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Here are the best duvets to buy in 2023 for a great night’s sleep

A good duvet can help make bedtime blissful. Need help picking a comfy option to suit your bed and budget? Our selection of the best duvets has you covered, literally.

By Mumsnet HQ | Last updated Jan 6, 2023

Woman sleeping under duvet

It may not feel like it right now if you have very young children but did you know that you’ll spend around a third of your life in bed? Yes, really! With that in mind, it makes sense to buy the very best duvet you can afford. For Mumsnetters, choosing the best duvet to buy in 2023 is a hot topic of discussion.

But which features and materials are worth spending money on? Different types of duvet filling such as microfibre, wool or bamboo each have properties that suit different types of sleepers so it’s worth figuring out the best option for you. Are you a hot sleeper who prefers only a light covering? Do you like to feel cocooned? Do you share a bed with someone with a different temperature gauge to you?

Also, given the unpredictability of the Great British climate, it can sometimes feel chilly in summer and warm in winter so it can be tricky to find a duvet that works for all seasons.

Rest assured (pun intended), we’ve considered all these factors in this round-up and have carefully compiled a list of the top duvets that Mumsnetters love. We’ve also tackled the somewhat confusing issue of tog ratings and sizes in our easy-to-follow buying guide below. Read on for our pick of the best duvets in the UK right now.

Best duvets for 2023: Editor’s picks

Devons Duvet
Best overall

Devon Duvets Natural Devon Wool Duvet

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SilentNight Anti-Allergy Duvet
Best budget duvet

Silentnight Anti-Allergy Duvet

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Night Owl Coverless Duvet
Best washable duvet

Night Owl Coverless Duvet

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How we chose our recommendations

Because we know that there’s nothing like a real recommendation from a real parent, we first headed to the Mumsnet forums to find out which duvets discerning Mumsnet users had bought. We compiled a list of duvets they recommended, noting how much they liked them, and whether they were particularly good for any certain needs.

We then did some research across the wider web, looking at which duvets had won accolades or been featured in ‘best buy’ lists across websites and print media, and what customers’ reviews said about them.

Having collated all that information, we picked the best duvets we thought would make the greatest buys in several interest categories.

Here's our guide to the best duvets of 2023 for your home.

What are the best duvets?

  1. Best overall duvet: Devon Duvets Natural Devon Wool Duvet

  2. Best budget duvet: Silentnight Anti-Allergy Duvet

  3. Best luxury duvet: Baavet Wool Duvet

  4. Best washable duvet: Night Owl Coverless Duvet

  5. Best duvet for allergy sufferers: SOAK AND SLEEP Soft as Down Microfibre with Cotton Casing Duvet

1. Best budget duvet: Silentnight Anti-Allergy Duvet

SilentNight Anti-Allergy Duvet

Price: from £29 | Buy now from Amazon

Silentnight is a household name when it comes to British bedding and this great value anti-allergy duvet demonstrates exactly why. It’s one of the most purse friendly duvets on the market - although not quite as cheap as the bargainous £20 John Lewis microfibre duvet, to be fair. Yet, despite the reasonable price, it has the much-valued approval of the British Allergy Foundation thanks to its antibacterial microfibre cover and hollowfibre filling making it ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers.

You can choose from single, double, king or superking sizes and as each size ranges from 4.5 tog to 13.5 tog, you might be tempted to get one for summer and one for winter too. All Silentnight duvets are machine washable and they come with a two-year guarantee so you should sleep easy at night in more ways than one.

Key specs

  • Size: Single, Double, King or Superking

  • Weight: 1.18 to 2 kg

  • Material: Synthetic

  • Tog: 4.5, 7.5, 10.5 or 13.5

2. Best overall duvet: Devon Duvets Natural Devon Wool Duvet

Devons Duvet

Price: from £110 | Buy now from Soak and Sleep

“I have a Devon Duvet and a Baavet, I prefer the Devon.” Salome61

“Another wool fan. Mine is from Soak and Sleep and is an all season 2 part one. Helps massively with my delightful night sweats but still snuggly.” OakleyStreetisnotinChelsea

This natural wool duvet from Devon Duvets has encouraged plenty of Mumsnetters to float away to the land of nod. It has a certified 100% British wool filling, which is neither bleached or chemically treated and is encased in a cotton cover.

You might reasonably expect a wool duvet to be warm. After all, there’s a reason why Christmas jumpers are often made from wool. However, the reason so many people like this Devon Duvet is that wool is a naturally breathable material which is great at regulating temperature whether you’re trying to go to sleep in the depths of winter or in mid-summer. It’s also anti-allergenic too and surprisingly light in feel.

So if you want to keep the heat in when nights are cold and let it out when they’re hot, this British-made duvet is a wise choice.

Key specs

  • Size: Single (135 × 200), Double (200 × 200), King (22 × 220), Superking (260 × 220), Emperor (290 × 235)

  • Weight: 600g per square metre

  • Material: Wool

  • Thread count: 260

  • Tog: 8-10 (equivalent)

3. Best luxury duvet: Baavet wool duvet

Baavet wool duvet

Price: from £132 | Buy now from Amazon

“I’ve gone to a wool duvet and I don’t need to change it. Toasty warm in the winter and cool enough in the summer.” EastWestWhosBest

“I recommend a wool duvet like those made by Baavet. It's totally breathable.” Whatdramain2022

The Baavet wool duvet is the second wool duvet to feature on our list - ranked only after our best overall duvet, the Devon Duvets Natural Devon Wool Duvet. This duvet is another product that has plenty of satisfied sleepers raving about it on Mumsnet discussion threads. Made using 100% British wool, this duvet has between 500 and 550g of wool per square metre making it roughly the equivalent of a 13 tog duvet.

Although this is at the warmer end of the scale of wool duvets, the manufacturer recommends it for people who experience night sweats thanks to its natural breathability and lightweight feel. It’s fair to say that this is an investment buy rather than a budget choice of duvet by any stretch. That said, many Mumsnetters who buy a wool duvet say that they wouldn’t ever go back to using a synthetic-filled duvet.

Key specs

  • Size: Single (135cm x 200cm), Double (200cm x 200cm), King size (225cm x 220cm), Superking (260cm x 220cm).

  • Weight: 500-500g per square metre

  • Material: Wool

  • Thread count: 240

  • Tog: 13 (equivalent)

4. Best washable duvet: Night Owl Coverless Duvet

Night Owl Coverless Duvet

Price: from £28.00 | Buy now from Fine Bedding

“We have one of the duvets made from recycled plastic and it’s fantastic! Really light and warm and the filling stays in place.” Quidity

If it’s important to you to make an ethical choice when it comes to buying a new duvet, take a look at the Night Owl Coverless duvet. The super soft printed polyester outer shell contains a filling of 100% Smartfil® Polyester from Recycled PET Bottles.

Even better, it’s a coverless style meaning that you don’t have to spend money on duvet covers or faff about with changing and washing them. The duvet is also machine washable so you can chuck it in for a wash when it needs refreshing. The manufacturer promises that it dries in just 90 minutes too so you won’t have to hang about before making your bed.

The Night Owl duvet comes in five subtle shades and sold in both Summer 4.5 tog and All-Season 10.5 tog although the Super King style is only available in 4.5 tog. Of course the fact that it’s man-made may be an issue if you’d prefer a natural choice such as wool. But for sustainability, it’s a winner. Packaging wise, it comes in a reusable duffle bag whichever size you choose.

Key specs

  • Size: Single (135cm x 200cm), Double (200cm x 200cm), King size (225cm x 220cm), Superking (260cm x 220cm)

  • Material: Synthetic

  • Tog: 4.5, 10.5

  • Colours: Dusk Pink, White Seersucker, Aurora Green, Twilight Blue, Cloud Grey

5. Best duvet for allergy sufferers: SOAK AND SLEEP Soft as Down Microfibre with Cotton Casing Duvet

Soak and Sleep duvet

Price: £69 | Buy now from Amazon

”In a holiday apartment atm. I am allergic to feathers and down and the duvets felt like down so I had a look. Soak and sleep. Little pocket squares sewn in so filling doesn’t move around. I'll be buying one when I get home.” Flup

Despite being made from allergy-friendly synthetic microfibres, Soak and Sleep has aimed for a down-like sensation with its specially made fine-denier blown polyester microfibre filling. The filling mimics the lightweight lofty feeling of a down duvet, and unlike some other synthetic duvets it has a 100% cotton casing too so it feels nice and soft and totally breathable.

Regular cleaning is even more important for allergy sufferers to avoid a build up of dust or other allergens. Some duvets, including those filled with wool, can be a faff to wash but this duvet won’t hold you back on this score. The duvet is machine-washable and can then be chucked in a tumble-dryer too so you can easily keep it spotlessly clean and dry it thoroughly and quickly too.

Key specs

  • Size: Double (135 × 200cm)

  • Weight: 1-1.5kg

  • Material: Synthetic filling, 100% cotton casing

  • Thread count: 233 thread

  • Tog: 10.5

6. Best eco-friendly duvet: Panda the Cloud Bamboo Duvet

Panda the Cloud Bamboo Duvet

Price: £145 | Buy now from Amazon

“Definitely go for wool, silk or bamboo if you can. They last far better than a synthetic hollowfibre one.” picklemepopcorn

If you’re understandably worried about the impact that buying a new duvet has on the planet, this bamboo duvet from Panda is probably the most environmentally-friendly duvet you can buy right now.

With a filling made from a 50: 50 blend of ethically-sourced bamboo and microfibres, and a 100% rayon cover made from bamboo, this duvet is completely vegan and the lack of cotton makes it less water-intensive to produce too. It ticks every conceivable eco box we can muster so your conscience can stay clear.

Gladly, you won’t feel like you’ve made a sacrifice once it’s time to snuggle up, thanks to this duvet light, airy feel and natural temperature regulating properties and cosy 10.5 tog rating. It’s a good all-rounder for most seasons. It’s also machine-washable, and if you’re still not sure about making the switch to bamboo, Panda offers a 30-night trial with free returns.

Key specs

  • Size: Double (135 × 200cm)

  • Weight: 3.8kg

  • Material: Bamboo

  • Thread count: 300

  • Tog: 10.5

7. Best duvet for both hot and cold sleepers: Silentnight Yours and Mine Duvet

Silentnight Yours and Mine duvet

Price: £145 | Buy now from Amazon

“You can actually buy a duvet that is two togs joined together. I've currently got 13.5tog and 10.5tog in a super kingsize for me and husband its the best thing I've ever bought, no more moaning about being to hot or too cold. Argos have them as do Dunelm ours is a Silent Night.” iwannascream

“You need the Silentnight yours and mine duvet, that's a half and half one.” TheCanyon

If you often find yourself fighting over the thermostat with your other half, you might find it hard to choose a duvet that suits you both without one of you feeling uncomfortably hot or cold at night. One option suggested by Mumsnetters is to buy two single duvets for your double or king size so that both you and your OH can have a duvet that suits. However, if you don’t fancy that idea, help is at hand!

Designers at Silentnight have come up with a clever ‘why has no one thought of that before’ solution with this duo tog duvet where one half is warmer than the other.

It has a hollowfibre inner and a microfibre outer layer and you can choose from a 4.5 and 7.5 tog combination, or 10.5 and 13.5 to keep you just the right level of snuggly for your preference in the winter months. One Mumsnetter describes it as a 'gamechanger'. Just remember to put it on the right way round!

Key specs

  • Size: Double (135 × 200cm)

  • Weight: 3.5kg

  • Material: Synthetic

  • Thread count: 300

  • Tog: 10.5 and 13.5

8. Best silk duvet: Luxury Pure Silk Duvet

Snuggledown Hungarian Goose Down duvet

Price: from £80 | Buy now from Soak and Sleep

“We bought a silk duvet a few years ago and would highly recommend that. They're not massively expensive and you get the same warmth for a much lighter load on you. That means that they're also much easier to pack if travelling somewhere you need to take bedding, or to keep spares in the cupboard.” WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll 

There’s nothing wrong with wanting some luxury when you’re drifting off to sleep and this  silk duvet may hit the spot. With moisture wicking 100% Tussah Silk encased in a 300 thread count pure cotton satin weave cover, this duvet is naturally hypoallergenic, making it ideal for allergy sufferers.

The silk filling is stitched into place between the soft cotton outer case and also finished with a bound hem edging for durability. As with the other natural duvet fillings such as wool, silk is ideal at regulating temperatures - definitely one to consider if you suffer hot flushes at night. Available in both summer warmth and spring/autumn warmth you can use the ties to join two duvets together to create your own personalised tog rating.

The manufacturer advises that a silk duvet feels denser and heavier than you might expect - it has a draping effect when you get underneath it, almost like a weighted blanket. The duvet is machine washable although the manufacturer advises professional cleaning to keep it in tip top condition.

Key specs

  • Size: Single (135cm x 200cm), Double (200cm x 200cm), King size (225cm x 220cm), Superking (260cm x 220cm).

  • Material: Silk

  • Thread count: 300

  • Tog: Summer (4.5 tog) and spring/autumn (9 tog)

9. Best winter duvet: Dorma Full Forever 13.5 tog duvet


Price: from £65 | Buy now from Dunelm

“Personally really love my Dorma Full Forever 13.5 tog duvet bought several years ago from Dunelm. Satisfying weight and crinkle. Went there having reserved a duck feather one but they had a load hanging up so you could test them - very glad for having had a feel of them before buying and switching to this one!” Kimblebee19

Dunelm bedding has a good rep with Mumsnetters who appreciate the quality and reasonable prices. In the depths of winter, when you want to feel cocooned and cosy, it makes sense to invest in a duvet with a high tog rating. This 13.5 tog UK-made winter Dorma duvet has an indulgent sumptuous 233 thread count and should stay puffy and full for longer thanks to its spiral fibre polyester filling and polyester casing.

Quilt stitching prevents the filling slipping or bunching up to create awkward lumps and bumps. Machine washable, tumble dryer safe and available in a variety of sizes The filling contains a blend of recycled fibres so it ticks eco-friendly boxes too.

The only issue? It may be a tad too cosy if you suffer night sweats or just don’t like too feel too warm at night. And the fact that it’s made from synthetic fibres may not float your boat either.

Key specs

  • Size: Single (135cm x 200cm), Double (200cm x 200cm), King size (225cm x 220cm), Superking (260cm x 220cm).

  • Material: Synthetic

  • Thread count: 233

  • Tog: 13.5 tog

10. Best affordable microfibre duvet: John Lewis ANYDAY


Price: from £12 | Buy now from John Lewis

“Our spare is a John Lewis microfibre, cost about £20 kingsize.” LIZS

If you want a no fuss duvet at a great price - perhaps as a spare for guests or to take on camping trips - then you can't go far wrong with this style from Mumsnetter favourite John Lewis. Available in single, double and king size but not super king size, the duvet contains a lightweight 100% GRS certified polyester hollowfibre filling encased in a 100% polyester cover. Polyester hollowfibre is known for being more breathable than microfibre.

You can’t choose the tog rating with this duvet - it’s 10.5 tog which is ideal for autumn and winter but may be too hot for some people during warmer months. Machine washable up to 40°C, the duvet can be tumble dried on a cool setting.

There’s also a one year guarantee in case anything goes wrong. There’s no rule that you have to spend a fortune on a duvet, like the luxury wool and silk styles in our list, when a basic one like this does the job perfectly well. It may also leave you with cash to buy a lovely new duvet cover and sheets!

Key specs

  • Size: Single (135cm x 200cm), Double (200cm x 200cm), King size (225cm x 220cm)

  • Material: Synthetic

  • Tog: 10.5 tog

How to choose the best duvet

Choosing the best duvet doesn’t need to keep you awake at night. There are options to suit any budget, and you can consider whether you want a duvet that is designed for luxury or for allergy sufferers and whether you want a duvet for a particular season or one that works all-year-round.

One of the most important elements is the filling that your duvet is made from. Down and feather duvets are traditional and can be really luxurious but some people with concerns about allergies or animal welfare avoid them, and they can feel a bit heavier than other options.

Duvets made from synthetic fibres are very common – these can come in a range of styles, with synthetic or cotton covers. They tend to be very easy to clean and maintain but aren’t as durable or breathable as some other options, and some people think they don’t feel as soft either.

Probably the top choice of filling in the duvet discussions on the Mumsnet forums is wool. It’s surprisingly lightweight and naturally breathable too. Many people find they can use the same wool duvet all year round. There are other options too, like bamboo (eco-friendly) and silk (soft feel) so there should be something to suit everyone.

What is the best duvet on the market?

We think the natural wool duvet from Devon Duvets Natural Devon Wool Duvet  is the best duvet to buy right now. Handmade in Devon from certified 100% British wool filling, it is warm yet breathable and feels lighter than some other synthetic or down duvets.

Devons Duvet

“I have a Devon Duvet and a Baavet, I prefer the Devon.”


Devon Duvets

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What is the best all weather duvet?

The best tog duvet for all year round is the Devon Duvets Natural Devon Wool Duvet because the natural wool fibres keep you warm in winter and cool in warmer months.

How often should you change your duvet?

The Sleep Council suggests duvets are replaced every two to five years, but it is possible to extend the length of your duvet's life by using a duvet protector and also shaking out and airing it regularly.

Does washing a duvet ruin it?

All of the duvets in our list can be machine washed and washing shouldn't ruin a duvet as long as you do it properly. Generally, if your duvet is made of cotton or a cotton blend or polyester microfibers, it can be easily machine washed and may also withstand tumble drying. You can also wash some wool and silk duvets.

What is a duvet tog?

The tog rating for a duvet relates to how warm it makes you feel based on how much warm air it traps under it. The higher the tog rating, the better it is at retaining heat.

What are the different togs of duvets available?

A typical summer duvet might be around 3.5 tog and togs can go all the way up to 15 for winter duvets. A tog of around 10 should be a good fit as an all-year-round option. Think about the season you’re in and how much you feel the cold at night before choosing the right tog for you.

What are the standard duvet sizes in the UK?

Standard duvet sizes in the UK are as follows: cot bed (120 × 150cm), single (135 × 200cm), double (200 × 200cm), king (230 × 220cm), superking (260 × 220cm) and emperor (290 × 235cm).

Which duvet is best for children?

The most important thing when selecting a duvet for your child is to make sure you get the right size for their bed. Typically, they will need a lower tog rating. As children's bodies are smaller, the duvet should trap more warm air underneath it making it feel lovely and cosy.

Which duvet filling is best for allergy sufferers?

If specific materials set off a sneezing fit for you, obviously avoid those. Beyond that, it’s a good idea to choose a duvet that is easily washable. If you can clean it at 60 degrees it will kill any dust mites, which can cause irritation.

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