Whatever your requirements and whatever your sleep style, we have a beautiful natural solution waiting for you. But which one to choose? Our buying guides below will walk you through step-by-step, so you can choose the bedding that best suits your individual needs.

BUYING GUIDE

DUVETS

DUVET-FILLINGS

DUVET FILLINGS

Down and feather filled duvets have exceptional warmth, efficiency and are naturally breathable, with exquisite drape. The quality of natural fillings available on the market can vary greatly, and not all have been tested to meet their claims. See how Nimbus assures the quality of all products by visiting Our Story.

DOWN

Down comes from the breast of a waterfowl (in this case duck or goose) and is very fine, light and exceptionally fluffy, helping to keep the bird warm and protect it against the elements. Duvets filled with a high percentage of down are regarded as the ultimate in luxury. This is because, unlike feathers, down is three dimensional and does not contain quills and thus are extremely soft, cushioning and light. Down-filled duvets are wonderfully lofty – meaning they trap more air for greater breathability and warmth insulation – creating a far lighter duvet that offers unrivalled warmth.

Our A1 grade down used in our Nimbus Emporium Gold and Nimbus Emporium Silver Collections is the highest quality down available, and internationally recognised as the best on the market.

FEATHER

Feathers are the more sturdy plumage found on the outside of a waterfowl. They are two dimensional with a curved shape, and their size can greatly vary. Feathers contain a central quill, which adds greater weight to the duvet, so are ideal for those who prefer a heavier, more tucked in feel whilst in bed.

GOOSE vs DUCK – WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

The primary difference between goose & duck fillings is that geese are larger in size, thus producing larger clusters of down.  The down and feather produced by geese thus have greater volume and insulating properties than duck, due to their size.

DARK TIPS IN WHITE FILLINGS

Most birds have some darker feathers or down in their plumage. Some mixing of white and darker feathers and down can occur on the farm and in processing plants when they are collected and washed. British and European standards therefore allow a small percentage of darker fillings in a ‘white’ filled product, as they agree it is a factor of processing. It can often symbolise a sign of quality too, as it means the filling has not been bleached – a common practice in the marketplace whereby dark feathers are bleached and processed to appear white, often at detriment to their longevity and quality.

 

TOGS

A duvet’s tog rating is a measurement of the amount of warmth the duvet offers. Therefore the higher the tog, the warmer the duvet.

Our selection of natural duvets includes everything from 4.5 tog options, which are ideal for summer use to provide comfort without overheating, to 10.5 togs which are great for use in the Autumn & Winter. If you love being extra snug and cosy at night, we offer sumptuous 13.5 tog duvets that are ideal for snuggling in to on cold winter nights. If you’re still not sure which tog is best for you, it might be worth investing in our Four Seasons option. This consists of a 4.5 tog duvet and a 9.0 tog duvet, which can be used separately or buttoned together as required to create a warmer 13.5 tog duvet – essentially providing three different tog options in one! This gives you flexiblity and allows you to change your tog depending on the weather for maxmium comfort and the best night’s sleep.

Here’s a helpful chart to help you determine how to select the right tog for you.

DUVET CONSTRUCTION

The ‘boxed’ or ‘pocketed’ construction in the majority of our duvets ensures there are no cold spots and that fillings remain in place. Each ‘box’ – made up of hidden walls inside the duvet – is individually filled, ensuring the filling does not spill out and is evenly spread, night after night. We combine this traditional construction in our duvets with timelessly classic invisible stitching techniques, to ensure a truly flawless finish. In lower togs, such as our 4.5 tog options, invisible stitchign isn’t featured as we use a stitch-through technique, to ensure even filling distribution.

FINISHING & DUVET SIZE GUIDE

We only use the highest quality cotton covers throughout our ranges, as we believe quality cotton offers the greatest luxury and benefits to our customers. Each cover is tightly woven to ensure dustmites cannot enter the product and feather and down cannot escape; but also to ensure it has a soft, rich feel, and that it lasts longer and is more durable. We use anything from a 230 thread count in our Duck Feather and Down and Goose Feather and Down duvets, right up to a beautiful 420 thread count cotton sateen on our top Nimbus Emporium Gold Collection Hungarian Goose Down Duvet.

Piping is also is used to give extra durability to the product for a longer lifespan, and gives products a beautiful finish. Look out for our Nimbus Emporium Gold and Silver collections which feature opulent chanmapgne and silver coloured piping. All size measurements are approximate

Single: 135 x 200cm (54″ x 78″)
Double: 200 x 200cm (78″ x 78″)
King: 225 x 220cm (88″ x 86″)
Superking: 260 x 220cm (102″ x 86″)

PILLOWS

PILLOW FILLINGS

The differences between fillings are explained below. Our A1 grade down used in our Nimbus Emporium Gold range is the highest quality down available, and internationally recognised as the best on the market. Down from colder climates such as Hungary have excellent thermal efficiency and breathability, meaning they can trap and release air as required to keep you warm or cool.

Down and feather filled duvets have exceptional warmth efficiency and are naturally breathable, with exquisite drape. The quality of natural fillings available on the market can vary greatly, and not all have been tested to meet their claims. See how Nimbus assures the quality of all products by visiting Our Story.

DOWN

Down comes from the breast of a waterfowl (in this case duck or goose) and is very fine, light and exceptionally fluffy, helping to keep the bird warm and protect it against the elements. Duvets filled with a high percentage of down are regarded as the ultimate in luxury. This is because, unlike feathers, down is three dimensional and does not contain quills and thus are extremely soft, cushioning and light. Down-filled duvets are wonderfully lofty – meaning they trap more air for greater breathability and warmth insulation – creating a far lighter duvet that offers unrivalled warmth.

Our A1 grade down used in our Nimbus Emporium Gold Collection and Nimbus Emporium Silver Collections is the highest quality down available, and internationally recognised as the best on the market. Down from colder climates such as Hungary have excellent thermal efficiency and breathability, meaning they can trap and release air as required to keep you warm or cool.

FEATHER

Feathers are the more sturdy plumage found on the outside of waterfowl. They are two dimensional with a curved shape, and their size can greatly vary. Feathers contain a central quill, which adds greater weight to the duvet, so are ideal for those who prefer a heavier, more tucked in feel whilst in bed.

PILLOW-FILLINGS

GOOSE vs DUCK – WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

The primary difference between goose & duck fillings is that geese are larger in size, thus producing larger clusters of down. The down and feather produced by geese thus have greater volume and insulating properties than duck, due to their size.

DARK TIPS IN WHITE FILLINGS

Most birds have some darker feathers or down in their plumage. Some mixing of white and darker feathers and down can occur on the farm and in processing plants when they are collected and washed. British and European standards therefore allow a small percentage of darker fillings in a ‘white’ filled product, as they agree it is a factor of processing. It can often symbolise a sign of quality too, as it means the filling has not been bleached – a common practice in the marketplace whereby dark feathers are bleached and processed to appear white, often at detriment to their longevity and quality.

 

 

 

 

WHAT SUPPORT DO I NEED?

Nimbus pillows range from soft support to medium support. When it comes to pillows, everyone has their individual preferences and sleeping positions which can influence their needs. Generally, if you tend to sleep on your front or back you need a gently supportive yet ultra cushioning pillow such as our Gold Collection Hungarian Goose Down Pillow. If you sleep on your side, your head and neck will require more support; try our Bronze Collection Goose Down Surround Pillow which has an ultra supportive inner core, and cushioning outer layer.

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FINISHING & PILLOW SIZE GUIDE

We only use premium cotton covers throughout our ranges, as we believe quality cotton offers the greatest luxury and benefits to our customers. Each cover is tightly woven to ensure dustmites cannot enter the product and feather and down cannot escape; but also to ensure it has a soft, rich feel, and that it lasts longer and is more durable. We use anything from a 200 thread count in our Duck Feather and Down Pillows, right up to a beautiful 420 thread count cotton sateen on our top Nimbus Emporium Gold Collection Hungarian Pillow. All size measurements are approximate.
Standard: 74 x 48cm and Square 65 x 65cm.

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Mattress Toppers & Protectors

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TOPPER AND A PROTECTOR?

A common question we get asked is ‘what is the difference between a mattress TOPPER and a mattress PROTECTOR?’

A mattress topper can be used on both a new mattress to enhance its lifespan, or an old mattress to improve its longevity and comfort. A mattress topper is thick and supportive, with a wall around all four sizes. It is generously filled (Nimbus mattress toppers are approximately 8cms deep) and often bulky, in order for it to provide adequate cushioning softness and gentle support to the contours of your body. It is placed directly on top of the mattress, and can help where lumpy, uncomfortable mattresses pose a problem.

A mattress protector is much thinner than a mattress topper, and is placed directly underneath the top sheet. A mattress protector prevents the layer underneath – either the mattress itself or the mattress topper – from getting damaged through general wear and tear, spillages and stains, thus prolonging its life. Mattress protectors – much like sheets – can be removed and washed and refreshed at home in the washing machine. They provide a more absorbent, thicker layer of protection than a sheet and are recommended for use with mattress toppers and mattresses, which can be more difficult to clean.