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The 8 Best Cooling Comforters of 2023

$235 at Sijo Home

Sijo AiryWeight Comforter on white bed.

Sijo AiryWeight Eucalyptus Comforter

Best temperature-regulating cooling comforter

I’m a hot sleeper, and if you’re anything like me, you know how brutal the summer has been. Temperatures have been rising all around the world, so it’s a good idea to check in and make sure you’ve got bedding that’s optimized for heat. It’s important to rule out any factors that could be causing you to overheat at night — such as your sheets, pajamas or comforter.

Your comforter could be causing you to wake up covered in sweat. Switching to a cooling comforter made of the right, lightweight materials and even a cool-to-the-touch cover can make a huge difference for hot sleepers. Ditch that old comforter that’s trapping your body heat and leaving you damp with sweat. 

Seven comforters on a bed for testing.

I slept with a different comforter each night.

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To help you cool off at night, I personally tested 11 cooling comforters, and the eight comforters that made this list are the best on the market. I also included a few honorable mentions in case one of those might fit you better. 

Keep in mind that if you opt for a duvet cover over any of these comforters, the cover you use will affect the cooling sensation. If you’re a hot sleeper, I suggest finding a cotton, bamboo, sateen or other light material duvet cover if you want the most out of your cooling comforter. 

A view of the Rest Evercool Cooling Comforter completely on a bed

Rest Evercool Cooling Comforter in Ivory.

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The best overall cooling comforter

The Rest Evercool Cooling Comforter is my top pick for best cooling comforter due to its truly cool-to-the-touch feel, comfort, color options, weight and moisture-wicking properties. During my testing, I found that it kept me dry at night — a very important aspect for a hot sleeper such as myself.

How we tested the best cooling comforters 

During my testing, I considered each comforter’s materials, feel, weight, cooling properties, size and price. I then used one comforter a night, in addition to some daytime lounging. My own comforter consists of a light duvet insert and a white duvet cover. During my testing, I didn’t put a duvet cover over any of the comforters (honestly, most don’t need a cover). Note that if you opt for a duvet cover, the cool-to-the-touch sensation may be affected.  

You won’t find a comforter, duvet or blanket that will stay ice cold for the entire night, but these cooling comforters contain temperature-neutral materials that won’t retain any of your body heat. Some have a cool-to-touch feel that I’ve noted below, but be aware that these comforters won’t feel that cool all night. 

Best cooling comforters of 2023

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Rest Evercool Cooling Comforter on white bed.
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The Rest Evercool Cooling Comforter is silky soft and truly cool to the touch. That’s why it made it to the top of my list for the overall best cooling comforter. It’s machine-washable, has a wavy stitch pattern and comes in three colors: arctic blue, cool gray and ivory. Two of those colors are reversible, so you can easily switch up your bedding. It’s made with Tencel lyocell and poly fibers, and the cover is nylon and spandex.

Besides the feel and look, the Rest Evercool Cooling Comforter is also great for wicking away moisture. It kept me dry, and when I turned to my side in the middle of the night, the other side of the comforter was still cool to the touch. If you prefer bedding with a little more fluff or don’t want to use this as your sole comforter, I recommend using the Rest Evercool as a top sheet or a blanket. Either way, sleeping with it will keep you from waking up covered in sweat. Rest Duvet often has sales, and you can usually find this comforter for under $180 with discounts.   

Pros:

  • Soft and very cool to the touch
  • Comes in three colors; two are reversible 
  • Wicks away moisture

Cons:

  • Thinner and wrinkles easily 
  • Doesn’t have anchor loops if you wanted to use it as a duvet insert

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SlumberCloud Comforter on white bed.
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If you loved everything about the Rest Evercool Cooling Comforter but wished  it was fluffier and had anchor loops, then the Slumber Cloud UltraCool Comforter is for you. The truly cool-to the-touch cover is made with nylon and spandex, and the filling is 100% polyester fibers. It’s machine-washable and can be a comforter or a duvet insert. 

I love how soft and fluffy this comforter is — and much like its name, it feels like a cloud. I noticed, however, that it might not be thin or lightweight enough for some hot sleepers. If that’s you, I recommend the thinner Rest Evercool, instead.     

Pros:

  • Soft and truly cool to the touch
  • Fluffy, feels like a cloud
  • Temperature regulating

Cons:

  • Only comes in white
  • Might not be light enough for some hot sleepers

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Silk and Snow Alt Down Duvet on bed
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If you’re on a budget or looking for a cooling comforter with the best value, the Silk and Snow Down Alternative Comforter is by far the best option. Made with down-like microfiber fill and a square baffle construction, the comforter is both machine-washable and hypoallergenic. The corners also have anchor loops if you wanted to turn it into a duvet insert.  

While I wouldn’t say that the outer shell is soft or cool to the touch, it is light and made of 100% cotton. There are also all-season and winter thickness options, but hot sleepers should stick to the lightweight version.    

Pros:

  • Can be a duvet insert or a comforter 
  • Has anchor loops 
  • The best value for your money

Cons:

  • Not soft or cool to the touch 
  • A bit of the fill may escape 

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Brooklinen comforter on white bed
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Hot sleepers should look for cooling comforters that are made with the right materials and are also the right weight. Truly lightweight comforters are hard to come by, but the Brooklinen Down Comforter is just right. The outer shell is made with 100% long-staple cotton and has a baffle box construction (meaning that the filling won’t get stuck in one place). The down cluster and feather fill has been sustainable sourced from Hutterite Farms in Canada and is Downmark Certified. 

I like how fluffy this comforter is, and I can see it as a duvet insert or a comforter on its own. However, just like any down comforter, be aware that some fill may escape. Also, dry-clean or spot-clean only. 

Pros:

  • Fluffy, light and Downmark Certified
  • 650 fill power (meaning it has the lowest amount of heat retention)
  • Has anchor loops

Cons:

  • Only available in white
  • A bit of the fill may escape

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Sijo AiryWeight Comforter on white bed.
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Sijo specializes in sustainable sleep products, and as such, most of its bedding is made from eucalyptus fibers — one of the most sustainable fabrics. The Sijo AiryWeight Eucalyptus Comforter is cool to the touch, lightweight and has two types of anchor loops for a duvet cover. The cover and the filling is 100% Tencel lyocell, which is naturally cool and moisture-wicking. 

In addition to being the best temperature-regulating cooling comforter on this list, it is also the best comforter for those with allergies. Eucalyptus is naturally hypoallergenic, and the comforter has been certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly. While I didn’t find this comforter as soft as some of the others on this list, its high-quality materials are hard to beat. 

Pros:

  • Thin, cool to the touch and can be a comforter on its own
  • Oeko-Tex 100 and Asthma and Allergy Friendly certified
  • Has anchor loops

Cons:

  • Not too soft
  • Not available in Twin or Twin XL

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Cozy Earth Bamboo Comforter on white bed.
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Cozy Earth products feel and look luxurious, and its Bamboo Comforter is no exception. It has detailed stitching along the edge, has a baffle box construction and feels cool to the touch. It looks great as a standalone comforter. Both the cover and the filling are 100% Viscose from bamboo — which is naturally breathable and moisture-wicking, keeping you cool.  

I tested the standard fill which I found cool and light enough for hot sleepers but can also help to keep you warm during colder months. I see this comforter as all-season. While this is the most expensive on the list, Cozy Earth does have sales.  

Pros:

  • Made with 100% Viscose from bamboo
  • Naturally breathable and moisture-wicking 
  • Has anchor loops 

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Not the softest 

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Birch Comforter on a white bed.
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Birch is one the best organic and natural bedding brands out there. If you’re conscientious about your bedding and the places in which the material comes from, look no further than Birch. Its Natural Down Duvet Insert is a mix of white down and wool down, which both meet the Responsible Down Standard. The cover is made of organic cotton fibers that help to wick moisture and keep you cool. 

While this comforter is meant to be all season, I found it to be heavier than the other comforters on this list. However, it’s still very fluffy and can still be suitable for some hot sleepers.   

Pros:

  • Natural down and wool fill 
  • Features organic cotton 
  • Fluffy 

Cons:

  • Expensive and heavier  
  • Not available in Twin or Twin XL

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Layla Down Alternative Comforter on white bed
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Down alternative comforters are both eco-conscious and typically more affordable. Made without animal features or fur, the Layla Down Alternative Comforter feels pretty close to the real thing. The cover is made from 100% cotton, and its fill consists of 700 fill power down alternative fibers. Layla calls this fill Cluster-Loft, which is soft, fluffy and designed to not retain heat.  

It’s available in both white and gray, and instead of the usual baffle box design, Layla’s comforter has an octagon pattern. This still keeps the fill from piling at one end. I would say that this can be a stand alone comforter or a duvet insert. It has four anchor loops if you decide on the latter. 

Pros:

  • Fluffy, light and the cover is made of 100% cotton
  • Available in gray and white
  • Layla often has deals

Cons:

  • Not cool to the touch 
  • Not too soft 

Other cooling comforters tested

While they didn’t make my list, some of these comforters have features worth mentioning. Here are my honorable mentions. 

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Casper Humidity Fighting Comforter on white bed.
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Casper’s Lightweight Humidity Fighting Duvet is made with a 100% cotton shell and filled with ethically sourced down. It has an added layer of merino wool that helps to wick away any moisture. While it doesn’t have the typical baffle box design, there are sewn-in long rectangles that keep the down in place. There are also anchor loops for a duvet cover — which is a good idea considering that the duvet isn’t too soft. 

Ultimately, this duvet didn’t make my list due to the price. The Brooklinen Down Comforter is lighter, softer and costs $80 less.  

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Coop Cool Plus Blanket on white bed.
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The Cool Plus Blanket from Coop Sleep Goods is cool to the touch — just like its Cool Plus Pillow that I tested for a round-up of the best cooling pillows. Similarly to the Rest Evercool Cooling Comforter, the Cool Plus Blanket has a nylon and spandex blend cover and is filled with nylon and poly fibers. However, this blanket is thinner than the Rest Evercool, and I can sometimes feel the filling bunching up in some areas. 

Regardless, I still think this is a great cooling product. It’s more like a blanket than a comforter, so if you’re looking for a cooling addition to your bedding or something to keep you cool while you lounge on the couch, then this is a great choice.

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Sleep Number True Temp Blanket on a white bed
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I like the fact that the Sleep Number True Temp Blanket comes in five fun colors. Out of all the comforters I tested, this had the most variety. The blanket is lightweight but feels a little rough. The cover has a 300 thread count and is made of cotton and polyester. I would say it’s cool to the touch but not as cool as the others on my list. It is filled with polyester and what Sleep Number called 37.5 technology, which refers to material embedded with volcanic minerals that helps to wick away moisture.

Again, this is more of a blanket than a comforter. That being said, you can absolutely use this as a cooling comforter, I just wish it was softer and more comfortable. 

Factors to consider when choosing a cooling comforter

  • Material

    The best cooling comforters will be made out of cotton, bamboo, linen, eucalyptus and/or microfiber. Cooling covers will be made of nylon, polyester or spandex.

  • Size

    Some comforters don’t come in a Twin/Twin XL. However, if you want an oversized look, you can size up.

  • Thickness

    Hot sleepers should look for a comforter that is lightweight and thin. However, if you prefer fluffier bedding, a thicker comforter still works as long as it contains temperature-neutral materials.

  • Price

    Bedding can be expensive. Oftentime, you can find a great quality comforter for around $150 to $250. Comforters with higher-quality materials (such as silk or bamboo) may well be over $300 or $400.

  • Allergies

    If you have allergies or asthma, it’s important to sleep on bedding that is hypoallergenic. This can reduce your exposure to dust mites, mold and other allergens.

Best cooling comforters compared


Price Sizes Materials Thread Count Machine-washable? Hypoallergenic? Trial Period
Rest Evercool Cooling Comforter $239 Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cali King Tencel, nylon, spandex and polyester Not specified Yes Yes 30 Nights
Slumber Cloud UltraCool Comforter $259 Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cali King Nylon, spandex and polyester fiber fill 300 Yes Yes 60 Nights
Silk and Snow Down Alternative Comforter $110 Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cali King Cotton, down-like microfill Not specified Yes Yes 100 Nights
Brooklinen Down Alternative Comforter $269 Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cali King White goose and duck feathers, cotton shell 400 No Yes 365 Nights
Sijo AiryWeight Eucalyptus Comforter $235 Full/Queen, King/Cali King Tencel, nylon and fiber Not specified No Yes 30 Days
Cozy Earth Bamboo Comforter $499 Twin, Full/Queen, King Bamboo Viscose Not specified No Yes 100 Nights
Birch Natural Down Duvet Insert $399 Full/Queen, King/Cali King White down, wool Not specified Yes Not specified 100 Nights
Layla Down Alternative Comforter $229 Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cali King Cotton shell, down alternative 300 Yes Yes 30 Nights
Casper Lightweight Humidity Fighting Duvet $349 Full/Queen, King/Cali King Cotton shell, Merino wool and down fill Not specified Yes Not specified 30 Nights
Coop Sleep Goods Cool+ Blanket $169 Full/Queen, King/Cali King Polyester, nylon, spandex blend Not specified Yes Yes 100 Nights
Sleep Number True Temp Blanket $160 Queen, King Cotton, polyester 300 Yes Not specified 100 Nights

Best cooling comforters FAQ

What is the best material for a comforter to keep you cool?

The best cooling comforters will be made out of cotton, bamboo, linen, eucalyptus or microfiber. Cooling covers will be made of nylon, polyester or spandex. Steer clear of heavy comforters. 

Do cooling comforters actually work?

Some cooling comforters may feel cool to the touch, but this sensation won’t last all night long. The material inside the cooling comforter is what works. These types of comforters are made from material that won’t retain body heat and remain temperature-neutral. A cool-to-the-touch cover is only an added bonus. 

How much do cooling comforters cost?

You can find cheap cooling comforters for around $50 on Amazon, but the higher quality comforters that will actually regulate your temperature can cost you anywhere from $150 to $300. Hot sleepers should look for cooling comforters made of materials that won’t retain heat, such as flannel, wool and down that’s not lightweight.  

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