Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written in-depth about all of the things you need to make your bed more comfortable — including mattress toppers, cooling pillows, sheets for sweaty sleepers, duvet covers, and even headboards — here, we’ve gone deep into the best comforters on Amazon, according to the reviewers who love them. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)
“When I say that I had been on the hunt for a BIG, FLUFFY, HUGE, CLOUDLIKE bedding for three years, I’m not exaggerating at all. I watched YouTube videos, read all the reviews, did all the research for me to feel like I know what it’s going to take to make that dreamy bed come true. Step one: order a size larger than your bed. I got a king for my queen-size mattress. That alone makes it feel big and luxurious. This comes in a very airtight vacuum-seal bag, but once you open it, it plumps right up! I ordered a duvet cover for it, but you can definitely leave it as is.”
Best eco-friendly down alternative comforter
“I absolutely love my Buffy duvet insert. I really appreciate that it’s a sustainable alternative to down, something important for my personal ethos and values. I also was so surprised at how lightweight and relatively thin the comforter is. It’s still so warm and comfortable and doesn’t make me overheat (which is a problem that I’ve experienced before with down comforters and other cooling alternatives). The comforter itself feels super luxurious and silky to the touch, and you can tell that it’s really nice and high quality. I also like that it’s more lightweight because that makes it much more easy to maneuver getting in and out of duvet covers, and it has the little tabs on the corners that you can tie to the insides of your duvet cover, which is so helpful and prevents bunching. I would definitely purchase this comforter again for the guest room in my apartment. Getting out of the bed in the morning is that much more difficult, thanks to my Buffy comforter!”
Editor’s Note: Writer Lori Keong tested (and loved) the Buffy comforter, if you want to read a more in-depth review.
Best twin-size comforter
“I really like this comforter. It works fine size-wise on my twin, extra-long bed. I live in Florida, where we don’t get extreme cold, so this lightweight comforter is perfect. Most comforters overheat my lower legs and feet, but this one is just right! A very good value at the price, too. I also like the double-sided black and gray colors, so I can change the look if I want to.”
Best lightweight down alternative comforter
“This comforter is amazing. Super soft and extremely lightweight. It can magically keep you cool or keep you warm. Ordered the white-slash-light gray and couldn’t be happier. Colors exactly as expected. No issues whatsoever with packaging. Would order again and again, 100 percent.”
Most cloudlike comforter
“Although the color is a little lighter than I expected, I love this thing. Really soft, fluffy, and lightweight. Not to be too cliché, but it’s pretty much like sleeping with a cloud in your bed. It doesn’t get too hot either, which is a concern I had upon purchasing it. I’d recommend this if you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive comforter. It’s perfect.”
Best goose-down comforter with high thread count
“I absolutely LOVE this comforter; it is perfect! I live in Wyoming and it is heavy enough to keep me warm in the winter, but it is also great for summer. No feathers coming out. I looked and looked for the best-priced goose down, and I went with this one because of the reviews, and I can honestly say they were right. My sister spent $800 on hers, and even she said this one is just as nice. She was so jealous. That never happens — thanks!”
Best medium-weight comforter
“Where has this been all my life? I have always wanted a really plush blanket like the ones you see on Pinterest, but I didn’t want to pay several hundred dollars for one. I was quite hesitant about buying this blanket because the pictures don’t look very fluffy, and I was skeptical of the price. I admit, when I pulled the blanket out it still didn’t look fluffy, but after squeezing it and lying on it, I was impressed.
The comforter itself is very soft. The blanket is too comfortable for its own good. The fill on the inside is so much nicer than cotton-filled comforters. The weight of the blanket is perfect for year-round use for me and my husband. It’s not heavy, but it’s not light either. If you’re someone who gets extremely hot at night, this might not be the right summertime comforter for you though, because it is well insulated.”
Best machine washable comforter
“I have been wanting to take the leap and get all-white bed linens just like my favorite five-star hotels, but I worried about committing to something that would be difficult to keep nice. Lavish Comforts solved my problem with this duvet. It is machine washable and has easy-care fabric, while still having the appearance and feel of luxury material. For the price, excellent customer service, and quality, you will not be disappointed.
Editing to add that I have now washed it and it remains the same shape. I worried that the squares might become wadded messes of cheap filler, but no. I was careful to remove, fluff, and return to the dryer two to three times while drying.”
Best all-season comforter
“The sheet is plush and warm, but not very heavy, which I like. It does hold heat in incredibly well. All I use is this comforter and a thin top sheet in the middle of winter, and it is plenty warm. Sometimes I lie on top of the comforter because it is so soft, but can still keep me warm. The only caveat to my love of this item is that it does seem to wrinkle easily. Overall, this item is amazing, and because the price is so low, I am giving it five stars. I would expect an item like this to cost upward of $100.”
Best oversize king comforter
“This comforter was the answer to a nightly struggle at our house! We have a king-size mattress but even with ‘oversized’ bedding, we would be fighting for covers all night. I found this comforter and decided to try it — and it is perfect. Extra-wide, perfect weight, and the price is amazing compared to other ‘Super King’ comforters.”
Best lightweight comforter with embossed shell
“I searched and searched for a nice, soft comforter that is lightweight enough to use here in Texas. The comforter is for me, my husband, and our two dogs on our California king bed. We don’t need any more heat or warmth at night. Save yourself the time researching. If you want a lightweight comforter, go ahead and get this one. The tabs in the corners are nice because they keep the comforter evenly spread out inside the duvet. The fill is nice, soft, and down-y-feeling, but without the allergens.”
Best warm comforter
“I am so happy we bought this comforter. First, I got the king-size for my queen-size bed because I tend to steal the covers at night. With the extra amount of bedding that we now get, it’s almost impossible for me to take them all. It also looks really nice on a queen. Normally if I get a queen-size comforter for my bed it’ll show the sheets below it.
“Second, it’s really warm. Third, it’s REALLY comfortable. I fall asleep so much quicker now, and in the morning I don’t want to get out of bed because it’s just so warm and comfy.”
Best hypoallergenic comforter
“WOW, purchased a king for a queen-size mattress, and it’s wonderful, drapes over the sides perfectly. I love it, incredibly soft and no allergies. In New York, it’s starting to get cold and this does the job beautifully. Highly recommend this one.”
Best summertime duvet insert
“Looks just like the photo. It’s not as thin as most reviews said; it’s perfectly fluffy but not overly. Perfect for our humid Florida weather and doesn’t make you sweat and is still warm and snuggly enough for our AC. We have it inside of a cotton duvet, and it looks amazing. Fits perfectly in the same size duvet [cover]. And I love that it comes with the loops to tie the duvet on to it. Highly recommend this duvet insert, and it looks lovely even without a cover.”
Best gray comforter
“If I could give it ten stars, I would. There were many that were less expensive; I am glad we paid a bit more for this one. So fluffy and full. The weight is perfect, as I like a heavy comforter and he likes a light one. It’s not too hot. We were able to eliminate a blanket from our bed setup. So happy. One side is white and the other is nice dark gray, so nice that you wouldn’t need a duvet [cover, but it] has loops in each corner, so you can tie it to a duvet to make it secure. Can’t say enough about it.”
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