Guide to Duvet Warmth

You’ve been searching for a fluffy duvet to cuddle up with at night but can’t figure out which weight will keep you at the perfect temperature.
Never fear, your duvet hero is here!

Duvet with cape flying through night sky on orange background

Not sure which weight is best for you? Here are our suggestions:

Summer Weight
Are you warm at night? No sweat!

- For those who sleep in warm temperatures
- For those with warm body temperatures

Regular Weight
Not too hot or too cold. This one’s for you, Goldilocks!

- For those who sleep in moderate room temperatures
- For those with moderate body temperatures

All Season Weight
The perfect companion for chilly sleepers.

- For those who sleep in cool temperatures
- For those with cool body temperatures

Winter Weight
Show those harsh winter nights who’s boss!

- For those who sleep in cold temperatures
- For those with cold body temperatures

How does fill weight impact the warmth of a duvet?

Scale next to white duvet next to pile of down with blue background

Fill Weight refers to the amount of fill in a duvet, measured in ounces. To make a duvet warmer, we increase the fill weight by adding ounces of fill.

Collection Warmth Rating Size Dimensions Fill Weight Loft
White Goose Down Summer Weight Queen 88" x 90" 25 oz 575
White Goose Down Regular Weight Queen 88" x 90" 30 oz 575



   For example, a Queen Summer Weight White Goose Down Duvet contains 25 oz of fill.
   A Queen Regular Weight White Goose Down Duvet contains 30 oz of fill.
   The Regular Weight duvet is warmer, as it contains 5 more ounces of fill.

 

How does loft fit into the picture?


Loft (also known as Fill Power) refers to the fluffiness of down, or how many cubic inches 1 ounce of down will fill. The higher the loft value, the fluffier and more insulating each ounce of down will be. Because higher loft down is warmer per ounce, we require fewer ounces of that down to achieve the desired level of warmth. (Note that loft is a measure used for down, not feather or polyester).

Collection Warmth Rating Size Dimensions Fill Weight Loft
White Goose Down Regular Weight Queen 88" x 90" 30 oz 575
Hutterite Goose Down Regular Weight Queen 88" x 90" 25 oz 700



   Here we have 2 Regular Weight Duvets. Because they share the same warmth rating, they are equally warm.
   A Queen Regular Weight White Goose Down Duvet contains 30 oz of 575 loft down.
   A Queen Regular Weight Hutterite Goose Down Duvet contains 25 oz of 700 loft down.
   Because the 700 loft down has better insulating properties, fewer ounces are required to make a Regular Weight Duvet.

 


Finding a duvet that won’t keep you too warm or leave you shivering at night can seem like a daunting task, but I hope I’ve been able to shed some light on the matter! Now, if you don’t mind me, I’m going to snuggle up and take a nap. All this duvet talk has me a little sleepy!

Have questions about duvet warmth? Let me know in the comments!

Click here for some other factors to consider when choosing a duvet.

 

Illustrations by Amanda Nguyen

26 comments

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Canadian Down & Feather July 01, 2021

Over a month ago I placed an order for a 650 white goose down duvet in queen and all season for $451.50 and have not heard back. No payment on my MasterCard either.

Val Finch June 15, 2021

I have ordered two 850 loft hutterite goose down duvet, I wonder if it can be washed by hand ?

Jane Lin February 09, 2021

Hi Fernanda, You can see which duvets come in which warmth ratings on the Product Comparison Chart! The duvets that come in Winter Weight are the 650 Loft White Goose Down Duvet and the White Goose Down Duvet. Winter Weight is far too warm for most people – it’s best for room temperatures of 15 degrees C or lower. All Season Weight is plenty warm for most people who are a bit chilly when they sleep or for room temps around 16 – 18 degrees.

Canadian Down & Feather Company January 18, 2021

Looking for a warm winter duvet

Fernanda January 18, 2021

Hi Laurie, All Season Weight is always heavier than Regular Weight because it is warmer. To make a duvet warmer, we need to add more fill to it, making it heavier! You can compare the exact fill weights on the ‘Specifications’ tab on any product page. If you like a light weight duvet, I would go with a down duvet. Down duvets are very light because down is so warm per ounce…just a little bit of fill goes a long way! The weight that is right for you depends on the temperature of your home and your personal preference…it sounds like you’re looking for something not too warm, so I would opt for Regular Weight in that case. :)

Canadian Down & Feather Company September 27, 2020

Hi
could you please tell me the difference between all season weight and medium weight in terms of heaviness. I would like a duvet that is
cool in the summer but decent warmth but not hot in the winter- I live in central Ontario.
i do not like heavy blankets or duvets( small person ).

Thanks ___ I look forward to your reply. Laurie
Laurie Mathe September 27, 2020

Hi Doris,
Great question! We do have sales year-round. Every 1-2 months or so. The bulk of our best sales are concentrated around October – January. Please feel free to sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page. That’s how we communicate our sales and promotions with our customers!

Canadian Down & Feather Company May 28, 2020

How often you will have duvets on sale?

Doris cheng May 28, 2020

Hi Doris, Thanks for your question! We don’t offer our Hutterite duvets in Summer Weight, but we can make one custom for you if you’d like. Please email us and we can provide a quote!

Canadian Down & Feather Company May 24, 2020

Do you make 850+ Hutterite white goose down duvet in summer weight? Can I special one?

Doris Cheng May 24, 2020

Hi Barb, Thank you for your comment! Down alternative duvets tend to be fairly heavy. This is because synthetic materials don’t have very good insulating properties. A lot of fill is required in order to provide the warmth most people are looking for. For a lightweight duvet, you’ll want to go with a down duvet. Down is an excellent insulator, so just a little bit of fill goes a long way! For our most affordable down duvet, see the White Down Duvet in the pink flamingo packaging!

Canadian Down & Feather Company May 19, 2020

Hi,
I have tried a duvet with polyester fill (not yours) and found it to be too heavy. I’m not concerned with weight as it relates to warmth, but rather how it feels on my body. I do not want something that feels confining; in fact I’d be nice if I didn’t feel it at all. Also, I am on a tight budget. So what would be your suggestions? Thank you.

Barb May 19, 2020

Amanda, my daughter received her white goose down comforter just in time for the Calgary freeze. She absolutely loves it! And didn’t want to get out of bed the next morning. Thank you for your assistance and making a great Canadian Product!

Jim September 24, 2019

Hi Lisa,

We can make something like that for you! It would be a customer project. Please email info@canadiandownandfeather.com with more info (size, warmth levels, thread count, type of fill) and we can provide you with a quote!

Canadian Down and Feather Company September 24, 2019

Do you sell partner or split tog duvets? They are king size but allow 2 different fills ie summer weight one side and regular weight on the other for couples with different sleep needs?

Lisa September 24, 2019

Using your Smart ’furnace controls, one could lower temperature at night, hence save on heat bill and use a heavy duvet for comfort.

Marlene September 24, 2019

Hi Joan, Our most popular duvet is the Hutterite Goose Down Duvet in the purple packaging!

Canadian Down & Feather Company November 05, 2018

The flat top of my bed is 60″ × 80.″ I’m interested in a Hutterite Regular duvet for myself and single Regular duvets for my three pre-teen granddaughters. What do you suggest and what are the costs? Can you have then delivered to my farm in East Garafraxa Township before Christmas?

Charles Hooker November 05, 2018

I would like all seasons king size most popular down feather , do you have couple to look at?

Joan McCallum November 05, 2018

Hi Jen, Great question. Down duvets are quite lightweight as a rule. If you want something not too hot but don’t want to sacrifice too much fluffiness, I’d go with a Regular Weight Hutterite duvet (purple, red, or yellow-green packaging). Hutterite down is extremely lofty/fluffy. By comparison, the White Goose Down Duvet or White Down Duvet in Regular Weight will look a bit thinner. I hope this helps!

Canadian Down & Feather Company October 21, 2018

Hi there,

I cant decide between a light weight duvet, medium weight or All seasons. I don’t want it too heavy or hot. I’d like one that is full and fluffy as some other brands ive seen are lightweight but also very thin and I like the fullness of my bedding. I guess that’s the trade off. Any suggestions?

Jen October 21, 2018

wonderful comments

leoor casassa July 27, 2018

Great guide! A very fun and informative twist on finding your perfect duvet. I’ve recently purchased a duvet and am very pleased with what I got.

Connor March 16, 2018

Very illuminating read! This will definitely help out on my next purchase!
Thank you

Tom March 16, 2018

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