When is the right time to get out your summer duvets?
The most anticipated warmer weather is officially here but you would be hard pressed to know it.
Most of us are still clinging onto our warmer and much heavier weight winter duvets and it would take some force to get them off us while it is so freezing cold.
Well here is hoping that this cold snap is soon over and we can all enjoy the coming summer months but if you are feeling the heat already then here are a few temping offers from Bedlinen Direct that will help you through the hottest months.
Our sumptuous range of super light weight natural and synthetic summer duvets and pillows will help you get the best night’s sleep without all the fuss of tossing and turning or kicking the duvet off while you sleep.
It is well documented about the benefits of a good night’s sleep and how it can improve our daily lives. All this quality and comfort does not have to be expensive as we will prove to you all with our latest offers.
We would always recommend natural fillings over manmade fibres when it comes to duvets and pillows as they breathe more naturally and allow trapped warm air to pass through the fillings more efficiently and with more ease.
This is essential when selecting a summer weight duvet or a lighter fill pillow. Most duvets come in a tog rating, normally 2.5 tog up to 4.5 tog is the most popular options in the middle of summer but we do have a pure cotton duvet which is filled with cotton fibre and is fully machine washable.
What we have on offer…
Summer Weight Cotton Duvets are sumptuous and extremely lightweight, ideal for a travel duvet or just to replace a night blanket. Made from pure cotton and with a 3.0 tog rating. Premium quality Cotton outer covers and 100% Cotton Filling guarantees to make this duvet NON ALLERGENIC, ideal for children and adults.
Also the Premium duvet has covers that have been upgraded to 250 thread count cotton for that extra special feel and quality.
If you want something more along the lines of a conventional duvet we would recommend goose down or duck down fillings and our superb range of summer duvets include the best quality downs from the Canadian, Hungarian and Siberian regions.
Pure down duvets are preferred over feather and down duvets due to the extra weight you get from feathers, this type of filling is less likely to rise sufficiently which prevents the release of trapped warm air.
Pure down with a good fill power rating of over 600 CBI will be clean and light enough to offer this essential loft and releases the warm air under the duvet when you get hot. 100% pure down is also considered to be mite free and better for allergy suffers as mites can live in the base on the feather shafts if they have not been sterilised properly.
Best summer duvet companies
Choose a reputable duvet made in the UK from companies such as Euroquilt or the Fine Bedding Company and European duvet manufacturers such as Die Zudecke as they will ensure the best quality and that the strict UK and EU guidelines have been adhered to.
They may cost more but you can be assured that you are getting a safe and quality product which is the reason why you choose a pure down duvet in the first place.
Many duvets and pillows produced in the Far East use chemicals that can be harmful, not just to the environment and you cannot be sure that they are farming the down sustainably and humanly.
Choosing a summer duvet
One of the most important factors in choosing a good quality summer duvet is the casing, pure cotton cambric which is woven to over 233 thread count is preferred as this is tight enough to stop any leakage of the feathers and the cambric cover is also one the strongest and will last much longer under normally daily use.
The best quality cases have cassette stitching which is doubled up in the corners for added strength and durability, this is essential if you want the duvet to last for 10 years or more.
Why internal baffle is important
Internal baffle walls are essential when using a summer weight duvet as there is less filling in the square cells. If your duvet does not have this engineered into the cells the filling will just go to one side or just fill the corners leaving the middle of cells open and not keeping you warm at all.
Internal baffle walls are like large internet sails that redistribute the filling back into the centre of the square every time you move while sleeping. Squares and channelling are the stitching methods that are used to keep the goose down in place in the duvet.
Channeling refers to parallel rows that are sewn down the length of the duvet. This prevents the down from shifting across to any one side of the duvet.
Blocking is a more expensive option and entails sewing a grid across the whole duvet, trapping the goose down in square cells which ensures an even spread of the down and uniform warmth under the duvet.