Your best duvet choice? Tired of lumpiness and chills.

(84 Posts)
minkah Sun 17-Aug-14 21:55:05

Siberian goose down seems, by the price of it, to be the ultimate luxury..or silk filled..has anyone tried that?

I want to be happy in bed (!)

Details of light, warm, not sweltering success duvets required!

P.s. As for clipping together a winter duvet onto a summer duvet..I've tried it. It's too hard.

antimatter Sun 17-Aug-14 22:03:39

as I couldn't afford new goose down duves I bought us each (2 kids and me) used ones from ebay

the more % content of goose down the lighter and warmer is duvet IMHO

RandomMess Sun 17-Aug-14 22:04:36

silk silk silk all the way, worth absolutely EVERY penny and I'd tried some expensive ones before that too.

RandomMess Sun 17-Aug-14 22:05:31

Got mine from Soak & Sleep - you should be able to get a small discount off them somehow.

antimatter Sun 17-Aug-14 22:09:20

what makes silk better than goose down?

RandomMess Sun 17-Aug-14 22:13:46

No idea but the "stuffing" does not move at all so no thin bits in the duvet and the whole thing is really lightweight.

Long time since I've had down or feathers as am allergic these days!

BornToFolk Sun 17-Aug-14 22:16:04

I love my wool duvet (actually two, poppered together) It's light and warm but never sweltering, even when I have them both in in winter. I had a cheap polyester one before and the difference is amazing. The wool one was not cheap but totally worth it for the improvement to my quality of sleep and I think it'll last a long time.

antimatter Sun 17-Aug-14 22:16:44

nothing moves in mine smile
I think that used to be a problem in olden days

Bunbaker Sun 17-Aug-14 22:19:27

I have been looking at duvets today. I had never come across wool or silk ones before. I don't want feather or down, so are silk/wool ones better than synthetic ones?

minkah Sun 17-Aug-14 22:23:37

Ohhhhh, random mess, soak and sleep! Just looking there now, thankyou for sharing.

Lovely stuff.

They have a sale on. How do I Get the small discount?!

I made a rash choice to get a superking bed and although the space is great..it makes all bed linen that much more £££.

RandomMess Sun 17-Aug-14 22:28:44

natural fibres are much better because they are breathable and better regulate your temperature.

Hmmm if they are already reduced then maybe not...

Certainly do a google for a discount.

We have a superking and went down the single duvet each route, it's ££££ but worth it!

Lilymaid Sun 17-Aug-14 22:31:02

We have a John Lewis Hungarian goose down combi duvet. We rarely need to use the warmer duvet as we live in a well insulated modern house. It is wonderful and isn't too hot in summer - unlike synthetic duvets.

Bunbaker Sun 17-Aug-14 22:33:47

We are getting a superking sized bed as well. I bought some fitted sheets from Dunelm yesterday and they weren't too £££.

Are two single duvets better than a superking one then?

minkah Sun 17-Aug-14 22:36:56

Random mess, what tog did you get? Very sensible about the two single duvets, a SK duvet can be quite hefty.

Lilymaid you are lucky. I switch duvets, or import blankets when the weather changes, after years of clipping together duvets that shifted about lumpily inside the duvet cover.

feesh Sun 17-Aug-14 22:37:34

We had a White Company silk duvet on our super king bed until recently. The duvet was emperor size, as I am a firm believer in sizing up for duvets, but it was such a battle making the bed that we've given that up now and we have a single duvet each on the bed, which is actually a lot nicer.

The new singles are duck feather and down though, and I really miss the feel of silk (which was never too hot and never too cold, never got sweaty, and coped with mine and my husband's differing body temperatures admirably), so I am saving up for a couple of single silk duvets from Sleep and Soak instead.

The only downside to silk is that you don't get the same visual effect of a fluffy duvet that you get with a big, puffy high tog traditional duvet.

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Sun 17-Aug-14 22:39:16

Another vote for silk! We got one from john lewis a few years ago and it's amazing in summer or winter smile

RandomMess Sun 17-Aug-14 22:41:54

We live in the SE in a small "warm" mid terrace house, we have the 4ish tog one all year around apart from in the summer when we are down to the duvet covers only!!! In winter I have had to sometimes had to wear pjs too so have invested in a 9ish tog one as we are moving up north and will no longer be living in a titchy modern mid terrace...

Love having single duvets - no more fights changing the duvet cover, no duvet cover trailing on the ground on the washing line, no more line of chill between you in the middle of the night, no more DH whipping it off me in his sleep as he turns over. We could even have a different tog each grin My plan is that I will have the 9 tog and he can have the 2 summer ones together!

Bunbaker Sun 17-Aug-14 22:44:05

We have spare single duvets and enough of DD's duvet covers to go round so we will try the bed with single duvets before getting a SK one. OH complains that I always end up with the duvet on my side of the bed anyway.

BoreOfWhabylon Sun 17-Aug-14 22:45:46

Silk from Soak & Sleep here too. Cool in summer, warm in winter.

If you're going for goose down, please find out where it's sourced - many geese, especially from Hungary & China, are live-plucked: the feathers are ripped out, causing great pain and distress to the birds and their ripped skin is then roughly stitched with needle and thread so that they can be put through it all again when the down has grown back.

minkah Sun 17-Aug-14 22:56:41

Thanks random mess. Good luck in your move up North. I hope it goes well.

I don't think my house is cold, particularly. It's a victorian terrace. Quite big windows in my bedroom though.

Please can you silk duvet people tell me about your tog decisions!

I can see I'm about to shell out megabucks, here! But, what price good sleep, eh!

Bunbaker Sun 17-Aug-14 22:58:41

I hope you didn't mind me hijacking the thread minkah.

I have been looking at the wool duvets on their website and they sound pretty good to me. I must admit that I have never heard of Soak and Sleep before, and I am glad you started this thread.

RandomMess Sun 17-Aug-14 23:01:28

I dithered about getting a wool 9 tog one - or perhaps I have done?? It's still sealed ready for moving up north grin

I recommend silk to my fussy friend and she is absolutely thrilled with it because it is so light yet warm/cool enough.

BoreOfWhabylon Sun 17-Aug-14 23:03:55

I have the summer one, which does most of the year and also have the spring/autumn one for colder winter nights.

www.soakandsleep.com/luxury-pure-silk-duvet.html

If you're going to treat yourself, why not go the whole hog and get a silk pillow with lovely silk pillowcase - you'll thank me, I promise grin

o0 Sun 17-Aug-14 23:07:39

I have a silk duvet from John Lewis. I love it.

It doesn't have a tog rating really. Mine was an Autumn weight one. So suitable for spring, summer and autumn. But it's been fantastic over winter too. I'm talking about winter in Scotland with no heating on overnight.

I bought fancy goose down duvets for my DC and now I wish I'd saved up the extra for silk. Theirs are huge and puffy and I prefer the flat and lightweightedness of the silk.

BoreOfWhabylon Sun 17-Aug-14 23:08:09

Bunbaker I've bern using S&S for years (it used to be Duvet & Pillow Warehouse) for all my bedding and towels. It's lovely stuff and £££s less than other places.

A family member recently bought a summer weight wool-filled duvet from there and that's lovely too. The silk and the wool ones are not 'puffy' like traditional duvets though (assomeone has mentioned upthread)

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