Best cooling comforter 2024: tried and tested duvets for sweat-free sleep

The best cooling comforter could save your sleep this summer – these are my favorite finds, tested by hot sleepers, for hot sleepers

One of the best cooling comforters, the Buffy Cloud Comforter, on a bed against a white wall.
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One of the best cooling comforters, the Brooklinen Down Comforter, on a bed.

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1. The list in brief
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Best overall: LaCrosse Premium Down Light
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Best down: Brooklinen Down Comforter
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Best down alternative: Buffy Plushy Comforter
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Best all-season: Scooms Hungarian Goose Down
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Best for night sweats: Woolroom Organic Light
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Best eco: Company Conscious Down Comforter
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How we test
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Meet the team
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FAQs

Over the weekend, I made my annual switch from my winter duvet to the best cooling comforter. As a hot sleeper who still appreciates a lightweight layer, I don't know what I'd do without my summer duvet.

If you suffer from night sweats or hot flashes, or you simply tend to run a little warm, then you might get a lot of use out of a cooling comforter. There are down alternative options to suit vegan shoppers and sensitive sleepers, as well as cooling down duvets with plenty of natural loft. With so many cooling comforters on the market, it's easy to feel overwhelmed.

That's where I come in. As H&G's resident sleep writer, I lead a team of expert testers. Together, we've sampled some of the world's best duvet inserts. I've combed through our back catalog of reviews and buying guides to bring you our best cooling comforters, tested by hot sleepers, for hot sleepers.

Best cooling comforters 2024

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As a sleep writer and a shopping editor, I know all the best places to buy comforters. I've rounded up my favorite finds from Brooklinen, Woolroom, The Company Store, and more. Good news: a lot of the best cooling comforters are listed for less in the Memorial Day bedding sales.

The Quick List

If you already have a specific cooling comforter in mind, you can skip straight to that section using the jump menu. If you'd rather take stock of your options, you can browse the best cooling comforters below.

The best cooling comforter overall

LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter on a bed.

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1. LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter

The best cooling comforter for hot sleepers and summer nights

Specifications

Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King/California King
Weights: Light, Medium, Extra, Ultra
Fill: RDS certified down
Colors: 16

Reasons to buy

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Four warmth weights
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Wide color range
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Lots of loft

Reasons to avoid

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Less suitable for vegan shoppers
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On the more expensive side

The LaCrosse Premium Down Comforter comes in four warmth weights to suit every style of sleeper and sort of climate. Our expert tester, Alex, tried the Light Warmth Comforter and found it suited her needs as a hot sleeper in the middle of Texas.

Although Alex struggles to sleep in the heat, she still needs a layer to apply some gentle pressure. She found that the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter weighed just enough to keep her comfortable without trapping any excess heat.

A lot of the cooling comforters on this list only come in classic white. Luckily, The Company Store stocks the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter in all sorts of shades, from thyme green to smoke blue, to complement every color palette.

I like pretty much everything about the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter. Sure, it's on the more expensive side, but that's the price you pay for premium down, ethically sourced. It's worth flagging, though, that even the best down comforter is unsuitable for vegan shoppers: you'd be better off with a down alternative duvet insert, such as the Buffy Cloud Comforter.

You can find more detail in our LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter.

LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter | Was $309.00, now $185.40 at The Company Store

LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter | Was $309.00, now $185.40 at The Company Store

You could save more than $120 on the world's best cooling comforter when you use the code MDW24.

The best down cooling comforter

Down Comforter on a bed.

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2. Brooklinen Down Comforter

The best down cooling comforter for luxurious loft

Specifications

Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/California King
Weights: Lightweight, All-Season, Ultra-Warm
Fill: RDS certified down
Colors: 1 (white)

Reasons to buy

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Three warmth weights
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Light and fluffy
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Filled with RDS certified down

Reasons to avoid

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On the more expensive side
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Less suitable for vegan shoppers

If you're looking for a cooling comforter to form the base of a beautiful bedspread, then you've come to the right place.

I started sleeping with the Brooklinen Down Comforter as the weather turned from winter to spring. Considering the time of year, the comforter kept me a little too cool, but it's really coming into its own now that it's summer.

The Brooklinen Down Comforter comes in three weights: Lightweight; All-Season; and Ultra-warm. I tested the All-Season weight, which I'd recommend for year-round use, apart from the depths of winter. It's fluffy and light, applying just enough pressure to help me get to sleep at night.

A lot of down comforters are filled with individual feathers, which can poke through the comforter case to scratch your skin. By contrast, the Brooklinen Down Comforter is filled with down clusters (just the fluffy, feathery bits at the end of each filament) for cooling comfort.

You can find more detail in our Brooklinen Down Comforter review.

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Brooklinen Down Comforter | Was $299.00, now $239.20 at Brooklinen

Save 20% on my favorite fluffy comforter in the Brooklinen Memorial Day sales.

The best down alternative cooling comforter

Cloud Comforter against a beige background.

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3. Buffy Cloud Comforter

The best cooling down alternative comforter for vegan shoppers

Specifications

Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/California King
Weights: N/A
Fill: Recycled plastic
Colors: 1 (white)

Reasons to buy

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Incorporates recycled materials
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Suitable for vegan shoppers
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Lots of loft

Reasons to avoid

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Short trial period

The Buffy Cloud Comforter sat at the top of my testing wish list for months before I had the chance to call it in. I got it just in time for summer, and I'm loving the cooling comfort it brings.

This is a down alternative duvet insert, filled with recycled plastic, which is shredded and spun into super-soft fiberfill. Buffy claims that each individual strand is thinner and lighter than an eyelash. That's what gives the Buffy Cloud Comforter its signature puff, so rare for a down alternative duvet.

Most of the cooling comforters I've tested come encased in cotton, but the Buffy Cloud Comforter is wrapped in eucalyptus lyocell. It feels cool to the touch and soft against my skin.

I like almost everything about the Buffy Cloud Comforter, aside from the length of the sleep trial. You get just 7 days to test the fit and feel before you commit to your purchase. I'm a professional product tester, and I still don't think that's enough time to make your mind up.

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Buffy Cloud Comforter | Was $195.00, now $156.00 at Buffy

You could save almost $40 on this down alternative comforter that looks and feels like the real thing.

The best all-season cooling comforter

Scooms Hungarian Goose Down Duvet on a bed.

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4. Scooms Hungarian Goose Down Duvet

The best all-season comforter for year-round use

Specifications

Sizes: Single, Double, King, Super King
Weights: Custom
Fill: RDS certified down
Colors: 1

Reasons to buy

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Adjustable
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Lots of loft

Reasons to avoid

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Slightly confusing sizes
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Less suitable for vegan shoppers

Unless you're a seriously hot sleeper, or your AC is broken, you probably won't want to sleep with a cooling comforter all year round. You might get more use out of an adjustable comforter, like this one from Scooms.

The Scooms Hungarian Goose Down Duvet comes in three weights: a lightweight layer (2.5 tog), a summer duvet (4.5 tog), and a winter weather weight (9 tog). You get to pick and choose between the togs to create a bespoke bedspread that meets your sleep needs.

Each layer is attached with duvet fasteners (a simple series of poppers) As the weather warms up, I like to pull apart the layers to sleep under a lighter duvet. Just make sure you find somewhere to store the other half of your comforter and button the pieces back together for fall.

I love everything about this cooling comforter, but I'm not a huge fan of the site: the European sizes get a little confusing. If you struggle to tell the difference between US vs UK bed sizes, check out our expert explainer.

Scooms Hungarian Goose Down Duvet | Starts from $305 at Scooms

Scooms Hungarian Goose Down Duvet | Starts from $305 at Scooms

Sure, this luxury insert is on the more expensive side, but that's the price you pay for premium down.

The best cooling comforter for night sweats

Woolroom Organic Washable Wool Comforter against a grey background.

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5. Woolroom Organic Washable Wool Comforter

The best cooling comforter for sleepers who suffer from night sweats

Specifications

Sizes: Twin, Queen/Full, King
Weights: Light, Medium, Warm
Fill: Organic wool
Colors: 1 (cream)

Reasons to buy

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Organic
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Thermoregulating
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Moisture-wicking

Reasons to avoid

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Missing a few sizes

The Woolroom Organic Washable Wool Comforter could be a game-changer for hot sleepers who suffer from night sweats. I first tried it on the Woolroom Sleep Retreat and liked it so much that I ordered one for long-term testing at home.

Wool is a miracle worker for moisture-wicking. I put it down to those porous natural fibers, which can hold up to a third of their weight in water. That moisture should evaporate first thing in the morning, as soon as you get out of bed. Wool is one of the best materials to keep your bed and body feeling fresh.

Thermoregulating, hypoallergenic, and totally free from synthetic materials and fibers, the Woolroom Organic Washable Wool Comforter is a great option for eco-conscious shoppers and sensitive sleepers. Unlike almost any other wool product on the market, this comforter is machine-washable for quick, convenient cleaning.

One practical point: the Woolroom Organic Washable Wool Comforter only comes in sizes Twin, Full, Queen, and King. If you're shopping for a Twin XL or California King, you'll need to look elsewhere.

Woolroom Organic Washable Wool Comforter | Was $400.00, now $260.00 at Woolroom

Woolroom Organic Washable Wool Comforter | Was $400.00, now $260.00 at Woolroom

I'd happily pay full price if I knew I'd get this elevated eco comforter at the end of it.

The best eco cooling comforter

Company Conscious Duvet against a white background.

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6. Company Conscious Down Comforter

The best eco cooling comforter for sustainable shoppers

Specifications

Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full, Queen, King/California King
Weights: 1 (Medium)
Fill: RDS certified down
Colors: 1 (White)

Reasons to buy

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Incorporates recycled materials
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Stylishly oversized
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Filled with RDS certified down

Reasons to avoid

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On the more expensive side

If you love the look and feel of real down, but you're keen to shop more sustainably, I suggest the Company Conscious Down Comforter. It's breathable, buttery-soft, and filled with the finest RDS-certified down to ensure ethical practice from farm to factory.

The Company Conscious Down Comforter is filled with a blend of virgin and recycled duck down to maximize loft and minimize waste. The cooling cover is made from a mixture of cotton and TENCEL lyocell, woven into silky-smooth sateen.

The Company Conscious Down Comforter boasts a 4.9 average star rating on The Company Store site. Happy customers praise the look and feel of the comforter, which is slightly oversized for a dramatic drape on either side of the bed.

I couldn't review the Company Conscious Down Comforter without mentioning the price. You'd have to fork out $389 to get a Queen at full price. I'd argue it's worth the money, but if you're unsure, you can bag it for 70% of its RRP in the Memorial Day bedding sales.

Company Conscious Down Comforter | Was $299.00, now $209.30 at The Company Store

Company Conscious Down Comforter | Was $299.00, now $209.30 at The Company Store

Use the code MDW24 to access all the deepest discounts at The Company Store.

How we test comforters

LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter in a bag on a bed.

(Image credit: Future / Alex Tembaldor)

We put a lot of thought into how we test comforters. Our sleep experts sample comforters for several weeks, if not months, to monitor their performance over time.

We assess each comforter against the same criteria: comfort; breathability; sustainability; and ease of care. Obviously, in the case of cooling comforters, we pay especial attention to breathability.

Where possible, we cross-check our findings with verified customer reviews to show a range of experience with the same comforter. Finally, we bring it all back to the price to help you determine value for money.

Meet the team

A headshot of eCommerce Editor Emilia Hitching
Emilia Hitching

Emilia is our resident sleep writer at H&G. She spends her days tracking prices on the hottest products and spends her nights testing out the best bedding. She reviewed the Brooklinen Down Comforter and the Buffy Cloud Comforter for the purpose of this review.

Headshot of Alex Frost.
Alex Temblador

Alex is one of our regular freelancers. Her work also appears in outlets such as Architectural Digest, Dwell, and Real Homes. She reviewed the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter for inclusion in this buying guide.

Cooling comforter FAQs

How should I choose a cooling comforter?

When you're shopping for a cooling comforter, there are three key considerations to keep in mind.

Cooling features
Many of the best cooling comforters incorporate thermoregulating technology to absorb and release heat at strategic intervals overnight.

Breathable fabrics
This is a non-negotiable. Since natural fibers are more breathable than stuffy synthetics, I suggest you shop for comforters encased in cotton, bamboo, wool, or other moisture-wicking materials.

Lightweight feel
While down duvet inserts have the most luxurious loft, all that air can trap heat. If you're set on a down comforter, make sure to select the lightweight option.

Do cooling comforters really work?

The best ones do. Quality cooling comforters are stuffed with thermoregulating fills and wrapped in breathable fabrics to dissipate heat and wick moisture.

Final thoughts

Once you've invested in one of the best cooling comforters, it's important to take good care of it. It's worth learning how to wash a comforter and how to dry a comforter at home to elongate the life of your bedding.

Seriously hot sleepers could layer a set of the best cooling sheets beneath their comforter or place the best cooling mattress protector between their bed and their body. If you've tried everything, and you're still struggling to sleep in the heat, you should invest in the best cooling mattress.

Emilia Hitching
Sleep Editor

Emilia is our resident sleep writer. She spends her days tracking down the lowest prices on the best bedding and spends her nights testing it out from the comfort of her own home – it's a dream job. Her quest to learn how to sleep better has taken her all around the world, from mattress factories in Arizona to sleep retreats in Scandinavia. Before she joined Homes & Gardens, Emilia studied English at the University of Oxford. She also worked on the other side of the aisle, writing press releases for regional newspapers and crafting copy for Sky.