Looking for the best duvet? Of course you are! A good duvet can change your life –well it can help you sleep better, and we think that is pretty life changing. And now is actually the perfect time to be switching up your duvet too, because you might find your summer duvet just won't cut it going into the colder months.
We've searched high and low to bring, reviewed duvet after duvet (hard work we know) to bring you our top choices. We have covered everything, from luxurious goose down to anti-allergy and eco-friendly all-season quilts. Those featured in this comprehensive guide have made it onto our top 10 because they are of a high-quality, easy to care for, breathable, comfortable and affordable. Keep scrolling to find the best duvets you can buy from our favourite retailers.
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The best duvets for 2020
What is the best duvet you can buy? The Eve All Seasons duvet! It's versatile, breathable, high quality and temperature regulating to name a few good features.
This duvet comes in two parts: a 4.5 tog duvet and a 9 tog duvet – both of which can be popped together (literally!) to make a 13.5 tog duvet to keep you comfortably toasty. This also means that you technically own another duvet for unexpected extra sleeping heads. Win win.
Constructed from a blend of polyester and Tencel fill, this microfibre duvet ensures you feel the warmth without the weight. It also feels a lot like a cruelty-free version of a certain filling that rhymes with clown. Featuring a 100 per cent cotton percale outer cover to guarantee a cloud-like touch, it's also a great option for sleepers with allergies or sensitive skin.
The Eve All Seasons duvet guarantees air circulation for those who consider themselves a sweaty sleeper, all thanks to the Tencel fill inside which keeps your temperature under control and regulates humidity beneath the covers.
If quality and durability are priorities, Panda's The Cloud Duvet is the BEST summer duvet for you (hence our Real Homes Loves badge). Tog wise it's 10.5 making it a happy all-rounder, and it features four durable fasteners on each corner to ensure your bedding and duvet don't fall out of swing during the night. We think this is the best summer duvet you can buy, bar none. It also comes with a two year warranty, too.
It features temperature regulating properties to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and most of all, it's antibacterial for those who have sensitive skin or allergies.
The duvet itself is very light and fluffy, and also soft to the touch. It features loops on each corner to hold your cover in place.
Our favourite features? It's cruelty-free... and we love the 300 thread count outer cover which is made from 100 per cent rayon, originating from bamboo. You can feel the luxury.
Are you someone who really feels the change in seasons? You need this budget-friendly all-season duvet from Slumberdown. It's a dream for those who lack storage space, don't want to own to separate duvets and of course, students.
This three-in-one Slumberdown duvet rids the need of storing both a winter and summer duvet: it can be a 4.5 tog duvet one minute, then, with the 10.5 tog duvet clipped on, a 15 tog duvet the next.
Both the 4.5 and 10.5 tog duvets feature a hollow fibre filling, which is both washing machine and tumble dryer friendly. The best of both worlds.
On the hunt for an eco-friendly duvet? The Fine Bedding Company Eco Duvet is the first ever duvet made from 100 per cent renewable energy. Amazing. It's the best duvet for those who are eco-conscious, in our opinion.
On average, 120 PET plastic bottles fill each 10.5 tog duvet to offer weightless warmth like nothing else.
Among other things, the duvet is also breathable, hypoallergenic and washable at 30°C – it's not tumble-dryer friendly but it does dry fast.
Do you suffer with hay fever, asthma or dust mite allergies? The Slumberdown Allergy Protection 10.5 Tog Duvet is the best affordable duvet for you. We rate it the best duvet for allergy sufferers and those who want a buy that's cheap yet very cheerful.
It comes with a seal of approval from Allergy UK; inside, it's filled with polyester and Allergy Protect fibres that have been specially treated to provide asthma, allergy and dust mite protection.
It's a mid-weight 10.5 tog, meaning you can use it all year round without getting too hot or too cold. It's both machine washable and tumble dryer friendly, and our favourite part is that it's super lightweight and has a 100 per cent cotton cover.
Anyone who’s witnessed the total destruction in a child’s room after a morning of fitful sleeping knows that little ones can be prone to overheating (and thus, to kicking off the bedclothes dramatically). Try the Silentnight Kids Bedset to finally get an undisturbed nights sleep – it's our best toddler duvet for a reason.
This 10.5 tog quilt is warm enough to keep little toes toasty all winter without making them clammy or uncomfortable. And it's machine washable in case of any accidents.
Not just a duvet, this set comes with a comfy pillow and smart mattress protector, too.
If you're looking for a premium quality wool duvet and don't want to spend the earth, there's no other place to go than WoolRoom – their Natural Hypoallergenic Temperature Regulating British Wool Duvet is a great buy.
With several different fillings (including alpaca) to choose from and different weights, we think the best all-round duvet is their light one, which ranges from 3 to 6 togs and features approximately 250 grams per square metre.
Due to the fact that wool is known to retain heat better than other duvet fillings, and wool duvets are a lot thicker, this duvet tog is plenty for year-round comfort. Made with 100 per cent British wool and covered with medium thread count cotton, the duvet is especially suitable for those who suffer with night sweats and any hot sleepers out there. That's not to say that the other options on their site aren't worth a look, believe us, they are. However, if you're looking for a premium quality wool duvet and don't want to spend the earth, this is your best bet.
The clue’s in the name when it comes to identifying the Fogarty Superfull’s particular charms – we rate it the best lightweight duvet for those after something with a high tog but at a lighter weight than most.
Keeps its shape
Unlike most feather and down duvets, it aims to bounce back in an instant thanks to its spiral fibre filling, a godsend both for keeping the bed looking neat when not in use, and for eliminating the risk of flat bits and cold spots while moving around in your sleep. No lumps and bumps, just a warm and lightweight winter duvet. Bliss.
If you always, without fail, make a point to swap your summer duvet for your winter one as soon as the nights draw in, the Homescapes King Size 13.5 Tog duvet is the option for you. And did we mention it’s machine washable? The perfect all-rounder for cold weather, we think.
It strikes the perfect balance between luxury and livability with its luxurious goose feather and down filling – which stays put, thanks to a box baffle construction, meaning no cold spots or underfilled bits – and a comfortable, anti-allergen and anti-mite, 100 per cent cotton casing. And did we mention it’s machine washable? The perfect all-rounder for cold weather.
This luxurious goose down duvet is the ultimate investment for an exquisitely warm and comfortable bedtime. The John Lewis Superior Siberian Goose Down Duvet is our pick of the best goose down duvet you can buy.
While it’s supremely cosy, it’s also extremely light and lofty, so it won’t feel clammy, and it carries the Nomite mark, meaning it’s guaranteed suitable for people with dust mite allergies. Reviewers say it’s worth every penny, so if you’ve got it, go for it, but for the luxurious feel of down on a budget.
Coming in at 13.5 tog, this duvet will be sure to keep you warm during the winter. In the summer you may want to invest in a sheet to pop between you and your duvet, but that's all dependent on whether you're a hot or cold sleeper.
How to buy the best duvet
Where to buy the best duvet
Duvet tog ratings
A duvet’s filling will determine how light or heavy it is, but its tog rating indicates how warm it will feel. The higher the tog rating, the warmer it will feel.
Summer duvets fall between 1 and 4.5 togs; spring/autumn duvets between 7 and 10.5 togs; and winter duvets between 12 and 13.5 togs. No one (we know) would want to buy three duvets to cover all seasons, so it’s worth buying an all-season duvet: this comes in the form of two lighter-weight duvets (one spring, one summer), clipped together to make a higher tog (winter) duvet.
The majority on our list are 10.5 tog, however, the Slumberdown All Seasons 3-in-1 15 Tog Combi Duvet features two different duvets: one at 4.5 tog, another at 10.5, which can be clipped together to make a 15 tog duvet or used separately in warmer weather.
Couples who prefer different levels of night-time warmth can be catered to with duvets with different tog ratings on either side. Or, you could sleep like the Dutch, and have two single duvets on the same double bed.
There are so many duvet fillings to choose from: synthetic, microfibre, feather, down, cotton, silk and wool, and each feels different to sleep beneath. Here's a rundown:
Natural duvet fillings feel luxurious to sleep beneath. Duvets with a high feather content feel warm, heavy and enveloping, but are breathable, so you won't feel sweaty. You can check the feather content levels (it's called ‘fill power’) on the label: the higher the fill power, the warmer it will be. Check, too, that the feather or down comes from a certified farm to ensure the duvet is of good quality. Allergy sufferers should also ensure these natural fillings have been treated and that the duvet cover is woven tightly to avoid dust mite allergens. Wool, silk or cotton fillings, feel soft and comfortable to sleep under, but like other natural fillings are more expensive than synthetic ones.
Synthetic duvet fillings are usually more affordable than duvets with natural fillings. Made from hollowfibre or microfibre polyester, which are non-allergenic and feel lighter than feather or down, they're still warm to sleep beneath. The White Company's Deluxe Down Alternative Duvet is another synthetic option, and if you're looking for an eco-conscious duvet, we have one on our list that's made from 100 per cent PET plastic bottles. Don't judge until you try! Other things to love about synthetic duvets? They can be machine washed, which is another tick in the box for allergy sufferers.
You need to shop for a duvet with your mattress measurements to hand. Too small for the bed, and you'll feel the draughts; too large, and the duvet will feel uncomfortably heavy.
Duvets should be laundered every few months. If you don't want to lug yours to a dry cleaners, look for one that's machine washable and tumble-dryer tolerant.
What is the best duvet?
To recap...we think the best duvet you can buy is the Eve All Seasons duvet – it comes in two parts, one of which is 4.5 togs and the other 9 togs – these can be used separately or together, depending on the season. It's breathable, high quality and temperature regulating, too.