Monday, 3 June 2013

Do Microfibre Duvets Work Well in the Summer?

If you are not opposed to man-made fabrics, microfibre is a wonderful option when it comes to summer duvets (or any duvet for that matter). Microfibre can be made to feel different ways, but most often, it feels similar to suede. Some people do not want to sleep under suede in the summer, so you will need to assess the feel of the fabric first before making a purchase. 

Summer duvets should be light in both weight and colour, and they should also be breathable, meaning they allow air to flow through the fabric. The most breathable fabrics are made of natural fibres, like cotton, silk, satin, etc., but Microfibre can also be breathable if it is thin enough. Be sure to avoid the heavy winter duvets that are filled with down or down alternative. That is the last thing you want in the summer. Instead, look for one that has a thin layer of filling, just enough to make the duvet comfortable. That’s all you need. Anything more will be uncomfortable.

Microfibre Duvet is more affordable than natural fabrics, so it is a good choice for a summer duvet. Most people only use summer duvets for a few months out of the year, so they have no interest in paying high prices for something that will be in the closet most of the time. However, if you live in a place that has warm weather year-round (or for a considerable part of the year), it may be better to invest in a natural fibre duvet. Yes, it will cost more, but it will be worth it in the end. Remember, don’t spend any more than is necessary, but also don’t be too frugal. Duvets can last for years and years, so you really want to make sure you get the right one.

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