Feather and Down Duvet
Lots of feathers add a satisfying weight to your duvet. Feathers help make your duvet feel nice and warm, but need the extra insulating properties of down for a really cosy duvet. Not only this, but feather duvets are more affordable.
Down-rich duvets are light, lofty and highly insulative, keeping you warm as you sleep. Unlike feathers, down creates clusters, which trap warm air and retain heat. It is the down clusters which make these duvets so light and warm.
Typically, larger down clusters create greater loft, weigh less and trap larger pockets of air. A more mature bird and a colder enviroment result in large better quality down clusters. Our Canadian Goose down and Moskus fill duvets are two of our most insulating fills. Moskus is a very popular fill in Scandinavia, where people know a thing or two about staying warm. In fact, it's so insulative and light, it's considered a genuine alternative to the much more pricey Eiderdown. Talking of which, if luxury is your thing, then you'll love our custom-made Eiderdown duvets. Filled only with handpicked down from fledged nests of the Eider duck, these Eiderdown duvets are incredibly light and superbly insulating.
Because down is such an efficient insulator, very little fill is needed for a warm tog. For that reason, feathers are sometimes added to create a heavier duvet. Take a look at the percentage mix of down and feather to get an idea of how light or heavy a duvet will feel. The provenance and quality of the fill affect the weight too.