ClimaBalance Comforter Review – How Cool Does It Sleep?

Marten Carlson: Hey, guys. Marten here from
Mattress Clarity. I don’t know about you, but I sleep really hot at night. Underneath
a lot of different comforters, I wake up sweaty and clammy. That’s why I was really interested
to try out the ClimaBalance comforter, a comforter made specifically with hot sleepers in mind. I want to talk about its design, my experience
with it, who it’s a good fit for, and who it’s not a good fit for. Is the right fit
for you? Let’s find out. [music] Marten: Before we get started, I do have a
list of my favorite comforters. All you have to do to see that is to go to
and look for my top comforter picks. I want to talk about the ClimaBalance Down Alternative
comforter, starting on the outside and then working our way in. On the outside, you’re going to have a polyester
shell, a little bit smooth to the touch with a little bit of a starchy feel. Inside there,
you’re going to have a down-alternative fill. It’s called Sensofill Virgin Polyester. I
have a standard design for down-alternative fill. It’s also hypoallergenic, so good for
those people with allergies. Now, it’s held in place with a sewn-through
design, keeps all that in place. What makes this comforter stand out though is going to
be these mesh squares. They call them high-tech mesh squares. All over the surface area of
the comforter, you have these holes that allow for air to flow through to keep you cooler
at night. The company has done studies to find out how
well it helps people sleep. They found that, over time, people sleep sometimes 50 percent
better, experience more REM sleep, deeper sleep. It does work overall. In terms of size
options, you have twin, full, queen, king, large king, and California king. In terms
of washing, you can machine-wash it at home on a gentle cycle. I want to talk about my experience with the
ClimaBalance, starting off talking about feel. Running my hand across the comforter is kind
of rough. Again, it’s polyester, has a starchy quality to it. I’ve read some other reviews
online that people had issues with static electricity build-up when they’re underneath
this blanket. People said they get out of the morning, they
touch something and they get shocked. I did not have this experience personally. The company
says, “If you do have problems with this, you can put this into a duvet cover.” The
issue with that though is I feel like putting this into a duvet cover is going to ruin the
effect of the squares with that airflow, especially a heavier duvet cover. On top of that as well, the corners do not
have duvet tabs. It’s hard to tie this inside of a duvet cover and keep it secure at night.
A big thing as well is loft with a comforter. How is the loft of the ClimaBalance? I can
say it is not very lofty. It’s a pretty thin comforter, not a lot of body to it, not a
lot of loft, kind of lies flat across my mattress. Last but not least, let’s talk about warmth.
Temperature regulation is the main focus on the ClimaBalance, but how effective is it?
Well, I can say it’s effective in some ways and not quite so effective in other ways. First off, talking about those hotter nights
when I’m sleeping hot. This is a very effective comforter. Again, you have these holes across
the surface area of the entire comforter, a lot of room for airflow. I’m sleeping quite cool on those hotter nights.
However, on those colder nights, with these open squares, I’m getting more of that cold
air passing through. I’m sleeping colder, so not the best match for me on those colder
nights. Let’s talk about the pros, or who I think
the ClimaBalance might be a good fit for. First off, it is a very good choice for hot
sleepers, especially on those warmer nights during those warmer months. A lot of room
for airflow with these mesh squares, so you should be sleeping quite cool underneath the
ClimaBalance. Also, if you’d like a thinner comforter, that’s
the design you’re looking for. The ClimaBalance could also work for you. Again, it’s on the
thinner side. It should lie closer to your mattress. Last but not least, if you’re looking for
a comforter that’s hypoallergenic, if you struggle with allergies, the ClimaBalance’s
also a good option. All these materials in it are hypoallergenic so you shouldn’t be
waking up with those watery eyes or stuffy nose. Now, let’s talk about the cons, or who the
ClimaBalance might not be a good fit for. First off, if you want a fluffier comforter,
you want something with that cloud-like design, the ClimaBalance is probably not the best
match for you. It is not very lofty. It’s more of a flat, thinner comforter. If you
want something on the fluffier end, I would look elsewhere. Off that as well, if you want something to
keep you warm on those colder nights, ClimaBalance is probably not the best option for you as
well. It is, again, on the thinner side. I was not getting a lot of warm insulation on
those colder nights. If you need something for those colder nights or those colder months,
you might want to look elsewhere as well. Last but not least, if you’re looking for
something durable, something of a more long-term investment, ClimaBalance is also not the best
option. I’ve had it for a few weeks now. Just using it, I’ve already seen some fraying,
some stitching coming loose. Reading more reviews online, it seems to be a common issue
with the ClimaBalance. Before we finish up, I want to answer a few
frequently asked questions about the ClimaBalance. First question is, “What does the ClimaBalance
feel like?” Well, I can say, just on the outside, it has a rougher quality to it. In terms of
the design, it’s a thinner comforter, not very fluffy, a little bit rough on the hand,
and doesn’t sleep too hot, doesn’t give a lot of insulation. The second question is, “Does the ClimaBalance
sleep hot at night?” I can say it does not. It actually sleeps quite cool, a lot of room
for airflow at these mesh squares, air flowing across my body. I am not sleeping hot underneath
the ClimaBalance. The last question is, “How much does the ClimaBalance
cost?” It does vary in price in terms of the size. It’s $74 for their twin size, up to
$110 for the California king size. In the end, I think the ClimaBalance is going to
be a good fit for hot sleepers and those who struggle with allergies. However, people who want something fluffier,
something to keep them nice and warm at night are probably going to want to look elsewhere.
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