Buffy Comforter Reviews

Find out why the Buffy down-alternative comforters are taking over social media and see our thoughts on both.

By Loren Bullock

If you’ve been on any social media recently, chances are you’ve seen or heard about the Buffy Comforter. What you might not know is that Buffy actually has two comforters rather than one: the Cloud Comforter and the Breeze Comforter. Check out the difference, and see which one matches your needs.

The Cloud

In 2017, the Buffy Cloud Comforter hit the internet and has been making waves ever since. Formerly known as the Buffy Comforter, the Cloud Comforter by Buffy is known for its fluffy feel and environmentally-conscious materials.

What It’s Made Of

The Cloud Comforter is made of two unique materials: eucalyptus fiber and recycled polyester. In fact, the inner fill consists of 100% recycled polyester made from BPA-free PET plastic water bottles. And, if that’s not green enough for you, these recycled plastic bottle are pulled from oceans and landfills. Once salvaged from the ocean, the recycled PET bottles are then turned into soft, polyester fibers The end result? A product that simultaneously cleans the earth while bringing you comfort.

The outer shell of the Cloud Comforter is made of 100 percent, 300 thread count eucalyptus fiber. Eucalyptus fiber, or lyocell, is a sustainable version of rayon. Buffy sources it from the wood pulp of Eucalyptus trees because it uses less water than cotton to cultivate. Buffy then uses a “closed-loop system” to transform the pulp into fiber. The closed loop system reuses solvents, so barely anyway waste is created in the production process.

Special Features

Buffy puts a lot of care into the production of their comforters, and it shows. Here are some special features that pushes the Cloud from being a good comforter to a great comforter:

Hypoallergenic: Not only is eucalyptus fiber naturally hypoallergenic, but it’s also naturally resistant to mold, mildew, and dust mites. This lengthens the life of the Cloud tremendously because it won’t need to be cleaned as often.

Year-Round Warmth: The natural cooling properties of the eucalyptus shell work in tandem with the thick layers of polyester to promote insulation that keeps you warm all night long.

Cruelty-Free Materials: The Cloud is made of down-alternative materials—no birds were harmed in the making of the comforter. On top of that, each Cloud needs about 50 bottles to make; that means 50 plastic bottles are taken out of the environment they’re polluting.

Sizes and Prices

The Cloud comes in hybrid sizes, meaning they could fit two types of mattresses:

  • Twin/Twin XL (70” x 90”), $120
  • Full/Queen (90” x 94”), $150
  • King/Cal King (104” x 94”), $190

Pros and Cons

Here is a summary of the best and worst qualities of ordering the Cloud:

Pros Cons
Eco-Friendly: Buffy clearly cares about the environment because, when you buy the Cloud, you’re contributing to the clean up of the oceans and landfills. Cleaning Hassle: You can’t just toss this comforter into the washing machine, the material is to too delicate. The recommended way to clean is to dry clean, which customers may consider inconvenient and expensive.
Soft and Fluffy: The Cloud has its name for a reason. Despite the fill being made with plastic bottles, the fibers created with them are snuggle-worthy. Not for Hot Sleepers: The Cloud is great for year-round warmth, but not so much for sleepers who naturally sleep warm. If you’re a hot sleeper, this comforter probably isn’t for you.
Trial Period: Try before you buy is pretty unique in the online order world; taking advantage is a must.

The Breeze

The Breeze Comforter is Buffy’s most recent creation and is the very first 100% plant-based comforter, specifically designed to keep you cool all night long.

What It’s Made Of

While the Cloud consisted of a eucalyptus shell and a polyester interior, the Breeze is entirely made of 100 percent eucalyptus fiber—both inner and outer. Using eucalyptus fiber as the exterior gives a soft, cool-to-the-touch feel while the interior fiber allows the comforter to be breathable.

Special Features

Because Buffy produces both comforters, the special features mentioned in this are largely the same. The Breeze is just more suitable for people who sleep hot.

Regulates Body Temperature: Eucalyptus fiber is breathable, allowing body heat to escape rather than get trapped. The exterior is naturally cool to the touch, offering temperature regulation that keeps you cool in warmer bedrooms: a hot sleeper’s dream—literally!

Cruelty-Free: This down-alternative comforter offers a feather-alternative option for vegan sleepers who enjoy the soft feel of a feather down comforter.

Hypoallergenic: Eucalyptus fiber is naturally hypoallergenic, anti-inflammatory, and resistant to mold, mildew, and dust mites. So, the Breeze lasts longer than a regular down comforter.

Sizes and Prices

The Breeze also has dual sizes for its comforters:

  • Twin/Twin XL (70” x 90”), $170
  • Full/Queen size (90” x 94”), $210
  • King/Cal King (104” x 94”), $250.

Pros and Cons

The Pros and Cons for the Breeze are rather similar to the Cloud, with a few exceptions, of course:

Pros Cons
Eco-Friendly: Being the first completely plant-based comforter is a huge step towards green materials; the Breeze is ground-breaking. Cleaning Hassle: Unless you have an industrial-size washing machine lying around, dry cleaning is the best way to keep you comforter in tact for its lifespan.
Keeps You Cool: The Breeze is a great option for hot sleepers: soft enough to cuddle under, but breathable enough to not wake up with it bunched at your feet. Not Duvet Cover-Friendly: The Breeze is cool to the touch, but using a duvet cover completely renders that feature null and void. So, if you are a duvet cover enthusiast, I’d say check out the Cloud.
Trial Period: Again I say, try before you buy is pretty unique in the online order world; taking advantage is a must.

 


Shipping and Returns

Buffy offers free shipping both when you buy and if you decide to return. They ship anywhere in the continental US and Canada (upon request). It should take about 3-5 business days to get to you. When comforters are returned, Buffy donates them to local charities or shelters.

Buffy has a rather unique trial period in that it’s a free-trial period. Upon ordering either comforter, Buffy places a 7-day hold on your order, so no money comes out of your account until you’ve slept on it. You then have 30 days to initiate your return for a full refund if it doesn’t work out for you.

Which One Is For Me?

Now that you’ve read all about the two comforters Buffy offers, you might be wondering which one best suits you. The answer, I believe lies in two factors: your sleep temperature and your budget. If you sleep hot, I say the Breeze, if you sleep cool or normal, I’d say give the Cloud a try.

Both Buffy comforters offer pretty good quality for their price, and the have a kick-butt trial period where you have nothing to lose but time. If you want to be a little frugal I say the Cloud; if you’re trying to splurge a bit, try the Breeze. Either way, both comforters have great longevity, so it’s a good investment no matter what you choose.


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