Thin duvets for summer

Duvets rolled on a bench to show different thicknesses

Thinking of investing in a thinner summer duvet and want to learn more? If you've put up with being hot and sweaty during warm summer nights in the past, swap to a thinner summer duvet this year for a blissfully cool night's sleep every night! 

 

What is the thinnest duvet that you can get?

Choose a top quality thin down duvet for the comfort of a cool duvet that doesn't weigh heavily on you in bed.

Our scooms 2.5 tog duvet is a great choice if you are looking for a thin and cooling duvet. Hand-filled with just enough of our lovely breathable Hungarian goose down, it's perfect for warm weather sleepers who want a lightweight duvet and available in 4 sizes: 

For a little extra thickness, we also offer a slightly higher tog 4.5 tog summer duvet. On very hot, tropical feeling nights, it may be worth considering only using a flat sheet for cover.

 

What is the thinnest duvet tog?

Duvet tog and duvet thinness are two quite different things. Tog is a measure of how warm a duvet is. Lower tog duvets are less thermally efficient which means they provide less warmth. Duvet thinness measures how thin or thick the duvet is which depends on the amount of filling used and maybe also the thickness of the duvet casing. That's science for you! Our duvet tog guide has more info.

 

Woman in bed under duvet

 

Duvet thinness, density and fill weight

The thickness of a duvet directly relates to how much filling it contains. Our 4.5 tog duvet consists of approximately 38% more filling than our 2.5 tog duvets. While our 9 tog duvet has approximately 64% more filling than our 4.5 tog duvets.

A thin duvet may still feel heavy depending on the filling used. Denser fillings such as wool, low quality down or large feathers can be squashed together resulting in a less breathable and hotter duvet. Man-made duvet fillings such as hollowfiber and microfibre, may feel thin and light but won't be very breathable, so they can still cause you to be hot and sweaty while you sleep.

 

Thin summer duvet

 

We hand-fill our duvets with the finest down available. We use naturally hypogenic Hungarian goose down with 10% small white Hungarian goose feather, with high 700 fill power. It makes the perfect choice if you want the very best duvet.

 

Benefits of thin summer duvets

  • Comfiness and coolness: Yes, you can avoid hot and sweaty night's with the right thin duvet.
  • Breathability: Our down filling is the most breathable duvet filling you can get, ensuring a cool and comfortable night's sleep even when it's sweltering.
  • Versatility and flexibility: All our duvets come with buttonholes and cufflinks, so you can build your own duvet thickness and tog rating by joining any two scooms duvets together. 
  • Ease of care: Thin duvets are less bulky and therefore easier to wash at home. All scooms duvets are machine washable.
  • Space saving: Thinner duvets are easier to store. All our duvets come with a lovely breathable storage bag.

 

Pairing your thin duvet with other bedding

Stay cool and fresh by carefully choosing the right bed linen, pillows and accessories to complement your duvet.

Duvet cover, sheets and pillowcases: Look for bed linen that is breathable and moisture-wicking. Natural materials like Egyptian cotton or linen are best. Avoid heavy fabrics that may trap heat and make you feel too warm during the night.

Mattress protector: A breathable cotton mattress protector is a good idea. They add an extra layer of comfort and can help protect your mattress. Make sure your protector is 100% cotton for optimum breathability. Note always check the label as many protectors claim to be cotton but are sneakily mixed with synthetic fibres.

Pillows: Your head can also get hot at night so a breathable pillow is important. We recommend Hungarian goose down pillows.

Silk eye masks: A luxurious Mulberry silk eye mask is also a good idea when the nights are lighter. 

Throws and blankets: We don't recommend putting throws and blankets on top of your down duvets as the weight can squash the essential air gaps in the down clusters, creating a less breathable filing that traps more heat and moisture. 

 

Thin summer duvet and pillow

Author: Jonathan AttwoodPublished: 10 April 2024Last modified: 10 April 2024





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Bedding size guide

DUVET SIZE GUIDE

These are standard UK bedding measurements so if you know your mattress size, you can easily work out which duvet size you need. (Width x length.)

UK sizes Duvet size Mattress size
Single 135 x 200cm (53 x 79") 90 x 190cm (36 x 75")
Double 200 x 200cm (79 x 79") 135 x 190cm (53 x 75")
King 225 x 220cm (89 x 87") 150 x 200cm (60 x 78")
Super king 260 x 220cm (102 x 87") 180 x 200cm (72 x 78")

US/CANADA BEDDING SIZES: Approximate matches to UK sizes are US King/UK Super king, US Queen/UK King,  US Full/UK Double and US Twin/UK Single.

EUROPEAN BEDDING SIZES: Each size - Single, Double, King and Grand king - is a little larger than the UK equivalent.

Measure your mattress to see which size bedding you need: our UK v European v US mattress comparison guide.

 

DUVET TOG RATING GUIDE

Young children can overheat so if they are old enough to use a full size bed, we recommend using a single size 4.5 tog duvet.

 Tog rating Season / heat Feel
2.5 tog High summer / hot sleepers Light thermal insulation
4.5 tog Summer Lower thermal insulation
9 tog Spring & Autumn Cosy medium heat
All season 13.5 tog 4.5 tog + 9 tog Very warm
All season 11.5 tog 2.5 tog + 9 tog Warm
All season 7 tog 2.5 tog + 4.5 tog Lower warmth

 

DUVET FILL WEIGHT GUIDE

Our goose down duvets have high 700 fill power. Fill weight is measured in GSM (grams per square metre). For example view our 9 tog king size goose down duvet for more duvet details.

Fill weight (not total duvet weight)
Single All seasons - 788gsm
9 tog - 486gsm 
4.5 tog - 302gsm 
2.5 tog - 220gsm
Double All seasons - 1168gsm
9 tog - 720gsm
4.5 tog - 448gsm
2.5 tog - 320gsm
King All seasons - 1478gsm
9 tog - 911gsm
4.5 tog - 567gsm
2.5 tog - 400gsm
Super king All seasons - 1671gsm
9 tog - 1030gsm
4.5 tog - 641gsm
2.5 tog - 480gsm

 

PILLOW SIZE GUIDE

Our pillows come in two sizes and two firmness options. (Width x length.)

Standard  50 x 75cm
King 50 x 90cm

 

BED LINEN SIZE GUIDE

Our fitted sheets are deep fit, up to 40cm / 15.7" mattress depth. And our duvet covers fasten with large, easy to use buttons. (Width x length.)

Duvet cover Fitted sheet Flat sheet Pillowcase (pair)
Single 140 x 200cm 90 x 190cm 180 x 275cm
Double 200 x 200cm 135 x 190cm 230 x 275cm 50 x 75cm (Standard)
King 230 x 220cm 150 x 200cm 275 x 275cm 50 x 90cm (King)
Super king 260 x 220cm 180 x 200cm 305 x 275cm

 

MATTRESS PROTECTOR SIZE GUIDE

Our mattress protectors are deep fit, up to 40cm mattress depth. Choose the same size protector as your mattress size. (Width x length.)

Mattress protector size Mattress size
Single 90 x 190cm 90 x 190cm
Double 135 x 190cm 135 x 190cm
King 150 x 200cm 150 x 200cm
Super king 180 x 200cm 180 x 200cm 

 

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