Buffy Comforter Review 2019

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Quick Overview

Buffy offers two comforters, the original Buffy Cloud Comforter and the New Buffy Breeze Comforter.

The Buffy Cloud Comforter, formerly just know as the Buffy Comforter, is not your average down-alternative comforter. It’s been all over social media since the duvet-in-a-box company launched in December 2017, and for good reason. The Buffy Cloud was created with both comfort and the environment in mind. Its shell is made from silky soft eucalyptus fabric, and it’s filled with pillowy layers of fiber made from recycled PET plastic bottles. The comforter is light, breathable and “cloud-like,” sleeping cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Buffy’s newest product, the Buffy Breeze Comforter, is the world’s first 100% plant-based comforter made for the mass market. This innovative comforter is made entirely from eucalyptus, making for a highly breathable fill and outer layer. In addition to that classic cloud-like comfort of the original Buffy, the Breeze provides a nearly unmatched level of temperature regulation that promotes great sleep for even the hottest of sleepers.

The Buffy comforters’ unique materials mean they’re gentler on the planet than many other comforters. By using recycled plastic instead of down, the Cloud comforter is animal-cruelty free and has helped keep 2.5 million plastic bottles out of landfills and oceans. Further, both models use eucalyptus over cotton, which is fast-growing and uses 10 times less water to grow than cotton.

Pros
  • Eucalyptus-based shell is soft and silky
  • Breeze features great temperature regulation
  • Light, fluffy and breathable
  • Naturally resistant to mold, mildew and dust mites
  • Eco-friendly materials
Cons
  • Free trial starts when order is placed (not when the comforter arrives)
  • Cloud sleeps somewhat hot
  • Pricier than some down-alternative comforters

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Buffy Comforter Sleep Ratings

Buffy Cloud Sleep 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

Excellent

Testing Results

The eucalyptus shell has a soft, silky feel that’s smoother than cotton. It’s cool to the touch and is naturally resistant to mold, mildew and dust mites.

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

Recycled-content polyester is airblown in layers, resulting in a light, fluffy and “cloud-like” feel.

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

Testing Results

The Buffy has a mid-weight feel and should do fine during the winter in most locations.

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

Very Good

Testing Results

Eucalyptus is naturally breathable, and the Buffy’s airy fill materials don’t retain heat as much as down does. Consequently, this comforter is very breathable, although it could get a bit too hot during the summer.

Category

Durability

Criteria

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

Rating

Very Good

Testing Results

Eucalyptus Lyocell is known for its durability, and because it’s naturally resistant to mold, mildew and mites, you don’t need to wash it as often, prolonging its lifespan.

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

This comforter doesn’t need to be washed as often as others due to its mold, mildew and mite resistant shell. However, dry cleaning is recommended when it does need to be cleaned.

The Buffy Scored well in practically all of our categories, establishing itself as a well-rounded, all-season comforter that we’re happy to recommend. Its greatest strengths are it’s breathability and its soft, light feel, which result primarily from it’s quality eucalyptus shell. Despite its light feel, the Buffy is fairly warm, and should be a practical comforter in all climates but the coldest and warmest extremes.

Buffy Breeze Sleep 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

Excellent

Testing Results

Like the cloud, the Breeze has a eucalyptus shell with a soft and silky feel. It’s cool to the touch and is naturally resistant to mold, mildew and dust mites.

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

The Breeze is filled with the same eucalyptus Lyocell that makes up the shell, making for a breathable and durable fill.

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

Good

Testing Results

While this comforter provides moderate warmth, those who live in colder climates may want opt for the Cloud instead.

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

Excellent

Testing Results

Made of 100% eucalyptus, known for its airflow and moisture-wicking properties, the Breeze is about as breathable as they come.

Category

Durability

Criteria

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

Rating

Very Good

Testing Results

Eucalyptus Lyocell is a very durable material. Further, its mold, mildew and mite-resistance makes it so you don’t have to wash it as much, lengthening its lifespan.

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

Since this comforter is resistant to dust, mildew and mold, it does not need to be cleaned as much as other comforters. When it does need cleaning, however, Buffy recommends dry cleaning.

Like the Cloud, the Breeze scored well across the board, and we’d happily recommend both of them. More breathable than the Cloud, the Breeze sacrifices a little warmth for its excellent temperature regulation. We’d opt for the Cloud if you live in colder climate and the Breeze if you live in a warmer area.

What You Need to Know About the Buffy Comforter

While sheets and pillows are frequently replaced every couple of years, a quality, well-cared for comforter can last 10 years or more. That’s why it’s especially important to select the right comforter for your unique needs and preferences, lifestyle, bed size, and budget. To help you determined whether the Buffy is the right fit, we’ve created a buying guide that covers Buffy’s materials, construction, cleaning, and more.

Materials and Construction

Among the most compelling characteristics of both the Buffy Cloud and Buffy Breeze comforters are their eco-conscious, animal cruelty-free constructions. Buffy comforters are crafted completely from plant-based and reclaimed materials.

The outer layer of the Buffy Cloud comforter is made from Lyocell, a natural fabric crafted from eucalyptus wood pulp from Austria. Eucalyptus fiber is hailed for being naturally soft, soothing, and anti-inflammatory. The durable, plant-based fabric resists microbes and pathogens like mold, mildew, dust mites.

Inside the Buffy Cloud, you’ll find an equally environmentally friendly fill. Every Buffy is spun from around 50 reclaimed BPA- and phthalate-free PET plastic bottles. Buffy’s fill is air-blown and layered to mimic the soft, fluffy feel of a cloud.

The 100% recycled polyester is kinder to the environment than traditional polyester, which is sourced from new petroleum. Buffy’s sustainable fill manufacturing process has helped keep 2,500,000 plastic bottles out of landfills.

The Buffy Breeze is 100% plant-based, with both the outer shell and the full consisting of Eucalyptus Lyocell. Not only is the Breeze more sustainably produced than your average comforter, but it’s also fully compostable, with USDA bio-based and Vincotte certifications. Eucalyptus is known as one of the most breathable and durable materials.

Product Name Shell Material Fill Material
Buffy Cloud Lyocell sourced from eucalyptus Polyester from recycled PET plastic bottles
Buffy Breeze Lyocell sourced from eucalyptus Lyocell sourced from eucalyptus

Sizes and Pricing

The Buffy comforter comes in three different sizes to accommodate most mattress designs. See Buffy sizes and pricing below.

Size Dimensions Cloud Price
Breeze Price
Twin/Twin XL 70” x 90” $130 $180
Full/Queen 90” x 94” $160 $220
King/Cal King 104” x 94” $200 $260

Delivery & Product Care

Delivery Buffy ships for free anywhere in the continental US.
Product Care Dry clean your Buffy Comforter or wash in large, industrial washing machine.
Full delivery and product care details

Delivery Policy

Buffy offers shipping to anywhere in the continental US. Customers can choose from free shipping via UPS Ground (4 – 7 days) or expedited shipping (2 days) for $49. If you choose standard shipping, your order will ship within one business day of placing your order.

You can also request a shipment to Canada by calling 1-855-466-4812 or emailing [email protected]. Buffy doesn’t currently offer other international shipping.

Product Care

Buffy recommends that you dry clean your comforter to make it last. It can be washed in a large, industrial-sized washing machine, but some of the materials could be damaged in a standard washing machine.

The good news is that because its shell is naturally resistant to mold, mildew and dust mites, you won’t need to wash the Buffy Comforter as frequently as other comforters. You can also purchase a separate duvet cover, but it might interfere with the comforter’s cooling qualities and lightweight feel.

Sleep Trial and Warranty

Sleep trial Buffy offers a free trial
Warranty Manufacturing defects covered on a case by case basis.
Full trial period and warranty details

Sleep Trial

Buffy offers a free sleep trial:

  • Customers aren’t actually charged until after the trial is up.
  • The trial period begins the day you place your order.
  • To initiate a return, call 1-855-466-4812.
  • Returned comforters are donated to homeless shelters and charities.

Warranty

Buffy doesn’t offer a traditional warranty. However, they may cover manufacturing defects on a case by case basis. They encourage users who claim their Buffy has non user-related damage to contact them.

Company Information

Company History

Buffy was launched in December 2017 by Leo Wang, a second-generation bedding maker who comes from a family with 50 years of experience in the industry.

BBB Rating

C+

Physical Stores

Buffy doesn’t have any physical stores but does occasionally host pop-up stores.

Contact Buffy

[email protected] | 1-855-466-4812 | buffy.co

Find Buffy on Social Media

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