How does the KIS-system help me to find the ideal down duvet?
The KIS® Komfort Information System has been developed to help you to choose the ideal down duvet.
It provides information about the thermal comfort and the duvet comfort of a comforter.
The thermal comfort
Thermal comfort deals with the individual need for warmth while asleep which may strongly vary. The preferred bedroom temperatures may vary as well. Some people prefer cold bedroom temperatures. Others work and sleep in their (heated) bedrooms. People who are supposed to keep their bedroom chilly during the day whenever possible but feel cold easily, should select quite a warm duvet to compensate the low temperatures.
By means of the KIS® Komfort Information System is very easy for you to find your individual duvet which makes you feel comfortable.
The KIS® Komfort Information System is very easy for you to find your individual duvet which makes you feel comfortable.
In this manner the KIS® Komfort Information System assigns the individual needs of the one who is sleeping to a certain type of duvet:
light – very low need for warmth (e. g. in summer, in intensely heated bedrooms)
medium – slight need for war
warm – high need for war
extra warm – very high need for warmth.
The Duvet comfort
The duvet comfort is determined by the general comfort the duvet offers, in particular the properties such as lightness, softness and drapeability. These properties are the basic requirements for “warmth without weight“.
The quality of the ticking and the cambric, respectively and the filling volume are crucial criteria to determine the duvet comfort.
The shell containing the down filling is called ticking or cambric. Such covers are down-proof so that the down cannot penetrate the fabric. Moreover, they have good breathing properties and provide a comfortable climate while asleep. Top-quality ticking fabrics are lighter in weight and drape better around the body than basic fabrics. Thus, duvets with such covers offer a better duvet comfort.
During the sleep, down are excellently suitable for keeping the body warm without much weight. They have fine fluffy filaments trapping a lot of air to give optimum insulation. Likewise they are very capable of rapidly absorbing and transmitting the body´s humidity ensuring an ideal climate while asleep.
The characteristic of down (a great volume and trapping a lot of air and at the same time light weight) is called “filling volume”. The better the down quality the larger is the filling volume.
The duvet comfort is assigned to five different quality grades: SUPERIOR, EXCELLENT, HIGH, MEDIUM or BASIC. SUPERIOR stands for top quality (best ticking and best down filling). BASIC stands for simple and reasonable Quality.
The ideal quilt
It is so easy for you to find the duvet that meets your individual needs. In a first step select the type of duvet that meets your individual need for warmth, i. e. the “thermal comfort“ (ranging from light to extra warm. Then choose the quality, i. e. the duvet comfort (ranging from SUPERIOR to BASIC).
It is so easy:
By combining the type of duvet which meets the individual need for warmth classified as light, medium, warm or extra warm with the quality of the filling and the cover, the duvet can be assigned to five different quality grades SUPERIOR, EXCELLENT, HIGH, MEDIUM and BASIC. .
Further information at :
- What is meant by “ticking” and “cambric“?
- What is meant by “warmth without weight“?
- Why do down have very good heat-insulating properties?
- Why do down and feather-filled duvets provide such a favourable microclimate?
- How can I select top-quality down and feather-filled duvets?
- What does NOMITE stand for?