After the passage of Filomena, and with the frozen snow still blocking the streets of half the country, the extremely low temperatures have become the protagonists. And together with accessories such as blankets, down duvets have become the stars of our bedrooms. Are lightweight, breathable, and effectively insulates from the cold, helping us to maintain a constant temperature.
If you’ve ever gone to buy a duvet or duvet, sure you have doubted which one to take. After all, at first glance, they all look the same. But no, to take the right quilt, you must take into account aspects such as the size of the bed, the type of filling (it can be natural or synthetic), the weight (this point is the one that defines its ability to offer more or less heat ), and of course, the maintenance it requires.
The filler Synthetic or natural?
Traditionally, duvets were filled with duck or goose down (hence its great lightness compared to blankets), but today we can opt for synthetic solutions that imitate natural filling. On the one hand, duvets with synthetic fillings They are much cheaper in price than duvets with natural fillings. And in addition, they are also easier to maintain, since most of them can be washed in the washing machine. In addition, they tend to retain fewer mites or bacteria, and in fact, many already include mite treatments.
In the case of natural feather duvetsIt has the advantages that it is a very light and insulating material that protects us from the cold without weighing it down. When you look at the label, you should check the percentage of down it includes, since the more down it contains, the more insulating capacity it will have. In addition to being more expensive than synthetic fillings, natural down comforters need to be professionally maintained.
Further, you must differentiate between feather and down. Feather fillings use the entire feather, including the barrel (the center stick of the feather), while the down is what remains when that center part has been removed. Down fillings are the highest quality, and consequently the most expensive. In addition, if the birds come from the cold areas of northern Europe, they are usually of higher quality.
After the type of filling, the grammage is another aspect that you should check on the label. This point will determine the insulating and heating capacity. The more weight you see on the label, the more it will protect you from the cold. In addition, the label also usually indicates for which season its use is recommended.
The duvets for the colder seasons should have between 400 and 500 g / m2, being recommended for rooms with a temperature lower than 15º. The medium duvets, for rooms with a temperature between 15 and 18º, have a grammage between 300 and 350 g / m². And the lightest quilts, for temperatures between 18 and 22º, usually have between 175 and 250 g / m2.
It is also important to check that the measurement is adjusted for the bed, and to avoid being too short or too large. It is best to leave between 20 and 30 centimeters more on each side.
Check the maintenance that the quilt should have. Especially, check if it can be washed at home, or if you should take it to the dry cleaner.
Duvets at the best price
In addition, this year the cold has arrived just with the sales, so we have the perfect opportunity to buy quilts at the best price taking advantage of the discounts these days.
Ecological and anti-mite extra warm duvet. Price at La Redoute, before € 99.99, after the -30% discount, from € 69.63.
Ecological and anti-mite duvet filling
100% goose down duvet with Proneem + Teflon treatment. Price at La Redoute, before
419.00 €, after -30%, from € 292.75.
100% goose down duvet with Proneem + Teflon treatment
Natural duvet, 90% authentic duck down. Price at La Redoute, before
€ 179.00 , with 33%, from € 119.53.
Natural duvet, 90% authentic duck down
Duvet 300 g / m², 100% polyester with SANITIZED treatment. Price at La Redoute, before
32.99 €, with the discount of -10%, from € 29.76.
Duvet 300 g / m², 100% polyester with SANITIZED treatment
Synthetic duvet 175 g / m², 100% polyester. Price at La Redoute, before
19.99 €, after -10%, from € 18.00.
Double duvet 4 seasons, 100% polyester. Price at La Redoute, before
52.99 €, after the -9% discount, from € 48.14.
Double duvet 4 seasons
Velvet quilt with gold pompoms and 100% polyester filling (250g / m2). Price at La Redoute, before
€ 64.99 , with 39%, from € 39.42.
Mistral duvet for 160/180 cm beds in microfiber 240×220 cm cleo in Dracon® hollow polyester fiber. Price at Kave Home, before,
€ 59, now € 53.10.
Nordic Mistral beds 160/180 cm
Duo duo 150 + 250 gr / m2 Plus Aloe Vera Velfont. Price in El Corte Inglés, before
€ 119, after the 30% discount, from € 83.30.
Duo duo 150 + 250 gr / m2 Plus Aloe Vera Velfont
Nordic 350 gr / m2 of Premium Plus Paradies fiber. Price in El Corte Inglés, before
€ 129, now after a 20% discount, from € 103.20.
Nordic 350 gr / m2 of Premium Plus Paradies fiber
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