The best duvets have the power to improve the quality of your sleep tenfold. Stat. Sure: a cloud-like pillow, supportive mattress and cooling linen bedding set can have a tangible influence, but as the shining star of any bed, your duvet has one of the most noticeable impacts on your kip.
According to the Sleep Council, your duvet should be replaced every two-five years, but we can safely assume you’re likely putting off an upgrade due to duvet choice paralysis. With duck feather, down alternative, wool, cotton and microfibre duvets on offer – among many other duvet types – how can you possibly know which will suit your needs? Add that to the fact that summer is coming up and a subsequent need for something temperature regulating or breathable and you could have yourself in a bit of a pickle.
Enter: our guide to the best duvets on the market. We’ve spoken to industry leaders in luxury bedding to answer all of your duvet FAQs at the bottom of the feature, and outlined the best type of duvet for every budget and preference. Including the best summer duvet for hot sleepers.
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The best duvet 2023 at a glance:
- Best duvet overall: Emma 4-Season Duvet, £312, Emma Sleep
- Best duvet runner-up: THE SIMBA Hybrid Duvet, £104.95, Simba Sleep
- Best summer duvet for hot sleepers: Panda Cloud duvet, £116.96, Panda London
- Best down duvet: Natural Duck Down 3-in-1 Duvet, £185, John Lewis
- Best down alternative duvet: Feels Like Down All Seasons Duvet, £60, Dusk
How we tested:
As is the case when it comes to shopping for the best pillows for side sleepers and electric blankets, everyone has their own duvet preference. So when testing the duvets in this edit, over winter months and during the summer, we were looking for quality, thermoregulation properties (read: whether we ended up with the night sweats), tog options, sustainability creds and whether the duvets were machine washable. We tested as many duvets in person as we could, and are working our way through the rest. For those we’ve not tested IRLs, we’ve spoken to experts and customers alike. The result is a thorough edit of toasty duvets for everyone from allergy sufferers to hot sleepers.
Where to buy the best duvet:
On top of all the different types of duvets to contend with – from anti-allergy duvets to feather duvets – you’ve also the tough task of wading through all the best duvet retailers. Luckily, we’ve got the lowdown, here’s our pick of the best brands to check out for sound snoozing this summer –
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