I’ve learn so many opinions of the Buffy Cloud comforter. Customers’ comparisons vary from marshmallow to cotton sweet, due to its squishy, bounce-retaining fill created from layered recycled fiber. I’ve examined a super quantity of blankets—from weighted throws created from chunky loops of cotton yarn to sweat-wicking merino wool duvets designed to maintain you cool—however Buffy has lingered on my radar for years as an eco-conscious down various that paves its personal squishy path, reasonably than mimicking the cluster fluff of feathers.
Buffy launched in 2017 with a single product, a high-quality, all-season comforter, an inadvertent direct-to-consumer counterpart to the mattress-in-a-box growth. The corporate has since barely diversified, now providing two comforters, the summer-weight 100% eucalyptus Buffy Breeze and an up to date model of their hero product, the Buffy Cloud, in addition to bedding and pillows.
The Buffy Cloud re-launched in Could with a new quilting sample and the power to be machine washed. When Buffy despatched me one to check, it arrived in a flat pack, vacuumed tight, earlier than it blossomed to its full fluffy potential in a matter of seconds. Upon first squish, it appears like a marshmallow. It’s agency but in addition bouncy, virtually gel-like, due to layered fill created from recycled meals grade plastic. (The model claims to have diverted greater than 4 million plastic bottles from landfills in 2020.) Whereas it’s designed as a cover—and options loops for canopy fasteners—its tremendous smooth eucalyptus exterior is silky sufficient by itself, which is precisely how I’ve used it because it arrived at my house.
As I’ve talked about (complained) earlier than, my house can get stiflingly sizzling in the summer. As is the case with many poly-fill comforters, the Buffy finds its largest critics in those that sleep sizzling. The model provides the Breeze, a temperature-regulating, plant-based comforter, instead. However I’m chronically heat and nonetheless completely happy snuggled underneath my Cloud so long as the air conditioner retains working. The marshmallow-cloud-cotton candy-Squishmallow-effect is actual. It has glorious puff retention, is satisfyingly squeezable, and retains its fill in place with a new quatrefoil-shaped quilting.
The unhealthy? I’ve tossed it into my washer with plant-based detergent however to be utterly sincere, had no thought what to do when it got here time to dry. Buffy says to line dry, however discovering a well-ventilated house to hold a moist queen-size comforter in a metropolis residence is dismal. I tossed mine over my bathe rod and hoped it didn’t collapse underneath the burden. Some down various comforters—likewise filled with a poly mix—can survive a quick, low warmth cycle in a dryer, however I feared risking the elegant springiness of my Cloud and didn’t strive it. That mentioned, proceed at your individual discretion.
The Buffy Cloud starts at $129 and comes with a complimentary a 7-night trial. However after that one beneficiant squish, I doubt you’ll wish to let it go.