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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.

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.

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 ?

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

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 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.

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:

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!

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...

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.

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

John Lewis Hungarian goose down range is excellent.

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?

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.

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.

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 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.

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

Squeeeee! grin

MakeTeaNotWar Mon 01-Sep-14 08:46:12

MY S&S wool duvet is due for delivery tomorrow - excited!

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 01-Sep-14 08:43:57

My latest S&S purchase is two of these silk throws. They are gorgeous - soft, warm and with a beautiful lustre. I've been cuddling up under them on the sofa on these chilly evenings and figure I'm saving £££s by not putting the heating on.

Now, fellow Beautiful Bedding Buddies (BBBs grin ), has anyone tried real linen bedding? S&S have some v reasonably priced French linen bedding and I am tempted - not least because, apparently, you don't have to iron it!

RandomMess Sun 31-Aug-14 09:09:43

I tired my wool 9 tog duvet last night for the first time. D I V I N E draps lovely and felt light still.

Rooners Tue 26-Aug-14 11:47:01

I've just had a massively thorough response from Heals confirming that they absolutely source ethically, complete with a detailed explanation of this and how they audit the process and so on. I can't even copy and paste here as it would take up half the page.

So I feel better about my duvet now.

Anyone got any info on ethical silk sourcing? grin

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 24-Aug-14 08:01:42

I'm glad someone else mentioned live plucking of birds. It's a disgrace that they can do that.

I've got a microfibre one that's sown in pockets, it's one size bigger than the bed & only cost me £23 in tk maxx.

I've got no sheets for it though so we are still under the white company ks one sad.

RandomMess Sat 23-Aug-14 18:12:40

Hmm I wash mine on the special low crease/no iron setting, empty the machine straight out when it's finished, fold it up in the basket and then hang on the line. This way is much kinder to the environment as it doesn't need ironing - I will avoide going up to a 600 count though wink

Besta Sat 23-Aug-14 18:03:19

The bed linen was 600 count and tbh it's hard to iron...... but SO worth it. And it does need ironing, it looks awful when it's not ironed even for slatternly me

Besta Sat 23-Aug-14 18:02:07

Wool duvet = best thing ever. The one I bought from Soak and Sleep has a crinkly cotton cover which some people might not like though, but I love it, there's a satisfying quiet crinkle as you turn over.

Last year I overhauled all of our bed linen/bed stuff from S&S, we got wool duvets, mattress toppers, high thread count bed linen, towels, pillows - everything. Cost a fraction of high street prices and delivery was excellent.

We have the summer weight wool duvet, plus best quality feather mattress topper and even though I'm the coldest person alive, I don't need extra warmth in the winter. Maybe if we didn't use the mattress topper we would need an extra button on duvet in the winter.

RandomMess Sat 23-Aug-14 17:55:32

Yeah I'm wondering if I actually have 400 count thread...

I don't like wearing pjs in bed when I do I like slim fit stretchy things so I don't get knotted up in them grin

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