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Your best duvet choice? Tired of lumpiness and chills.

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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.

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 01-Sep-14 08:54:53

Squeeeee! grin

cirrusblue Mon 01-Sep-14 12:05:08

Whabylon I haven't got any experience of S and S stuff but I've got a Vintage Washed linen sheet and duvet covers from The White Company. It was very pricey but worth it. The make is pre-softened (I think that's what the 'Washed' means) and I never need to iron it. It is lovely and cosy in winter and cool in summer. I also got a cheaper linen John Lewis sheet from ebay. It was quite rough and hard in comparison but is gradually getting softer with washing.

minkah Mon 01-Sep-14 12:35:26

I am amazed by how fab the silk duvet is. A m a z e d!

It's so very much better than anything I've had before, even though I've paid tons for them.

Really really love it.

I kind of wish I'd bought a mulberry silk throw too... I just don't need it, but they look gorgeous.

cirrusblue Mon 01-Sep-14 14:29:13

I love my silk duvet too minkah. I bought a 3-4 tog which was great over the summer and now I will have to experiment with layering it with other things for the winter as a higher tog may be too heavy and I can't justify the expense of another. Currently have a light bedspread on top.

Biffabin Mon 01-Sep-14 15:46:11

I have silk too, love it. Mine's a 9 tog and is good year round.

Got mine from DAPW.

ellieclarke1 Fri 03-Oct-14 11:37:52

All the tog ratings confuse me!

The last one I bought was from and was under £20 if I can remember right.

Worth a look smile

I like the sound of silk also - can any one recommend where you can buy these?

Siarie Fri 03-Oct-14 11:42:03

John Lewis Hungarian goose down range is excellent.

Sipsmith Sat 04-Oct-14 15:25:54

Thanks to this thread I've just purchased an S&S wool all seasons duvet.
I'm allergic to feathers and I'm fed up with synthetic fillings, so I've splashed out!
And they have 20% off this weekend.

I will report back, once it's arrived.

MillieV Sat 04-Oct-14 16:59:21

Another vote for S&S. Bought our mattress topper, pillows and duvet from them when they were called DAPW (Duvet and Pillow Warehouse). I agree "Soak & Sleep" does sound more catchy. smile

I am tempted to get a silk duvet for when we move… my aim is to create a hotel-like, luxurious master bedroom...

wasoncearacergirl Fri 09-Jan-15 13:06:57

i have come late to this party, off to S&S now to get 2 single silk duvets. was browsing ebay for hours trying to work out which duck down ones to get, thanks MNers for all the info in this thread! and the thread about single duvets, thought we were the only couple that preferred it!

dinasmot Tue 17-Feb-15 11:15:02

As far as I know there is no such thing as Siberian Goose down, just a bit of clever marketing really.

For a lighter weight and still having a good level of comfort I's recommend a microfiber down mix. A good value one can be found here:

hollyisalovelyname Wed 18-Feb-15 17:12:43

Sorry to burst any bubbles but I hated my silk duvet from Soak and Sleep.
I was freezing using it even though it was the colder weather one.
It's really flat.
I like a soft snuggly duvet.
Spent ££'s on it.
Went off to Harry Corry and got a 15 tog one microfibre one for £25. Sooo much better.
The silk one might be ok in April / May. But it's really flat.
I like their silk duvet covers though. Really luxurious.

PoppyAmex Wed 18-Feb-15 18:38:15


I bought my Superking Siberian-down-"ultimate luxury"-whatever from Soak & Sleep and it was the worst purchase I've ever made - flat, cold, the down bunched up in clumps... pretty much the opposite of ultimate luxury.

Stupidly, I'm now interested in the silk version. Is it really good quality, please?

hollyisalovelyname Wed 18-Feb-15 19:37:23

Poppy I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only disappointed Soak and Sleep customer. But sorry you too have been disappointed iykwim.
Soak and Sleep have a returns policy..... the item has to be unused (obviously) but you only know it's not suitable AFTER you've used it , so not much use.
I thought a silk duvet would be warm in winter and cool in summer and feel light.
I actually thought I'd misordered or the wrong duvet came. Not so - I checked thoroughly.
I thought too,that perhaps,I should have ordered the Siberian goose one, but obviously not, judging from your experience of it.
You learn from your mistakes..... an expensive lesson though. hmm

hollyisalovelyname Thu 19-Feb-15 21:15:25

Soak and Sleep offer you a no quibble return providing the packaging isn't opened.
How do you know whether something is ok (or not) if you can't take it out of it's packaging ?

ForSaleChesterDraws Sat 14-Nov-15 06:48:21

Hmmmm....I'm no further along in choosing now. Our 9.5 tog duvet is bald in places and all the feathers sink to one end.

We love the fluffy light cloud feeling and are wanting to replace it with something luxurious and snuggly. I'm flip flopping between S&S and John Lewis and different types of down.

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