Odds are youve heard of or seen Buffy bedding on social media in recent years. Specifically, Buffys Cloud Comforter has received a lot of online attention for being soft, lightweight, fluffy, sustainableand now, machine washable.

After all the online buzz, we decided that it was finally time for us to test the famous Buffy Cloud Comforter for ourselves here at Family Handyman. So, after getting our hands on one and sleeping with it for 30 days, we can tell you exactly what its like out of the package, how it feels and looks on a bed and how it holds up after washing.

If youve had your eye on a Buffy comforter for a while, were here to help you decide if you need one. Whether youre shopping for new bedding for yourself or plan on gifting a new set this upcoming holiday season, the Buffy Cloud Comforter may be the piece of bedding youve been searching for. Heres what we think about it.

What is the Buffy Cloud Comforter?

The Buffy Cloud Comforter is a fluffy, breathable down-alternative comforter. Its hypoallergenic and machine washable. Plus, its super lightweight, which makes it ideal for hot sleepers and year-round use.

The comforters inner fibers are webbed to help prevent it from clumping up, and the outer shell is made of ultra-soft fabric that stays quiet when rubbed together. The fabric of the comforter is made up of lyocell, a plant-sourced rayon thats smoother and absorbs moisture faster than cotton. The material is also safe for pets and kids.

While the Cloud Comforter is machine washable on a cold-water cycle, it is recommended that you hang the comforter to dry and use a duvet cover with it.

We Tried It

Buffy Cloud Comforter

Meet Buffy’s Cloud Comforter, a lightweight, breathable comforter that’s the most reviewed (and awarded) on the internet.

Buffy Cloud Comforter Features

The Cloud Comforter comes in three sizes: twin/twin XL, full/queen and king/California king. It comes in a single color (white), as its intended to be used inside of the Breeze Duvet Cover (or another duvet cover of your choosing).

The comforter has a round quilted stitching pattern thats designed to keep it fluffy while also keeping the fill evenly distributed. The Cloud Comforter is thin, so its designed for temperature regulation and cooling. If youre someone who gets hot under thick comforters or find traditional down comforters to be too heavy, then the Cloud Comforter may be the lightweight, moisture-wicking blanket youve been looking for. Pair it with a set of cooling sheets, like the ones from Molecule, and say goodbye to night sweats!

How We Tested It

I tested the Cloud Comforter for myself for 30 days, and heres how it went. The comforter arrived in a vacuum-sealed package and fluffed up immediately after opening. Upon opening the package, I was impressed by how soft the comforter is to touch. Sometimes down-alternative comforters are slick or scratchy on the surface, but the Cloud Comforter is plush and doesnt squeak when the fabric is rubbed together. The second thing I noticed was how thin the comforter is. My initial thought was that this comforter would be great for hotter climates and seasons, hot sleepers and layering. But after covering up with it, I was also surprised by how much how much warmth it did provide for its thinness.

The comforter will be quite wrinkled upon opening, which isnt unusual. Of course, if you use a duvet cover over it, that problem will solve itself. Another thing I noticed in terms of how it looks on the bed is that it seems to run on the smaller side. I ordered a king-size comforter for my queen-size bed because I like an oversized look, but the comforter fit my bed like I would expect a queen-size comforter to fit it. That said, I would recommend ordering a size up, and if you have a king-size bed, you might be disappointed with the sizing. In fact, the sizing is my one, single complaint with the Buffy Cloud Comforter. For reference, the twin/twin XL is 90 inches by 70 inches, the full/queen is 90 inches by 90 inches and the king/Cali king is 90 inches by 105 inches.

I dont consider myself a hot sleeper by any means, but sometimes a thick down or down-alternative comforter can trap in too much heat and feel a bit suffocating, even during colder months. I love the way the Cloud Comforter feels light and airy, but still cozy and warm. If you use a mattress warmer, like the Eight Sleep pod cover, on cold nights like I do, then you might prefer a lighter comforter to keep from overheating. My partner, on the other hand, is a very hot sleeper and prefers the Cloud Comforter to our other heavier comforter from Sunday Citizen. He finds that the Cloud Comforter keeps him from sweating and kicking off the covers throughout the night.

In the month or so that Ive been using the Cloud Comforter, Ive washed it twice on a cold, gentle cycle with mild detergent. The first time I washed it, I hung it to dry as recommended. The second time, I put it in the dryer on low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes. While Buffy does say not to put the Cloud Comforter in the dryer, I personally didnt notice any issues or changes to the comforter after drying it briefly on a low-heat, gentle drying cycle.


LightweightMoisture-wickingSoft to the touchMachine washableSustainableHypoallergenicBisphenol A (BPA)-free and Global Recycled Standard (GRS)-certifiedCorner loops fasten to duvet cover tiesMade for all-season useAffordable


Runs smaller than expected


Is the Buffy Cloud Comforter good for hot sleepers?

Yes! I cant express this enoughif you’re a hot sleeper looking for a lightweight, down-alternative duvet insert, then this comforter is unbeatable for the price. Its also breathable and moisture-wicking, so if you do sweat, the Cloud Comforter will absorb it better than a cotton comforter.

Can you wash a Buffy Cloud Comforter?

You certainly can. You can machine wash the Cloud Comforter on a cold-cycle setting, but you should avoid putting it in the dryer. Instead, hang it to dry.

Do you need a duvet cover for a Buffy Cloud Comforter?

You dont need a duvet cover to use the Cloud Comforter. It can be used on its own, as a blanket or as an added layer to your existing bedding. However, I would recommend using a duvet cover with the Cloud Comforter to style it and help keep it clean.

What Other Reviewers Had to Say

The Buffy Cloud Comforter has an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars on Amazon from more than 1,600 ratings. Heres what real-life buyers have to say about the Cloud Comforter.

Five-star reviewer, Whitney Stark, says, I recently stayed in an Airbnb for the weekend. The cottage had this comforter on the bed, and I fell in love. As soon as I got home, I had to order one for home! It is the most comfortable bedding. I usually switch between hot and cold all night, but this comforter helps to keep me regulated. I have not woken up hot since I got it. I could not recommend more.

I absolutely love my Buffy duvet insert!!” says verified purchaser, Divya Rao. “I really appreciate that it’s a sustainable alternative to downsomething important for my personal ethos and values. I also was so surprised at how lightweight and relatively thin the comforter is! It’s still so warm and comfortable and doesn’t make me overheat (which is a problem that I’ve experience before with down comforters and other cooling alternatives). The comforter itself feels super luxurious and silky to the touch, and you can tell that it’s really nice and high quality. I also like that it’s more lightweight, because that makes it much more easy to maneuver getting in and out of duvet covers, and it has the little tabs on the corners that you can tie to the insides of your duvet cover, which is so helpful and prevents bunching. I would definitely purchase this comforter again for the guest room in my apartment! Getting out of the bed in the morning is that much more difficult, thanks to my Buffy comforter!

The Buffy comforter is AMAZING!!! I have been looking to replace my old down comforter for a while. After plenty of research, I really liked Buffys philosophy of being earth-friendly while understanding my needs of a high quality productI immediately put it on my bed and even fell asleep without my regular comforter cover on it because it felt so great (breathable material). I had such a solid night sleep and very happy with this purchase!! HIGHLY recommended! shares Jackie Ferrer, a five-star reviewer.

Buffy Cloud Comforter vs. Buffy Breeze Comforter

While the Cloud Comforter is by far Buffys most popular comforter pick, the Buffy Breeze Comforterthe brands truest cooling comforterhas gotten a lot of attention recently, too. Made with the same filling as the Cloud Comforter, the Breeze Comforter is designed for especially hot sleepers and warm climates. While it shares a lot of features with the Cloud Comforter (material makeup, sizing and overall look), the Breeze Comforter is significantly thinner. However, it does have some weight to it.

The Breeze Comforter is also dry-clean only, which is a huge deciding factor for me. It’s meant to be a duvet insert, too, so you can wash the duvet cover to keep your bedding clean on a regular basis. Although, I still like to have the option of washing my comforter and dry cleaning can be a pain.

Final Verdict

I love the Buffy Cloud Comforter. It has all the features I look for in a comforter. Its soft, breathable, washable and cozy. Plus, its made sustainably. If youre looking for a lightweight, down-alternative comforter or duvet insert at a reasonable price, youll be pleased with the Cloud Comforter.

My only qualm with the Cloud Comforter is that it runs smaller than Id like. I sized up to get the look I wanted. But if youre buying for a king-size bed, you may find that the king size is a bit smaller than youd like. I would love for Buffy to make an additional larger size or two for those with larger beds who like an oversized comforter.

Where to Buy the Buffy Cloud Comforter

We Tried It

Buffy Cloud Comforter

Meet Buffy’s Cloud Comforter, a lightweight, breathable comforter that’s the most reviewed (and awarded) on the internet.

The Cloud Comforter retails on Buffy for $125 to $229, depending on the size. However, Buffy runs frequent sales, so odds are you can snag one for less money! You can also shop the Cloud Comforter on Amazon, Nordstrom, Target and The Home Depot. See for yourself why the Buffy Cloud Comforter is the most-awarded comforter on the internet.

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