Blanket: Review & Recommendations

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Welcome to our big duvet test 2019, where we present you all the duvets we have tested in detail. We have put together detailed background information and also added a summary of the customer reviews on the net.

We want to make your purchase decision easier and help you to find the best duvet for you.

You can also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer you interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should pay attention to if you want to buy a duvet.

The most important facts in brief

  • Quilts allow you to keep warm in cold temperatures at night. They prevent a loss of body temperature.
  • The standard size of a duvet is 135×200 cm at an average size and stature.
  • Duvets are divided into thermal classes. These show you at which temperature conditions you can use a duvet.

Blanket test: Favourites of the editors

  • The best duvet for the summer with wild silk filling
  • The best down duvet
  • The best duvet for cold temperatures
  • The best duvet for all four seasons

The best duvet for the summer with wild silk filling

The summer duvet from Šumava is particularly characterized by its light weight. With a filling weight of 550 grams it is particularly light. It has a low thermal class, which makes it particularly suitable for summer.

The ceiling is available in the size 135×200 cm. Furthermore you can choose between the sizes 155×220 cm and 200×200 cm.

If you attach great importance to the fact that your blanket is vegan, the blanket is also available in cotton.

The summer duvet meets the Oeko Tex standard and is therefore free of harmful substances. As the duvet can be washed at high temperatures, it is also perfectly suitable for allergy sufferers.

The blanket is in a medium price range and is therefore recommended if you are looking for a summer blanket that you can use in the long term.

The best down duvet

According to the manufacturer, the down quilt from Šumava consists of 90% down and 10% feathers. Its filling weight is 800 grams, which makes the quilt very light.

The duvet is subject to the Oeko Tex Standard 100 and measures 155×220 cm. Therefore the blanket belongs to the comfort sizes.

As the duvet is washable at a high temperature it is also suitable for allergy sufferers. In its price range, it is one of the most inexpensive duvets and is therefore recommended for purchase.

The best duvet for cold temperatures

The size of the Beautissu duvet is 135×200 cm and is therefore a standard size. It is a quilt, which means that the filling cannot slip. It has been developed in the EU and is especially suitable for cold temperatures.

The duvet weighs 800 grams and is washable at 60 degrees. Therefore it is also suitable for allergy sufferers.

In its price range it belongs to the low priced models and is therefore absolutely affordable.

The duvet is also tested for harmful substances with the OEKO-TEX SEAL by the Hohenstein Institute and bears the OEKO-TEX certificate Confidence in Textiles, Standard 100, No. 15.HBG.64485.

The best duvet for all four seasons

The duvet consists of a summer duvet with diamond quilting and a transitional duvet for spring and autumn with square quilting. The Soft Touch Four Seasons quilt is provided with snap fasteners. So you can adjust the degree of warmth according to the season.

There are also other sizes of duvet to choose from. By processing as a quilt, the filling can not slip.

The duvet is washable at 95°C. Therefore you get the highest hygienic standards. The duvet is very suitable for allergy sufferers.

Advisor: Questions you should deal with before buying a duvet

For whom is a duvet suitable?

In principle, a duvet is suitable for anyone who uses a blanket for sleeping in everyday use. With its many advantages, the duvet is one of the most popular of all duvets.

Since duvets are usually made in a specific material, it is important to find a duvet that fits your body’s needs. If you live in a particularly hot region, sweat a lot or suffer from an allergy, you should bear this in mind when buying a duvet.

For all your needs you can find a duvet that fits your requirements.

The health aspect of the duvet should also not be neglected. Because quilts keep you from getting sick in their function by, among other things, preventing you from cooling down through their high heat regulation.

Blankets are used to protect your body from cooling down while you sleep.

Blankets help keep you warm by regulating your body temperature and absorbing sweat. While you sweat, it helps keep you dry.

Did you know that there are duo quilts?
A Duo duvet is a duvet that can be used all year round. Two duvets are sewn together or linked so that they can be separated according to the season.

What fabric should a duvet have?

Which fabric your duvet should have depends first of all on your needs and preferences. There are fabrics that are particularly suitable for warm or cold climates.
If you sweat a lot or freeze quickly, you should use certain materials.
The most common materials used for duvets are cotton, merino wool, cashmere, silk, down or cotton. Each material has different properties. Down shines with the fact that it is a natural product. The feathers are particularly light and offer a high level of thermal insulation and moisture regulation.
Cashemere, on the other hand, is particularly tear-resistant and odour-repellent. It is characterised by the fact that it has very fine fibres and high thermal insulation.

Which quilt is suitable for allergy sufferers?

If you are an allergy sufferer, it is particularly important to find the right duvet for you. As an allergy sufferer, you should pay particular attention to the properties and material of your duvet.

Stiftung Warentest
For you to have a healthy, restful sleep, it is important that your duvet protects you from temperature and humidity. Eiderdowns are particularly suitable for winter. If you want to use a cheaper model, a synthetic duvet is recommended
(Source: Stiftung Warentest)

When buying a duvet, it is particularly important that you make sure that your duvet is mite- and dust-repellent and is not made of protein fibres.

Make sure your bedspread is washable. Because washing kills the allergens that irritate your body. Therefore it is important that your duvet is washable at 60 degrees or higher.

Always pay attention to the manufacturer’s instructions when buying, as these will inform you whether the duvet is suitable for allergy sufferers. The materials that are suitable for allergy sufferers include synthetic, microfibre and washable cotton. If you are not allergic to house dust, you can also use down.

What does a duvet cost?

There is a wide price range between the different duvets. Depending on the quality and material, the cost varies. The range can be from about 20 to Euro 500. In case you attach great importance to a high quality material, the prices seem to be reasonable.

Products from the online shop start from as little as 25 euros, whereby of course it is usually true that no name products are cheaper than quilts from major brands.

Where can I buy a duvet?

Duvets are available in specialist shops, department stores and many online shops. Specialist dealers are also represented on the Internet and offer the possibility of buying online.
According to our research, most duvets are sold through these online shops:

amazon.com
daenischesbettenlager.de
sleepworld.com
otto.com
bedding-shop.com

All duvets that we present on our site are provided with a link to at least one of these shops. If you have found a quilt you like, you can strike immediately.

Decision: What types of duvets are available and which one is right for you?

What makes a winter duvet and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

A duvet for the winter is characterized by its special properties. It keeps you particularly warm and ensures that your body does not lose body temperature.

For the winter, a duvet is suitable, with a warmth class of 4 and 5, which indicates how warm a duvet keeps you. Duvets in thermal class 4 and 5 are characterised by their resistance to cold.

Advantages

High functionality
Allrounder
Suitable for summer use
Suitable for winter use
High quality products with removable inner jacket

Disadvantages

Unsuitable for warm temperatures
Unsuitable for high humidity
Heavy

You can use the duvets from October to March according to German climate conditions. It is especially suitable if you often freeze and sleep in cold unheated rooms. A duvet in warmth class 5 is also suitable if you want to sleep with open windows even in sub-zero temperatures.

What makes a summer duvet and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

A duvet for the summer is characterized by its special properties. It ensures that you stay dry at night despite sweating and thus regulates the moisture.

For the summer, a duvet is suitable, with a warmth class of 1 to 3, which indicates how warm a duvet keeps you. Duvets in the thermal class 1 to 3 are characterised by the fact that they are very light and have a low thermal output.

Advantages

High functionality
Suitable for summer use
Light
Weld repellent
High moisture regulation

Disadvantages

Unsuitable for extreme temperatures
Only temporarily usable
Unsuitable if you freeze easily

You can use the duvets from May to September according to German climate conditions. It is especially suitable if you are often too warm and you sleep in rooms with a room temperature of 25 degrees. A duvet in warmth class 1 is also suitable if you sweat a lot.

Purchase criteria: You can compare and rate duvets based on these factors

Filling material

There are many different materials under the duvets, which fulfil other functions. Some materials are especially suitable for warm temperatures, while others are especially suitable for cold temperatures.

Common materials used for duvets include cotton, down, cashmere and microfibre. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages. The following table shows the respective materials and their properties

Size

The size of your duvet plays a big role in your comfort. There are quilts that you can use on your own or quilts that are large enough for two people to use. There are also duvets that are especially suitable for children.

Which model you choose depends on your requirements. When buying a duvet, it is important that you choose a duvet that is not too small, as this would cause a high level of heat loss.

Did you know that there are duvets in different sizes?
Adult sizes include 135×200 cm standard size, 125×220 cm extra length, 155×200 extra width and 155×220 cm comfort size

For children a duvet of the size 100×135 cm is suitable. When the child grows and ages, the duvet should be changed to prevent heat from escaping.

Thermal class

There are different classes of warmth for duvets, which tell you when you can use your duvet. Depending on your requirements you will need a different duvet.

The following table shows all heat classes with their application areas:

Which thermal class you choose depends on the temperature and your own needs.

Washability

Depending on the material your duvet is made of, you will have to care for it differently. Some materials are only suitable for hand washing. Others can even be washed at 90 degrees.

Before you wash your duvet, you should pay attention to the manufacturer’s instructions on the label.

Due to their properties, down duvets are not suitable for boil wash at 90 degrees. When washing a down duvet, you should always make sure that you put objects to weigh it down in the drum so that the feathers do not stick together.

If it is important to be able to wash your duvet hot, for example to prevent allergies, you should use a different material. Synthetic fibre is suitable for this purpose, for example.

Trivia: Worth knowing facts about the quilt

How do I wash a duvet?

How you wash your duvet first depends on the manufacturer’s instructions on the label. Before washing, always check what the manufacturer recommends.

Depending on what material your duvet is made of, you should proceed differently when washing your duvet.

In the following video you can see how to wash a duvet properly.

    You should wash your duvet in the washing machine drum with tennis balls to prevent the feathers from clumping together.
    To do this, first select a wash cycle that does not exceed 60 degrees.
    Put your down duvet with the tennis balls in the drum and start the wash cycle. (Attention do not use fabric softener)
    Make sure that your blanket is well rinsed after washing. It is recommended to wash your blanket twice.
    After you have washed your blanket, you can leave it spread out to dry in the fresh air.
    If you decide to dry it in the dryer, you should add tennis balls to prevent the feathers from clumping together.

Depending on the material of your duvet, an individual washing cycle for your duvet is recommended. Allergy sufferers should always make sure to wash their blanket at a high temperature to kill germs.

How do I store a duvet correctly?

It is best to use a gentle cover for your blanket. This will protect your blanket from dust and moths. Make sure that you always keep your blanket dry.

You should always leave your bedspread spread out so that it can be ventilated. If you crumple it up, the feathers can clump together on a down duvet.

When do I have to change a duvet?

How long you can use your duvet initially depends on how well you care for your duvet and how intensively you use it.

On average, a duvet lasts 5 to 10 years. This depends on the material and other factors such as clumping and odour. If you feel uncomfortable with your duvet, you should change it earlier.

Over the years it can lead to mite accumulation and other contamination. As an allergy sufferer, it is therefore advisable to change your duvet earlier.

In order to keep your duvet in good quality we recommend that you wash your bed linen, which serves as a protective cover for your duvet, more often. In the following video you can see tips and tricks for washing your bed linen.

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