Best Affordable Comforter Reviews 2018

When it comes to comforters, there are many types to choose from – and a wide variety of price ranges. For the purpose of this review, we took a look at a mixture of affordable comforters, all with a price tag of $150 or less for the king size. We only looked at ones that had good quality, so while there are definitely comforters that cost less than the ones on our list, our research showed that the cheap comforters out there aren’t made to last – and don’t provide as much comfort either. For this review we’ve researched five of the best affordable comforter brands around. We also have a separate review just for the best down comforters.
Overview
PROS
CONS
SPECS
Type
Size(s)
Color(s)
Care
Use
Our Top Choice
Sleep Restoration Goose Down Alternative Comforter
Sleep Restoration has one main aim, which is to restore your sleep to its absolute optimum. They achieve this through functional and innovatively designed beddings and comforters.
Stylish design. Crisscross design with large hems. Precisely stitched. Durable hems. All year-round use. Multiple colors and sizes. Hypoallergenic against mites, mold & mildew.
Some found it ripped in the washing machine, probably best to hand-wash only.
Goose down alternative
3 sizes, Twin – Cal King
10 reversible colors
Machine wash on cool
All year round
Best Value
Utopia Bedding Comforter Duvet Insert
Utopia Bedding is a brand focused on manufacturing high-quality, but affordable home products. This includes bedding, household, kitchen and fitness products.
Hypoallergenic fill. 2-in-1 design, duvet insert with corner tabs. Machine washable on cool. All year round use. Multiple sizes available. Box-stitched, lofty design.
Some suggest it’s better suited for winter than summer.
Siliconized fiberfill
3 sizes, Twin - King
White, other colors available
Machine wash on cool
All year round
Egyptian Bedding Luxurious Goose Down Comforter
Egyptian Bedding, launched in 2001 by two friends, strives to manufacture the best bedding in the world at affordable prices. They achieve this by manufacturing all products in house.
Filled with Siberian goose down. 750 fill power. All year round comforter. 100% Egyptian cotton outer. 1200 thread count. Machine washable. Baffle box design.
Some experience of leakage.
Siberian goose down
3 sizes, Twin – Cal King
White
Dry clean recommended
All year round
AmazonBasics 7-Pc Bed-in-a-Bag Set
AmazonBasics was launched back in 2009 to bring consumers affordable, reliable products. It began with plugs and cables but now they sell over 1,500 products!
Complete 7-piece bed in a bag set. All parts match each other. Machine washable. 100% polyester filling and fabric. Cozy and warm. Multiple designs available.
Some isolated complaints of color loss after machine washing.
100% polyester
2 sizes, Twin - Queen
Many designs available
100% machine washable
Not ideal for hot climates
Beckham Luxury Linens 1600 Series Comforter
Beckham Luxury Linens is a strong believer that everyone should have comfort and luxury for an affordable price. Their collection includes a huge range of high-quality bedding.
Modern, stylish design. 2-in-1, can use as duvet insert. Hypoallergenic against dust mites, mold, mildew. Machine washable. Packed with synthetic goose feathers.
May be prone to tear in a powerful washing machine.
Synthetic goose feathers
3 sizes, Twin – Cal King
11 colors available
Machine wash cool
Lightweight

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How Do I Choose the Best Affordable Comforter?

Before we can talk about the factors that are important in choosing a comforter, we need to make sure that we are all on the same page. In the bedding industry there different things that people cover their beds with, and although sometimes the names are used interchangeably, they really aren’t. Let’s take a quick look at the differences between a comforter, a duvet, a bedspread and a quilt.
  • Bedspread - The term bedspread can be used to mean two different things. In the broad sense, it’s the term used for any piece of bed linen that is designed specifically to cover the top of the bed and encompasses all of the other types of bed coverings. There are all different “types” of bedspreads, including some that are filled with materials with box style stitching – which is why it can be confused with actual comforters.
  • Quilt - A quilt can be made to cover just the top of the bed, or it can be large enough to cover the entire sides, making it a “quilted bedspread.” Although comforters and filled bedspreads use quilted stitching to hold the inner materials secure, that doesn’t make them quilts.
  • Duvet - A duvet is similar to a comforter, because both are created from large “bags” of material that have been stitched across the top to hold the inner materials secure. There is however, one very distinguishing difference between the two – duvets are made so that they go inside a duvet cover which can be removed, washed and changed so you can have different looks.
Ok, now that we have bedspreads, quilts and duvets covered; let’s talk about what a comforter really is. In the true sense of the term, a comforter is most like a duvet in that the construction design is a large flat bag filled with material, made to cover just the top of the bed and used while sleeping for warmth. However, there is significant distinguishing factor – comforters are designed so that they don’t require an additional cover – and the design, colors and look is pretty much limitless. Since there is no cover, you need to use sheets with them.

So, just when you thought you had it all figured out, there is another breed of bed covering – comforters that can also serve as a duvet. We consider this one of the most versatile “bedspreads” you can get. By themselves they are beautifully designed so they look great on your bed. The best ones have elegant quilted stitching that adds to the beauty. But what makes them different than a standard comforter is that like a duvet, they have corner fasteners, such as buttons, loops or ties, that will securely hold a duvet cover in place. One brand that manufactures comforters like this as well regular ones is KingLinen. They’ve got loads of options like the White Down Alternative Duvet Insert Comforter or they’ve got sets like the 3-Piece Comforter Set which comes with 2 shams as well.

There are other brands too with affordable, stylish and functional comforters. MALOUF is a brand that actually has down comforters for under $150, which is no mean feat. Their White Down Feather Blend Comforter is a step into simple, stylish luxury. Some brands just know how to do it all. Superior is a brand with a lot of comforter options. For one they’ve gone for it all, making a Solid White Down Alternative Duvet Insert, Medium Weight, All Season, Hypoallergenic Comforter. Now, that’s a mouthful!

Basically, there’s a brand out there for everyone and you’ll almost certainly be able to find your ideal comforter at an affordable price.
Price
When it comes to comforters, or any kind of bed linen for that matter, there is a wide range of prices; and you get what you pay for. Can you find a cheap comforter for around $30 (or even less for a twin)? Yes you can. Will it last long before the stitching comes loose or the inner materials start to flatten or go lumpy? No

On the opposite side there are down comforters that cost $1000 and more. There are also a lot of high quality comforters in the few hundreds of dollars price range. Ultimately, what you pay for a comforter will depend upon the construction and design, things we will discuss shortly.

Unless you just won the lottery, we understand that most people are looking for good quality comforters in a reasonable “everyday” price range. For this reason, we choose to keep our upper price range at $150, with 4 of our 5 actually available in King size, on sale at Amazon for under $100.

In order to provide consistency in comparison, we chose to provide pricing information king sized comforters however each and every one of the brands we chose has multiple size options.
Features
In most cases, down comforters don’t really have extra "bells and whistles" because they are not purposely built to be extremely sophisticated. However, it is wise to keep an eye on the features section to find out an overview of each of the 5 comforters we have chosen. For example, some of these products might be covered by a warranty period; others might be made from hypoallergenic materials and so on. We are sure that these features will be useful in the long run.
Construction and Design
In considering the construction and design of a comforter, there are two things to look at – what’s on the outside and what’s on the inside.

When choosing a comforter, the part that you see (and that touches your body) us just as important as what fills it. There are generally four types of coverings, each of which could be made from a different material. The difference between these fabrics is not just in the look, but in the weight and level of warmth that they provide.
  • Lightweight batiste fabric which is great for warmer weather or people who like to be cool when they sleep.
  • Damask fabrics are a woven type of covering that is heavier than the others, designed to provide warmth.
  • Cambric fabrics are woven, like damask but they are lighter in weight.
  • Sateen fabric which is similar to the soft, shiny and smooth feeling and appearance of satin.
Once you know the weight and type of fabric you want, the next thing to decide what material you want. Comforter covers can be made from materials such as cotton (or cotton blends), synthetic blends and wool. You will also want to take a look at the thread count, but don’t let that be the determining factor – it’s a myth that a fabric having a higher thread count automatically makes it better. Finally, you need to look at the stitching, which is more than just a decorative accent. The stitching is what holds the inner materials in place so it doesn’t shift. One of the first things to go on a cheap comforter is the thread that holds it all together.

Now let’s talk about that stuff on the inside. For comforter fillings, there are two broad categories – down filling and down alternative fillings. We have separate articles that go into more depth about each of these materials, but one of the biggest criteria in choosing between these two, besides price, is allergies. There is no doubt that a high quality down filled comforter is the ultimate in luxury, but some people have allergies and just can’t have one. If you are an allergy suffer, and we aren’t just referring to feather allergies, then you want a comforter that has both a covering and a inner filling that is hypoallergenic.

Regardless of which type of inner material you choose, you want to consider the fill power – the amount of space that the filling takes up, or in simpler terms, how thick is your comforter? This standard is typically measured by the amount of down feathers that are used, but down alternative covers usually provide information about the fill power equivalent. Comforters with higher fill power values will provide more warmth than lower ones. To give you a frame of reference, if you are someone who likes to be toasty and warm at night, you want at least a 600 fill power comforter.
Performance and Ease of Use
How do you measure the performance of a comforter? Needless to say, one aspect of this is how well this piece of bed linen adds to the beauty of your décor. Does it makes you smile when you look at it, almost happy to make your bed in the morning? If so, then it’s doing its job perfectly. For the purpose of our review, we chose to feature just white comforters from every manufacturer for two reasons. First, how a comforter looks is truly a matter of personal preference. White provides a blank canvas for any décor and since all of the comforters we are recommending also serve as duvet inserts you are free to get the exact look you want. The other reason for not focusing on the color or pattern is because when it comes right down to it, the inside is just as, if not more important than what’s on the outside.

A really good comforter will make you just as happy when you pull back the covers and climb underneath. Does it feel good against and over your body? Is it soft and snuggly? Does it provide you the temperature that you want? No matter how beautiful a comforter is, if it makes you sweat in the summer, or doesn’t keep you warm in the winter, it’s not serving its purpose. Temperature control is a matter of personal preference, so you will have to choose the comforter that’s right for you. Some people like extra thick comforters in the winter and different ones in the summer. Others like to have all season comforters, adding extra blankets when the weather gets cold.

The final thing to consider is whether or not your comforter is easy to care for and maintain. Needless to say, higher quality down comforters need a lot more special attention than regular machine washable down alternative comforters. Each and every one of the comforters that we are recommending comes with corner fasteners that allow you to encase it in a duvet comforter, making washing as simple as washing the sheets and changing a really large pillow case. You may even want to consider having at least two duvet covers so that you can quickly put another on while one is in the laundry.

What is the Best Affordable Comforter?

Choosing what “the best comforter” is for you will be a matter of personal preferences, but now that we know what’s important to look for when choosing a duvet insert style comforter, let’s take a look at 5 of the top brands and what they have to offer.
Our Top Choice
The Sleep Restoration Goose Down Alternative Comforter is a great all year-round comforter available in multiple sizes and colors to choose from. Everyone deserves a touch of luxury in their own home. If you want to feel like you’re staying in a 5* hotel every night, then you should definitely consider the Sleep Restoration Micromink Goose Down Alternative Comforter.
Sleep Restoration Goose Down Alternative Reversible Hypoallergenic Comforter, Multiple Colors & Sizes Available

Sleep Restoration Affordable Comforter RG-RVSDWNALTCMFT – Full/Queen, Grey/Black


Features
Sleep Restoration is passionate about…well, restoring your sleep! They’re committed to manufacturing innovative, functional but stylish bedding. They’ve got memory foam pillows, leg support pillows, down alternative comforters, bedding sheets with aloe vera, mattress pads and many more weird and wonderful inventions.

The Sleep Restoration Goose Down Alternative Comforter would be a stylish addition to any bedroom, in any season. This oversized comforter is constructed with durability in mind, with precise stitching and hard-wearing hems, it’ll stand the test of time. It’s hypoallergenic, protecting against mildew, dust mites and mold and it’s a lot easy to care for than a genuine down comforter. You can wash on a cool cycle and then hang out to dry in the sun or, if you’re not lucky enough to live in a climate with a lot of sunshine, you can simply put it on a cool tumble to dry.

Of course, one size (or color) does not fit all when it comes to comforters which is why Sleep Restoration has manufactured this comforter in 3 sizes; twin/twin XL (74x89”), full/queen (89x89”) and king/cal king (104x104”). So, once you’ve picked the right size for your bed, you can move on to pick the right color. There’s 10 to choose from including grey/black, aqua/ivory, brown/cream, burgundy/black and navy/sky blue, to name a few!
Best Value
The Utopia Bedding Comforter Duvet Insert is a hypoallergenic all year round comforter which also has corner tabs so you can use it as a duvet insert too. If you would prefer something more vibrant, rather than a plain white comforter, you could go for the Utopia Bedding Printed Comforter Set which also comes with 2 pillow shams.
Utopia Bedding Quilted Hypoallergenic Comforter Duvet Insert with Corner Tabs, Multiple Sizes Available

Utopia Bedding Affordable Comforter FBA_UB0063 - Queen 88-by-88 inch


Features
Utopia Bedding is committed to providing high-quality home products to everyone at an affordable price. They’ve got headquarters in the USA, with presence in Canada, China and Pakistan as well. Their product range includes bedding, kitchen, household, personal, fitness and wear products.

The Utopia Bedding Comforter Duvet Insert is just one of their extensive range of quality comforters. It’s extremely popular for its durable construction and minimalist, stylish design. Filled with plush siliconized fiberfill, this down alternative comforter will keep you cozy and warm in the winter months and happily comfortable in the summer, thanks to the box-stitched lofty design.

Utopia Bedding decided to make this comforter even more convenient by making it a 2-in-1 product. You can use as a comforter if you like, but there’s also corner tabs if you want to use it as a duvet insert. Being able to change the duvet cover is such a convenience for keeping your bedding fresh and also being able to switch up the décor of your room whenever you want. If you suffer from allergies, you’ll be pleased to know this synthetic down alternative comforter is totally hypoallergenic. You can wash this comforter in a washing machine as long as it’s on the lowest/coolest setting possible, although it is recommended to only wash your comforter once a year maximum.

You can purchase this comforter in three sizes; twin (64x88”), queen (88x88”) or king (90x102”). Utopia Bedding also manufactures comforters and duvet inserts in different colors if you’re not sure you want the white version!
The Egyptian Bedding Luxurious Goose Down Comforter is a luxurious Siberian goose down comforter with a 750 fill power, warm enough for the winter months and light and airy enough for summer. If you want to save a few bucks, you could opt for the Egyptian Bedding Goose Down Alternative Comforter which has a 600TC and 750 fill power.
Egyptian Bedding Luxurious 1200 Thread Count Goose Down Comforter, Multiple Sizes Available

Egyptian Bedding Affordable Comforter Egy-9875 - Queen


Features
Egyptian Bedding was launched in 2001 by two friends, Rick and Andy. They had a passion to make the best bed sheets ever and to offer them at a reasonable price. By manufacturing the products in-house they’ve managed to accomplish this and they’re now one of the largest online bedding retailers around. They’re product range includes duvets, down comforters, Egyptian cotton sheets, pillows and bed in a bag sets.

The Egyptian Bedding Luxurious Goose Down Comforter is one example of how they’ve managed to manufacture a high-quality, luxurious down comforter but still kept it affordable, coming in at under $150. If you’re looking for luxury, you’ll find it in this Siberian goose down comforter with a 750 fill power. It’s a fantastic all year comforter that’ll keep you warm in the winter and refreshingly cozy in the summer. The baffle box design will keep the down from shifting and prevent any cold spots forming.

When it comes to down comforters it’s not just what’s on the inside that counts. This comforter has a 1200 thread count Egyptian cotton outer shell which is soft and comfortable. It also help to have a high thread count when you’re purchasing down because it prevents leaking. This comforter is machine washable, however, dry cleaning is always recommended and as you don’t need to wash a comforter very often, this is probably the best option. Choose from twin (68x90”), full/queen (90x90”) or king/Cal king (106x90”) sizes.
The AmazonBasics 7-Pc Bed-in-a-Bag Set is a great value set which includes everything you need to rejuvenate your bedroom décor. It comes in tons of patterns/colors too. If you don’t need an entire 7-piece set, you could also opt for the AmazonBasics Down Alternative Comforter which is neutral, white and comes in 3 sizes to choose from too.
AmazonBasics 7-Piece Purple Floral Bed-in-a-Bag Set, Multiple Sizes & Patterns Available

AmazonBasics Affordable Comforter BIAB-FLORAL – Full/Queen


Features
AmazonBasics is a brand launched by Amazon in 2009. They wanted to provide consumers with reliable but affordable products, beginning with electronics like plugs and cables. It has since grown, and they now sell over 1,500 products under this brands.

The 7-Pc Bed-in-a-Bag Set is a fantastic example of the kind of affordability offered by AmazonBasics. The 7-piece set includes a comforter, flat sheet, fitted sheet, 2 shams and 2 pillow cases so you’ll have everything you need to freshen up the décor in your bedroom and all for under $50 (at the time of this review)! All parts of this set are made with 100% polyester microfiber which is super soft and comfortable. The comforter is also filled with 100% polyester for a cozy warmth even through winter. What’s more, this comforter set is entirely machine washable so it’s super convenient for busy lifestyles where handwashing or dry cleaning aren’t options.

You can purchase this bed-in-a-bag set in full/queen or twin/twin XL sizes depending on your needs. Although we’re featuring the floral purple design of this set, AmazonBasics also manufactures it in many other colors and designs including black Aztec, royal blue calvin stripe, dusty blue trellis and coral medallion. And that’s just to name a few!
The Beckham Luxury Linens 1600 Series Comforter is a stylish, luxurious comforter filled with synthetic goose down that’s hypoallergenic. If you’re not a fan of synthetic fillings for your comforter, try the Beckham Hotel Collection 100% Egyptian Cotton Down Comforter.
Beckham Luxury Linens Hotel Collection Goose Down Alternative Comforter, Multiple Sizes & Colors Available

Beckham Luxury Linens Affordable Comforter BHC-LWCMFTR – Full/Queen, Full White


Features
Beckham Luxury Linens believes that everyone should have the luxury of comfort at affordable prices. That’s why they’ve streamlined their production system to ensure you get the lowest possible prices for the highest-quality products. Their collection includes comforters, bed sheets, mattress pads and duvet cover sets.

The Beckham Luxury Linens 1600 Series Comforter is their most luxurious and softest comforter yet, packed with synthetic goose feathers for a cozy, lush feel. It’s really a 2-in-1 product as you can use it as a duvet insert too. That way you can change the design as much as you want and reinvent your bedroom décor every few weeks. Because this comforter is stuffed with synthetic materials, it’s also hypoallergenic and protects against dust mites, mildew and mold. It can also be machine washed on cool and dried in the sun or on a slow, gentle tumble until completely dry.

If you’re sold already on this extremely affordable yet luxurious comforter, choose from three sizes; twin/twin XL (66x92”), full/queen (86x88”) or king/Cal king (102x90”). Once you’ve selected the right size you can choose which color you’d prefer. There’s tons of options including navy blue, black, pink, cream, sky blue, burgundy and more!

Get the Best Affordable Comforter of 2018!

If you are looking for a good quality comforter that has an affordable price under $150, we know that you would be happy with any of our top 5 recommendations, 4 of which actually cost less than $100 for a king size.

Our Top Choice
Sleep Restoration Goose Down Alternative Comforter
Best Value
Utopia Bedding Comforter Duvet Insert
Egyptian Bedding Luxurious Goose Down Comforter
AmazonBasics 7-Pc Bed-in-a-Bag Set
Beckham Luxury Linens 1600 Series Comforter