How to choose winter duvet? In recent years, you have many choices since there have been some great innovations in bedding and duvet manufacture.
Duvets have a Tog rating. The standard duvet Tog rating scale runs from 1 through to 15. The higher the Tog rating, the warmer the duvet. However, in the UK, you will never find a duvet with a Tog rating lower than 4.
- 4 Tog duvets are a good option for babies over 12 months of age. Never use a higher Tog or adult duvet on infants of this age. Never use a duvet of any kind on infants of this age.
- 5 Tog duvets are suitable for the hottest of summer months. 6 Tog duvets are popular in the UK climate.
- 5 Tog and 10 Tog duvets are suitable for Spring and Autumn, and they offer more warmth than summer duvets.
- 5 Tog and 15 Tog duvets are very common in winter.
We always choose the duvet size by the size of the bed we sleep in. But, you should choose a large size duvet if you sleep with a partner. And, if you live in a cold house, you can use a large duvet size to keep those cold draughts. If your partner hogs all of the duvet, a bigger duvet size is always a good idea.
- Natural Fillings
People who love heavyweight duvet like Goose or Duck feather duvets. They offer a luxurious feel. For allergy sufferers, feather and down duvets can cause some problems.
- Hollow Fibre
Hollow fibre is a new type of synthetic duvet filling and can trap lots of air making them very efficient insulators. Hollow fibre duvets are particularly good for allergy sufferers when used with an anti-allergy covering to protect against dust mites.
- Micro Fibre
Micro fibre, new filling type for duvets, feel very similar to natural fillings of goose and duck feather. Micro fibre filed duvets don’t feel quite as heavy as a natural filled duvet. If you want a luxury feel but are on a budget, you can choose micro fibre filled duvets.
- Cotton duvet outers
Cotton is the outer-of-choice on all luxury range duvets.
Cotton offers the coolest and smoothest feel to the outer covering of a duvet.
Cotton, a natural fiber, is fine for most allergy sufferers although it is not necessarily as good as man-made anti-allergy coverings.
- Synthetic duvet outers.
Synthetic duvet outers are usually a litter cheaper than cotton duvet outers.
An allergy sufferer should choose an anti-allergy duvet with the extra tight weave cover that makes it hard for dust mites to penetrate.
- Micro Fibre duvet outers.
Micro fibre is available as a duvet filling. And, you even can choose duvets with a micro fibre cover. These duvet covers have an ultra smooth feeling. You can notice this through the external cover you put on.
When choosing winter duvets, you should consider the type of property you live in.
You can choose a traditional winter duvet Tog of 13.5 or 15 Tog if you live in a new modern property with good insulation, full central heating and double glazing.
It is difficult to sleep in hot summer nights. So, you can choose a cooler duvet, perhaps one with a Tog rating of around 10.
You can choose 15 Tog duvet in older houses. The construction methods and materials used are simply not as efficient at keeping heat in as new build properties although many older properties have been modernized to include cavity insulation, central heating and double glazing.
If you live in a stone built cottage or farmhouse, you can choose 15 Tog duvet. Although these older, traditional build properties might be full of character, they are very difficult to keep warm in winter. They tend to be situated out in rural and countryside settings, thus the night-time temperatures are usually few degrees colder than those in towns and cities.