Posh hotel quality duvet?

(125 Posts)
msrisotto Mon 05-Nov-12 21:09:30

I recently stayed in a very posh London hotel (courtesy of someone else!). I can't look at my duvet the same way since. It feels lumpy and patchy and deeply wanting in comparison. I didn't have the nerve to ask about the make and didn't have to nous to look at the time so am now left obsessing thinking about it somewhat.

I think it was down. I don't know [listless], can anyone recommend a nice plump soft duvet? I would push the boat out with regards to price as bed is my favouritest place in the world.

WipsGlitter Mon 05-Nov-12 21:12:25

Lurking. FiL usually gives us M&S vouchers for Christmas and new bedding/pillows/mattress topper are on my list.

SavoyCabbage Mon 05-Nov-12 21:14:29

I have a goose down duvet. It's from JL and I got it twelve years ago. Every night when I go to bed I appreciate it's loveliness. I miss it when I go away.

rubyrubyruby Mon 05-Nov-12 21:17:31

Why don't you email the hotel and find out.

Violet77 Mon 05-Nov-12 21:23:23

I have a duck and down duvet frm tk max.

Its beyond devine, too hot for DH, oh well.

It comforts and hugs me, its been out On the line all day freshening up.

Ponders Mon 05-Nov-12 21:25:47

I have this one - Slumberdown 10.5 tog "Feels like Down". It's a soft cotton cover & just the right weight & warmth IMO and not expensive either.

Can't remember where I bought it - not from Argos, may have been BHS, but I've had it a couple of years & it's perfect smile

They do kingsize too if you want that

Ponders Mon 05-Nov-12 21:28:07
msrisotto Mon 05-Nov-12 21:34:37

Ok, thanks for the recommendations! I have emailed them, am waiting on a reply. I like it to feel nice and heavy.

LynetteScavo Mon 05-Nov-12 21:36:54

www.johnlewis.com/119142/Product.aspx

I think the one in this link would be very good.

The white company have a very expensive Hungarian Goose Down duvet, but I suspect the JL one is better value for money.

LynetteScavo Mon 05-Nov-12 21:43:31

www.theduvetstore.co.uk/index.php/Siberian-Pure-White-Goose-Down-15-Tog-Duvets/View-all-products.htm

This company also do "hotel quality" duvets, but the above are a bit more expensive, and I imagine cloud-like.

these get excellent reviews on Amazon. Often in hotels they don't use down, but they use microfibre clusters which feels like down but is easier for them to launder.

But if you're going to treat yourself to 100% down you can't go far wrong with the duvet store Siberian down made in Scotland linked to by Lynette.

Ponders Mon 05-Nov-12 21:50:57

having looked at the other links, I'd definitely give the £25 one a try before going for £100s of goose down grin

Ponders Mon 05-Nov-12 21:53:50

ooh, wildstrawberry, that one looks good too!

I'm thinking of getting one now - I've had my eye on a 100% snow goose down duvet, but DH has just informed me he thinks he's allergic to feathers.

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 07:51:33

I wish I could feel them before I choose!

MortimersRaven Tue 06-Nov-12 07:59:03

Hello, I work for a home textiles company and a few months ago I had to do a large market research project on DUVETS and now there is very little I don't know about them. It was very boring at the time but perhaps now I can be of some use to you!
Ask me anything!
And here is an important word of warning if you plan to buy down-filled: There is no such thing as a Siberian goose. It is a marketing gimmick designed to make you pay more for plain old goose. So never pay more for Siberian. Choose snow goose, or Canadian/Hungarian. I'd also buy from a reputable supplier who guarantees the goose/duck was not live plucked, which is a horrific practise.

MortimersRaven Tue 06-Nov-12 07:59:29

Practice!!! Spelling blush

Feather and Black do the best duvets and bed linen in my opinion, not super expensive and great quality. You have to get feathers though and the best you can afford.

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 08:05:35

Mortimers You never know when these things will come in handy! grin Do you know what kind of duvets the posh hotels buy?

Thanks for the tip about the siberian goose myth! There are so many gimmicks though, that I really struggle to compare duvets like for like.

EdgarAllansPo Tue 06-Nov-12 08:06:32

You can have a feel of them at a lot of shops to get the idea of what you like. Dunelm and John Lewis both sell a good range.

I recently bought new (white) duvets covers and sheets, and our bedroom feels like a posh hotel with those on.

MortimersRaven Tue 06-Nov-12 08:13:40

We don't supply hotels at my company but IME wildstrawberryplace was right that the hotels tend to use microfibre clusters since they are easier to launder regularly and the clusters simulate the feeling of down. Microfibre is also great if you have allergies.
If you don't have allergies and can spare the extra cash, choose down, which is natural so it lets your skin breathe better. If you have money to blow, then choose a higher proportion of down than feather (you could even splash out on 100% down) since it is way lighter and warmer, and won't prickle through the outer fabric.
See! I really was taking all this in in between making coffee and MNing, my boss should be proud!

EdgarAllansPo Tue 06-Nov-12 08:14:21

As for duvets, I would expect hotels would use duvets with fillings which are anti-allergy, and yet also washable. That narrows the field considerably. I then go for the lowest tog, so I can get it into the washing machine. You can always add more blankets and throws (or an electric blanket) in winter, but in warmer weather you can still use it without feeling weighed down and too hot.

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 08:14:47

How long do you think you should have a duvet before you can throw it out without feeling wasteful? Ours has gone yellowed blush, must have had it 10 years...

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 08:17:01

Ooh Mortimer! You are a mine of information! I hate it when feathers stick out from the duvet.

If the hotel actually tells me what they use, I will report back. I doubt they will somehow!

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 08:27:26

Is goose down better than duck down?

I have an Emperor size silk filled duvet from The White Company. It was stupidly expensive but it is my best thing in the world. (I got an insurance payout after a hospital stay, couldn't have justified it otherwise) Dust mites don't like silk so it is good for my DH whom? asthmatic and can't do down.

My tip for a luxury feel no matter what your budget is to go one size bigger with your duvet. For example king size duvet on double bed etc.

difficultpickle Tue 06-Nov-12 08:56:36

I've got hungarian goose down from Liberty. It is lovely and warm and very light so I wouldn't recommend that if you want a duvet that feels heavy.

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 10:52:24

well, substantial if not heavy. DH wouldn't tolerate anything too heavy as he gets too hot.

MortimersRaven Tue 06-Nov-12 11:45:56

The order of quality is:

Duck/White Duck - lowest but still good
Goose (generic)
Hungarian/Canadian goose
Snow goose
Eider duck - absolute top whack clear your bank account and stay in bed for a week quality

But in every case it's the down to feather ratio that really affects the warmth and lightness, so check the down content %

legalalien Tue 06-Nov-12 12:20:28

I have a goose one from www.thebestbedlinenintheworld.com/10-5-tog-goose-down-duvet.php and it is great. The sheet sets are good too.

I looked at a proper eider duck down duvet - but it was over £4000!

Rattitude Tue 06-Nov-12 16:01:12

I got my duvet from DAPW. I think I got the ultimate Hungarian one. It is great and still looking good after 3 years. The prices are very decent too.

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 16:03:13

Yeah that's ok wildstrawberryplace

msrisotto Tue 06-Nov-12 16:04:17

KIDDING! I said i'd push the boat out but that's insane! No, I was thinking a couple of hundred would be pushing the boat out!

My mistake, it's actually £6000 for the super king size.

To be honest though, if it wasn't for DH and his unconfirmed feather allergy, I'd be tempted. Apparently they are the ultimate in comfort and luxury and last 15 years +

Oh, tempted if I had £££ to burn. Or a loo roll made of £50 notes.

LynetteScavo Tue 06-Nov-12 17:30:15

In the website photos, all the duvets look really flat.

The 2 best duvets I have slept under (both in Switzerland, one in a 5* hotel and one in a friends house) were both really light but thick. confused

SailorVie Tue 06-Nov-12 19:25:03

I bought a 15 tog 100% Hungarian goose down duvet from an eBay store, it cost about £100, it has been the single best thing I have ever bought for myself. My DH on the other hand, prefers a heavier duvet so he has a duck down / feather duvet from John Lewis which can be split into a winter/summer duvet. We have 2 x double duvets on one King size bed, it means we're both happy and neither of us gets left with no duvet when it's cold!

Crikeyblimey Tue 06-Nov-12 19:37:15

Fab thread!! My mum always sad you should spend a whole month's salary on your bedding - cos it matters so much smile

Oh and How do you get down from an elephant?

You don't - you get it from a duck smile smile smile

permaquandry Tue 06-Nov-12 20:49:15

Peach Soft from John Lewis £50 for a 10 tog and £55 for 13.5 tog (king). It is amazing. Incredibly light but so, so, so soft and snug. Also, invest in a thick mattress topper or put a duvet under bed sheet, adds another element of comfort.

MortimersRaven Wed 07-Nov-12 09:01:29

crikeyblimey grin

msrisotto Wed 07-Nov-12 11:08:24

Yes, thank you for your contribution crikey grin

msrisotto Wed 07-Nov-12 17:39:13

Omg the hotel replied to my email! How lovely!
For anyone interested, the amazing duvet was by Snuggledown of Norway, specifications: 10.5 tog duvets which are 90% duck down and 10 % duck feather.

I am tickled pink :D

reastie Wed 07-Nov-12 18:46:13

Mrsrisotto at the risk of them going out of stock from me linking and that I might want one I think I've found it quite reasonably priced on amazon

LynetteScavo Wed 07-Nov-12 18:49:18

So if a 90% down one was lush...just imagine a 100% down. <<Swoons>>

msrisotto Wed 07-Nov-12 19:07:10

There's only 10 left reastie. . . Race you to it!
So, even with this information, I still need to go and roll around in a few in John Lewis and dunelm. I just can't imagine anything more comfortable than that at the hotel. [head explodes]

reastie Wed 07-Nov-12 19:47:12

I know mrsrisotto! I don't know if this has been said but I've heard from several sources the John Lewis ?Siberian Goose down? (ie the v expensive ones from JL) are the best ever. I've never been able to justify the cost but maybe I should - my synthetic one from debenhams just isn't snug and cosy.

PoppyAmex Wed 07-Nov-12 21:22:58

I second Rattitude's recommendation.

I also got the Ultimate Hungarian from DAPW and love it. It's very toasty but incredibly light and has survived a newborn co-sleeping/throwing up/leaky breasts (mine) blush

msrisotto Wed 07-Nov-12 21:38:07

blush so I checked ut the label on our 7 or 8 year old duvet and it is 90% goose down and 10% goose feather, 10.5 tog blush
Waah! So why was the hotel one so much better? I don't like this stoopid duvet cos the stuffing never fills the edge whiney whiney whinge. I swear the label's lying.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 07-Nov-12 21:41:46

I can't stand down or feather duvets, I don't like the way the feathers, etc settle down into and around you.

I've tried buying a new microfibre duvet but even new microfibre duvets seem to do this.

I love my 20 year old duvet but it really is past its best.

MortimersRaven Thu 08-Nov-12 01:45:21

msrisotto when you take the cover off, does your current duvet have lines of stitching so it sits in vertical channels... or is it stitched in a check pattern?

Also they only have a 10 year life so if yours is 8 years old maybe it's just worn out a bit early..?

ThatVikRinA22 Thu 08-Nov-12 01:57:45

marking a spot.....

i need a new duvet and have promised myself a decent feather one.....

I got a 100% goose down duvet several years ago. It cost me around £200 and I haven't regretted it once. It's light but warm and so fab to snuggle under. Spend as much as you can afford.

ThatVikRinA22 Thu 08-Nov-12 02:03:29

how can you tell if the feathers were live plucked or not? <ageing hippy who wants an ethical duvet>

MortimersRaven Thu 08-Nov-12 03:26:48

vicarinatutu Hmm... I'm not sure if there's a British standard to look out for... Here's a bit from my research:

''The majority of down is a by-product of the food industry and so its use is considerate of animal welfare. It doesn’t attract the same controversy as the ethical issues surrounding the fur industry. However, live plucking is practice that we need to be cautious of. Although illegal in the US and Europe due to its cruelty, it is known to occur in two European countries (Poland and Hungary) and in China.''

You can also check the seller's website - most will have an info section somewhere. Here is the one from John Lewis

DISCLAIMER: I do not work for John Lewis

reastie Thu 08-Nov-12 07:28:01

I have one of those synthetic ones that has a summer and autumn ones that clip together for winter - has anyone used this sort with down? Doe the clipping together make any difference to the duvet quality compared to buying separate light and heavy tog duvets does anyone know?

Also, I wash my duvet in mt machine - how to do you wash a down duvet? Can it be dry cleaned?

Oh, and pillow - what are the ultimate recommendations? I've tried 2 down duvets (don't like as they just go flat as soon as I lie on them), 2 synthetic ones and one synthetic and one down duvet but never got it perfect, although this could be due to my pillows themselves.

Sorry for hijack OP, you've got me thinking I should treat myself for christmas to a new duvet!

msrisotto Thu 08-Nov-12 08:12:58

No worries reastie.

I treated myself to new pillows recently. I went to Dunelm and gave them all a good testing! It's great, there are some specially for side sleepers and people who sleep on their back. I love them big time. And they weren't too expensive either which is nice.

reastie Thu 08-Nov-12 08:17:33

How long ago did you go though mrsr ? I've bought pillows and they were great for a few months but then after a year or so they go all droopy (and I do plump daily the down ones).

Personally I like a latex pillow - Dunlopillo are good and they last for years and years as good as new (although you'd want them to at over £50 a pop).

ThatVikRinA22 Thu 08-Nov-12 11:46:24

thanks mortimer

i will avoid those countries when i get around to getting one....i think i need to save up first!

reastie Thu 08-Nov-12 13:22:07

wild I'm allergic to latex, so I'm not sure that would work too well confused

All inspired by reading this thread, I've just ordered a new duvet. It's a Hungarian white goose down kingsize 13.5 tog, and it is currently half price from theduvetstore.co.uk at £120 instead of £240!

According to the blurb, it's 80% down, 20% small feather. I can't wait! After years of cheap nasty duvets, I'm hoping it's going to be like sleeping under a cloudgrin

MortimersRaven Thu 08-Nov-12 23:33:42

Congratulations parentallyinept, I hope you have many good nights of sleep!

reastie the clip together ones are no different in quality and you have the benefit of 3 warmth options. Down ones work the same way as synthetic so it's up to personal taste/cashflow really.

I'd recommend taking a duvet to a launderette instead of doing in the machine at home, most domestic machines are too small to clean them properly and can make them a bit lumpy since the filling can't move around during the wash. Down ones can be washed (check the label for the maker's instructions first) but they need a good old re-fluff afterwards.

As for pillows, if you don't like the ones that flatten easily you can buy 'firm' pillows that have more stuffing. Synthetic filling will plump down less quickly but has a shorter life. You can also buy pillows that have a synthetic core for plumpness, surrounded by a down filled outer casing for the feel of natural filling against your face.

I feel like such a geek right now... blush

Horsemad Fri 09-Nov-12 19:50:08

Mortimers are straight channels of stitching best or the check pattern? Thanks!

Thanks. It arrived today, I only ordered it yesterday! I'm stupidly excited at the prospect of bed timesmile

msrisotto Fri 09-Nov-12 20:52:19

I think mine is squares. I'm thinking of taking it to be professionally cleaned hoping that'll fluff it up again.

MousyMouse Fri 09-Nov-12 22:31:30

if you are worried about allergies you need to look at duvets sprouting the nomite logo 'cos it's the mites that cause allergy probs, not the feathers (usually).

also look for washable duvets (usually sown into 2 layers of outer fabric), which also helps against feather spikes sticking out.

get single duvets so that each partner can have what they need.

and very important: if you want to wash the duvet never ever use bio detergent, better to use wool/delicare detergent or shampoo.

MousyMouse Fri 09-Nov-12 22:45:11

oh and never ever have a duvet dry cleaned, the chemicals used for that are very toxic and could kill you.
if you have your duvet service washed by a cleaner, they will wash it as well, they won't risk poisoning their customers.

MousyMouse Fri 09-Nov-12 22:46:25

I'm on a roll wink duvets fluff up nicely in a tumble dryer, put in a couple of tennis balls or dryer balls.

MortimersRaven Sat 10-Nov-12 05:38:32

horsemad the check pattern helps distribute the filling more evenly so it doesn't all bunch down one end. Still will need shaking every now and again though.

clothaddict Sat 10-Nov-12 07:16:33

I recently bought a wool duvet and mattress topper. Amazing. Very very cosy, lush, comfy, heavy but breathable. Recommend. Devon duvets I think something like that. John Lewis sell the same brand. Google wool duvet you'll get info. I love mine.

reastie Sat 10-Nov-12 07:24:44

mortimers how di you know all this wink - I'd never heard of pillows with a synthetic core - sounds like the best of both worlds to me (hoping they aren't hideously expensive). I googled the JL duvet I had heard about from a few sources being v good - it's around £800 for a kingsize duvet shock <faints>

mousy I probably may well have used bio detergent to wash my synthetic duvet on more than one occasion, maybe that's why it's so rubbish

cloth a wool duvet? Never heard of it, I'm off to google! Is it all deep and snugly and light like down ones though?

Bonsoir Sat 10-Nov-12 07:26:09

Any new goose down duvet will be lovely! I changed my old and rather wanting duvet for a brand new goose down one after staying at Babington House for a few days.

Good sources are The White Company or John Lewis.

Horsemad Sat 10-Nov-12 12:26:41

Thanks * Mortimers* will look out for a check stitched one!

reastie Sat 10-Nov-12 13:32:02

Has anyone heard of the scots feather company for duvets? They have some great reductions on achica at the min with them and I'm tempted but can't find much about them when I google them to see how accurate the rrp is and how good their duvets are

sweetp96 Sun 11-Nov-12 00:18:21

parentallyinept so have you try your new goose down duvet yet? How do you feel? Is it light ang breathable? I want to get it for my boyfriend, the price is good, the delivery service is excellent, so now, im just looking forward to your review. smile

mirpuppet Sun 11-Nov-12 10:37:07

Can you dry a down and feather duvet in a tumble dryer or will it shrink?

MousyMouse Sun 11-Nov-12 10:49:53

it will not shrink. the casing is usually cotton.

propitia Sun 11-Nov-12 11:00:02

You can dry a down/feather duvet in tumbler drier with tennis balls/drier balls but you will need to run the drier through a number of cycles, giving the duvet a thorough shaking in between, as otherwise it will clump, & worse,may well go mouldy...(bitter experience emotion).

clothaddict Sun 11-Nov-12 19:40:07

Yes I'd never heard wool til started looking for one and spotted on j Lewis site so I googled for more info. Made sheeps wool. Good anti allergy, more breathable, can be washed, warm. I'm very impressed its super snuggly and cosy and just what I was after.

hattymattie Sun 11-Nov-12 20:08:42

parentally come back and review - I want to buy a duvet now.

Sorry, just seen this!

Ok, my review: amazing!! It arrived within 24 hours of delivery (I'm in S E, company based in Scotland!), the quality is fantastic - its stitched as square pockets so the feathers can't migrate, it's so warm and cozy, it's lightweight but still feels 'substantial' (i opted for the 13.5 tog), it has a general air of 'luxury bedding' (tho to be fair, I've previously only had basic hollow fibre duvets so anything would feel posh in comparisongrin), there are no annoying 'bits' of feather poking through the cover as its such a high down percentage, and it is just like sleeping in a cloud (I'd imagine!). It also has the 'nomite' label and says it is machine washable. I am so, so pleased with it, and definitely recommend!

HTH

Oh and yes it is breathable - I tend to get quite hot, but it doesn't feel sweaty or anything. All in all, the best £120 I've spent!

MortimersRaven Mon 12-Nov-12 03:29:16

grin happy for you parentally

hattymattie Mon 12-Nov-12 19:33:41

Ooh great - I'm going to get one - although I'll have to pay postage as am in France grrr. Also will have to persuade DH as he reckons 40E at IKEA is the most one should pay for a duvet!

sweetp96 Tue 13-Nov-12 14:46:03

Thank you parentally for such a lovely review. I also found this duvet, its on sale 60% and got a good review on their site too, but still wonder anyone here have tried it yet?

MousyMouse Tue 13-Nov-12 14:52:42

hatty IKEA duvets are fine (if not as nice as others). dh has had his for about 10 years now and it still is in very good condition despite it being washed at least once a year.

MousyMouse Tue 13-Nov-12 15:54:24

oh, and it is a very good reason to go for single duvets: you get your extra naice duvet and you dh can get the 20€ hollow fibre polyester one from ikea...

Inspired by this thread I am awaiting delivery of a 9 tog 100% Canadian snow goose down duvet. Can't wait...

hattymattie Tue 13-Nov-12 18:46:45

I've persuaded DH to go for a down duvet - for us for christmas - quite fancy the egytian sheets to go with. wild are you using the same site as parentally? Can you review as I'm undecided whether to go for the Hungarian or really splurge on the same as you.

I've ordered this brand in 9 tog 100% Canadian snow goose down (we don't like much more toggage than that - house is very well insulated). It was actually cheaper than Amazon, and after my intensive research I decided that it was the best quality for the money I was prepared to spend.

I was tempted by the DAPW ultimate hungarian, but it's a jaquard cover rather than cambric, which affects the drape (cambric is crisper and lighter) and apparently it's not as stable over time. But it's a minor quibble.

Oh the duvet store - yes I was looking at the Siberian but was sort of put off by Mortimer's comments (backed up by much internet info) that "Siberian" is a bit of a gimmick.

On the site I linked to, I think the "entry level" 100% goose down are probably the ones available on the duvet store - spec is exactly the same, and they are both made in Scotland. Could be wrong though.

I expect that above a certain spec (cambric cover, nomite, purified down etc) any of the duvets will be really fab, esp if guaranteed for 15 years.

hattymattie Wed 14-Nov-12 07:21:30

Thanks Wildstrawberry do come back and let us know if you're pleased. I'll probably go for the Ultimate Hungarian at the DAPW as a couple of people have it on here and are pleased -but I think I also will go down to 9 tog having found an old thread about people being too hot in their 13 tog duvets.

ceeveebee Wed 14-Nov-12 07:44:07

I got a goose down duvet from house of Fraser in half price sale last year and it is divine. Was reduced from £210 to £105 I think. Will look at label tonight for brand name

MarshaBrady Fri 16-Nov-12 11:02:47

Just bought a Hungarian goose down duvet. (two one for ds2 and one for us).

I like that it has a country of origin. But got to admit Snow Goose or Elder Duck sounds unbelievably good.

oldraver Fri 16-Nov-12 11:35:59

Reastie I have a Goose Feather Down All Seasons and have only once used both together when we had all that snow and they were too warm. I also wash them at the laundrette (non-bio and NO conditioner), put them through the spinner (lady there showed me feather/down duvets can be squished into the spinner better than synthetic) and they dry in no time. They really fluff up well.

DS also had a wool duvet and OH had a silk one. They are a lot 'flatter' and solid than down and dont have the TOG rating on them. The wool one washed lovely as well

oldraver Fri 16-Nov-12 11:45:00

wildstrawberry.. thats the same brand as mine which is now 12 years old and still in good condition.

Whoever mentioned tumble drying and does it shrink.... I have put DS's single one (House Of Fraser) in to fluff up and his wool one. and neither have shrunk. The better the duvet the better the cover usually a hard wearing cotton/cambric that is usually piped so doesnt shrink

daisydoodoo Fri 16-Nov-12 11:51:38

I like the mcofibre one linked further up the thread. I am allergic to feathers so need manmade fibres but want something breathable. Has anyone actually got the one linked?

Thanks

oldraver Fri 16-Nov-12 11:53:12

Daisydoo.... have you thought of a wool or silk duvet as they are breathable

NervyMcNervous Fri 16-Nov-12 13:44:40

Daisy we got this one recently and it is good for synthetic - very light and fluffy and puffs up like down when you shake it, plus it settles around you like down so no drafts. Went for that one rather than the Homescapes because it was only a little bit more and some of the Homescapes reviews mentioned white fluff coming out of the duvets!

MousyMouse Fri 16-Nov-12 16:54:14

the dc have these from ikea in 7.5 tog. they are very comfy (having to swap beds occasionally), wash very well. it's also available in 10.5 or 7.5 and 4.5 as summer winter combo.

daisydoodoo Fri 16-Nov-12 19:26:23

Thanks for the links.
I'll take a look at silk or wool but think might be out of my budget £100-150 maximum.

rubyhaha Wed 10-Apr-13 18:43:57

I know this is an old thread but just wanted to say thanks it has been so helpful. am now waiting for my new duvet to arrive.....

Jolsen Thu 25-Apr-13 14:45:51

Wow, I've been using a Canadian goose down duvet purchased as a birthday present by my hubby. Its AMAZING !! So light, soft and warm. Its a 10.5 tog so should also be good for the - not too distant - summer.

Jolsen Thu 25-Apr-13 14:49:28

Sorry, should probably post website where purchased www.myduvetandpillow.co.uk although I should be fair and mention there are others that sell these duvets i can vouch for this one, its wonderful!

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samb1 Thu 30-May-13 12:36:00

I got one from www.bedlinendirect.co.uk made in the UK from Euroquilt

Callulu Sun 08-Sep-13 13:13:20

I stayed at a guest house in Scotland (cosy rather than posh) that only provided natural wool duvets. I loved it so much I ended up buying one from M&S www.marksandspencer.com/Marks-and-Spencer-Natural-Duvet/dp/B004EHECQS. Then I followed it up with a pillow and mattress topper from www.woolduvetstore.co.uk But there are others selling them if you google.

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iggymama Tue 24-Sep-13 11:39:42

I love my silk filled duvet. Feels like sleeping under the wings of a fairy, plus helps regulate body temperature.

crazy8 Tue 24-Sep-13 13:19:36

Has anyone had a silk filled duvet? I know this is incredibly sad but I have always wanted the duvet from The Sound of Music scene when Julie Andrews sings "My Favourite Things"

crazy8 Tue 24-Sep-13 13:20:03

Sorry cross post Iggymama

lizziedrips Sun 29-Sep-13 18:50:48

has anyone tried the Die Zudecke Canadian goose duvet? it is cheaper than some of the hungarian duvets but I heard that canadian goose is suppose to be one of the best.

Any thoughts? - canadian or Hungarian? I also heard about the siberian Myth!

lizziedrips Sun 29-Sep-13 18:54:43

I have a silk filled duvet - have had it for 5 years - I am not that happy with it has the fill is very patchy and there are some bits that are just cotton covering. The fills moves around and I dont know where some of it has disappeared. It may be because there are no pockets in this particular one to keep the fill in place - It cost alot and I dont want to make the same mistatke again!!

spicynaknik Mon 30-Sep-13 09:12:54

I have the Die Zudecke canadian goose duvet and it is amazing. Much better quality than the John Lewis siberian duvets we have. We have the 10 tog Die Zudecke canadian goose 100% down and it is massively puffy and light and the cambric cover is light and crisp. It is very warm and we use it in winter and like to sleep with the window open smile

I heartily recommend it.

spicynaknik Mon 30-Sep-13 09:14:29

My mistake, it's 9 tog. I did post earlier on thread about it but forgot that I had name changed since then.

lizziedrips Tue 01-Oct-13 19:43:32

thanks for the feedback - will save up!

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Tue 01-Oct-13 20:13:48

Given the thread is a YEAR OLD I am sure the OP is well sorted by now!

Why would you post on a Zombie thread - which clearly tells you it's a Zombie thread - a year later? Odd. Unless you are advertising of course wink

lizziedrips Tue 01-Oct-13 22:09:40

if you mean me - I have no idea how this works or what a zombie thread is. I googled reviews and it came up but not as a year old as the posts are this sept!

LynetteScavo Tue 01-Oct-13 22:12:57

Because it's a really good thread. It's just come up when I googled best duvet, as I'm thinking of buying one.

I may well take my own advice. grin

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Tue 01-Oct-13 22:31:23

No Lizzie - not you smile If you post on an old thread it comes up with a Big Message saying it's a Zombie thread and are you SURE you want to revive it - which is what Callulu/Rayman had done before you posted, to get the thread 'live' again.

Callulu/Rayman - Rayman is only here to advertise, have a look at his profile.

You should Lynette - it was good smile

ayaz Thu 31-Oct-13 11:50:25

I have Hungarian goose down duvet from www.raymat.co.uk/hungarian-siberian-goose-down-duvet which is really awesome for me.
Reasonable Price £ 190 with 50% Discount.

e1y1 Mon 25-Nov-13 00:01:56

I have had feather bedding for some years now. However, due to the cruelty issue I don't think I want it anymore. According to DM (probably the worst in reliability of info) say that M&S can completely guarantee cruelty free feather Here.

But, PETA say you cannot guarantee it from anywhere Here.

So confusing who to believe. I love feather bedding and always have, even being asthmatic all my life. But I wouldn't want any animal subjected to that just for a bed cover.

Note: The videos in the links a VERY graphic and upsetting, I only posted them for the main article, if you want to watch the videos, as said they are graphic.

clippityclop Mon 25-Nov-13 21:39:39

Duvet and Pillow Workshop do superb hotel style bedding, good prices, we think loads better quality than M&S and I think you can get Quidco too.

Corygal Mon 25-Nov-13 21:40:46

Fogarty All Seasons Down Duvet 13.5 tog. They never go on sale at about 400 quid, but I got one in TK Maxx for 29 quid in June.

Complete bed heaven.

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