Duvets & Pillows Size Guide
Single Duvet 135cm x 200cm (52.6" x 78")
Double Duvet 200cm x 200cm (78" x 78")
King Sized Duvet 225cm x 220cm (87.7" x 85.8")
Super King Sized Duvet 260cm x 220cm (101.4" x 85.8")
All Pillows are standard size 48cm X 74cm (18.7" x 28.8")
Back Support Pillow which is approx 70cm x 70cm (27.3" x 27.3"). This is not a square pillow. The Back Support Pillow is shaped liked an inverted 'V'
Square Pillows 66cm x 66cm ( 26" x 26")
All Sizes are approximate.
Guide to buying a duvet
Much has been written about buying a duvet, but we hope this guide will simplify the task.
There are essentially two main decisions to be made: the type of filling and the tog rating. The tog rating and filling will dictate the weight, warmth and softness of the duvet.
Step 1 Choose your filling
Let’s start by looking at the type of filling. There are essentially two main types– synthetic/man-made and natural.
Synthetic duvets are made from polyester and come in a variety of qualities. They are a natural choice if you are allergic to feathers and down, or if the duvet requires frequent washing as they can be washed in a large capacity washing machine. Some duvets can be washed at temperatures above 60 degrees C, which means that dust mites are killed. Synthetic duvets tend to be lighter than the average feather and down duvet for the same degree of warmth but, as they are made of polyester, they do not breathe as well as natural fillings.
We keep a number of different duvets at different qualities and prices. Those which feel closest to a natural filling are made from spun down.
Natural fillings are mainly composed of feathers and/or down, although there are also cotton and silk duvets. In the same way clothes made from natural fibres, such as cotton, help your skin to breathe, so natural fillings in duvets help your body to breathe more easily.. Good quality natural-filled duvets also have a lifespan considerably longer that those that are synthetically filled. The main downside of a natural filled duvet is that they cannot be washed and require professional laundering.
Feathers tend to be two dimensional in nature – flat, with a harder quill shaft designed to help a bird fly! Down on the other hand is from underneath the feathers and is for keeping a bird warm in winter and cool in summer. It is light, fluffy and three dimensional in nature, allowing air to be trapped that keeps the body warm. This is the principle on which all duvets work.
Goose down duvets are lighter in weight than duck down and in turn lighter than duck feather and down. Goose down duvets come in a number of qualities such a simple White Goose Down or Hungarian Goose Down. All offer a luxurious, warm, lightweight and comfortable sleeping experience.
All our natural duvets have cotton cambric covers and are of a stitched and boxed construction to ensure an even spread of the filling and therefore consistent warmth with no cold spots. They are of good quality and hardwearing so you can expect many years of use. They represent excellent value.
Step 2 – Choose your tog rating
The tog rating essentially represents the duvet’s warmth. Natural duvets are better at trapping air than synthetic ones so normally require less filling to achieve the same level of warmth. Goose down duvets are therefore very light for the level of warmth that the give. In simple terms the higher the tog rating the warmer the duvet.
As a guide, these are our suggestions about tog ratings.
Lightweight Summer Duvet: 3.0 – 4.5 Tog
Spring/Autumn Duvet: 7.0-10.5 Tog
Winter Duvet:12.0 -13.5 Tog
One convenient solution to the dilemma of choosing the correct tog is to opt for a ‘Four Seasons’ or ‘All Seasons’ duvet which will provide excellent flexibility. This range of duvets comes in a number of fillings and are made up of two separate duvets, one for the summer (4.5 togs), one for the spring/autumn (9.0 togs) and both together for the winter (13.5 togs).
Step 3 - Other considerations
If you and your partner fight over the duvet during the night why not consider a duvet that is one size larger than your bed, thus ensuring that you both retain some of the duvet during the night.
If you and your partner cannot agree on the right tog rating for your duvet then you might consider a duvet with different togs on each side. These options are available for a number of our duvets. Please phone or email us for more information.
If you are buying a duvet for a young child it is better to go for a lower tog rating (4.5-9.0 togs) as the duvet traps more air/warmth for their smaller bodies and higher togs can become uncomfortable. An ‘All Seasons’ duvet is therefore a good flexible choice.
Our duvets come in a range of natural and synthetic materials as well as tog ratings. This means that you should be able to find a duvet that meets your needs and price range whilst ensuring maximum comfort. If you need more help, why not email us at email@example.com or call us on 01883 651500 to discuss your needs.
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