We wouldn’t give up our pets for the world, but we’d be lying if we said that pet hair wasn’t an issue. Cuddling up with our furry friends on the bed or sofa can be oh-so relaxing, but the state of the comforter afterward can be enough to induce an anxiety attack. Short of shaving our four-legged friends bald (be honest — you’ve thought about it!) or carrying around a lint roller ($19.99 for a set of two, Amazon), a fur lifter ($14.99, Amazon), or even a roll of sticky tape for urgent fuzz removal, there’s little to be done about the fur that gets stuck to your bedding. Or is there? While you may not be able to eradicate the problem completely, making sure you choose one of the best comforters for pet hair is a solid first step. Lucky for you, we’ve found 11 that will work to repel both dog and cat hair with ease!
What is the best type of comforter for pet hair?
The main determining factor in whether pet hair will cling to a material or not is the way the fabric is made. Tight-knit fabrics have no (or few) holes for hairs to get stuck in, whereas loosely-woven fabrics make for the perfect environment to collect fur and other debris.
Other factors to bear in mind are how sticky a material is. Fabrics such as velvet, nylon, velour, loosely-woven cotton, chenille, linen, and acrylic, are among the worst fabrics for pet hair, as they tend to attract fuzz and dust. As such, it would be best to steer clear of these and any other high-static materials when shopping for the perfect pet-friendly comforter. Highly-textured fabrics can also easily trap pet hair in their threads, so it’s best to avoid those, too.
The best bedding fabrics for repelling pet hair are made with tightly-woven materials, such as canvas, tight-knit cottons, microfiber, rayon, satin, and silk. Fur will have a hard time sticking to these types of materials, allowing you to easily shake it off or wipe it away with a cloth.
Another big factor to take into consideration when shopping for the best comforter for pets is whether or not your pick is machine-washable, as fur — combined with other potential accidents — means you’ll probably have to put it in the washer more often than not.
To save you the hassle of having to sort though hundreds of comforters to track down selections from the best fabrics list, we’ve done the hard work for you, tracking down 11 of the best fur-repelling duvets on the market. Keep scrolling for FIRST for Women’s picks for the best comforters for pet hair.
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Where to buy: From $200, Bed Bath & Beyond
Tempur-Pedic’s Fresh and Clean odor-neutralizing comforter is a great choice for those who don’t want to part with their pooch at bedtime. Not only does it repel pet fur thanks to its 100 percent sateen woven-cotton construction, it’s also hypoallergenic, making it a dream for allergy sufferers. Better yet, it’s made with a “FreshTech” technology that eliminates foul smells to keep your bed pet odor-free in between washes!
Where to buy: From $37, Amazon
This beautifully plush hotel-quality comforter from the Beckham Hotel Collection 1600 Series is lightweight, hypoallergenic, and less than $40 for a twin. Its tightly-woven material provides superior protection against dust mites, mold, mildew, and, of course, pet hair, with many of the hundreds of positive reviews mentioning this fact.
Wrote one reviewer, “What I love the most is dog hair hasn’t found a way to stick to this blanket!” with another raving, “It’s super fluffy, warm in the winter, and the best part is the material doesn’t attract pet hair.”
“Great if you have pets; the dog hair shakes right off!” added a third.
Where to buy: From $117, Amazon
As Amazon’s choice for best silk comforter, this 100 percent mulberry silk piece from Since Silk features real silk filling with a sateen casing. It’s breathable, lightweight, anti-bacterial, and makes for a great temperature- regulator to boot. Box-stitching means that the fill will stay evenly spread throughout the comforter, and users have reported it as being particularly odor-free — even with regular pooch use. Pet hair will also easily slide off this fabric; so the only thing you’ll need to watch out for is scratches.
Where to buy: From $240, Macy’s
Sleeping with bedding that bears Ralph Lauren’s name is a dream you and your canine companion won’t want to wake up from. Currently on sale at Macy’s, this Lauren Ralph Lauren lightweight down alternative comforter, which is made with a 100 percent cotton cover and a plush fill, is an affordable luxury you won’t want to pass up, since pet hair can’t get stuck its tightly-woven fibers. And, when when it’s time to freshen it up, you can toss the whole thing in the washing machine (on cold).
Where to buy: $43.88, Amazon
The sole reason this blanket was created is to pet-proof your bed. That means pet hair, snagging, and even soiling won’t stand a chance against its waterproof, microfiber exterior. A simple wipe down in the morning will rid your bed of any fur. It’s also reversible, so you can turn it over whenever you need to change things up.
Where to buy: From $29, Amazon
If you’re perfectly happy with your current bedding apart from the hair-attraction factor, a good way to limit pet hair without having to sacrifice your beloved comforter is with this blanket and bed protector from Catalonia. Just throw it on top of your bedding and let your fur baby doze off. It’s waterproof on the underside, so as not to let any drool seep through, and it won’t allow any pet hair to get through to your actual bedding. What’s more, users have reported that it will remain “soft and wonderful” even after many washes.