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The Best Lightweight Duvets Ready For Spring & Summer

Even the deepest sleepers can be affected by the heat when they sleep. Some people sleep under a sheet in the summer, but some people still prefer to use a duvet.

And if you do want to continue sleeping with a duvet but find that your sleep is broken. Or that there is just a lack of sleep, then there is a solution.

So are you a hot sleeper? Do you want to sleep better during spring and summer? If yes, then lightweight duvets are the perfect solution for you. They are light, breathable, and comfortable and are great for any climate.

Lightweight duvets are designed to provide warmth but not make you too toasty. These duvet covers are ideal for those who have trouble sleeping in the warmer months due to the rising temperatures or night sweats due to illness and medication.

Lightweight duvets are brilliant for spring and summer. They are light, airy, and let you have a comfortable night of sleep. And, depending on if you get a really good quality one, make your bed and sleeping experience ultra-luxurious.

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What type of Duvet is best for Warmer Weather?

When looking for the right summer duvet for you, it’s important to think about what it’s made of. Duvets that have duck and goose feather filling and down tend to be more insulating. This means that they can be warmer with less filling. Choosing one with a low tog can still be a good choice because they are very airy. It will be lighter when your Duvet has more down and fewer feathers.

And, duvets made from a natural filling tend to be more breathable, making them suitable for all seasons and last longer. Up to 30 years! So invest in a quality duvet insert.

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Different Duvet Types

1. Cotton

Cotton; a natural fibre that has been used for thousands of years. In fact, cotton was one of the first fibres known to man. Cotton is a renewable resource that can be grown using water and sunlight. Cotton is hypoallergenic and breathable, making it a great choice for people who suffer from allergies.

2. Polyester

Polyester is a synthetic material that is created through chemical processes. Like cotton, polyester is a natural fibre that is hypoallergenic and breathable. However, unlike cotton, polyester is not biodegradable. This makes it less environmentally friendly.

3. Rayon

Rayon is a manufactured fibre produced by spinning cellulose fibrils (the building blocks of paper) into yarns. Rayon is stronger than silk but weaker than nylon. It is hypoallergenic and highly durable.

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4. Merino Wool

Merino wool is an extremely fine, soft, and luxurious fabric. It is naturally anti-bacterial and helps regulate body temperature, making it a fantastic option for any season. There are thick and lightweight duvets.

5. Wool

Wool duvets are chunkier, denser and hypoallergenic, a great natural alternative. And while thses duvets are typically reserved for winter, they retain air well, which can keep you cool in the summer too. A hollowfibre wool duvet has a five-year guarantee.

6. Synthetic Fillings

Synthetic options have hollow fibres or microfibres inside of them. The hollow fibres are better at retaining heat, while the microfibres is a higher-quality option that looks like down but is lighter. This makes Synthetic Duvets great for people who want lighter duvets or allergies.

 

What is the Tog Count on a Summer Duvet?

The higher the tog rating, the more warm the Duvet will be to sleep under. It would help if you looked for a summer duvet with a tog rating of 4.5 or less when you buy one for your bedroom.

There are also special cooling duvets that are great for the summer, which can be up to 11 tog thick.

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The Best Lightweight Duvets

Piglet in Bed Merino Wool Duvet

Ranging from the humble single to a super king, this ultra-luxe duvet insert will fix all your summer sleeping problems!

Carded Merino sheep’s wool is used to fill these organic cotton duvets. A good night’s sleep is certainly a guarantee by using innovative materials. All of which have been carefully chosen to aid in regulating your body heat.

Honestly, this is the perfect Duvet. It comes in a wide range of sizing, and it’s an ideal duvet for winter and summer. So even if it is a warm summer night or a cold night in the winter months, this anti-allergy Duvet will aid you in the best night’s sleep every night.

If this isn’t enough to convince you of the wonders of Piglet in bed, check out the Piglet Promise

  • Free UK Delivery
  • 100% Natural Materials – One of the linen’s major benefits is how sustainably it is farmed
  • Environmental Standards – Piglet in Bed is Carbon Neutral since 2020
  • Easy Returns
  • Plan your colour scheme by ordering free swatches of all of our bedding colours

Dorma Hungarian Goose Down Duvet

Dorma’s 4.5 tog duvet is filled with 70 per cent Hungarian goose down and 30 per cent feathers to keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. Known for its softness and insulating characteristics, Hungarian Goose Down helps to keep you warm at night by preventing draughts and cold areas. This 300-thread-count Duvet is made of 100 per cent cotton jacquard and is machine washable and tumble dryer safe, making it easy to care for. Plus, this Duvet is backed by a 10-year warranty.

  • Available in 4 sizes: Single, Double, King and Super King
  • Natural Filling
  • 100% cotton, Filling: 70% Hungarian goose down, 30% Hungarian goose feather

Emma Cloud Duvet

Emma’s cloud duvet completely surpassed our expectations. It’ll give you the sensation of lying on a white, fluffy cloud in the sky. It is light enough not to feel suffocated by its weight, even on a hot summer night.

Allergy sufferers will appreciate the microfibre filling, and the outer is soft and sumptuous enough to use on the bed without a duvet cover! AND it can go in the washing machine!

  • Temperature regulating
  • Tog rating 6.7, perfect for spring and autumn!
  • Machine washable up to 60°C

Dusk Cotton 2.5 Tog Duvet

For those looking for a luxuriously soft duvet without the use of feathers, this natural 2.5 tog king size duvet is the ideal choice. Anyone looking for a light and airy Duvet can use this natural Duvet. It is perfect for people who suffer from allergies.

With a thread count of 180, this luxurious Duvet is light and airy, making it a comfortable duvet for the hotter months.

  • Put in the Washing Machine at 40 degrees
  • 100% Pure Cotton
  • Tumble Dry at Low Temperatures

Apno Duvet from Urbanara

This is an all-vegan all-seasons duvet! One hundred per cent of the cotton used in the Apno cover is GOTS-certified, and the filling is a 50/50 combination of corn and hemp fibres. The fibres themselves are soft, breathable, and easy to care for in the filling material.

Hemp is a great option for people with allergies because it doesn’t require pesticides or fertiliser to flourish, and it only requires a minimal amount of water.

This duo double duvet includes a 150gsm summer duvet and a 450gsm winter duvet for the colder months. Because they can be tied together, you’ll have the perfect bedding year-round.

  • Available in three sizes: 135cm x 200cm, 155cm x 220cm, 200cm x 200cm
  • 100% Vegan
  • Filled with a mix of 50% corn and 50% hemp fibres

The Down Alternative Duvet

This revolutionary Duvet is made from recycled plastic bottles in Fife, Scotland. It mimics the lightness, loftiness, and super-softness of down. It’s ideal for those who want a light, fluffy Duvet but aren’t ready to give up their down comforters.

  • 100% recycled plastic fill (hypoallergenic hollow fibre)
  • 100% cotton sateen baffle box stitching, with piped edging
  • Available in four sizes: Single, Double, King and Super King

Don't forget the Duvet Cover!

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The Duvet cover matters. Let me tell you. You can have a lovely lightweight duvet that allows you to sleep better, but you can still feel sticky when you awake.

Linen and cotton are excellent fabrics for keeping your body at a constant temperature!

However, linen is our top recommendation. It is a natural temperature regulator and insulator; it will keep you cooler in the summer months and provide warmer nights in winter. 

FAQS

What tog is a lightweight duvet?

4.5 tog.

Is duck or goose down better?

Duck down feathers are smaller and weaker than goose down feathers, so duvets filled entirely with goose down have a higher fill power than those filled with duck down. The higher quality is due to the fact that geese are larger and live for an average of three years longer than ducks.

Is Hungarian goose down best?

In the world of duvet fillings, Hungarian goose down is typically regarded as the best. It offers natural insulation, and goose down is breathable, lightweight, and highly comfortable.