Monday, 1 April 2013
What is a Summer Duvet?
Being wrapped in warmth and feeling embraced against the chill of the air is an extremely alluring thought in the middle of a cold winter. It is not so appealing when the mercury rises! At the same time, many people like to have a layer of comfort even during the warmer months. A summer duvet offers the perfect lightweight option.
What is the difference between a summer and winter duvet? Much of it has to do with the tog. Tog is a measurement of an item’s thermal resistance. A lightweight duvet, perfect for spring or summer, is between 3 and 4.5 tog, while a winter version is between 12 and 13.5 tog. As you can see, the higher the tog, the warmer the comforter.
A microfibre duvet with a rating of 3 or 4 tog offers lightweight protection against summer night chills or a robust air-conditioning unit. But the primary reason that people want a duvet at night is for a feeling of comfort. There is something about lying on a bed, unprotected by our duvets, that leaves us feeling vulnerable! We want to be cozy, not stifled. A lightweight duvet helps us get the right balance.
Microfibre is an ideal choice because it breathes very well and will not trap moisture. You will feel cool and refreshed all night while wrapped (lightly and loosely) in silky, smooth comfort. Your summer comforter will have all the benefits of your winter version, including wonderful texture, durability, ease of care, and understated beauty. If you suffer from allergies, you will sleep better knowing that microfibre is anti-allergenic as well. This is important for those whose allergies flair up seasonally.