What is Tog?
Duvets and Quilts work by trapping warm air, and the higher the tog rating, the more warmth the duvet will provide. The table below will help you decide which tog rating is right for you.
||4.5 + 9.0 or 4.5 + 10.5|
UK Bedding Size Chart
||135cm x 200cm
||4ft 5" x 6ft 7"|
||200cm x 200cm
||6ft 7" x 6ft 7"|
||230cm x 220cm
||7ft 7" x 7ft 3"|
||260cm x 220cm
8ft 6" x 7ft 3"
What is thread count?
Thread count refers to the number of threads, both vertical and horizontal, in a one-inch square of fabric. Thread count is affected by a number of factors, including ply and thickness of the threads used. The ply of the fabric refers to how many threads are wrapped together into a single thread. Single-ply fabrics use threads on their own, while two-ply fabrics twist two pieces together into a stronger thread, as well as doubling the thread count of the fabric.
Using finer threads also allows for more thread to fit in a square inch. Finer thread often results in smoother, softer fabrics, part of the reason high thread count fabrics are considered more desirable than fabrics with a low thread count. Finer thread also results in a more fragile fabric, however, which may not always be ideal. Two-ply fabrics help solve this problem somewhat by strengthening the threads and creating a more durable, though heavier, fabric.
The general wisdom is that a thread count of higher than 100 is desirable - these fabrics are known as Percale - with somewhere above 180 being ideal. While fabrics are available with thread counts up to 1000, anything in excess of 400 is considered by most to be simply extraneous.
FREE Fitted Valance Sheet Included
All of our feather and goose down duvets come with a free sheet worth £15.99. The free sheet is included with our products as a promotional item from our suppliers. For that reason we have no control over what colour sheet you will receive.
The free sheet is a standard UK size and is made from a plain dyed polycotton sheet.
The down used in this duvet offers exceptional warmth and plumpness. The down used (50% of overall duvet) has been selected for its superior thermal qualities which guarantees maximum comfort.
The Feathers used in this duvet (50% of overall duvet content) are hand picked adding to the overall feel of quality and luxury.
Only the very best materials are used in the manufacture of this duvet which guarantees protection against dust mites, bacteria and mould.
Cream cover in fine, lightweight 100% combed cotton percale with double stitched edging and piped trim. Pocket stitching.
Because our Hungarian and Goose down duvets and pillows are sterilised twice in the manufacturing process, they are classed as "hypo-allergenic", making them suitable for the whole family. The casing of this is also 100% Anti Dust Mite.
What is the Piped Cotton Cover?
Our duvet covers are constructed of numerous little pockets of down that help to eliminate cold spots and improve drape for added comfort and warmth.
Double needle stitching edge with self piping. Cassette contruction which means that the casing is divided into pockets into which the filling is placed. This ensures the filling does not move around ensuring an even spread of insulation and no cold patches.
A little about us
Companies selling duvets dont usually produce their own, we broke the mould. For our own range we visited factories around the world, until finally we found one that would produce duvets and pillows to our exacting specification. Because we keep out overheads low, we can maintain our low prices, passing on the savings to you. All siberian and hungarian down duvets and pillows are manufactured by us, leaving you with the supreme world class Kensingtons quality at an affordable price.
Free sheet supplied is only one piece, 3 Sheet is short for free
Only one free sheet with every duvet
Definition: Tog Rating
Tog ratings are really only used in the UK. The fabric of a typical man's suit has a thermal resistance of around 0.1 m2K/W. This measurement was simplified for general use and people called it "one tog".
The tog was invented by workers at the Shirley Institute, Manchester, in the 1940s. The name comes from the informal word "togs" for clothing. Tog values are used to measure the potential warmth of many products, not just duvets.
Note that the tog rating does not necessarily relate directly to the thickness of the duvet. Different materials have different thermal resistance characteristics and different thicknesses will be required to achieve the same tog rating.
Our Hungarian duvets have a 400 thread count covers & our Siberian duvets have a 500 thread count covers. The higher the thread count cover the less filling is required to achieve the same tog rating
Most hotels would use a 10.5TOG duvet and this Tog Rating can be achieved by using various fillings. If pure Goose down is used the duvet is lighter as you require less filling to achieve the rating. If down & feather then more filling would be required and if just feathers then the duvet becomes very heavy indeed.