It is impossibly warm.
Winter is almost (fingers crossed!) over, but of course it has decided to go out with a bang. Today, the East Coast has been hit with a nor'easter, and it's bringing howling winds, rain, and a wintry mix with it. Although we'd hoped that the worst of winter was behind us, March has a way of surprising us with at least a few more cold and snowy days. Luckily, it's not too late to prepare for the final bout of chilly weather by making our beds as warm and cozy as possible.
This winter, I discovered that the most essential component of any hibernation-worthy bed is the Buffy comforter. After being sent a sample of the duvet earlier this winter, it took me a few weeks to muster up the strength to trek home on the crowded subway with the gigantic puffy bedding in tow. Eventually, though, the cloud-like topper made it onto my bed.
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A fan of the double-duvet method, I first tried to add the Buffy on top of the thin IKEA duvet already on my bed. It was a cold winter night, so I figured the added warmth would be appreciated. But in the middle of the night, I woke up to kick off the IKEA duvet—the Buffy definitely provided enough warmth all on its own. And since then, there hasn't been a single night that I've woken up cold (or even vaguely chilly).
If you sleep warm, the Buffy may be a little too intense for you. It almost does its job too well. But for those who love a warm and snuggly bed, have a drafty bedroom, or want to save money on their heating bill—this is the duvet for you. For those who live in an apartment or dorm room where they can't control the temperature, this blanket will save you on nights when you wish you could turn the thermostat up about ten degrees.
What's the magic behind this ridiculously warm bedding? An alternative to traditional down, the Buffy is crafted from natural eucalyptus fibers, which require ten times less water to grow than cotton. Plus, they're grown in a zero-footprint, Oeko-tex certified environment in Austria, so it's much gentler on the environment than a typical cotton or down feather comforter. Evidently, all of this eco-friendly innovation doesn't compromise on warmth—not even a little bit.
As the nor'easters, snow, and last chilly days of winter rage on, you know where to find me—snuggled under this fortress of warmth, waiting for spring to tell me it's safe to come outside.