UK’s Best Duvets of 2021

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Getting a good night’s sleep can come from a multitude of factors, but a good place to start is finding a duvet that suits your prefered weight, softness and comfort. From classic feather and down to silk and wool, there are so many different fillings to choose from. 

If staying warm and cosy is something you need when you sleep, the tog rating is something you should really consider when selecting your new duvet as it relates to a duvet’s warmth. The higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet. You should also consider the filling when selecting your duvet. A natural or synthetic natural filling will allow your skin to breathe and usually last longer. In contrast, synthetic is great if you want to regularly wash the bedding or perhaps you suffer with allergies.

In this article, WhatASleep will tell you which duvets to consider, from luxury goose down duvets to more affordable options, and there is something for everyone in the UK’s best duvets of 2021.

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Best duvets to buy in the UK - Ranked & Reviewed

1. Snuggledown Hungarian Goose Down Duvet (All Season)  – Best Goose Down Duvet (Luxury Pick)

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This duvet offers a super luxurious feel with a Hungarian goose down filling and an adaptive 3 in 1 feature, which makes it suitable for all seasons of the year, for just under £200. The total tog of this duvet is 13.5, for those who like to be extra warm or on particularly colder nights but can be adjusted to either 9 tog or 4.5 tog, ideal for keeping cool on warmer nights or those that prefer to be cool in bed.

As confirmed by one UK reviewer: 

“The duvet is of amazing quality: lightweight but very warm; the summer duvet is perfect alone for a 19 degrees bedroom. Highly recommended.” 

The filling of this is made from goose down, which means it has bigger down clusters than a duck down filling, as a result, this will give the duvet a more luxurious feel and also be warmer than a traditional duck down duvet. In the scale of goose down, this is a mid-range as a Hungarian goose, with Canadian being the most expensive and European goose the least just above duck down filling. 

This duvet is machine washable at 40 degrees and can also be dried in a tumble drier, so it can be quickly washed and dried and back on your bed within the same day. What’s more, the duvet has a non-allergenic feature which means it does not contain materials that are likely to cause allergies. 

Suitable for a double bed, the dimensions of this duvet are length 200 cm x width 200 cm, which is the standard UK sizing. For a king, you can expect to pay £30 more or £60 more for a super king.

You will receive free delivery on this duvet and can expect it to arrive within 2-3 days. 

So what is the downside? Some reviewers have mentioned that the plastic poppers are not very strong and come apart very easily, which is not something you would expect for the duvet’s price.

Final Verdict: Coming in at just under £200, you do get a good duvet for the money, giving you a comfortable night’s sleep. The goose down makes it a very luxurious choice, perfect for all seasons throughout the year. The adaptiveness of the duvet is also a great feature making it suit any season or preferred temperature.

2. Silentnight 3-in-1 All Seasons Duvet – Best Value

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For brits looking for a value for money duvet, it doesn’t get any better than the Silentnight 3-in-1 All Seasons duvet. It’s made of two duvets of tog rating 4.5 and 10.5, which clip together to give a combined tog for 15. All these features for less than £50 for a king-size duvet!

The filling of this duvet is layers of soft hollow fibre that keep you comfortable in every season. What’s more, a hollow fibre duvet is both light and breathable, making it an excellent choice for hot sleepers or those who don’t like a heavy duvet. 

As confirmed by one UK reviewer: 

“This duvet is really lovely. Having two different tog duvets, one of 4.5 and one of 10.5, that fasten together easily to create a thick warm winter weight duvet is such a good, practical idea. The duvet is nice and warm but also light and fluffy, it’s like sleeping under a cloud!”

This duvet is machine washable at 40 degrees and is encased in a soft microfiber cover which allows it to make a great recovery wash after wash. The hollow fibre duvet is also well known for being hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice for those with allergies or sensitive skin. 

The price is an absolute steal at just £43.99 for a double, £48.99 for a king, and £52.99 for a super king. 

Coming with a five-year manufacturer’s guarantee and free delivery within 5-7 days, this duvet really does have a lot to offer for the price. 

In terms of drawbacks, the duvet will not have the luxury feel that some feather or down duvets come with, but you will pay a premium for that sort of filling. Also, some reviewers have mentioned the finish of the fabric is very silky and slippy, which makes it slide around in bed. 

Final Verdict: For the incredibly affordable price of just under £50 for a king-size, you get an all-season duvet for winter, summer and everything in between. It simply does not get any better than this for the price you pay!

3. Simba Hybrid Duvet – Most Innovative (Super Light)

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The Simba Hybrid duvet is unlike any other traditional duvets as it is made with Stratos technology which is the same technology that astronauts’ space suits are made from. Stratos technology helps to regulate your body temperature when you are sleeping. It draws the heat away from your body when you are too hot and retains the heat and releases it back to you when your temperature cools down. This innovative technology makes this duvet perfect for any season. 

As confirmed by one UK reviewer:

“It’s a perfect duvet for any weather. Giving a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation.”

The duvet is made from Simba’s 100% Cool Night polyester fibre. With active temperature regulation, cool night fibres and a breathable and lightweight cotton cover, this duvet really does scream innovation. But that’s not all, the duvet has evenly stitched pockets with filling in to make sure the whole duvet has evenly distributed filling and there are no lumps or bumps in the duvet.

This super lightweight duvet is not the cheapest though, coming in at £169 for a double, £199 for a king and £219 for a super king. 

As with most of the duvets in this review, this one is machine washable at 40 degrees and can be tumble dried at low heat. 

In terms of drawbacks, the price is quite a lot to pay for something that does not include goose or duck down, but the Simba technology is unique and innovative that you will not get with any other duvets. 

Simba offers free delivery and free 14-day returns and also a one-year guarantee on any non-mattress products. 

Final Verdict: A lightweight duvet with very advanced cooling and temperature regulating technology. This would be a great option for an all-season duvet with optimal comfort if you can afford it.

4. Panda 10.5 Tog Cloud Duvet –  Best year-round duvet

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If you prefer using just one duvet through the year, the Panda 10.5 Tog Cloud Duvet may be for you. It’s light, soft and offers the right balance between cool and warm and great for all-year-round usage. 

 

The bamboo fibres make for a great all-season duvet, with the perfect in-between tog of 10.5. The fibres are designed to lock in heat in the winter but allow for a breathable and light feeling during the summer months.

 

This duvet includes bamboo filling and does not include any feathers making it a sustainable and environmentally-friendly choice. The bamboo filling is designed to give that ‘down feather feeling’ without plucking any real feathers from animals. 

 

More specifically, the filling is 50% bamboo and 50% nano-microfibre, which means it is 100% hypoallergenic, perfect for anyone with sensitive skin or who suffers from allergies. 

Like many others, this duvet is machine washable and is said to dry naturally within half the time of a regular duvet. 

 

Panda, the duvet brand, offers a 30-night trial, and if you’re not satisfied, you can send the duvet back, which is a great perk. What’s more, you will get free delivery as well as a 5-year guarantee with your purchase. 

When it comes to price, the Panda double will cost you £129.95 and a king will cost £144.95, so fairly comparable to the Snuggledown Hungarian Goose duvet.

Final Verdict: This duvet offers something that the others don’t, in the fact that it is a sustainable and environmentally friendly product. The 10.5 tog is perfect for all seasons and sleep temperature preferences making it a great purchase at just over £100 for a double.

5. Silentnight Warm and Cosy Duvet – Best for Winters

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With an option of 13.5 or 15 tog rating, the Silentnight Warm and Cosy Duvet is excellent for winters. This duvet is packed full of hollow fibre filling, making it super warm and fluffy.

As confirmed by one verified buyer: 

“It fits my duvet really well and does not slide off. It is really nice and warm.”

The duvet is available in all standard UK sizes, be it Single, Double, King, or Super King. Additionally, it’s also available in a duvet and pillow pair set across all sizes. 

Again, this duvet is machine washable at 40 degrees and is made with microfibres designed to make it easy to wash over and over again. For those with allergies, this duvet is hypoallergenic, so it will not cause any allergies or irritation.

The duvet’s price is very affordable too with a double only costing £30, a king £35 and a super king £31! What more, the duvet is all designed and manufactured in the UK with the highest quality material. 

In terms of downsides, one reviewer mentioned the fabric was very slippery, which resulted in the duvet moving about in the cover during the night.

Final Verdict: If you want to keep warm and cosy during the night, then this is the winter duvet for you. With a very affordable price too, you will not be disappointed with the price or warmth provided by this duvet. However, remember this is a budget duvet, so it may not be as luxurious or strong as the costlier duvets.

6. Silentnight Cooler Summer 4.5 Tog Duvet – Best for Summers

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At the other end of the spectrum, our next duvet is the ideal duvet for those who like to stay cool at night and perfect for those hot summer nights to prevent night sweats. The tog of this duvet is just 4.5, which means it will keep you cool, no matter how hot you sleep.

As confirmed by one UK reviewer: 

“I love everything about these duvets. Not only perfect for Summer, but also a godsend for Menopausal women like myself in the winter!! Reasonably priced. Well made. Highly recommend.”

Another great sustainable and eco friendly duvet which is made from 100% recycled materials. This duvet is filled with lightweight microfibres designed to keep you cool all night long and prevent you from overheating during the night or getting night sweats. 

The price is incredibly cheap for this duvet with a double costing less than £20! A king-size is £22 and a single £18.

If you like to keep your bedding fresh, this duvet is perfect as it is designed to sustain regular washing, keeping it fresh for longer. As with the other duvets, this one is hypoallergenic, so it will not cause any allergic reactions or irritations for any customers.

You can benefit from free delivery within 5 days for this product as well as a 5 years peace of mind manufacturer’s guarantee.

So what are the drawbacks? This is a very cheap duvet, so bear that in mind when considering this one. You may not get the quality or luxury of the other duvets in this article. What’s more, one reviewer mentioned that the filling moved around inside of the duvet a fair bit due to it not having stitched pockets to keep it in place. 

Final Verdict: A great option for someone looking to switch duvets during the summer months and it won’t set you back much money at all. Although this duvet may lack quality and luxury, so do consider other options if you are looking for an all-year-round duvet.

7. Woolroom British Wool Deluxe Washable Duvet – Best Wool (Great for Hot sleepers)

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Off late, the long-forgotten wool duvets are making come back in UK households. And why should they? Wool duvets are 100% natural, durable, keeps you cool in warm and warm in cool, and resistant to mites, mould, and water. 

It comes in a range of options for different seasons like light (2-5 tog), medium (7-10 tog), warm (11-14 tog) and all-season (2-15 tog). The other benefit of the wool duvet is that it doesn’t get necessarily hot either in winter or summer as wool is naturally breathable. This makes a wool duvet an excellent option for hot sleepers.

Usually, wool duvets are expensive, but the British company Woolroom is changing this by making affordable options. Their Deluxe wool duvet costs just under £135, way cheaper than any duck feather duvet.

Generally, wool duvets aren’t usually machine washable, but the Woolroom duvet can be machine washed without any felting. Also, it doesn’t slip off the bed and stays put, unlike traditional duvets.

This wool duvet is hypoallergenic too, so it will prevent any sneezing, itching and irritation episodes. 

As confirmed by one happy customer:

“Bought this for my 90-year-old mum and she loves it, she says it’s so warm but she does not overheat like she did with her old duvet.”

In terms of downsides, it is a more expensive option with a double costing £135, king-size £152 and a super king £167. Also, a wool-filled duvet is usually heavier and less fluffy than perhaps a goose down, feather or microfibre filling. 

This Amazon seller offers free delivery for all orders and you can expect to receive it within 3 days of ordering.

Final Verdict: A wool filled duvet is perfect for all seasons and people of all ages, no matter whether you sleep hot or cool. They are slightly more pricey options, but if you have the budget for one, it is definitely worth a try for their warmth, weight, and the fact that they last much longer. 

8. Soak&Sleep Luxury Pure Silk Duvet – Best Silk Duvet

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Silk is an epitome of luxury – no two questions about it. Beyond offering luxurious comfort, Silk duvets offer a range of benefits like being light, breathable, hypoallergenic and good at temperature regulation.

The Soak&Sleep Luxury Silk duvet is made from 100% tussah silk moisture-wicking filling and comes in standard sizes and warmth weights. 

The 4.5 tog duvet is suitable for summers or those who like to sleep cool, and the 9 tog option is ideal for spring/autumn. The all-season 13.5 tog (4.5 + 9 tog) is ideal for all year round and any season.

This duvet or any silk duvet’s highlight is that they’re true hypoallergenic and an excellent option for allergy sufferers. It’s also very breathable and moisture-wicking, ensuring proper temperature regulation at all times. Particularly those who struggle with overheating or hot flushes may find silk duvets life-changing (not an overstatement!).

However, one and the major downside is that silk duvets are fairly expensive, despite them being a long-lasting product. The Soak&Sleep duvet is £135 for a 9 tog double and £160 for a king size 9 tog.

You will get free delivery on your purchase as well as free returns and you will also receive a 5-year guarantee for the duvet. 

Final Verdict: If you want to add a look and feel of luxury to your bedroom and feel silk bedding benefits, this is a great pick. What’s more, this duvet’s temperature regulation feature will allow for comfortable and enjoyable night sleep.

9. Slumberdown Anti Allergy Duvet – Best Anti-allergy Duvet

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Our next duvet is designed specifically for those with super sensitive skin or who suffer from allergies.

The Slumberdown Anti Allergy Duvet comes with an anti-allergy filling that aims to reduce bacteria build-up and dust mites while costing just under £40 for a double or £45 for a king size. 

But it’s not just the anti-allergy feature that makes this duvet a good choice. It comes in both summer (4.5 tog) and winter (10.5 tog) warmth as well as 3-in-1 all season (4.5 + 10.5 tog) option.

The total tog is 15, making it a very warm and snuggly duvet for the cold winter months, and can be adjusted to either a 10.5 tog which will work all year round, or a 4.5 tog for those hot summer months.

This duvet is also machine washable and quickly can be tumble dried.

As confirmed by one reviewer: 

“Great Value for money when I purchased too. It’s also quite weighty so if you like a heavier duvet this would be perfect for you.”

In terms of shortcomings, a few reviewers noted that the outer fabric was a bit rough. Some buyers complained that the duvet’s corners did not match up perfectly, so it wasn’t easy to slot the different tog duvets together.

Final Verdict: If you’re looking for a hypoallergenic duvet under a budget, this is an excellent option. The price is affordable, but some reviewers mentioned that the fabric wasn’t as soft as they hoped it to be.

10. Summer Warmth New Zealand Wool Cot Bed Duvet – Best Cot Bed Duvet

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Your little one deserves absolute best and nothing compares to wool when it comes to duvets – take our word for it! As already mentioned, wool is 100% natural, non-allergenic, soft, temperature regulating, dust-mite resistant and moisture-wicking.

On the other hand, synthetic or traditional duvets have a chemical composition that may not go well with the babies and usually, they aren’t as breathable as wool. Also, being naturally temperature regulating, your little one would never be too warm or too cold under a wool duvet.

Construction-wise it’s made from 100% Mitchell wool from New Zealand with 100% natural cotton casing. It comes in standard UK cot bed size – 120 x 150cm.

As confirmed by one verified customer:

“It’s so warm, even in these snow / winter nights keep you amazingly warm and toasty.”

The duvet also benefits from a hypoallergenic property of wool, perfect for kids who may have sensitive skin or suffer from allergies. 

With this wool duvet, it does have a slightly weighted feel to it, which will keep your child or baby in place and prevent them from rolling around too much in bed. 

This duvet can be washed at 30 degrees every 6-12 months, and it is advised you store it in a cool, dry place when airing the duvet out to dry.

Standard delivery on this product is £4.95. You will benefit from a five-year guarantee on this product.

In terms of drawbacks, this is a fairly expensive duvet for a child or baby’s cot bed, at just under £50. What’s more, the duvet cannot be tumble dried or washed too regularly and with a new baby or toddler who can cause a lot of mess, this may be a problem. 

Final Verdict:  Scientifically, studies have shown that wool duvets help kids and babies sleep more soundly and remain calmer. While the £50 price tag is still expensive but you get an all-natural duvet with features like hypoallergenic, temperature regulation, moisture-wicking and more. Traditional or synthetic duvets usually offer one or more of these features but not all. 

This cot bed duvet gets a double thumbs up from the WhatASleep team!

Buyers Guide: Factors to consider when buying a duvet

Before you decide on the perfect duvet for you and your partner, we’ve listed a few things you should take into consideration before narrowing down your options. 

Filling

There are a few different types of filling options available when it comes to duvets. Below we breakdown what each filling means and includes: 

    1. Down & feather duvets – A very popular duvet choice that ranks high for comfort. A great combination of warmth, lightweight and breathable fabric.
    2. Silk duvets – These duvets have a luxurious look and feel to them and offer a range of health benefits. They are completely natural, hypoallergenic, extremely strong and breathable. That said they’re some of the most expensive duvet options.
    3. Wool duvets – Another all-natural option. Wool duvets are great temperature regulation – keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter. They’re an excellent option for those who sleep hot or sweat through the night. These duvets are also hypoallergenic, breathable and all-natural.
    4. Microfibre duvets – For those that want a down filled duvet but can’t afford it, the microfibre duvets are a much more affordable option. The finish of this type of duvet is soft and silky.
    5. Hollowfibre duvets – A great option for an all year round duvet. This type of duvet has adaptable features with spaced fibres making it really breathable.

Warmth

When it comes to warmth, duvets have their own scale, which is referred to as a ‘tog’ rating. The scale is fairly simple to understand, it ranges right from 1 to 4.5 tog for cool duvets all the way to 15 tog for super warm duvets. Bear in mind the rating is all about warmth not the thickness of a duvet, so make sure you check the tog rating when purchasing a new duvet to ensure it is the right warmth for you. As a general rule,10.5 tog is suitable for all year round, 13.5 tog is good winters and 4.5 tog is ideal for summer.

Weight

Weight is measured in ‘fill weight’, but it’s not just weight that this refers to. The fill weight can also determine how soft or firm a duvet is. If a duvet has a high fill weight, it is likely to be heavier.

Washability

Synthetic filled duvets are usually easier to wash and can be washed regularly. When we say synthetic, we mean any duvets with a microfibre or hollow fibre filling. Most duvets should be washed at a 40°C or lower temperature to ensure the best results and avoid shrinkage. With feather or down duvets, make sure you use a non-biological detergent and water that is not too hot or too cold to prevent damaging the feathers or fabric.

Pricing

Prices of duvets can range depending on the type of filling, tog and fill weight. You will usually pay more for a goose or duck down filling and the microfibre filled duvets are a much more affordable option. 

Summing Up

That’s all for our UK’s Best Duvets of 2021 guide. We hope this has helped answer your questions and will enable you to make the best duvet choice for your wants and needs. But if you still have unanswered questions, leave a comment below and the team will get back to you soon.

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