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 there appear to be so many things to think about, we're here to help lessen the load, and 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.
Black Friday deals on the best duvets
We interrupt the regularly scheduled content to let you know that although Black Friday is over, there are still plenty of discounts to take advantage of, including a whole host of Black Friday deals on duvets. Want to grab a bargain? These are the retailers that still have the best deals live, or keep scrolling to continue reading our buyer’s guide.
6% off: Silentnight Deep Sleep Double Duvet 10.5 Tog, WAS £31, NOW £29.21
19% off: Silentnight Yours & Mine Duvet, WAS £37, NOW £29.99
30% off: All Seasons Goose Feather & Down Duvet, WAS £119+, NOW £83.30+
Extra 20% off : Dusk Duck Feather & Down Duvet Collection, WAS £64+, NOW £35+
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.
Best duvets at a glance:
• Best overall: Simba Sleep Hybrid Duvet - View on Simba Sleep
• Best for temperature control: Silentnight Yours & Mine Duvets - View on Amazon UK
• Best value: Silentnight Deep Sleep Double Duvet 10.5 Tog - View on Amazon UK
• Best cooling duvet: Emma Cloud Duvet - View on Emma Sleep
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.
Best duvets uk
The Simba Hybrid 10.5 tog duvet is the perfect combination of beautiful warmth and down-like
- Well made
- Cooling technology
- Doesn't clump
- Too big for the washing machine
Best for temperature control
Do you get cold during the night but share a bed with someone who often overheats? This
- 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
This Silentnight Deep Sleep Double Duvet ticks all of the boxes as it is perfect to use in all
- 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
- 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
- Easy to wash
- 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
- Great for all seasons
- 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
- Great quality at an affordable price
- Great for allergy sufferers
Best Eco-friendly/vegan duvet
Warm, soft, and light, with a filling spun from recycled plastic bottles that feels like down,
- 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
- Not too heavy on the body despite high tog
- Great for allergy sufferers
- Not good for summer months, and warm sleepers
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.