Nolah Bamboo Comforter Review – Lightweight Luxury?

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Editor’s Note: Nolah no longer offers the bamboo comforter. For an alternative bamboo comforter, be sure to check out our Cozy Earth Bamboo comforter review.

If you’re on the hunt for a comforter, but don’t want something super fluffy or stuffy, lightweight comforters may be right for you. Nolah makes a thin, breathable comforter that’s ideal for those who want coverage without the bulk. 

In this unbiased Nolah Bamboo comforter review, I go over the materials, how the comforter performed for me during my testing experience, pricing and more. 

Nolah Bamboo Comforter

Nolah Bamboo Comforter

The Nolah Bamboo Comforter is made entirely out of bamboo viscose. This gives it a silky feel and it won't trap heat.

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Accessories Details

Material
Material

Bamboo

Trial Period
Trial Period

30 nights

Warranty
Warranty

1-year warranty

Financing
Financing

Not Available

Shipping Method
Shipping Method

Free shipping

Return Policy
Return Policy

Free returns

Nolah Bamboo Comforter Overview

Nolah makes a number of high-quality mattresses, from the Nolah Original, to the luxury Nolah Evolution. And I’ve tested the brand’s bamboo sheets before and used them fairly regularly as well.

It’s no surprise that a brand that loves using bamboo in its sheets and other bedding products uses it for its comforter. I’ll be focusing on the Nolah Bamboo comforter for this review. Let me give you a quick preview to tell you if this is the right comforter for you:

Who might like the Nolah Bamboo comforter?Who might not like the Nolah Bamboo comforter?
Hot sleepersFans of a crisp cotton feel
Fans of thin, lightweight comfortersAnyone looking for a super fluffy comforter
Fans of a silky bamboo feelPeople who want color options

Nolah Bamboo Comforter Materials

Let’s talk about the materials that make up the Nolah Bamboo comforter and how that influences its warmth and feel.

Cover

With bamboo in the name, it’s no surprise that this comforter uses bamboo all throughout its construction. It starts with a smooth, soft bamboo viscose cover. It only comes in white, but it does have corner loops to attach a duvet cover.

A close up image of the Nolah Bamboo comforter's cover.

This bamboo has been OEKO-Tex® certified. This means that the bamboo was processed without the use of harmful chemicals or harsh metals.

Fill

Inside the bamboo viscose cover, you’ll find more bamboo. This fiber fill isn’t the fluffiest, and it makes the comforter fairly thin and lightweight. But this makes it a good option for hot sleepers who are looking for something thicker than a blanket to sleep with.

Bamboo also gives this comforter some breathability and has moisture-wicking properties, so you’re not going to feel hot and sweaty while using it.

Warmth

Even though this comforter is thinner than your standard comforter, it’s still thicker than a blanket or a top sheet. This will give you some additional warmth, though not as much as a fluffier comforter. If you like lightweight comforters, this is the one for you. But if you prefer a fluffy, thick comforter, I’d look for something else.

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Allergies/Allergens?

Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial. This means that it won’t attract or trap allergens in your sleep environment, and won’t promote the growth of bacteria. The soft, silky feel should also be ideal for those with sensitive skin. 

A hand brushes across the Nolah Bamboo Comforter to show how it feels.

30-60 Min Nap with the Nolah Bamboo Comforter

I love testing bamboo products. The material is incredibly soft, smooth and cooling. I run hot most of the time, and since bamboo doesn’t trap heat, it works out really well for me. So, when it came time for a nap test with the Nolah comforter, I was anticipating a pleasant sleeping experience. 

This is a thin, lightweight comforter. If you’re looking for fluff, I recommend looking elsewhere. But if you love that feeling of sleeping with something just a bit thicker than a top sheet or a light blanket, then this comforter is the right one for you.

A man sleeps on his side while using the Nolah Bamboo comforter.

Right off the bat, I felt my body heat dissipate and my temperature adjusted fairly quickly to the comforter. It also really helped that the comforter felt cool-to-the-touch when I started my test. And the bamboo viscose felt very soft, so overall this was a very enjoyable sleeping experience.

I could see myself sleeping with just the comforter (no top sheet) year round. I live in Austin, and temperatures get high and stay high most of the year. But even in the cooler months from about November through February, I think this comforter could do a great job keeping me cozy.

Nolah Bamboo Comforter Size & Price Chart

Take a look at our up-to-date pricing chart for the Nolah Bamboo comforter. Note that this is the price before any seasonal discounts. Nolah often discounts its accessories, so you may be able to get a good deal if you shop at the right time.

Size (Dimensions)Price
Twin/Twin XL (64” x 90”)$299
Full/Queen (90” x 90”)$349
King/Cal king (106” x 90”)$399

Nolah Bamboo Comforter

Nolah Bamboo Comforter

The Nolah Bamboo Comforter is made entirely out of bamboo viscose. This gives it a silky feel and it won't trap heat.

Check Price

Accessories Details

Material
Material

Bamboo

Trial Period
Trial Period

30 nights

Warranty
Warranty

1-year warranty

Financing
Financing

Not Available

Shipping Method
Shipping Method

Free shipping

Return Policy
Return Policy

Free returns

Caring for the Nolah Bamboo Comforter

Nolah recommends that you dry clean its bamboo comforter. However, if push comes to shove, machine-washing is an option as well. Here’s what the company recommends:

  • Wash in a cold water cycle
  • Do not use the spin cycle
  • Do not use bleach or fabric softener
  • Tumble dry on medium heat or let air dry

How does the Nolah Bamboo Compare to other Comforters?

If you’ve never used a bamboo comforter before, you might not be sure if you like bamboo. I’ve taken the time to compare this comforter to two more traditional comforters from Layla and Brooklinen.

Nolah vs Layla

The first thing most of us think of about comforters is how fluffy they are. One of the more common comforter materials is fluffy down alternative. The Layla All-Season comforter is one such comforter that uses the fluffy material. It’s intended for year-round use, but it is going to create that cozy, warm sleep environment as well.

Layla Comforter Review - A man sleeps on his side with the Layla Comforter.

This comforter is a good deal thicker than the Nolah bamboo comforter. The Nolah comforter isn’t fluffy at all, so if you want that in a comforter, go with the Layla. On the other hand, if you want something more lightweight, go with the Nolah comforter.

Though Layla’s comforter can work year round, I found myself getting a little too hot while using it. If you’re a hot sleeper, or worried about overheating, I’d recommend the Nolah comforter.

Who might like the Nolah Bamboo comforter?Who might like the Layla All-Season comforter?
People looking for a thin comforterFans of cotton comforters
Fans of bamboo beddingPeople looking for a fluffy comforter

Read our Layla All-Season comforter review.

Nolah vs Brooklinen

Down feathers are another popular material for comforters, and the bedding industry giant Brooklinen has one of the best down comforters. Right off the bat you can pick a warmth option that works for you. Warmth options just means that one version of the comforter will be thinner than another. Brooklinen offers three: lightweight, all-season and ultra warm.

Brooklinen Down Comforter Review

Nolah does not offer warmth options, but its comforter falls in the lightweight category. So, if you prefer something fluffier, get the all-season or ultra warm Brooklinen comforter. Down is also more of a natural insulator. This means it’ll keep you warm in the cold months, but shouldn’t trap too much heat in the warm months.

Bamboo works better for people who are hot sleepers, or live in a climate that’s warm most of the year. Bamboo is breathable and moisture-wicking so hot sleepers won’t feel hot, stuffy or sweaty while using this comforter.

Who might like the Nolah Bamboo comforterWho might like the Brooklinen Down comforter?
Hot sleepersFans of down comforters
Fans of silky bamboo fabricPeople looking for a fluffy comforter

Read Our Brooklinen Down comforter review.

Nolah Bamboo Comforter Rating

Take a look at our Mattress Clarity score for the Nolah Bamboo comforter.

Nolah Bamboo Comforter Review
4.1 Overall
Temp Regulation
Warmth
Fill Density
Durability
Fluffiness / Softness

Company Policies for the Nolah Bamboo Comforter

Let’s go over some policies that Nolah offers when you make a purchase.

Warranty

The Nolah Bamboo comforter comes with a 1-year warranty.

Shipping Information

You will receive free shipping on the Nolah Bamboo comforter. When it comes to returns there are two options. One, you will be responsible for the return shipping and get a full refund. The second is you can initiate a return with Nolah and have the company provide you with a shipping label, but Nolah will take the price of shipping out of your refund.

Trial Period

You’ll have a 30-day window to make returns or exchanges on any Nolah accessory, including the bamboo comforter. This acts as a trial period to let you test out the comforter to see if it fits your needs.

Nolah Bamboo Comforter Review FAQs

Are bamboo comforters worth it?

If you prefer a soft, silky bamboo feel, yes. Bamboo is used in sheets, comforters and even pillows. Also called bamboo viscose, or rayon from viscose, it gives a really soft feel that is much different from cotton or polyester. It’s breathable and moisture-wicking so most sleepers don’t feel hot and sweaty while using bamboo bedding.

The Nolah Bamboo comforter is made entirely of bamboo viscose, and is a lightweight comforter. If this all sounds like something you’d enjoy, this is a comforter that’s worth it.

Can I wash the Nolah Bamboo comforter?

Yes, but Nolah recommends dry cleaning as a first choice. But, if you’re trying to save money or just don’t have access to a dry cleaner, you can machine-wash this comforter. Nolah provides some recommendations on its website, and should have instructions on the tag as well.

How long will the Nolah Bamboo comforter last?

Around three to five years. The comforter does have a 1-year warranty, but bamboo viscose is a durable material. With good care, this comforter should last you several years. And to help make it last longer, you can use it as a duvet insert.

Tony Klespis

Tony is a staff writer at Mattress Clarity where he analyzes sleep products and appears in review videos. He earned a B.A in English from Sam Houston State University and a M.A in Mass Communication from Texas State University. When he isn’t writing about sleep products, Tony loves to unwind with a good book or can be found playing Pokemon Go outside with his friends, or cuddling with his cat, Penguin. He’s always down to try a new, local restaurant and try new foods.