The Tog Guide

If you’re looking at investing in a new duvet, the word “tog” can start to crop up. For the duvet novice, understanding what tog is and why it’s relevant can seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually a simple concept.

This guide will detail everything you need to know about tog rating and how they apply to selecting the best duvet for you.

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What is a Tog Rating?

In a nutshell, tog ratings are an indication of how warm a duvet is. It’s that simple.

However, it is commonly confused with duvet thickness which is false. Just because the duvet tog is higher, doesn’t mean the duvet is going to be thicker. For a more specific definition, tog is an indicator of insulation.

The higher the tog rating on a duvet, the better the insulation and the warmer it will be. Tog ratings range from as low as 4.5, to a high of 13.5. There are higher and lower ranges, but these are typically used for extreme cases and smaller children.

How to Choose the Best Duvet Tog Rating

For the most part, this is a choice based on personal preference, but you will also need to consider the temperature of the surrounding environment. For example, if you're sleeping during winter, you may need a higher tog rating to battle those morning chills.


Before purchasing a duvet, it's important to ask yourself what temperature you prefer to sleep in. Some people prefer to keep cool whilst in bed, in which case you'll want a tog of 10 or lower. Other prefer to sleep with a bit more heat, so will need a tog of 10 and higher. Everyone is different.

You may also want to consider a different tog rating if you share a bed with someone. Given they'll be two bodies under the covers increasing the amount of heat emitted at night. In this case, reduce your tog rating to compensate.


Seasons also play a part in your tog rating decision. Due to the difference in temperature between each season, having a tog rating to combat each can be incredibly beneficial.

The Best Duvet Tog Rating for Spring and Summer

If you're looking for the optimal tog for Spring and Summer, opting for something lower could be the best option to take. Togs of 4.5 and 7.5 are ideal for these kinds of temperatures. They will keep you cooler during the night and prevent overheating. In terms of material, opting for something synthetic can also provide cooling benefits due its breathability.

The Best Duvet Tog Rating for Autumn and Winter

If you're looking for the best tog for Autumn and Winter, scale up your tog rating. Togs of 13 and above are fantastic in these kinds of seasons. During the night, temperatures can drop dramatically and the last thing you want is to be shivering to sleep. Securing your heat with a better insulated duvet could be your best option. Of course, having the heating on slightly during the night can help, take this into consideration, if you enjoy having the heating on at night, optimise your selection down the scale to mitigate.

What About a Duvet for Every Season?

For those that lack for storage space, having multiple duvets hidden away can be a burden. In these cases, it might be suitable to purchase an all‐season tog rating.


You should now have all the information you need to select the best tog rating for your duvet. We have a wide range of duvet options, all with a variety of tog ratings. Have a browse now and see if any take your fancy. If you need any further assistance, feel free to get in touch with our team.