Brooklinen Comforter Review 2019

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Quick Overview

On a mission to make high quality bedding more affordable, Rich and Vicki Fulop founded Brooklinen — an online-based bedding company that cuts out the middleman to sell products at direct-to-consumer prices.

In addition to sheets, pillows, towels, bath accessories, Brooklinen sells both down-filled and down-alternative comforters. The Brooklinen Down Comforter features a sateen cotton shell filled with sustainable white Canadian down and comes in a choice of Lightweight or All-Season warmth options. Their Down Alternative Comforter is virtually identical in design, but is filled with a hypoallergenic, vegan-friendly microfiber polyfill that mimics the warmth and texture of natural down. It is also available in both All-Season and Lightweight warmth options.

To help you decide whether Down or Down Alternative Brooklinen Comforters are right for you, we’ve compiled a comprehensive buyer’s guide — beginning with a list of pros and cons.

Pros
  • Down is responsibly sourced Canadian white down from Hutterite farms
  • Award-winning down-alternative polyfill made from shaved microfibers to mimic down texture
  • Choice of 700 fill power All-Season or 600 fill power Lightweight
  • Baffle-box stitching keeps filling in place
  • Free shipping & returns within U.S.
  • 365-day trial with lifetime warranty
Cons
  • Dry-clean only

Informing Our Review

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Brooklinen Comforter Sleep Ratings

Brooklinen Down Comforter Ratings

Category Criteria Buffy Cloud Comforter Rating What Our Testing Shows
Category

Shell Material Quality

Criteria

The shell refers to the exterior of the comforter and determines how it feels on your skin. This category rates the quality of the materials used to make the shell.

Rating

Very Good

Testing Results

The outer shell of the Brooklinen Down Comforter is crafted from a soft, 400-thread-count sateen fabric. The fabric is sewn in a grid-like, baffle-box construction to keep the filling in place, and includes a loop on each corner to easily attach to a duvet cover.

Category

Fill Material Quality

Criteria

The fill is the material found in the interior of the comforter. This category rates the quality of the materials used to make the fill.

Rating

Excellent

Testing Results

Committed to responsible manufacturing, Brooklinen fills its down comforters with soft, fluffy clusters from the underbelly of ducks and geese from sustainable Hutterite farms in Northwest Canada. The down is sorted and cleaned through a five-step process to ensure the fluffiest, highest quality clusters are selected.

Category

Warmth

Criteria

This category rates how warm a comforter is. Some comforters will keep you warm in cold temperatures while some require that you bundle up with an additional blanket.

Rating

Excellent (All-season)

Very Good (Lightweight)

Testing Results

Designed to be used during cooler temperatures as well as warmer climates, the All-Season Down Comforter features a higher fill power (700) than the Lightweight version (600). With a higher loft and fluffiness, the All-Season Comforter is able to hold in more heat and keep you warm in cold weather. Alternatively, the lower fill power of the Lightweight comforter means less insulation, so you may need an additional blanket during colder nights to keep you warm.

Category

Breathability

Criteria

Breathable comforters won’t retain as much heat and will keep users from sleeping too hot. Breathability results from good airflow and a tendency to wick away moisture.

Rating

Good (All-Season)

Very Good (Lightweight)

Testing Results

Both the All-Season and Lightweight versions feature a soft, silky sateen cotton shell that allows for good breathability. However, the denser weave may not be as breathable as other weaves, such as percale. With its lower fill-power, the Lightweight version allows for more airflow than the All-Season.

Category

Durability

Criteria

How long the comforter lasts with proper care. The average comforter lasts for around 15 years.

Rating

Very Good

Testing Results

Brooklinen Down Comforters are sewn with a sturdy baffle-box construction to ensure the filling stays in place and the comforters remain fluffy over time.

Category

Cleaning

Criteria

Depending on the construction, different comforters have different cleaning requirements. This category measures the ease of cleaning the comforter.

Rating

Good

Testing Results

Brooklinen Down Comforters should be dry-cleaned for best results.

Overall, our testers were impressed with the sustainable materials and durable design of the Brooklinen Down Comforters. Those who tend to sleep cold or live in colder climates will appreciate the added insulation of the All-Season Comforter, while those who sleep warm may opt for the lower fill power of the Lightweight version. Our only notes were that sateen shell, while dense and silky, isn’t the most breathable of cotton weaves. In addition, cleaning may be a hassle for some since the blankets are dry-clean only.

Brooklinen Down Alternative Comforter Ratings

Category Criteria Buffy Breeze Comforter Rating What Our Testing Shows
Category

Shell Material Quality

Criteria

The shell refers to the exterior of the comforter and determines how it feels on your skin. This category rates the quality of the materials used to make the shell.

Rating

Very Good

Testing Results

The shell on the Brooklinen Down Alternative Comforter is identical to that of the Down version. It’s made from 400 thread count sateen sewn in a baffle-box grid, featuring a loop on each corner to tie to a duvet cover.

Category

Fill Material Quality

Criteria

The fill is the material found in the interior of the comforter. This category rates the quality of the materials used to make the fill.

Rating

Very Good

Testing Results

The Brooklinen Down Alternative Comforter is filled with a shaved microfiber polyfill designed to mimic the feel of down. The down-alternative fill is vegan and 100% hypoallergenic.

Category

Warmth

Criteria

This category rates how warm a comforter is. Some comforters will keep you warm in cold temperatures while some require that you bundle up with an additional blanket.

Rating

Very Good (All- Season)

Good (Lightweight)

Testing Results

As with the Down version, the Alternative Down Comforter comes in a choice of two warmths: All-Season (700 fill power) and Lightweight (600 fill power).

Category

Breathability

Criteria

Breathable comforters won’t retain as much heat and will keep users from sleeping too hot. Breathability results from good airflow and a tendency to wick away moisture.

Rating

Good (All-Season)

Very Good (Lightweight)

Testing Results

Like the Down Comforter, the Down Alternative version features a soft, 400 thread count cotton sateen shell. The silky, slightly dense material may not be as breathable as other cotton weaves, though we found the Lightweight version traps less air than the All-Season.

Category

Durability

Criteria

How long the comforter lasts with proper care. The average comforter lasts for around 15 years.

Rating

Very Good

Testing Results

The sturdy baffle-box stitching and high-quality materials give the Brooklinen Down Alternative an above-average durability.

Category

Cleaning

Criteria

Depending on the construction, different comforters have different cleaning requirements. This category measures the ease of cleaning the comforter.

Rating

Good

Testing Results

Similar to the Down Comforter, the Down Alternative version is dry-clean only.

Identical to the Down Comforter except for filling, the Brooklinen Down Alternative Comforter is a good choice for those with allergies or those who prefer a vegan product. Instead of down feathers, the Down Alternative Comforter is filled with a shaved hypoallergenic microfiber polyfill designed to mimic the texture of down. Just like the down version, the Down Alternative Comforter may sleep warm for some due to its denser sateen shell. Similarly, the Brooklinen Down Alternative Comforter is dry-clean only.

What You Need to Know about the Brooklinen Comforter

Now, we’ll dive into everything you need to know about both of the Brooklinen Comforters, including the Down and Down Alternative versions. We’ll explore materials and construction, fill, sizing, pricing, delivery options and care instructions.

Materials & Construction

We’ll start by taking a closer look at the materials and construction of both the Brooklinen Down and Down Alternative Comforters.

The Brooklinen Down Comforter is stuffed with soft, fluffy, all-natural down clusters from the insulating layer of inner feathers of adult birds. Brooklinen sources their down from responsible Hutterite farming communities in Northwest Canada, then cleaning it in a rigorous five-stage process and sorting it into small batches to select the fluffiest, highest quality clusters.

The down clusters are encased in a 400 thread count sateen shell that is sewn into a baffle-box grid, so fabric “walls” keep the filling fluffy and evenly distributed. Each corner of the comforter features a loop that can fasten to a duvet cover.

By contrast, the Brooklinen Down Alternative Comforter is filled with a hypoallergenic, vegan shaved microfiber polyfill that is shaved to mimic the texture of down. Like the Down Comforter, the Down Alternative also features a 400 thread count sateen shell sewn in the same baffle-box construction style to keep the filling in place.

Product Name Shell Material Fill Material
Brooklinen Down Comforter 400 thread count sateen cotton Responsibly sourced, Canadian white down from Hutterite farms
Brooklinen Down Alternative Comforter 400 thread count sateen cotton Microfiber polyfill shaved to mimic down’s texture

Fill Specifications

Fill power is the cubic inch measure of the space an ounce of down or down alternative takes up. Higher fill power means larger down clusters and a lighter, fluffier, more insulating comforter.

Alternatively, fill weight refers to the filling’s weight in ounces. A higher fill weight usually means a heavier comforter, though not necessarily a warmer one. For instance, a comforter with a high fill weight but a low fill power should be heavy but not overly hot.

With the Brooklinen All-Season Comforters, the high fill power and fill weight combined work together to offer warmth — suitable for those who sleep cool or colder temperatures. Meanwhile, with the Lightweight Comforters, a lower fill power and weight should translate to a cooler comforter with more breathability — suitable for hot sleepers and warmer temperatures.

Product Name Fill Power Fill Weight for Full/Queen Size
Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter 700 25 oz
Brooklinen Lightweight Down Comforter 600 19 oz
Brooklinen All-Season Down Alternative Comforter 700 53 oz
Brooklinen Lightweight Down Alternative Comforter 600 39 oz

Sizing & Pricing

We’ve listed the different sizes and pricing of the Brooklinen Comforters below. The Down Comforters are slightly higher priced than their Down Alternative counterparts because they use a natural, sustainably sourced product rather than synthetic material. Similarly, the All-Season Comforters are more expensive than the Lightweight Comforters because of their higher fill power, which means that more filling is used in the manufacturing process.

Brooklinen Down Comforter

Size Dimensions All-Season Price Lightweight Price
Twin/Twin XL 64” x 90” $299 $199
Full/Queen 90” x 90” $349 $299
King/California King 106” x 90” $399 $349

Brooklinen Down Alternative Comforter

Size Dimensions All-Season Price Lightweight Price
Twin/Twin XL 64” x 90” $199 $179
Full/Queen 90” x 90” $249 $229
King/California King 106” x 90” $299 $269

Delivery & Product Care

Delivery Brooklinen ships free to all 50 states.
Product Care Dry-clean only
Full delivery and product care details

Delivery Policy

Brooklinen offers free shipping via USPS Priority Mail to destinations within the U.S., including PO boxes. The company also offers shipping to international destinations, but may charge additional fees to cover additional duties and taxes.

Orders placed on items in stock should be processed within one to two business days. You may also opt for expedited shipping to have the order ship out the same business day at an additional charge.

After placing an order, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking information for checking delivery status

Product Care

For best results, Brooklinen comforters should be dry cleaned professionally.

Sleep Trial & Warranty

Sleep trial 365 days
Warranty Lifetime
Full trial period and warranty details

Sleep Trial

Brooklinen accepts returns within 365 days of purchase and offers free return shipping to destinations within the U.S. The company issues refunds in the original method of purchase.

Warranty

Brooklinen backs all of their products with a lifetime warranty. If their comforters or other bedding tears, frays, or pills, the company will repair the item free of charge. If repairs are not possible, Brooklinen will replace the product.

Company Information

Company History

Brooklinen was founded in 2014.

BBB Rating

Brooklinen has earned an A rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Physical Stores

Brooklinen doesn’t operate any physical stores.

Contact Brooklinen

[email protected] | (646) 798-7447 | www.brooklinen.com

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