Best duvets to help you snooze the night away

We've handpicked a range of duvets to help you get some luxury shut-eye.


by Hannah Mellin |
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Finding the best duvet for you to get some much-needed shut-eye seems like an overwhelming task, but it really doesn't have to be. There's a lot to consider when choosing a new duvet: the tog rating, whether you're a cool or warm sleeper, the time of year, the type of filling, the cost and the size. Even though it appears that there are so many things to think about, we're here to help lessen the load. Soon, you'll confidently be replacing your beloved duvet in no time.

According to research, we spend about 26 years of our life sleeping, which helps maintain our physical and mental health, immunity and even our weight, so choosing the right duvet to ensure a good night's sleep is super important. A good quality pillow and mattress can also make a world of difference too.

Best duvets at a glance:

Best overall duvet: Simba Sleep Hybrid Duvet - View on Simba Sleep
Best duvet for temperature control: Silentnight Yours & Mine Duvets - View on Amazon UK
Best value duvet: Silentnight Deep Sleep Double Duvet 10.5 Tog - View on Amazon UK
Best cooling duvet: Emma Cloud Duvet - View on Emma Sleep

Even though many regularly wash their duvets and keep up with maintenance, The Sleep Council recommends changing your duvet every five years. Key signs that you should upgrade your duvet are when the filling becomes limp or uneven or it starts coming through the casing. They also say that you should wash your duvet twice a year.

In our round-up, we've handpicked a wide range of duvets to choose from and have answered some burning questions that might influence your decision. From temperature-controlled duvets for couples that argue that their duvet is too hot (or too cold) to anti-allergy duvets that help asthma, eczema or rhinitis sufferers. We've ticked every box.

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Best overall duvet

The Simba Hybrid 10.5 tog duvet is the perfect combination of beautiful warmth and down-like softness that's designed to help control body heat. With the help of space-inspired technology, one side of the Simba Hybrid duvet has ingenious cooling technology while one side helps control body heat - meaning all you need to do in the summer months is flip it over to the cooler side. The impressive tech absorbs, stores and releases heat when you need it, and the super-soft filling is stitched evenly into square pockets so the comfort reaches every corner.

Tested by us: "Picking a duvet that suits you and anyone you share your bed with is hard work. The Simba Hybrid duvet comes at a high price, but the technology really does work. After sleeping with it for a few months in some pretty unpredictable weather, there hasn't been a day or night where I've been uncomfy, too hot or too cold. You can really feel the cooling technology when you use that side and it is so soft and snuggly that it makes getting up in the morning very tricky indeed. The only downside would be that it is hard to fit in my small, integrated washing machine, so I will have to take it to the laundrette when it comes to washing it."


  • Well made
  • Cooling technology
  • Doesn't clump


  • Too big for the washing machine

Best duvet for temperature control

Do you get cold during the night but share a bed with someone who often overheats? This Silentnight Yours & Mine Duvets caters to the needs of different people as it has been created with a unique two-tog patented design, which includes a cooler and warmer side to cater for both you and someone else. The cooler side is a 10.5 tog, whilst the warmer side is a 13.6 tog, and other tog splits are available.

Customer review: "My husband and I have different requirements regarding heat levels in bed! I feel the cold much more than he does and this duvet is brilliant for keeping us both happy."


  • Unique two patented design
  • A great solution for couples who share a bed
  • Soft and comfortable


  • Some reviews mention the durability of the stitching is disappointing

Best value duvet

This Silentnight Deep Sleep Double Duvet ticks all of the boxes as it is perfect to use in all seasons, is hypoallergenic and machine washable. The 10.5 tog is ideal for all year, and the duvet is generously filled for endless comfort and support, helping you to sleep more deeply every night.

Customer review: "Can't say enough about this duvet. It is so smooth and warm. Since using it I have had much better night sleeps. I go to bed feeling comfortable and wake up feeling rested. Lovely quality. Better than I had expected. Good value too. Thanks, silent night."


  • Highly rated
  • Lightweight
  • Hypoallergenic


  • Non-removable cover

Best luxury duvet

If you're willing to splurge a little extra on a new duvet, this Hungarian Goose Down Duvet from The White Company will have you sleeping in luxury. It is filled with 90 per cent luxuriously soft goose down and 10 per cent plump goose feathers for a cloud-like weight that makes it feel wonderfully light and comfortable to sleep beneath. The duvet is then encased in a luxurious 329-thread-count cotton percale and finished with an internal box construction for even warmth.

Customer review: "I bought one of these duvets years ago and have just replaced the 4.5 tog. Just as I remembered. Lightweight and not too warm for spring and autumn."


  • Lightweight
  • Even casing
  • Made from luxurious goose down


  • May not be warm enough in winter

Best cooling duvet

Getting a good night's sleep in the warm months is sometimes impossible, especially when you've got a heavy duvet to contend with. Emma's Cloud Duvet is temperature regulating and is made of microfibre for a cloud-like feeling. The special temperature-regulating microfibers allow a flow of fresh air through the duvet, keeping you refreshed throughout the night. It has a tog rating of 6.7, making it not too warm and not too cool. 

Customer review: "Very light and soft duvet. Very comfortable."


  • Easy to wash
  • Different sizes to choose from
  • Light and made of microfibre that allows a flow of fresh air


  • Materials don't feel as luxurious as other alternatives

Best natural duvet

Made with incredibly soft duck feathers and down for a naturally insulating filling, M&S's Duck Feather and Down Duvet also features a pure cotton 233 thread count cover for a truly comfortable bedding option. The 10.5 tog is perfect for keeping you comfy during the spring and autumn months.

Customer review: "Bought this lighter weight duvet for hopefully warmer weather thinking it might be too cool for now - but definitely not feels super comfortable and light. Not the cheapest in the range but so glad I chose this one. Would definitely recommend for everyday use."


  • Great for all seasons
  • Naturally breathable
  • Thread count cover feels so cosy


  • Some found it rustled a little

Best feather duvet

Finished with piped edges and filled with a blend of a beautiful goose feather and down for added comfort, this Fogarty Anti Allergy Duvet from Dunelm has a premium 230 thread count and 100 per cent cotton cover for added luxury and is available in a choice of sizes.

Customer review: "Very warm. Has weight to it but not too heavy. Feels very cosy. I definitely recommend it."


  • Surprisingly warm
  • Great quality at an affordable price
  • Great for allergy sufferers


  • Heavy

Best eco-friendly/vegan duvet

Warm, soft, and light, with a filling spun from recycled plastic bottles that feels like down, Duvet Hog's bedding is made with the planet and comfort in mind. The filling is soft, light, warm and breathable, like real down, but without plucking a single feather. Available in all-year-round, summer and winter togs.

Customer review: "I have had this amazing duvet for 1 year and four months, I have washed it a lot and it is still so amazing (what fantastic quality) it's so soft and fluffy. Duvet Hog have literally thought of everything."


  • Vegan and eco-friendly
  • The brand encourages washing duvets instead of throwing them away
  • Fluffy and soft


  • Light, so may not be as warm as you would like in colder months

Best hypoallergenic duvet

Hypoallergenic means that the pillow or duvet is less likely to trigger allergies. Anti-allergy means that the duvet has been treated in some way to combat the development of dust mites or to offer protection against their allergen. This Silentnight Airmax Anti Allergy Duvet is perfect for colder months thanks to its breathable Airmax technology and 13.5 tog.

Customer review: "This is such a comfy duvet and very lightweight, yet warm. Have bought 3 so far, one for every bed in the house."


  • Breathable Airmax technology
  • Not too heavy on the body despite high tog
  • Great for allergy sufferers


  • Not good for summer months, and warm sleepers

Best wool duvet

Woolroom Deluxe duvet
Price: £199.49+ (was £284.99)

The Woolroom Deluxe Washable Wool Duvet is a natural fibre luxurious feeling duvet that can be adapted for the different seasons as it’s made in two layers and we love that wool is naturally temperature regulating. The duvet is also hypoallergenic, making it ideal for allergy sufferers.

Yours Senior Digital Writer, Lorna White says: "This duvet seriously improved our sleep quality, and this was clear from the first night of sleep. The weight, thickness and luxurious feel helped us get to sleep very quickly and the temperature regulating properties meant our temperature was regulated throughout the night."

Read our full review of the Woolroom Deluxe Washable Wool All Season Duvet here.


  • Temperature regulating
  • Suitable for all seasons
  • Naturally hypoallergenic


  • Popper attachments separate easily


What are the different types of duvets?

As seen in our list of the best duvets, there are many types of duvets on the market, from the old-school and natural feather and down to the more advanced, temperature-controlled, and synthetic. Here's a handy guide to the difference between them all.

Feather duvets: This is the least expensive option. However, they are a little heavier as the feathers are larger and robust.

Down-filled duvets: These are usually made with feathers and are usually lightweight and warm. Swedish, Hungarian or Canadian down is a good option as they are colder places and, therefore, are naturally designed to keep warm in freezing conditions.

Feather and down-filled combination duvet: A mix of the two means both strong feathers and warming down are used to give the perfect mix of warmth and light.

Silk duvets: If you are an allergy sufferer but still want to opt for natural filling, silk is a good option. As it is lightweight, durable and hypoallergenic, it will regulate your body temperature. It can also be washed in a washing machine and or put in a tumble dryer.

Wool duvets: Wool is a good option for keeping the air in due to its thick structure. It is also another good option for those with allergies as it is naturally hypoallergenic.

Hollowfibre: This type of duvet filling is made with hollow fibres, therefore, it can easily keep in the warmth. They are thicker, hardwearing and often coated with an anti-allergy treatment.

Microfibre: These are created with extra fine fibres to make a high-quality duvet that feels equally as luxurious as natural down-filling duvets. They're also lighter than natural duvets.

Summer duvets: If you are looking for duvets that will benefit you in hotter weather, then a 2.5 to 6 tog is ideal for the summer months. It offers less insulation and will keep you feeling cool. If you get very warm when you sleep, then this would be an ideal tog for all year.

Spring and autumn duvets: For mild weather, you will want to look for a duvet that has a 7 to 10.5 tog will keep you warmer when the nights are chillier. If your house is well insulated, then this tog rating will be enough to keep you warm throughout the winter months as well.

Winter duvet: If your house gets very cold in the winter, it may be a good idea for you to invest in a 12 to 13.5 tog duvet. They are cosy and will keep you warm for freezing winter nights.

All-season duvet: This duvet is a cost-effective option, it comes with two duvets in one, a summer tog duvet and an autumn tog. Although as they are two duvets, be sure that you have somewhere to store them before purchasing.

What is a tog rating?

You've seen the word tog everywhere when duvet shopping, but what does it even mean? Tog is the measurement of warmth retention in a duvet that also measures the material's effectiveness to trap warm air. Duvets can range in tog from 1 to 15, and the higher the tog, the warmer your duvet will be.

To ensure you've got the coolest duvet for the job, you'll want to pick one with a low tog with a rating of 4.5 or less.

According to Dreams, the most common duvet tog rating is 10.5, so if you're a hot sleeper, struggle in the warmer seasons or get night sweats, your usual duvet might not be best for you or for all year around.

What are the different sizes of duvets?

• Single: 135cm x 200cm

• Double: 200cm x 200cm

• King: 230cm x 220cm

• Super king: 260cm x 220cm

• Emperor size: 290cm x 235cm

Make sure whichever size you choose, you get duvet covers that fit.

How do you wash your duvet?

Don't worry, we're all probably a little guilty for not washing our duvets as much as we should do. Washing your duvet is an important part of keeping your bed hygienic and free from dust mites. House dust mites feed on dead skin that has been partially broken down by mould, and both the skin itself and the dust mites that find it so tasty can quickly build up in unwashed beds and bedding.

If you can wash your duvet or quilt in your own washing machine, wash it on a gentle cycle using a non-bio detergent. After washing, make sure to completely air and dry your duvet or quilt before use. Alternatively, you could always take it do a laundrette or laundry service to wash if your washing machine is too small at home.

It is recommended that you should wash your duvet every few months or at least twice a year.

Hannah Mellin is a Homes & Garden Product Writer for Yours. When she's not writing, researching or testing products, she's renovating her Victorian terrace and chilling in the garden with her sausage dog Waffle, three cats and a tortoise called Bobby.

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