If you’re the type of person unable to resist the large sad puppy eyes your furry friend sends your way, begging to be let on to the bed – well, we wouldn’t blame you. It’s hard to say no to our fur babies, especially when all they want to do is be close to us – even when this means having our sheets and covers peppered with fur and stray hair.
Not only is it unpleasant to wake up covered in that stuff, if not removed quickly it can also be pretty unhygienic, giving off unpleasant odors and festering into a playground for germs. Choosing appropriate bedding is a given for pup parents who can’t resist a moment apart from their pets, and while there isn’t any material considered completely pet hair resistant, there are some that fare better than others. We’re looking at material that pet hair will find difficult to cling to, as well as being hypoallergenic so it doesn’t end up triggering a reaction in yourself and often allergy-prone pups, and naturally comfortable, durable and easy to maintain. With these criteria in mind, we’ve shortlisted our picks for the best pet hair resistant comforter out there.
Egyptian Bedding Siberian Goose Down Comforter
Imagine sleeping on a cloud – or at least, one of those soft, snuggly hotel beds that you can just sink into. Our top pick is just that, except you get to bring that luxury home. Yes, even if said home includes a clingy pupper who refuses to be banned from the bed. The 100% Egyptian cotton cover of this plushy down comforter has a thread count of 1,200 – not only does this mean it’s an incredibly soft and flexible material, but the tighter weave of threads means that it’s less likely to cling to the hair your pets will be shedding. Of course regular and thorough washes are still absolutely necessary, but thanks to the resilience and quality of pure Egyptian cotton, you can rest assured it’ll survive those washes without any signs of wear.
That’s not all though – the actual comforter has a 100% pure, hypoallergenic goose down fill with fill power of over 750, meaning sinking into this baby is like sinking in the softest, cosiest and warmest blanket you can imagine. The premium quality ensures neither you or your pets are at risk of experiencing irritation or allergic reactions.
Down can be tricky to keep clean, with dry cleaning (especially a steam treatment that won’t dry out the natural oils in down and leave your blanket all brittle and stiff) being the recommended choice, but thankfully, the comforter is fully geared to be used with a cover – which makes the lives of pet owners much easier, since it becomes more a question of whipping the cover off when it gets too dirty. The comforter comes with anchoring loops to help keep it in place within the cover, the item itself structured with a baffled design and double stitching to ensure the down doesn’t leak, and to keep prevent it from shifting about too much inside the comforter.
The comforter is available in King/California King and Queen sizes.
KAREN’S BUDGET PICK
Egyptian Bedding Super Luxurious Goose Down Alternative Comforter
Down, while considered the best of the best when it comes to comforters, can be quite steep in pricing too – but thankfully they’re not your only option. Our budget pick is a down alternative comforter that will keep you just as snuggly, warm and comfortable, but at a fraction of the price. The 100% Egyptian cotton cover with a thread count of 600, while not close to the thread count of our top pick, is still high enough to be welcomingly soft to the touch and promising good durability, as well as being less prone to picking up pet hairs. Fill power of over 750 also promises cozy warmth to curl up under.
The polyester fill of the comforter doesn’t deter from its softness or comfiness, with several users swearing it feels just like down – only easier to maintain, if you’re looking for a comforter you can wash at home without pricey trips to a professional cleaner’s. Be it at home (make sure your machine is big enough to handle it first) or at a laundromat, these comforters are machine-washable, which is friendlier to the pocket and for many, more convenient too. Box-stitching construction ensures the fill won’t move around during use or in the wash, the comforter available in Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen and King/California King sizes.
Puredown 800 Fill Power White Goose Down Comforter
A 100% cotton cover with a thread count of 700, our Runner-Up is a down blanket with 800 fill power for maximum coze to keep you warm through the winter months, the fill made up of 93% white goose down and 7% white goose feathers. The baffled construction and box stitching keeps the down from shifting round, while the pure cotton of the cover makes it both breathable, cooling against the skin if you tend to get overheated through the night, soft and soothing, and also durable and easy to maintain.
The comforter features tabs to anchor it into place within the cover, a handy feature to keep the comforter from shifting around within the cover – which, of course, you can slip off and throw into the wash with the rest of your bed linens to get rid of whatever pet hairs do cling to it. The comforter itself will have to be dry cleaned, however, to ensure the fluff and plushy comfort you get out of it lasts you many, many years – considering the payoff, we think it’s a steal. The comforter is hypoallergenic and also anti-bacterial, which is handy since accumulation of pet dander and drool can tend to turn spaces into breeding grounds for germs and odors otherwise.