15 best duvets for your best duvet day yet

Down alternative, feather, wool or microfibre? Here's which one to buy.
15 Best Duvets for Every Season  Budget in 2023
  • The White Company, for luxe duvets, both feather duvets and those with synthetic fillings.
  • Marks & Spencer, for affordable yet durable duvets, especially the dust mite deterrent ones for buyers with a sensitivity to allergens.
  • Soak & Sleep, for natural wool and silk duvets.
  • John Lewis & Partners, for all types! A top pick for washable duvets, too, because who has time for the dry clean these days.
  • Simba, for an effective fill power using Renew Bio™ recycled PET bottle synthetic fibres that's more eco-friendly than down.
  • Dusk, for inexpensive and high-performing duvets that are loved by buyers.

Ahead, the best duvets to buy in 2023:

1. Best duvet overall

Emma 4-Season Duvet

Is there a trial period/can I return? Yes, there's a 14 night trial, and returns are free. Simply use the brand's handy returns portal and they'll take care of the rest.
Sizes available: Double, king and super king.
Filling: Sustainable microfibre filling.
Tog rating: Spring/Summer layer has a tog rating of 3.5, and the Autumn/Winter layer has a tog rating of 7. They can be used together, with a tog rating of 10.5.
Fabric: 100% cotton fabric.
Machine washable? Yes, 100%.

Pros: This 3-in-1 duvet by Emma Sleep is a great choice for all year round. Filled with microfibre (which has been designed to be breathable and anti-bacterial), it features one seven tog layer for spring and autumn and one 3.5 tog layer for the summer – which can then be used together to create a 10.5 tog winter duvet. And as the name suggests, it really does feel like you're sleeping beneath a cloud. We found it really easy to quickly clip the different layers together or apart (and the clip-on feature prevents either of the layers from slipping so you can sleep comfortably all night). As for the cover, it's made entirely of polyester rather than having a cotton cover. Polyester has been chosen by Emma since it’s durable, crinkle-free and naturally hypoallergenic. The entire anti-allergy can be washed in your washing machine.

Cons: Nothing deal-breaking. We'd just point out that the price point is high which might put some buyers off.

Customers are saying: It's so soft and cosy and elevated the quality of their sleep. The only reported downside in some cases was that, despite it being machine washable, it didn't fit in small washing machines.

GLAMOUR star-rating: 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2. Best duvet, runner-up

Is there a trial period/can I return? 30-day returns if unopened and in original packaging.
Sizes available: Single, double, king, super king.
Filling: Advanced Smartfil™ fibres blended with 20% modal (natural breathable wood pulp).
Tog rating: 10.5 tog.
Fabric: Soft-touch microfibre cover.
Machine washable? Yes, at 60º.

Why we love it: On sale for an extremely competitive price, the Nectar Sleep duvet is equal parts warm and breathable and, if you ask us, is a good pick for everyone. It's non allergenic, washable and has over 550 five-star reviews on Trustpilot. It also uses modal alongside Smartfil technology to wick away moisture during the night.

Cons: None of note.

Customers are saying: Excellent quality, great for winter and yet still lightweight and movable.

GLAMOUR star rating: 4.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

3. Best sustainable duvet

THE SIMBA Hybrid® Duvet

Is there a trial period/can I return? Returns within 14 days within the original packaging and condition.
Sizes available: Single, double, king, superking.
Filling: SIMBA Renew recycled PET bottle filling.
Tog rating: 10.5 tog.
Fabric: BCI cotton with Stratos® finish.
Machine washable? yes, at 40º.

Pros: This high-tech duvet from creators of one of the best mattresses – Simba Sleep – is double sided. One features "Outlast" fabric technology that was, initially, designed by NASA for astronauts to regulate body temperature all night long. The second features 300-thread-count cotton that's supremely breathable. Both of these sides are sandwiched around a duvet filling made largely of duck down. It comes in four different sizes, and one tog of 10.5. It's also machine washable and can be tumble-dried. There are almost 10,000 positive customer reviews and it's machine washable and suitable for the tumble dryer.

Cons: It's quite a warm duvet, and perhaps not the best duvet for hot sleepers... but it does feel insanely high quality.

Customers are saying: It's very snuggly and much better than their old duvets.

GLAMOUR tested review: I started using the Simba Hybrid duvet during the week of the 43 degree London heatwave and, honestly, I've never been more grateful to be able to take apart the 10.5 and 4.5 sections, opting for the latter for a cooler night's sleep. It's whisper quiet when you move, the filling is well distributed and it even arrived in a handy storage case which I'm now storing 10.5 tog section in for the remainder of summer. Can't recommend enough. Lucy Smith, Commerce Writer.

GLAMOUR star rating: 4.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

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4. Best 3-in-1 duvet

John Lewis Natural Duck Down 3-in-1 Duvet, 13.5 Tog (4.5 + 9 Tog)

Is there a trial period/can I return? Returns for products sealed and unused within 35 days.
Sizes available: Single, double, king, super king.
Filling: 90% duck down, 10% duck feather.
Tog rating: 13.5 Tog (4.5 + 9 Tog).
Fabric: Cotton.
Machine washable? Yes, at 40º.

Pros: Available in four sizes from single to super king, this 3-in-1 duvet is the perfect choice if you're after an all-season duvet that'll keep you comfortable throughout the year. It features two duvets with different togs, which can be joined together or taken apart to provide the perfect level of warmth whatever the season. Suitable for regular washing, both of the duvets are filled with down which have a naturally airy and open structure that traps heat, so it gives excellent insulation while being much lighter than feathers. It washes at a higher temperature (40 degrees) than most – great for getting stains out.

Cons: Some buyers report the stitching coming loose.

Customers are saying: Arrived quickly and if you need a spare duvet for guests you can always pull the smaller tog one out from your duvet cover.

GLAMOUR star rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5. Best summer duvet for hot sleepers

Is there a trial period/can I return? YES - buyers have 30 nights to try the product and return if they're unsatisfied with postage even paid for by Panda London.
Sizes available: Single, double, king, super king.
Filling: 50% bamboo and 50% recycled bottle Nano-Microfibre™ bottles).
Tog rating: 10.5.
Fabric: Bamboo.
Machine washable? Yes, at 40º.

Pros: Hoping to be sustainable about your duvet purchase? The Panda Cloud duvet boasts an outer layer that's made from bamboo, plus a filling that's made from 50/50 bamboo and nano microfibre. Why bamboo? It's eco-friendly resource that doesn’t require pesticides to thrive, uses less water than cotton and produces more oxygen and absorbs more Co2 than hardwood trees. This bamboo duvet has a generous five-year guarantee and, even though it's a standard size duvet, the unique filling means it dries in half the time of a normal or down duvet.

Cons: No complaints here.

Customers are saying: Good quality, quickly delivered and great for cold winter nights when you don't want to put the heating on.

GLAMOUR star rating: 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

6. Best down alternative duvet

Feels Like Down All Seasons Duvet

Is there a trial period/can I return? no trial period, and Dusk's returns policy asks buyers to only return items that are unused in their original packaging.
Sizes available: single bed size, king size duvet and super king size duvet.
Filling: Microfibre fine polyester.
Tog rating: 13.5 duvet Tog (4.5 Tog + 9 Tog).
Fabric: Cotton percale.
Machine washable? Yes, at 40º.

Pros: This lofty and luxurious feels like down duvet comes from Dusk, the brand behind so of the best quality bed sheets, duvet covers, bath towels and pillows. If you're looking for a non-feather option but with a really luxurious feel, this is it. It's made of the brand's 4.5 tog and 9.5 tog duvets, both delicately fastened together with buttons to give you the flexibility to switch your duvet up depending on the seasons. Encased in breathable 100% cotton percale, it's also a great choice for those with allergies.

Cons: Some reviews claim it's slightly heavy when both parts are in use.

Customers are saying: Super lightweight, but cosy, and feels like a hotel duvet.

GLAMOUR star rating: 4.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

7. Best affordable duvet

M&S Collection Soft As Down 13.5 Tog Duvet

Is there a trial period/can I return? No trial period, but can be returned within 35 days of purchase if unused and in original packaging.
Sizes available: Single, double, king, super king.
Filling: Vegan recycled polyester filling.
Tog rating: 13.5 tog.
Fabric: 100% polyester outer.
Machine washable? Not mentioned.

Pros: For starters, at less than £50 for a double size, this extra-warm duvet is very much reasonably priced. Having tried them, we're also a huge fan of the surprisingly lightweight feel of M&S' synthetic duvets, despite the high tog count. With an average star rating from 54 customers of 4.8+/5, this duvet is a best seller for a reason.

Cons: No mention of how machine washable it is; however general guidance is to machine wash synthetic duvets with a mild detergent on a gentle cycle, ideally in a large drum.

Customers are saying: Not too bulky, definitely soft as down as it says on the box and has been a great help at keeping warmth in at night during this cold spell.

GLAMOUR star rating: 4.75/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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8. Best winter duvet

Hungarian Goose-Down Duvet - 4.5 Tog

Is there a trial period/can I return? Returns within 30-days for unopened items.
Sizes available: single duvet, double, king and super king duvet bedding sets.
Filling: 90% goose down, 10% goose feather.
Tog rating: Lower tog 4.5 or higher top 13.5 (13.5 here).
Fabric: cotton jacquard with a 329 threat count.
Machine washable? can be machine washed, but professional cleaning is advised.

Pros: This Hungarian goose down duvet is filled with 80% supremely soft goose down and 20% goose feather, which makes it lightweight and breathable. And extremely comfy. It might only be 4.5 tog (perfect for summer), but it has buttonholes and cufflinks, which means you can join it with another Hungairan goose down duvet from The White Company's range (here's their 10.5 tog option and their 13.5 tog duvet) to create something endlessly warmer in the winter. Another feature worth noting? It's covered in a 329-thread-count cotton percale and finished with an internal box construction, which basically means the warmth will be evenly distributed.

Cons: While technically a washable duvet, professional cleaning is recommended.

Customers are saying: Ideal for spring but a lovely middle-ground weight for year round, too.

GLAMOUR star rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

9. Best hypoallergenic duvet

The Snugglemeister Duvet

Is there a trial period/can I return? No trial period or returns.
Sizes available: single, double, king, super king.
Filling: Microfibre fill to mimic the luxe feel of down.
Tog rating: 13.5 Tog (4.5 + 9 Tog).
Fabric: Cotton.
Machine washable? Yes, at 40º.

Why we love it: linenbundle is fast becoming our go-to retailer for everything from fitted sheets and flat sheets to ‘all-in’ quadruple pillowcase sets and duvet cover sets. We love the patterns available and, when it comes to the Snugglemeister duvet, the reviews are glowing. We're big fans of the brand veering away from animal product materials, not to mention the fill is all recycled PET (plastic bottles) microfibre for an even more sustainable finished product. This duvet features a ‘baffle box’ zoned construction to ensure all the filling remains distributed and you don't end up with a bunch of fill in the middle of your bed linen throughout the night.

Cons: Next day delivery isn't guaranteed if you've got guests visiting ASAP, but items do ship the next working day.

Customers are saying: The best new bedding - it's vegan friendly and feels like sleeping on a cloud.

GLAMOUR star rating: 4.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

10. Best wool duvet

100% New Zealand Mitchell Wool Duvet

Is there a trial period/can I return? 365-day returns policy for items that are unused and unwashed.
Sizes available: Single, double, king, super king.
Filling: Mitchell wool from New Zealand.
Tog rating: Your choice of 3, 4.5, 7.5, 10.5, 13.5 and 15.5.
Fabric: Cotton.
Machine washable? Yes, at 30º

Pros: There are lots of reasons why a wool duvet might be the best duvet for you. Not only is wool sustainable and recyclable (check!), but it's naturally hypoallergenic, breathable and moisture-wicking – great for hot sleepers. Soak & Sleep's wool duvet is the best wool duvet we've tried, filled with 100% New Zealand Mitchell wool for a cosy yet not-too-heavy finish.

Cons: Rustles a little when in use.

Customers are saying: The natural wool means you can stay warm without overheating – perfect!

GLAMOUR star rating: 4.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

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11. Best coverless duvet

Night Owl Coverless Duvet

Is there a trial period/can I return? returns within 28 days if still in original packaging.
Sizes available: Single, double, king.
Filling: Smartfil® microfibre from recycled PET bottles.
Tog rating: 10.5 tog.
Fabric: Super soft dye-printed polyester.
Machine washable? yes, at 40º.

Pros: More common across the pond in the US, this coverless duvet is a top pick for your guest or sofa bed, not only removing the hassle of finding shelving or storage for your spare bed linen, but saving you from having to browse online or in store for said linen, too. This pick from night owl is designed to be hypoallergenic and soft to the touch, ideal for guests. It promises to tumble dry in as little as 90 minutes and has an eco-friendly recycled fill. Plus, it'll keep its shape time and time again with each wash.

Cons: You'll likely need to wash it more than your traditional duvet insert.

Customers are saying: Lightweight yet warm, it's such a timesaver not having to change the sheets all the time.

GLAMOUR star rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

12. Best down duvet

The Marlowe Goose Down Duvet - 10.5 tog

Is there a trial period/can I return? No trial period, but you can return any unused mattress protectors, duvet etc. to Brook + Wilde as long as the process is started within 14 days.
Sizes available: Single, double.
Filling: DownPass and NOMITE accredited Hungarian goose down.
Tog rating: 10.5 tog.
Fabric: Egyptian cotton duvet fabric (with matching Egyptian cotton duvet cover sets to go with it on the B+W website).
Machine washable? Not mentioned, but big washing machines are usually capable of easy care laundering goose down duvets.

Pros: From the included free delivery to the sheer quality of the products (no polycotton here, readers), Brook + Wilde bedspreads, mattresses and duvets are built to perform and stand the test of time. This one is plump and cosy, not to mention in terms of biodegradability, duck and goose down is a relatively natural filling and won't harm the environment long after you're gone. It's bordered with press studs so you can connect it with a second duvet for extra warmth.

Cons: Not available in a king or emperor like their on-site mattresses.

Customers are saying: ‘The best’, perfect for an unbroken night's sleep and really cosy.

GLAMOUR star rating: 4.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

13. Best affordable duvet on Amazon

Silentnight Airmax Double Duvet – 10.5 Tog Breathable All Season Duvet Quilt with Mesh Sides to Prevent Overheating

Is there a trial period/can I return? Free returns.
Sizes available: Single, double, king, super king.
Filling: Hollowfibre.
Tog rating: 10.5 tog.
Fabric: Microfibre.
Machine washable? Yes.

Pros: Available in 10.5 tog or 13.5 tog, this breathable duvet uses Silentnight's Airmax technology to keep you at a comfortable temperature all night. It's suitable for year-round use, is machine washable and has been made right here in the UK. Much like Slumberdown duvets, Silentnight's duvets are both affordable and high-quality, with over 500 five-star reviews.

Cons: Can't be tumble dried and isn't as long-lasting. Though, for the price, we can't complain.

Customers are saying: Breathable, comfy and makes it very hard to get out of bed in the morning!

GLAMOUR star rating: 3.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

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14. Best lightweight duvet

Hypoallergenic Soft & Light Breathable Duvet - 10.5 Tog

Is there a trial period/can I return? Returns within 30-days for unopened items.
Sizes available: Single, double, king, super king.
Filling: 80% recycled polyester fiberfill that would otherwise end up at landfill- also known as Smartfil® - 20% microfibre modal.
Tog rating: 10.5 tog, also available in 4.5 tog summer duvet and 7.5 tog.
Fabric: Cotton percale with a 200-thread count.
Machine washable? Yes it can go in the washing machine.

Pros: This 10.5 tog hypoallergenic duvet comes with a five-year guarantee. Made from 80% Smartfil® polyester and 20% Modal micro-fibres – then encased in a gorgeous 200-thread-count cotton percale – it's breathable, soft and lump-free. A sumptuous and fail-safe choice for any bedroom.

Cons: Can't be returned once opened.

Customers are saying: Lightweight and cosy, as well as being great for people with allergies.

GLAMOUR star rating: 4.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

15. Best duvet for couples

Is there a trial period/can I return? free returns within 30 days of delivery if the product is unopened and unused.
Sizes available: Single, double, king, super king.
Filling: 80% Smartfil® microfibre / 20% moisture-wicking modal.
Tog rating: Your choice of 4.5, 7, 10.5, 13,5 and a 2-in-1 all season 9 + 4.5 tog duvet.
Fabric: 100% textured breathable microfibre.
Machine washable? Yes at 60°C.

Pros: With modal to help with sweat-wicking for warmer sleepers and oh-so-cosy warmth of hypoallergenic microfibre, this duvet from The Fine Bedding Company is perfect for couples struggling to find a happy medium, not to mention you can add on the matching Breathe pillow set and experience the full benefits. The Smartfil® filling is eco-friendly and you'll get free delivery if you add on the matching breathe pillows, too.

Cons: In terms of sustainability, while the Smartfil® microfibre is eco-friendly, it's not a natural material, so won't biodegrade quite the same once you're done with it.

Customers are saying: Great duvet, really comfy and, since it's been new in our bed, we've felt like there's been a ‘fluffy cloud’ surrounding us.

GLAMOUR star rating: 4.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

How often should you change your duvet?

According to The Sleep Council, you should replace your middle-of-the-range duvet once every five years. That said, if your last duvet was an inexpensive one, you might want to replace it just two or three years after purchase. On the contrary, expensive and high-quality duvets (like The White Company's Hungarian Goose Down Duvet) come with a ten-year guarantee.

Hungarian Goose-Down Duvet - 4.5 Tog

How to shop for the best duvet:

The best duvet is a year-rounder: able to keep you cool in the summer months and cosy in the winter. This ability is called thermoregulation, and since it's the key to a good night's sleep, is the main feature of a top-rated duvet. Of course, there are lots of different types of filling which have this capability, so the first thing to consider when shopping is which you might prefer.

Down duvets are lightweight and luxurious, feather and down duvets are cheaper and slightly heavier – but still deliciously cosy – and wool duvets are not only sustainable but great for temperature regulation. If you're allergic to feathers, synthetic duvets are a great choice - they're breathable, much better in quality now than they were ten years ago and usually filled with microfibre (a fine polyester yarn) or hollowfibre (which is but slightly warmer).

Once you've considered your filling, consider price, and other factors like whether it can be returned - and whether it's machine washable.

What type of duvet is best for all year round?

If you don't want to change your duvet between seasons, consider a 3-in-1 duvet. For example, the John Lewis & Partners Natural Duck Down 3-in-1 Duvet features two duvets of different togs which can be used separately or together, to provide different levels of warmth throughout the year. Clever, huh? Alternatively, opt for a lower tog paired with one of the best electric blankets in winter.

John Lewis & Partners Natural Duck Down 3-in-1 Duvet, 13.5 Tog (4.5 + 9 Tog)

What kind of duvet filling is best?

Ah, the age old down filling vs synthetic fibrefill. Of course, down and feather fillings are seen by PETA as bad from an animal welfare POV, on the environmental front, they often come out on top. While The White Company provides buyers of their Hungarian Goose Down duvet with a 10-year guarantee, it only provides those same customers with a five-year one for their synthetic duvet. Naturally, this is because the latter is not expected to last as long. To that we might also add that many synthetic duvets, for instance Silentnight's Airmax duvet, are not biodegradable and will likely end up at landfill once they've become worn out.

What duvets do hotels use?

According to insiders, duvets by Germany brand Mühldorfer, are used in luxury hotels in over 100 countries in the world.

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