The 7 Warmest Comforters That'll Get You Through Winter

Wrap yourself in coziness for less than $40.

by Lisa Fogarty
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When the temperature starts to fall, you need a comforter that’s going to keep you cozy. This goes double if you’re already a cold sleeper. The warmest comforters for winter are designed with exterior materials and interior fill that keep it insulated.

What To Look For In A Warm Comforter

Unlike the best comforters to keep you cool, the warmest comforters will be constructed with fleece or micromink exteriors and have a high-density fill. But, and this is something to consider before you buy, for a year-round comforter you can transition into the spring and summer months, you're better off with one that has a microfiber exterior.

As for the interior, choosing the right fill for you is key. While feather comforters are some of the warmest out there, you should opt for a heavyweight down-alternative comforter if you're particularly prone to allergies. When deciding between goose down and duck down, choose goose down comforters as they are warmer thanks in part to the larger size of goose feathers. Keep in mind, manufacturers will often assign their own labels to their comforters, labels like medium-weight or heavyweight, that often don't check out. So, it's always best to read the reviews to confirm that a heavyweight comforter actually is warm. (I have you covered here.)

But enough talk. Below are the warmest comforters for winter, from an all-season microfiber comforter to a cozy micromink fleece option. They'll keep you warm and toasty all winter long.

Shop The Best Winter Comforters

In a hurry? Here are the top picks for extra-warm comforters for winter.

  1. The Overall Best Comforter For Winter: AmazonBasics Ultra-Soft Micromink Sherpa Comforter
  2. The Best For Year-Round Use: Superior Solid White Down-Alternative Comforter
  3. An Affordable Down-Alternative Comforter: Utopia Bedding Goose Down Alternative Comforter
  4. A Reversible Sherpa Fleece Comforter In 12 Colors: Chezmoi Collection Micromink Sherpa Reversible Comforter Set
  5. A Splurge-Worthy Goose Down Comforter: Egyptian Bedding 1200-Thread-Count Goose Down Comforter
  6. A Double-Brushed Flannel Duvet Cover That Is The Epitome Of Cozy: Bare Home Flannel Duvet Cover
  7. A Velvet-Smooth Reversible Comforter: KASENTEX Plush Poly Velvet Lavish Design Quilt Set


The Overall Best Comforter For Winter

With a down-alternative fill and a micromink and faux sherpa fleece reversible exterior, this comforter is one of the warmest you'll find. The micromink polyester side will feel soft, warm, and smooth to the touch, while the faux sherpa fleece adds some cozy texture to this design. This comforter is quilted to eliminate any chance that the fill bunches or moves around inside. It also comes with two matching pillowcases that are reversible, as well, for maximum coziness. Even better, you can get it in one of 24 different colors and a bunch of sizes to match your room and bed. Don't take my word for it: it has earned more than 57,000 Amazon reviews.

According to a reviewer: "This comforter is a lifesaver. Our heater broke down this winter so this blanket came in handy it is so soft and warm we only had to use one, this one was it!”

Available sizes: twin, full/queen, king


The Best For Year-Round Use

Able to transition easily through the seasons, this down-alternative comforter is made with a hypoallergenic microfiber cover and is incredibly soft, fluffy, and warm. The baffle-box construction keeps filling from moving around, so it provides an even layer of warmth, and it comes in a full range of sizes that are all budget-friendly. Expect a breathable and totally noiseless comforter that keeps you toasty, but never causes overheating.

According to a reviewer: "I can tell that it will be warm in winter and during our sizzling summer heat, often 105 or higher, it is still perfect. I love it! No drifting down, no shifting and no crackling at all. The thing is cloud soft. This is a very good buy and one I am already recommending to friends and family.”

Available sizes: twin/twin XL, full/queen, king


An Affordable Down-Alternative Comforter

At a super affordable price, this down-alternative comforter is a great buy for winter. Not only is the down-alternative heavy enough for colder seasons (it has a weight of 350 grams per square meter), but because it's made without feathers, it's hypoallergenic and can be easily washed in the washing machine. The diamond-stitched design keeps the fill from shifting within your comforter, so you can sleep more peacefully. Over 69,000 Amazon reviewers have weighed in, with many raving that not only is this a fantastic deal on a great comforter, but also a perfect choice for cold, winter months. It even comes with two shams.

According to a reviewer: "I needed a thicker comforter for the winter and was really hesitant to purchase this because of the price. I thought it can't be that great for such a low cost. Boy, was I wrong!! This comforter is so cozy and warm.”

Available sizes: twin, full, queen, king, California king


A Reversible Sherpa Fleece Comforter In 12 Colors

Similar to the option above, this warm comforter set features fluffy, faux sherpa fleece on one side and silky smooth micromink on the other. But, with this comforter, you'll be able to choose between one of 12 colors, so there's a better chance you can match it perfectly to your space. You'll get a three-piece set with this purchase, including one comforter and two shams (in either queen or king sizes). This comforter is also filled with a heavier down-alternative fill, making it both hypoallergenic and machine-washable.

According to a reviewer: "I have had this blanket for 3 years and I now recommend it to ALL of my friends. Since the blanket is so warm, I only use it November-March. [...] This is THEE warmest blanket I own AND the softest.”

Available sizes: queen, king


A Splurge-Worthy Goose Down Comforter

If you're willing to splurge, this goose down comforter with a 100% Egyptian cotton cover won't disappoint. It has 750-fill power and is made from 100% goose down for added warmth. But unlike many other similar comforters, its down fill is hypoallergenic. It comes in twin, queen, king, California king, and palatial king sizes, has loops that can anchor it to your mattress so it won't slide off, and is constructed with double-needle stitching so you won't have to worry about feathers leaking from your comforter.

According to a reviewer: "For my travel trailer, I wanted something warm enough for sleeping in 40-degree F. [...] This comforter has 60 Oz of 800-fill down, which puts it in the 'winter' category. Actually, this was the warmest one I could find. And yes, it is very warm! Even with 40F temperatures, I don't feel any cold at all.”

Available sizes: twin, queen, king, California king, palatial king


A Double-Brushed Flannel Duvet Cover That Is The Epitome Of Cozy

Turn any duvet insert into a cozy winter comforter with this flannel cover, which comes in a range of sizes and patterns. This duvet cover is designed with heavyweight cotton flannel that’s double-brushed, which makes it extra soft and warm but still breathable. Choose from 20 colorways, including five plaid designs.

According to a reviewer: “WOW! I was extremely surprised and pleased when I opened my new duvet cover. For the price, I was expecting it to be light weight flannel. This is a super nice heavy-weight flannel, soft and cozy. Washed beautifully, fits my king duvet insert perfectly. And was it just the thing for the first 30-degree night this fall? YES!!”

Available sizes: twin/twin xl, full/queen, king/cal king


A Velvet-Smooth Reversible Comforter

Warm (but not too hot, according to reviewers) and so smooth and soft you’ll feel like you are sleeping on a cloud, this reversible comforter features a microfiber front and a unique shu velveteen sherpa back that’s perfect for cold nights. It has a horizontal design and comes with two shams in seven colors that include rosy mauve (shown here), heavenly blue, and birch sand.

According to a reviewer: "I love quilts, but they just don't keep you warm at night in winter like this one finally does. It is not heavy at all, doesn't make us sweat, is super soft and cozy, and the price is lower than any other comparable comforter I have found. Highly recommend!”

Available sizes: queen, king

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