A warm-weather comforter that's heavy and cool
September 3, 2009 2:37 PM Subscribe
My spouse is desperately looking for a "summer comforter", that is at the same time heavy and not-too-hot!
posted by muddgirl to shopping (25 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
We've tried a normal polyester comforter (heavy enough, a little too hot) and a duvet-style comforter from Target that was labeled "Warm" (certainly heavy enough, also a little too hot). On the other end, the single-layer woven blanket that I use isn't heavy enough. He hates having multiple layers of sheets/blankets, which is why I think a duvet is the way to go.
Now, I'm looking for the softest, thinnest duvet insert to see if that will satisfy him. But it seems like "heavy" and "breathable enough to be cool" are mutually exclusive. Does anyone have experience finding a good summer comforter? Is there a particular insert material we should be looking for? Is there a good way of evaluating the warmth of a duvet insert before we buy it?