No need for other covers — they just seem to get all balled up under this voluminous comforter. And, if you no longer like the color, print, or pattern on your cover, you can just swap it, instead of having to replace the entire comforter. We weren’t impressed with Brooklinen’s Down Comforter—it was less lofty than comforters from Riley and L.L.Bean. The Target Warmest Down Alternative Comforter by Fieldcrest made us sweat profusely after sitting under it for 10 minutes. We tried two comforters from IKEA: the Hönsbär and the Sötvedel, both in the warmer style. I went to [a popular department store] to buy one but I saw the price tag and no way I’m going to spend that much money for it. The RDS certifies the traceability of down and verifies that no animals are live-plucked. Take note: Feathered Friends’s warranty requires you to use a duvet cover in order to maintain coverage, which, with a pricey comforter like this one, you should be doing anyway. They're both worthwhile investments. Courtesy of Coyuchi, Credit: Photo: Sarah Kobos, The Riley comforter is one of the lightest, fluffiest, and most breathable models we tried. Baffle-box comforters use vertical strips of fabric inside to create three-dimensional walls, allowing the down to move around and air to circulate better than it does through the more densely packed down in a sewn-through comforter (in which the top and bottom of the shell are sewn together). I have been searching for years for the perfect comforter. This UGG comforter set reverses from a high-pile fleece side to a quilted suede side, is down-free, and you can even wash and dry it in your machines at home! Thread count also plays a role, but don’t pay attention to super-high numbers; 300 to 400 is ideal—anything higher won’t give you better down retention and is likely just marketing hype. High fill power + high thread count = super insulated and warm. L.L.Bean offers a one-year satisfaction guarantee (and addresses problems on a case-by-case basis thereafter). In the wintertime, you’ll probably be wondering, “What kind of comforter is the warmest?” Down comforters or duvets are the go-to answer for many people, in both cool and warm weather, as different types of down work well for different temperatures. Highly recommend.“. We focused on using the comforters as most people would in their own homes: We put a cover on each one (in addition to using a top sheet) and slept in a bedroom where the average temperature was between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit most nights. L.L.Bean uses reinforced perma baffles, which the company says are more durable. We haven’t yet compared it directly to our down and down alternative picks, but we have details about it in our Competition section if you’re interested in an alternative natural fiber. First, let's spend just a moment on some important textile-world jargon: What is the difference between a comforter and a duvet? It has more than enough down to keep you warm, but you might want to add some fuzzy pajamas to the mix if you’re a particularly cold sleeper. Department stores might suggest that you dry-clean your comforter, but comforter repair specialist Jack Sukalac advised against it, noting that dry-cleaning chemicals are too harsh and will take the oils out of down. Even better, you can get it in one of nine different colors and a bunch of sizes to match to your room and bed. It’s just as comfortable to sleep with as our other picks with more fill. Lighter and loftier than others, this high-quality comforter has a silky-soft sateen shell and goose-down filling, and it feels better to sleep under than much pricier models we tried. And the color is beautiful! The lining is a fuzzy sherpa pile that feels so nice to cuddle up in, you may not want to get out of bed! This construction method is low maintenance because the down inside each smaller pocket doesn’t have much space to move around. Our former budget pick, the Target Fieldcrest Warmest Down Comforter, was the best down comforter we’d found under $200, but Target confirmed in June 2020 that it was discontinued. It’s expensive considering it doesn’t have a true sewn-through design—the stitching stops 2 inches before the edge, allowing the down to shift around the periphery, which is a bummer. The comforter is thinner than the ones we like from Snowe and Riley, but it’s still a bit thicker than your average blanket. APSMILE Heavyweight European Goose Down Comforter, Elegant Comfort Heavy Weight Comforter Set, UGG Blissful Reversible Quilted Fleece Comforter, 1. This reviewer gave it five stars: “This comforter is amazing! Fill power and feather type: 600 fill power, white goose downConstruction: baffle boxCertifications: Responsible Down Standard, Oeko-TexSizes available: twin, full, queen, king. Fill power and feather type: 700 fill power, white goose downConstruction: baffle boxCertifications: Responsible Down StandardSizes available: twin, full/queen, king. This cozy comforter set (it also comes with shams) is made from silky microsuede fabric which is antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and breathable. But we did find one option that was around $200 that we are enthusiastic enough about to recommend as a new favorite. ... Another ideal material for winter bedding is flannel. Wirecutter staff writer Alex Arpaia, who worked on the latest update of this guide, has covered comforters for the past three years. Elegant Comfort Heavy Weight Comforter Set, 7. ), but for a cold climate — or if you prefer to save on your heating bill — you’ll likely want the Ultra-Warm option.