This Luxe Eucalyptus Duvet Cover Is Cool, Crisp, and Keeps Me Comfortable All Night (Bonus: It’s on Sale!)

published Apr 25, 2023
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Before I could afford nice bedding, I didn’t even think about sleeping on anything other than cotton. Cotton was just what I was used to, and I’d convinced myself that other fabrics couldn’t offer anything substantially different. But over the past few years, I started experimenting with options such as silk and linen, and I’ve realized that not only is cotton not king, it’s no longer my favorite. I found something that simply works better for me.

The fabric I’m talking about is called TENCEL lyocell, and it offers the best of cotton and silk without any of the downsides. TENCEL lyocell is made by dissolving wood pulp and then drying the wet mixture in a way that produces threads that can be woven into fabric. I recently upgraded from my old cotton duvet cover to one made from this new material, and I can’t see myself ever going back — I’m just too comfortable.

While different types of wood can be used to make TENCEL lyocell fabric, the most common wood chosen is eucalyptus, and that’s what my duvet cover from Buffy is made of. The material has all of the smoothness and some of the sheen of silk, mixed with the breathability and anti-wrinkleness of cotton. That makes it feel luxurious and look chic, which is a combination I didn’t know was possible in bedding.

In my experience, silk sheets often feel the nicest, but I can’t stand how crumpled they look. Meanwhile, cotton always looks crisp, but it never feels especially soothing. This is the best of both worlds. Our director of commerce, Mark, found Buffy’s eucalyptus bed sheets to be similarly remarkable, and even wrote that they “put an end to [his] restless nights.” That makes me curious about their TENCEL lyocell comforter, too.

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This cover was just as easy to slip over my comforter and button into place as my last one, but the eucalyptus fabric seems to be more durable than cotton. Unfortunately for me, my two cats accidentally scratched a few small tears into my old duvet cover while running across my bed one day — cotton just seems to get caught in their claws easily. But my new cover has a certain slickness to it that (so far) has resisted any snags or rips. If it can keep this up, I don’t think I’ll ever want to use a different material in my covers.

I’m also a hot sleeper, so I enjoy that this duvet cover is noticeably cool to the touch. I haven’t overheated at all while sleeping under it, and I don’t wake up to peel the comforter off or pull it back on me — I’m able to keep a pretty consistently comfortable temperature throughout the night. I don’t find that often with bedding pieces, so this has been a big plus for me.

Credit: Nic Dobija-Nootens

If you’re thinking about upgrading your bedding, this duvet cover is a smart choice. I like that it comes in an array of colors and patterns, and right now it’s on sale for about 15 percent off. (Certain colors, such as Butter Yellow, have an even bigger discount.) Get this for your bedroom today so you too can enjoy more restful sleep for many (many) nights.

Buy: Breeze Duvet Cover, $126.65 (normally $149)