The Best Down Comforters Of 2016
After more than 40 days of research and trying 30 different comforters, I found 6 down comforters that are consistently better than all the other brands. This is my list of the best down comforter brands. I hope this makes it easier for you to do your research.
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Are Quality Comforters Always Expensive?
I know that not everybody has thousands of dollars to spend on a goose down comforter. That’s why I’ve split the list into two parts. The first part lists the top 3 goose down duvets that cost less than $300. The second list includes the top rated down comforters that cost more than $300. Use this guide to find the perfect comforter that fits your budget.
Top Rated Comforter Brands By Price
So here it is! Without further ado, here are my top goose down bedding choices from inexpensive to the top of the line. These comforters and brands were chosen based on several criteria including:
- quality of materials and manufacturing
- customer service
- buyer reviews
- and value you get for your money.
Top 3 Budget Friendly Goose Down Comforters
At an affordable price under $300, these comforters are a good choices for your first down comforter. Not too warm or too luxurious, these are the perfect comforters for year-round use.
#1 Pacific Coast Grandia Classic Weight Year Round Comforter
The best down comforter for year round use
The Grandia Classic Weight down comforter from Pacific Coast is a year-round medium warmth comforter. It is unique in that it is one of the few hypoallergenic goose down comforters on the market. Filled with 525 fill power “hyperclean” goose down, this is the perfect choice during cool spring/fall weather. This year-round duvet will keep you warm even if you keep the thermostat down below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
#2 Pinzon Pyrenees White Goose Down Comforter
#1 best-seller on Amazon
A great entry level comforter with high end features. Pinzon is Amazon.com’s house brand for bedding and linens – like how Costco rebrands their products under the Kirkland brand. Amazon’s Pinzon branded comforters are actually manufactured by Downlite, the company that also makes down filled bedding for Eddie Bauer, Bloomingdales, and other high-end retailers.
This 600 fill power white goose down comforter with 400 thread count cotton fabric is a steal at the Amazon exclusive price of under $200. The comforter is filled with European Pyrenees down and has features often seen in $400+ comforters such as real baffle boxes, white goose down, and 1″ gusseted side walls. As this is an Amazon product it is covered under their generous a-to-z returns and exchanges guarantee.
#3 Blue Ridge Home Fashion 1000 TC European White Goose Down Comforter
The best duvet for the money
A bit more costly than the above (still in the mid-$200s), but one of the few comforters that have a 1000 thread count shell that will give a feeling of a premium comforter with a relatively inexpensive price point.
While this comforter costs a bit more than the Pinzon Pyrenees, this Blue Ridge white goose down boasts 700 fill power goose down and a 1000 thread count cotton shell that just cannot be beat for the price. Goose down that is this warm and lofty and cotton so silky and smooth is usually only seen in $600+ comforters.
The 3 Best Luxury Goose Down Comforters
Bedding connoisseurs will appreciate the attention to detail and exclusive materials that are used to create these luxurious comforters. Extra stitching prevents down from shifting to the edges of the comforter. True baffle boxes give your comforter an extra 2″ of loft. Only the very warmest Northern European white goose down and tightly woven European cotton fabrics will do.
#1 Pacific Coast Ultimate Extra Warmth White Goose Down Comforter
The best-rated comforter for winter
By far one of the warmest and lightest comforters you can buy under $1000. Made in the USA with 600 fill power white goose down and 500 thread-count Egyptian cotton. Luxurious imported white goose down combined with true baffle boxes means this comforter will expand to 3+” when fluffed. Superior quality white goose down is lighter than regular down and yet warm enough for Northern European winters.
#2 Warm Things Supremium Baffle Box Medium Weight Hungarian Goose Down Comforter
The best combination of quality materials & construction on the market
This superior quality comforter is made with Hungarian goose down which is even warmer than regular down. The supremium model is the highest grade of comforter available from Warm Things. The supremium will keep even the coldest of feet toasty warm through the night!
#3 Pacific Coast Luxury Goose Down Comforter
Real Simple Magazine’s best-rated down duvet
Pacific Coast’s Luxury Goose Down Comforter is filled with divine 700 fill power goose down, the highest quality down you can find short of buying a $10000 eiderdown comforter. High quality craftsmanship and attention to detail combined with premium white goose down makes this one of the warmest and coziest comforters I have ever come across. “Real Simple” magazine thinks so too! This comforter was chosen as the best down comforter for year round use by “Real Simple”.
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Prices & Shopping Comparison
Here’s a quick and handy summary so you can compare each brand side by side.
|I Want...||The Best Down Comforter||Rating|
Why I Love It
|A classic down comforter by a company with solid customer service that I can use all year long.|
Pacific Coast Grandia Classic Weight Year Round Comforter
Comes with a 10 year warranty.
Prices start at under $200.
One of the few down comforters with 525+ fill power down at this price point.
|A luxurious white goose down comforter with silky soft high thread count cotton and extra warm and light white goose down inside.|
Pinzon Pyrenees White Goose Down Comforter
The only down comforter for less than $400 with real baffle boxes.
Made with lotion-y smooth 400 thread count cotton.
Filled with 600 fill power goose down that's warm enough for Canadian winters.
1" gusset walls keeps down from shifting to the edges and gives the comforter extra loft.
|An extra warm down comforter for winter use that costs less than $150.|
Royal Hotel Siberian White Goose Down Comforter
The only "extra warm" down comforter that you can buy for under $150.
Filled with Northern European goose down that can keep you warm even during the coldest snowstorms.
|A luxurious down comforter that fluffs up to over 3" high. The perfect comforter for oversized California King beds.|
Pacific Coast Ultimate Extra Warmth White Goose Down Comforter
Available in hard to find sizes like California King
Special pillow like baffle box construction lets the goose down fluff up to 3" of loft.
Comes with a 10 year manufacturer's warranty.
|$449 - $649||Check Prices|
|An extra warm comforter with real baffle boxes and high fill power European goose down for less than $450.|
Warm Things Supremium Hungarian Goose Down Comforter
One of the few comforters with European goose down for less than $400.
True baffle box construction and 700 fill power goose down means this comforter will expand to over 2" high when fluffed.
|A goose down comforter made with the finest materials so I can sleep like royalty.|
Pacific Coast Luxury Goose Down Comforter
Filled with 700 fill power goose down - the warmest and lightest down you can buy short of eiderdown which costs thousands of dollars.
The silky smooth 680 thread count cotton shell will make you feel like royalty.
*at the time of publication
Are you looking for something more specific? The comforters mentioned in this list are medium warmth comforters that are perfect for year-round use and average winters. This means that you’ll find them to be warm enough if you keep your bedroom around 50F-75F. Some of you have special circumstances and would be better off with other choices.
You might need a light or summer weight down blanket instead if…
- You live in the tropics or the South – in Florida, Texas, or Asia – where it is both hot and muggy throughout the year.
- You are always hot and wake up soaking wet in sweat under normal comforters that most people say are fine.
- You want the fluffiness and lightness of a down comforter without the warmth. Some people are cuddlers and absolutely cannot live without their down bedding even during the summer when it’s 90F+ outside.
If any of these descriptions apply to you, then you would be better off with one of the recommended down blankets on this list.
If you came here because you want to replicate the amazing bed you slept in at a 5 star hotel…
Then you will want to get the same bedding that the top hotels use! I did a bit of sleuthing and information gathering and found out which hotels use which brands of down comforters in their chains. Fortunately almost 80% of the down comforters, feather beds/mattress toppers, and pillows at the top hotles are supplied by 2-3 companies and the bedding manufacturers do sell the same products to the public too! Check out my guide to hotel collection down comforters, feather beds, and pillows if you want to replicate the 5-star experience at home.
What about other brands of comforters like LL Bean, Pottery Barn, or Eddie Bauer?
Here’s a secret that you may not know about “brand name” bedding. Most of these comforters are outsourced and manufactured by a down bedding company that sticks on the retailers tag to their product. You can get the very same products at a much lower price – sometimes as much as 50% off – if you buy the “non-name brand” versions. For example, did you know that the Pinzon Pyrenees comforter mentioned above is actually made by the same company that makes down comforters for Macys and Eddie Bauer? The only difference you’ll notice is in the price tag! You can save almost $80 (for the King size comforter) if you buy the Pinzon comforter instead.