“ Brand: Slumberdown / Type: Duvet „
Christmas saw our house full of joy and laughter and the delight in welcoming into our home my daughters' other halves. With all my older double duvets now having gone with the children to university, it was time to purchase a new one in order to make extra guests feel at home. Having been delighted with some Slumberdown Soft as Silk Pillows, which I had purchased from Asda Direct, I decided to order the duvet from the same collection. It had superb reviews published on the Asda website so I thought that it would be perfect for the Christmas season.
This was only the second time I had used Asda Direct, but I was delighted with every aspect of the service from ordering to delivery, and would highly recommend them. The duvet was £20 plus a delivery charge of £4.95, which I thought was very reasonable indeed for a duvet. In fact I decided that after I had used it for guests I would not only seek their opinion, but also then sleep in it myself to get a feel for the quality and comfort that it offered.
The duvet is 13.5 tog, so a warm one for the winter, but it has 30% less weight of a duvet of this value; it was therefore very warm without that heavy weight feeling you can get with some very high tog duvets. It is made from a mixture of cotton and polyester, and additionally it is also anti allergy, which I wanted as several family members have a dust mite allergy. It is important not to just rely on this if you have any dust mite allergy, but to also use protective covers for the duvet and the mattress, and also to regularly wash the duvet in a commercial machine. This duvet can be tumble dried, but it would certainly be too big to put inside my machine. At a £20 purchase price though it would almost be worth buying new regularly, as the cost of commercial cleaning using a dry cleaners who send them away, or that have a commercial machine will exceed this.
I asked my daughter her opinion of the duvet and her response was positive. She said she liked the warmth and cosy feeling it gave, and the lightweight nature, and she confirmed that she had slept very well over the several nights of Christmas.
After my guests had left my husband and I decided to try it for a few nights to see how it performed against my White Company duvet, which is an all season's quilt, with the same tog rating, but which retails for 5 times the cost and which I regularly launder.
I have to be honest and say that I actually slept better in the Slumberdown quilt which was light yet warm and very cosy indeed. So cosy that I have continued to use it in favour of the one I own, which was so much more costly.
I would certainly consider this if you have a puppy, as when ours was little she occasionally had little accidents, when she jumped on the bed first thing in the morning to greet us, which meant we lost several quilts in her infancy.
The single version is only £15, so this would make an excellent duvet for a child. It may also be possible to launder this one at home depending on the capacity of your machine.
I think this is a superb value duvet which exceeded all my expectations and certainly impressed me, just as the pillows I previously purchased from the same range had done before. I would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone whether they were seeking a duvet for a guest bedroom, or indeed for themselves as it represents excellent value for money.
It is soft and luxurious and easliy competes with duvets more than double the price.