Sliding into bed and having a nice plump duvet gently fall down around you.
Is there anything better?
I don’t think so and it’s why it’s so important that you find the best duvet.
Your duvet is a key part of getting a good sleep because it’s got to keep you at the right temperature all year round and comfortable enough that you don’t wake up through the night.
A big ask that’s hard to find which is why I put together this guide.
I’ve got a rundown on all my top choices in the table below just click the name now to get taken straight to their website. I’m currently sleeping under the scooms duvet if you need help deciding.
Best Duvets in the UK
- Scooms All Season Duvet – Hungarian Down and Feather- 9+4.5 Tog – Best Feather Duvet & Dozy Owl’s Top Choice
- Panda The Cloud Duvet – Bamboo & Microfibre – 10.5 Tog – Best Anti-allergy duvet, Cooling and all year comfort
- John Lewis Siberian Goose Down – Down – 13.5 Tog – Best Warm Duvet
- Eve All Season Duvet – Down – 9 + 4.5 Tog – All Year Warmth
- Silentnight Ultrabounce Duvet – Hollowfibre – Selection of Togs – Best Budget Duvet
- Mulberry Silk Duvet – Silk – 9 tog – Luxury Feel
This guide is quite thorough so I’ve put together a table of contents so you know exactly what to expect and if there’s a section you want to jump to just click the link and it’ll take you down to the right section.
Let’s start off with the basics. What is Tog?
Tog is just a unit used to measure how well a material holds in heat. So it helps you understand how much heat your duvet will hold in the bed.
All you need to know is the higher the Tog the warmer the duvet. Easy!
The actual value of Tog can vary quite a lot. A nice summer duvet is around 4.5 Tog whereas a super cosy winter one can be 15 Tog. And here in the UK Tog goes up in steps of 1.5.
It depends on the material as well because some materials feel warmer which is why you can’t go on tog alone. But in general 4.5 is great for summer 13.5 is nice and warm for winter and 10.5 is a happy medium. With 10.5 you might need to hang a leg out in summer and get a blanket in winter but that’s easy to do.
My personal favourite is 13.5, I love having a nice heavy duvet and then sleeping with the window open. Bliss.
The filling is as important as the Tog. The filling affects everything from how heavy it is to how plump it feels so it’s important to get the right one. The wrong one and your entire duvet experience will be ruined!
Synthetic duvets are the most common. They are cheap, comfortable and get the job done, they don’t have the same heaviness feather and down does but they can still be plenty warm with a higher tog.
Hollowfibre is the most common synthetic filling being made up of tiny strands of polyester that have a hole through the centre. This holds the heat really well and gives you a nice plump duvet.
Microfibre is the second kind of synthetic though it is usually used on the cover of the duvet it is sometimes used as the filling. Strands of microfibre are actually thinner than even silk making it super comfortable, it tends to be on the thinner side though as there is less to hold air with.
Most synthetic duvets are treated to be anti-allergy but if you want a more natural hypoallergenic option then read on!
Feather and Down
Feather and Down duvets normally come as a blend of the two. More down is normally preferred and gives you a really plump and fluffy duvet while more feather will be heavier and wrap you up.
Down itself is a little cluster which makes it great for trapping heat so although a down duvet is lighter it definitely isn’t colder!
The other side of lots of feathers is that if you get something too cheap then the feathers are likely to poke through the material and start stabbing you!
I’ve made sure to include only duvets whose feathers have been acquired through cruelty-free methods.
Goose Down Duvet vs Duck Down
Most down and feather duvets are either duck or goose feather but what’s the difference?
Goose down is bigger and generally holds more heat and volume so is more luxurious than duck, definitely the way to go to make your bed into a haven of comfort.
Wool is a naturally hypoallergenic duvet material, they have a built-in climate control getting rid of excess moisture while retaining heat and dust mites hate it!
It is completely natural but does everything and more compared to your usual feather or synthetic duvets.
Wool duvets are most recognisable for the crimped pattern on them usually diamonds or squares. This is to keep the wool in place and stop it bunching up to one side. It also holds the air better so more heat is retained. Awesome.
Last but definitely not least we have silk.
Silk duvets are the absolute height of luxury normally used in fancy hotels they are warm breathable and hypoallergenic. They are also super soft and wrap you up in a cloud of warmth while you fall asleep.
Silk is also naturally climate controlled making them a great duvet to have all year round.
Pretty self-explanatory, duvets come in the same sizes that beds do, Single, Double, Queen (Large double), King, and Super King.
For added coziness consider getting the size of duvet bigger than your bed. I grew up in a single bed with a double duvet and it felt like I had the most luxurious bed in the world.
Anti-allergy and Hypoallergenic Duvets
There are very few duvets around today that aren’t hypoallegrnic because it’s become really easy to treat the filling to make it anti-allergy. I’m an asthma sufferer so I know how important this can be so if you want that extra later of protection then I recommend the Panda Duvet.
It’s got a bamboo cover that is anti-allergy and can resist dustmites plus the filling is sythetic to feel like down so you get all the same comfort but it remains anti-allergy. It’s the second one down in the list below.
Best UK Duvets
You’ve made it!
Now we can get to the good part and decide what the best duvet is for you.
I’ve started with my personal favourite, the Cloud duvet.
1. Scooms All Season Duvet Review
Filling:Hungarian Goose Down
- Responsible Down Standard Certified
- Clips To Keep Both Duvets Together
- Individually Sewn Filling Pockets to Avoid Bunching
- Test It With a 60-Day Trial
- Piece of mind 3-year guarantee
Imagine this, a night spent soundly asleep, you close your eyes as you hit the pillow and open them again with your alarm refreshed and energised.
Sounds good right?
That’s what the Scooms duvet can do for you.
This is the duvet I sleep under when it’s cold and it is incredibly comfortable, breathable and lightweight yet snuggly.
I like a duvet that wraps around me but not so heavy that it feels suffocating, the scooms was ideal.
It’s available as 4.5 tog, 9 tog or both, aaaand they have the all-important clips that keep both together! They’re like big buttons so when you use both they stay perfectly together in the duvet case, a massive plus in my books.
The filling is sewn into individual pockets so that it doesn’t bunch up and the case is cotton and 300 thread count which is higher quality than a lot of bed sheets.
A great amount of thought and care has gone into designing and making this duvet, no corners have been cut and everything has been done to bring you a comfortable duvet that will keep you comfortable and warm all year round, whether it’s the heatwave of the summer or the snowstorm of winter.
2. Down Feel Bamboo Duvet
Filling:Bamboo & Nano Microfibre
- Feels Like Down
- All Year Comfort
- Great Price
The Cloud duvet offers the fantastic feel of down while being made completely of Bamboo and Nano Microfibre.
It has the all the right soft fluffy feeling you get from down and it even cuddles you in the same as a down duvet does. It doesn’t have the same weight but it still sinks down around you so you can sleep comfortably without overheating or feeling suffocated.
The cover on the outside is 100% bamboo fibres making it luxuriously soft while the filling on the inside is 50% bamboo and 50% Nano Microfibre. All that bamboo means it’s anti-allergy and hypoallergenic resisting all mould fungi mildew and dust mites (which as an asthmatic I love).
The bamboo also provides some temperature regulation so the 10.5 tog feels warmer in winter and colder in summer, I still throw an extra blanket on it when the temperature gets really low but I’m in the north of Scotland which I’d sometimes swear is actually located at the North Pole. But now we’re getting into the warmer weather this duvet is the absolute best choice for hot weather.
Final plus point is that the filling is sewn into individual pockets which I just love, it means it stays plump all the way across and doesn’t sag up one side through the night.
3. John Lewis Devon Wool Duvet
- Naturally anti-allergy
- British Materials
- Naturally Climate Controlled
Don’t be fooled by the low tog on this, wooi s a much warmer filling than most other duvets and this one is lovely and warm, it might need a blanket thrown on top in winter but that’s easier than trying to cool down your bed in summer!
The main plus for me though has got to be the all natural filling, the fact that it’s a hypoallergenic duvet is also a huge plus. It’s also extremely well made with the filling sewn into individual pockets to stop bunching keeping it flat through the night and comfortable to lie under.
A really great choice and easily the best wool duvet out there.
3. Superiour Siberian Goose Down
Filling:100% Siberian Goose Down
Tog: 7 + 3.5
- Made From Siberian Goose Down
- Two Duvets which button together
John lewis have made a superb all seasons duvet. Filled with high quality Siberian goose feather which is excellent at keeping out the cold this duvet is lightweight and warm.
It’ll last you for many many years and give you a great sleep everynight. The two halves button together which stops them seperating under the cover and the filling is pure luxury.
Overall a superb duvet to have on the bed all year round.
4. Eve All Season Duvet Review
- Ties to hold Duvets Together
- Two different Duvets For Anytime Of Year
- High Down Count
- 30-Day Trial
- 2-year Guarantee
The Eve duvet is available as a 4.5 tog, 9 tog or both! I love that they have handy straps in the corners so if you buy both you can actually tie each duvet together. I had an all season duvet made up of two duvets growing up and it was a pain because each half would always separate and fall to each side. Then I’d be stuck in the middle under just the sheet! No use. So the toggle system to hold them together in the cover is just fantastic.
Aside from that you get a 30-day trial to try it out and if you’re not happy you can return it for a full refund! And then you get a 2-year guarantee so you can sleep soundly for many nights to come.
The duvet itself has top quality down coming from EU farmed free range ducks. The duvet is packed with a whopping 90% down which is top quality. This makes it lovely and light, breathable and climate controlled.
The cotton casing is nice and soft but you likely won’t really feel that once it’s in a cover.
Overall, it is a fantastically comfortable and snuggly duvet that’ll have you sleeping comfortably all night long. The all seasons prepares you for any weather and the corner ties keep it together for maximum convenience. A great buy.
From summer to winter we’re going to follow up with the best duvets for winter! Be prepared to get your snug on because some of these will make you never want to get out of bed again.
You’ve been warned!
5. Hungarian Goose Duvet
Filling:Down & Feather
- Hungarian Goose Feather & Down
- Filling is Pocketed
- 90% Down
I love that the filling is pocketed in this duvet, that just stops it all bunching up in places and keeps it comfortable. It’s also filling with feathers and down from Hungarain geese which are very used to cold temperatures!
90% Down mean it’s nice and light yet really fluffy so after a couple of days to let the air getting into it it’s like being under a warm fluffy cloud.
Overall, it is a superbly warm duvet but breathable enough so you won’t get sweaty.
6. Ultra Warm Luxury
Filling:Down and Feather
- 15% down and 85% feather
- Weighty so it falls around you
- Pocketed to keep filling evenly distributed
- Machine Washable
- Zip case for Storage
This is easily one of the best duvets on the list. The high feather to down ratio keeps it weighty so it falls down around you, giving you a warm hug at night. It’s also pocketed so the filling can bunch up to one side and you don’t get any cold spots.
It is also completely hypoallergenic and simply perfect for getting through the cold winters.
Best Budget Duvet
All these more luxury are very well and good but what about you people who are looking for a cheap and cheerful option? Well don’t worry we’ve got you covered!
I’ve gone for the middle ground in Tog so it will be generally suitable for most of the year and I’ve included a synthetic and a down choice.
Please bear in mind these are the budget options so they are not the best quality, spending more will result in a higher quality duvet that could last 10-20 years so it is something to consider.
If you really can’t afford it don’t worry I’ve picked out the best ones available. They’re cheap cheerful and will do you proud.
- Machine Washable
- 5 Year Guarantee
- Extra Filling
The Silentnight Ultrabounce is a great budget duvet. The 10.5 tog is suitable for all year round (though you might want a blanket in winter!) it has extra filling for added comfort and comes with a 5-year guarantee.
Everything you need! Available in Single, Double or King
8. Just Like Down
- Machine Washable
- 5 Year Guarantee
OK so it’s not actually a down duvet but you don’t really get a budget version that’s still cruelty-free so I’m sticking with it!
The Just Like Down offers a plump feeling similar to down that is equally cosy thanks to the 13.5 tog rating. Another great budget choice available in Single, Double or King size.
Best Duvet For Summer
No one likes waking up in the night covered in sweat and gasping for water. That’s why it’s important to get yourself a summer duvet so you can sleep soundly all year round.
Summer duvets have a lower Tog to help keep you cool. For those who really overheat then you want to avoid down as well because that traps the heat better than a synthetic material.
9. Easy Storage Egyptian Cotton Duvet
- Easy Storage Case
- Egyptian Cotton Cover
- Machine Washable
- 5 Year Guarantee
This Silentnight duvet comes with a handy zip up storage case, so once summer is done you can easily pack it away into the cupboard for next year. Then as a bonus you have a spare for just in case!
The hollowfibre gives you a plump comfortable duvet and the 4.5 tog is perfect for the summer heat. As an added bonus it is an absolute bargain! It’s available in Single, Double, or King size, just click through to Amazon and select the size you need.
Best Hypoallergenic duvet
Many of the recommendations above are all hypoallergenic so I’m going to keep this section short.
For those looking for the natural solution have a look at the Panda Duvet as I said earlier, it’s made up of bamboo which is naturally hypoallergenic and keeps out all the bad stuff. The best anti-allergy duvet for sure.
Best Silk Duvet
Silk duvets didn’t really get much of a look in throughout the other sections so I’ve dedicated a piece at the end just them. Like I said earlier silk is absolute luxury which means it comes as a premium but it is simply so comfortable you can understand why!
11. All Season Mulberry Silk
- All season 9 Tog
- Rarely needs cleaning
- Breathable and Comfortable
The all season Jasmine Silk duvet is incredible. It falls around you giving you a nice warm hug while still being breathable to help keep your body temperature just right.
If you’re looking for luxury look no further. Silk duvets are commonly used in 5-star hotels because of the superior comfort and exceptional warmth. It may appear thin but lie under it and let the cloud of warmth wrap you up and drift you off to sleep. You already have enough worries being cold in bed shouldn’t be another one.
It is available in Double or King Size.
How can I wash my Duvet
If you check the label it will give you more instructions on how you can safely wash it. But generally, most synthetic duvets are suitable for a washing machine whereas everything else needs to be hand washed with a sponge and then hung up to dry outside. Check out my guide to washing your duvet for more info.
If in doubt take it to a laundrette, no point letting your washing machine eat it! Or consider getting a duvet protector and solve the problem before it happens.
How often should you buy a new duvet
A good quality one should last you 10-20 years so not very often!
However sometimes if you are moving house it’s nice to have a fresh start with a fresh duvet. Or if you need something warmer/colder then it’s time to get shopping and see what you can find.
Aside from that it is only if it is burst or starting to smell that it will need replacing!
How do I stop my duvet bunching at the bottom
Every morning when you get out of bed, turn around and pick up the duvet where it normally bunches and give it a really good shake. Like your trying to flick something of the other side of it
That is the most effective way to sort it out. Alternatively, you can get yourself one that has had squares crimped on to it like the wool duvet featured further up the article.
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Do I need a summer and a winter duvet?
If you don’t have an all seasons duvet or even if you have a duvet made up of two halved it can be great to have a nice warm duvet for winter and a thinner one for the summer months. So yes absolutely.
Check out this guide for storing your duvet if you want more information on how to keep your duvet during the off months.