Buffy’s Breeze comforter is the latest addition to the brand’s product catalog, and the cooler counterpart to the brand’s existing comforter called Cloud. Breeze is specifically designed to keep hot sleepers or folks in hot environments cooler and more comfortable while they sleep.
If you’re a hot sleeper or live in a particularly hot region, you probably know how it feels to lay restless in the middle of the night in a constant battle between being too hot for your comforter, but also not wanting to sleep without a cover to curl up with.
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The brand will offer customers a 7-night free trial so you have the chance to test out the comforter before you’re committed to it, and you won’t have to pay a penny unless you decide to keep it. You can decide if you want to purchase the comforter at the end of the 7 days, and you’ll get an additional 23 days to test it out if you do. In other words, there’s a 7-night try-before-you-pay period and a 30-night return window from the date you receive the comforter.
When you add the blanket to your cart and checkout, the price will literally show $0. You don’t even have to pay for shipping, or returns for that matter. Buffy calls it “Try Before You Buy.” They’re basically making it so you have nothing to lose if you want to order one, and we appreciate their confidence in backing their product.
All of the returned comforters they receive is given to a shelter or a local charity, so it ends up in the hands of somebody in need.
We focus most of our review on the Breeze comforter because it’s their newest product and the comforter we’ve worked with the most, but we do want to briefly discuss the differences between Cloud and Breeze.
We have also tested their Cloud comforter, though. In fact, one of our team members purchased it this past Prime Day—he uses it every night.
One major difference is the material used as the comforters’ filling. The Breeze uses eucalyptus fiber, but Buffy fills the Cloud Comforter with 100% BPA-Free PET water bottles. PET means polyethylene terephthalate, which is basically a different kind of polyester.
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The other major difference is price, since a queen size Cloud retails for about $60 less than Breeze does. It seems to be the perfect blanket for temperature neutral sleepers, or for the cooler months when folks won’t need to use their Breeze.
If you were to take away every part of Buffy’s Breeze comforter that wasn’t derived from nature, all you’d be left with is the stitching that holds everything together. And according to Buffy’s customer service department, they’re even trying to make that plant-based too.
Below are the dimensions of each blanket by size:
The outside of Breeze is made out of eucalyptus fabric, a biodegradable material that’s softer than cotton, and more environmentally friendly to grow because it uses less water and land. Extracting eucalyptus is also 100% cruelty-free. According to their site, every comforter saves 12 geese from being live plucked.
Buffy also took advantage of the plant’s many benefits by filling the comforter with fiber made from eucalyptus, which is more breathable than material like polyester. Another huge plus about eucalyptus fiber is its hypoallergenic properties, since it’s impervious to microscopic pests like dust mites, mold, and dirt.
As you could imagine, the Breeze comforter is on the thinner side since it’d be a little counterproductive to design a dense comforter for folks looking to stay cooler at night. We think it feels soft-to-the-touch, but more in a silky smooth way instead of a fluffy or fuzzy way.
If you’re anything like me (Slumber Yard member McKenzie Dillon), you’ve been longing for a blanket that’s perfect for summer; slightly thicker and more cozy than a sheet (because let’s face it, cuddling up to one just isn’t the same), but thinner than a traditional comforter. Breeze feels like the perfect sweet spot between the two.
We talked to the folks over at customer service, and they told us the comforter was a 300 thread count, but it feels higher since the eucalyptus fabric feels a little more luxurious than cotton or polyester does.
The big question with the Breeze comforter is, how well does it actually relieve hot sleepers? For us, we think it did pretty darn good. To set the scene, the test was done by two warmer sleepers towards the end of June, in a high desert climate where it gets hot in the summer. We’re also two young adults who are too cheap to crank the AC down and keep it running. So a regular night consists of waking up at least two or three times to change positions or open a window.
Thankfully, the comforter felt breathable, soothing, and we slept completely through the entire night without overheating. The website claims that Breeze makes 95% of people sleep cooler, and we conclude that we fall in line with the majority of people who try it.
When you consider the price of the Breeze comforter, it’s pretty comparable to any quality comforter you’d pick up from a department store like Macy’s or Bed Bath & Beyond. So it’s not super pricey, but it’s certainly not on the budget side of the spectrum either.
|Twin / Twin XL||$170|
|Full / Queen||$210|
|King / Cal King||$250|
The price starts at $170 for a twin size, goes up to $210 for a full/queen size, then tops off at $250 for a king or California king. So if you’re a hot sleeper looking for a solution, it might be worth the money to get the Breeze comforter. It may, however, be a little too pricey for somebody on a super tight budget.
With that said, Buffy does run promotions and offer discounts. Either check our page, or take a look at their website to stay up-to-date.
To protect your Breeze comforter from being damaged, the folks over at Buffy recommend you bring it to the dry cleaners instead of running it through your washer and dryer. This may be a downside to some people, especially considering white is the only color Breeze comes in right now.
So for those of you who have a high risk of getting the comforter dirty (aka you have kids, animals, or a messy S.O.), we recommend you take a look at Buffy’s duvet cover. You can keep the comforter zipped safely inside, and throw the cover in the wash when it needs a good clean up. You’ll likely still have to take your Breeze to the dry cleaners here and there, but it’ll definitely save you several trips.
After testing out the Breeze comforter and reviewing the advantages of using eucalyptus as an alternative to polyester or down, we’d say it’s probably worth the money for anybody losing sleep because they’re too hot. Especially considering Buffy’s “try before you buy” policy, we think anybody considering it should give it a shot.
We kind of look at it as a win-win, because you can order the comforter without any strings attached, then it’s donated to somebody who could really use a new blanket if you decide against it.
How did the Slumber Yard get the Breeze comforter?
|We were sent it for free by Buffy so that we could publish reviews about it.|
Does Buffy sell other products?
|Besides the duvet cover we mentioned in the post, they also sell the Cloud comforter. It’s thicker than the Breeze and more ideal for the cooler months.|
How long will it take to receive Breeze?
|Buffy offers free UPS ground shipping, and you should allow about 3-5 business days for it to get to you. If you need your comforter in a hurry, you can purchase expedited shipping for an extra $49.|
Does Buffy ship internationally?
|At this time, Buffy only ships to the continental US, and Canada upon request.|