When it comes to bedding, one of the most important choices you'll make is your comforter. There's a lot that goes into choosing the perfect one for you: weight, material, and fill are all important, especially if you're someone who sleeps hot or likes to rotate your bedding with the season.
With all that in mind, we researched the very best options for every type of sleeper, considering every fill, fabric, and weight so you can find your Goldilocks comforter—AKA the one that checks every box on your list. Whether that means a down comforter that's hypoallergenic or a eucalyptus comforter that always stays cool to the touch, we've got you covered. We even found an option that comes in a rainbow of colors so you can simply unpack it and hit the sack, no duvet cover necessary.
Here, the best comforters that'll help you get a great night's sleep, every night.
Snowe Lightweight Down Comforter
Sizes: Full/Queen, King | Fill Power: 750 | Weight: Lightweight, All Season | Material: White duck down fill, cotton sateen shell | Care: Machine wash cold on a delicate cycle | Certifications: RDS, OEKO-TEX
For many, the list of top bedding essentials starts with a down comforter. And in our expert opinion, the top down comforter comes courtesy of Snowe. This cozy layer boasts a 330-thread-count cotton sateen cover, and stuffed inside is luxurious white duck down that’s ethically sourced from an RDS-certified manufacturer.
Snowe's comforter is available in two densities: lightweight and all-season. The latter features 40 percent more filling, so it's a great choice for cold sleepers and cool climates. Whichever way you go, Snowe's comforters are cushy and cloud-like, and are guaranteed to make getting out of bed a struggle.
Martha Stewart Essentials Reversible Down Alternative Comforter
Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King | Fill Power: Not listed | Weight: Lightweight | Material: Polyester fiber fill, polyester shell | Care: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle | Certifications: OEKO-TEX
You don't need to spend a lot to get a quality comforter, and Martha Stewart's Reversible Down Alternative Comforter is proof. Sold exclusively at Macy's, this comforter is made with a polyester fill that mimics the feel of down but without the use of animal byproducts (or the higher price tag). It only comes in one weight, which has a light feel that's ideal for warmer weather and hot sleepers. If you sleep cold, adding another layer in the winter should do the trick.
While this comforter is available in the usual white, it also comes in three other color schemes that are double-sided for versatility. This is a great option for those who don't like using duvet covers—plus, this feature means you're basically getting two comforters for the price of one, further sweetening the deal.
Matouk Montreux Comforter
Sizes: Twin, Queen, King | Fill Power: 600 | Weight: Summer, All Season, Winter | Material: European duck down fill, cotton percale shell | Care: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle | Certifications: DOWNPASS, OEKO-TEX
If it's luxury you're after, you can't do much better than Matouk's Montreux Comforter. Handcrafted in Liechtenstein from premium European down, this comforter is expensive—but you might decide it's well worth the splurge. It's available in three weights (Summer, All Season, and Winter) that all boast a lofty feel and perfect 600 fill power, as well as three standard sizes. If you want to complete your bedscape, you can also buy matching Montreux pillows—but you might not ever want to leave your bed.
Parachute Down Duvet Insert
Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cal King | Fill Power: 750 | Weight: Lightweight, All Season | Material: European white down fill, cotton sateen shell | Care: Machine wash cool, gentle cycle or dry clean | Certifications: RDS, OEKO-TEX
Down comforters are the crème de la crème of luxury bedding, and you can't do much better than Parachute's. Their Duvet Down Insert has an impressive 750 fill power and is made with premium European white down, so it's guaranteed to be lofty, warm, and durable. You get to choose between two weights and three sizes—Lightweight is perfect for hot sleepers and warmer climates, while All Season is designed for any type of weather.
To complete your bedding set, check out Parachute's down pillows and cozy duvet covers—you can even purchase the Down Basics Bundle (view at Parachute), which includes the duvet and two down pillows at a lower price.
Best Down Alternative
Riley Down Alternative Comforter
Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cal King | Fill Power: 700-750 | Weight: All Season, Extra Warm | Material: Microfiber fill, cotton percale shell | Care: Machine wash cold | Certifications: OEKO-TEX
Not a fan of down? Not a problem. Riley's Down Alternative Comforter so closely mimics fluffy down that we wouldn't blame you for double checking the label. In lieu of feathers, it’s brimming with 100 percent hypoallergenic microfiber and wrapped in 100 percent cotton percale for a lofty, soft feel. It’s even available in two different warmth options—all season and extra warm.
Sophisticated navy piping and loops (to secure the comforter to your duvet cover) complete the package. Riley's offering also comes with a 5-year warranty because the brand is just that sure you’re going to love it.
Buffy Breeze Comforter
Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cal King | Fill Power: n/a | Weight: All Season | Material: Spun lyocell fiber fill, eucalyptus lyocell shell | Care: Dry clean only | Certifications: FSC, PEFC
There are so many reasons to love eucalyptus-derived fabric. Shall we count the ways? Firstly, eucalyptus uses a lot less water than cotton to produce, making it a more eco-friendly fabric choice. Moreover—and pay attention, hot sleepers—eucalyptus bedding is also naturally breathable and cool to the touch, so it's great if you tend to sweat while you sleep.
Bedding brand Buffy utilizes sustainably-sourced eucalyptus for the Breeze—a comforter that’s also impressively temperature-regulating. Both the shell and the fill are made from 100 percent eucalyptus, and the entire piece is finished with a wave-stitching pattern to keep the super soft padding perfectly in place.
Brooklinen Down Comforter
Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cal King | Fill Power: 650-750 | Weight: Lightweight, All Season, Ultra Warm | Material: Down cluster fill, cotton sateen shell | Care: Dry clean only | Certifications: Downmark, OEKO-TEX
If you have limited closet space, you know what a pain it is to have to swap bedding as the seasons change. Rather than add yet another item to that pile, why not invest in bedding that works year-round? All-season comforters—like Brooklinen's Down Comforter—work no matter the temperature, so you won't have to it haul it out of the linen closet or pack it away any time soon.
Brooklinen's down is pleasantly plush, ethically sourced, and produced in Canada. Even better, the 100 percent cotton sateen casing features baffle box stitching so the fill won't migrate and create any lumps or bumps. The fabric is treated with antimicrobials, and it comes in three weights for the perfect feel. The All-Season option is lightweight and breathable enough for hot sleepers and the summer season, yet fluffy enough to keep you warm throughout winter.
Feathered Friends Organic Bavarian 850 Down Comforter
Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, Cal King | Fill Power: 850 | Weight: Light, Medium, Arctic | Material: European white goose down fill, organic cotton shell | Care: Machine wash | Certifications: RDS, OEKO-TEX, GOTS
If you live in a place that has long and cold winters, you'll need a heavy, ultra warm comforter to keep you cozy. One of the best options in this category is the Feathered Friends Organic Bavarian Down Comforter, which has a seriously impressive fill power of 850 and comes in three weights—Light, Medium, and Arctic. It's filled with European white goose down that's RDS-certified, and comes with a certified organic cotton shell that only adds to the luxe feel. It's on the expensive side, but well worth it for the quality and guaranteed coziness.
Casper Humidity Fighting Duvet
Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cal King | Fill Power: 750 | Weight: Lightweight, Mid Weight | Material: Duck down fill with merino wool layer, cotton shell | Care: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle | Certifications: RDS, IDFL
Even those who typically sleep cold are known to push off heavy covers once the weather warms. And what do we recommend they reach for? Casper's Humidity Fighting Duvet Insert. In addition to its 100 percent cotton shell and ethically-sourced down fill, this comforter boasts an added layer of merino wool that wicks away moisture. It's available in two different weights (Lightweight and Mid Weight), and although it has a hefty price tag, it'll last quite a long time. Plus, nothing says "luxury" like merino wool.
Coyuchi Climate Beneficial Wool Duvet Insert
Sizes: Twin, Full/Queen, King | Fill Power: Not listed | Weight: All Season | Material: Climate Beneficial wool fill, organic cotton shell | Care: Machine wash cold, wool cycle | Certifications: MADE SAFE, GOTS
For those who don't want a down product but sleep too hot to use down alternative, wool is a fantastic alternative. Unlike down alternative, which is typically made from polyester that can trap heat, wool is a natural insulator that regulates body temperature no matter the weather, making it a great option for both hot and cold sleepers.
Coyuchi's Wool Duvet Insert is filled with Climate Beneficial wool and encased in an organic cotton shell, so it feels good and does good, too. It's available in just one weight—Coyuchi says it'll feel thinner and heavier than a down comforter, since wool is less lofty and more dense than down.
Cozy Earth Bamboo Comforter
Sizes: Twin, Full/Queen, King | Fill Power: Not listed | Weight: Standard, Extra | Material: Viscose from bamboo fill and shell | Care: Dry clean, machine wash on rinse cycle only | Certifications: OEKO-TEX, FSC
Another great alternative to down that doesn't use heat-trapping polyester, bamboo comforters are designed with hot sleepers in mind. Naturally moisture-wicking and totally breathable, bamboo bedding is not just cooling, but it's also eco-friendly and, in Cozy Earth's case, sustainably sourced.
The brand's bamboo comforter is made from 100 percent viscose from bamboo, and comes in two weights so you're sure to get your ideal layer. If you're feeling undecided about making the switch to bamboo, take note that Cozy Earth offers a 100-night trial period, plus a 10-year warranty on all their comforters.
The Company Store LaCrosse Down Comforter
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King/Cal King | Fill Power: 500-550 | Weight: Light, Medium, Extra, Ultra | Material: Down and feather fill, cotton twill shell | Care: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle | Certifications: RDS
If you want to skip the duvet cover and invest in a colorful comforter to match your space, check out this option from The Company Store. The LaCrosse Down Comforter comes in a whopping 28 colorways, so you can find one that complements the look and feel of your décor. Colors range from the neutral (like pewter and tan) to the bold (like russet and teal), so you're pretty much guaranteed to find something you love.
Looks aside, the comforter is filled with ethically-sourced down that adheres to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS), and is kept in place with all-over box stitching. In addition to its rainbow of available shades, the comforter is also offered in four weights: light, medium, extra, and ultra.
Overall, we recommend the cushy, cloud-like feel of Snowe's Down Comforter (view at Snowe), which is available in two weights. Its shell is especially soft, and the premium down fill does a great job regulating temperature throughout different seasons. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, we recommend the Martha Stewart Reversible Down Alternative Comforter (view at Macy's), which comes in a few different colors and costs much less than similar options.
What to Look for in a Comforter
If you're considering a down comforter, take note of the fill power. Good down comforters generally have a fill power in the 500-700 range, while any with a fill power of 700 or more will be especially luxurious, fluffy, and warm. If you're allergic to down, want a more animal-friendly comforter, or are simply on a budget, a down alternative comforter is your best bet. "Down alternative" is simply a catch-all term that can refer to any type of fill that isn't down. We recommend opting for a fill made with natural fibers such as eucalyptus or cotton, as they're more breathable than polyester-based fills.
Everyone sleeps differently, and a comforter that's considered ideal by a cold sleeper might be considered stifling by a hot sleeper. Pure down, plant-based down alternative, and wool fibers are especially good at regulating body temperature and can generally provide a happy medium between too hot and too cold for most. Most comforters come with different weight options, like light, all-season, and heavy, so you can choose which one works best. Also, don't forget about layering. A lightweight comforter can be a smart and affordable choice for year-round comfort since it can be layered with an extra blanket or paired with flannel sheets during colder months.
There are two main ways comforters are constructed in order to keep the fill in place and evenly distributed: baffle box or sewn-through. Baffle box construction means that individual layers of fabric create interior "walls" between the top and bottom layers of the comforter shell to keep the fill in place. This results in a smooth look overall and tends to be the better choice for delicate down. Sewn-through construction means that the top and bottom layers of the comforter are sewn together in order to create pockets that keep the fill in place. This is fine for most down alternative comforters, but the comforter will have a more pillowy appearance with some peaks and valleys.
When it comes to down bedding, you'll want to make sure your comforter is certified either Responsible Down Standard (RDS) or DOWNMARK. Both ensure that the down has been ethically sourced and has a traceable supply chain. Other popular certifications to look out for are OEKO-TEX, which certifies that the product contains no harmful chemicals or dyes, and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which means that the products are certified organic.
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This article was written by Jamie Cuccinelli, a writer who specializes in lifestyle content and product reviews. To write this article, she focused on quality, certifications, fill, and warmth to choose the comforters featured, as well as consulted editors and experts for their opinions.
Tim Minerd, a writer and editor who was previously MyDomaine's bedding expert, also contributed to this article.