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Silk Duvets: The Tog Scale Explained

We often get asked how the tog ratings of our duvets work, this post explains all

We always love hearing from our customers and answering any of the questions they may have regarding our products or silk in general. One of the most frequently asked questions in relation to our silk duvets is about the tog rating. What does a higher tog rating mean? Why do Silksleep duvets have a tog range rather than a defined number? This post aims to answer those questions for you.

Tog does not equal weight

A common misconception is that the tog rating relates to the weight of the duvet. This is perhaps due to the fact that a warmer down based duvet is more likely to be thicker and heavier than a cooler one. In comparison, the difference in weight and volume between our Summer and Autumn duvets is minimal; both of the duvets are light and manageable. Technically speaking, the tog level is the measure of the thermal resistance of a unit area and the higher the number, the warmer it will keep you.

Duvets rated by season

When purchasing a down or polyester duvet, the duvet will most likely be listed with a set tog rating. With a silk duvet, the level of heat which is retained fluctuates to keep the sleeper warm throughout the night without overheating. Due to this level of fluctuation, our silk duvets are listed with a tog range rather than a set number. This is also why we list our duvets according to the season they would be most suitable for rather than making the tog the main feature. Our Summer duvet has a tog scale of 2-4 while our Autumn duvet has a rating of between 9-11. We also sell our combination duvet which combines the two to produce a duvet which is the equivalent of tog rating of 11-15.

We hope this post has given you a clearer idea of how tog ratings relate to our silk duvets. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.