We tested the best thick duvets on the high street and winner is one third of the price of M&S’s and even better
ARE you dreaming of a cosy Christmas?
Online searches for “thick” duvets are up 663 PER CENT as we look for ways to keep warm in the current cold snap.
A survey by bed firm Feather & Black found that many of us want warmer bedding this winter as energy prices soar.
Expert Laura Burnett said: “Thicker duvets with a high tog are the perfect winter investment, with many of us refraining from turning on the heating as a result of the cost-of-living crisis.
“A heavy and thicker duvet will also give you that hotel feel at home, replicating the most-loved styles from top boutiques.”
But which duvet will keep you toastiest on these freezing winter nights?
Lynsey Hope tries out some wallet-friendly ones from the High Street with marks of out of ten.
Silentnight Ultrabounce, 10.5 tog
£28 double, £32 king, amazon.co.uk
LYNSEY SAYS: “When I got this out of the packaging, I thought it was a bit flimsy but put in on the bed anyway hoping for the best. Within just five minutes, I was lovely and snug.
“It kept me warm even though it is quite lightweight. I woke up refreshed, feeling like I’d slept well. Costing less than £30 for a double size, I thought this was a good budget choice.”
Tesco Home Soft Touch, 13.5 tog
£15.50 double, tesco.com
LYNSEY SAYS: “Lovely soft duvet and, for the price, I thought it was really excellent.
“Some of the 15 togs were very hot and heavy, while the 10.5 togs were not warm enough – so this was a great middle-of-the-road choice.
“I couldn’t believe how cosy it was, even though it was half the price of most we tried. For £15.50, you can’t go wrong really.”
Habitat Supersoft Washable, 10.5 tog
£22 double, £26 king, sainsburys.co.uk
LYNSEY SAYS: “This one was not my favourite. It did feel lovely and soft and fluffy, but also a bit flimsy and I wouldn’t have thought it was a winter duvet.
“Although it is a 10.5 tog, it didn’t keep me as warm as other the brands with the same tog rating.
“Habitat do have the same duvet in a 15 tog if you get particularly cold at night – I would definitely recommend that one if it’s warmth you are after.”
Slumberdown Extra Warm, 15 tog
£32 double, £38 king, argos.co.uk
LYNSEY SAYS: “The cover is very soft and it feels lovely and fluffy when you snuggle down for the night. Beautifully warm and cosy, it is just the thing for those cold nights and if you want to keep your heating bill down during the current cost-of-living crisis.
“I thought Slumberdown would perhaps have been more expensive, for the brand name you are getting, but it was cheaper even than the Sainsbury’s one.
“Great value for money.”
Sainsbury’s Home Supersoft Washable, 15 tog
£35 double, £40 king, sainsburys.co.uk
LYNSEY SAYS: “A really comfortable duvet, perfect for lazy days in bed.
“It was quite heavy and if you are someone who moves around a lot at night you might find this restricts you a bit.
“That said, it is super-warm. You definitely won’t need to touch the thermostat if you are sleeping underneath this. It’s big and warm for the coldest of nights, such as at the moment.
“My worry is, it would be too hot for most of the year.”
M&S Simply Soft All Seasons, 13.5 tog
£55 king, marksandspencer.com
LYNSEY SAYS: “Squishy and thick without being too heavy, it allows you to move freely. The quality is as good as you’d expect from Marks & Spencer and it nestles around you keeping you super-warm.
“The best feature is that it splits in two so you can have a 4.5-tog duvet for summer and a 9-tog for autumn. Button them together for a 13.5-tog when it’s super-cold. This saves you buying multiple duvets.
“It’s crafted from recycled plastic so a winner for the environment, too. It’s like sleeping on a cloud.”