[unpaid/affiliate/ad] I thought more than twice about featuring these coverless duvets because they’re not at all beauty or fashion related but since I’m currently the main duvet changer in my house (other jobs are divided out, believe me) and it’s such an absolute pain in the butt to do, I’ve never come across such a good idea in my whole life. Washable duvets that don’t need covers. Imagine that! You just take them off the bed and put them in the washing machine.
They’re from The Fine Bedding Company at John Lewis and are available in four colours in single, double and king size.
Imagine never having to wrestle a cover onto a floppy old duvet that fights you all the way. They’re 10.5 tog which widely suggested as the best all-round tog, being neither too heavy for summer or too light for winter. If you boil in bed, it’s probably too much for you though.
The thing that finally convinced me that a quick-dry, coverless duvet has a place here is that while I was browsing the John Lewis website it flashed up that 48 had sold in the past day which clearly means it’s not just me that thinks they’re a brilliant idea. Especially if you’ve got kids and even more especially if you struggle, for whatever reason (bad back, impaired mobility), to do the weekly change over (we’re doing it every two weeks – I’m not a saint).
Prices start at £35 for a Single to £55 for a King and frankly, if it’s within budget, it’s money well spent. I prefer the white set (so does everyone else) because it’s easy to accessorise with blankets or cushions. Head HERE, non affiliate HERE. Oh, and a 2 year guarantee.
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Good idea if changing duvet cover is so annoying! (I personally even like it – invokes my inner child – to stand ON the bed and fight the blanket 🙂 )… For me though nothing beats a good fluffy dawn/small feather-filled duvet in silky satin cover 😉 . It can also be washed (bought new laundry set with 9kg capacity especially for this reason among others), but not weekly I guess (for me twice a season is ok with weekly change of covers).
Wow – I envy your like of it – I wish I did! I’ve bought a steam cleaner recently and can’t get enough of that – LOVE it!
Oh, is there a chance on you reviewing the steam cleaner? VERY interested! 🙂 As for tastes in duvets.. as long as we’re all find the most suitable and pleasant variant to ourselves – who cares what it is?
No, I don’t think I will review on the site but it’s a Karcher upright – brilliant!
Thanks! I have also Karcher – but VERY old one (13? 14? a bit less than 15 years old) and now thinking of a renewal/upgrade…
We love ours.
But it says they’re made from 100% polyester. Yuck, can’t even imagine the sweatiness
The last duvet I had (current one is wool) was fibre and it was like sleeping in a cloud. I loved it. But it was a higher tog and you’re right – too hot in summer!
I’m ngl I first read it and though ‘eww do you not clean it then’, which looking back was a slightly stupid thought! But this sounds amazing, it’ll also remind you you should wash the actual duvet sometimes as well…
This is basically how the US lived in bed, until Ikea came along and started selling us duvet covers.
Really? Is it the same as a comforter?
Yes! We just used “comforters” when I was growing up, and I recently went back to the comforter with a coverlet, or sheets, a blanket and a coverlet because I hate dealing with duvets as well.
My sister used to live in California so I discovered the concept there – but never made the leap to ‘coverless duvet’!!
Do they do super king not alot cater for this size.
Not yet and I wonder if it’s because it’s too big for a washing machine?
It’s a good idea but still not as good as a cellular blanket. John Lewis do a nice one called Monarch. It is good weather for washing bedding.
It’s perfect for guests. The effort in changing a duvet cover is totally disproportionate to only one or two night of use. However, I would worry that the design, with the wavy lines across, would just look like I’d left the cover off the duvet. If the idea took off it could easily be remedied by adding more of a design.
Yes, I know what you mean – but the white version looks more seer-sucker than wavy. I agree regarding guests – I’m definitely getting one for the spare room. M&S have a similar thing with different designs here -> https://www.marksandspencer.com/coverless-spot-10-5-tog-duvet-and-pillowcase/p/hbp60214042?extid=ps_ps-bpla_ggl_home_ch__-_UK_-_-_-&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAjw8J32BRBCEiwApQEKgQvPiOHVUdXfl36_9PxmZ817UdzDd9QGGFAV6cWqcUSIdv02C-Q6sBoCZtgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Good excuse though to buy a divine lace-edged top sheet to use with it!
As someone was asking about super kings, I thought I’d post this. M&S do their supremely washable duvet range – some have patterns, others not. I have them in supeking. They fit into my washing machine and dry within about 3 hours – just outside. If I hang them on my heated rail, the duvet dries within about an hour. It’s amazing! We also use a washable mattress cover (a fleece one) which fits in the machine and dries within 30 mins – just hanging up. I switched over to coverless duvets and no sheets (just mattress protectors) after being utterly fed up with duvet covers. The only word of caution is that if you get the white – after about 6 months, it will be like a white t-shirt – go slightly greyish, which isn’t a good look – so you end up having to soak it in the bath in Vanish or Napisan etc to keep the crisp white look.
This method is really brilliant for allergy sufferers because washing the duvet itself every week keeps things much cleaner than just washing a cover.
I’m never going back!
Great tips – three hours to dry is amazing. I’m definitely getting one for the spare room – eventually when we have visitors back again it will be beyond useful. Bed changing is on the menu today so I wish I had one right now!
Have just spent four days trying to dry a duvet (single) which the washing machine refused to spin – despite having a duvet setting! Gah!! Never again – can’t wait for the dry cleaner to reopen!!
Oh no! That’s a frustrating task 🙂