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The ideal top blanket isn’t the same for everyone. Some prefer plush warmth. Others want something thin and lightweight that’ll still, y’know, protect them from monsters. Whatever you need, we’ve got you covered (sorry not sorry).
Comforters should be, uh, comfortable? Obv, but that means different things for different people. Keeping in mind that one sleeper’s heat-enveloping dream blanket is another sleeper’s hellscape, we kept our criteria pretty broad. Basically, we looked for the top rated comforters known for being:
- warm but not sweat inducing
- fluffy but not smothering
- sturdy and durable but soft on your skin
- machine washable, when possible
Warning: You’re about to be blanketed with some great options.
Best down comforter
Brooklinen has long been known for their plush, high-quality down. What makes their cushy comforter really cool is the option to pick from lightweight, all-season, or ultra-warm fills based on your temperature needs.
And it’s got baffle-box construction to prevent bunching, a cool-touch sateen shell, and is treated with antimicrobials to help keep body gunk from building up between washes.
Best fluffy comforter
If you like that feeling of being totally enveloped in a blanket, we got you. The thick, fluffy filling is made from recycled plastic bottles (!), but it won’t bunch up, thanks to the triangular stitching pattern.
The Oeko Tex-certified eucalyptus fiber outer shell is super soft and smooth too. Only downside is that the recycled plastic fill might be a little warm for some.
Best year-round comforter
Rather not deal with seasonal switch-outs, or just want to buy a single blanket and be done with it? This 550-fill power down comforter delivers lightweight warmth, so you can add on extra layers for the winter.
The box-stitch construction keeps the filling from bunching up, and the percale shell feels crisp and cool. It also comes in 12 rich colors and is machine washable.
Best comforter for hot sleepers
Night sweaters, this one’s for you. This lightweight blanket boasts a special fiberfill that mimics the feel of down while regulating your body’s heat and moisture levels to keep you cool year-round. (It’s based on NASA technology, people!)
It also comes with a 60-day at-home trial, so if it’s not cool enough for you, you can send it right on back.
Best down alternative comforter
Not down with real down? No prob. The Company Store’s signature down alternative is just as plush and cozy. Whether you pick the lightweight, medium, or extra warm option, the fill won’t bunch up thanks to the sturdy box stitching. The cool cotton twill outer shell comes in a whopping 17 colors.
Best flannel comforter
Whether you live in an actual log cabin in Maine or just like pretending, this is the blanket for you.
It’s got soft brushed flannel on the top and plush polyester fleece on the bottom to keep you really cozy, and for a pretty fantastic price. If you find it doesn’t fulfill your lumberjack dreams, you have up to a year to return it.
Best weighted comforter
This one has a cotton case and glass microbead fill (which sounds weird but is actually very comfortable) so it doesn’t trap heat. And you can choose it to be weighted between 15 and 25 lbs. depending on how much pressure you want.
Best budget comforter
Nearly 80,000 glowing Amazon reviews can’t be wrong, right? This soft, fluffy comforter has a polyester case and fill, but still manages to sleep cool and comfortable.
Do the minimalist thing and use it alone or attach it to a duvet cover with the eight corner side loops. It comes in a few different colors and patterns, but the simple white looks the most luxe.
Best organic comforter
The cotton shell of this duvet insert is 100 percent organic and GOTS certified — nice. And the lofty 600 fill-power down is just as good, made from humanely raised ducks in Indiana.
It offers good temp control and breathability year-round, though the brand notes that you might need a little something extra for winter if you tend to get chilly.
Best machine washable comforter
The outer cover is made from soft microfiber and the inside is fluffy, down-like poly fill that’s seriously cozy. But honestly? The best thing of all is that it’s easy to wash in cold water and tumble dry, so you don’t have to choose between sleeping in a grody blanket or spending money on dry cleaning.
And thanks to the diamond-shaped stitching pattern, it won’t bunch up in the washer or dryer.