Is now really the time to change your duvets, August is nearly over and the question on our minds is did summer really happen?
The last few weeks have been mixed to say the least, one minute is it warm and you are glad that you got out your light summer weight duvet and the next it is raining and feeling a little too cold in the middle of the night. But is now a good time to buy an All Seasons Duvet where you can benefit all year round from the different combinations or is that too much hassle?
We are now finding that most duvet users opt for a good quality natural goosedown duvet with a middle of the range tog rating such as a 9 TOG or 10.5 TOG as the better the down the better it is at keeping the body’s temperature correct. Look out for FILL POWER Ratings, the higher the better as this will give you a good idea of how good the duvet will be at keeping you both warm and snug and equally as important – cooler!
This is where the ALL SEASONS Duvet comes into its own, offering two duvets of differing tog ratings which can be used separately or together to give you the right amount of coverage depending on the differing temperatures. As you will agree there is no such certainties when trying to predict the Great British Weather.
We would also recommended the use of a premium quality pure Goose Down Duvet as this will give you years of lasting use and quality, light and extremely comfortable whatever the weather.
One of the best value for money options you can buy are the feather and down duvets choosing from either goose down or duck down. Both are natural fillings and offer good levels of warmth and comfort but are not as light as the pure down duvets.
One of the questions is whether to choose from a goose down or duck down filling, what are the differences and why is there a big price difference?
Well, there are several factors here, mainly duck down is more readily available than goose down and the feathers and down are more oily on the duck than on the goose which gives the goose-down a much higher fill power rating as duck down is much harder to clean and remove unwanted grease spots.
Goose Down is much whiter in appearance and both downs will give you a good level of warmth and are light enough to release trapped warm air allowing you to cool down in the warmer months. Once again fill power is one of the most important factors when choosing the right down.