How to Choose a Synthetic Comforter

If you are down–sensitive, try any of our synthetic comforters, made
with our premium synthetic fill that lofts just like natural down.
We make our synthetic filled pillows with the same care as our
down filled comforters, and all carry our complete satisfaction guarantee.

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Whether referred to as a down alternative comforter or a synthetic comforter, there are a number of different factors that should be considered when selecting your comforter.

Step 1. Choose a Synthetic Comforter Warmth Level
Step 2. Choose a Synthetic Comforter Fabric Style
Step 3. Step 3. Choose a Synthetic Comforter Size

Our lofty synthetic fill for our comforters is made from specially engineered fibers that cluster just like down, without clumping or matting. Most polyester fill comforters are filled with one piece of fiber that's not nearly as soft. Our synthetic comforters can be machine washed and dried. Like all of our down filled comforters, our synthetic comforters, pillows, and featherbeds are made in Maine, one at a time, by Cuddledown.

How to Choose a Synthetic Fill Comforter

Because each of us is unique, and not all comforters are alike, choosing a synthetic comforter can be confusing. To make it easier, consider these questions:

  • Are you a warm sleeper or a cold sleeper?
  • Is your bedroom warm or drafty? What is the average temperature?
  • What is your climate? Will you use your comforter year-round or seasonally?

We also provide an easy to use tool to choose the best comforter for your needs. Try our Perfect Comforter Picker.

Step 1. Choose a Synthetic Comforter Warmth Level

Line up the temperature of your bedroom with how you usually feel while you are sleeping. Where the two meet is the warmth level that you should choose.

Temperature of your bedroom: Type of sleeper you are:
Always warm Normal to warm Normal to cold Always cold
over 70º Synthetic Blanket Synthetic Blanket Synthetic Blanket Synthetic Blanket or Summer Comforter
65º-70º Synthetic Blanket Synthetic Blanket or Summer Comforter Summer Comforter Summer Comforter or Level 1
60º-65º Synthetic Blanket or Summer Comforter Summer Comforter or Level 1 Level 1 or Level 2 Level 2
55º-60º Summer Comforter or Level 1 Level 1 or Level 2 Level 2 Level 2
below 55º Level 1 or Level 2 Level 2 Level 2 Level 2

Synthetic Blanket

Equivalent warmth to a medium-weight blanket, but softer and loftier – comfort you only get from a down comforter.

Summer Comforter

All the warmth of a thick blanket, yet light and puffy. Ideal for warm bedrooms or warm sleepers and can be used year round.

Warmth Level 1

The warmth of one or two thick blankets, without the weight. Our most popular warmth level, typically used fall through spring.

Warmth Level 2

Provides the warmth of two to three thick blankets. Suitable for cold sleepers in cool bedrooms or warm sleepers in cold climates.

Unsure of the exact warmth level?

If you are still unsure which comforter is right for you, we suggest you choose the lower of the two warmth levels that most closely matches your sleep habits. A flannel comforter cover will add warmth in the colder months. Feel free to call us at 800-323-6793 for additional help.

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Step 2. Choose a Synthetic Comforter Fabric Style

Once you have decided on your desired Warmth Level, you'll also need to choose which fabric quality you prefer. There are several different fabric qualities in 100% cotton. Certified Safe Fabric

  • Batiste Fabric
      is extremely light in weight with excellent durability
  • Sateen Fabric
      offers a wonderfully soft feel and high sheen
  • Damask Fabric
      is an excellent quality at a great price
  • Cambric Fabric
     is a basic weave with an excellent value

All Cuddledown cotton comforter fabrics are down and down alternative proof — guaranteed not to leak down or feathers and certified by Oeko-Tex® to be free from harmful chemicals.

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Step 3. Choose a Synthetic Comforter Size

A comforter should be big enough to cover all of you, and that's why we make our down comforters larger, and in more sizes to choose from. Oversized styles are also available.

  • Throw Size
     – 53" x 67"
  • Twin Size
     – 68" x 86"
  • Full Size
     – 81" x 86"
  • Queen Size
     – 92" x 88"
  • Oversized Queen Size
     – 98" x 98"
  • King Size
     – 107" x 92"
  • Oversized King Size
     – 116" x 98"

Choose the warmth level you need, and the ticking you prefer, browse our collection and order the comforter that is right for you. We guarantee a great night's sleep! If you have any additional questions, please let us know, either by email, or by calling our Customer Service Department at 800-323-6793, or use our Live Chat feature (chat by clicking on the Live Chat link found to the left of the shopping basket icon, at the top of your screen.)

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Down Comforters

Cuddledown uses seven types of down – each is far superior to the more common down found in mass produced down comforters. All of the down we use has been carefully washed four times and de-dusted to be hypoallergenic — less apt to cause an allergic reaction. This special process costs more, but we want our pillows and comforters to be the very best.

Shop down comforters

Down vs. Synthethic

If you are unsure whether you would prefer a down comforter or a down alternative comforter, read How To Choose A Down Alternative Comforter for more information on our down comforters.

Need Help Choosing?

Our "Perfect Comforter Picker" tool is designed to help you find the perfect comforter for your bedroom temperature, body temperature, and fill and fabric prefences. From durable and budget-friendly cotton cambric to luxuriously soft heirloom silk, and from allergy-friendly synthetic, to 600 fill power duck down to rare and valuable eiderdown, we have comforters to meet every need and budget.

Our "Perfect Comforter Picker" can also help you find the best comforter for your sleeping style.

Made in the USA by Cuddledown

Craftsmanship. Heritage. Quality. Experience. Made in Maine. These are some of the words used to describe Cuddledown.

We make our down comforters and synthetic comforters by hand in Maine, and our highly skilled manufacturing team has over 70 years of experience between them! See how it's done in our video, “How We Make Your Comforter.”

Video: How we make our down comforters
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