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Best Comforters of 2020 Reviews

Best Comforters of 2020 Reviews

Wrapping up in a great comforter should feel like enveloping yourself in a warm, plush cloud. After hundreds of hours of sleeping with dozens of comforters, we recommend the Riley Goose Down. Lots of down comforters are lofty, warm, and well-constructed—the real trick is finding one that’s well-priced and guaranteed to last. The Riley is it, and we think you’ll be happy sleeping under it for many years.

Valentino All-Season Down Comforter

Valentino Lightweight Down Comforter

Valentino All- Season Down Alternative Comforter

Valentino Lightweight Down Alternative Comforter 

What’s the difference between down and down alternative?

Down comes from ducks and geese, and offers the best insulation because its clusters are great at trapping in heat. People often confuse down with feathers, but they’re not the same thing: the down is actually underneath the feathers on the bird and looks more like a fluffy ball, making down comforters feel plush.

You can check to make sure the down is traceable and ethically sourced. Certifications like the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) ensures that animals are not live plucked or force fed. And if you’re worried about allergies, check to make sure the brand thoroughly cleans the down during the production process to remove dust and odors.

Down alternative is usually a synthetic fiber like polyester and it’s often less expensive and easier to clean than real down. Since the fill is animal-free, it’s ideal for people with allergies to down. You can still get warmth and a fluffy feel from down alternative comforters.

How do I choose a good comforter?

After you decide between down and down alternative, you’ll want to consider both the construction and care instructions when picking out a high quality comforter:

Construction: Check the specifications to see if the comforter uses a baffle box construction, which means there are vertical walls of fabric on the inside to help keep the fill in place.

Downproof: The outer fabric’s thread count can sometimes be an indicator that it’s downproof – i.e. tightly woven keep the fill from poking through. If the cover is cotton and the thread count is listed, look for one that’s around 300.

Fill power: You’ll usually see a fill power listed with products that use down (even winter coats). The higher the fill power, the more space the down clusters take up, meaning more air gets trapped to give you warmth without adding weight. If you’re looking for good warmth in winter weather, we recommend a fill power of 600 or higher.

Machine washability: Some comforters are dry clean only, but most in our roundup are machine washable. Just keep in mind: there needs to be room for the comforter to move around while it’s washing and drying, so most of the time you’ll have to use a large capacity washing machine and dryer. It’s also a good idea to use dryer balls and pause the drying cycle to manually fluff the comforter, which will help prevent clumps.

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Best Comforters of 2020 Reviews

Best Comforters of 2020 Reviews Wrapping up in a great comforter should feel like enveloping yourself in a warm, plush cloud. After hundreds of hours of sleeping with dozens of comforters, we recommend the Riley Goose Down. Lots of down ...

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