Choosing The Right Duvet

September 14, 2017 11 Comments

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!

Warmth

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.

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!

Care

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.


Thread Count

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.

Budget

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.

Read more about the difference between down and feather or the difference between duck down and goose down.

Appearance

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!).

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!

 

Did we miss anything? Have additional questions? Let us know below!




11 Responses

shuja kazmi
shuja kazmi

January 03, 2018

I recently ordered Hutterite Goose Down Duvet. I have never seen this kind of duvet in my life. It is so cozy fluffy and warm. Mine is all season King size duvet and enjoying every moment under this duvet. I definitely recommend this product.
Shuja Kazmi

Canadian Down & Feather Company
Canadian Down & Feather Company

December 19, 2017

Hi Jessie, I’m so sorry, but unfortunately, we don’t sell duvet covers. We only sell down, feather, and down alternative products. When shopping for a cover, check that it is close to 100″ × 110″ (a couple inches difference on all sides should be ok).

Jessie herringer
Jessie herringer

December 15, 2017

Do you sell king xl duvet covers that fit your king xl white down duvets

Canadian Down & Feather Company
Canadian Down & Feather Company

November 23, 2017

Hi Irene,
Our double duvets are 78 × 86″. The White Goose Down Duvet contains 575+ loft down. To be labelled as a down product, it must have at least 75% down clusters. The White Goose Down Duvet generally contains around 80-85% down clusters. The remaining percentage may be made up of down filaments, feather filaments, feathers, etc. I hope this helps :)

Canadian Down & Feather Company
Canadian Down & Feather Company

November 23, 2017

Hi Deeanna, You should purchase a Queen size duvet for a Queen size bed. If you want to double check that the sizing is correct, take a quick measure of your mattress. Our queen duvets are 88 × 90″! I hope this helps! :)

Deeanna
Deeanna

November 23, 2017

Good Day,

I have a queen size mattress. What size duvet should I purchase?

Irene
Irene

November 22, 2017

What is the percentage of white goose down vs feathers in your goose down duvet?
what is the loft of the full size and what is the full size measurement?
Irene
ps black Friday specials?

Canadian Down & Feather Company
Canadian Down & Feather Company

October 30, 2017

Hi Diane,

Thanks for your question! Queen: 88″ × 90″ XL Queen: 96″ × 98″ King: 102″ × 90″ and XL King 110″ × 100″. You can find all of our standard dimensions here: https://www.canadiandownandfeather.com/pages/standard-dimensions Thanks for reading! :)

Diane Casey
Diane Casey

October 29, 2017

What are the measurements of Queen, Ex Queen, King, Ex King?

Canadian Down & Feather Company
Canadian Down & Feather Company

September 28, 2017

Hi Karen, Great question! Some duvets and covers come with fasteners, such as ties/loops, buttons, velcro etc. Make sure your duvet has the same type of fasteners as your cover. (If you have a CDFC duvet, we are happy to add ties to it as needed!) Sizing is also important. Your cover should be no more than 2" larger than your duvet on all sides. You can read more about that here: https://www.canadiandownandfeather.com/blogs/blog/selecting-a-duvet-cover. I hope this helps! Thanks for reading!

Karen
Karen

September 25, 2017

I love a nice duvet but because my hubby is restless at night I find it’s always slipping within the cover. What’s the best way to marry cover and duvet?

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