Here I am reviewing the Brooklinen all-season down comforter.
I’ve been a fan of Brooklinen’s other products, so I was really excited to try out this down comforter.
I want to talk about the design, I want to talk about my experience with it, who it’s a good fit for and who it’s not a good fit for. Is it a right fit for you?
Let’s find out.
First off, when you buy this you have two choices. You can go with light weight or all season. The all season is going to be a bit heavier, fluffier and warmer than the light weight.
So, I’m reviewing the all season here.
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Let’s start on the outside and work our way in.
First off on the outside, it is 100 percent cotton cover, it’s going to be a sateen weave.
With a lot of weaves for bedding, for sheets or for a comforter, you have two options – percale or sateen. Percale is more of that crisp laundered shirt feel. Sateen is a little bit thicker, more of that smooth silky feel, so you get that nice sheen to it, nice smooth to the touch as well.
In terms of the design, you have a baffle-box design.
With a lot of comforters, you have either sewn through or baffle-box. Sewn through can be more of a 2D shape for the fill to be inside. It is more of a 3D shape with the baffle-box. The fill in there can fully expand.
The fill itself is going to be down from Canada. It’s going to be eco-friendly. It’s going to be sourced from Hutterite farms. Hutterite farms never do live plucking.
They also wash their down five times and only use down clusters so very, very fluffy.
It is 700-fill power, which is going to be a measure of how fluffy exactly this down is. If it is going to be on the higher end, it’s definitely going to be a fluffier down inside.
On the edges, on the corners, you’re going to have loops for a duvet cover, so you can tie this right into a duvet cover to be secure.
In terms of size options you have twin, twin XL, full, queen, king and California king.
Also, in terms of cleaning, they recommend you only dry clean this comforter.
Now I want to talk about my experience with the Brooklinen.
First off is speaking about the overall feel.
On the outside, it has the sateen weave with the cotton, kind of a sheen to it, very soft to the touch as well.
Underneath this comforter, I feel very nice. It’s very nice against my skin, doesn’t have that abrasive quality you find with some starchier comforters.
In terms of loftier body, you have a 700-fill power down inside this comforter, but when you are thinking about fluff, and loft and body, you also want to think about fill weight. This is not a heavier comforter, so while the fill inside here is fluffy, there is not a lot of it. Not the fluffiest, not the loftiest comforter that I’ve come across.
In terms of warmth and breathability, I made the room very cold, set it to a lower setting. I wanted to know just how warm this comforter really is, but getting underneath it, it’s not the warmest comforter I’ve come across.
On the breathable side, for sure. However, it wasn’t keeping me very warm and insulated. I actually needed an extra blanket to make sure I was warm enough.
In terms of breathability, it is a very breathable comforter, not heating up, not feeling that kind of clammy sweaty feeling you get with some comforters. So a very good option for warmer months and for those hotter nights.
Now, let’s talk about the pros, and who it might be a good fit for.
First off, if you’re looking for something luxurious, something durable, something on the higher end, definitely take a look at the Brooklinen.
It contains some very nice materials, like down inside and on the outside very nice sateen cover. If you’re looking for something on the luxury end, definitely check out the Brooklinen.
In addition, if you’re looking for something to use as either a comforter or duvet insert this should definitely work for you as well.
On the corners, you’re going to have duvet tabs. You can easily tie this inside a duvet cover.
Last but not least, if you’re looking for a comforter you can use during the hotter months, hotter nights or you’re a hot sleeper. This is a very breathable comforter, should not have you sleeping too hot at night.
Let’s talk about the cons, who I think this comforter might not be the best fit for.
First off, if you’re looking for something very fluffy with that kind of cloud-like feel, I would look elsewhere. This does have some high fill power down inside, but it is not the fluffiest down comforter that I have come across.
It is also not a very warm comforter so if you want something for the colder months to keep you very warm at night, I would also look elsewhere.
Then last but not least, if you are looking for something more on the affordable end this might be a little bit too pricey for you. At full price, it is usually around $300 for a queen size so it might be outside of some people’s budgets.
In the end, I was a big fan of the Brooklinen comforter. I am a hot sleeper, it is a very good match for me.
I’m also a fan of the fact that it comes with free shipping and a lifetime warranty.
At this point, you should know if it is the right comforter for you
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.