natural filling

Natural duvets are an excellent choice for winter because they tend to have temperature regulating properties just like wool does. Made in the UK using British wool for an eco-friendly choice of winter duvet.

I should point out that although the tog seems low it doesn’t work as normal with wool, wool keeps you much warmer than feathers or synthetic fillings do so 8-10 is ideal for winter and amongst the highest tog you get for a wool duvet.

Great all year round really and a good choice of winter duvet and all seasons duvet.

Conclusion

And that concludes it! You made it to the end! I hope you found this buying guide helpful and have managed to find a winter duvet you like.

If you’re still unsure then you should definitely look into the Scooms duvet through this link, it’s my top choice of the best duvet and offers a wonderfully comfortable sleep experience.

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