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Duvets can make your bed feel luxurious, but it can be difficult to choose the perfect option. There are a lot of different fills, features, and other factors to consider when choosing a duvet. Thankfully, we’ve done some of the work for you. While we can’t tell you which duvet will make you feel most comfortable, we can recommend some great Canadian duvets to try.

We recommend the following duvets based on a combination of our laboratory testing and detailed tester feedback. We evaluated these best duvets in Canada (and dozens of others) based on performance areas such as fill types, shell types, weights, and construction.

Best Duvets for Canadians

  • Best Overall: Silk and Snow Down Alternative Duvet
  • Best Down Alternative: The Endy Duvet
  • Best Down: Silk and Snow Canadian Down Duvet
  • Best Wool: QE Home Seventh Heaven Pure Australian Wool Duvet
  • Best Organic Cover: Simons Maison Boreal Duvet
  • Best Moisture-Wicking: Casper Humidity Fighting Duvet
  • Best Feather: Canadian Down & Feather Company All Season White Goose Feather Duvet

Why Did We Choose These Duvets in Canada?

When we evaluated each duvet on this list, we found areas where they stood out. When it came to making our recommendations, we chose the duvets on our list for the following reasons.

The best duvet in Canada overall is the Silk and Snow Down Alternative Duvet. It’s easy to care for, features a hypoallergenic microfill, and feels great throughout the seasons. It’s cool in the summer and warm in the winter, so it’s great for all sleepers.

The Endy Duvet is the best down-alternative duvet. It features a comfortable, lofty fill. It’s hypoallergenic and comfortable, but also has a 60-night sleep trial so you can see if it’s the right duvet for you.

The best down duvet in Canada is Silk and Snow’s Canadian Down Duvet. This natural duvet is made with ethically-sourced, sustainable materials. The down is animal-friendly and extremely comfortable, especially for those who aren’t allergic to natural down.

When it comes to wool, the QE Home Seventh Heaven Pure Australian Wool Duvet is our best option. It helps regulate temperature and wick away moisture better than most other materials, making it one of the most comfortable hypoallergenic options.

Simons’ Maison Boreal Duvet has the best organic cover on our list. This organic cotton is extremely light, breathable, and comfortable. It has strong stitching and lofty fill for an all-season feel and design.

The Casper Humidity Fighting Duvet features a double layer of fill, which is a top layer of merino wool for moisture-wicking. The bulk of the fill is ethically-sourced down for comfort and breathability.

Finally, the Canadian Down & Feather Company’s All Season White Goose Feather Duvet is the best feather option on our list. The goose feathers help insulate the duvet, making it comfortable for those who sleep cool or need a little extra warmth.

Best Overall

Silk and Snow Down Alternative Duvet

Silk and Snow Down Alternative Duvet

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Silk and Snow is a well-known Canadian company that makes high-quality products for your bedroom. The duvets offered by this company far exceeded all of our expectations, starting with the Silk and Snow Down Alternative Duvet. This duvet doesn’t use any animal products but uses a microfibre fill that is extremely environmentally conscious. It’s made from recycled plastic bottles, so you can sleep comfortably knowing that you’re making a positive impact on the planet.

This duvet is delectably cozy, with an extremely soft outer shell made from 100% breathable cotton. There are three weight options to choose from, with different levels of fill to keep you comfortable and cool. The lightweight option is best for use during the summer. It has a fill weight of about 175 GSM. The All-season version, featured here, keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It has a rating of 375 GSM. The warmest version, the ‘winter’ weight, is 500 GSM, perfect for those who prefer a toasty blanket for those cold nights.

Whatever option you choose, you can sleep comfortably knowing that the fill is completely animal-safe and hypoallergenic. If you have allergies, this is the perfect duvet for you. The square baffle (or baffle box) construction keeps the microfibre from moving around as you sleep, meaning that it doesn’t lump or shift around too much. You’ll be comfortable no matter where you sleep. Finally, it’s completely machine washable. You can even put it in your dryer at home for a simple solution for fresh bedding.

To top it all off, Silk and Snow features a 100-night sleep trial to make sure that the duvet is right for you. If you’re in doubt, don’t be afraid to try it out!

The Highlights

The Silk and Snow Down Alternative Duvet is completely machine washable, including tumble dry, so it’s really easy to care for. There are three weight options available, including lightweight, all-season, and winter. You can choose the option that’s best for you and your sleeping style. The fill is a hypoallergenic down-alternative microfill, so those who are allergic to animal down can sleep comfortably. It uses built-in corner loops so the duvet won’t move around inside the cover.

  • Machine washable
  • Three weight options, including lightweight, all-season, and winter
  • Hypoallergenic down-alternative microfill
  • Corner loops ensure the duvet doesn’t move around inside the cover

From Our Test Lab

“This duvet was perfect for some of our testers, especially those who hadn’t used a duvet before. It’s well-balanced and extremely comfortable!”

Best Down Alternative

The Endy Duvet

The Endy Duvet

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Endy makes a great mattress, but their duvet is definitely something to write home about. This duvet comes in four sizes, including combined Twin/Twin XL sizing, a Full, a Queen, and a combined King/California King size. Each is filled with a polyester down alternative that is soft and extremely kind to those with allergies. The 100% cotton shell features stain piping, making the seams durable and the cover more comfortable overall.

This duvet is the perfect weight for year-round comfort. No matter where you live, this duvet will help keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s warm. The anti-bunching baffle box stitching helps keep the fill distributed evenly, so you can keep that same temperature-control environment throughout the night.

This duvet is vegan and prevents bunching, ensuring that you sleep more comfortably throughout the night. When it’s time to wash, simply throw it in the washing machine at home. It’s safe for your tumble dryer as well, so washing is entirely stress-free. Endy allows you to try the Endy Duvet for 60 nights after purchase, during which you can return the duvet if it’s not the right choice for you.

The Highlights

The Endy duvet uses a hypoallergenic down alternative fill, so it’s vegan and safe for those who have allergies. The shell is 100% breathable cotton, so you’ll be comfortable throughout the year. Between the fill and the shell, you’ll have year-round comfort for every Canadian season, so you can be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. To see if it’s right for you, you can try it during the 60-night sleep trial.

  • Hypoallergenic down alternative
  • 100% breathable cotton shell
  • Year-round comfort for every Canadian season
  • A 60-night sleep trial

From Our Test Lab

“The Endy Duvet is just like the mattress – comfortable, simple, and durable. We loved trying it out!”

Best Down

Silk and Snow Canadian Down Duvet

Silk and Snow Canadian Down Duvet

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Silk and Snow makes great down-alternative duvets, but it also uses some of the best ethically sourced down to create a comfortable duvet for those who want to experience it. All of the Hutterite duck down is traceable and transparent, sourced ethically, and animal-safe. You can rest assured that you can snuggle down into this duvet without an ounce of guilt.

The 100% Canadian duck down is extremely insulating. Though this is an all-season version, there is a lightweight version as well. The all-season version features an extremely high 700 fill power, whereas the lightweight version is significantly less for sleepers who are prone to overheating. You can choose the option that best suits your sleeping style.

Every ounce of down used in the Silk and Snow Canadian Down Duvet is collected in The Great White North, with environmental consciousness as the top priority. These down farms are ethical, and you can see the patch of production on the listing page. From gathering to manufacturing, Silk and Snow do everything they can to make this duvet comfortable and clean.

Like the down alternative version, you can try the Silk and Snow Canadian Down Duvet for 100 nights before deciding if you want to keep it. During this time, make sure to get cozy with the all-season design!

The Highlights

The Silk and Snow Canadian Down Duvet is made with ethically-sourced Canadian Hutterite duck down. Silk and Snow offers a transparent process, so you can see where the down is coming from and how the manufacturing process happens. These duvets are made with entirely sustainable methods, so you can rest assured that there is as little impact as possible with your duvet. This duvet features a 700 loft factor (or fill power), which makes it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. It’s good for all seasons!

  • Made with ethically sourced Canadian Hutterite duck down
  • Transparent process from farming to manufacturing
  • Made naturally with sustainable methods
  • 700 loft factor/fill power, great for all seasons

From Our Test Lab

“This duvet was warm, but it felt soft and comfortable. It felt perfect for most of our testers, especially those who loved the feel of the down.”

Best Wool

QE Home Seventh Heaven Pure Australian Wool Duvet

QE Home Seventh Heaven Pure Australian Wool Duvet

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Down alternatives come in a range of options, but the Pure Australian Wool Duvet from QE Home’s Seventh Heaven line is one of the best duvets in Canada. This duvet features a medium-weight 300 GSM wool fill that keeps you warm throughout the seasons. It’s cool enough for the winter and warm enough for the summer for sure, making it one of the best choices on our list for those who want a natural, animal-friendly duvet without using a down alternative.

This duvet also features a unique stitching pattern. The diamond quilting avoids the fill moving around too much, while 8 anchor loops (two at each corner) help keep the entire duvet from moving around inside a cover.

Wool is great at controlling temperature, meaning that this is one of the best options on our list for those who sleep hot, often wake overheated, or even find themselves a little sweaty in the morning. Wool can absorb 30% of its weight in moisture, so you don’t have to worry about heating up due to excess sweat. Though this wool duvet is dry clean only, you can hang it out in the sun to air out, reduce odours, and restore a fresh feel.

There are more sizes available than ever before with this duvet, including a Super King option that allows the duvet to drop a long way over the sides of your king-sized bed.

The Highlights

The QE Home Seventh Heaven Pure Australian Wool duvet is made with temperature and moisture control in mind. The 300 GSM fill weight helps keep you cool throughout the seasons, helped by the breathable cotton shell. The diamond-stitched quilting helps keep the wool fill in place so it doesn’t move around as you sleep. All of the wool inside is animal-friendly and biodegradable, so it’s not bad for the environment.

  • 300 GSM fill weight with temperature and moisture-control wool
  • Breathable cotton shell for all-seasons use
  • Diamond-stitched quilting helps keep the wool fill in place
  • Animal-friendly and biodegradable fill

From Our Test Lab

“This wool duvet was cooler than most of the other options we tried! The wool was great for our allergic testers, as well as those who sleep warm.”

Best Organic Cover

Simons Maison Boreal Duvet

Simons Maison Boreal Duvet

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Simons Maison’s Boreal Duvet is made with certified responsible down, which ensures that it’s soft, lofty, and comfortable. The cover is made with the finest organic cotton Simons could find, emphasizing the environment and keeping you cool throughout the night. This breathable cover is stitched in a baffle box construction, ensuring minimal movement from the fill itself.

The 550 fill weight makes it great for most seasons, especially due to its lightweight nature. The organic cotton cover features a 280-thread-count, which is affordable and soft while still maintaining durability. This duvet has it all, including Twin, Queen, and King sizes.

This duvet cannot be washed at home, as has to be cleaned professionally. To avoid wearing down your duvet, make sure you purchase a duvet cover. The hooks on the corners of the duvet will help secure it into the duvet cover, making it easier than ever to move around without the blanket shifting as well.

This comfortable, lightweight duvet only comes in white, but it’s compatible with a ton of duvet covers that will fit your needs. Don’t be afraid to try it out!

The Highlights

Simons’ Maison Boreal Duvet is made with responsible duck down fill, as well as an organic cotton cover. The duck down is a medium fill weight, with power or loft of about 550 cubic inches per ounce. This allows the fill to be warm but lightweight at the same time. The box stitching design ensures that the fill doesn’t shift around, so there’s always an equal weight across the duvet.

  • Responsible duck down fill
  • Organic cotton cover
  • Medium fill with a fill power of 550 cubic inches per ounce
  • Box stitching ensures that fill doesn’t shift around

From Our Test Lab

“Our testers loved this soft, simple duvet. The fill power made it great for testers in all parts of Canada.”

Best Moisture-Wicking

Casper Humidity Fighting Duvet

Casper Humidity Fighting Duvet

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The Casper Humidity Fighting Duvet is available in two weights: medium and lightweight. This is the only duvet on our list that uses two different layers and types of fill. First, there’s an additional layer of merino wool. This layer is naturally comfortable and moisture-wicking, so it’s best for those who have issues with temperature. This is especially comfortable for those who sleep hot.

The other layer of fill is made of ethically-sourced down fill, though it could be any combination of feathers and natural down. It’s certified by the RDS, the Responsible Down Standard, so it’s guaranteed to be natural and animal-safe. Either way, Casper’s duvet is a lofty medium-weight, which makes it great for use year-round.

Instead of using a baffle box construction, the Casper Humidity Fighting Duvet uses a chamber design. These smaller boxes create a more balanced duvet. The fill has less room to shift around, so it doesn’t bunch up or fall to one side or the other. This helps you sleep a little better, with a more balanced feel throughout the night.

Between the temperature-control wool and the balanced fill, this duvet works hard to keep you comfortable and asleep all night long. You can try it with Casper’s 30-night risk-free sleep trial to see if it’s the right duvet for your bedroom.

The Highlights

The Casper Humidity Fighting Duvet features a sewn-in chamber construction that helps create smaller pockets, which prevents fill from moving around. A layer of merino wool rests on top of the ethically-sourced down, both of which help with temperature control. The medium-weight also helps reduce overheating throughout the night. This duvet is easy to care for because you can wash it in the washing machine and put it straight into the tumble dryer.

  • Sewn-in chamber design creates smaller pockets to keep fill from moving around
  • A layer of merino wool on top of an ethically-sourced down
  • Medium-weight for those who sleep hot
  • Easy to care for, with machine wash and tumble dry options

From Our Test Lab

“This duvet was perfectly balanced, and our testers reported sleeping better overall.”

Best Feather

Canadian Down & Feather Company All Season White Goose Feather Duvet

Canadian Down & Feather Co. - All Season White Goose Feather Duvet Queen Size - 233 TC Shell 100% Cotton - Oeko TEX Certified

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The Canadian Down & Feather Company is well-known for its collection of excellent duvet options, with a wide range of fill types and materials. The All-Season White Goose Feather Duvet fits right into this lineup, with a 100% white goose feather fill that’s lofty, insulating, and comfortable. This all-season duvet works to keep you comfortable year-round. It’s warmer in the winter months when it helps hold your heat and keep you warm. In the summer months, it’s also cool enough to keep warmer sleepers comfortable.

The 100% cotton shell on this goose feather duvet has 233 thread count, which means that it’s breathable and fresh. It’s soft enough to be smooth, but it’s durable as well. Most importantly, the shell is down-proof. This means that the down and feathers will stay inside the duvet where it belongs.

Each corner has a secure loop that helps it sit comfortably inside a duvet cover. You should always use a cover when using this duvet, as it helps it stay durable and keeps all of the fill right where it belongs. This duvet comes in four sizes, including Twin, Full, Queen, and King.

The Baffle box construction keeps the fill in small boxes, preventing it from moving around too much. This construction helps the feathers loft well, which means it’s softer, more breathable, and better for most sleepers.

The Highlights

The Canadian Down & Feather Company All Season White Goose Feather Duvet features an all-season weight, perfect for those who need a little extra warmth from their duvet. The fill is 100% insulating goose feather, which is comfortable and lofty. The soft, comfortable cotton shell is durable and slides easily into a duvet cover. This duvet is comfortable for most sleepers, especially those who don’t sleep too warm.

  • All-season weight for those who need extra warmth
  • 100% insulating goose feather fill
  • Soft, comfortable cotton shell
  • Comfortable for most sleepers, especially those who don’t sleep warm

From Our Test Lab

“This duvet was extremely comfortable and smooth. Our testers loved how it felt when it was cold and when it was warmer.”

Why Trust Us?


We have years of experience in the Canadian sleep industry. From mattresses to pillows, sheets, and frames, we’ve looked at every part of the sleep experience. When we started looking at duvets, we devised extensive tests in our test lab to help rank each duvet appropriately. After that, we sent each duvet home with our team of testers, who provided excellent, detailed feedback about them. Together, this information was used to recommend the best duvets in Canada.

Here are some of the performance areas we looked at when choosing our duvets.

  • Fill Type. The biggest duvet feature is the type of fill used. We looked at a variety of different fill options and found great duvets across a variety of different fills.
  • Shell. We looked at the shell construction and materials when making our choices. Most of our duvets use pure, breathable cotton shells that are comfortable and smooth.
  • Weight. The weight of the duvet tells you when it’s best to use it – during the summer, winter, or all seasons. We tried to choose a spread of options for those who live in different climates.
  • Construction. The construction of the duvet can determine how much fill moves around throughout the night. We looked at how each duvet was constructed, including what type of stitching was used.

Duvet or Comforter?

If you’ve never had a duvet before, you might be wondering how it differs from a comforter. While both cover your bed, they are a little different. A duvet is usually solid white. It’s filled with down or a down alternative, among a few other, rarer fill types. You have to slot the duvet into a duvet cover for better durability, much like a pillow inside a pillowcase.

A comforter, on the other hand, is a single piece that is usually filled with some type of polyester filling. Comforters are comfortable, and some are heavier than others. However, they do not require a duvet cover and often need to be replaced.

Duvets are a little more durable and variable. You can get duvets that are thicker for colder months, but you can also choose more breathable options if you sleep hot. Placing the duvet into the duvet cover allows it to last longer, and you can change the duvet cover to match your bedroom décor.

Let’s take a look at how to choose a duvet for your bedroom.

Canadian Duvet Basics

Now that you know you want a duvet, it’s time to get some basics out of the way. Here are some of the basics you should consider before you purchase a duvet.

Shell Materials

The shell material is one of the most important factors to consider. This material can determine how easily the duvet slides into a duvet cover, how comfortable it is, and even how secure the duvet will be inside the cover.

Most duvets use a 100% cotton cover. Some use organic cotton only, and some might use other materials. However, a breathable 100% cotton is most common. Cotton is extremely durable and helps the fill breathe, making it more comfortable overall for most sleepers.

Polyester covers are also common in less expensive duvets. Polyester isn’t as durable and won’t have a thread count, but it can help you sleep comfortably anyway.

Thread Count

The thread count of the shell will tell you how durable it is, as well as how soft it is. A lower thread count can be soft, but it’s often more durable. Higher thread counts are more expensive and extremely soft, but they won’t last very long.

That’s because thread count is the measure of the number of threads in one square inch of fabric. A higher thread count leads to a tightly-oven fabric, which can be stiff and warm (even if it is soft!). A lower thread count is more breathable in general.

Duvet Cover Loops

Most duvets have built-in loops at the corners. These loops help secure the duvet into the duvet cover. Without these loops, the duvet will move around a lot. However, these loops must be durably attached to the duvet. If not, moving around too much can cause them to break. Fixing them isn’t possible, either, because most duvets have a set construction to contain fill.

Make sure that you choose a duvet with durable, secure loops that will help your duvet stay put.

Fill

There are a few different types of fill available in duvets. Here are some of the most popular options in Canada you can choose from.

  • Down and feathers. Down is extremely breathable, soft, and insulating. It’s the fluffy ‘undercoat’ that birds grow for use in colder weather, and it’s extremely soft. Down is usually harvested ethically, but make sure that the company says this directly. You should also look for 100% down products, because without this modifier, other fill may be used. Down is not suitable for people with allergies or those living a vegan lifestyle.Feathers are often used alongside down. Feathers have the same properties with less insulation overall than standard down.
  • Down alternatives. If you’re allergic to feathers or down, a down alternative might be better. This includes polyester, rayon, or microfill. These synthetic materials are made to feel just like down, but without the allergies or animals involved in the process. They are less expensive overall but might end up being less breathable and a little heavier overall.
  • Wool. Wool is a down alternative, but it’s also natural. Wool is great at regulating temperature, so it’s great for year-round use. It’s sustainable and biodegradable, as well as animal-friendly. Plus, it has great moisture-wicking properties.

Fill Power

Fill power and weight indicate how well a duvet will work for different temperatures and conditions. Fill power is referred to in several different wants, and there aren’t any standards for the industry. Here are just some of the metrics you’ll see when it comes to filling power.

  • Ratings between 400 and 800. These number ratings often refer to how much space one ounce of down occupies. It’s used to rate the density of the fill. A lower number (400 and below) means that the duvet is a lightweight, summer option. As this number climbs, duvets get denser. A rating of over 600 is for winter use and helps during colder weather.It’s important to note that these ratings and ‘cubic inches per ounce’ ratings are interchangeable, and the same rules apply. Some companies refer to this rating as ‘cubic inches per ounce, while others don’t bother to specify. These numbers tend to range a lot higher than the other method used, GSM.
  • GSM. GSM is used to refer to ‘grams per square metre’. GSM is an exclusive measurement for non-down fill. It refers to the weight of the quilt filling. A rating of up to 250 GSM is great for summer, whereas a 450 GSM and above is best for winter weather in Canada.

Weight

The weight of the duvet matters when it comes to how comfortable you’ll be under the duvet. There are a few different options, and these ratings often reflect on the fill and fill power in each duvet. There are a few different weight options, and most duvets have more than one option to choose from.

  • Lightweight: A lightweight duvet is more suitable for summer use. It’s also a great option for those who regularly sleep hot, as it’s more breathable and comfortable for warmer sleepers. It uses less fill and a higher loft to create more breathability.
  • Medium weight: A medium-weight duvet is often referred to as an ‘all-seasons’ duvet. This duvet has a better chance of being exactly what you need. It’s cool in the summer and warmer in the winter. The medium loft and fill density make it comfortable for a wider variety of sleepers.
  • Heavy: A heavy duvet is the warmest option. It features denser fill, a higher fill power, and a lower loft overall. These duvets aren’t suitable for those who sleep hot. However, if you need more warmth on cold nights, a heavy duvet is the best option for you.

Duvet Construction and Stitching

The construction of a duvet and stitching pattern has a lot to do with how comfortable the duvet is. There are a few different common construction options, each of which helps keep the fill right where it is. Without a stitched construction, the fill will easily move around, making the duvet unbalanced.

Duvet constructions include:

  • Baffle box. Small fabric barriers keep the fill in small, box-shaped compartments instead of allowing it to move around. This helps hold the fill down, but still gives it enough room to loft properly.
  • Quilt Stitching. Quilted duvets keep fill separated without the fabric barriers. It’s less expensive and works best for duvets with lower fill power or loft.
  • Channel. Channel-stitched duvets have parallel seams. Down often shifts toward the bottom of each channel with this construction, and there’s more freedom to move with this option.
  • Gusset. A gusseted duvet has separate channels around the sides, which gives the middle of the duvet more loft and height. They also have baffle box stitching.

Most of the construction types across the duvets in our list fit into one of these categories. Each helps the duvet feel a little bit different.

Size

The size of your duvet matters, especially the size of your mattress. There are two different options for you. You can choose a duvet that matches the size of your mattress, or you can choose a larger duvet. It depends on what you want and who you share a bed with.

A duvet that matches your mattress size will be less expensive, but it may also be better if you and your partner are great at sharing blankets. If you have a deep mattress or sleep with a cover-stealing partner, choose the next size up. This is also perfect if you want the duvet to drape over the sides of the mattress a bit more.

Whichever you choose, make sure to choose a size that will work for you for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

Because there are so many different types of fill available for duvets, it’s difficult to say when you should replace your duvet. It’s heavily dependent on what type of fill (and even what species the fill is). Duvets can last anywhere from 5 to 25 years!

Some experts recommend buying a larger duvet to cover your mattress, but we recommend purchasing a duvet that matches your mattress size. However, if your mattress has deep pockets or you prefer having more of your duvet available, choose a duvet that is slightly larger than your mattress size.

For the most part, every duvet should use a duvet cover. This helps your duvet last longer and stay fresher. Plus, you can easily change the duvet cover if it gets damaged or no longer matches your bedroom décor.