I'm a hot sleeper – this breezy comforter is a perfect fit for keeping cool

Take it from a Texan − the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter is ideal for warm climates and hot sleepers

LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter on a bed.
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Homes & Gardens Verdict

As the warmer nights approach, you'll appreciate the lightweight nature of the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter. It's perfect for hot sleepers and hot climates. Filled to the brim with ethically sourced down, this comforter feels soft and squishy, with plenty of natural loft. Sure, it's a bit pricey, and it doesn't come with pillow shams, but you'll be glad for this breathable comforter all summer long.

Reasons to buy
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    Comes in four weights for custom comfort

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    Filled with ethically sourced down

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    Wide range of colorways

Reasons to avoid
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    On the more expensive side

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    Pillow shams sold separately

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    Less suitable for vegan shoppers

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I live in North Texas, so I'm no stranger to hot nights. And because my house is 104 years old, it's not the best in terms of insulation. Sometimes, I'd rather suffer the heat than pay hundreds upon hundreds of dollars in electricity bills to run the air-conditioning non-stop. You can see why a lightweight comforter is a necessary part of my sleep routine. 

I tested the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter at the end of February and the beginning of March. While it might have been winter elsewhere in the US, North Texas experienced a few days in the high 80s. In fact, my house was 75 degrees for two nights of testing, 65 degrees for a few other nights, and 60 degrees for the rest of the testing period. Suffice to say, it was fairly warm, but I stayed cool and comfortable under this stylish comforter.

As a sleep product tester, I've sampled some of the world's best cooling comforters. For me, the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter is right up there. While I wish it weren't so expensive, and I'd appreciate some pillow shams, I admire the quality of the ethically sourced materials, love the look and feel of the comforter, and am a big fan of how easy it is to clean. 

LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter

I've tested some of the world's best duvet inserts and comforters from all the specialist sleep stores, and I know what I'm looking for: breathable fill; quality craftsmanship; and a reasonable price point. The LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter excels in (almost) all areas.

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This comforter comes in every size, from Twin to California King, and four thicknesses to suit every style of sleeper. For hot sleepers in warm climates, I recommend the Light Warmth weight.

LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter Specifications

LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter on a bed.

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TypeDown
MaterialEthically sourced down and cotton twill
ThicknessLight, Medium, Extra, Ultra
SizesTwin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
MSRP$239-$349

Who will the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter suit?

LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter on a bed.

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  • Hot sleepers: the Light Warmth version of the LaCrosse Premium Down Comforter is designed for rooms that reach 69-74 degrees. It's ideal for hot weather, hot climates, and hot sleepers. It's a great choice for anyone who wants the weight of real down without the heat retention. 
  • Sensitive sleepers: the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter is hypoallergenic, so it's suitable for anyone who suffers from allergies.

The care tags on the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter.

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  • Anyone who's tight on money and time: taking your bedding to the dry cleaners costs a pretty penny, and it's a bit of an inconvenience for you, too, as you lug your comforter from the car to the cleaners. Thankfully, the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter is machine-washable and dryer-safe for quick and convenient cleaning. 
  • Sustainable shoppers: the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter is filled with ethically sourced down, certified by the Responsible Down Standard (RDS). The comforter itself has the OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 stamp of approval, which means it's free from harmful chemicals and toxins.

What is the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter like to sleep with?

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

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During the testing period, the temperature in my house fluctuated from 60 to 75 degrees. Since it was only February, I didn't want to turn on my air conditioning. Instead, I put the fan on high and crawled under the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter.

I was pretty impressed with the lightweight feel of the comforter: it didn't trap heat or make me sweat. I find it hard to sleep without something weighing me down, so I was incredibly thankful that I could sleep under this comforter (with a sheet, too) without overheating. When it was a cool 60 degrees inside, I found that the comforter kept me warm and cozy: a testament to its thermoregulating properties. 

LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter on a bed.

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I particularly like that the comforter covers my 10-inch mattress on all sides and doesn't drag on the floor at the foot of the bed (which is an issue I had with my previous comforter). The LaCrosse Premium Down Warmth Comforter comes in 18 different colors and features a sewn-through box construction, creating cute little squares. I got it in butterscotch and I was very happy that the color came out exactly as the pictures promised. 

I decided to use the comforter as it comes, though you could fit it inside a duvet cover: the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter features corner loops to secure to your duvet. 

Like I said, I live in North Texas: I could use a cooling comforter all year round. If you live in a more temperate climate, you might appreciate something slightly thicker. You could always shop the LaCrosse Premium Down Comforter in Medium, Extra, or Ultra, if you're a cold sleeper.

How does the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter compare to other comforters?

LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter in Porcelain Blue on a bed.

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I found a lot to like about the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter, but I know it's not for everyone. That's why I rounded up a few alternatives to help you compare and contrast. 

The Evercool Cooling Comforter is cheaper and made from a fabric that absorbs and disperses heat. Unfortunately, it only comes in five color options, and I'm not a huge fan of the wavy stitching pattern.  

If you like the look and feel of real down, but you don't have the budget for it, you might appreciate the Silk & Snow Down Alternative Comforter. Filled with billions of ultra-fine microfibers, this comforter is suitable for vegan shoppers, sensitive sleepers, and buyers on a budget, though it only comes in white. 

If you prefer to sleep with natural fibers, and you're keen to stay cool, you should consider a Cozy Earth Comforter. You can choose from a sumptuous silk or bamboo viscose filling: each is naturally breathable, moisture-wicking, and super soft, though the silk is pretty expensive.

Is the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter worth it?

LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter on a bed.

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The LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter retails for around $239, though it's regularly discounted in seasonal sales. I'd say it's worth the price when you consider the temperature regulation and the simple but attractive style. 

The LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter kept cool and comfortable in a stuffy, old house. If you suffer from night sweats or hot flashes, or you tend to run a little warm, I'd highly recommend this comforter. In fact, if it came with a couple of pillow shams, I'd call it perfect.

How we test comforters

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We put a lot of thought into how we test comforters. It's more than a matter of sleeping on the job, We test comforters in all four seasons, through heat waves and cold snaps, to monitor their performance over time and assess their thermoregulating properties. We consider the feel of the fabric alongside the quality of the fill. There are also aesthetic elements to consider. We're looking to see whether the comforter retains loft for a nice, fluffy bedspread and whether it comes in a range of shades to complement every bedroom color palette. 

When it comes to down comforters, such as the LaCrosse Premium Down Light Warmth Comforter, we're looking for a seal of approval from the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) that indicates the down is sustainably farmed and ethically sourced. 

Alex Temblador
Contributing Editor

Alex Temblador is a Mixed Latinx award-winning author and freelance writer based in Dallas, Texas. Her work in the home space has appeared in outlets like Real Homes, Dwell, Architectural Digest, Culture Trip, and Neighborhoods.com, among many others.  She writes on a wide variety of topics for H&G, and has tested everything from vacuum cleaners to fitness equipment and pizza ovens in the name of product research.