If you’ve been thinking about switching out your summer duvet recently, but aren’t sure that the weather is quite cold enough for a heavier tog, then you may be looking for a ‘four seasons’ duvet.
Being comfortable when you sleep is our number one priority here at The Fine Bedding Company. We want to ensure that you have all the right tools to sleep right through the night, including a weather appropriate duvet which fits your needs.
In this article, we look at the ‘four seasons’ duvet, how it works and all of the benefits that come with owning one this winter.
What is a four season duvet?
Many people have multiple duvets, swapping them out when the weather changes. However, storing away your winter or summer bed covers can be cumbersome and involves having a certain amount of storage space available.
A ‘four seasons’ duvet is a cost effective and simple solution to all of your weather-related sleeping and storage problems.
This type of ‘all seasons’ duvet is designed to negate all your sleeping issues throughout the entire year.
When purchasing one, you will receive two separate duvets that have a different Tog rating. One of your duvets will be lighter, more recognisable as the ‘summer tog’ version. Typically, the tog rating will be 4.5. Then, the other, heavier will come in at a 9 rating. You can use this quilt in your transition period, between Autumn and Summer when the weather is the most unpredictable here in the UK. When the weather starts to turn chilly, you can combine these two duvets together, finalising your tog rating at 13.5.
How does a duvet for all four seasons work?
There of course is the age old question of ‘when is it a good time to swap out my summer duvet for a heavier winter one?’. With a four seasons duvet, you won’t have to worry about storing or swapping out your quilt.
When it comes to testing out a duvet, it’s important to look at the tog rating. A tog rating measures the thermal resistance of the fabric. This measures how much heat a piece of material can absorb or retain, in comparison to how much heat it lets flow through the sheets. A tog rating typically goes up to 15 being the heaviest and therefore the best for a chilly winter night’s sleep.
The ‘four seasons’ option of a duvet allows you the best of both worlds, a thin, summer appropriate duvet and a thick duvet for the cold. It combines the two tog ratings from both duvets, making it a versatile option. Simply detach and reattach as necessary.
Our sleep experts always recommend swapping out a thick duvet for a thin one during the colder months, to ensure a good-quality night's sleep. A four seasons duvet is an adjustable solution which will help you navigate the unpredictable British weather.
Benefits of the ‘All Seasons Duvet’
Purchasing the correct duvet, or multiple duvets, can be a task full of many decisions. Not only can it be time consuming, but it can also be expensive. Buying a four seasons duvet can be the more cost effective option. Instead of having one summer duvet and a winter one, having an all season’s quilt could help you save pennies in the long run!
Temperature is everything. It can be the difference between a good night's rest and a disturbed sleeping pattern. There is nothing worse than being too hot or too cold and not having a duvet that will fix that. A duvet for all four seasons is the dream, keeping you toasty in the winter and cool in the summer.
If you want to ensure your temperature is managed throughout the night, then our sleep experts even suggest pairing an ‘all seasons’ duvet with a Smart Temperature Duvet Cover. This soft 200 thread count cotton bed linen is created with the unique Smart Temp™ technology from Swiss textile innovators HeiQ, meaning it delivers temperature control for optimal comfort.
In addition, the four seasons duvet mechanic works perfectly with any type of filling. Even if you have a Goose Down Duvet or a natural filled one, the concept of the duvet which can help you in all seasons and weather still applies. There is no need to compromise on what you prefer in your bedtime quilts.