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.)
Fluffiest mid-weight down alternative comforter
“After having lost my super-favorite down comforter in a house fire, I was looking for a suitable replacement. After reading what feels like two days’ worth of reviews of all kinds of comforters and duvet inlets, down, and down alternatives, I ordered and sent back four (!!) of them. I wanted a allergy-safe, FLUFFY mid-weight, with a cotton-feel cover, that behaves like real down but is shift-proof. Yes, I know … a lot to ask, BUT I finally found it, and OMG, I love, love, love this one. I would totally recommend this comforter!!! After getting it out of the bag, I recommend shaking it out to start the fluffing up. Since I am so impressed with this comforter, I looked at what else this ‘Hanna Kay’ company has, and I ordered the mattress-protector cover thing. It came yesterday, and it’s PERFECT as well. So all in all, I’m VERY happy. It’s the fluff! That kind of fluff I am used to from my German real down comforter, this one has it.”
Best goose down comforter with high thread count
“Wonderful weight and size. We needed to replace a down blanket ruined by a house-sitter. Decided to go with this comforter because of the thread count, fill, size, and price. Could not be happier. Arrived on time. No smell, as some other reviews may talk about on other products. Very full, no flattening noticed, and just love the weight of it when snuggled in for the night. Cannot wait for winter to come (or whatever winter consists of in Texas) to see if we even need another blanket to accompany this comforter. I looked at many different down comforters on different sites and in stores, and I am so pleased with this purchase. Much more luxurious and well constructed than those I saw in stores for $200 to $300 more.”
Most cloudlike comforter
“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 all-season 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 streamlined, quilted 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 lightweight comforter
“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 medium weight comforter
“It is SO soft. It’s like sleeping on clouds, I swear. The white is WHITE-white, and I love it. It makes it look so clean and crisp. I was worried it might be too hot to use, especially in the summer months, but it is literally perfect. It’s thin, but still fluffy and puffy, so you get that expensive down look without the bulky, hot heaviness. It’s August in California (no air conditioners) and I’m able to use it every single night. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to use another blanket again. I have been spoiled by this one.
One added bonus for those that hate making their beds: You can literally throw this on your bed, straighten a few corners, and you’re done. It’s the easiest blanket I’ve ever worked with. I have made my bed maybe a total of 50 times before I got this blanket. Now I make it every single morning because it really only takes a second. You should seriously, seriously consider investing in one of these. It’s cheap and feels like a million bucks. This blanket may contain the following: cotton candy, cloud fluff, dolphin skin, baby butts, and/or marshmallows.”
Best silky soft comforter
“I am so happy I bought this comforter after looking through so many other options on Amazon. Down was too expensive, and the down alternative comforters had very mixed reviews overall, this one had good reviews (but not suspiciously good), so I took my chances. WOW! This comforter is so soft, the fabric is silky, and even after going through a gentle wash, it’s in perfect shape. I feel like a spy or something for getting such a good deal on a really wonderful product. Only complaint is that I find it hard to leave my bed in the morning now, because it’s so cozy!”
Best easy-to-clean comforter with cotton fill
“After reading a zillion reviews on different items — and let’s face it, many people will not leave reviews unless they have something bad to say — I must say I am extremely happy with this comforter. It is beautiful, super comfortable, and the perfect weight. I have been sleeping better all week since I got this. I’m in Florida and sleep during the day, as I work a night shift, and this is the first blanket I have had in years to keep me cool and comfortable enough to not wake up tossing and turning from heat. I have recommended it to many of my friends and family, and may purchase this as Christmas gifts for those on my list who are hard to shop for. It is a good price and quality comforter.”
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 hypoallergenic comforter
“Holy sleeping in the clouds, Batman. I LOVE this comforter!!! It’s so soft and warm. It’s got the weight I love in a cover, but is not so heavy and hot that I’m sweating all night long. I didn’t want to worry about allergies and washing with actual down, so this one was perfect. It’s extremely well-made and will last. I can’t believe I could get this kind of quality for the price. Super happy with it.”
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.”
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 weighted comforter
I have always loved the feeling of heavy blankets and comforters piled on top of me, but it’s too hot in the summer to do that. I was thrilled to find that a weighted blanket was actually ‘a thing,’ and I can use it in the summer without getting too warm! After looking at many weighted blankets, I chose this one for the great reviews on the quality, the price, and that it had glass beads instead of plastic for the weight … It feels heavy when you handle it, but it is not at all uncomfortable to sleep under. In fact, I think I am sleeping much better, since I often wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back to sleep, and that hasn’t happened since I started using this blanket about a week ago … At this point, the only con I can see is that it must be dry-cleaned, but since I use it on top of a sheet, that shouldn’t be a problem. All in all, this blanket has been one of the best purchases I have ever made!
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