The best duvet cover

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Bedsheets get a lot of attention. But, what about duvet covers?

“Getting into a comfortable, cozy bed can be one of the simple pleasures in life,” said Elina Winnel, a certified sleep coach and founder of The Sleep Expert.

Bill Fish, a certified sleep coach and co-founder of the Tuck sleep health site agreed: “While some people may not look at a duvet cover as something that has a large impact on your sleep routine, the little things all add up.”

How to find the best duvet cover

  1. Go natural, especially if you run hot or cold: “Natural fibers adapt more easily to temperature fluctuations and allow our skin to breathe more easily. This enables us to regulate our own body temperature more effectively,” Winnel said. “Polyester traps heat, and the skin doesn’t breathe well.” Look for cotton, bamboo or a combination, which may be more durable, but avoid synthetic blends.
  2. Don’t be fooled by thread count: Very high thread counts are less breathable, so higher isn’t always better for duvet covers, Winnel explained. “While a higher thread count can mean the material is softer and more durable, this isn’t always the case. It depends on the fabric. A higher-quality fabric with a lower thread count is better than a lower-quality fabric with a high thread count,” she added.
  3. Egyptian cotton is worth the splurge: Long-staple, or Egyptian cotton, is known for its durability and softness, said Fish. He noted it can be pricier but said, “We do feel like Egyptian cotton is worth spending the extra money, as it will be part of your bedroom set for years to come.”
  4. The weave is all personal preference: Sateen, percale, twill — these words all describe the weave of the fabric. Sateen is smooth and sleek; percale is a plain weave, more crisp and cool; twill has more of a robust feel, according to Tuck. Really, it’s mostly about looks and texture preference: “Our bedrooms should be treated as a sleep sanctuary, and if the color and feel of your duvet cover make you feel calm, then you are off to a good start,” Fish said.
  5. Look for fasteners: “Having your duvet insert get all bunched up into a corner is more than frustrating,” Fish said. Make sure that your cover has buttons, clasps or ties, to keep the duvet in place. Also, check out the washing instructions — make sure it’s not dry clean only, for example.

The best duvet covers, according to sleep experts

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1. Sateen Duvet Cover

Fish loves Parachute because of its high-quality products. “The price tag of some Parachute products may scare people away, but it is important to remember that you spend roughly one-third of your life on your bedding.” This duvet cover is made in Portugal and features much-raved-about Egyptian cotton. It comes in white, sand, light gray and slate.

2. Eikei Washed Cotton Chambray Duvet Cover

If you’re looking for 100% natural cotton, in a not-too-high thread count sweet spot, check out these more budget-minded duvet covers from Eikei, which are another Tuck pick with excellent customer reviews. The percale-weave cover has ties hidden inside and a button closure to keep your comforter in place. Oh, and it comes in dozens of colors.

3. Cultiver Linen Duvet Cover

Linen is an ideal choice if you’re looking for a breathable fabric that doesn’t feel overly smooth, and it has a weightier feel that can work well in all seasons, according to Tuck. Cultiver is a home decor company specializing in linens. Their duvets are made from 100% European flax, they come in tons of colors and they’re pre-washed for softness. Plus, reviewers love them, with one stating, “The linen duvet and pillowcases are dreamy.”

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This article was originally published on January 28, 2019.

Best Duvet Covers

What’s a Duvet?

A duvet is a soft quilt that’s filled with down, feathers, or synthetic fiber. Duvets and duvet covers originated in Europe and were made with down feathers because of their usefulness as a thermal insulator. Technically, a duvet is a large bag that’s sewn from cloth and then filled. It’s always used as the top layer of bedding to keep sleepers warm throughout the night. Most duvet covers are white, so that they don’t show through the duvet cover.

Duvet Inserts vs. Duvet Covers

A duvet is always placed inside a duvet cover, which protects the duvet from spills, stains, dirt, and oil. A duvet is often difficult to clean because of the nature of the material it’s filled with, but a duvet cover can be easily removed and washed, much like a pillowcase. Covers are available in a wide variety of colors, designs, materials, and weaves, creating numerous options for the aesthetic of your bedroom decor and the feel of your bedding. They can be constructed with a variety of closures, like inner fasteners and zippers, and some customers will have a preference for the look or convenience of certain closure types.

Duvets vs. Comforters

We tend to use “duvet” and “comforter” interchangeably, but these are distinct types of bedding that have slight, yet important, differences. A duvet is intended to be used with a duvet cover, while a comforter is designed with a built-in cover. The word “duvet” translates literally to “down comforter” in French, as all duvets were originally stuffed with down from ducks and geese. Modern-day duvets can be stuffed with down, alternative feathers, or synthetic fibers.

Much like a pillow is intended to be used with a pillowcase to protect it from damage and oil, a duvet is designed to be used with a protective covering known as a duvet cover. While a comforter shares a similar construction to that of a duvet, they’re typically made with less stuffing and with a built-in cover.

Comforters and duvets also vary in price, cleaning method, warmth, loft, and ease of use. For example, putting a duvet cover on a duvet can be challenging for some shoppers, which may make them gravitate toward the simplicity of a comforter. On the other hand, those who enjoy changing their bedroom decor frequently will enjoy the versatility a duvet and accompanying duvet covers can offer.

What to Consider When Buying a Duvet Cover

If you’re in the market for a duvet cover or have made the common mistake of confusing them with comforters, this guide will help you understand what to consider when shopping so that you can make your selection with confidence.

Duvet covers vary dramatically in price, just like sheets, pillowcases, and mattresses. The quality of the material used and the brand are the two factors that impact the price the most. For example, 100% Egyptian cotton duvet covers will likely cost more than a blended cotton cover. Many companies now offer a sleep trial period or free returns within a period of time if you aren’t satisfied with your purchase. Take a look at the return policy and warranty prior to purchasing, and remember that a higher price doesn’t always mean a superior product.

If you’re in the market for a duvet cover because they’re easier to manage and clean than a comforter, you’re in the majority. You’ll want to make sure the duvet cover you choose won’t cause additional headaches, however. Check the washing instructions prior to purchase to make sure the requirements fit your preferences. For example, if you’re not up for dry cleaning your duvet cover, avoid fabrics that require that. Satin and linen will require more careful washing, generally, while cotton and polyester are low-maintenance.

Duvet covers are available in cotton, linen, flannel, polyester, blends, and more, and there are subcategories within those types that also vary in price. Whatever your preference for material, there’s probably a duvet cover on the market out there for you. Cotton is the most popular material for duvet covers thanks to its softness and the fact that it’s easy to clean. When deciding on material, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind: price preference, breathability, weave, thread count, wear, and ease of cleaning.

Style, in the case of duvet covers, refers not only to the color or pattern of the fabric but also to the design of its closures and ties. The latter are functional, keeping the duvet inside the cover and minimizing bunching. You’ll be able to decide between buttons, clasps, and zipper closure, which are up to preference. You’ll also have endless options with regard to exterior design, from solid colors to stripes, florals, and other patterns. Look for a duvet cover that will fit well with your existing bedroom decor or, if you’re starting from scratch, hat you feel confident basing the rest of the bedroom’s color scheme around. Remember that, if you get tired of how the duvet cover looks, it’s easy to take it off and try something new.

How to Put On a Duvet Cover

Don’t be intimidated by this extra-large, pillowcase-like piece of fabric. You can easily tame a duvet cover. Here’s how:

  1. Start by laying the duvet insert flat on top of your mattress.
  2. Hold your duvet cover inside out, holding one corner in each hand.
  3. With your hands inside the cover, grab hold of the duvet’s top two corners. Holding the corners of the duvet and duvet cover together tightly, flip the duvet cover right side out by giving your arms a good shake.
  4. Fluff the cover until it falls down to cover the comforter, then stuff the bottom two corners of the duvet securely inside the cover and zip, button, or clasp it.

If you’re looking to get creative with your bedding and like the idea of having a lot of options to choose from, a duvet cover is a smart way to go. Protect your duvet from the likes of dirt, dust, and oil, and, meanwhile, find a style that complements your current taste and preferred aesthetic.

Top Lab Pick

Brooklinen Luxe Duvet Cover

Brooklinen $199.00

This top performer impressed our pros with its long-lasting and smooth fabric.

  • Strong, durable material
  • 2,000+ five-star reviews
  • Any-reason return policy
  • Looks wrinkled right after laundering

Best Value

Mellanni Brushed Microfiber Duvet Cover Set

Mellanni $24.97

The material outperformed pricier options, and the set comes with four pillow covers.

  • Super-soft fabric
  • Inexpensive five-piece set
  • Shrink and pill resistant
  • 100% polyester fabric isn’t for those who prefer cotton

Organic

Boll & Branch Solid Hemmed Duvet Cover

Boll & Branch $225.00

This splurge-worthy pick is made of quality organic cotton.

  • GOTS certified organic cotton
  • Strong and tear resistant
  • Hemmed edges for a clean look
  • Expensive

Wrinkle Resistant

Cuddledown Hotel Sateen Duvet Cover

Cuddledown $149.00

It’s the closest you’ll get to a just-ironed look on your bed.

  • Smooth appearance
  • Feels extra soft
  • Available in four sizes
  • Only available in whites with colored stripes

Temperature Regulating

Slumber Cloud Stratus Duvet Cover

Slumber Cloud $139.00

A tester favorite, this one feels great and has a finish that helps keep you cool.

  • Outlast technology prevents overheating
  • Our panel loved the feel
  • 60-night trial
  • Fabric shrank after laundering

The duvet cover just might be your bed’s unsung hero; after all, it’s the most visible item on your bed and you’ll be sleeping under it for (hopefully) eight hours each night. It also protects your comforter so you won’t have to wash it as often. Needless to say, a good duvet cover should look neat on your bed, feel comfy against your body, and be easy to clean.

The Good Housekeeping Institute’s top pick is the Brooklinen Luxe Duvet Cover. Our textile experts were wowed by its strong and pill-resistant fabric that washed well with barely any shrinkage. It’s also easy to shop for with free shipping and an any-reason return policy.

The Textiles Lab evaluates bedding for durability and performance features like fabric strength, wrinkle resistance, pilling resistance, and shrinkage and appearance after laundering. We also call in our panel of consumer testers to rate the softness and overall feel of each fabric. These picks are top performers from our bed sheet tests, where the same fabric is available as a duvet cover. Ahead you’ll find more info on the Brooklinen pick, along with five other recommendations from our pros. And if you’re looking for something to put inside ’em, check out our top picks for both down and down-alternative comforters.

TOP LAB PICK:
BROOKLINEN LUXE DUVET COVER

Brooklinen Luxe Duvet Cover brooklinen.com $199.00

This fabric performed well across the board in our tests: It proved to be strong and pill-resistant, it washed well with minimal shrinkage, and consumer testers called the cotton sateen weave smooth. The only downside was a wrinkled appearance right out of the dryer, which can be expected with 100% cotton. The brand uses features like larger buttons and longer duvet ties to make it easier getting the comforter attached, and it’s certified by Oeko-Tex so you know there are no unsafe levels of chemicals. There’s a generous 60-day return period so you can make sure you love it, and with thousands of five-star reviews we expect that you will. Available sizes: twin, full/queen, and king/California king

BEST VALUE:
MELLANNI BRUSHED MICROFIBER DUVET COVER SET

Mellanni Brushed Microfiber Duvet Cover Set amazon.com $24.97

If you don’t mind sleeping with a synthetic fabric instead of cotton, this 100% polyester microfiber set is less expensive, more durable, and even softer. And though it sounds too good to be true, the cover comes with two shams and two pillowcases — all for just $25. The matching bed sheets are the top seller on Amazon and our testers loved the smooth, buttery feel (though some actually said it was too soft). It also held up in our lab tests with barely any pilling or shrinkage after laundering. Like most styles, the cover comes with ties to attach your duvet insert and buttons to close it. Available sizes: full/queen and king/California king

ORGANIC:
BOLL & BRANCH SOLID HEMMED DUVET COVER

Boll & Branch Solid Hemmed Duvet Cover bollandbranch.com $225.00

It’s pricey, but this luxe cover is GOTS certified, meaning the entire manufacturing process — not just the growing of the fiber — is organic. The brand uses long-staple cotton in its fabric that proved to be strong in our tests. There was some shrinkage and wrinkling after laundering, but that’s not surprising for cotton bedding. Its website boasts rave reviews from users who say it’s totally worth the splurge and that they actually like it better than even more expensive options. Plus, the brand offers a 30-day return period so you can try it out for a month. Available sizes: full/queen and king/California king

WRINKLE RESISTANT:
CUDDLEDOWN HOTEL SATEEN DUVET COVER

Cuddledown Hotel Sateen Duvet Cover amazon.com $150.15

If you can’t stand the look of a crumpled bed, you need this duvet cover. The fabric’s made with a wrinkle-resistant finish that had the smoothest appearance after laundering in our tests. You also don’t need to worry about unsafe chemical levels from the finish because it’s certified by Oeko-Tex. On top of that, our panel gave it top scores for softness and it barely shrank in our wash tests. And while most of our picks are available in only two sizes, this one gives you four options. Just note that it’s only available in white or ivory, though there are various color choices for stitched-on accents. Available sizes: twin, full, queen, and king

TEMPERATURE REGULATING:
SLUMBER CLOUD STRAUS DUVET COVER

Slumber Cloud Stratus Duvet Cover slumbercloud.com $139.00

Don’t worry about overheating under your comforter: This fabric is made with Outlast, a finish that stores and releases heat to help you maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the night. Even better: Our testers loved the feel of the cotton/viscose fabric, and they rated it softer than other bedding in a blind comparison. Many even said they personally wanted to switch to it at home. The fabric did shrink noticeably in the wash, but it was strong and held up to our Lab’s durability testing. This brand also offers a 60-night trial so you can sleep on it before you decide to keep it. Available sizes: full/queen and king/California king

PRETTIEST PRINTS:
BLUEBELLGREY PALLETTE MINT REVERSIBLE DUVET SET

Amazon Bluebellgrey Pallette Mint Reversible Duvet Set amazon.com $472.00

You may notice that most duvet covers are solid colors, but if a unique style is important to you, you need to check out Bluebellgrey. The brand offers a variety of gorgeous, colorful prints; this one in particular features a reversible watercolor design on the front with a more subtle botanical print on the back. It comes in a set with matching shams to complete the look. Just note that this 100% cotton fabric isn’t quite as strong and durable as our other picks, but like the others it’s machine washable and comes with duvet ties and button closures. Available sizes: twin/twinXL, full/queen, and king/California king

A typical duvet cover is a cotton shell that does not provide warmth. It serves as a gigantic pillowcase for a comforter just as the way a pillowcase is meant to cover a pillow. Also, the duvet cover functions as a protective layer over a comforter.

A Duvet simply covers and protects it. Materials that were mostly used for their fabrication were cotton, Egyptian cotton, linen, and flannel. With Bamboo being a recent material and one of the trendiest in bedding. Some people wonder whether they are perfect for sensitive skin or if they cause dryness due to its breathing abilities. Other concerns address their quality and durability.

This article will discuss outstanding benefits bamboo duvet covers have over conventional ones. In addition to that, it will take you through the benefits, buying concerns and full expert reviews of the Best Bamboo Duvet Covers on the market today.

Introduction to Bamboo Duvet Covers

A duvet cover on your bed is something that normally brings a bold statement in the bedroom. It could be because of its appealing pattern or print, or it may be a preferred solid color. Nevertheless, when buying a duvet cover for the bed, its looks should not be the only feature considered in making a purchase. How it feels should be the most important factor that matters. If it is not comfortable to sleep under, the choice will not be satisfactory to you.

Bamboo duvet covers are a great choice for a restful sleep experience. It is considered as one of the best quality bedding to buy. The ultra-smooth cover material is trending all over the world following its unparalleled comfort, durability and the fact that it comes from highly renewable resources.

This article will highlight how to properly care for your Duvet covers and their long-term benefits.

Bamboo is among the leading fabrics of choice in bedding for a good reason. It is smooth, long-lasting and a healthy natural fabric produced by premium quality manufacturers.

A major reason that supports the popularity blast in bamboo duvet covers, over the recent years, is that they are sourced sustainably. For that reason, they are considered more eco-conscious compared to cotton duvet covers. Moreover, they provide a comfortable feel for a night of uninterrupted, peaceful sleep.

Comparison Chart of the Best Bamboo Duvet Covers

There are many options to choose from when shopping for a new bamboo duvet cover. That’s why we made our comparison chart below, easy-to-read and included all the features to help with your buying decision.

Photo Name Main Features Link
Cariloha Resort
Bamboo Duvet Cover
  • Best Overall!
  • Reinforced Buttons
  • 100% Bamboo Viscose
  • Lifetime Quality Guarantee
Check Price Photos & Review
Pure Bamboo
Duvet Cover
  • Best Organic Fabric!
  • 100% Organic Bamboo
  • OEKO-Tex Certified
  • Cool and Breathable
Check Price Photos & Review
Hotel Sheets Direct
Bamboo Duvet Cover
  • Highest Rating!
  • 100% Bamboo Viscose
  • Available in 7 Colors
  • Zipper and Corner Ties
Check Price Photos & Review
Zen Bamboo
Duvet Cover
  • Most Affordable!
  • 40% Bamboo 60% Microfiber
  • Stain Resistant
  • 30-Night Guarantee
Check Price Photos & Review
Royal Hotel
Bamboo Comforter Cover
  • Best Hypoallergenic!
  • Bamboo Rayon Pillowcase
  • Hypoallergenic
  • 5 Year Warranty
Check Price Photos & Review
Linenwalas
Duvet Cover
  • Amazon’s Choice!
  • Bamboo Sateen
  • Lightweight
  • 90 Day Sleep Trial
Check Price Photos & Review
Brielle Rayon
Bamboo Duvet Cover
  • Best Rayon Duvet Cover!
  • 300 Thread Count
  • Button Closure
  • Corner Ties
Check Price Photos & Review

Full Reviews of the Best Duvet Covers on Amazon

Below are full reviews of the best selling bamboo duvet covers we found on Amazon.

1. Best Overall: Cariloha Resort

To start, we reviewed the Cariloha Resort bamboo duvet set. It is available on Amazon in 2 different models or versions to choose from. The “Cariloha Resort Duvet” version is 100% Viscose from Bamboo while the “Cariloha Bamboo Linen Duvet” is a blend of 22% cotton, 21% Linen and 57% Viscose from bamboo.

Level of comfort: The duvet cover has a unique design aimed to provide maximum comfort and softness as a result of the mixture of bamboo, cotton, and linen. The duvet sets have everything you need for a warm, comfortable and revitalizing night’s sleep.

Style and fit: The design of Cariloha bamboo duvet cover aims at bringing beauty, comfort, and durability to any type of comforter you already have. They are organic and feature silky and smooth fabric with hidden wooden button closures. A range of colors is available to go together with the room’s decor. In addition, the duvet sets have two shams of euro-envelope closures that keep pillows in good condition. The closures secure the pillows too.

Color and size options: Only two colors are present for all sizes of these duvet covers namely, oatmeal and graphite. A king size duvet cover weighs 7.26 pounds and measures 13.6 x 10 x 5.1 inches. A Queen Size duvet cover weighs 6.15 pounds and weighs 13.5 x 9.9 x 4.4 inches.

Features and benefits: An outstanding feature of bamboo makes it allergy and odor resistant. Bamboo is soft and long lasting as well. It has natural thermal regulating characteristics to wick away moisture. It is a naturally sustainable resource that allows the provision of premium-quality products at the same time minimizing the impact on the environment.

Durability and warranty: Cariloha provides a “Lifetime Quality Guarantee” on all their bamboo sheets and clothing. They are certain the products can stand the test of time.

Pros

  • 100% Bamboo Viscose
  • Reinforced Buttons
  • Extremely Soft
  • Lifetime Quality Guarantee

Cons

  • Only available in white

Final thoughts: Excellent quality bamboo duvet covers that are very soft to the touch. They are somewhat pricey.

2. Best Organic Fabric: Pure Bamboo Duvet Cover

This duvet cover follows next in our review. You can find it available on Amazon and ships free with Prime. It is made with 100% bamboo viscose fabric, which isn’t blended with any other fibers or fabrics.

Level of comfort: With this duvet cover, experience the ultimate comfort of the unique bamboo bed linens. The choicest quality 100% organic bamboo fiber gives a silky cashmere-like feel that is very soft.

Style and fit: It has an amazing sheen with silk-like lushness. With every wash, the size and feel remain untouched in fact, it gets softer with every wash showing that you can enjoy increased comfort with time.

Color and size options: The king size weighs 5.42 pounds while the Queen size weighs 4.65 pounds. Both measure 13x 10 x 2. 5 inches. They are available in ivory, white, silver pearl, sterling blue, cobalt blue, sea glass, purple, and sand.

Features and benefits: The 100% bamboo viscose cover allows body moisture to escape. This keeps you comfortable and dry throughout the night.

With anti-bacterial properties of bamboo-kun, odor-causing bacteria cannot form. This feature also makes the sheets bacteria resistant.

Durability and warranty: The Company does not state what their warranty is but if there are any issues with the product, return it to Amazon for free

Pros

  • Antibacterial sheets
  • Odor resistant
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Breathable and takes away moisture

Cons

  • Wrinkles after washing

Final thoughts: A great and lovely product. It comes with a set of free pillowcases.

3. Highest Rating: Hotel Sheets Direct

The next bamboo Duvet Cover we will review is from Hotel Sheets Direct. Made in the U.S.A, it is available on Amazon with over 1,300 positive reviews. It consists of extremely soft 100% Bamboo Viscose and use approved 144 gsm 60×40 173×120 bamboo fibers; the highest grade out of 6 grades.

Level of Comfort: They are cool, light and super soft. It is more comfortable and lasts longer than its competition. With this duvet cover, it feels like sleeping on clouds.

Style and fit: The duvet has anti-piling and deep pockets. It fits mattresses up to 15 inches. The best quality bamboo fabric they use give out the softest sheets without pilling. It is awarded top marks in the bamboo sheets category because of its anti-pilling properties.

Color and size options: The duvet covers are available in sand, mellow yellow, and white colors. The twin size has fitted sheet, flat sheet, and one standard size pillowcase. The fitted sheet measures 39 x 75 inches with 15 inches pockets. The flat sheet measures 66 x 96 inches. A standard pillowcase goes for 20 x 30 inches.

Features and benefits: Made with pure bamboo, the duvet covers are eco-friendly, has thermoregulation properties and hypoallergenic. Its thermosetting capability enables it to cool when hot and warm when it’s cold.

Durability and warranty: If unsatisfied with the sheets, return them for a refund within 90 days.

Pros

  • Lasting comfort
  • Unbeatable quality
  • Has the highest grade bamboo fabric

Cons

  • Wrinkle badly after washing
  • Final thoughts
  • They are the silkiest sheets; a definition of luxury.

4. Most Affordable: Zen Bamboo Duvet Cover

This is the third item on our review list. Available on Amazon, Zen Bamboo Duvet cover has about 955 positive reviews. It is made in the USA and consists of 60% Brushed Microfiber and 40 % Rayon from Bamboo.

Level of comfort: The duvet cover set is stylish, luxurious and the softest to ensure a comfortable and relaxing night’s sleep.

Style and fit: The 3-piece cover is designed with excellence in mind. The Rayon and Microfiber make it amazingly plush and more lasting than a regular cotton cover.

Color and size options: A set has one full Zen Queen Duvet cover that measures 90 x 90 inches and two shams for holding standard sized pillows that measure 26 x 20 inches. Colors available include: black, white, cream, sky blue, gold, purple, olive, brown, taupe, navy blue and grey.

Features and benefits: The choice for a supple and sleek fabric weight provides warmth. The breathable cover keeps body temperature right at all seasons. The covers are machine washable and simple to care for. Furthermore, they keep cool, dust mite free, and fresh between washes.

Durability and warranty: They extend a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. If unsatisfied with the product, contact them for a full refund.

Pros

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Stain resistant
  • Fade resistant
  • Wrinkle resistant

Cons

  • Weak stitching

Final thoughts: Highly recommended for a soft, simple and comfortable experience.

5. Best Hypoallergenic: Royal Hotel

The fifth item in our review list is the Royal Hotel Bamboo Duvet Cover. The cover prides itself on having the softest fabric on the earth that is 100% Bamboo viscose, which is apparently softer than cotton. Available on Amazon, it has about 150 positive reviews.

Level of comfort: The softness is closely similar to silk or cashmere. With This amazing feel, you are sure to enjoy a perfect sleep. It is very comfortable in all temperatures.

Size and fit: The bamboo duvet cover-slips on top of your comforter to create a new lush look. It fits mattresses up to 18 inches

Color and size options: A Full Queen set has one Duvet cover that measures 90 x 92 inches with button closure as well as two Standard pillow shams measuring 20 x 26 inches. It weighs 5.2 pounds. The colors available for a Full Queen set are ivory, white, red, coral, royal blue, teal, Periwinkle, linen, sage, blue, gold, taupe, gray, sea, and royal blue.

A King or a California King set weighs 6.25 pounds. It has one duvet cover measuring 106 x 92 inches with button closure together with two King pillow shams that measure 20 x 36 inches.

Features and benefits: The material of the cover is 60% more absorbent than cotton. As a result, it is machine washed in only cold water with a mild detergent and delicate cycle. This ensures that the duvet covers fresh and clean all the time.

Durability and warranty: They offer a 90-day warranty. If you are not pleased with the product, you can return it at no cost and get a full refund.

Pros

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Comes in 15 different colors
  • Has thermal regulating properties

Cons

  • It has no double sized variant

Final thoughts: For more freedom in personalizing a duvet cover, this is the best product for you.

6. Amazon’s Choice: Linenwalas Duvet Cover

Sixth on the review list is the LINENWALAS Duvet cover. It is also available on Amazon with about 230 positive reviews. The cozy and soft cover is made with 100% Rayon Viscose extracted from the Bamboo plant.

Level of comfort: Bamboo is breathable in nature. This characteristic makes it moderately cooler than other materials. The same feature extends to this duvet cover in order to provide ultimate care and comfort for perfect sleep by keeping the bed cool.

Style and fit: The shams are exquisitely fabricated with appealing classic oxford borders. This product features bamboo construction but is crafted to look like silk, making it softer than other duvet covers.

Color and size options: The colors available for the duvet cover are white, pinstripe white, lilac, rose gold, taupe, grey, ivory, mint green, and Bahamas Blue. The models and sizes available are Duvet Cover Set King, Twin, Full, Twin XL, Queen, Short Queen, Duvet Cover set Twin, Duvet Cover set Queen, King, California King, Split King, King Pillowcases and the Standard Pillowcases.

Features and benefits: Bamboo derived Rayon Viscose is more absorbent than other fabrics like cotton thereby cooling the bed. They are machine washable and can be tumble dried. They are non-allergenic too.

Rayon Viscose Bamboo is more absorbent than cotton and keeps your bed cool. Shams are neatly crafted with beautiful classic oxford borders. They are non-allergenic and can be machine washed and tumble dried.

Durability and warranty: The duvet covers are backed up by 100% warranty.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Cozy
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Super easy to remove and wash

Cons

  • They wrinkle very quickly

Final thoughts: A perfect buy for hot sleepers

7. Best Bamboo Rayon: Brielle

The last item we are reviewing today is the Brielle Rayon Bamboo Duvet Cover. It is available on Amazon and has about 260 positive reviews. It is made with 100% Rayon from Bamboo and consists of 300-thread-count sateen weave and single-ply yarns.

Level of comfort: Impeccably soft to the touch with a silken finish. The duvet covers are durable and strong. Moreover, they are breathable for hot sleepers be cool and cold sleepers to be warm and comfortable.

Style and fit: The duvet covers have button closures to securely hold each piece over comforters and pillows. It brightens up the room’s appearance as well. A set has a duvet cover and two shams. The weave is a twill design.

Color and size options: The colors available include white, ivory, burgundy, Titanium, sage, navy, brown, camel and royal purple. A full Queen Duvet cover weighs 3.4 pounds and measures 3.2 x 9 x 11.

Features and benefits: An outstanding feature of Brielle Duvet cover is its millions of micro gaps that make it 3 to 4 times breathable than cotton. It, therefore, has excellent moisture wicking abilities. Due to its thermal regulating properties, it will keep you cool in the summer and warm you in the winter. Brielle sheets are woven in Sateen. Sateen is a variety of weave that combines more vertical than horizontal yearns, resulting in a very soft textile with a silk-like sheen. It is an eye-catching and luxurious weave.

Durability and warranty: The manufacturer does not state its warranty

Pros

  • Environmentally friendly
  • natural antibacterial properties
  • antifungal properties
  • Deodorizing properties.

Cons

  • They pill and fade

Final thoughts: A great choice for both hot and cold sleepers

Ultimate Guide to Bamboo Duvet Covers

While many of us already own a duvet or comforter that we love and don’t want to replace any time soon. For that reason buying a cover for the duvet can breathe new life and excitement back into it.

The best feature of buying a bamboo duvet cover instead of cotton, is you can change the style without spending too much money.

Covers for duvets only cost a fraction of the price compared to a Duvet Insert. In our guide, we will mention all the other benefits of upgrading to a bamboo duvet cover instead of cotton.

History of Bamboo Duvet Covers

During the recent past, bamboo has become one of the best fabric for duvet covers.

Quite a number of textile products especially bamboo duvet covers are being manufactured using a certain ratio of bamboo fiber. Duvet covers are one of the well-known items at this time. It has been noted that they are way cooler than plain cotton duvet covers when they have been using fabric from bamboo fibers. They bring down moisture when a regular duvet cover will have a damp and hot feeling during the time you will sleep on it. There is a variety depending on the taste, style and function you want on your bed.

Benefits of bamboo duvet covers

Bamboo duvet covers come in a variety of sizes to accommodate all bed types. The King size, California King Size, and Queen Size are readily available. The trendiest size for the duvet cover is the Queen size.

  • Bamboo duvet covers are eco-friendly and made using 100% natural organic bamboo fiber that is usually more breathable than cotton. The duvet cover normally regulates body temperature when you sleep thereby eliminating sleepless nights
  • No chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers are used for the growing and harvesting process of bamboo. Unlike other natural fibers, it does not use any chemicals in its production to keep it healthy. This is because it grows fast with little water.
  • A bamboo duvet cover guarantees dry night since it has features that make it absorb moisture allowing you to have a comfortable night’s sleep
  • It has Hypoallergenic and pest resistant properties compared to other natural fibers thus preventing one from having an allergic reaction when using it
  • Antimicrobial – Bamboo is 99.8% antimicrobial therefore, it gets rid of germs and odors. Owing to its naturally antimicrobial characteristic, it helps to reduce the risk of bacteria and virus growth.
  • They are extremely soft – Bamboo rayon is among the top softest sheet fabrics available on the market. It drapes nicely, to provide a comfortable, restful night.
  • Durability – Premium quality bamboo duvet covers made with much longer fibers become stronger and softer with time and can go up to 20 years.

How bamboo duvets are made

Bamboo is a leading sustainable resource in the textile industry because it needs very little to no water for its growth and therefore, it will grow where other plants and crops cannot thrive.

First of all, Bamboo is cut to its roots. It will start re-growing as soon as possible to emerge a more robust and sturdier stalk. Two methods of processing bamboo exist namely the chemical process and the mechanical process.

The mechanical process ensures bamboo is crushed so that enzymes are afterward added to slash it up into a pulp. After that, fibers are separated and spun into yarn so as to make the fabric. This labor-intensive method leads to the formation of bamboo linen. This linen is a comparably rare product.

The other option is the chemical process. This process produces what is widely known as Bamboo Rayon or viscose or Lyocell. Chemicals are utilized to knead the harvested bamboo to form softened cellulose fibers. The fibers are then crushed and processed to deliver threads. These threads are finally woven to produce a fabric that makes bedding, clothing, sheets, and various textiles.

Bamboo duvet covers are made from either Bamboo Viscose or Bamboo Rayon. It is important to note that these two materials have faint differences although a number of sellers use these words reciprocally. A common characteristic of the two materials is their source which is cellulose fiber from the bamboo plant. Cellulose fiber is a type of grass and not wood.

Bamboo Viscose comprises of pulp which is moistened, torn, aged, reeled into thread, converted to yarn and lastly woven into a fabric. Bamboo Rayon, on the other hand, has a silk-like feel as a result of chemical processes used in its creation. To craft this specific fabric, fibers must be heavily processed and reconstructed. Rayon is characterized as an easier to dye and very absorbent fabric.

A duvet cover can be purchased exclusively or purchased with a duvet. When it is bought with a duvet, the duvet cover can be removed and washed separately so that the duvet which has a fill is not washed frequently. In respect to that, the function of a duvet cover is to make the original duvet last longer. Less washing of the duvet makes the inside remain fluffy and lighter for longer.

Another disadvantage of duvet covers made with other different materials is allergens. Most people can react to them and for this reason, many are going for Viscose bamboo duvet covers.

Bamboo is acknowledged by many people for its hypoallergenic properties. This is a big deal for allergy sufferers. Another major reason why people are advocating for fabric items made with bamboo is, it is a naturally renewable source. The fabric may look and feel thinner, but still, be remarkably long lasting and impervious.

The fabric of a bamboo duvet cover is very breathable too. For instance, it is normally about three degrees cooler than cotton. This is a great deal for many who mostly experience night sweats and hot flashes. It is a preferable choice if you stay in humid climates.

Another reason for investing in a bamboo duvet cover is the softness to the touch. The covers are made from 100% rayon obtained from bamboo. Bamboo is famous for its cashmere-like, silky feel. This feature makes it effortlessly compete with silk or satin. It appears to be softer than brushed cotton fabric. Bamboo will certainly be more comfortable and inviting when it comes to choosing the coziest and softest fabrics available for a duvet cover.

More than 15 colors are available to choose from. Many sizes, styles and Price ranges are also readily available.

Furthermore, bamboo fiber is known for its hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties. The fabric likewise molds and mildew resistant and it never retains odors. It is ideal for many who suffer from respiratory problems and allergies. The fiber is an eco-friendly alternative to other synthetic fabrics as well as cotton.

As mentioned on the onset, most people doubt whether bamboo duvet covers go well with sensitive skin. They are ideal for all types of skin since the material will not cause dryness due to their breathing properties. There are two ways in which duvet covers manage when you are sleeping. During cold temperatures, the fibers retain the heat within to keep you warm as you sleep comfortably throughout the night. When it is hot, the covers keep you warm and dry because of its superb wicking and breathing ability.

Care tips for bamboo duvet covers

  • Remove the duvet cover carefully from its packaging. Avoid using sharp objects so that you don’t cut the cover.
  • Air the duvet for some days to remove any smell coming from the packaging of the factory before you start using it.
  • Read manufacturer’s instructions to know how to care for the covers. They need special care.
  • Do not allow alpha hydroxy creams or peroxide to touch them. The chemicals can discolor the duvet covers.
  • Bleach is not recommended even on white duvet covers. It reduces the lifespan of the covers.
  • High quality bamboo duvet covers are naturally soft. You will not need fabric softener. Chemicals present will break down bamboo fibers reducing the longevity of the covers.
  • High heat damages bamboo fibers therefore, line dry the duvet covers. If that requires too much effort, tumble dry on low but not up to completely dry.
  • Taking care of the covers makes them last longer

Conclusion

Whenever you are ready to buy bamboo duvet covers for healthy sleeping, several factors are involved to get a good night’s sleep and your money’s worth.

Some final issues to look at as you consider to buy a bamboo duvet cover is if you need to invest much more in organic and understanding what the warranty policies, return and sleep trial are before you go for your best pick.

Organic simply means a substance that is grown without harsh chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides in the cultivation process. Most bamboo is cultivated under conditions that can be considered organic because they are naturally antimicrobial, needs very little water to grow and they do not require irrigation.

But it is still a challenge to get certified bamboo duvet covers. For an organic cover, be prepared to spend more money. You will also need to do more research and do some extra legwork.

Nowadays, it’s become easy to buy the best duvet covers. You can go online or visit a physical outlet. And thanks to technology, modern products are more effective, durable, and affordable. However, this doesn’t mean that any cover will offer you the best service. Some types leave much to be desired. The quality of the material may be poor, the print and design not so attractive, or it may easily rip because of poor stitching. With a bit of research, knowledge, patience, and time, you’ll be able to pick a nice duvet cover. A more effective and time-saving approach is reading product reviews.

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List of Top Best Duvet Covers in 2020

#10 Utopia Bedding Printed Cover Set

By: Utopia Bedding

This duvet cover is elegantly designed and will look amazing on any bed. It comes in queen size and offers excellent and decent coverage. The accessory is made from a plush material that also feels super light and very smooth. It doesn’t shrink or fade after washing and maintains its elegance for a long time. Thanks to the breathable fabric, you won’t feel stuffy or sweat too much. The grey colored cover is perfect for homes and hotels.

Reasons To Buy This:

  • Complete set consists of a duvet cover and 2 pillowcases
  • Dimensions of 90 by 90 inches for a good coverage
  • Brushed microfiber for a super soft texture and easy ironing
  • Material is processed for minimal shrinking, fading, and resisting stains
  • Breathable material for good air flow

#9 HC COLLECTION Hotel Luxury Duvet Cover Set, 3 pc

By: HC Collection

If you are looking for the best duvet cover, the Hotel Luxury set a excellent option. It’s very well made to stand up against everyday use, frequent washing, and ironing. The smooth fabric feels nice on the skin and doesn’t scratch or itch. Similar to other top covers, it is resistant to shrinking, color fading, and stretching. And thanks to this, you should enjoy its warmth and comfort for a long time.

Reasons To Buy This:

  • 1500 Thread Count for maximum strength and durability
  • Egyptian Quality for a super soft and silky texture
  • 3-piece set compromising of a 104 x 90-inch King Size duvet cover, and two 36 x 20-inch pillow shams.
  • Double brushed microfiber for maximum comfort

#8 Colorful Snail 100% Cotton Duvet Cover Set

By: Colorful Snail

I recently used this duvet cover set at a local hotel and was quite impressed. Although it felt super lightweight, the warmth it offered was world-class. It was also very comfortable thanks to the quality material, construction, and finishing. It never at any time scratched my skin or caused any itching. And although the environment was warm, it was pretty cool underneath the cover. I suspect this was because of the duvet’s good breathability.

Reasons To Buy This:

  • High quality 100% cotton for improved breathability and extra comfort
  • Hidden zipper closure for easy removal and insertion of the duvet
  • Corner ties for keeping the duvet insert intact
  • Elegant design to make your duvets more attractive and luxurious
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#7 Bedsure Duvet Cover Set

By: Bedsure

You can breathe new life into your bedroom with this duvet cover from Bedsure. It comes in full/queen size to suit most duvets and features elegant white/green branch prints. The quality accessory offers proper protection yet feels very smooth and comfortable. Fitting or removing is effortless and straightforward and so is cleaning and ironing it. For a good fit and to reduce movement, it comes with a zipper closure. In contrast, the reversible design allows either side to be used.

Reasons To Buy This:

  • 3- piece set comprising of 1 duvet cover and 2 pillow shams
  • 110 Gms hypoallergenic microfiber for preventing allergies
  • 100% Microfiber polyester for extra plush and luxury
  • Concealed corner ties and zipper closure for stopping the duvet from slipping
  • Reversible design for varying the look

#6 Beckham Hotel Collection 1800 Series Soft Brushed Microfiber Duvet Cover Set

By: Beckham Luxury Linens

This cover is perfect for many duvet types. It’s made from a sturdy but smooth fabric that resists wear, tear, stains, wrinkling, and fraying. The luxurious finish will enhance the look in the bedroom whether home or at the hotel. In contrast, the nice fit prevents the duvet from moving too often. Courtesy of the high-grade fabric and good breathability, it will keep you fresh in hot weather, and warm and cozy in cold weather. The hypoallergenic nature makes it suitable for people with sensitive skin or is prone to fiber-related allergies.

Reasons To Buy This:

  • Soft brushed 1800 Series microfiber for extra luxury
  • 2-Piece set includes one 68 x 90 inch cover and one 20 x 30 inch pillow sham
  • Buttons across the lower section for keeping the duvet intact
  • Versatile design to suit the bedroom, kid’s room, guest room, vacation home, or hotel

#5 Zen Bamboo Derived Rayon Duvet Cover Set, 3 pc

By: Zen Bamboo

With this set from Zen Bamboo, not only will your duvet look new but also more luxurious and comfortable. It’s made from a soft fabric and feels ultra-soft on the skin. The fabric is very strong and can tolerate being used on a daily basis. It also doesn’t shrink or stretch due to washing and requires minimal ironing. The cover easily slides on most duvets and stays intact thanks to the nonslip internal texture. It doesn’t produce any noise and will provide the best warmth and comfort in any weather.

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Reasons To Buy This:

  • Hypoallergenic fiber for preventing side effects and allergies
  • Wrinkle-resistant fabric for a smooth and plush texture and easy ironing
  • Strong construction (Bamboo Derived Rayon (40%) and Microfiber (60%) for long-lasting service
  • 3-Pieces consisting of 1 (104 x 90 inches) duvet cover and 2 (36 x 20 inches) pillow shams
  • Brushed bamboo and microfiber blend for extra softness and luxury

#4 Eikei Washed Cotton Chambray Duvet Cover

By: Eikei

This cover from Eikei is not only among the top products but one the most affordable. It’s well-known for the incredible comfort it provides and the elegance it brings. The unit is made out of sturdy fabric that can put-up with use every day. It doesn’t get dirty easily, and when it does, it will clean very easily. The smooth fabric doesn’t become rough after washing, and it also doesn’t shrink.

Reasons To Buy This:

  • 100% Cotton fabric for comfort and durability
  • Solid stone wash color for a classic look
  • 280 thread count for strength
  • Hidden inside ties for keeping the insert intact

#3 Vougemarket Cover Set, 3 Pieces

By: Vougemarket

Why should you suffer because of a worn-out or uncomfortable duvet? With this 3-piece set, you will make your duvet more functional. The accessory is suitable for many duvets in the market and has a snug fit. The quality of construction, together with the top grade fabric provides fantastic comfort and softness. It is also very protective and resists stains, fading, and shrinkage. Putting it or removing it from the duvet is effortless thanks to the innovative design.

Reasons To Buy This:

  • 100% cotton fabric construction for maximum comfort and strength
  • 1 Duvet Cover (104×90 inched) and 2 Pillow Shams (20×36 incise) for improved functionality
  • Stain fade, and shrink resistant for long-lasting service and durability;
  • Hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant for improved safety and hygiene

#2 Simple&Opulence 100% Linen Duvet Cover Set

By: Simple&Opulence

With this cover, your duvet will not only look trendy and stylish but also offer better service. The accessory can fit most duvets and doesn’t require frequent maintenance thanks to the excellent quality. It comes with a shrink and wrinkle resistant fabric that minimizes the need for frequent ironing. You also won’t have to worry about it not fitting after washing because the fibers don’t stretch or shrink.

Reasons To Buy This:

  • 100%Pure Linen for strength and durability
  • Stone Washed design for a classic look and extra appeal
  • No shrinkage, no stretching, and no wrinkling for easy care and iron-free
  • Very soft linen for preventing scratching and itching

#1 THXSILK Silk Duvet Cover Set, 4 Pieces

By: THXSILK

Mulberry silk is known for its silky smoothness and reliability. Now imagine what this cover that is made from the fabric will do to your duvet? It comes in a lightweight fabric for easy use while the right size makes fitting on most duvets easy. The colorful designs and lush material will enhance the bedroom appeal and also make an aging duvet look newer. Other than the nice quality, elegant design, and reliability, this set is loved because it never shrinks, doesn’t fade, and doesn’t require ironing regularly.

Reasons To Buy This:

  • Highest grade mulberry silk for real luxury
  • 19 momma Carmeuse seamless design for extra smoothness
  • Buttons at the bottom for a nice fit
  • Envelope closure pillow shams for a nice deep overlap
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Which Is The Best Duvet Cover?

To identify a good cover for duvets, we should consider the following things:

  • Size: it should come in the right size for the best fit and coverage. Too small or too large and the satisfaction will be undermined.
  • Material: always go for strong, reliable, easy-to-maintain, and comfortable materials. Cotton, polyester, and polycotton are some of the top picks.
  • Comfort: A good duvet cover provides maximum comfort and warmth. It also supports free circulation of air and doesn’t chafe or scratch the skin.
  • Elegant: The cover should look nice and beautiful to complement the décor as well as other items. You will find plain, colored, printed, striped and many other designs.
  • Other Important Factors: color, weight, brand, cost, maintenance ease, and durability.

Many people take duvet covers for granted. They won’t really look into the features and specifications, will focus mainly on the price, or will follow advice blindly. The same people will be back in the market looking for replacement sooner-rather-than-later.

This is because the earlier one may have ripped, faded, was too large, too small, not very comfortable, not durable, or felt rough on the skin. Such issues are best avoided by first researching then comparing the items. Better still, you can use a review since the hard work is already here for you. Choosing the best duvet cover starts with picking one from the above list.

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Having the best duvet can make a huge difference to your quality of sleep: it’s almost as important as having the best mattress. With winter starting to bite, having the best duvet becomes ever more essential. It’s also important in summer, if you want to avoid The Night Sweats. We’ve scoured the shelves of the best duvet vendors, from down-meister John Lewis to the finest independent retailers, to find the best duck- and goose-assisted sleeping aids.

There are also some choices below in less traditional materials, such as silk, wool and synthetic fibres – even a mix of synthetic stuffing and wholesome and sustainable bamboo from Panda. Whether you’re looking for a new duvet for summer, winter or all year round, we’ve got you covered in this guide.

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Buying a duvet: what you need to know

When it comes to choosing the best duvet, there are a couple of terms to consider. Firstly, the tog. That’s essentially its warmth factor: the higher the tog, the warmer the duvet. For a summer duvet, look for an option between 1-4 tog; for a winter duvet, you’ll want 10.5-15 tog. Or, you could choose a double duvet set, with a ‘winter’ and ‘summer’ duvet that can be joined together to make a kind of ‘Roland Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow’ super-duvet.

Alternatively, a new breed of all-season duvets – like the new Simba Hybrid Duvet – shun tog ratings entirely. Instead, these use space-inspired fabric technology to regulate your temperature, cooling you down if you become too hot, and warming you up if you become too cold.

Most importantly, look out for the type of material that fills your duvet. A lot of people tend to go for feather, which while heavy, allows you to wrap your duvet around yourself completely. Down is lighter, equally as cosy as feather, and not as much filling is required to provide the equivalent tog.

Then there’s synthetic microfibre. Recent technological advances have allowed more expensive microfibre duvets to offer the same amount of breathability as down and feather, and they can be washed more regularly than natural fillings too. There’s also cost-effective duvets, which are perfect for the spare room, or those on a tight budget. Hypoallergenic duvets, of course, are good for those with allergies. To help you choose the right one for you, here’s our pick of the best duvets right now.

The best duvets you can buy

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

1. John Lewis & Partners Natural Collection Hungarian Goose Down 3-in-1 Duvet

Best all-seasons down duvet – a touch of luxury every night

Specifications

Tog rating: 9+4.5 (=13.5) Material: cotton cover, 90% goose down, 10% goose feather

Reasons to buy

+Suitable for all but the most extreme temperatures+Feels great

Reasons to avoid

-Must be tumble dried, allegedly

  • Buy John Lewis 3-in-1 Hungarian goose down Duvet from £200 (double is £280)
  • Shop all John Lewis 3-in-1 down duvets from £65 to £595

If you want to avoid being cold as you sleep, in winter, but also not sweating and boiling in summer, one obvious answer is to buy two duvets. And that’s what this package from John Lewis & Partners is. Specifically, this is a combo of a 9-tog spring/autumn duvet and a 4.5-tog one for summer. With poppers on both, you can then combine them to make one 13.5-tog mega-duvet for deepest winter. Although a lot of people will find the 9.5-tog is actually quite sufficient in colder weather, and that they don’t really need to ever break out the really big guns.

There are plenty of brands doing the same sort of double pack but John Lewis delivers the best mix of value for money and proven quality.

This goose down option seems optimal for most people. It feels more pleasant than any synthetic duvet and is claimed to be both suitable for people with dust mite allergies and resistant to odour-causing bacteria. We can vouch for that: after years of use, ours has not made us sneeze or itch, nor does it have any particularly offensive ‘odour’.

Further assisting that, this duvet/pair of duvets is easy to clean, although John Lewis insists it must be tumble dried immediately afterwards. Quite what happens if you don’t do that is not clear, and we have quite successfully dried it on an airing rack, but the official advice is to tumble dry, so try air drying at your own risk.

You could also opt for a similar John Lewis & Partners 3-in-1 in Siberian goose down for an even more luxuriously snugglesome night’s kip, or there is the more affordable duck down, if you are some sort of cheapskate.

• Buy John Lewis 3-in-1 Hungarian goose down Duvet from £200 (double is £280)

2. Simba Hybrid Duvet with Stratos

Best all-seasons synthetic duvet

Tog rating: N/A (temperature regulating technology instead) Material: Stratos cover, hypoallergenic fibre, BCI cotton +Very comfortable+One duvet for the year+Regulates your temperature -Will not keep you cool on really hot nights

  • Buy the Simba Hybrid Duvet with Stratos from £195

There are two approaches to the all-seasons duvet. One is the route used by the John Lewis duvet above, which is to sell you two duvets that can be stuck together, giving you the choice of a thin one, a thick one or a very thick, double one.

The all-season Simba Hybrid Duvet, however, uses space-inspired, phase-change fabric technology to regulate your temperature all year round, making sure you’re never too hot or too cold. The idea is that you’ll never need a separate summer duvet and winter duvet again. Depending on what sort of temperatures your bedroom gets to, it may or may not be true that it’s ideal all year around, but it definitely keeps you warm on cold nights, yet does a decent job of keeping you cool on all but the hottest nights.

That’s thank to Stratos. No, not the 1970s aftershave, but an advanced fabric technology that reacts to both your body temperature and the temperature outside, absorbing heat if you start to become too warm, and storing it, ready to release if your temperature drops. On the other side is soft, breathable cotton; while a super-soft hypoallergenic fibre fill inside the duvet helps you stay comfortable throughout the night, using semi-conducting materials to draw any excess heat away from your body. Square quilting keeps the filling spread evenly across the duvet, and quick-fit tabs reduce the time it takes to make your bed.

We’d take a down duvet over this, on the whole, but the Simba Hybrid Duvet is the best synthetic alternative out there.

3. John Lewis Superior Siberian Goose Down Duvet, 13.5 tog

The best John Lewis winter duvet, with ‘ethically sourced’ Siberian goose down

Tog: 13.5 Filling: 100% Siberian goose down +Lightweight while remaining soft and warm+High tog makes it great for cold nights

• Shop all John Lewis Siberian goose down duvets

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This is very much like a more luxe version of the John Lewis duvet at #1, although this is just one 13.5-tog duvet, as opposed to two that can be combined to give 13.5-tog warmth. Because it’s Siberian goose down, this does not mean a huge amount of weight, but it does have a pleasingly cosy heft to it.

When Arctic winds from the north east blow over in the winter, you’ll be thankful you bought this. John Lewis & Partners’ deluxe duvet is made from 100% Siberian goose down, which is naturally airy and insulating, and the brand says you’ll feel ‘perfectly warm without being weighed down’. Textbook.

This is a high tog duvet, with a high quality filling that has been sourced as a bi-product of the food industry, so animal welfare is also a factor here. Admittedly, the way it has been sourced means the geese have been killed and eaten, so it’s not that much of a factor, but still, at least they’re trying.

Also consider

• If you want a truly ethical goose down duvet, The White Company has an Icelandic Eider duck down duvet where all the feathers have been hand picked from the abandoned nests of migrating birds. No, really. The cost is just a little prohibitive, but nobody said the ethical life was easy.

• Buy Eiderdown duvet, made to order from The White Company, from £7,500

(Image credit: Panda)

4. Panda The Cloud Bamboo Duvet

Best sustainable duvet, great in most conditions

Tog: 10.5 Filling: 50% Bamboo Fibre, 50% Nano Microfibre +Good temperature regulation+Easy to clean+Extreme, Haribo-style snuggliness -Does feel very synthetic if you’re used to goose down

  • Buy Panda The Cloud Bamboo Duvet direct ftom Panda, from £96-£160 (double is £130)

Now, the first thing to get out of the way here is that Panda’s The Cloud Bamboo Duvet does not feel like sleeping under a pile of bamboo. It is, however, covered and partially stuffed with hypo-allergenic, eco-sustainable, insulating and temperature regulating fibres derived from bamboo. And very nice it is too.

The second thing to get out of the way about the Cloud Bamboo Duvet is that it doesn’t feel that much like sleeping under a cloud, either. In fact, with it’s slightly jelly-like stuffing, the nearest thing I can compare it to is sleeping under a large, soft bag stuffed with Haribo. Which, as you can imagine, is a pleasing experience.

As with Simba’s duvet, it’s very hard to confidently say you could really sleep under this all-seasons duvet in absolutely all temperature conditions – most particularly when it gets balmy in summer. At least Panda is willing to give it a tog rating – 10.5 – rather than pretending it has no heat rating because it’s so futuristic, as Simba does.

However, in average UK conditions the Cloud does a great job of keeping you warm without making you sweaty, which is as much as one can ask, really. It also strikes a very good balance between being light, but not so light that it feels insubstantial.

(Image credit: The White Company)

5. The White Company Luxury Hungarian Goose Down Duvet, 10.5 Tog

Excellent autumn-to-spring luxe goose down duvet

Tog: 10.5 Filling: 80% goose down, 20% goose feather +Very cosy and warm+Premium feel -Premium pricing

With a 10-year guarantee giving peace of mind – not that we’ve ever managed to break a duvet, and certainly not one costing up to £380 – this White Company quilted wonder feels more luxurious than John Lewis’ Hungarian goose down offerings. It is admittedly somewhat more expensive as a result, but you get what you pay for.

The cover is 329-thread-count cotton percale, with an elaborate box construction giving even warmth. For some people, 10.5 togs will be too warm in summer but it should be good for most of the year. You can attach any The White Company duvet to any other The White Company duvet, so if 10.5 tog is in fact not warm enough, you can add a 4.5-tog one (from £125) easily. Or, if you live in a house with no windows, in the Outer Hebrides, add a 13.5-tog duvet of the same type (from £185) for an Arctic-ready 24 tog in total.

• Buy 10.5-tog version at The White Company from £170 to £380 (double is £240)

6. Downland Duck Feather Down All Seasons 15 Tog Duvet

Good, affordable, all-season duvet set

Tog: 10.5 and 4.5 (15 in total) Filling: Feather and down Machine washable: Yes +Suitable for all seasons -A bit of a pain attaching and detaching

Looking for down-filled value for money? This conjoinable duvet set has it. Again, this set has a 10.5 tog duvet for autumn and winter, and a 4.5 tog duvet for su-hummer nii-iiiiiiights, all in one affordable package. You’ll never need to buy another. Popper the two together and you have 15 togs, for really bitter nights.

With a mix of anti-allergenic and machine washable down and feathers, this Downland duvet promises you a good night’s sleep for many years to come, for not a great deal of money.

7. Silentnight 10.5 Tog Complete Bed Set

Best super cheap duvet, comes with mattress protector and pillows!

Tog: 10.5 Filling: 100% hollow fibre filling Machine washable: Yes +Great value for money+Includes pillows and mattress protector -Not so breathable

If you’re an efficient shopper who loves a bargain, try this ‘bed set’ from Silentnight. With pillows and mattress topper included, one click of the buy button nets you everything you need for your bed, or when mates come to stay.

With a tog of 10.5, the Silentnight 10.5 Tog Complete Bed Set sits perfectly in the middle of the spectrum, making it a good year-rounder for the average British temperature. Reviewers see it as an ideal spare room duvet.

8. Woolroom Deluxe medium duvet

A great duvet for allergy sufferers

Tog: 8-12 Filling: Wool +Very warm in cold conditions+Not overly hot when it’s warmer+Reduces allergens and toxins

Woolroom’s duvets are, as the name suggests, stuffed with a wool-based filling. The headline claim for the brand’s bedding (it also does pillows and bed linen) is that wool is ‘proven to provide a 25% better night’s sleep than other forms of bedding’.

Clearly this is not an assertion that is easy to verify, but what is undeniable is that the Woolroom Deluxe Medium duvet, far from being too hot as you might assume, actually seems highly adept at keeping you protected from the cold, without making you too warm. That is due to another quality that wool has, which is excellent heat and moisture management. Wool is also adept at combatting toxins and allergens (unless you’re allergic to wool, in which case you probably don’t need us to tell you to move on).

Woolroom’s products feel suitably luxurious but aren’t excessively priced. We have no idea if we’d slept 25% better when using them, but they were more than a match for the comparably-priced John Lewis goose and duck down mix duvet that we usually employ.

9. John Lewis Perfect Natural Mulberry Silk Duvet

Best spring-summer duvet, with breathable microfibre and silk

Tog: 6-7 Filling: Silk +Filled with silk for a luxurious finish+Microfibre yet breathable -Not as snuggly as down or feather

If you don’t like the idea of a feather or down duvet but want something that’s breathable, the John Lewis Perfect Natural Mulberry Silk Duvet promises to do just that. The brand describe it as beautifully soft and warm, which is thanks to several of its design innovations. Firstly, the natural silk fibres of the silkworm. Secondly, the 300-thread count cotton sateen cover, which gives it its breathability.

Reviewers find that the silk feels thinner than down but works well to regulate body temperature during those milder nights, plus it is fantastic for allergy sufferers. For a spring/summer duvet that pleases everyone, you can’t go wrong.