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These are the best comforters available today. Credit: Reviewed / Camryn Rabideau

The Best Comforters of 2022

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Editor's Choice Product image of Linenspa All-Season Down Alternative Quilted Comforter
Best Overall

Linenspa All-Season Down Alternative Quilted Comforter

The Linenspa blanket has a microfiber exterior, which is incredibly soft and feels great to sleep under even without a duvet cover. Read More

Pros

  • Soft microfiber exterior
  • Affordable
  • Not prone to staining

Cons

  • Color doesn't match online image
  • Low quality stitching
Editor's Choice Product image of The Company Store Legends Hotel Alberta Down Comforter (Medium)
Best Down

The Company Store Legends Hotel Alberta Down Comforter (Medium)

The medium-warmth comforter seems like it would be ideal for all-season use, as it’s not too heavy or too light. Read More

Pros

  • Silky exterior
  • Different warmth levels
  • Machine washable

Cons

  • Not the softest exterior
  • Expensive
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Tuft & Needle Down Duvet Insert

The Tuft & Needle Duvet is lofty and big. Its ample size makes it great for folks sharing with blanket hogs, but it may be too big for some beds. Read More

Pros

  • Lofty
  • Warm
  • Doesn't readily absorb liquid

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Oversized and may be too big for some beds
  • Some wrinkling
Product image of Pottery Barn Supreme Goose Down Duvet Insert

Pottery Barn Supreme Goose Down Duvet Insert

The Supreme Goose Down Duvet was the perfect weight and temperature, but its fabric wasn’t the softest to touch. Read More

Pros

  • Good weight
  • Comfortable temperature
  • Baffle box stitching

Cons

  • Slightly rough fabric
  • Minor wrinkling
  • Expensive
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Brooklinen Down Comforter

The Brooklinen Duvet Insert is lofty, warm, and plush, but folks who don't use duvet covers may find its fabric rough. Read More

Pros

  • Warm
  • Plush
  • Doesn't readily absorb liquid

Cons

  • Rough fabric
  • Expensive

A quality comforter for your bed can be hard to find. There are so many options that vary by material, construction, price, and what will look good with your sheet set if you plan to use it without a cover. How are you supposed to find the right one without sleeping under all of them?

Luckily, we did sleep under all of them. We tested some of the top-rated comforters for quality and how they felt while sleeping—from their warmth, to the fabric shell’s softness, to the overall construction, we thought about everything.

The best one we found (and one of the least expensive) is the Linenspa All-Season Down Alternative Quilted Comforter (available at Amazon for $35.99). But if you’re looking for a duvet filled with natural down, we have recommendations there, too.

These are the best comforters we tested ranked, in order:

  1. Linenspa All-Season White Down Alternative Quilted Comforter
  2. The Company Store Legends Hotel Alberta Down Comforter
  3. Tuft & Needle Down Duvet Insert
  4. Pottery Barn Supreme Down Duvet Insert
  5. Brooklinen Down Comforter
  6. Buffy Comforter
  7. Lands' End Essential Down Comforter
  8. L.L. Bean Ultrasoft Cotton Comforter
  9. Purple Duvet
  10. Leesa Duvet Insert
  11. Cozy Earth All-Season Bamboo Comforter
  12. The Company Store LaCrosse Down Comforter
  13. Snowe Down Alternative Comforter
  14. Casper Down Duvet
  15. AmazonBasics Reversible Microfiber Comforter
  16. Amerisleep Recover+ Comforter
  17. Nectar Climasmart Duvet

Credit: Reviewed / Camryn Rabideau

The Linenspa is our Best Overall in part because stains come out quite easily, and you can always throw it in the washing machine.

Best Overall
Linenspa All-Season Down Alternative Quilted Comforter

It might seem a little strange that the least expensive comforter in our test beat out its competitors, especially when several cost more than 10 times as much. We were surprised, too, but our testing scores don’t lie. The Linenspa Comforter edged out the other comforters in a few key areas to be named our Best Overall.

The comforter is incredibly warm, filled with a hypoallergenic down alternative that stays in place within its baffle-box construction. And yet, warm sleepers have found that this comforter’s moisture-wicking abilities can also help them get a cool, easy sleep all night long.

We also found the Linenspa blanket was easy to remove stains from—they came out quickly with minimal scrubbing. And it’s machine-washable, emerging wrinkle- and clump-free from the machines.

In addition, the Linenspa blanket has a brushed microfiber exterior, which is velvety soft and feels great to sleep under even without a duvet cover. In comparison, many of the other comforters we tested, including our "Best Down" pick from The Company Store, are a little bit rough to the touch.

Where the Linenspa lacks, however, is its stitching quality—after looking closely, we noticed some loose threads along the seams from the get-go—so its longevity could be questionable. But at its current price, replacing it every few years would still cost you less than some of our other picks (and semi-frequent replacement is good for your bedding hygiene, anyway).

Another small downside of this budget-friendly comforter is that, to my eye, the color doesn’t match what is shown online. In real life, the gray has a noticeably blue undertone, while it looks more neutral in its online pictures.

The Linenspa Comforter is available from Twin XL to California King size, and in several basic colors and patterns. With the exception of the white option, these comforters are two-toned and reversible, giving you two styling options.

If you don’t like the comforter’s color (or are annoyed like I was that it didn’t arrive true to the color online), you can choose to put a duvet cover on it, which stays in place by fastening the eight loops (four on the corners and four at the midpoint of each side) with a compatible duvet that has interior ties. When it comes to bang for the buck, the Linenspa is first-rate.

Pros

  • Soft microfiber exterior

  • Affordable

  • Not prone to staining

Cons

  • Color doesn't match online image

  • Low quality stitching

These are the best comforters available today.
Credit: Reviewed / Camryn Rabideau

The Company Store comforter is our favorite down comforter and comes in light warmth, medium warmth, and extra warmth options.

Best Down
The Company Store Legends Hotel Alberta Down Comforter (Medium)

If you want to feel like you’re sleeping under a luxurious cloud, look no further than The Company Store's Legends Hotel Alberta Comforter. This high-end down blanket’s lofty fill makes it feel comfortable and luxurious, and while it’s expensive, we think it’s worth every penny.

This fluffy comforter from The Company Store is available in light warmth, medium warmth, and extra warmth. We opted to test the middle-ground, medium-warmth version. The exterior of the blanket is a combed cotton sateen, a good quality fabric, and the interior is filled with 600 fill power duck down.

This gives it a moderate amount of loft and warmth, so it's cushy when you snuggle into it. It’s good for someone who needs a comforter with more warmth than a lightweight blanket, but doesn’t need enough warmth to deal with frigid temperatures.

This comforter kept my partner and me at a comfortable temperature on cool fall nights, and felt like it would be ideal for all-season use, as it’s not too heavy or too light. Plus, the baffle-box construction helps to keep the fill evenly distributed.

The only complaint I had about the construction of the Hotel Alberta Comforter is that while fabric isn’t rough, it isn’t the softest, either. However, you can (and should) use duvet covers, and this comforter comes with corner loops to help keep covers in place, as long as your cover has the corresponding interior ties.

The comforter’s fabric is somewhat prone to wrinkles, which could mean that it looks less than prime if you decide to stow it away during warmer months. It does a great job repelling liquids, but should it get dirty, the comforter is also machine-washable, which is rare for down-filled options. Overall, we think just about anyone would be happy with this high-end blanket assuming they want to ante up the cash, especially as it comes in a variety of warmth options and standard bed sizes.

Pros

  • Silky exterior

  • Different warmth levels

  • Machine washable

Cons

  • Not the softest exterior

  • Expensive

How We Tested Comforters

The Tester

I’m Camryn Rabideau, a freelance contributor here at Reviewed. After I tested and reviewed the best sheet sets, it was a natural progression to move on to comforters. (More sleeping for work—score!)

I usually spring for comforters based on looks alone, so I was curious to see if high-quality bedding was really that much better than what I usually buy at the discount store.

The Tests

I put each of these comforters through the wringer to see how well they performed in a few key areas.

First, and perhaps most importantly, were the sleep tests. I took a one-hour nap on my queen-size bed under each blanket, then slept under them overnight. During each sleep test, I evaluated whether the comforter kept me warm, how soft it felt (both in terms of loft and how the outer material felt to touch), and whether it rustled or crinkled (and how loudly) when I rolled over.

Next, I evaluated how easy each comforter was to wash. I stained them with fruit juice, food, and Diet Coke, then attempted to spot-clean them with regular All Free + Clear detergent—no pre-treating or stain removers. Following the spot-clean, I followed tag instructions and laundered the comforters that were washing-machine-friendly. Those that were dry-clean-only were just spot-cleaned.

Finally, I used my background in textile science—who knew that my education in textiles and fashion merchandising would help me as a freelancer for Reviewed?—to assess the overall construction of the comforter, determining whether it would stand up to years of use. I also considered how easy or hard it would be to store each one, based on how much space it took up when folded, and even if it withstood wrinkling.

What You Should Know About Comforters

a diagram of baffle box and sewn through construction showing how baffle box creates actual boxes for the fabric
Credit: The Company Store

Baffle box construction helps keep fill well distributed, and is thought to make blankets more uniformly warm.

Comforters can be surprisingly complex. With phrases like 750 fill power and 400 thread count, it's easy to get lost in the terminology. Feeling overwhelmed? Don't worry—from insulation materials to duvet and comforter weight, we're here to guide you every step of the way.

Should I Get a Duvet or a Comforter?

The first thing you should decide is if you want a “duvet” or a “comforter.” “Duvet” is the French word for down, and as you might assume, it’s generally used to describe down-filled blankets. Because these blankets (also called “duvet inserts”) usually have to be dry cleaned, they’re made to go inside a protective duvet cover. They’re usually plain white, with loops to attach the cover at the corners.

Duvet covers act like a giant pillowcase for your duvet. They come in different colors and patterns, as well as fabrics. They can be changed out easily to add a new look to your bedroom without having to replace your whole duvet.

Like your duvet, they size up to accommodate any mattress, including twin XL and King. Ties at the corners (and around the perimeter) help them stay secure to the duvet insert without bunching up.

Comforters, in contrast, are a single unit—the fill and fabric can’t be separated, and they’re not designed to be used with a changeable cover (though there’s no rule that you can’t do that). A comforter’s exterior fabric may be solid-colored or patterned, and they’re often sold with matching sheets as a “bed-in-a-box” set at stores like Target.

Often, comforters are filled with synthetic fill rather than down or feathers, but not always. They tend to be less expensive than duvets, especially when you factor in the cost of the duvet cover. To make things more complicated, down-filled blankets are sometimes called comforters, though comforters are seldom called duvets. If you know you want a certain type of fill, be sure to double check for that as you shop.

How Warm Should My Comforter Be?

Another thing to consider is comforter or duvet “weight,” which usually refers to the warmth you can expect from it rather than how heavy it will feel on your body. Bedding packaging may use the terms “weight” or “season” to describe how warm the blanket is.

A “lightweight” comforter, sometimes called “summer weight,” is great for those who don’t need much extra insulation, while a “heavyweight” one will be much warmer, for those who run cold or who sleep in chilly rooms. Most people will be happy with a “midweight” option. There are also duvets and comforters that purport to have “cooling” properties to dispel excess body heat for warmer climates or those who tend to run hot. We didn’t specifically test cooling comforters..

The insulating fill inside comforters is most often natural goose or duck down, a blend of down and feathers, or a down alternative like polyester. Less commonly, fills can be cotton, wool, or silk. If you're allergic to down, you may want to opt for a down-alternative comforter with a hypoallergenic microfiber cover.

What is Fill Power?

Fill power is a measure of the down’s loft or fluffiness (You may also see it on down-filled jackets or vests.) It’s assessed by taking one ounce of loft (the down stuffing) and measuring how many cubic inches of space it fills. Higher fill powers generally indicate better quality down. This suggests that the down will be warmer relative to its physical weight and more resilient to the test of time.

A higher fill power will also likely make a blanket feel warmer, as it means a fluffier blanket that can trap in more body heat. However, it’s not an exact correlation that you can measure in degrees. Instead, think of it as a general indicator of the down’s quality and warmth.

According to our apparel writer and textile expert, Jamie Ueda, fill power of 600 to 700 is considered middle-of-the-road in terms of warmth and quality. Items made with 700-plus fill power down are considered warmer, and generally have a price tag that reflects their quality, she says. That said, not all duvet manufacturers label their products’ fill power, and it shouldn’t be a make-or-break factor when choosing your next duvet.

What is Down-Alternative Fill?

Down-alternative fills are made from a synthetic material, usually polyester or rayon, and are designed to mimic the fluffiness of down clusters. Usually, down alternatives do not feel as luxurious as real down. While there are exceptions, they generally don’t capture the cloud-like, super-soft squishiness of down.

Down alternative fills are generally cheaper than the natural stuff and most do not require dry cleaning as they’re made of synthetic materials. Because they’re easier to launder, they can be a good option for allergy sufferers.

What About Down Sourcing?

There are plenty of ethical considerations in the down harvesting world, and plenty of cause for concern over the years. Certifying bodies like the Responsible Down Standard have arisen to hold down harvesters to ethical practices.

Among other things, the RDS conducts random inspections to ensure that their standards are being held. Those standards include raising animals in accordance with the Five Freedoms of animal welfare, and absolutely no force-feeding or live-plucking.

Down alternatives like polyester are always an option, but environmentally-minded shoppers may want to keep in mind that polyester is a plastic made from petroleum, and that oil drilling presents plenty of problems of its own. In the end, ethical considerations are just one part of the puzzle. Find something that you’re comfortable with. After all, the point here is to help you sleep at night.

Other Terms You Might See When Shopping for Comforters

Baffle-box construction preserves the puffy integrity of a fluff-filled blanket with narrow strips of fabric sewn inside the comforter perpendicular to the outer fabric. The fabric creates a grid that separates the fill into three-dimensional square compartments. These "baffle boxes" help keep the fill evenly distributed throughout the comforter so all the filling doesn't migrate to one side or area.

Because the box construction adds more dimension, these comforters are loftier and generally warmer than ones made with sewn-through construction (more below). However, they also tend to be pricier than other comforters due to their complexity.

Sewn-through construction is when stitching is “sewn through” the comforter to create borders that hold the fill into place. Like baffle boxes, sewn-through construction helps keep the contents evenly distributed so it doesn’t shift to other areas of the comforter.

Sewn-through comforters are often less expensive compared to baffle-box comforters but are often less warm. The stitching cuts through the fill, pushing it off to either side of the seams. The decreased loft around the seams can create cool areas in those places. This type of construction may be preferable for someone that sleeps hot.

Thread count refers to the number of vertical and horizontal threads per square inch of fabric. In the case of comforters, it refers to the outer fabric that holds in the fill. People often assume that higher thread counts equate to better quality products, but that’s not automatically true. While you don’t want a super low thread count, (say, under 200), excessively high thread counts, like 800-plus, can make for a stiff fabric and steep price.

You’re best off looking for something that’s reasonable, likely between 300 and 600—and trusting your fingers to determine if you like how it feels. For feather and down duvets especially, a thread count in that range should help prevent rogue fluff or feather shafts from poking through.


Other Comforters We Tested

Product image of Tuft & Needle Down Duvet Insert
Tuft & Needle Down Duvet Insert

If you love super lofty blankets, the Tuft & Needle Down Duvet Insert will feel like heaven to you. The blanket is filled with 650 fill power, RSD-certified North American down. It offered a pillowy, toasty sensation that kept me warm during testing, even on the coldest winter nights.

The shell doesn’t absorb liquid readily—in fact, soda and juice beaded up on the surface during our stain testing. We managed to rub the liquid in to create stains, and they both came out easily when we put the blanket through the wash—an added bonus.

This insert has a breathable, 300 thread count all-cotton shell with gray piping around the edges. It isn’t the softest fabric ever, but it wasn’t unpleasant. Another thing to note is that the queen-sized duvet is 98 by 98 inches, while normal queen size duvets measure 88 by 90 inches. This insert is purposefully oversized to prevent a partner from blanket-hogging, and give you more fabric to curl up in.

However, this unusual size may result in your duvet cover not fitting properly, or the duvet draping excessively over the sides of your bed. But in my eyes, the oversized design and warm, lofty fill, made this blanket stand out in the best way possible.

The only downsides are its high price—it’s among the most expensive comforters we tested—and greater propensity for wrinkling than some of the others we tested. The blanket performed well on all our tests, it just didn’t excel in any area, which is why it’s not our top pick.

Pros

  • Lofty

  • Warm

  • Doesn't readily absorb liquid

Cons

  • Expensive

  • Oversized and may be too big for some beds

  • Some wrinkling

Product image of Pottery Barn Supreme Goose Down Duvet Insert
Pottery Barn Supreme Goose Down Duvet Insert

The Pottery Barn Supreme Goose Down Comforter is very similar to the Alberta Euro Down Comforter from The Company Store in construction and performance. This blanket sports a 300 thread count cotton shell containing 650 fill power European white down. The baffle-box stitching keeps the fill distributed and in place, and I enjoyed sleeping under it, finding it both lofty and cozy. The exterior fabric wasn’t the softest to touch, so you’ll want a duvet cover for comfort as well as cleanliness.

This Pottery Barn comforter repelled liquids and stains came out easily. You can machine-wash and dry it, assuming your washer and dryer are large enough. And though it retained some wrinkles after being bunched up in our testing, they weren’t too bad.

Pros

  • Good weight

  • Comfortable temperature

  • Baffle box stitching

Cons

  • Slightly rough fabric

  • Minor wrinkling

  • Expensive

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Brooklinen Down Comforter

Despite testing the lightweight option, the Brooklinen Down Comforter proved lofty and warm, even on a particularly cold night—likely due to its 650 fill power down, which is comparable to other “midweight” options we tested. The temperature in our apartment got down to the low 60s, yet I was pleasantly warm underneath this blanket, which also comes in “All-Season” and “Ultra-Warm” versions.

This duvet has a down-cluster fill, which provides that delightful plush feeling. The blanket is also treated with “Ultra-Fresh Antimicrobials,” to prevent bacterial growth, according to Brooklinen. According to a customer service rep, the blanket has a 400 thread count cotton sateen shell.

I found the fabric doesn’t readily soak up liquids and was easy to lift stains from. I was disappointed, however, that the fabric didn’t feel very soft, especially as Brooklinen’s 480 thread count sateen sheets are my favorite set.

Also, Brooklinen is the only down comforter on our list that doesn’t boast a RDS-certified down. If their suppliers do hold an RDS certification, they don’t mention it anywhere on their website. Some of their comforters feature recycled down. But for the new material, they simply say that their down is “ethically sourced from Hutterite farms in Canada” without offering specifics.

Pros

  • Warm

  • Plush

  • Doesn't readily absorb liquid

Cons

  • Rough fabric

  • Expensive

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Buffy Comforter

If you’ve come across an ad for Buffy’s Cloud comforter, you probably know the brand’s marketing team calls it the “The Earth’s Comfiest Comforter.” That’s a pretty bold claim, but I was pleasantly surprised at what this product had to offer.

I enjoyed sleeping under this blanket—in my testing notes I wrote, “It’s so, so soft and fluffy, yet very light. I was the perfect temperature all night.” (I’m only now noticing that could be a poem…)

The other perks that make me like this comforter have nothing to do with the product’s performance, but with the company’s ethics and practices. For one, Buffy comforter uses about 50 recycled bottles per queen-size comforter in making its down-alternative fill.

Plus, Buffy claims its fabric, made from easy-to-grow eucalyptus fiber and then processed into lyocell, is resistant to allergens, including dust mites and mold (not because of the eucalyptus fiber itself, but due to the processing that makes it into a semi-synthetic fabric).

There are a few downsides to this product that kept it from clinching a top spot. For one, it relies on sewn-through stitching to keep fill distributed, and unfortunately there is not a lot of sewn-through stitching to keep the fill in place. It seems that over time the fill could become lopsided within the comforter.

Plus, that fancy recycled fabric gets pretty wrinkled, and my test Diet Coke stain was hard to remove. You can’t launder the Buffy Cloud in the washer, which is a bummer if you’re opposed to having your comforters dry-cleaned, like I am.

If you’re looking for a down-alternative comforter that’s lightweight, warm, and more environmentally conscious, I would suggest considering Buffy.

Pros

  • Comfortable temperature

  • Eco-friendly materials

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • No baffle box stitching

  • Prone to staining

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Lands' End Essential Down Comforter

This comforter isn’t anything to behold—it looks like every other down comforter out there, which is partially why it didn’t score higher. It’s fabric was average in terms of softness, and the 550 fill power stuffing, composed of 75% down and 25% feathers, makes it warm to sleep under—I can imagine it would be great for cold winter nights.

The Lands’ End Essential down comforter is machine-washable, saving you from having to drag it to the dry cleaner. It features that baffle box-stitching we love to keep the down and feathers evenly dispersed.

The downsides mostly come with the outer fabric. I found that stains don’t come out of this comforter readily, and it’s also prone to unsightly wrinkling. Still, both of those issues could be remedied with a duvet cover, which can be attached to the insert using the corner anchors.

Pros

  • Machine washable

  • Baffle box stitching

  • Soft

Cons

  • Easily stained

  • Prone to wrinkling

  • Expensive

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L.L. Bean Ultrasoft Cotton Comforter

Despite its name, the L.L. Bean Ultrasoft Cotton Comforter fell squarely in the middle of the pack when it came to softness. While the fabric wasn’t scratchy, it also wasn’t one I wanted to burrito myself up in. That said, it kept me warm throughout the night with its polyester fiberfill and feels relatively lightweight. It also repels liquids fairly well.

The sewn-through stitching is a lot smaller than that of other products, making the whole blanket a less puffy option, but keeping the fill very evenly dispersed.

The comforter was also among the more noisy ones I slept under, rustling up a storm when my partner or I shifted around during the night. As it’s not designed to be used with a duvet cover this could be an issue—especially for active sleepers. I found the cream color of my test blanket off-putting (a personal preference, of course), but there are several other colors available.

Pros

  • Keeps you warm

  • Repels liquids

  • Several color options

Cons

  • Doesn't repel liquids well

  • Less puffy

  • Noisy

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Purple Duvet

When I saw the tiny box that the Purple Duvet arrived in, I fully expected to be cold sleeping under it—even after unfurling and fluffing, it’s one of the thinnest comforters on this list. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised that it kept me delightfully warm, even on a cold New England winter night. At one point I even got too hot and had to stick my leg out for a minute to cool back down.

While we tested the All-Season version of this comforter, it’s also available in a lightweight model that’s ideal for summertime. Both options have a 100% cotton knit cover with “hypoallergenic” polyester fill inside. The exterior fabric is nice to the touch, but I was surprised to discover that the duvet is dry-clean only. Most blankets with polyester fill can go in the washing machine, so this was puzzling, but the good news is that in my testing stains came out easily by hand with minimal scrubbing.

The other negative I found with the Purple Duvet was that, after just a few days of testing, one line of stitching was already starting to fray. This doesn’t bode well for the longevity of the blanket, so while it performed well overall, it’s not a top pick.

Pros

  • Slim profile

  • Warm

Cons

  • Quickly frayed

  • Dry-clean-only

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Leesa Duvet Insert

The Leesa duvet insert has an organic cotton sateen exterior that’s so soft that I wanted to rub my face on it. This immediately set it apart. A lot of duvet inserts have somewhat rough fabric shells, because they assume you’re going to use a duvet cover. This can be a bummer if you want to sleep using just the duvet itself.

While the fabric was a cut above the rest, this blanket fell short in other areas. I tested it on a night when our apartment hit the low 60s, and it was nowhere near warm enough. I ended up grabbing a heavy blanket to throw over it. The second night of testing was more tepid, and the blanket was fine by itself—so while it isn’t suited to chilly winters, it may fare well during other seasons or in more temperate climates.

Unlike most duvets, which have anchors close to the tip of the corner that are just long enough to tie the duvet cover on, the Leesa insert has noticeably long corner anchors. These longer strips leave room for the duvet cover to slide back and forth along the anchors and shift annoyingly.

It also absorbs liquids more readily than most, so now matter how fast you clean a spill, you still might wind up with stains. I also found that stains were tougher to remove.

Pros

  • Soft outer fabric

Cons

  • Long corner anchors

  • Absorbent

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Cozy Earth Bamboo Comforter - All Season

While the exterior fabric of the Cozy Earth All-Season Bamboo Comforter was one of the softest and silkiest we tested, its down-alternative loft is shockingly thin. It feels—and performs—more like a throw blanket than a comforter. Both the exterior and fill are made of viscose from bamboo. The company claims that its products are ethically made.

However, due to its thin profile, this comforter failed to keep me warm at night. Even though I sleep warm, I was still freezing! My partner and I ended up putting another blanket on top of it.

We tested the “All-Season” option, but I think it would only really be sufficient in the summer or in a temperate climate, and I wouldn’t recommend it for most. That said, the “Winter” version could fare better in colder conditions.

Pros

  • Good for summer

  • Eco-friendly

Cons

  • Wasn't warm

  • Expensive

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The Company Store LaCrosse Down Comforter (Light)

The LaCrosse Down Comforter was one of the few products I thought was actually too heavy. This is especially strange considering we tested the company’s lightest-weight option—there are also medium, heavy, and extra heavy styles available.

That said, this comforter did keep me warm, and it comes in a variety of bright colors to add interest to your bedroom. Unfortunately, the comforter was just OK compared to the other options out there.

Pros

  • Warm

  • Variety of colors

Cons

  • Heavy

  • Expensive

  • Mediocre

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Snowe Down Alternative Comforter

Although the Snowe Home Down Alternative Comforter was soft and cozy, it ranked poorly in our test because I felt cold while sleeping under it—and as a warm sleeper, that raises eyebrows. (But for people who are really hot sleepers, maybe it's a great fit.) I ended up putting a heavy blanket over myself during the night to get to a comfortable temperature.

However, Snowe also has an All-Season option that has 40% more fill, which would likely be warmer and heavier.

Pros

  • Affordable

Cons

  • Cold

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Casper Down Duvet

On paper, the Casper Duvet seems like it'd be a good comforter, but it fell flat in a number of areas. The first thing we noticed when taking it out of the box was its strange fabric. The exterior is 100% cotton with a 370 thread count and percale weave—yet somehow feels like plastic.

It makes a lot of noise any time you shift under it, which made it feel like I was sleeping with a tarp. You’d need to put a duvet cover over this, and even then you’d probably still hear some rustling each time you move.

This duvet performed okay when we napped during the day, but overnight I found myself a little chilly underneath it. The duvet is filled with down with an extra layer of merino wool inside, so I was surprised that it wasn’t as warm as other down comforters. At the end of the day, neither my partner nor I enjoyed using this comforter at all. There are much better options, especially given its high price.

Pros

  • None we could find

Cons

  • Chilly overnight

  • Expensive

  • Plasticky exterior

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AmazonBasics Reversible Microfiber Comforter

The AmazonBasics Reversible Microfiber Comforter simply isn’t worth your money, even though it is the least expensive option we tested. It is soft and not as prone to wrinkling as others we tested, but it simply doesn’t deliver on the warmth front.

It’s so thin that you’ll wonder if there’s any batting inside—I had to put another blanket over it to stay warm. Plus, it’s not well-constructed and soaks up liquids greedily, though in my testing stains came out with a cycle through the laundry.

Pros

  • Affordable

Cons

  • Not worth money

  • Soaks up liquid

  • Cold

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Amerisleep Recover+ Comforter

The Amerisleep Recover+ claims to do more than keep you warm—it’s supposed to “increase circulation for more restful sleep and faster recovery.” But it’s all moot because the comforter can’t even keep you warm.

On a cold night, I needed two extra blankets to maintain a comfortable temperature under the Recover+ Comforter. I didn’t feel as though I was getting any insulation from it, making me question whether the comforter is simply too breathable.

The cover of the comforter is made from a cotton-Celliant blend, and the blanket is filled with a mixture of Lyocell, polyester, and Celliant. According to the brand that makes Celliant, it’s made with thermo-reactive minerals, with a blend of 88 trace elements embedded into yarn or applied to the surface of a fabric that’s designed to absorb your body heat.

I didn’t notice a difference in sleep experience compared to a normal blanket, though the comforter did feel unique—not necessarily rough or soft, just different in a way that’s hard to put a finger on. The comforter came in a grayish-tan, and resisted stains well.

Pros

  • Breathable

Cons

  • Cold

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Nectar Hit the Hay White Duvet

As someone who sleeps hot, I was intrigued that the Nectar’s claims that the Climasmart Duvet will keep you the perfect temperature all night thanks to its breathable cotton exterior and body-temperature regulating “Climasmart” polyester fill. But, unfortunately, it fell flat during testing.

After taking it out of the box and fluffing it up, I was unimpressed with the thinness of the Nectar Duvet. It seemed like there wasn’t nearly enough fill. Sure enough, it was passable to sleep under on a 70-degree night, but I ended up grabbing an extra throw the next night when the temperature dropped.

Additionally, the blanket’s 300 thread count cotton exterior had a plastic-like sensation to the touch. It made a swishing noise every time my boyfriend, our dog, or I shifted during the night—we couldn’t wait to get it off the bed.

Pros

  • None we could find

Cons

  • Cold

  • Plasticky surface

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Camryn Rabideau

Camryn Rabideau

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Camryn Rabideau is a full-time freelance writer and product tester with eight years of experience. She's been lucky enough to test hundreds of products firsthand, and her specialties include bedding and pet products, which often require help from her two dogs, three cats, and flock of rambunctious chickens.

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Lindsey Vickers

Lindsey Vickers

Senior Staff Writer, Sleep

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Lindsey writes about sleep, lifestyle, and more for Reviewed. In her waking hours, she likes to spend time outside, read, cook, and bake. She holds a master’s in journalism from Boston University and bachelors' degrees in English Literature and Anthropology from the University of Utah.

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Jamie Ueda

Jamie Ueda

Apparel Staff Writer

Jamie writes about clothing, shoes, and accessories for Reviewed. She loves apparel and doesn't like to sacrifice fashion, comfort, or quality in whatever she wears.

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