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Best comforters by Buffy

We’ve talked a lot about beds and sleep on Cup of Jo, so it will come as no surprise that we take comfortable bedding verrry seriously. Today, with help from Buffy, we consulted some of our softest, cuddliest friends to weigh in…

Best comforters by Buffy

First, five-year-old Anton cozied up in Buffy’s Cloud Comforter. “It is sooooo fluffy, like you could make a very warm fort, if you wanted to,” he said. “You can also sleep with it and it will be really soft on your face.”

Best comforters by Buffy

Buffy‘s comforters are also sustainably designed. The natural eucalyptus shell is silky and cool to the touch. You can use a duvet cover or not, either way. And the fluffy fill inside is made from 100% recycled water bottles diverted from landfills. (It’s safe to say Reggie the dog was a huge fan.)

The best comforters by Buffy

Bandit also gave the seal of approval. (As enthusiastically as a cat possibly can.)

Buffy Comforters

One of life’s simple pleasures is to have a soft spot to relax at the end of a long day, especially with the most comforting of blankets, the comforter. Buffy comforters are hypoallergenic and hyper-resistant to microbes, allergens and bacteria. Plus, all Buffy comforters are made in a non-toxic, closed loop system that reuses 99% of solvents and creates little waste.

The best comforters by Buffy

Do you have a Buffy comforter? If you’d like to try one, every Buffy comes with a free 30-day trial, so you can feel the softness for yourself. (And if you don’t like it for any reason, they’ll send it back for free!) We use and highly recommend these comforters and their mission, for all your cuddliest loved ones.

The Softest Comforter

Good news: Get $20 off your Buffy order using code CUPOFJO. Good through April 30th. Thank you so much, Buffy!

(Photos by Christine Han for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Buffy, a brand whose products and mission we love. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo.)

  1. Sherbert says...

    I’ve had the Buffy for almost a year and love it! Super soft– I use it with a duvet cover so not quite the same effect as when you feel the actual duvet, but still great. I have the queen size and it’s a smidge smaller than our queen ikea duvet cover so that’s no ideal.

    They’ve changed their marketing in the past year but it used to be marketed as a “cooler” (temp-wise) comforter. My boyfriend sweats a ton at night and we bought it solely for that reason, and it works pretty well.

    Biggest complaint is that after a year, it’s been pilling quite a bit inside the duvet cover. But nobody except me sees that.

  2. Andrea says...

    The whole dry cleaning thing is kind of a deal breaker in a house with kiddos who are still not consistently dry through the night. I would love to get them a nice fluffy duvet, but since we end up washing everything from the comforter to the mattress pad at least 4 times a month, this would get out of hand quickly!

  3. Emily says...

    Oh my gosh. Putting this on my wedding registry!! Looks so cozy. And that first picture of Anton is so precious!

  4. I also have a Buffy comforter and I LOVE IT! It’s so soft and cozy. I forgot how soft and cozy comforters should be.

  5. NN says...

    I think they recommend dry cleaning. That is not a very economical or efficient solution for something like bedding. If it is filled with plastic, the heat from the dryer can melt it?
    All the stars in the pictures are too cute!

  6. Louise says...

    What kind of dog is that?! SO cute

    • kate says...

      looks like my dog, who is a golden doodle :)

    • Franny Eremin says...

      A golden doodle! :)

  7. Lindsay says...

    Suddenly I have a lot of questions! Is this meant to be used inside of a duvet cover or just by itself? Because I’m a duvet cover kinda person. Also, I see that the largest size is King/Cal King, so would it even fit in a king-sized duvet cover? Thanks for any answers!

  8. Ann-Marie says...

    I have a Buffy and we love it! I can’t use regular down because of allergies and all my previous comforters have been so crinkly and noisy — the Buffy is silent and soft. The best!

    Paired with West Elm’s silky feeling tencel duvet cover and getting into bed every night is magic. :) You truly can’t spend too much on a bed (or bedding), people.

  9. Becca says...

    Here for the sloth 😍

  10. Jess says...

    Just put a dog in it. The more dogs, the better. DONE.

  11. Sarah says...

    For those of you with pets, I purchased a Buffy comforter last year, and unfortunately it has not held up. My dog sleeps with me, so I’ve washed it in my washing machine several times and it has deflated substantially. It’s become more like a second sheet at this point, rather than the fluffy cloud it was before. I realize now that I should have dry cleaned it, but with a dog, I appreciate being able to wash things at my own convenience!

    • rori says...

      Same – i didn’t realize they were dry clean only! ruined after a few months – also if used with a duvet you don’t feel the cool / soft cover – good idea but not realistic to normal people like me who can’t afford to dry clean a comforter every month

    • Charlie says...

      Try to dry it with a 2 tennis ball

  12. Betsy Payne says...

    I need the deets on those adorable pajamas please!

  13. Marcy K says...

    I love that your son’s first recommendation is how it can be used for a fort!

  14. Celia says...

    As and English person I’m a bit confused- what’s a comforter? Is it the same as a duvet? Or a blanket? I know I want one…!!

    • jeannie says...

      A comforter as a bit like a duvet, but usually thinner and stitched across. You usually do not put a cover on a comforter as you might on a duvet. It is like a cosy warm bedspread that you sleep under. I hope this helps.

    • Jess says...

      Yes, it’s a duvet. :) I struggled with that word for a long time, too. I used to think it was a water bottle!

    • Jen says...

      Yes, it is like a duvet!

    • Ingvild says...

      Why would you need a comforter? Is it instead of a duved or in addition to? Is it in the summer? In Norway we have thinner duvets for summer and thicker in winter, but always with a duvet cover. Seems impractical to not have a cover on it?

  15. I don’t need a new comforter but GIVE ME THAT PUPPY :)

  16. Anna says...

    The sloth! The sloth! He’s wonderful. :-)

  17. Rachel Anderson says...

    We have a Buffy and seriously love it. I’ve washed it once and it did pretty good! It is seriously soft, I didn’t believe it was made of plastic.
    I was really disappointed when came in a really small box but it poofed out once we opened it. It is definitely the best comforter I’ve ever owned.

  18. Cynthia says...

    Such cute pictures, especially those of Anton. What a preciouse little boy!

  19. Brandie says...

    Are these comforters used without a duvet cover? If so, how frequently do you have to wash the comforter (I read your previous comment on how but I wonder how often)?

    • Franny Eremin says...

      Hi Brandie! Thank you so much for asking. Here’s what our contact at Buffy said:

      “The Buffy comforter is great without a duvet cover because of the Eucalyptus fabric, but if you prefer to machine wash your bedding frequently, a duvet cover can help keep your Buffy comforter clean. We’ve just soft-launched our own: https://buffy.co/products/duvet-cover. The Buffy Comforter stays in its best shape when dry cleaned. Machine washing and drying may potentially damage your comforter, so we do not recommend cleaning it that way.”

      Hope that helps, xo

  20. Abesha1 says...

    But it’s stuffed with… plastic? That seems very odd.

    Why not just use a duvet cover on an existing comforter, people with pets? I don’t even use top sheets anymore; just change and wash the cover like sheets.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Thanks, Abesha! Yes, the is 100% recycled plastic. It sounds weird but it’s actually awesome: Buffy diverts BPA-free plastic water bottles from landfills and turns them into soft, fluffy fill. The fill is actually even softer than down, but it’s cruelty-free. The outside shell is 100% eucalyptus fiber, which naturally soothes skin. It’s breathable, absorbs more moisture than cotton, resists common allergens and bacteria, and feels cool-to-the-touch. It’s often recommended by dermatologists to people with skin conditions. It’s all really well done and so thoughtful.

    • Kim says...

      I wonder how they know these bottles are BPA free? It’s an intriguing claim.

  21. nadine says...

    All the photos are soo cosy and cute!
    When I read “with help of Buffy” I thought Buffy was Reggie’s name and immediately opened the link hoping it would be the dog’s instagram. haha Anyway it seems like a great comforter, looking at it for real now.

    • Dani says...

      UMM are you me?? I JUST lived out that whole experience when I opened this post and thought Buffy was an adorable name for this doodle haha. I would follow Reggie’s insta in a second :)

  22. Em says...

    Joanna, did you get a dog!!? (and cat?)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I wish!!!! We borrowed them from friends :)

  23. Eloise says...

    Wish it came in other colors – dogs make ligbt color bedding a pipe dream.

    • Sasha L says...

      Eloise, I have all white bedding (from Target, I use down alternative duvets and covers, and just wash covers), and a houseful of dogs. I just use bleach. And accept that my bedding isn’t going to be completely beautiful. But at least with white and bleach it will occasionally be clean.

    • Dani says...

      Sasha, what brand of bleach do you use?! I’m assuming run of the mill bleach wouldn’t be safe for animals? I’m curious because I’m a huge fan of light colored/white sheets and fiancé and I will be looking for a dog in the next year or so!

    • Sasha L says...

      Dani, I just use regular Clorox from Costco, in my front loading washer you only use a tiny bit. I wash everything about once a month (sheets and duvet cover).

      If it’s bad for dogs that’s news to me! Jeez I hope it’s not.

    • Sasha L says...

      Dani, I did some googling about bleach safety. The dangers I could find would be if your pet swallowed actual bleach, or if you mixed it with other chemicals that shouldn’t be mixed with bleach, like ammonia. It might also be harmful to clean your floor with bleach as it would be an irritant to your dog’s sensitive nose. But as far as a diluted amount in laundry, seems pretty safe as far as I can tell. I know folks at our local humane society use it to disinfect everything.

  24. j says...

    Cup of Jo does sponsored content creatively and thoughtfully, so I was surprised this post reads just like ad copy (or spon con on any number of other sites). Totally understand + appreciate the value of sponsorships, and appreciate how this blog usually keeps its voice when running them. xo, a looong time reader

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Thank you so much for your note! Typically when we write about a company for the first time, we write about them really directly to introduce them to readers. (Plus cats and dogs:) After that, in future posts, we tell more of an editorial story or lifestyle tips. Hope that makes sense! Xoxoxo

    • Rachel says...

      Yes, it does, but please add an author to your sponcon posts! Makes them even more human and enjoyable :) Is there someone on your team that has the gift of writing such relatable sponsored posts? If you collaborated and wrote it together, that’s okay, too, just please let us know!

      xoxo

  25. Allie says...

    I’ve been looking for a new fresh comforter! Any idea on how it cleans? We have two dogs who like to sleep on our bed when we are at work!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Buffy comforters don’t need to be washed as often as other comforters, because the 100% eucalyptus shell is naturally resistant to mold, mildew and mites. But when you do want to wash it, you can either dry clean it or wash it in a large, industrial washing machine. Hope this helps!

    • Leah says...

      Thanks for that question and the answer, Joanna. I checked out the website & their FAQ did not address washing/cleaning instructions. I’m also a dog owner and need something washable since my dog sleeps with me. :)

  26. amy says...

    Cutest photos!

  27. Kristy says...

    OH GOSH that first photo of Anton is too cute…they all are, but that first one…

    Also that sloth (?) stuffed animal made me LOL

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha that was caroline’s little pal! :)