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Best Comforters for 2024

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The right comforter completes your bed setup, elevates its feel and makes it so cozy that you might have a hard time crawling out of bed in the morning. The best comforters vary by materials, fill and feel, so you have many options.

We’ve been testing sleep products for years, covering everything from mattresses to pillows to bed protectors. To help you pick the best comforter for you, we’ve tested some of the top comforters on the market and reviewed each with our honest insights.

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During our testing, we found the best comforter to be the Buffy Cloud. With a eucalyptus fabric shell and eco-friendly, certified-recycled fill, the Buffy Cloud comforter has a lightweight and airy feel. It’s the type of comforter that just about anyone will like. It’s also one of the most affordable comforters on this list.

We’ve been testing mattresses and various sleep products at CNET for years. We’ve seen everything from the Hug Sleep Pod to the best face masks for sleep. We established our testing and assessment methods for every product we tested at that time.

While testing comforters, we assessed each comforter using the same criteria: material, fill, care and trial period. We also considered how it feels while using it, how breathable it is and how much you can customize it.

If you’re just starting your comforter-buying journey, you might wonder where to begin. There is a lot of variety in the comforter market. Considering your desired material, fill power, construction and budget will help narrow your options.

How a comforter feels will depend entirely on what it’s made from. In most cases, the shell material will be listed first, with the fill material often buried in the site description. The fill material is essential if you have allergies and must avoid materials like down. Down alternative is an excellent choice as it still has the pillowy feel and is also hypoallergenic.

Other popular comforter materials include cotton, microfiber, polyester, wool and silk.

Fill power is an industry term that can be pretty confusing if it’s the first time you’ve seen it. This metric is limited to only down products. It refers to how much loft the comforter has. The higher the fill power, the more loft it will have.

Fill power is a numerical value in the hundreds that describes the amount of cubic inches the down can fill. Generally, the higher the fill number, the better the quality.

When it comes to comforters, how it’s made matters for how long they will hold up. We’ve all used comforters that you think are in fine shape when you look at them, but the filling has shifted into uneven clumps. Stitching patterns like the baffle box will help keep the fill in place and extend the life of your comforter.

Your budget is one of the most important things to remember when shopping for a comforter. There are many options out there, and it can quickly become overwhelming. Your budget will help you filter out some options and only leave the ones you can afford.

Just like mattresses, comforters come at every price. While plenty are affordable at under $100, there are more luxury options if you’re ready to spend more like $450.

We’ve tested plenty of comforters, not all of which made the cut. Many are still worth mentioning, even if they didn’t earn a spot on this best comforter list. Depending on your needs and preferences, these may be good options.

Silk and Snow Down Alternative Comforter: Budget shoppers will like the square baffle construction and low price point of the Silk and Snow Down Alternative Comforter. It’s hypoallergenic and with a 100% cotton shell.

SlumberCloud UltraCool Comforter: This comforter is cool to the touch and is extra soft. It’s made from nylon and spandex, with a 100% polyester fill. It might not be the best choice for someone looking for a lightweight option, but this comforter is extremely soft.

Brooklinen Down Comforter: People looking for a lightweight down comforter will enjoy the Brooklinen comforter. The shell is 100% cotton and features a baffle box construction that keeps the fill from shifting.