Researching and developing quilts was our chance to analyse the very best of nature and the most advanced modern technology.
Performance in temperature regulation is critical, but for complete Sleep Engineering so is feel, drape, weight, bulk, sound, longevity and luxury. We all have our personal preferences and we have found scope for optimisation in every aspect.
Our unique Certified Space Technology™ Outlast® duvets can be found in our Advanced Synthetics Range.
There are many potential quilts to choose from in modern times. We have deliberately defined our offering into three simple categories to keep the choice limited to the best performers only. Pure Naturals (being wool or silk), Downs, and Synthetics. Many clients tend to have an established preference. Any one of them is a good choice, but should it be that you don’t have a preference or are willing to challenge your preconceptions in the search for something better, then our goal was to provide all the information that you need to make that choice. The feel and drape of a duvet is very important to your personal comfort when you are under it, so we extend our invitation to join us in-store and feel your own way across the quilt range to a decision.
The temperature of the physical environment changes overnight (it cools). Separately your body temperature fluctuates naturally as you progress through your sleep cycles. These are the underlying reasons to sleep with a quilt and historically it has all been about keeping warm. Draughty homes, no central heating etc etc. In modern times in our temperature controlled environments, there is a different focus: to benefit our sleep through materials that are dynamic, that thermoregulate, and keep your body at a median temperature through the fluctuations of the night. Achieving a consistent median temperature through an adaptive quilt means we can take temperature off the table as an interruption to sleep. Deeper sleep, less wake ups. That is Sleep Engineering.
Tog rating is specific measure of the insulation of a material. The ability to trap warm air and retain heat. The majority of our quilts are not tog rated because they are not just insulators. They are adaptive, dynamic thermoregulators that adjust your body temperature between warm and cold. Their insulation can not be rated as it is not static. To assist, (and to keep things simple), we make a simple distinction between our quilts. Those that are appropriate for colder environments and people who require extra warmth, or those that are lighter weight and provide, by comparison, for the more temperate seasons or those that have a defined preference to sleep cooler.