Norvegr Down Duvet Guide - Expert Advice
If you need any help in choosing your duvet, then we are more than happy to assist.
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All our duvets are made with pure, 100% down – never feathers. Our unique 100 % down fillings provide excellent insulation, moisture transportation and temperature regulation simultaneously. Rest assured that our down is of the highest quality and has to pass a rigorous quality control test before being used.
Step 1 – Choosing the fill power & type of down
- Fill power is the international measurement for down’s capacity to retain air. This is measured on a scale from 1 to 15cm according to European norms – or, according to the International Down and
Feather Bureau, on a scale from 0 – 225 mm or 0 – 900 CUIN, which is often referred to as “loft”.
The fluffier and less compressed the down mix is, the better the quality of your duvet. And, the greater the fill power, the lower the weight of your duvet. This allows for more air, both inside the duvet, as well as between the duvet and your body; thus allowing for moisture to escape and the air around you to be regulated to body temperature effectively.
Below is a summary of the fill powers and down composition of our different duvet collections:
100 % down - Fill power 11cm/155 mm/625 loft
100 % down - Fill power 12cm/170 mm/705 loft
Sea birds living in the Arctic develop ultra-warm down to cope with sub-zero temperatures.Snowy white down from the Arctic White Goose feels almost weightless, yet keeps the body at the ideal sleeping temperature. This down quality copes with cold winters as well as hot summers, creating a supremely comfortable personal micro-climate.
100 % down - Fill power 14+ cm/210 mm/850 loft
The Siberian White Snowgoose survives the Siberian winter in extreme temperatures of -40°C/-40°F thanks to the remarkable quality of its down, which produces the best loft (aka fluffiness) ever measured, making Siberian White Snow Goose the best commercially available grade of goose down in the world.
This natural product is internationally renowned for its outstanding insulation and fill power, making for a duvet that provides an unbeatable level of warmth yet is still extremely light.
Svalbard Eiderdown was sought after by kings and queens in the Viking Ages. And, nowadays, limited to an annual quantity of less than 100kg, this eiderdown is still one of the rarest and most exclusive materials in the world
It is, without a doubt, the best material in the world for duvet making, and has the best heat retention of all materials in nature.
It takes experts at least a week to hand-clean just one kilogram of pure eiderdown without feathers, and approximately 60 nests to yield enough raw material to fill one regular duvet.
By hand-cleaning the eiderdown, its superb qualities are preserved, making for the ultimate Eiderdown duvet.
Step 2: Deciding the weight of your duvet
Once you have decided which down mix is right for you, the next step is to decide on the weight of the filling. Three important factors to consider are:
- The typical climate of your location
- How the temperature in your bedroom changes with the seasons
- Your personal temperature preferences
Our duvets come in the following varieties:
All year duvets
These are versatile down duvets made for rooms and environments that keep a relatively even temperature throughout the year, as well as bedrooms with air conditioning.
If you prefer to keep your bedroom windows closed at night and the temperature inside your bedroom is relatively stable at most times, then this is the ideal duvet for you all year round. It is a wonderful option for well-insulated houses and apartments or for those bedrooms where heating and/or air conditioning keeps the temperature stable.
When the outside temperature outside has dropped to as little as 0°C/32°F and your bedroom temperature drops well below 10°C/50°F, these duvets will still work well. At colder temperatures, we would recommend using a blanket over the top of the duvet or choosing a Winter or Polar duvet. All-Year duvets are suitable for bedroom temperatures up to 20°C/68°F.
Our summer duvets are airy, lightweight duvets that will make even the hottest nights dry and comfortable. They are filled with small amounts of down, spread over many channels, in order to to create an almost see-through duvet.
If the summers are warm where you live, or if it is warm all year round, then these are the ideal duvets for you. They are also good for bedrooms with air conditioning.
Furthermore, if the description under ‘all year duvets’ meets your bedroom criteria, but you feel that you easily get warm during the night then this is the duvet for you. When the bedroom temperature is dropping towards 5°C, these duvets will still work well. At colder temperatures, we would recommend using a blanket over the top of the duvet or choosing an All-Year duvet. Summer duvets are suitable for bedroom temperatures as high as 25°C/77°F.
Soft and comfortable, this duvet will keep you perfectly warm in colder rooms and temperatures.
Also ideal for those who like to keep their windows open during the winter or if you live in a climate where there is a significant difference between summer and winter temperatures, this is the ideal duvet if you prefer to keep your bedroom windows open at night.
Additionally, if you get cold easily at night, this is a nice duvet to use during the winter, even if you prefer to keep your bedroom window closed at night.
When the outside temperature outside has dropped to as little as -10°C/14°F and your bedroom temperature drops towards 0°C/32°F, these duvets will still work well. At colder temperatures, we would recommend using a blanket over the top of the duvet or choosing a Polar duvet. Winter duvets are suitable for bedroom temperatures as high as 10°C/50°F.
These well filled duvets with wide channels are the warmest duvets that we make. They are designed for cold winters in cold climates, as well as sleepers who feel the chill easily. This warm duvet will keep you perfectly cosy when you want to hibernate from chilly weather.
When the outside temperature has dropped to as little as -20°C/-4°F (even if you keep your bedroom windows open at night) or the bedroom temperature drops well below 0°C/32°F these duvets will still keep you perfectly warm and toasty.
Conversely, when the weather is warmer, polar duvets are suitable in temperatures as high as 10°C/50°F inside the bedroom.
General guidelines on choosing a duvet weight
Over half of our customers choose the versatile All-Year Duvet. However, if you are someone who gets cold easily, or if your typical outdoor temperatures shift above or below the All-Year duvet parameters during the course of the year, we would recommend purchasing a Summer duvet and a Winter duvet to keep you comfortable throughout each season.
Custom made duvets
Sharing your bed with a partner who wants a different duvet weight to you? No problem: we can create a double duvet with different weights to suit you both. Please get in touch to find out more.
As a part of our service, we will gladly adjust your duvet if you find it too warm (or not warm enough). If you send the product back to us, we will not charge for this service. If you want more fill then we will only charge for the cost of the extra down material. Or, alternatively, if you want us to take down out, this cannot be resold and will either have to be thrown away or we can use this towards filling pillows for you.
Since Norvegr products are designed to last for years, it is important to us that any duvet and/or pillow that you choose is just right for you.
LIGHTWEIGHT, TEMPERATURE REGULATING DUVETS,
WITHOUT THE TOG
A lot of duvet manufacturers use the term “TOG” to explain how warm their duvets are. In our experience, this reference proves confusing to many customers.
As Norvegr duvets contain distinctly high-quality down, they are also very light. This means that our luxury down duvets will keep you warm in cold temperatures while also keeping you cool in higher temperatures.
Here's how it works:
The better the down quality, the bigger the down pearls.
The larger the pearls, the less down that is needed inside, resulting in a product with a low weight.
Low weight duvets allow more air to circulate inside it – and the more air inside the duvet, the better the duvet is at regulating the temperature!
Note, that in TOG terms, this is contradictory. We, believe, however, that a high quality, lightweight duvet that can regulate temperature, is a superior offering than the TOG system.
Step 3: Deciding your duvet sizeWe offer the following duvet sizes:
140 x 200 cm/55" x 79" - UK Single
140 x 220 cm/55" x 87" - Norwegian Single
200 x 200 cm/79" x 79" - UK Double
230 x 220 cm/91" x 87" - UK King
240 x 220 cm/95" x 87" - Norwegian King
260 x 220 cm/102" x 87" - UK Superking
290 x 235 cm/114" x 93" - UK Emperor
59" x 90"/150 x 229 cm - US XL Twin
90" x 94"/229 x 239 cm - US Queen
102" x 94"/260 x 239 cm - US California King
108" x 94"/274 x 239 cm - US King
114" x 94"/290 x 239 cm - US Imperial King
They also suit any couple that want one duvet each (Using one duvet each is the most common way here in Scandinavia!)
Additionally, we have US XL Twin duvet sizes, that, as well as being for a twin size bed, would also be suitable for couples that want one duvet each.
Of course, the smaller the bed is, the more overlap there will be between the two duvets. However, this will disappear when the both of you wrap the duvets around yourselves.
And, since our duvets are so light, you will easily be able to fold them when making up your bed, if you want to hide the overlap.
Or, if you are a couple that prefers to share one duvet, or a just a single person that loves a nice sized duvet, then we offer both UK and Norwegian Double, King, Superking and Emperor sizes.
And, in US sizes we offer Queen, California King, King and Imperial King.
(see the list above for measurements)