The Best Comforters You Can Buy Right Now

updated May 31, 2022
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Buying the perfect comforter takes more consideration than many of us may think. From pin-pointing how much coolness or warmth we want to the amount of plushness and type of fill, the various features of a comforter can make it overwhelming to choose the exact one that’s worthy of adorning our bed each night. It’s also worth mentioning that in the past 10 years, comforters have come a very long way. Tons of new bedding brands have sprung up, innovating how comforters are made and raising the bar for how bedding ought to be. To really break things down and help you determine which comforter is right for you, we’ve tested the highest-rated comforters on the market and handpicked the best. Whether you’re a hot sleeper looking to cool out under an airy comforter or a bargain shopper looking for a quality comforter under $100, you’re guaranteed to find the right comforter for you here.

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The Best Comforters

What to Consider Before Buying a Comforter

Finding a comforter should be easy, right? In theory, yes, but in reality, there are a surprisingly vast number of choices. Depending on what type of sleeper you are and where you live, you’ll need to consider weight, fill, and material. Other considerations:

Down vs. Down Alternative

Down comforters: These are the traditional comforters many of us grew up with. They’re filled with down that’s found under the feathers of birds, usually geese and ducks. Because down is naturally insulating, down comforters don’t need as much fill to keep you warm, and they tend to last longer. That said, they’re typically more expensive and can trigger allergies in some people — not to mention the ethical dilemma of using down.

Down alternative comforters: If you go the down alternative route, the options are improving. Nowadays you can find down alternative comforters that feel very much like the real thing, without the ethical concerns and allergic reactions of real down. Depending on the fill material, down alternative comforters usually need more filling because the synthetic materials aren’t as insulating and can also end up being less breathable. They are, however, typically much less expensive.

There are a plethora of down alternative comforters on the market. You can find options made from Tencel fiber (a sustainable material made from the wood pulp of trees), wool, cotton, silk, and even bamboo. All of these are worth looking into, especially if you’re a hot sleeper (wool can surprise you!) or are trying to live more sustainably.

Fill power

“Fill power” is the standard for measuring the fill of a down comforter. It refers to the volume of one ounce of down at its maximum loft, or height. So, the higher the fill power, the higher the down cluster, which typically translates to higher quality, better insulation, and higher loft. However, fill power does not refer to the comforter’s weight — in fact, a higher fill power often means the comforter is lighter in weight. Most comforters fall between a fill power of 300-800. If you’re looking at a comforter that is not filled with down, you might see its weight measured by GSM, or grams per square meter. It’s important to note here, however, that a higher GSM means a heavier comforter.

You’ll also want to think about weight, longevity, and ease of care. Remember that down comforters don’t need a ton of fill to keep you warm, so you might want to go for a lighter-weight down comforter if you sleep hot. Down comforters also tend to last longer, so you might decide the higher price tag is worth it for a longer-lasting product. If you have pets or kids, though, note that many down comforters cannot be thrown in the washer (although some can, so double check care instructions).


Finally, consider where and when you’ll use your comforter. If you want something that can be used all year round, go for a lightweight or medium-weight option. If you prefer to switch bedding with the seasons, go with a heavy comforter for the winter. And, of course, if you live in a warm climate, you might skip the down alternative options in favor of down or something slimmer and more temperature regulating.


Now, let’s talk certifications. When it comes to down, look for comforters that are Responsible Down Standard certified, which confirms that the down comes from animals that have not been subjected to any harm. Another word you’ll see a lot on this list? OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified, which means the comforter is free of harmful synthetics and dyes.

What We Look for in a Comforter

We tested a wide range of comforters for our list, judging them on the following criteria:

  • Feel: How plush is the comforter? How heavy is it? Is it great for snuggling or does it stay put throughout the night?
  • Temperature: How insulating is the comforter? Is it cooling? Does it regulate or control temperature? Is it suitable for certain seasons or usable all year round?
  • Ease of care: Is it machine washable? Are its shell and fill made to last?

Whether we’re talking duvet covers, percale sheets, or silk pillowcases, you’ll find that Parachute consistently ranks at the top of our list — with good reason. The brand is known for stylish and high-quality bedding, so it’s no surprise that they have the best comforter in the game. This down duvet insert is classic yet oh-so-luxurious. It has a white cotton shell that’s filled with down, and it’s quilted so the feathers stay evenly distributed. AT contributor Stella can’t recommend it enough and thinks this is a piece of bedding that everyone needs: “It quite literally feels like sleeping beneath a cloud. It’s lightweight but instead of feeling hollow or bouncy, it feels like it’s giving you a gentle hug every time it settles on top of you.”


  • 100% sateen cotton shell; 85% down and 15% down feather fiber fill
  • 750 fill power
  • Available in three sizes and two density options
  • Machine washable
  • Five-year warranty

Who It’s Best For: Those who like a bit of weight to their blanket but still want to stay cool; those who are looking for a down option.

Good to Know: This comforter has two density options: lightweight and all-season.

For a truly luxurious sleeping experience, you can’t go wrong with Saatva. We’ve tested (and loved) a lot of items from the brand, including their dreamy mattress, super soft organic mattress pad, and velvety-smooth weighted blanket. Plus, their linen duvet cover set just landed on our best list. So, it’s really no surprise that Saatva’s luxurious down alternative comforter is one of our favorites. It has an organic cotton percale shell and is hypoallergenic while still giving the look and feel of actual down. Britt, our assistant shopping editor, found that the comforter was the perfect year-round bedding solution for hot sleepers and also super luxurious, from the initial packaging to the sleeping experience. “Weight-wise, the Saatva comforter is the perfect middle ground between light and heavy, so snuggling beneath feels cozy all night long,” Britt says. “The quilted panels not only look great, but they also help to keep the fill evenly distributed all over the comforter, no annoying lumps or bumps. In fact, the comforter stayed smooth no matter how much I moved around throughout the night.”


  • Organic cotton percale shell; alternative down fiber and lyocell fill
  • Available in three sizes
  • Fair Trade certified
  • Machine washable
  • One-year limited warranty

Who It’s Best For: Those who want a comforter that’s so beautiful it doesn’t need a cover to make your bed look polished; those who want a cooling comforter that’s not too light or too heavy.

Good to Know: Saatva offers free shipping and free returns for up to 45 days.

If you skim through the thousands of five-star reviews for Amazon Basics’s beloved Ultra-Soft Micromink Sherpa Comforter, you’ll see tons of satisfied customers raving about its quality and superior softness. Covered in micromink polyester on one side and cloud-like faux sherpa fleece on the other, the comforter exceeded our expectations. “It seems to be made for snuggling up,” says Britt, who loved the micromink/sherpa combo. “It’s nicely heavy and doesn’t slide off of you easily if you toss and turn.” Britt, who also used the comforter to cozy up on the couch, adds, “It’s easy to wash and very durable, so it can definitely handle being moved around the house.”


  • 100% polyester shell and fill
  • Available in three sizes and 24 colors
  • Includes two pillow shams
  • OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified
  • Machine washable

Who It’s Best For: Those who want an affordable comforter that doesn’t skimp on quality and durability; those who want a comforter that stays put throughout the night.

Good to Know: The Amazon Basics brand has a pretty impressive selection of bedding. Check out picks like this Pinch Pleat Down-Alternative Comforter or this simple and breathable Down Alternative Bed Comforter.

*Honorable Mention: Commerce general manager Yasmin is a fan of the Linenspa All-Season White Down Alternative Quilted Comforter, which is fluffy, well-constructed, and seemed to get softer with each wash. Priced at only $30 (!!!), the bargain comforter has a surprisingly luxurious feel.

Riley’s Goose Down Comforter has landed on our list of the best comforters for the third year in a row, which comes as no surprise. This pick continues to be a standout because it feels luxe and cozy and is perfectly weighted. Made with a 100 percent long-staple combed cotton sateen cover and 700 fill power white goose down, the comforter is airy enough for a breathable sleep yet insulating enough to keep you snug in frigid temperatures. “This comforter gives me all the fancy hotel room feels,” says AT social media editor Samantha, who put it to the test. “It’s the perfect weight and helped keep me warm through a wintery snowstorm. The material is sturdy yet soft, narrow yet puffy, and resort quality. It’s the ultimate treat yo’ self comforter.”


  • 100% cotton sateen shell; white goose down fill
  • 700-750 fill power
  • Available in three sizes and two density options (we tested all-season)
  • RDS certified
  • Machine washable
  • Five-year warranty

Who It’s Best For: Those who want the luxury of down; those who have trouble staying at the same temperature through the night; those who want something that will last.

Good to Know: Comes with a five-year warranty and a 60-day money back guarantee. You can also buy Riley Home’s down alternative version that starts at $195.

*Honorable Mention: The Silk & Snow Down Duvet Insert was a close second thanks to its soft and snuggly qualities. “Whatever they do to treat the down fill makes it feel like one big stretched-out marshmallow,” says our Best List writer, Kendall. “I’d recommend it for people whose preferences lean towards coziness and warmth but who are looking for something to use all year-round.”

Whether you need a hypoallergenic option or prefer to avoid animal byproducts, this down alternative comforter from Silk & Snow is sure to please. It has a 100 percent cotton shell with baffle boxes that will keep the filling in place and corner ties to secure your duvet cover. Plus, you can choose between three weight options to match your climate: lightweight, all-season, or winter. “It’s properly ventilating but also temperature regulating, so it keeps me warm when the AC is blasting and keeps me from sweating when I turn the AC off to conserve energy,” says Kendall, who tested the comforter in Arizona. “It’s great to have a comforter that doesn’t get in the way of saving money and energy, regardless of the season.”


  • 100% cotton shell; down-like microfill
  • Available in three sizes and three weight options
  • OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified
  • Machine washable
  • One-year warranty

Who It’s Best For: Those who need a hypoallergenic fill but want the feel of down.

Good to Know: You get a trial period to test out the comforter for 100 nights with the ability to return it.

*Honorable Mention: The Layla Down Alternative Comforter is a great option for hot sleepers. “When I slid into bed underneath the comforter, I could tell right away that I was moving in the right direction toward my ideal bedding needs,” says Britt. “I didn’t feel smothered by the sheets or like I needed to pull any away to feel comfortable.”

Although a wool comforter may sound like a hot sleeper’s nightmare, Britt tested this one from Nest Bedding and found it surprisingly breathable. It has a wool fill with a cotton cover and is also unexpectedly easy to wash. Similar to feather down, the naturally ventilating wool fill provides excellent temperature regulation Plus, it comes with ties at each corner, so you can secure the comforter inside your favorite duvet. “Even with a top sheet, the Nest washable wool comforter passed with flying colors!” Britt says. “The surface was cool throughout the night, and I was comfortable and warm without overheating.”


  • 100% cotton cover; 100% wool fill
  • Available in three sizes
  • Meets premium eco-wool standards
  • Hand wash and hang dry

Who It’s Best For: Those who want to test out a new bedding material; those looking for bedding that’s not too hot or too cool but just right; those who don’t mind taking the time to hand-wash and air dry.

Good to Know: The comforter is washable but not machine washable. However, Britt did run it through her washing machine on the hand-wash setting and didn’t run into any issues.

Although material is important, you might be in search of a comforter with the perfect feel. A lot of brands offer different weight options, such as warm, cool, and all-season, like this down alternative all-season comforter from Brooklinen. It’s the perfect in-between to stand up to changing temperatures and any climate, thanks to its cotton sateen shell and down alternative fill that creates a cloud-like consistency. “It’s very airy, and the fill stays evenly distributed because it has baffle box paneling to break it down into neat squares,” says Britt, who put the comforter to the test. “I’ve used this comforter in both cold and warm weather, and I can say with full confidence that it holds up between seasons, which means I don’t have to worry about changing up my bedding as much based on the temperature outside.”


  • 100% cotton sateen shell; synthetic shaved microfiber fill
  • Available in three sizes and three weights
  • Dry clean and spot clean

Who It’s Best For: Those who are hot sleepers; those who don’t mind a dry-clean-only comforter.

Good to Know: The fibers in the comforter are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibers from plastic bottles, making the comforter a pretty eco-conscious alternative to traditional down. And Brooklinen’s down comforter also has an all-season option, if you’re looking for a down comforter that you can use all year round.

*Honorable Mention: The Company Store’s Legends Hotel Organic Cotton Down Comforter is also great if you need an option that will keep you warm or cool depending on the temperature. “It’s light and fluffy, but keeps me at the perfect temperature,” says AT contributor Olivia. “I never wake up sweating or shivering, and it’s light enough that it easily handles my endless kicking and tossing in the middle of the night. I’m glad I sleep by myself, because I truly would not want to share this perfect comforter with anyone else.” Similarly, the Sijo Clima All-Season Comforter lives up to its name, according to AT contributor Ivy.

Coyuchi has upheld its reputation as one of the best organic bedding brands out there, raising the bar in both comfort and quality. Sleeping under the crisp, crinkled percale fabric of Coyuchi’s Diamond-Stitched Organic Cotton Comforter is utterly dream-like, and its craftsmanship is impeccable, according to our commerce SEO editor, Sarah. “I’m a duvet cover devotee, but with the design of this comforter, I didn’t even consider covering it,” she confesses. While the comforter is thinner than the ones Sarah usually gravitates toward, “it still keeps you nice and warm — I know this is going to become my go-to as the weather warms up.”

  • 100% organic cotton
  • 360 GSM
  • Available in three sizes and three colors
  • Packaged in a reusable organic cotton bag
  • GOTS certified; shell fabric is Fair Trade certified
  • Machine washable

Who It’s Best For: Those who want something made from sustainable materials; those who sleep hot.

Good to Know: If you want something lighter weight, Coyuchi also sells a more traditional comforter.

Although comforters can be a sore subject for some hot sleepers, we promise that this lightweight eucalyptus comforter from Sijo is the best guarantee of a cool night’s sleep that you could ask for. Made from 100 percent Tencel lyocell fiber, both in the shell and fill, this comforter is breezy and temperature regulating. Britt put this comforter to the test and confirmed that it was not only extremely breathable but also buttery soft. “True to the stellar reputation they’ve upheld for their eucalyptus sheets, this duvet insert was immaculately airy,” Britt says. “Throughout the night, I felt enveloped in cloud-like comfort while managing to never break a sweat. The soft eucalyptus material felt soothing against my skin, and the fibers seemed to let just enough air circulate as I rested. I’m in awe!”


  • 100% Tencel lyocell fabric shell and fill
  • 300 GSM
  • Available in two sizes
  • OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified
  • Dry clean only

Who It’s Best For: Those who want to stay cool all night long; those who need hypoallergenic bedding.

Good to Know: Not only is Sijo’s eucalyptus bedding hypoallergenic, but it’s also antimicrobial. Additionally, Sijo recommends that you dry clean the comforter, but Britt says it did just fine in her washing machine.

*Honorable Mention: The Buffy Breeze Comforter is made of 100 percent Tencel lyocell, comes in three sizes, and certainly lives up to its name. News and culture director Tara tested this comforter and loved that it was the perfect weight and could be paired with either percale or flannel sheets for a cooler or warmer feel, respectively. Tara also gave it bonus points for being odor-free upon unboxing, which is generally a good sign for a sustainable product.

Weighted blankets have become the trendiest thing in sleep — and for good reason. Not only are they scientifically proven to help relieve insomnia and anxiety but they also help lull you into a deeper and more restful sleep. Baloo previously topped our Best Weighted Blanket List, and now they are our top pick for the best weighted comforter. It wins for its breathable cotton shell and eco-friendly glass microbead fill, which are great for the planet and your sleep. Our projects editor, Megan, loved the even distribution of this comforter’s weight, which helped her fall asleep in mere minutes. She also appreciated that the comforter had loops on all sides, which made applying her duvet cover a breeze. “While the comforter is very heavy if you have to lift it all at once, it’s manageable to pull up over your body while in bed,” says Megan. “If you’re a person who likes weighted blankets and wants the next level up, definitely go for this.”


  • 100% cotton outer fabric and interior; glass microbead fill
  • Available in two sizes and three weights
  • Machine washable and dryer safe

Who It’s Best For: Those who sleep hot or have trouble falling asleep; those who want something machine washable; those who want something plastic free.

Good to Know: If you want to save, you can buy an open-box blanket for less.

When it comes to choosing the best comforters, we’ll go with feel over style any day. But luckily, with this super snuggly comforter from Sunday Citizen, we don’t have to. It comes in a whopping 13 colors and has a different texture on each side: one a cozy microfiber and the other a soothing viscose made from bamboo. Britt tested the comforter and loved the weight and coziness. “The edges of the comforter are slightly thicker than the middle, lending the feeling of being ‘tucked in’ without actually going through all the trouble,” she says. “The icing on the cake was layering the comforter with a lightweight blanket during a cold snap — I never got too hot, felt safe and secure, and woke up feeling so well-rested.”


  • Microfiber and viscose from bamboo shell; polyester fill made from 50 recycled plastic bottles
  • Available in three sizes and 13 colors
  • Machine washable

Who It’s Best For: Those who want to be warm and cozy; those who live in cold climates or are cold sleepers.

Good to Know: The comforter arrives vacuum sealed, so the package is smaller than you might expect and easier to carry, according to Britt.