Simply put, a tog measures the insulation properties of a duvet. A duvet with a higher tog rating is more effective at insulating heat and will keep you warmer. We typically manufacture duvets between 4.5 togs and 13.5 togs. Duvet thickness and weight do not necessarily relate to how warm and effective at trapping heat a duvet will be. What is more important is the filling material in the duvet. Some materials are better insulators than others and therefore better at trapping heat.
When deciding on which of rating to buy, consider the climate of the sleeping environment that the duvet will be used in. If the temperature is consistently warm, you may wish to purchase lower tog duvets, such as 7.5 togs. If it is colder or has air conditioning, then duvets with a higher tog such as 10.5 may be better.
In general, children’s duvets are usually lighter, and a 4.5 tog may be a better solution.
And remember, you can always add quilted blankets as an additional layer of warmth should it be required.
If you would like to ask us any questions or get our advice on the best tog rating for you, please get in touch and we will do our best to help.