Duvet guide - Norvegr advice to select the best choice of duvet
Step 1: Deciding the weight of your duvet
The first step in the process of choosing your down duvet, is to decide on the weight of the filling. Three important factors to consider are:
- The typical climate of your location
- How the temperature in your bedroom changes with the seasons
- Your personal temperature preferences
Our duvets come in the following varieties:
An airy, lightweight duvet, making even the hottest nights dry and comfortable. It is filled with small amounts of down, spread over many channels to create an almost see-through duvet. Also good for bedrooms with air conditioning.
All year duvets
A versatile down duvet for rooms and environments that keep a relatively even temperature through the year, as well as bedrooms with air conditioning. A many-channelled duvet filled with a higher amount of down than the summer variety.
Soft and comfortable, this duvet will keep you perfectly warm in cold rooms and temperatures. Also ideal for those who like to keep your windows open throughout the year.
Well filled with wide channels, these ultra-warm are designed for cold winters in cold climates, as well as sleepers who feel the chill easily. When the weather outside is frightful, you will be perfectly cosy under your duvet.
TOG VS. NORVEGR GUIDELINES – THE WARMTH SCALE
A lot of duvet manufacturers use the term “TOG” to explain how warm their duvets are. In our experience, this reference proves confusing to many customers.
So, here is a brief explanation: the better the down quality, the bigger the down pearls. The larger the pearls, the less down that is needed inside, resulting in a product with a low weight. The lighter the duvet, the more air can circulate inside it – and the more air inside the duvet, the better the duvet is at regulating the temperature.
As Norvegr duvets contain distinctly high-quality down, they are also very light, meaning one of our duvets will keep you warm in cold temperatures while also keeping you cool in higher temperatures. In TOG terms, this is contradictory.
Rather than confusing you with the term TOG, we instead offer our own guidelines. Of course, you should still consider your own personal needs and preferences when choosing your duvet – and you are always welcome to contact us should you need advice.
(-20°C up to 10°C)
When the outside temperature has dropped to as little as -20°C, these duvets will still work well (even if you have your bedroom window open). At colder temperatures, we would recommend using a blanket over the top of the duvet. When the weather is warmer, polar duvets are suitable in temperatures as high as 10°C.
(-10°C up to 15°C)
When the outside temperature outside has dropped to as little as -10°C, these duvets will still work well (even if you have your bedroom window open). At colder temperatures, we would recommend using a blanket over the top of the duvet or choosing a Polar duvet. When the weather is warmer, winter duvets are suitable in temperatures as high as 10°C.
All year duvets
(0°C up to 20°C)
When the outside temperature outside has dropped to as little as 0°C, these duvets will still work well (even if you have your bedroom window open). At colder temperatures, we would recommend using a blanket over the top of the duvet or choosing a Winter duvet. When the weather is warmer, All-Year duvets are suitable in temperatures as high as 20°C.
(10°C up to 30°C)
When the outside temperature outside has dropped to as little as 0°C, these duvets will still work well (even if you have your bedroom window open). At colder temperatures, we would recommend using a blanket over the top of the duvet or choosing an All-Year duvet. When the weather is warmer, All-Year duvets are suitable in temperatures as high as 30°C.
Custom made duvets
Sharing your bed with a partner who wants a different duvet weight to you? No problem: we can create a double duvet with different weights to suit you both. Please call or email us to find out more.
Adjusting your duvet to your needs
Over half of our customers choose the versatile All-Year duvet. However, if you are someone who gets cold easily, or if your typical outdoor temperatures shift above or below the All-Year duvet parameters (0°C- 20°C) during the course of the year, we would recommend purchasing a Summer duvet and a Winter duvet to keep you comfortable throughout each season. Additionally, if you are a sleeper prone to overheating, or you live in a hot climate, you might find that you are happier with a Summer duvet rather than an All-Year variety.
As a part of our service, we will gladly adjust your duvet if you find it too warm (or not warm enough). As Norvegr products are designed to use for years, it is important to us that any duvet you choose is just right for you.
Step 2: Deciding your duvet size
We always recommend a 220cm length of duvet, or longer. Don’t worry about choosing a duvet that is considerably larger than your bed, as any excess width and length disappears when you wrap the duvet around yourself – and if there are two of you, it’s nice not having to fight for the duvet.
Step 3 – Choosing the quality of down for your duvet
All our duvets are made with pure, 100 % down – never feathers. Our down is also of the very best quality and has to pass a rigorous quality control test before being used.
Fill power is the international measurement for down’s capacity to retain air. This is measured on a scale from 1 to 15cm according to European norms – or, according to the International Down and Feather Bureau, on a scale from 0 – 225 mm or 0 – 900 CUIN, which is often referred to as “loft”.
The fluffier and less compressed the down mix is, the better the quality of your comforter. The greater the fill power, the lower the weight of your duvet. This allows for more air both inside the duvet and between the duvet and your body, meaning moisture can escape and the air around you can be regulated to body temperature effectively.
Siberian White Duck(Standard Collection)
Fill power 11 cm/155 mm/625 loft
This beautiful white 100% down mix is outstandingly light. We use it in the full range of Norvegr down comforters and our luxuriously soft pillows. This down copes with cold winters as well as hot summers, creating a supremely comfortable personal micro-climate.
Arctic White Goose(Classic Collection)
Fill power 12cm/170 mm/705 loft
Sea birds living in the Arctic develop ultra-warm down to cope with sub-zero temperatures. Snowy white down from the Arctic White Goose feels almost weightless yet keeps the body at the ideal sleeping temperature.
Siberian White Snowgoose Altai(Premium Collection)
Fill power 14+ cm/210 mm/850 loft
This natural product is renowned worldwide for its outstanding insulation and fill power, making for an unbeatably warm yet extremely light duvet. The goose survives the Siberian winter in extreme temperatures of -40°C thanks to the remarkable quality of its down, which produces the best loft (aka fluffiness) ever measured, making Siberian White Snow Goose the best commercially available grade of goose down in the world.
Norwegian eiderdown from Svalbard (Limited Edition)
Limited to an annual quantity of less than 100kg, eiderdown sourced from the Norwegian island of Svalbard is one of the rarest and most exclusive qualities in the world. It takes experts at least a week to hand-clean just one kilogram of eiderdown, and approximately 60 nests to yield enough raw material to fill one regular duvet (140 x 220cm). By hand-cleaning the eiderdown, its superb qualities are preserved, making for the ultimate comforter.