There is no one-size-fits-all duvet.
Given this, I’m hoping to simplify the purchasing process for you by linking product specifications with your personal needs and preferences so you know exactly what to look for.
Let’s dive in!
How warm do you want your duvet to be? If you sleep in tropical temperatures, it’s best to go with a light, summer weight duvet. If you’re one of those people who’s always cold or you like to turn the heat down at night, look for a down duvet in an all season or winter weight.
Do you love the feeling of sleeping under a heavy blanket? You may want to look for a feather or microfiber-filled duvet. These fill types don't have great insulating properties, so these duvets contain a lot more fill and are much heavier. Down is very warm per ounce, so less fill is required to achieve the desired warmth level. If you like a light duvet that won’t weigh you down, a down duvet is for you!
If you anticipate your duvet will require frequent cleaning, look for a synthetic fill, like microfiber. These duvets can be machine washed as needed. Duvets filled with natural down and/or feather should be dry cleaned or professionally washed.
The higher the thread count, the softer and less noisy a duvet’s shell will be. While noise isn’t a deciding factor for most people, if you are very sensitive to sound, you may want to avoid lower thread count shells, which can rustle more loudly.
Read more about thread count here.
Down is the most costly fill type (more about that here). If you’re shopping on a budget, look for feather or down alternative duvets. If you want a down duvet without the hefty price tag, consider a duck down duvet or a down and feather mix. If you’re looking to splurge, treat yourself to a luxurious goose down duvet.
Before you begin shopping for a duvet, take the time to consider what’s important to you and define your budget. This will help you focus your search and find a duvet that will serve your needs and lifestyle well!
I would encourage you not to get too hung up on the appearance of your duvet insert. It’s important to use a duvet cover at all times, so your insert shouldn’t be visible (except on laundry day!).
Did we miss anything? Have additional questions? Let us know below!
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Hi Sam, Fluffiness and warmth go hand-in-hand! The more fill we add to a duvet, the fluffier and warmer it becomes. The fluffiest and warmest weight we carry is Winter Weight. The White Goose Down Duvet and 650 Loft White Goose Down Duvet come in Winter Weight – but beware – Winter Weight is way too warm for most people!
Hey !!! I just wanted to know what duvet was the fluffiest and warmest ??
Hi Adrienne, You’ll find the difference explained on each product page in the product description. All Season Weight contains more fill and therefore is warmer than Regular Weight. All Season is best for cooler room temps (around 16-18C) and Regular is better for moderate temps (like 19-21C). You’ll find the exact difference in fill weight in the Dimensions & Fill Weights section of each product page.
I am confused between the all season and regular weight Hutterite goose down duvet? Could you explain?
Hi Dianne, You can find our product features and specifications on every product page. All of our duvets come with corner loops to suit duvet covers with ties! You can find our product dimensions on every product page and on our Standard Dimensions page. The best size for your cover would be XL Queen. I wouldn’t recommend getting a super fluffy duvet in this case. The more fill we add to a duvet, the fluffier it becomes, but also the warmer it becomes! A very fluffy duvet will be too hot for the person who sleeps warm. It’s generally best to cater to the warmer sleeper, as it’s easier for the cooler sleeper to add an extra blanket as needed.
Looking to buy a queen size duvet that will look fluffy but will also address two sleepers who sleep hot and cold. No heat on in bedroom. Also, correct size to fit a 92×96 duvet cover with insides ties for anchoring.
Hi Anne, 1. Higher thread count doesn’t really = denser fabric. Higher thread count fabric does have more threads per sq in, but each thread is thinner. Lower thread count has thicker threads but fewer threads. So the density is roughly equivalent. All of the fabric we use is down and feather-proof, meaning it meets a minimum standard for down-proofness. However, for fabrics that meet this minimum, there is variation in how well/tightly the threads interlock. It just so happens that the thread thickness (decitex) and number of threads in 233TC fabric allows for really tight interlocking, compared to the decitex used in a higher TC. The higher TC is still meets the criteria for being down-proof and preventing leakage, but the interlocking is quite as perfect. 2. Lower thread count does contribute to noise, as does the type of weave. For example a twill weave is always noisier than a sateen weave. 3. Feathers are not as delicate as down, due to their springy, resilient quills. It’s not generally advisable to sleep on top of any duvet – they’re fairly delicate products that won’t hold up well to that kind of use. But if you do plan to sleep on one, a feather one will provide more support and cushioning…but you will be able to feel the quills beneath the fabric. Down duvets are more soft-feeling, but will flatten down completely with the weight of the body. I hope this helps! – Heather
1. Shouldn’t duvets with feathers (due to their quills) have a higher thread count, i.e. denser fabric to keep them in? Your feather + feather-down mix duvets have lower or same thread counts as the solely-down ones.
2. Does a lower thread count automatically result in a noisier duvet or are there other factors? (Interestingly, US sources say the higher the TC, the quieter, whereas German ones say the exact opposite.)
3. Are feathers as delicate as down, as one shouldn’t sleep on down duvets? I like to sometimes sleep either completely or half-way on top of my duvet and wonder if the higher amount of feathers in a mixed or pure-feather duvet would keep it from getting too smashed.
Hi Alex, That’s a tough one! Fluffiness and warmth go hand in hand. The more fill we add to a duvet the fluffier it becomes, and the warmer it becomes! Winter Weight is our warmest and fullest/fluffiest weight, but it will be far too hot for you. You may want to go with a Regular Weight or Summer Weight duvet. These are not the fluffiest versions of our duvets, but I suppose you’ll want to think about what’s more important to you – appearance or function!
Hi Eve, Loft is the measure of down quality. The higher the loft, the higher the quality! It will not affect the warmth or fluffiness of the duvet. For warmth level, you’ll want to check the warmth rating. If two duvets have the same warmth rating, they are the same warmth level. All Season is one of our warmth ratings. I wouldn’t recommend All Season Weight if you run hot. All Season is best for cooler sleepers or cooler room temperatures. You may want to opt for Regular Weight or Summer Weight. You can see which duvets come in which weights in the Product Comparison Chart!
Hello, I have often been hot while sleeping and are looking for a duvet accordingly. We would like to have a duvet that is not too thin and not too light, which product do you recommend?
thank you so much for responding to my previous question- your answers were helpful. i am looking now at getting an all season weight duck down duvet and im wondering how to make the decision between a 600, 650 or 700 loft? i want it to be light feeling and pouffy/fluffy looking and i also run a bit hot when sleeping. do you think it matters which loft i pick?
Hi Eve, For a light and fluffy duvet, you’ll want to look at a down duvet! Down is very insulating per ounce so just a little bit of fill goes a long way. This is why you’ll find down duvets lightweight compared to duvets filled with microfiber or feather. Fluffiness and warmth tend to go hand in hand. The more fill we add to a duvet, the fluffier it becomes and also the warmer it becomes! You’ll find that the All Season Weight and Winter Weight down duvets are the fluffiest variants!
I am looking for something on the lighter side as well as puffy looking.
at the moment i have a gel filled duvet that is very heavy (i tend to run hot so I take the blanket off and on during the night and it feels like I’m lifting a corpse every time!). the gel one also sits quite flat and i don’t like the look of it when the bed is made. I would like something that looks puffier and feels light and fluffy to touch. thanks in advance.
Hi Rose-Marie, If your room is warm, I recommend Regular Weight! Check out the blue image on this blog post…it shows the recommended temperature range for each weight. All Season Weight contains more fill than Regular Weight, and therefore it is warmer!
I don’t understand very well the difference between regular weight and all season weight, so I can’t choose my duvet.
My room is warm , even in winter, and I want to use my duvet all year around.could you explain me what to choose.Thanks.
Hi Michelle, Queen size is 88″ × 90″, while XL Queen size is 96″ × 98″. You can find dimensions listed on our Standard Dimensions page (in the FAQ menu) or on the Specifications tab on any product page :)
What is the difference in size for Queen and XLQueen?
Hi Bernard, Thanks for your question! You certainly could try! Two twin duvets will make a combined width of 128", which is 40" wider than one queen duvet. I do know some customers who use two duvets and really like it! There will just be some extra overhang.
We have a queen bed and are interested in trying out two twin duvets like we have seen travelling in Europe. Do you think that could work on a Queen or do you think we would need a king bed? Have you had other customers try this idea on a queen.
Hoping to never fight over the sheets again.
Hi Kathleen, The All Season Weight is not much bulkier, no. You can see how the fill weight differs by clicking ‘Specifications’ on the product page. The All Season will only have a few more ounces of fill, and should compress for travel similarly to the Regular Weight. Down is very insulating per ounce, so a little bit goes a long way!
I would like to travel with my duvet, but I am also a cold sleeper. Is the all-season much more bulky than the regular duvet?
For a year-round duvet that’s not too hot, I’d go with Regular Weight! The Hutterite Goose Down Duvet is our most popular one. Feel free to email us if you have additional questions! :)
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Looking to use year round. King Size. We tend to sleep hot so constantly kicking blankets on and off.
Hope this Helps.
Hi Aurel & Valerie,
We sell duvet inserts that are meant to be used inside of duvet covers! Duvet covers are available in many different colours, patterns and styles! :)