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- If it looks like a cloud, feels like a cloud, and moves like a cloud, chances are it’s a cloud– or in this case, a Buffy comforter.
- Organic eucalyptus may just seem like a buzzword to help sell comforters, but in reality, it makes a huge difference in the comfort of your comforter, and consequently, the quality of your sleep.
- Surprisingly breathable yet still thick enough to be warm, this is a perfect blanket to have on your bed as you begin to consider transitioning from the summer months to the fall.
- Best of all, you get to try Buffy before you buy it, though chances are, once you take this comforter out of the box, you’ll never want to send it back.
The eucalyptus revolution has finally made it into your bed. You’re not only finding traces of that Australian tree in your favorite ointments, lip balms, perfumes, and medicines, but also in yet another product meant to make you feel like the most pampered version of yourself. Meet Buffy – not the vampire slayer (a joke I’m sure the company is tired of hearing), but rather a new line of comforters that may just be one of the best things I’ve ever had in or on my bed.
At its core, the Buffy is a down-alternative comforter constructed with a mix of microfiber and eucalyptus fiber.
The eucalyptus isn’t just for show, but rather lends its naturally soothing and anti-inflammatory effects to your nightly skin regimen – all without your having to lift a finger. While I was a bit skeptical about just how useful a eucalyptus comforter could be, I will say that this is one blanket that you’ll want to have touching your face.
It’s incredibly soft and silky, and while I can’t say that I’ve ever had inflammatory issues with other comforters, Buffy somehow feels slicker (in the best of ways) when compared to other comforters I’ve tried out. That said, keep in mind that you’ll have to sleep with the Buffy sans duvet cover if you want to reap the full eucalyptus benefits – that may be a little iffy, even if you can wash the Buffy in your laundry machine. In any case, here’s hoping that the company will soon release a companion cover that still leverages the health benefits of our favorite Australian plant.
The interior of the comforter is filled with no fewer than 50 recycled bottles. That isn’t to say that they’ve just crushed up your empty Dasanis and Aquafinas and placed them within a eucalyptus cover, but rather that Buffy’s sustainable practices are actively rescuing used plastic bottles and giving them new life as part of your bedtime. Somehow, these bottles are spun into polyester and then “crimped for fluffiness.” And fluffy this comforter most certainly is.
Part of this may be attributed to the lyocell found in the comforter – this cellulose fiber is a form of rayon, made by dissolving wood pulp using a jet-wet spinning method. It also turns out to be hypoallergenic, naturally repelling mold, mildew, dust mites, and other microbes or pathogens. The result is a comforter that feels light and airy, and won’t get musty over time, and is substantial enough to keep you warm on a chilly evening.
And as for keeping you warm, I’m always a bit concerned about overheating during the night. But the Buffy does a surprisingly effective job at regulating temperature. By leveraging 37.5 technology, this comforter is able to keep you cooler than a similar product of comparable thickness, but is also breathable enough to let warm, sticky air escape during the night. That is to say, I’ve never woken up in a pool of my own sweat when sleeping with Buffy. Come fall, I’m quite confident that I’ll be able to wrap myself in my comforter and face down even the chilliest of evenings without a snuggle partner.
Sustainability has clearly taken a forefront in all that Buffy does, which means that you can sleep comfortably and with a clear conscience, knowing that Buffy has reclaimed over 750,000 plastic bottles from entering the oceans and landfills, and saved over 15 million gallons of water by using eucalyptus rather than cotton.
Oh, and because Buffy isn’t worried about filling its comforters with down feathers from the birds of the world, you’ll also be investing in a cruelty-free product.
As for pricing, the Buffy isn’t necessarily the cheapest option on the market, but when compared to similar products, it’s still extremely affordable at $120 for Twin size. I should also point out that you don’t initially buy the Buffy – instead, you take it out for a 30-day test period, totally risk-free. In fact, you’re not even charged for the comforter until you’re convinced you’ve fallen in love with it. That said, if you do decide to return it, the comforter goes to a good cause – the company notes that it generally donates returned products to homeless shelters in the local community.
All in all, if you’re looking to give your nightly repose a major upgrade, you may want to take a closer look at what’s on top of your bed, and replace it with a Buffy comforter.