The 8 Best Year-Round Down Comforters
Very few blankets have the magical versatility of the best down comforters for any season. On one hand, they can feel like you're under a white fluffy cloud at a summer beach house, and on the other, they can keep you warm and cozy on the coldest of snowy winter nights. That's because down comforters are filled with goose feathers, which give you the best of both worlds when it comes to your body temperature.
Geese need to stay warm in cold environments, so their feathers are naturally very insulating. But their feathers are also lightweight, so your comforter retains your body heat without the extra bulk. However, because down comforters are usually made from a moisture-wicking fabric like cotton, they feel smooth and dry against your skin. This makes them ideal for warmer months, too. Best of all, the less you wash a down comforter, the better, which makes them insanely easy to care for.
That being said, not all down comforters are created equal. These eight are well worth the cost because they use high-quality materials that keep the temperature underneath balanced, so you can use them all year around — no matter how hot or cold it is outside.
1. A Comforter That's Hypoallergenic As Well As Breathable
Because it's soft, breathable, hypoallergenic, and great for sensitive skin, people are loving this all seasons down comforter. It uses sewn-through box stitching to prevent the down from shifting while you sleep, as well as a 600 thread cotton shell that feels silky smooth against your skin. It also comes in both queen and king sizes, and reviewers say, "I like the weight. It is not too heavy and yet it works!"
2. This Sustainable & Ethically-Sourced Option
I'm a personal fan of Allied Essentials because they're sustainable and ethically sourced, and this down comforter is no exception. It's made with a 100 percent cotton cover with a high thread count (233 per square inch, to be exact). It's also especially durable, because it's double-stitched and jam-packed with quality down that won't flatten over time. Combine those qualities with the fact that it's breathable, super comfortable, and comes in four sizes (twin, queen, full, and king), and it's no wonder that it's a top choice.
3. A Non-Bulky Option That Combines Luxury With Durability
With a 233 thread count Egyptian cotton cover, navy satin piped edges, and four corner tabs to anchor your duvet, the Basic Beyond Goose Down Comforter is luxurious as well as convenient. Because of the 650 fill power, it's great for those who want the temperature control without the extra bulk, and it's hypoallergenic to ensure that your sinuses are as comfortable as your body. This one is available in twin, queen, and king. One reviewer says it's the "perfect weight for all year," while another raves, "Not too hot, but I also didn't need to add any blankets throughout the night."
4. A Comforter That Uses Cotton From The Nile River Valley To Provide Balanced Warmth
This goose down comforter (available in king, queen, and twin) is specifically designed to provide medium warmth that suits any season. It's woven to a luxurious 1200 threads per square inch, and the cotton is grown in the Nile River Valley. It's even got a "baffle box" design that's meant to keep the down in place, so it doesn't shift all the way to one side if you move around while you sleep. "My bed has never looked so plush," raves one reviewer who calls this a "Fluffy poof of wonder."
5. A Comforter That Prevents The Filling From Shifting Around & Creating Uneven Temperature Zones
The BTWZM goose down comforter is ideal for those who get cold at night because it's specifically designed to prevent shifting with its careful stitching, giving you the maximum amount of warmth in every panel. It's filled with half goose down and half hypoallergenic feathers which makes it "very cozy," according to reviewers. That being said, since it's made with soft all-natural materials, it's lightweight enough to use in the summer, too. It uses 300 thread count cotton for its smooth cover, and it comes in four sizes (including California King).
6. This Colorful Option With A Few Unique Features
The SNOWMAN Goose Down Comforter has super puffy white down and a 100 percent pure cotton exterior, but a few extra features make it unique. It's made with a box stitch for consistent airflow in the hotter months, and it's got piping around the edges for durability. It's resistant to mites and allergens, and even has eight outer loops to attach it to a separate cover. Best of all, the pop of color is a definite statement.
7. This Comforter 'Feels Like A Cloud' And You Can Wash It At Home
This comforter is hypoallergenic, it has a 300 thread count satin cotton exterior, and it's fluffy yet lightweight. No wonder reviewers are saying, "It feels like I'm in a cloud, and it's not too thick where I would be over-heating at night." It also comes in sizes from Twin to California King, so it fits just about any bed wonderfully. However, the real draw is that this one is machine washable, so you don't have to take it to a specialty cleaners if it gets dirty. You can even dry it in the sunshine to refresh and revitalize your duvet all over again.
8. A Comforter Made From 600 Thread Count Cotton That Feels Like Silk
With a cover made from 600 thread count cotton, the WENERSI Premium Goose Down Comforter is one of the silkiest options on this list. Like the others, this one has baffled boxes to prevent shifting, but they're double-stitched for optimal durability. With Siberian natural white down and a 700+ fill power, it's insanely fluffy. However, it's also lightweight enough that reviewers say, "This keeps us perfectly warm but not sweaty on a summer night." It comes in sizes twin, queen, and king.
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