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A comforter can make a bed seem cozy and welcoming, but it can also add heat. If you live in a warm climate or tend to sleep hot, you may steer clear of most comforters in order to maintain a more neutral temperature. Luckily, you don’t have to forgo a comforter to prevent your bed from becoming a hot, sweaty nightmare. Cooling comforters can feel just as comfy without as much heat.

We’ll share our top picks for the best cooling comforters on the market. We’ll detail their materials, constructions, pricing, and relevant policies before going over some of the most important things to consider when selecting a cooling comforter.

In-Depth Reviews

  • Who it’s best for

    1. People who are allergic to real down

    2. Sleepers who prefer to use a duvet cover

    3. Couples

  • Highlights

    1. Moisture-wicking fill composed of down alternative and lyocell fibers

    2. Long-staple cotton percale shell is crisp and breathable

    3. Wavy quilted baffles evenly distribute the fill to reduce clumping

Price

$255

Cover Material

100% organic cotton percale

Fill Material

Polyester and lyocell down alternative fibers

Most comforters are soft by design, but the Saatva Lightweight Down Alternative Comforter takes plushness and loftiness to the next level. Proprietary fill consists of down alternative clusters blended with shredded lyocell, resulting in a material that provides deep cushioning without trapping heat. The lyocell also has moisture-wicking properties to help you stay cool and dry, and the fill is completely hypoallergenic.

The shell encasing the fill is made of durable long-staple cotton. A percale weave gives the fabric a crisp hand-feel that softens over time. The quilting forms an eye-catching wave pattern, and sewn-through baffles keep the fill evenly distributed and minimize clumping. Three sizes are available, all oversized for maximum coverage. The twin/twin XL comforter is ideal for solo sleepers, while the full/queen and king/California king should easily accommodate two people. Corner loops help you secure your comforter to a duvet cover, which reduces the need for frequent cleanings.

Saatva offers free ground shipping for all customers in the contiguous U.S. Your Lightweight Down Alternative Comforter is backed by a 30-night trial period. Should you choose to keep the comforter after the trial ends, you’ll also receive a 1-year warranty against various material defects.

  • Who it’s best for

    1. People who prefer use animal-free products

    2. Those with allergies to real down

    3. Hot sleepers

  • Highlights

    1. Choose from three weights based on your local climate and personal preferences

    2. Sewn-through baffles evenly distribute the fill

    3. Shell is composed of breathable cotton

Price

$120

Cover Material

100% cotton

Fill Material

100% down alternative microfiber

If you’re looking for a well-made cooling comforter but shopping with a limited budget, the Silk & Snow Down Alternative Comforter excels at temperature control and shouldn’t break the bank. The fill consists of down alternative clusters intended to mimic the lightness and softness of real down, but without triggering allergy symptoms or relying on animal-based materials, while the shell is made from 100% cotton. Despite the high-quality construction, the comforter carries an approachable sticker price.

Down alternative fill generally retains minimal heat, and the clusters used in this insert are no exception. You can also choose from three different weights depending on where you live and how hot or cold you sleep. We recommend the lightweight design if you reside in an area prone to exceptionally hot or humid weather. Conversely, the heavyweight design is best suited to places with sharp temperature drops. If you’re in the market for a comforter you can use throughout the year, the mid-range all-season weight should meet your needs.

Thoughtful details help this insert stand out from the competition. Each baffle is sewn through, so the fill is evenly distributed and you shouldn’t need to fluff the insert too often to maintain a full shape. Each corner is equipped with a loop to secure the insert to a duvet cover, should you choose to use one. We recommend doing so, as machine-washing the insert can be challenging unless you have a commercial-grade machine and dry cleaning can be fairly expensive. Silk & Snow allows you to add a duvet cover to your order.

In addition to the reasonable pricing, Silk & Snow offers free ground shipping throughout the contiguous U.S. and provincial Canada. Your purchase comes with a 100-night sleep trial, ensuring ample time to test out the insert and decide whether it’s right for you. If you choose to keep it, you’ll also receive a year of warranty coverage against various defects.

  • Who it’s best for

    1. Hot sleepers or those living in humid climates

    2. Those with sensitive skin

    3. Couples

  • Highlights

    1. 100% bamboo-derived viscose construction regulates temperature and wicks away moisture

    2. Sateen weave is silky-soft

    3. Oversized design comes in full/queen and king/California king sizes

Price

$195

Cover Material

100% viscose derived from bamboo

Fill Material

100% viscose derived from bamboo

Comforters made with bamboo-derived materials are known for their exceptional softness, and the Luxome Lightweight Blanket is no exception. This comforter is made from 100% viscose derived from bamboo, which is soft to the touch. Meanwhile, a luxurious sateen weave adds to the silky-smooth feel suitable for sleepers with sensitive skin and gives the surface a lustrous sheen.

Bamboo-derived viscose is touted for its natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties, making this comforter an excellent choice for hot sleepers and those living in warm or humid climates. The lightweight design makes it a strong choice for shoppers seeking a comforter exclusively for summer use as well. You can wash the comforter in any household machine. Wash in cold water on a gentle cycle without bleach or fabric softener, and tumble dry on low heat. Remove the blanket from the dryer promptly to avoid wrinkling.

Two sizes are available – full/queen and king/California – and both are purposefully oversized, perfect for couples or those wishing to tuck the comforter into a higher profile mattress. Customers can choose between five colors, ranging from white and gray to vibrant blue. Luxome ships free to customers in the contiguous U.S., and it offers a 30-day return period for new and undamaged Lightweight Blankets.

  • Who it’s best for

    1. Couples with different temperature preferences at night

    2. People who tend to overheat at night

    3. People who enjoy thin comforters

  • Highlights

    1. Lightweight feel that is suitable for all four seasons

    2. Fill and cover made from viscose-derived bamboo

    3. 100-night sleep trial

Price

$499

Cover Material

100% viscose from bamboo

Fill Material

Viscose from bamboo fibers

If you’re in the market for a comforter that can accommodate different temperature preferences between co-sleepers, the Cozy Earth Bamboo Comforter is a good place to start your search.

The shell of the comforter is made from a viscose-derived bamboo fabric and is also filled with viscose from bamboo fibers. The comforter is thin with a lightweight feel, but still provides ample warmth. This design allows customers to use the comforter through all seasons, as it offers just enough warmth for cooler months but runs cool enough to prevent overheating in warmer months. This versatility also makes it a nice option for those who share the bed with a partner who runs warmer or cooler.

Customers may choose between three sizes – twin, queen/full, and king. The comforter is machine washable. Cozy Earth recommends rinsing the comforter but skipping the spin cycle, then drying on low heat. You will receive a 100-night sleep trial with your purchase, as well as a 10-year warranty. Shipping is free in the contiguous U.S.

  • Who it’s best for

    1. Hot sleepers or those who live in warm climates

    2. People who enjoy the fluffy feel of down

    3. Shoppers seeking a long sleep trial

  • Highlights

    1. Contains goose and duck down with 650 fill power

    2. Shell composed of 100% cotton with sateen weave

    3. Long-staple variety of cotton promotes durability

Price

$269

Cover Material

Cotton

Fill Material

Down

The Brooklinen Down Comforter comes in three different weight options, but the lightweight model is designed specifically with hot sleepers and warmer climates in mind. It’s also an ideal comforter for use during summer.

The comforter is filled with recycled goose and duck down from Europe. The 650 fill power gives the comforter a fluffy feel that down is known for but traps less heat than heavier down comforters. The shell is composed of 100% long-staple cotton in a sateen weave, which has a smooth silky feel against the skin. The baffle box construction helps keep the fill in place to minimize clumping.

For sleepers who opt to use the comforter without a duvet cover, the shell’s smooth feel should feel cool and comfortable. If you do use a cover, you may attach the comforter to cover with corner loops. Brooklinen recommends only spot cleaning the comforter, or dry cleaning if necessary.

Brooklinen offers a generous 365-night sleep trial with the comforter, as well as a 1-year warranty beyond the trial period. Shipping is free in the U.S.

  • Who it’s best for

    1. Hot sleepers

    2. Those who live in warmer climates

    3. People with sensitive skin

  • Highlights

    1. Fill composed of proprietary fibers that produce cooling bursts on contact

    2. Fluffy and lightweight feel is ideal for summer months

    3. Designed with multiple loops for secure attachment to a duvet cover

Price

$255

Cover Material

Tencel and nylon blend

Fill Material

CLIMA cooling tech fiber, Tencel, polyester

The Sijo TempTune Comforter’s temperature-regulating down alternative fibers and breathable cover make it suitable for use in the summer months. At the same time, the fiber fill provides decent insulation and should keep you sufficiently warm on chilly nights.

The cover is made from a blend of Tencel and nylon. Tencel has moisture-wicking properties to help you stay cool in excessively hot or humid weather. The fabric is also silky-smooth and glides gently, so it shouldn’t cause irritation for people with sensitive skin. Nylon strengthens the construction, making the shell both soft and durable. The proprietary Clima Tech fill mimics the plush, lofty feel of real down while dissipating heat.

The comforter features a total of eight side and corner loops for securing it to a duvet cover. Shoppers pick between full/queen and king/California king sizes, and you can pair the comforter with a duvet cover from Sijo’s TempTune collection. Dry cleaning is the best way to preserve the comforter’s lifespan and maintain an even distribution of fill.

Sijo offers free shipping for orders over $65. Comforters that are free of damage and soiling are eligible for returns within 30 days.

  • Who it’s best for

    1. People who tend to overheat or sweat while they sleep

    2. Those with sensitive skin

    3. Eco-conscious individuals

  • Highlights

    1. Constructed from breathable Tencel fabric inside and out

    2. Comforter is fully biodegradable and compostable

    3. Buffy lets customers test out the comforter for 7 nights before charging them

Price

$249

Cover Material

Lyocell from eucalyptus

Fill Material

Eucalyptus-based fiber fill

Environmentally friendly comforters are fairly common in this day and age, but the Buffy Breeze still stands out for its innovative and eco-conscious design. Eucalyptus-derived Tencel fibers form both the sateen-woven cover and downy-soft fill. This natural material comes from trees grown and harvested in sustainably managed forests. As a result, the comforter is completely biodegradable, and can also be composted if you see fit.

Tencel is a breathable material with moisture-wicking properties, making this comforter a great choice for hot sleepers and those who are prone to night sweats. The shell fabric’s exceptionally smooth feel is also well suited to people with sensitive skin. Wave-stitched baffles add elegant detailing to the design and also contain the fill nicely, so there shouldn’t be any shifting or clumping while you sleep.

Corner loops secure the comforter to a duvet cover. Customers can add a eucalyptus-derived duvet cover to their order for an extra charge. Buffy recommends dry cleaning the comforter if stains occur. Twin/twin XL, full/queen, and king/California king sizes are available to accommodate both single sleepers and those who share their bed with a partner.

The Buffy Breeze is reasonably priced and shipping is free for all customers in the contiguous U.S. Returns are permitted within 30 days of the original order. Additionally, Buffy offers a 7-night trial for all customers, during which the company will store your credit card and charge you after a week has elapsed if you are satisfied with the comforter.

  • Who it’s best for

    1. People who tend to sweat in their sleep

    2. Those who prefer lightweight bed coverings

    3. Couples who share a comforter

  • Highlights

    1. Proprietary Evercool fabric is soft, stretchy, and highly durable

    2. Excellent cooling thanks to moisture-wicking shell and breathable inner fill

    3. Available in multiple colors, including reversible designs

Price

$239

Cover Material

90% nylon, 10% spandex

Fill Material

Down alternative fibers

Rest Duvet’s Evercool Comforter lives up to its name with proprietary fabric engineered to wick moisture away from your body. The shell is composed of 90% nylon and 10% spandex, ensuring a soft, smooth feel with exceptional stretch and long-lasting shape retention. Down alternative fill cushions the interior, mimicking the plushness of real down without triggering allergies, absorbing heat, or using animal-based materials.

Twin/twin XL, full/queen, and king/California king sizes are available. All are oversized to provide ample coverage for your bed, and the two largest options should be sufficient for couples. Weights range from roughly 4 to 6.5 pounds, resulting in slight compression without too much heft. You can also choose from three colors, including reversible two-tone blue and grey designs. The comforter is fully machine-washable.

The Evercool Comforter is competitively priced, and Rest Duvet offers free ground delivery to customers in the U.S. and Australia. Your order includes a sleep trial spanning 30 nights in length. Return shipping is free if you aren’t satisfied, but you’ll receive a 1-year warranty if you choose to keep the comforter after the trial ends.

  • Who it’s best for

    1. People with sensitive skin

    2. Hot sleepers

    3. Value seekers

  • Highlights

    1. Breathable fill is composed of eucalyptus-derived lyocell and PET polyester fibers from recycled bottles

    2. Sateen-woven shell fabric is luxuriously smooth and soft

    3. Corner loops secure the comforter to your duvet cover

Price

$150

Cover Material

100% lyocell derived from eucalyptus

Fill Material

Lyocell derived from eucalyptus and recycled PET polyester fibers

The Sheets & Giggles Eucalyptus Comforter is soft, breathable, and made with eco-friendly materials. The cozy bedding carries a reasonable price-point compared to other comforters we’ve tested.

The shell is made with 100% lyocell derived from eucalyptus with a sateen weave. The fabric is silky-smooth and shouldn’t cause irritation for people with sensitive skin. Lyocell is also a moisture-wicking material to help you stay dry on humid nights. The fill is a fiber blend consisting of eucalyptus-derived lyocell and PET polyester made from recycled plastic bottles. This fill insulates you from the cold without trapping heat like natural down, so the comforter is suitable for year-round use.

A loop at each corner allows you to secure the comforter to a duvet cover with relative ease. Twin, queen, and king sizes are available. The comforter is fully machine-washable, so long as your machines are large enough to accommodate bulky items. Sheets & Giggles recommends washing on a cold, gentle cycle and tumble drying on low heat. Launder the comforter every 3 to 6 months, and dry clean or spot clean in the interim as needed.

Sheets & Giggles ships to all 50 states. You may return the sheets free of charge within 90 days through the company’s return portal. Beyond 90 days, Sheets & Giggles will review return requests case by case.

  • Who it’s best for

    1. Those who reside in exceptionally warm or humid climates

    2. People who are prone to night sweats

    3. Anyone who’s allergic to real down

  • Highlights

    1. Down alternative clusters dissipate heat to keep you cool and dry throughout the night

    2. Small baffles help ensure even fill distribution

    3. Lightweight construction makes the comforter ideal for hotter times of the year

Price

$209

Cover Material

100% cotton damask

Fill Material

Polyester down alternative

Slumber Cloud is best known for bedding items that excel at temperature control, and the Lightweight Comforter is one of the brand’s strongest performers when it comes to cooling and moisture control. Proprietary ClimaDry down alternative fill gives the comforter a luxuriously plush feel. This material is also engineered to capture and release body heat, allowing you to sleep cool even in unseasonably warm or humid conditions. A quilted cotton shell completes the breathable design.

Small baffles contain and equally distribute the fill throughout the interior, so you shouldn’t need to fluff your comforter too often. Corner loops allow you to secure the comforter to a duvet cover if you’re so inclined. Since the fibers don’t contain real down, the material is considered hypoallergenic and is also suitable for anyone who prefers not to use products with animal-based components. You may wash and dry the entire comforter in your household machines for quick, painless care.

The Lightweight Comforter is available in twin/twin XL, full/queen, and king/California king sizes. All are oversized to ensure plenty of coverage. Standard ground delivery is free of charge to customers in the U.S., and Canadian shoppers qualify for reasonable shipping rates. You may return the comforter in any condition within 60 nights of the purchase date and receive a full refund. If you decide to keep your comforter, it’s further covered under a 180-day warranty.

Best Cooling Comforters Video

Watch the video below to get an in-depth look at our top picks for cooling comforters.

What Makes a Comforter Cooling?

Three main properties can help keep a comforter cool: breathability, temperature regulation, and moisture wicking.

Breathability refers to the degree that the materials allow air to circulate into and out of the comforter. This lets cool air enter and excessive heat escape.

Temperature-regulating materials can also help keep a comforter cooler. Some fills, like wool, down, and technologically-advanced cooling materials, tend to keep the sleeper warm while it’s cool out and cool when it’s warm out. They typically achieve this by absorbing the sleeper’s body heat and redistributing it to limit spikes and dips in temperatures.

For many sleepers, sweat is the most uncomfortable aspect of overheating during the night. Not only can feeling damp be uncomfortable, but it can lead to a vicious cycle in which the sleeper sweats because they’re hot, then they become cold because they’re wet, so they pile on more blankets and eventually overheat again. Many cooling comforters wick moisture away from the sleeper’s body to end this cycle and prevent them from lying in sweat.

How to Choose a Cooling Comforter

A comforter consists of two or more pieces of fabric sewn together with a filling to insulate the sleep surface and provide a plush, cozy feel. While the concept may seem simple, selecting the best one for you can be a little more complicated. Even between different cooling comforters, there is a lot of variation. Assessing the characteristics that set cooling comforters apart from each other can help you find the best option for you.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Cooling Comforter

The same factors that shoppers should consider when purchasing any comforter may also play a role in their selection of a cooling comforter. These characteristics can affect the comforter’s performance, durability, and how well it fits into your home and budget.

When shopping for a comforter, specifics are important. Many companies want to make it look like their product is the best option for virtually every sleeper, but that isn’t necessarily the case since different individuals prioritize different aspects of a comforter. We’ll describe the qualities that are likely to matter most.

Quality Materials
Comforter materials range from low quality to extremely high quality. While it isn’t a steadfast rule, comforters made of low-quality materials are sometimes lower in price but less durable, while those that use higher-quality materials typically come at a premium but may better stand up to the rigors of regular use. Over time, high-quality comforters are often a better value due to their performance and longevity. However, lower-quality options can be a convenient and affordable short-term solution.

Size
Most shoppers typically look for a comforter that fits their existing bed. This will likely create the most polished look for your bed, but there are also good reasons to consider a different comforter size. Some couples may prefer to use two separate smaller comforters to avoid the nightly battle for blankets. Others might select a comforter that’s larger than their mattress to ensure both sleepers can stay covered.

Weight
Weight affects the feel and warmth of a comforter. Heavier comforters frequently retain more heat, which may make them a good option for people who tend to get cold during the night. Some sleepers also find the extra weight comforting. Since lighter comforters typically don’t hug as closely to the body as heavier options, they tend to allow more airflow so that heat can dissipate. Fluffing a lightweight comforter may also be easier.

Design
Aesthetic appeal can make your sleep surface even more welcoming. Comforters are often the finishing touch on a bed, and it makes up the bulk of what you see on the surface. While some types of brands come in a wide range of color and print options, others are limited to neutral colors. White is especially common.

Duvet covers can allow you to adjust the look of your comforter without replacing it. If you plan to use a duvet cover, you may want to look for a comforter with corner loops or tabs to reduce shifting.

Price
Comforters, including cooling comforters, come in a wide range of price points. While you can find budget options for less than $20, luxury options can cost over $1,000. Price matters, but it shouldn’t be the sole factor you use to make your purchasing decision. Some higher-priced comforters may be more cool, comfortable, and durable than lower-priced options, so they may be worth the extra expense.

Temperature Regulation
Since warming is often the main purpose of using a comforter, temperature regulation should be one of the primary factors customers consider as they shop. Those who prioritize cooling will want to assess the comforter’s materials, breathability, and moisture-wicking to deduce how cool it is likely to feel. Shoppers looking for warmth will also need to consider temperature regulation in order to find an option that maintains warmth without allowing excessive heat buildup.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Cooling Comforters?

The potential benefits and drawbacks of cooling comforters vary based on their unique construction and materials. While it may not be consistent across all options, the main benefit of a cooling comforter is usually its versatility. Meanwhile, the main drawback may be its lack of warmth.

ProsCons
  • Versatility. Many cooling comforters are designed to be used through all seasons, so you don’t have to worry about packing it up when summer rolls around.
  • Breathability. Cooling comforters tend to be quite breathable, preventing the trapping of excess heat.
  • Moisture-wicking. Even if you’re not prone to feeling hot during the night, you may sweat a little. Cooling comforters often wick away excess moisture to keep you dry and comfortable.
  • May not be warm enough for people who tend to sleep cold. Since cooling comforters are usually intended to be light and breathable, they may not be warm enough for people who live in cold climates or who tend to sleep cool. However, sleepers can couple their cooling comforter with an extra blanket when they need more warmth.
  • May not have the weight some sleepers prefer. Cooling comforters are often lightweight, so they may not be ideal for those who like the feel of a more substantial comforter.

What Types of Cooling Comforters are Available?

While a comforter shell affects its look, feel, and durability, cooling comforters are typically defined by their fill. This is because the fill tends to be most responsible for the comforter’s temperature control. A wide range of fill types is used in cooling comforters. While the type of material makes a difference, quality tends to matter more than the material itself. Despite this, some fill options have a stronger reputation for luxury than others.

Down comforters often top the list for customers looking for luxury. Comforters made from high-quality down are usually some of the most expensive options on the market. However, lower-quality down and/or feather comforters can be much more affordable. Because of its insulating qualities, down tends to trap more heat than some materials. However, some hot sleepers still enjoy a down comforter’s soft, fluffy feel.

Silk is another option associated with luxury. This natural thermoregulator resists excessive heat retention, but it can also help keep you warm when it’s cold out. Silk comforters usually have a light, airy feel.

Wool is well-known for its temperature regulation, making it a natural choice for comforter fill. Not only does wool help sleepers stay warm in winter, but it also wicks away heat and moisture to keep them cooler during warm weather.

Cotton comforters tend to be more affordable and less insulating than many comforters on the market, so they may be a good option for customers looking for a budget-friendly cooling comforter.

Down alternative comforters are quite common. Most use fill made of either polyester or microfiber. These comforters are meant to replicate the soft, fluffy feel of down at a fraction of the price. They vary in price and performance based on the type of down alternative used. Some are crafted for warmth, while others are engineered for breathability.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cooling Comforters

How much do cooling comforters cost?

While you can find cooling comforters for under $20 or over $1,000, most come in between $70 and $200.

How do I clean a cooling comforter?

Care instructions vary between individual comforters. To preserve the quality of the comforter, we recommend following the laundering instructions provided by the manufacturer. Some comforters are machine washable, while others should only be dry cleaned or spot cleaned.

Where can I buy a cooling comforter?

Cooling comforters are available virtually anywhere you might find bedding, including department stores, home goods stores, and manufacturer websites.

How long do cooling comforters last?

A high-quality comforter that is well cared for should last around 15 years. However, the longevity of your cooling comforter may ultimately depend on its quality and how well you care for it.

Which size comforter is right for me?

Most customers select a comforter size that matches their bed size. However, a slightly larger comforter size may come in handy if you sleep with a partner. If you have a high-profile mattress, a larger comforter size could lend to a more polished look. Some individuals may also prefer a smaller comforter size to use as a throw.

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