The Independent's Best Duvet 2018/19
Leave the nightmare of duvet buying behind!
In search of a better night’s sleep, busy mum of two Emily tried to buy the perfect duvet. With mind-boggling descriptions, claims, options and prices, shopping for bedding began giving her nightmares rather than a better night’s sleep!
Faced with this frustration, Emily and husband Jonathan decided to launch a different type of bedding brand, scooms.com, getting rid of unnecessary choices by offering just ONE perfect duvet and ONE perfect pillow using the best quality Hungarian goose down. Plus, ONE range of perfect bed linen made from 100% authentic Egyptian cotton. And we're delighted that all our bedding has received Good Housekeeping Institute approval!
Experience - Shopping with us is simple and stress-free. Delivery is free and next day and you have 60 nights to snooze with your down duvet to make sure that it’s right for you. After all, you do spend a third of your life in bed so we understand just how important it is to have the right bedding!
A fair price - Luxury bedding at prices that are unbeatable on the high street! We don’t skimp on ingredients but do cut unnecessary costs that have no bearing on quality like middlemen, shops, fancy marketing campaigns and designer licensing fees; passing the savings on to you.
Responsible sustainability - All our products have plastic free packaging. Our down duvets and pillows come in lovely green reusable material bags and our Egyptian cotton bed linen comes in white cotton bags. Then they’re all delivered in a scooms cardboard box without any unnecessary plastic wrapping or paper inserts.
The perfect duvet
After rigorously researching materials, exploring construction techniques and examining sleeping preferences, we identified the 7 key elements that we believe make up the perfect duvet:
The scooms seven:
- Natural materials
- Temperature regulation
- Moisture control
- Body contouring
- Clever construction
- Allergen resistance
- All seasons comfort
We only use the finest natural materials. The special mix of 90% authentic Hungarian goose down and 10% Hungarian selected small goose feather (to add a little weight), are what makes the scooms duvet so comfortable. We also put our down through a unique washing process using natural thermal water to preserve its properties. (Our goose down is certified with the Responsible Down Standard.)
Our down duvets are encased with the perfect weight 100% cotton casing. We use a 300 thread count super soft sateen cotton. It has a special tight weave to make it both down and dust mite proof.
Your down duvet needs to keep you at the right temperature whatever the season. Tog rating is a useful measure of a duvet's warmth. The higher the tog, the warmer the duvet. We recommend a 4.5 tog for the summer, 9 tog for the spring and autumn and 13.5 tog for the winter.
Fill power measures the quality of the down in a duvet. It is an expression of the down’s insulating ability, measuring the ‘loft’ or ‘fluffiness’ of the down. A high fill power means that the down is light and airy and insulates well. Fill power typically ranges from about 300 for feathers to around 800 for the highest quality down. Our down duvet has high 700 fill power, which is the highest fill power for down that is a by-product of the food industry.
We sweat a lot when we sleep, resulting in a lot of moisture under our duvet! So, it's important that your duvet breathes to help the moisture to escape. We use the highest quality naturally breathable Hungarian goose down as it offers three to four times more air circulation than synthetic materials.
People come in different shapes and sizes. Our perfectly balanced mix of natural materials guarantees that our down duvet has the right drape whatever your shape. Even if there are two different sized people in the bed, it naturally maps your body shape, producing a more comfortable sleep.
How a duvet is made has a big impact. Our down duvet has lots of small pockets that trap the down and ensure an even spread across the duvet. The pockets on our 9 tog down duvets have clever extra side walls, which are trickier to make but gives the down more space creating extra fluffiness and increasing breathability. Each duvet is then double stitched for extra strength.
Our down duvet comes with the Nomite standard, an anti-allergen standard, that certifies that the scooms down duvet is suitable for house dust mite allergy sufferers. And the Oeko-Tex 100 standard verifying that the scooms down duvet has been tested against harmful toxins and chemicals.
It’s a misconception that synthetic duvets are less of an allergen than natural down duvets. The most common allergy is to the house dust mite rather than to the material. Studies have shown that synthetic bedding can harbour more dust mites due to a typically looser weave casing and limited breathability. Using 90% Hungarian goose down, with its natural temperature and moisture regulating properties, ensures that the scooms down duvet provides a poor habitat for dust mites. The 100% cotton casing with an especially tight weave helps prevent the dust mites passing through.
Our All seasons down duvet is made up of 2 duvets, a 4.5 tog summer duvet and a 9 tog Spring / Autumn duvet, that come with really easy to use snap fasteners so that you can fit them together when the nights get colder to create a 13.5 tog winter duvet. Choose the perfect warmth for you, whatever the temperature.
The scooms down duvet has been engineered to make sleep beautifully simple. Try it for yourself, we're sure you'll agree.