_Duvet guide OLD
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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. Your choice would depend on 1. Your climate, and thereby; 2. How the temperature in your bedroom shifts during the seasons and, lastly; 3. Your personal body temperature or personal preferences.
We make all our duvets as:
Light airy duvets, making hot nights dry and comfortable beneath a very light duvet, filled with small amounts of down, spread in many channels, an almost see through duvet. Also good for bedrooms with air conditioning.
All year duvets
The down duvet for the sleeper in a relatively even temperature through the year, and for bedrooms with air conditioning. A many channeled duvet filled with a higher amount of down than the summer duvet.
Warm, soft, comfortable duvets, even for you sleeping in a cold room. Perfect if like to have your windows stay opened, while still keeping perfectly warm under your duvet.
Wide channeled and well filled. These duvets are very warm, intended for those freezing easily during the winter, and for cold winters in cold climates. Let your glass of water freeze to ice, while still keeping perfectly warm under your duvet.
TOG VS. NORVEGR GUIDELINES
– THE WARMTH SCALE
A lot of duvet manufacturers lean on the term TOG, to explain how warm their duvets are. Our experience, from having been in this business for more than fifty years, is that this might be a source of confusion to a lot of customers. Norvegr duvets are incredibly light, due to the unusually high quality of the down inside.
Briefly explained; the better the down quality, the bigger the down pearls. The bigger the down pearls, the less down is needed inside, resulting in a product with a low weight. The lighter the duvet, the more air is allowed to circulate inside it. The more air inside the duvet, the better the duvet is at regulating the temperature.
Due to the unusually low weight, a Norvegr duvet can keep you warm in colder temperatures, indicating a high TOG rating; and at the same time keep you cool in higher temperatures. In TOG terms, this would be contradictory.
Instead of confusing you with the term TOG, we offer you our own guidelines. Please note that these are the guidelines that we have found to work well through our years of operation. You should consider your own personal needs and preferences, and you are most welcome to speak with us if you want personal advice.
(-20°C up to 10°C)
These duvets work well all the way down to minus 20 degrees Celsius outdoor temperatures with an open window in the bedroom. At even colder temperatures, we would recommend using a blanket on top of the duvet over your feet, or closing the window. Polar duvets work well up to 10 degrees Celsius.
(-10°C up to 15°C)
These duvets work well all the way down to minus 10 degrees Celsius outdoor temperatures with an open window in the bedroom. At even colder temperatures, we would recommend using a blanket on top of the duvet over your feet, or choosing a Polar duvet. Winter duvets work well up to 15 degrees Celsius.
All year duvets:
(0°C up to 20°C)
Our all year duvets work well all the way down to 0 degrees Celsius outdoor temperatures with an open window in the bedroom, and also for bedrooms with air conditioning or closed windows. At lower temperatures, we would recommend using a blanket on top of the duvet over your feet, or choosing a winter duvet. All year duvets work well up to 20 degrees Celsius.
(10°C up to 30°C)
Summer duvets work well all the way down to 10 degrees Celsius outdoor temperatures with an open window in the bedroom, and also for bedrooms with air conditioning or closed windows. At lower temperatures, we would recommend using a blanket on top of the duvet over your feet, or choosing an all year duvet. Summer duvets work well up to 30 degrees Celsius.
Custom made duvets:
If your partner wants a different weight than you do, we can make your respective parts of a double duvet with different weights. Should you be interested, please call or email us to explore this option.
More than half of our customers choose all year duvets, and they are very happy with their choices. However, if the outdoor temperatures shift either below or above the parameters during the seasons, we would recommend that you choose one summer duvet and one winter duvet to cover all the seasons. The same goes if you freeze easily. If you are particularly warm, or you live in a hot climate, we would recommend a summer duvet over the all year duvet. We have supplied hotels in very hot climates, and the duvets are sought after by the guests, after having experienced how nicely they perform in the heat.
As a part of our service to you, we will gladly adjust your duvet if you find it too warm or not warm enough. You will keep a duvet from Norvegr for a long time, and it is important to us that it is just right for you.
Step 2: Deciding the size of your duvet
We always recommend a 220 cm length of your duvet, or longer. That way you have the option of wrapping the duvet around your legs, which feels good when you sleep. Do not be afraid of choosing a duvet that is quite a bit wider than your bed. The same goes for the length. A lot of the width and length disappear when you wrap the duvet around yourself. If you are two people in the bed, it is nice not having to fight for the duvet. With a wide and long enough duvet you will have enough of it for each of you to be able to wrap it around yourselves and at the same time you will be able to move around during the night.
Step 3 – Deciding the quality of down for your duvet
All our duvets are made from pure 100 % down, and no feathers. We only use the most exclusive down, with the largest down pearls, and everything has to pass a rigorous quality control before being used.
The international measurement for the down’s capacity to contain air is called the fill power. This is measured on a scale from 1 to 15 cm according to European norms, or according to the International Down and Feather Bureau, on a scale from 0 – 225 mm or 0 – 900 CUIN, 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 leaves more air inside the duvet and between the duvet and yourself; letting the moisture you give away during the night escape and regulating the air around you to your own body temperature. Because we only use highly exclusive down, all our duvets have a loft higher than 600.
Siberian White Duck (Standard Collection)
Fill power 11 cm/155 mm/625 LOFT.
This 100% down mix makes for a very light, white beautiful content that is suitable for the full range of Norvegr down comforters and luxuriously soft pillows. It copes with cold winter nights as well as humid autumn and warm summer temperatures, providing 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 highly impressive down in order to cope with sub-zero temperatures both in and out of the water. Down from the Arctic White Goose is snow-white, feels almost weightless, yet keeps the body at 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. The semi-domesticated geese survive the Siberian winter in temperatures of minus 40° Celsius, thanks to the remarkable quality of their down, which produces the best loft (fluffiness) ever measured among commercially available grades. Its extreme habitat, the world’s coldest place for farming, is what pushes nature to produce its greatest response and makes Siberian White Snow Goose the best commercially available grade of goose down in the world. Siberian White Snow Goose down creates an unsurpassably warm, beautiful and extremely light duvet.
Norwegian eiderdown from Svalbard (Limited Edition)
Eiderdown from the Norwegian island of Svalbard is limited to an annual quantity of less than one hundred kilograms. This makes it one of the most exclusive down qualities there are. On Svalbard, the birds are cared for by the locals, and they co-exist with the infamous polar bears. It takes an experienced person at least one week of hard work to hand clean one kilogram of eiderdown. It takes raw material from 60 nests to yield the hand cleaned eiderdown needed to fill one regular duvet 140 x 220 cm. It is the hand-cleaning method that ensures the superb qualities of the eiderdown are preserved, and make eiderdown the ultimate down material for comforters. Eiderdown products are both coveted and cherished, and there are heirloom eiderdown quilts over 100 years old.