Choosing the right duvet inner for your bed is crucial to a good night’s sleep. We have a selection of breathable duvet inners that help regulate your temperature for comfortable sleeping.
Choose from cot to Californian king sizes in options like cotton, wool, microfibre and polyester. Choose a higher fill weight for a plump look and greater warmth.
There is nothing quite like snuggling under a cosy duvet inner made from natural fibres. Whether you’re a fan of the warmth and softness of wool, fluffy feathers or lightweight microfibre you can find the right duvet inner for your needs and budget.
Natural fillings are breathable and adapt to your temperature so you stay comfortable all night. Feather and down are the most popular natural duvet fillings, sourced from ethically harvested and traceable geese or ducks. Check that the duvet you choose has a high fill power as this indicates its ability to insulate.
If you want a lighter option try an organic wool best duvet inner or opt for alpaca which is 25% warmer than cotton. This odourless fibre is hypoallergenic and draws moisture away from your body to evaporate into the air, helping you to stay cool and dry while sleeping. It also has a unique ability to regulate your temperature, eliminating thermal imbalances for a better night’s sleep.
There are a number of different types of duvet inners available at Briscoes, each with its own unique feel and heat-generating capabilities. Some are more breathable than others, and some have different insulation levels that make them suitable for different temperatures. Some are hypoallergenic and come in a variety of weights to suit the seasons.
Microfibres are a fine synthetic fibre, often used as a cheaper alternative to down. It is soft, lightweight and warm. It is also hygienic and easy to wash. It is a good option for allergy and asthma sufferers as it is hypoallergenic.
It can be produced using three conventional spinning methods, but requires special processing and handling as the fibres are smaller than traditional deniers. This means it is more expensive to produce than other textiles. It also can contain chemicals from the manufacturing process that can leach into the ocean and the food chain if not disposed of correctly.
Many duvet inners are paired with a pillow for added comfort. These pillows are made of either wool or microfibre, and are hypo-allergenic. They also offer a soft and comfortable night’s rest and are odour, dust mite and mould resistant.
Feather and down duvet inners are filled with insulating clusters that work with your body temperature for luxurious warmth that is lightweight. This is often combined with a small amount of down feather, which provides structure to the fill and helps prevent lumps and cold spots.
No matter how well you look after your duvet inner, over time it will eventually lose its bounce and may start to appear flat. If this happens it’s definitely time for a replacement. Some duvet inners can be machine washed, others need to be washed by hand and some require dry cleaning. Having a spare duvet inner on hand means you can swap them out depending on the season and temperatures.
Even though your duvet inner is hidden under a duvet cover, sweat, spills and stains will find their way in eventually. If you’re finding your duvet inner has clumps of filling (which can be helped with a good shake now and again) or is leaking, it’s time to replace it.
This one from Good Linen Co uses pure natural New Zealand wool and is made with a unique quilting pattern to hold the fill in place. It keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer thanks to the way natural wool regulates your temperature and allows moisture to escape easily. It’s also breathable and anti-bacterial and comes in single, double and king size. The best thing is that it’s machine washable.