The best duvet in 2023 for a cosy or cool night's sleep

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Investing in the best duvet is the perfect way to top off your sleep setup and ensure a great night's sleep, every night. Just about every duvet will keep you covered up and warm in the night, but whether you have particular needs such as allergies or a tendency to sleep hot, or if you just want a straightforward duvet you can use all year, we can help you choose with confidence.

We've picked out six of the best duvets on the market right now, and at least one of them should be the ideal bedtime match for you. Most of our picks are 10.5 tog, which is the warmth rating that should see you right for most of the year (although you may want to add a blanket on top for the coldest winter months). We've included a few other tog options, though, if you need a little more versatility. You'll also find an assortment of fill options, so regardless of whether you want a synthetic fill or a classic feather duvet there'll be an option for you here. And if you're not sure what you need, scroll down the page for advice on choosing the right duvet for your needs.

Pricing ranges from budget to luxury duvets, but every one of our best duvet choices are great quality, and come from trusted sleep brands including Simba, Scooms and Silentnight. And if a duvet alone isn't quite enough to give your sleep setup the upgrade it needs, take a look at our roundups of the best mattress and best pillow, while if you're looking for something to snuggle up with on the sofa, see our guide to the best weighted blankets. For now, though, here’s our selection of our best duvets for sleeping.

The best duvets in 2023

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How to choose the best duvet for you

Even though duvets might appear the same on the outside, there’s plenty of difference when it comes to what’s on the inside.

Things to consider include how warm you want your duvet to be and during which seasons you are most likely to need it. Duvets come with different tog warmth ratings (see below for more), and can be used singly in warmer seasons or attached together to make a super-snug option for the coldest winter nights.

You can then decide whether you need a duvet with a real feather or synthetic fibre fill. These offer different warmths, with feather and down duvets trapping more heat. However, if you want a vegan option or suffer from allergies, then feather duvets are best avoided.

Synthetic duvets are a good substitute for feather ones and are often made with recycled materials. They’re usually cheaper too and more practical, as they are easier to clean in a washing machine – ideal for hot sleepers who like to keep their bedding light and feeling fresh.

What tog should my duvet be?

The lower the tog rating, the less warm the duvet. Around a 4.5 tog is a good hot weather duvet, a 10.5 will work for autumn and spring, and in cold weather, you could go for a 13.5 tog. 

Typically, duvets start at around 4.5 tog (although some can be as light at 2.5), these lighter duvets are ideal for summer months or if you sleep hot. For the colder seasons and people who sleep cold, you can buy duvets that go up to a super-toasty 13.5 tog. Generally speaking though a 10.5 tog is a good average weight for a duvet to see you through spring, autumn and into winter.

There's also the option of a 3-in-1 duvet, which comprises a lightweight duvet (usually 4.5 tog) for summer and a mid-weight duvet (usually 7 or 9 tog) for spring and autumn. These can be used individually or attached together to create a warmer winter duvet.

Grace Franks

Grace Franks is an experienced sleep and mattress writer who has written for our sister sites Tom's Guide and T3, among other brands. She's interested in organic and eco-friendly sleep products, and how good sleep can improve our general wellbeing. When not writing about mattresses, Grace loves reading, creative writing, and practicing yoga.

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