March 14, 2018
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!
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 - For those who want a duvet for the warmest months
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 - For those who want a duvet to use year-round
All Season Weight The perfect companion for chilly sleepers.
- For those who sleep in cool temperatures - For those with cool body temperatures - For those who want a duvet to use year-round
Winter Weight Show those harsh winter nights who’s boss!
- For those who sleep in cold temperatures - For those with cold body temperatures - For those who want a duvet for the coldest months
How does fill weight impact the warmth of a duvet?
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.
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).
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.
October 21, 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!
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?
July 27, 2018
March 16, 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.
Very illuminating read! This will definitely help out on my next purchase!
March 15, 2018
That was very informative. Thanks for sharing!
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