I'm a sleep editor − here's where to buy the best comforters

For cozy convenience, there’s nothing like a comforter. Here’s where to find the very best

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A high-quality comforter is the bedrock of a good night’s sleep. The best comforters are filled with lots of little air pockets to enhance breathability, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They’re soft to the touch and gentle on your skin. Since they come without a cover, the right comforter has to be seriously stylish, too. 

You can shop for comforters by material. Down comforters are filled with real feathers, while down alternative comforters are stuffed with soft and spongy synthetic fill. There are lightweight layers for the warmer months, as well as heavy-duty comforters for cooler climates. With so many options, it can be difficult to find the comforter that suits your sleep needs.

As a sleep editor, I know where to buy the best duvet inserts and comforters. I’ve spent hours researching the top bedding retailers and taking stock of their selection. I’ve found six stores that sell comforters to suit all sleep styles and seasons. 

Whether you’re shopping for a down alternative or the real thing, these sleep stores have got you covered. 

Best places to buy comforters 2024

1. Saatva

A white comforter on a bed with a gray throw.

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Saatva sells some of the best comforters for sensitive sleepers. Each of their three comforters is stuffed with a synthetic fill known as down alternative. This material is hypoallergenic and prevents the buildup of dust, mold, and mildew in your mattress. Where real down can be a little high-maintenance, these alternative comforters are much easier to maintain. You can put them straight in your washing machine and dryer for easy cleaning.  

2. Brooklinen

A white comforter on a bed with a gray throw.

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Brooklinen offers something for every sleeper. You can choose from down and down alternative comforters and select your favorite warmth and weight level. Hot sleepers will appreciate the Lightweight Comforter, while the Ultra-Warm option is more suitable for colder climates. Instead of individual feathers which can scratch the skin, Brooklinen uses down clusters for a softer feel. Each of their comforters is wrapped in a cotton sateen shell for ultimate comfort. 

3. Plushbeds

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Plushbeds craft their comforters from high-grade organic and natural materials, so they’re kind to your skin and kind to the planet. These comforters are filled with extra-large down clusters, which hold air to make your bedding feel bouncy and light. Hypoallergenic and chemical-free, these comforters are suitable for sensitive sleepers, and their eco-credentials are top-notch, too. Each comforter is covered in organic cotton to wick away moisture and keep you cool.  

4. SlumberCloud

A white comforter on a bed with a gray throw.

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If you know you want a comforter, but you aren’t quite sure which sort will suit your needs, you should take the SlumberCloud Comforter Quiz. All you need to do is answer five quick questions about your sleep habits, and SlumberCloud will pair you with your perfect product. If you prefer to consider your options, you can consult the Comforter Comparison Chart. SlumberCloud have outlined the specifications and special features of all their comforters, so you can make an informed choice.  

5. The Company Store

A warm brown comforter on a bed with white sheets.

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Of all the brands on my list, The Company Store offers by far the widest selection of comforters. There are 12 down comforters to choose from, each of which comes in four levels of warmth. With light, medium, extra-, and ultra-warm options, The Company Store has something for every sleeper. Each of their comforters features corner loops, which means that they can be used alone or as a duvet insert with a coordinating cover. The only downside is that there are no down alternative options. If you’re shopping for a vegan comforter, you’re better off buying elsewhere.  

6. Parachute

A brown comforter on a bed with white sheets.

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Parachute produces some of the best down alternative comforters on the market. Each of their comforters is stuffed with 100% recycled polyester fill and covered with an organic cotton shell. There’s even free carbon-neutral shipping for each sale. Parachute ranks each of their quilts, comforters, and coverlets on a warmth scale to help you find the product that suits your sleep needs. Just bear in mind that there are no real down comforters for sale. 

Comforter FAQs

Do I really need a comforter?

Adding a comforter is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to upgrade your bed. Comforters are often sold in sets, with matching pillows and blankets, so that you can dress your bed for less. The best comforters are stylish, cozy, and low-maintenance. Plus, you’ll never have to wrestle with a duvet cover again. 

Which brand makes the best comforters?

It all depends on what sort of comforter you’re looking for. For an eco-friendly comforter that soothes your skin, try Plushbeds or Parachute. If you’re shopping for a real down comforter, you’re better off buying from Brooklinen or The Company Store. To take your pick of all the options, shop at Saatva or SlumberCloud. 

Is a comforter the same as a duvet?

Not quite. The difference between a comforter and a duvet is that a comforter is a single piece of bedding, whereas a duvet comprises an insert and a cover. While a comforter can be used on its own, a duvet needs a cover to keep clean.  

Can a comforter be washed?

Yes. One of the best things about comforters is how easy they are to clean. Most down and down alternative comforters are machine-washable and dryer-safe. Always check the label for specific care instructions.  

Final thoughts

To get the most out of your comforter, you need to clean it properly. Experts estimate you should wash your comforter once every two months. It’s also important to learn how to dry a comforter to keep it fluffy and light. 

If these companies don’t quite suit your needs, but you still want to upgrade your sleep, try out some of the best bed sheets instead. 

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.