A Very Snuggly Duvet Review
The Bedding Company very kindly sent me a ‘Silentnight Natural White Duck Feather Duvet, 10.5 tog King Size’ last week. Their timing is simply perfect! This winter has been a bit nippy to put it mildly.
Here’s the duvet on their website. 10.5 tog of feathery snuggliness:
The duvet arrived in a handy bag so you could easily buy something like this as a wedding present or a gift for someone who lives in a very cold house (namely us).
When I unzipped the bag and hauled the duvet out I have to say I was a little surprised. I knew it was 10.5 tog, but I thought it would be thicker. If you squish the duvet between your hands on both sides you can feel your hands touching through the cotton material. You see I’ve never had a feather duvet before, I didn’t really know what to expect.
I soon realised that it feels thinner because the air, and therefore the warmth, nestles in the air pockets between the fluffed up feathers. It doesn’t need layer upon layer of man-made fibres so the duvet does feel much lighter.
Sausage tried on the duvet for size:
Call me over the top if you like, but one of the first things I did was to check the stitching. I hate shoddy stitching and loose untidy ends. The stitching and manufacturing quality looked perfect on this product, it’s double stitched to ‘keep the filling evenly distributed and to help prevent cold spots.’
Here is our freshly made bed! I bought a new duvet cover because I couldn’t bear to put our old covers on our posh feathery duvet. Looks cosy doesn’t it. In fact just looking at this picture makes me want to curl up like a sleepy kitten and dream of hippos in stripy pyjamas until sunrise. In fact I might just abandon this blog post now and go nap…….
Oh, but no! I’ve started so I’ll finish.
There is something else about the duvet which I suppose I should mention. I don’t know if it’s a plus or a minus. Personally I think it’s a plus. It rustles! There’s a ton of feathers in there so I shouldn’t be surprised really. It’s just something I’ve never noticed with any other duvets. I love it because it makes the duvet seem all the more luxurious.
Our bedroom is right up in the attic, and it is freeeeeezing in winter sometimes, so I’m very grateful to the Bedding Company for this gorgeous duvet. You have saved us from frozen toes!
Now you know why you never see ducks shivering in winter. Evolution gave them feathers instead of little duck shaped sleeping bag coats for a reason. 1) Because they’d sink 2) Because feathers are much warmer. Think on!
If you would like your own snug-as-a-bug-in-a-duck-feather-duvet you can find them HERE for £48 (King size) on The Bedding Company website. The cover is super-soft and 100% cotton and it is machine washable, which always helps.
The Bedding Company sent me a Duck Feather 10.5 Duvet to review, no other financial reward was given.