Winter evokes beautiful memories of eggnog, hot cocoa and marshmallows. While winter is beautiful in its own right, that same beauty can quickly become unbearable when you don’t have cozy beddings to keep you warm at night. One of the worst things that can happen during winter is to brace the negative degrees unprotected.
Therefore, the best quality down comforters for winter are a good investment to help you and your family weather cold wintry nights.
The beauty of a well a constructed comforter for winter is that it offers you excellent service well beyond the cold months.
In this post we highlight comforters with different fill material to suit your bedroom décor needs as well as warm sleeping comfort through the winter season.
Review of Best Down Comforters for Winter
Best Goose Down Comforters for Winter
Goose down comforters are among the best bedding options for a cozy night’s sleep through cold winters.
If you want a comforter to keep you warm and snuggly on chilly nights, a goose down comforter is made particularly for that much need extra warmth.
It ensures that your slumber is warm and comfortable. A variety of people sleep differently in that, some prefer that extra warmth while some appreciate a decent amount of breathable space for the skin.
Heat, warmth and breathable bedding material is the key to comfortable winter bedding.
Goose down comforters are well designed in a manner that ensures your sleeping experience is fluffy and cloud like while at the same time you are insulated enough not to overheat nor feel cold. Heat and cold affect sleep. Too much heat causes you to toss and turn in discomfort under the covers while too much cold will not allow you a wink of sleep.
According to the National sleep foundation, the thermostat in your room makes or breaks your slumber. That’s because for most of us, the temperature has to be just right for an ideal night’s sleep.
The recommended bedroom temperature should be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit for blissful sleep. So learning to cool or heat your bedroom accordingly to achieve the mentioned temperatures for sleep is the first step towards a good night’s sleep.
What comes next to sustain good sleep through the night is the bedding that you use. Goose down does a lovely job of working with the recommended bedroom temperature to help with sleep by keeping your body warm. This is by allowing passage of just the right amount of air circulation to keep your body comfortable when asleep.
Such balance cannot be overstated and sets a complementary tone to the correct bedroom temperature and sustainably so for the duration of the night.
But the breathable insulating ability of goose down comes as no surprise. That is because it is from the bosom of mother nature herself.
Goose down is obtained from the underbellies of adult geese or duck under bellies.
Goose down is all natural, soft and has no quills. That’s what naturally keeps the duck or goose warm and cozy even in cold temperatures but these birds remains equally comfortable in the summer heat because of the breathable nature of down which allows just the right circulation of air to keep the duck cool. In a sense, this same concept explains the unrivalled comfort that a goose down duvet brings to your bed.
Don’t let this winter find you without such comfort. Here are 3 luxurious goose down duvets followed by alternative down options that make your winter nights and absolute joy.
1. Egyptian Bedding Luxurious Siberian Goose Down Comforter
The Egyptian Bedding Luxurious Siberian Goose Down Comforter is exactly what you want gracing your bed. When the winter winds are howling and the gloom of the night is riddled with snowfall, you will be smiling in your dreams deep in sleep and snuggled in gorgeous warmth.
Most winter beddings often to achieve a light weight and measured warmth. Instead, they tend to be heavy and excruciatingly warm which at a point may cause discomfort because they are not as breathable as a quality comforter would be.
That’s where the Siberian Goose Down Comforter takes the cake in terms of breathability. The unit is breathable, lightweight and very well constructed.
The shell or casing of this bedding unit is made from 100% Egyptian cotton cover.
Apart from being breathable, Egyptian cotton is silky smooth and has a gentle feel should it come in contact with our skin.
Further still, this Egyptian cotton casing is high quality with a 1200 thread count.
What’s thread count in a comforter and is it a big deal? Well, thread count can simply be defined as the number of threads per square inch of fabric. What it boils down to, is the higher the thread count on a comforter, the more tightly woven the shell fabric is. That then translates to a cozier, softer and finer comforter.
Some comforters use the term luxury very loosely even when they do not qualify as luxury.
However, it is also understandable that luxury is a very relative term open to varied interpretations based on your sense of style and eye for detail.
So to help credit this unit as luxurious, let’s consider the fabric used. A fabric such as muslin will generally have a low thread count that’s between 100-180 while high quality cotton has a thread count of 250 and above.
By industry standards, a fabric with a thread count of over 400 is considered luxury.
This unit is made of Egyptian cotton with a thread count of 1200, that’s the very epitome of uber luxury.
Egyptian cotton is also leak-proof and breathable for added comfort.
What’s more, the fill power of the goose down used on this comforter is 750+ with a fill weight of 70 oz. It’s worth noting that the goose down in this unit has superior fill weight that has been harvested from adult goose. The down feathers from younger ducks and geese have a lesser fill weight.
Over and above a luxurious casing quality Egyptian cotton and superior goose down fill, the unit also sports a premium baffle box design for higher loft, maximum warmth and gorgeous inviting look. But the baffle box design is not merely for aesthetics, it comes with double stitching which ensures that the fill in the comforter remains in place at all times.
That means this unit does not experience any clumping but maintains even distribution of fill for enhanced comfort.
This premium construction prevents down shifting and eliminates cold spots. One of the marvels of the Siberian Down comforter is that it can be used all year round. When winter hits, these warm bedding’s warmth can be enhanced by adding a duvet to it for further insulation.
That’s easy to do because the unit comes equipped with loops around the corners that securely anchor a duvet cover and discourages it from shifting.
Additionally, this bedding unit is rated as hypoallergenic and will have you sleeping like a baby with zero chance of allergy caused sniffles, tearing or sneezes.
- The dimension of this comforter is king with 106” L x 90” W. Also available in twin and queen.
- Shell casing material is 100% Egyptian cotton
- Fill material is 100% high quality goose down
- Goose down fill power of 750+ and a fill weight of 70 oz
- Construction is double stitched baffle box that prevent clamping and shifting of down to ensure zero cold spots.
- Hypoallergenic rated for zero allergies even to those with sensitive nasal and skin.
- Extremely soft and silky with a high thread count of 1200 per square inch of Egyptian cotton.
- The unit can be used all year round including cold winters
Egyptian cotton is derived from the long staple Giza Cotton grown in the fertile Nile River Valley since the time of the Pharaohs. Sleep like a royal in absolute luxury with the Siberian Down Comforter.
Customers who bought this unit mentioned that the quality and performance was five star as the comforter delivers hotel like comfort. Most users liked the fact that the unit can be used all year round. During harsh winters, the loops on the corners of the comforter add to the versatility of this bedding as it easily enables the adding of a duvet to the unit for more insulation and added warmth. Overall, users agree that this comforter that is both luxurious and comes with great utility, giving plenty of value for the money.
2. Globon Winter White Goose Down Comforter
The Globon Winter White Goose Down Comforter fits the bill for users who are keen on having a lightweight comforter that comes with all the perks of a high quality bedding for winter use.
This unit is made with a high quality shell fabric that is smooth and soft. If you like a bed cover with a silky feel and look, then you are likely to love the 100% Cotton Sateen with a 400 thread count and baffle box design.
The shell is stuffed with 100% goose down of excellent quality with 700 fill power and weight of 60 oz. If you like the design, feel and look of this unit but prefer it in a lighter version, You will be glad to know that you can get this same unit in a lighter version of 35 oz fill weight.
Allergies can be very unforgiving and impartial in robbing a wide demographic of customers of their much needed sleep. But there is zero chance that this comforter will be a source for sleepless nights as a result of bedding triggered allergies.
For those who are ultra-sensitive to allergies, this unit is 100% hypoallergenic with no odor. That’s because the goose down used for the stuffing has been Texcote nano-treated making it moisture repellant and fast drying.
A comforter whose fill is moisture repellent means a higher resistance to dust mites which can be allergen triggers. The down is also subjected to a 120 °C high temperature with high pressure sterilization to remove dirt as well as odor. Presence of moisture often breeds mold and is a common allergen trigger in bedding. The Texcote-nano treatment of fill for this unit alleviates allergy triggers associated with comforters. This means that you can sleep better in a comfortable, snuggly breathable comforter.
This brand also assures animal lovers and animal rights protection enthusiasts that the down used in their products are sourced from the food industry and does not involve living-plucking or caged-rearing. On chilly nights such as in the winter season, the corner tabs on this unit allow you an option to add a duvet for even more insulation when needed.
- The dimension of this comforter is king with 106” L x 90” W. Also available in Queen size
- Shell casing material is 100% Sateen cotton
- Fill material is 100% high quality goose down
- Goose down fill power of 700 and a fill weight of 60 oz
- Construction is double stitched baffle box that prevents shifting of the down filling for optimal loftiness and warmth.
- Hypoallergenic rated with Texcote nano-treated fill for zero allergies even allergy sufferers.
- Extremely soft and silky with a high thread count of 400 per square inch of Sateen cotton.
This unit offers amazing silky and fluffy comfort. The baffle box design serves to ensure that loft is maximized for an inviting fluffy look on you bed. To maintain the beautiful sateen gloss and look of the casing, it is important to follow through on the manufacturer’s recommended wash instructions as outlined in the instructions that come with the comforter.
Users shared that this was a good buy with great value for money. The look is very pleasing and made the bed look all fluffy and very cozy. Several reviewers agree that this comforter has an ideal weight for braving the winter cold. Further, one can anchor a duvet using the corner loops for added insulation and great warmth that triumphs over the bone chilling wintry nights.
3. Snowman Luxurious Goose Down Comforter
Just by looking at the Snowman Luxurious Goose Down Comforter, you get the feeling that this is indeed a bedding that will not only look great in your bedroom, but also offer cozy nights all year round.
The large baffle box design gets your attention the very minute you lay your eyes on this unit. But beyond the aesthetic presentation, the baffle boxes allow this bedding comforter to have maximum loft. This means that entire fluffy and cloudlike look and feel that you experience when you have a visual of this unit and the comfort that you enjoy when sleeping under this unit is largely made possible by this immaculate design.
It’s worth pointing out that clumping and movement of fill in any comforter results in insulation inconsistencies leading to cold spots and an unpleasant sleep due to cold air seeping through those spaces. The baffle boxes in this comforter are well stitched and the hems of the unit are closely hemmed to ensure that all fill is uniformly spread and held in place for maximum warmth, loft and breathability.
The shell in the Snowman Luxurious comforter is 100% cotton.
While there are other material options that are often used for comforter casing, cotton is arguably the best because of its many qualities such as breathability, durability and gentle caress on your skin that does not cause allergies.
The combination of luxurious cotton casing and 100% goose down fill can only translate to sheer comfort all year round.
While there is no debating the comfort that comes with goose down comforters, the brands ability to properly process the material is important. This Snowman bedding is made from goose down that has under gone highly specialized treatment that ensures zero odors and achieves a hypoallergenic rating. The brand ensures that the down-feathers grow through an elaborate washing, sterilization and disinfection process that kills germs, bacteria allergen causing agents like dust mites and mold before use.
The comforter comes factory packed and compressed in a brand new cover. Because of long storage time in a compressed state, the unit may fail to fill immediately once opened from its cover. This should not alarm you. The manufacture recommends that you air the unit out in the sun for 4-6 hours and shake occasionally in that duration to allow it to fluff up. The other alternative is to unpack the comforter and toss in your drier with a tennis ball and low heat for an hour or so. That will help the unit air and loft.
- The dimension of this comforter is twin with 88” L x 68” W. The unit also comes in queen/king/ and a few colors
- Shell casing material is 100% cotton
- Fill material is 100% high quality goose down
- Goose down fill power with a decent fill or luxurious fluffiness
- Construction is double stitched baffle box that prevents clamping and optimal warmth throughout.
- Hypoallergenic rated with cleanse and sterilized fill for zero allergies
- Extremely soft and silky with a high thread count of 100% cotton.
- The unit can be used all year round
This is an excellent comforter to dress your bedroom with. Although it is classified as heavy duty, The unit’s construction design and material used, make it very breathable and therefore useable all year round
Customers who bought this unit mentioned that the duvet was of great quality with well stitched baffle boxes and hems that hold the fill in in place. Users also mentioned that this unit comes with 8 duvet loops that are perfect for inserting a duvet and holding in it in place during very cold nights. Customers said that this unit is great for all year round use and the best companion for harsh winter nights.
Best Alternative Down Comforters for Winter
When speaking of comforters, it can be easy to get lost in the linen lingo. Most people cannot make out the difference between one comforter type from another. One way to classify comforters is through the fill material that has been used.
For instance the comforters reviewed above are classified as goose down comforters because the fill used is goose down feathers which is a naturally occurring material.
In this segment, we shall explore comforters that use alternative fill materials that deliver on great comfort, warmth, loft and fluffiness. Goose down although luxurious, does attract a steep price that matches the quality.
This is not to say that alternative downs are inferior, they just belong to a different category and their cost tends to be more palatable to most when compared to goose down comforters.
Primarily because the fill material can be manufactured as opposed to being grown or harvested from animals.
Not everyone wants or needs a goose down comforter. These can be because of a host of reasons. Chief among those reasons are cost and chronic allergy sensitivities to feathers.
While down alternative options are no match for goose down comforters when it comes to warmth, there are still some great options for warmth available depending on the quality.
Let’s check out two high quality alternative down options that would look amazing in your bedroom while providing you with excellent utility all year including the winter months;
4. LinenSpa All-Season Down Alternative Quilted Comforter
The LinenSpa All-Season Down Alternative Quilted Comforter is a beautiful and a practical addition to any room.
This alternative comforter comes several colors and bed sizes including oversized king with dimensions of 116″L x 98″ W and designed with large baffle box patterns which in addition to being practical, also look fantastic on a bed.
The 100% polyester shell has numerous benefits such as being very breathable, light, durable, easy to wash and fast drying.
Not only that, but this casing sports two sides with different colors that can be used interchangeably in your room to set mood or bring about a fresh change that breaks monotony.
The casing is filled with micro-fiber polyfill which is incredibly light and breathable.
These features ensure comfort on cool and cold nights as well as in the summer night warmth. The fill is distributed evenly across the unit and baffle boxed to make sure that the comforter stays in place preventing any cold spots or clamps from forming even after a machine wash.
The unit’s fill is 300 GSM which is a more than decent fill weight with a good loft.
That aspect coupled with a baffles box design works in tandem to deliver an excellent job of a fluffy look that provides an inviting and aesthetic appeal to your bed and bedroom in general.
When machine washing this unit, the manufacturer recommends to do so on a gentle cycle with cold water, and dry on low heat or air dry for the best results. Maintenance is extremely easy and worry free.
You can expect this bedding to serve you all year round for many years to come.
Some down comforters can present an unpleasant odor especially if the manufacturer’s sanitizing and sterilization processes are not thorough.
A poly-fill option such as this one tends to have no unpleasant odors. Some comforters from unscrupulous brands often try to pass their comforters as 100% goose down while in actual fact it has a huge percentage of feathers. As a result, an unsuspecting customer ends buying a bedding unit that’s prickly from feather quills and not as fluffy.
Poly fill is soft, odor free with zero chances of being pricked by quills while asleep.
- The dimension of this comforter is oversized king with 116” L x 98” W. Also available in queen/ oversized queen/ twin/ twin full/ king/ California queen.
- Shell casing material is 100% Polyester
- Fill material is 100% micro-polyfill
- The fill power on this comforter is 300 Grams per Square Meter
- Closely stitched baffle box ensures even distribution of down for zero cold spots
- Polyfill is treated for zero allergies and odors to ensure sound sleep
- Polyester is Soft with a high thread count for comfort and longevity
- The unit can be used all year round
If you like your comforter light, this is a good all-year-round option that is highly breathable but very efficient and comfortable both in summer and winter.
Customers who got this unit pointed out that the overall quality of this comforter is superb. While the unit is light and very breathable for summer use, users appreciated the 8 sewn corner tabs and side loops that so easily facilitate the addition of a duvet for extra insulation and warmth on cold winter nights. The hustle free care is plus as the unit is a capable of drying very fast after a machine wash.
5. Utopia Bedding Comforter Duvet Insert
If there ever was a sleep Utopia, the Utopia Bedding Comforter Duvet Insert will certainly help you get there every time you go sleep.
That’s because the comforter is well constructed with close stitched baffle boxes and piped edges that ensure comfort and longevity.
It exudes a welcoming fluffy look with a neat design. The fluffy comfort is made possible by the help of quality siliconized fiberfill and the baffle box stitching is responsible for ensuring even distribution of the fill.
That ultimately means that the fill is constantly in place and as a result, the comforter is able to maintain even temperatures with no cold seeping through. With a 350 grams per square meter of siliconized fiberfill, this comforter is fairly light weight with a decent loft.
Breathability is the key to having a comfortable bedding that can be used all year round.
This bedding score highly in that respect by being light and breathable enough to be used in summer with great comfort. But also during the winter, the unit remains useable as it can take on a duvet with the help of 4 corner tabs that aid in holding the duvet in place for additional warmth needed during a very cold night in winter.
In case you are worried on how to care for this duvet, don’t be because this unit is very easy to maintain. It can be machine washed with a regular mild detergent. Just ensure the washing machine is set on the gentle or delicate setting with two rinse cycles and remember to use cold water.
- The dimension of this comforter is queen with 88” L x 88” W. Also available in twin and queen.
- Shell casing material is soft and smooth for cool comfort against your skin
- Fill material is siliconized fiber
- The fill power is 350 Grams per square Meter
- Construction is double stitched baffle box that prevent clamping and ensures zero cold spots.
- For those allergic to feathers, alternative siliconized fiberfill is a viable option
- Soft and silky casing has a high thread count for great comfort
- Perfect for all year round use
This unit comes in different colors to match a wide array of color schemes. The comforter can also neatly fit into a duvet cover for a change of color and even better protection and as a result it offers you an extended lifespan.
Some users who stumbled on this unit and bought it, expressed their initial hesitation to purchase as they did not know much about the siliconized fiberfill. They later shared that they were glad they made the purchase because the unit is very lightweight for great use during the summer. They also mentioned that the unit still came in handy during winter as it has corner tabs that make the addition of a duvet for added insulation very easy and practical on those very cold winter nights.
6. LilySilk All Season White Silk Comforter
When choosing a bedding option, other than the comfort level of the unit, your susceptibility to allergies must be taken into consideration in case you have any. This is because vied people with allergies tend to react different fill material.
A person allergic to goose down may fair better with a silk fill.
The LilySilk All Season White Silk Comforter is constructed with a high quality cotton casing. One quality that cotton is known for is it’s breathability in addition to excellent moisture wicking abilities on warm summer night.
The fill used on this unit is 100% top grade silk rated 6A natural silk from silkworms. If you are looking for a comforter that is not baffled boxed and presents a fluid smooth flowing look, then you’re likely to fall in love with this unit.
With this comforter, the fill is long straight strands that cover the length of the unit and stamped in place by spaced out buttons near the piped edges of the unit.
The cotton and silk feel absolutely feel great on your skin and the unit’s soft fluffiness is very inviting.
- The dimension of this comforter is king at 104 L” x 92” W. This comforter is also available in twin / twin XL/ full/queen/ California queen.
- Shell casing material is smooth cotton for cool comfort against your skin
- Fill material is 100% long strands of natural silk
- The fill power is decent allowing good loft for puffy look
- The design is continuous with NO baffle boxes
- For those allergic to feathers and synthetic fills, this is an excellent natural option
- Soft and silky casing is cotton with a high thread count for great comfort
- The unit can be used all year round
Silk’s natural hypoallergenic quality helps to eliminates the risk of aggravated allergies, which could be caused by goose down as well as synthetic fibers.
Customers prone to allergy reactions shared this was an excellent buy for them as the allergic reaction that cause sleepless night were eliminated. The comforter is said to be very breathable and the cotton has great for wicking moisture on warm summer night. Users observed that the unit remains useable during winter and one can add always add duvet that is held in place with the help of four corner tabs for added insulation.
Good quality comforters for winter use come in a myriad of options to suit your needs and sense of style. If you are prone to allergies caused by comforter fill or shell fabric, now you know that there are several viable options to work with and still achieve a great aesthetic look as well as comfortable use all year round.
The above are some of the best down comforters for winter on the market and they are all within a reasonable price range, making them accessible for any type of customer.