When buying a duvet / quilt you have 2 choices to make. What tog & whether you want a natural (feather & down) filling or a synthetic (microfibre or hollowfibre) filling.
What is a tog? The tog rating refers to effectiveness of a material’s thermal insulation, using an ascending scale ranging from summer tog duvets at 4.5tog, all year round 10.5tog, up to the warm 13.5tog winter duvets.
Many people believe that a feather duvet is warmer than a synthetic duvet, this is not the case. Also, the weight of a duvet does not denote its warmth. Some people have the mis conception the heavier the duvet the warmer it is, this is not the case. The higher togs will have more weight, but there won’t be huge differences between them. The purpose of a duvet is for it to be lightweight and keep you warm.
The superior duvets will always be pocket, random or zig zagged stitched. This type of stitching keeps the filling evenly spread plus gives an even distribution of warmth across the duvet. Lesser duvets are channel stitched.
All of Lex’s Linens duvets have the superior type of stitching and have either 100% cotton or super soft microfibre cover.
TIP: As you would expect, duvets fit the correct size bed perfectly and provide plenty of coverage whilst you sleep. For an extra-cosy experience, why not use the next size up? Using a king size duvet on a double bed, for example.
For children under ten years old, it is recommended that you use a light, 4.5 tog duvet as their small bodies retain heat more than adults do, meaning that they are much more likely to overheat under thick bedding. For babies under twelve months, it is important that they do not sleep with duvets, pillows and quilts.
The sizes of duvets
- Single 135x200cm approx
- Double 200x200cm approx
- King Size 220x230cm approx
- Super King 220x260cm approx
If you have any questions about any of our duvets, please contact us and we will email back with the answer you are looking for.
Here’s to restful sleeping night after night.