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Customers old and new will be delighted to hear our exciting news. The Yorkshire linen website will reopening very shortly. You will once again be able to find all your favourite products and a whole lot more.

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TOG Ratings Explained

Tog is the UK's standard unit for rating the warmth of duvets, sleeping bags, down jackets etc. The word is originally derived from the Shirley Togmeter, a piece of apparatus used to measure the thermal resistance of textiles.


Essentially, a Tog rating refers to how good a duvet or item of clothing is at keeping you warm.


A popular misconception is that Tog relates to the physical depth or thickness of a duvet, which is not the case. Different duvet fillings have differing degrees of thermal resistance, meaning a thick duvet with one particular filling could have the same tog rating as a thinner duvet with a more thermal resistant filling.


In the UK, duvets will usually range from 3 togs to 15 togs and are generally classified as follows:


- Summer duvets – 3 – 4.5 Togs
- Spring/Autumn duvets – 7 – 10.5 Togs
- Winter duvets – 12 – 15 togs