The selection of duvets is huge. In this article we will explain to you which properties you should look for when buying your new duvet.

In order to find out which duvet is best for you, the right filling and the duvet size are important. It is also important whether the duvet needs to be adapted seasonally to a warmer or colder environment.

blanket size

Different sized people need different sized duvets. What you should make sure is that the blanket is at least 30 cm longer than your height. The blanket closes well at the edges and warms optimally.

All-season duvet or 4-season duvet

If your bedroom has an almost constant temperature all year round, you can use an all-season duvet. This is a medium warmth class blanket that is used throughout. So you don’t need one duvet for the cold and one for the warm season and you don’t have to worry about when the duvet needs to be changed.

Especially in old or uninsulated houses, the temperature in the bedroom depends heavily on the season. Then it is better to use a thick blanket for the cold season and a thin one for the warm season. Alternatively, you can use a 4-season blanket. These are two thinner blankets that are connected to each other in the colder seasons.

heat class

The so-called warmth classes for duvets offer good help when deciding which duvet is the right one. The warmth classes or degrees of warmth indicate on a scale from 1 to 5 which duvet has an insulating or rather cooling effect. Heat class 1 blankets are very thin and light, heat class 5 blankets are thick and very insulating. The respective degree of warmth of a duvet can be found in the manufacturer’s information.

With your purchase decision, it is now important to select the right filling. Depending on whether you freeze quickly or whether you tend to always be a little too warm, you can use different materials.

Synthetic fiber blankets

Duvets with polyester fillings are light, snuggly and can usually be easily cleaned in the washing machine. They are also the cheapest duvets available.

What to look out for: Polyester blankets can absorb little moisture. This allows moisture to accumulate under the ceiling. They are not recommended for people who sweat a lot during their sleep. At colder sleeping temperatures, the blankets are only moderately insulating and therefore not suitable for sleepers who need a lot of warmth.

down comforters

The feathers and down of geese and ducks are purely natural materials and have been used as filling for centuries. A mixture of feathers and down is used for cheaper duvets. But there are also pure down fillings, which give a duvet a special comfort.

Down-filled duvets are light, lie comfortably and are very good at insulating. They are suitable for people who like to be cozy and warm while sleeping and only sweat moderately. The thickness of the down filling determines when the duvet can be used for the respective season. A bulging down duvet of thermal class 5 always warms reliably, even in arctic temperatures.

Warmly wrapped in lightness and optimally tempered – with the federiko down duvet you are well equipped in cold winter or in warm summer nights. The 35 individual compartments of the cassette quilting prevent the filling made of 80 percent down and 20 percent Class I feathers from certified German companies from slipping. Here, too, the outer shell is made of 100 percent cotton and has not been bleached for the sake of the environment. The noble, white decorative cord gives the ceiling an elegant touch.

The practical all-season quilt was created for all those who would like to keep it uncomplicated and do not want to change their quilt depending on the season. If you like it particularly warm in bed, we recommend the cuddly, warm version, and with the airy, lightly filled summer version, you can sleep perfectly air-conditioned even on warm nights. All three duvets are available in the standard sizes 135x200cm and 200x200cm and in the oversizes 155x220cm and 200x220cm. Choose your favourite!

natural hair blankets

New wool from sheep or alpacas, cashmere, mohair or even yak or camel hair is used for these blankets. They are usually heavier than down or polyester duvets, so they are noticeably more snug and enclose well. New blankets still have a certain lanolin odor that fades over time.

New wool blankets can absorb about a third of their own weight in moisture. They keep you dry and are also suitable for people who tend to sweat at night. However, if the blanket is too thick, sweating will be increased.

Blankets made from plant fibers and other natural fibers

These blankets are usually made from fibers of cotton, hemp or linen that have been processed into fleece. Lyocell blankets, an industrially produced plant fiber, are also becoming increasingly popular. They consist of cellulose, which in turn is obtained from wood.

Another natural fiber of animal origin is natural silk. Natural silk is obtained from the cocoons of the silk moth. Blankets made of this material are breathable, durable and hard-wearing.

Blankets made of plant fibers and natural silk can absorb and release moisture well. They ensure a cool, dry bed climate and are well suited for people who sweat easily and a lot.

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