A special summer duvet

A specialsummer duvet , it sounds luxurious...

And that is it. But I slept much better during warm nights.

Soft, cozy and luxurious, the down duvet is essential for a perfect night. There's nothing better than lying under a nice, full down blanket in winter. Not too heavy, but with a lot of volume. Warm but not too warm. With the right down duvet, your bed turns into a cloud of bliss.

But in the summer a down duvet can quickly become too heavy. I don't like lying alone under a sheet. I still need something with weight. But my own down duvet is too warm.

But how much down is the right filling for you to have a good night's sleep? That is of course personal preference. SUITE702 offers 3 different solutions:

  1. Summer duck down duvet
  2. Goose down summer duvet
  3. The linen summer duvet

Fill power down

The most important thing to look for when buying a down duvet cover is its fill power, which is essentially a measure of how fluffy the down is. The higher the fill power of the down, the better the duvet. The down flakes of the fully grown goose are somewhat larger than those of the duck. With less down you can achieve the same fill power more quickly with goose down.

Higher fill power means a warmer and lighter duvet. That's because fluffier down has a higher insulating capacity and can hold more air, so less down is needed to fill the same space than a lower fill power down, which needs to be heavier to provide the same amount of warmth.

Slightly complex story. Both our goose and duck down have a high fill power. But goose down is lighter and slightly fancier than duck down. The cover (also called ticking) of the goose down duvet is made of a slightly lighter material. I personally love both.

Down, all year round

Buying a special duvet for the summer is of course quite expensive. It is only really warm in the Netherlands and Belgium for a few months. A major advantage of both the goose down duvet and the duck down duvet is that you can easily attach it to a spring/autumn duvet with press studs. When you put two duvets together you have an extra warm winter duvet. A summer duvet together with a spring duvet is also called a four-season duvet . You can purchase a summer duvet and later realize that you would like to attach a spring duvet to it. With this solution you have the ideal duvet for every season.

Linen summer duvet

Finally, we recently also have a linen summer duvet. The linen/Tencel duvet consists of a high-quality mix of 70% linen with 30% Tencel, with a 100% Lyocell Satin cover. Tencel is a natural fiber made from fibers such as wood bark. Similar to bamboo.

This natural linen duvet is especially suitable for warm summer nights due to the cooling effect that linen itself has. The mix of linen with Tencel makes it cool and extremely moisture-regulating. Just think of linen clothing. Linen has high air permeability and unique heat-conducting properties.

The cover is made of wonderfully light Lyocell - Satin that has exceptionally good moisture regulation. The surface is very smooth, making this ticking mite resistant. The duvet is easy to wash, environmentally friendly and 100% biodegradable.

Compared to down, the linen summer duvet is a lot flatter. It does not have typical feeling of a 'cloud'. But it does offer some nice weight. I really like a bit of weight. It offers some security.

As for bedding, I prefer to use percale cotton in the summer. It has a nice, fresh, cool feeling and breathes well. So no clammy nights for me.

A wonderful sultry summer, with warm nights. Bring it on. I am ready!