Disclosure: This product was sent to me free of charge by Soak & Sleep (Formerly DAPW – Duvet and Pillow Warehouse) to be reviewed. However, as per my PR info disclaimer, this review is my unbiased honest opinion of the product.
Product: New White Goose Down Duvet
Price: from £86.25 (currently on 50% sale so prices are from £43.13 at time of publishing)
Age Range: n/a
Manufacturer’s Description: New White Goose Down makes this duvet feel soft and puffy – like a huge marshmallow. The natural filling will draw away heat and moisture from your body as you sleep, so you’ll wake feeling fresh as a daisy. It’s a little heavier than Hungarian Goose Down but New White Goose Down is the filling chosen by most leading manufacturers for their premier or luxury ranges.
There are some things that we just won’t compromise on – not now, not ever. Attention to detail is our trademark. The feather & down is hygienically treated before being covered in a 100% cotton case, then box stitched, which ensures that the filling remains evenly spread. These naturally breathable duvets are certified by Zeromite (the dust mite experts!). Finally every duvet is double-stitched and piped around the outer edges.
Rating: (5/5 stars)
Review: We were sent one of these duvets to review a few weeks ago, and have been luxuriating in it’s wonderful fluffiness ever since. Definitely a case of love at first snuggle, this duvet is really comfy and cosy to sleep under, whilst still being breathable and light-weight.
We were sent the king size all seasons duvet to review, which consists of a 4.5 tog duvet and a 9 tog duvet. In summer, you use the 4.5 tog, in spring and summer the 9 tog, and in winter you use both duvets at once, making a 13.5 tog cold weather duvet.
The two duvets button together along the edges, very securely and with no chance of a button slipping from its buttonhole in the middle of the night. The 4.5 tog light-weight duvet has buttonholes in the corners and down the edges, and the 9 tog medium-weight duvet has buttons in corresponding locations.
Each duvet comes in a reusable carry case, rather than just shrink wrapped, which is great for storing the various layers away depending on what time of year it is.
This duvet is 80% goose down and 20% goose feather, with a 100% cotton casing. I fluffed & shook out the duvet quite a bit, and not a single feather escaped, so it looks like there isn’t any chance of a spiky bit of feather working its way out of the duvet to prod you (or tickle you!) in the night.
The king size duvet measures 230 x 220 cm, so standard UK duvet size, making it easy to find covers to use with it. We’ve had mattresses and bedding in non-standard sizes before, and the discrepancies in size which left us with saggy sheets or straining pillow covers are more annoying than you might think! Thankfully, no worries here as our existing duvet covers fitted perfectly.
The quality of manufacturing on this duvet seems very high – the stitching seems very solid and the filling is distributed evenly throughout the duvet, with box stitching to keep it in place. There’s nothing worse than a lumpy duvet, so this was good to see.
The white goose down really does make this duvet incredibly soft, comfortable and it is such a snuggly duvet. James and I both really love it – it definitely makes it more difficult to drag ourselves out of bed in the mornings!
With an impressive 15 year guarantee from DAPW it’s clear this is a duvet meant to last. James & I would probably not buy a duvet quite this expensive normally, to be completely honest, but looking at how long our last few lower priced duvets have lasted, I think this would be better value for money in the long run!
We give this duvet, and the accompanying snuggly night of comfy rest, 5 stars!