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Best Down Comforters of 2024: 8 Cozy Options for Every Kind of Sleeper

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Updated February 5, 2024

Given how much time you spend sleeping, it’s imperative to select a down comforter that you’ll look forward to reaching for every night as you slide under the sheets and put your head on your pillow. While there are a multitude of down comforter options on the market, everyone’s preferences can vary depending on whether they’re a hot or cold sleeper, are in the market for an investment option or something more budget friendly, and beyond. Below are a variety of down comforters that are interior designer tested and recommended, and there’s truly a pick for sleepers of all kinds. 

How to choose a down comforter for you

When selecting a down comforter, asking the right questions can narrow down the seemingly endless options:

Do you share a bed?

If so, there are comforters designed to cater to two people’s unique needs (see our top pick for couples, below). If you sleep solo, consider your preferences—if you run cold or hot while sleeping, you may wish to purchase a warming or cooling down comforter. 

What’s your budget?

Additionally, you will want to take budget into account while keeping in mind that pricing can vary based on mattress size; comforters for twin beds may be significantly less costly than those for king beds. Some down comforters cost hundreds of dollars, while others land within the $200 range and are still highly rated. 

Do you have any allergies?

Lastly, note that if you’re allergic to down, there are some excellent down alternative comforters on the market that provide similar benefits without the risk of irritation. 

Our top down comforters picks

Best value down comforter: The Company Store LaCrosse Down Comforter

When searching for a budget-friendly comforter for beds, interior designer Sarah Storms notes that of course, quality should still be kept top of mind, which is why she appreciates the LaCrosse Down Comforter from the Company Store. “Not only is this product exceptional quality, with sewn-through box construction and backed with the lifetime guarantee from the manufacturer, the down is certified to be ethically and sustainably sourced,” she shares. Select from a variety of fill powers and colors, depending on your personal preferences. Storms also likes that the comforter comes with loops on each corner to help secure it in place when it’s inserted into a duvet cover. 

Specifications: 

  • Fill Power: 500-550
  • Construction: Sewn-through box 
  • Certifications: RDS certified, hypoallergenic 
  • Sizes: Twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, cal king
  • Care: Machine wash cold 
  • Weight: Choose from light, medium, extra, and ultra 
  • Cover material: 295-thread count premium cotton twill 
  • Warranty: Lifetime guarantee 
  • Price on publish: starts at $179

What we like:

  • Affordable 
  • Many different color choices 
  • Loops attach to duvet cover ties 
  • Hypoallergenic 

What we don’t like: 

  • Recommended to launder in commercial washing machine 
Best value down comforter
The Company Store LaCrosse Down Comforter

The Company Store LaCrosse Down Comforter

Best splurge down comforter: Scandia Home Salzburg Medium Weight Down Comforter

At over $1,500 for a King, Scandia Home’s Salzburg Medium Weight Down Comforter doesn’t come cheap, but interior designer Layton Campbell says that it’s certainly worth the investment. When shopping, choose from three types of fill power (light, medium, and ultra). The comforter features a cotton sateen shell and a 12-inch baffle that keeps the down in place. “The other reason I like Scandia is that they responsibly resource all of their down products, which is huge in my book,” Campbell says. 

Specifications:

  • Fill Power: 720 
  • Construction: Baffle-box construction
  • Certifications: RDS certified, hypoallergenic
  • Sizes: Twin, queen, king, luxe king
  • Care: Professional dry clean recommended 
  • Weight: Choose from light, medium, and ultra 
  • Cover material: 400-thread-count cotton sateen
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
  • Price on publish: Starts at $1,050

What we like:

  • High fill 
  • Sateen piping trim 

What we don’t like:

  • Steep price tag  
  • Should be professionally cleaned 
Best splurge down comforter
Scandia Home Salzburg Medium Weight Down Comforter, King

Scandia Home Salzburg Medium Weight Down Comforter, King

Best all-season down comforter: Brooklinen Down Comforter

Featuring a high fill power, this All-Season down comforter is a favorite of interior designer Victoria Holly. She appreciates that this option is also OEKO-TEX® certified and rings up at a mid-range price point, too. 

Specifications: 

  • Fill Power: 700 
  • Construction: Baffle-box construction 
  • Certifications: OEKO-TEX® certified
  • Sizes: Twin/twin XL, full/queen, king/cal king
  • Care: Spot clean recommended, dry clean if needed 
  • Weight: Also available in lightweight and ultra warm
  • Cover material: Cotton sateen 
  • Warranty: Two years
  • Price on publish: $279 

What we like:

  • High-end features at affordable price point 
  • Hypoallergenic 
  • Loops attach to duvet cover ties  
  • Sustainably sourced 

What we don’t like: 

  • Limited care options 
Best all-season down comforter
Brooklinen Down Comforter size Full/Queen

Brooklinen Down Comforter size Full/Queen

Best down-alternative comforter: Cuddledown Damask Stripe Synthetic Fill Comforter

Those who are allergic to down or are simply in search of an alternate material will want to follow interior designer Kelsey Haywood’s lead. She continuously comes back to the Cuddledown Damask Stripe Synthetic Fill Comforter and recommends selecting the Summer weight, which is still suitable for use year round. “It’s great for a layered bed that doesn't need the warmth of down fill,” Haywood says. “Perfect for warm or hot sleepers!” 

Specifications: 

  • Fill Power: N/A 
  • Construction: Box-stitched construction 
  • Certifications: Certified safe to the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100
  • Sizes: Twin, full, queen, king, queen-OS, king-OS 
  • Care: Wash and rinse in commercial dryer
  • Weight: Summer, level 1, level 2
  • Cover Material: Cotton 
  • Warranty: N/A 
  • Price on publish: Starts at $229 

What we like:

  • Hypoallergenic but features lofts and clusters like down 

What we don’t like:

  • Pricier than some down options 
  • Recommended to launder in commercial washing machine 
Best down-alternative comforter
Damask Stripe Synthetic Fill Comforter

Damask Stripe Synthetic Fill Comforter

Best down alternative comforter set: Pippen House Signature Duvet System

Haywood always recommends tucking a comforter into a duvet cover. “Not only does it help create a seamless look through bed linens, but it protects your duvet insert,” she explains. “Washing the cover is far easier than washing the duvet (though you should do both!)” For a super seamless option, try Pippen House’s Signature Duvet System, which includes both an insert and a duvet cover. “It’s a super breathable bamboo and cotton blend that feels super luxurious,” says designer Katie Rosenfeld, who owns this set herself. 

Specifications: 

  • Fill Power: 42 oz down alternative fiber (queen), 50 oz down alternative fiber (king)
  • Construction: Baffle-box construction 
  • Certifications: OEKO-TEX Certified
  • Sizes: Queen, king
  • Care: Machine wash cold 
  • Weight: All-season 
  • Cover material: Cotton sateen 
  • Warranty: 30 day return policy
  • Price on publish: Starts at $450 

What we like:

  • Set includes duvet cover 
  • Machine washable 

What we don’t like: 

  • Only available in queen and king sizes 
  • Only one weight available 
  • Only one color choice available 
Best down alternative comforter set
Pippen House Signature Duvet System

Pippen House Signature Duvet System

Best down comforter with high fill power: Parachute Down Duvet Insert

If you’re in the market for a down comforter that boasts both a high fill power and a middle range price tag, look no further than Parachute’s Down Duvet Insert. Interior designer Taniya Nayak uses this in her own home and calls it a “game changer.” “It’s lightweight but has the right density to help me sleep,” she explains “I love that it has a cooling effect on warmer days and a warming effect on cooler days.” Interior designer Kristen Peña agrees with this observation and appreciates that the fill stays in place without fluffing, too. 

Specifications: 

  • Fill Power: 750 
  • Construction: Baffle-box construction
  • Certifications: RDS certified
  • Sizes: Twin/twin XL, full/queen, king/cal king
  • Care: Dry clean or machine wash cold
  • Weight: Lightweight, all-season 
  • Cover material: Cotton sateen 
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Price on publish: Starts at $299 

What we like:

  • High fill power
  • Loops attach to duvet cover ties 
  • Can be washed at home 

What we don’t like: 

  • Smaller range of customization options 
  • Shorter warranty 
Best down comforter with high fill power
Twin/Twin XL Down Duvet Insert | Parachute

Twin/Twin XL Down Duvet Insert | Parachute

Best down comforter for couples: Cuddledown Dual Warmth Down Comforter

If you share a bed with a partner, you’ll have two sets of comforter preferences to take into account. Interior designer Bethany Adams finds that Cuddledown’s Dual Warmth Down Comforter is an incredibly innovative option for couples, given that sleepers can select a warmth level for their specific side of the bed, with three combinations available. “This is a game changer for spouses who don't exactly run at the same temperature—or those who simply prefer a warmer or cooler sleep environment,” Adams says.

Specifications: 

  • Fill Power: 600
  • Construction: Box-stitched construction 
  • Certifications: OEKO-TEX® certified, RDS certified
  • Sizes: Queen, king
  • Care: Spot clean small stains with mild detergent, wash in commercial washer and dryer
  • Weight: Summer level 1, summer level 2, level 1, and level 2 
  • Cover material: Cotton 
  • Warranty: Unconditional guarantee 
  • Price on publish: Starts at $389 

What we like:

  • Ideal for couples with different preferences 
  • Comforter is seamlessly attached on both sides despite being able to cater to different temperatures 

What we don’t like: 

  • Recommended to launder in commercial washing machine 
  • Only available in queen and king sizes 
  • Only one color choice available 
Best down comforter for couples
600 Fill Power Dual Warmth Down Comforter

600 Fill Power Dual Warmth Down Comforter

Best budget down comforter: HOMBYS Feather and Down Comforter

Ringing up at under $200, this Amazon comforter is an excellent choice for those on a budget, says designer Caroline Kopp. The comforter is also nice and sizable, making it a great pick for a couple. “Unlike a regular king duvet, this one hangs over each side of your bed for a full 24 inches,” Kopp says. “This means it’s actually shareable, with no cold shoulders or tug of war needed.” She does note that due to the oversized measurements, buyers will need to order a custom duvet cover to accompany the insert. “If you don't want to go this route, just use a sheet on both sides and tuck everything together hotel style,” Kopp adds. 

Specifications: 

  • Fill Power: Not listed
  • Construction: Not listed
  • Certifications: OEKO-TEX® certified
  • Sizes: Super king plus, super king, palatial king, alaska king 
  • Care: Spot clean small stains with mild detergent, wash in commercial washer and dryer
  • Weight: All-season 
  • Cover material: Cotton 
  • Warranty: Not listed
  • Price on publish: Starts at $135.99

What we like:

  • Ideal for couples to share 
  • Under $200 price point 

What we don’t like: 

  • Custom duvet cover required due to size 
Best budget down comforter
HOMBYS Feather and Down Comforter, Oversized King Comforter 120 x 128, White Extra Large Duvet Insert for All Season, 100% Cotton Cover Down Proof with Corner Tabs

HOMBYS Feather and Down Comforter, Oversized King Comforter 120 x 128, White Extra Large Duvet Insert for All Season, 100% Cotton Cover Down Proof with Corner Tabs

How we tested and selected the best down comforters

We spoke with interior designers regarding their favorite down comforter choices. These individuals each shared their honest personal feedback regarding options that they have used in their own homes or in client projects. 

How do you wash a down comforter? 

The instructions for how to wash a down comforter vary by type. Some down comforters require professional dry cleaning or must be placed in a commercial machine, while others can be spot cleaned or placed in a washing machine at home. 

How to dry a down comforter

Again, drying instructions vary depending on whether a down comforter can be washed at home or needs to be cleaned by a professional. 

Down comforters vs. duvets

A comforter fits inside a duvet cover. Some people opt to display these comforter inserts on their own, but designers recommend adding a duvet cover both for aesthetic and functional purposes. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What brand of down comforters do hotels use?

Many hotels use hypoallergenic down comforters to cater to all kinds of guests. Some hotel chains, including Marriott and Four Seasons, offer their own branded down alternative comforters. 

What kind of down comforter is the fluffiest?

The higher the fill power (the amount of space in cubic inches that down occupies), the fluffier your down comforter. 

What is the best down comforter, goose or duck?

Goose down is seen as superior to duck down in terms of warmth, fill power, and luxuriousness. 

How much should I spend on a down comforter?

Down comforters range in price significantly, with some coming in under $200 and others exceeding $1,000. The amount you should spend depends on your budget and personal needs. Note that many down comforters do come with lifetime warranties, which may make you feel more secure in your investment.

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