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Buffy Comforters Review

Our in-depth review of Buffy comforters where we cover their different products and help you find which Buffy comforter is right for you.

By Tyler Moyer

The concept of a mattress-in-a-box has boomed over the last several years, so it was only a matter of time before someone took a stab at applying the idea to other products. Buffy, a rising star in the bedding world, launched in December of 2019 as a duvet-in-a-box startup. While the packaging is somewhat disruptive on its own, Buffy products have another edge on competitors: they use earth-friendly materials like eucalyptus fibers and recycled plastic bottles in the place of cotton.

In this article, we’re reviewing Buffy’s two comforters, the original Buffy Cloud Comforter and the newer Buffy Breeze Comforter. Read on to learn about how Buffy marries comfort and environmental friendliness in its products, the difference between the Cloud and the Breeze, the company’s vision and mission, and which of Buffy’s comforters may be right for you.

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The Buffy Cloud

The Buffy Cloud Comforter was originally launched as the Buffy Comforter, and it’s the first product that the company brought to the market. The comforter’s shell is made of biodegradable lyocell that’s sourced from eucalyptus, which has a smaller footprint than common materials like cotton and a silky-soft feel. The fill of the Cloud consists of pillowy fibers that are 100% sourced from recycled PET plastic bottles.

The Cloud’s nontraditional materials are what set it apart from other comforters, not to mention the fact that Buffy was able to create an incredibly fluffy and cozy product in spite of eschewing cotton and down. Buffy describes the fluffy fibers on the interior of the Cloud comforter as “finer than an eyelash and silky soft in texture,” which is quite a departure from the image that came to my mind when I read that it was filled with material made entirely from recycled bottles. 

Surprisingly, the eucalyptus shell feels even smoother than cotton. Plus, it’s naturally mold, mildew, and dust mite resistant. Overall, the comforter has a medium-weight feel but is breathable. The materials inside don’t retain heat like down feathers, which means the Buffy Cloud will keep you relatively cool in summer and warm in winter.

There’s a lot to love about the Buffy Cloud, but here are some things to consider prior to purchasing. While the comforter doesn’t require frequent washing, thanks to its resistant shell, dry cleaning is recommended when it does need to be cleaned. If you’re a fan of easy washing, this may feel like an inconvenience. Also, while the comforter is breathable overall, sleepers in very warm climates may find it too hot during the summer. The Buffy Cloud Comforter comes in all sizes, ranging from Twin and Twin XL to King and California king. Prices range from $130 for a Twin to $200 for a King size.

The Breeze

With their second comforter, the Buffy Breeze, the company again aimed to appeal to the eco-conscious. In the Buffy Breeze, both the outer shell and fill consist of lyocell derived from eucalyptus. This comforter was created for those who sleep hot, and it’s especially breathable and cool to the touch. 

Similar to the Buffy Cloud, the shell of the Buffy Breeze is made from biodegradable lyocell sourced from eucalyptus. However, instead of material derived from recycled bottles as the fill, you’ll find the same eucalyptus lyocell. Buffy layers the material inside of the Breeze to create a soft, fluffy feel that mimics the Buffy Cloud but is more breathable. 

The Buffy Breeze is available in the same size range, Twin to California King, as the Cloud but it’s a little more expensive. Expect to pay between $180 for a Twin and $260 for a California King. Just like the Buffy Cloud, dry cleaning your Buffy Breeze comforter is recommended. 

Shipping, Returns, and Trial Period

In any purchase decision, a company’s policies and reputation can sway shoppers one way or the other. We’re glad to say that Buffy has customer-friendly policies, providing free shipping within the U.S., a free trial period for their comforters, a limited warranty, and free returns. Most orders arrive within 3 to 5 business days, and you can sleep with your Cloud or Breeze comforter up to seven nights before you’re charged for the purchase.

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Which is Best for Me?

While we think this comforter will appeal to the vast majority of sleepers, let’s cover who might not enjoy it first. If you think $160 to $250 is too much to spend on a comforter or it’s out of your budget, this won’t be the one for you. Secondly, if the thought of dry cleaning chores gives you a headache, you’ll want to find a comforter with lower maintenance wash care. Lastly, if your tastes for bedding trend toward fluffy, thick, cloud-like comforters, you may find both the Buffy Cloud and the Buffy Breeze a little too flat. 

On the other hand, if you’re on the edge of your seat at the appeal of Buffy’s eco-friendly designs, innovative approach, and spun, cotton-candy like eucalyptus fibers, you’ll need to determine whether the Buffy Cloud or the Buffy Breeze is right for you. 

This will come down to two factors: price and sleeping temperature. If you’re on a budget, the Buffy Cloud will impact your wallet slightly less than the Buffy Breeze. Second, if you tend to burn up at night, the Breeze will work well. 

Regardless of whether you choose the Cloud or the Breeze, we think you’ll be happy with a Buffy comforter. They’re incredibly soft, whisper-quiet, innovative, and don’t get lumpy like some cotton products. Both comforters are relatively cooling, compatible with a duvet cover, and, when you account for the fact that you’re sleeping under something made from earth-friendly or recycled materials, you’ll probably sleep better.

About Buffy

Buffy’s CEO, Leo Wang, comes from a family with more than 50 years of experience in bedding. The company’s marketing, as evidenced by Instagram, is meant to be shareable, appealing to millennials in an age where eco-consciousness is almost trendy. The startup launched in December of 2017 and quickly became a rising star in the bedding industry. Buffy’s mission is “to make comfy products using innovative materials and design – not cruelty or waste.”

To do this, Buffy opts for natural, earth-friendly materials rather than down or cotton. Buffy chose eucalyptus as its source for lyocell, which is made from dissolving wood pulp, because of eucalyptus’ skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. According to Buffy’s website, the eucalyptus fibers the company uses in its products require ten times less water and are milled in a zero-footprint, Oeko-tex certified environment in Austria.

Passionate about preventing environmental damage and animal cruelty, Buffy also states on its website that 100 square feet of cotton needs 1,000 to 3,000 gallons of water to grow, and the typical down comforter requires 2 pounds of down or the feathers of 12 geese or ducks. To customers, these statements help make the positive environmental impact of purchasing a Buffy comforter in lieu of a traditional cotton or down comforter a little more tangible.