Summer quilts are known to be lightweight, cool along with having moisture-wicking properties that prevent water retention. These features are necessary to allow you to have a dry and comfortable sleep during the warm summer months without overheating. BetterBed has carefully looked into these factors and brought you a list of the best summer quilts in Australia.

Top Pick
Target’s Soft & Light Summer Quilt
Comfortable
MiniJumbuk Cool Australian Wool Cotton Quilt, Myer
Hypoallergic
Adairs’ Downtime Australian Washable Wool Quilt

How We Reviewed

To choose the best summer quilt, BetterBed has considered all the factors that determine quilt quality – weight, construction, and design in particular. We also researched each manufacturer thoroughly to determine the services they offer on these quilts and paid careful attention to customer feedback. So, this article is brought to you after multiple hours of research that went into compiling a list of quilts that fit a wide range of budget and preferences.

Product
Rating
Features
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Target’s Soft & Light Summer Quilt
Editor’s Pick
10
Across 50 user reviews
  • Cotton cover and polyester fill

  • Value for money

  • Machine-washable

  • Currently available in only 2 sizes

Queen: $50.00
MiniJumbuk Cool Australian Wool Cotton Quilt, Myer
Best comfortable
9.2
Across 50 user reviews
  • 60/40 wool-cotton blend fill

  • 300TC sateen cotton cover

  • Built-in anti-bacterial treatment

  • 7-year warranty

Queen: $349.99
Adairs’ Downtime Australian Washable Wool Quilt
Best Hypoallergic
8.7
Across 50 user reviews
  • Hypoallergenic

  • 5-year warranty

  • Wool-cotton blend fill with cotton cover

  • Suitable for cold sleepers

Queen: $399.99
Dreamaker Summer Bamboo & Cotton Double Bed Quilt
Tontine Luxe 80/20 Australian Feather & Down Quilt
Best Affordable
8.4
Across 50 user reviews
  • Affordable

  • Cotton-bamboo blend fill with cotton cover

  • Hand wash is recommended

  • Available in 5 sizes

Queen: $73.95
Noa Down Alternative Quilt Insert
Best cotton
8.2
Across 50 user reviews
  • Commercial specialist cleaning is recommended

  • Sateen cotton cover with microfiber fill

  • Available in 2 densities

  • Available in 2 sizes

Queen: $179.00

1. Target’s Soft & Light Summer Quilt

The Soft & Light Summer Quilt by Target has a lightweight polyester fill with a cotton cover. This composition makes this quilt breathable and a perfect choice for comfortable sleep during the warm summer months. It has a low warmth rating of 1, which ensures that you don’t heat up when you are under the quilt.

Users gave this quilt overwhelmingly positive reviews and mentioned that with this target quilt, what you see is what you get. They found the quilt to be lightweight, soft, comfortable and low maintenance. Target recommends washing this quilt separately on a gentle cycle without using bleach or tumble drying. This summer quilt is also dry-cleanable.

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Technical Specifications:

Material: Cover – Cotton, Fill – Polyester

Dimensions: Queen – ​​210 cm x 210 cm (W x L)

Weight: Not listed [Low warmth rating (1)]

Sizes Available: 2 – Single, Queen (Currently)

Price Range: $40 to $50

Care Instructions: Gentle machine wash, Line dry in shade

Delivery: Currently not available for delivery, Click and collect from store only

Return: Eligible for returns within 90 days of purchase

PROS

  • Breathable

  • Value for money

  • Lightweight

  • Machine-washable

CONS

  • Currently available in only two sizes

  • Currently unavailable for delivery

Final Verdict:

BetterBed recommends the Soft & Light Summer Quilt for those looking for an affordable, lightweight, summer quilt or doona that is easy-to-care.

2. MiniJumbuk Cool Australian Wool Cotton Summer Quilt, Myer

The MiniJumbuk Cool Australian Wool Cotton Quilt available at Myer has a cotton and wool blend fill with 60 percent Australian Wool and 40 percent Australian Cotton and this quilt fill is encased in 300 thread count fine sateen cotton cover. This quilt is made using MiniJumbuk’s Airlight Technology, which increases the insulating properties of the wool and the cotton balances it out to make the quilt more comfortable.

Those cotton and wool blend quilt, absorbs moisture and regulates body temperature, keeping you dry, comfortable and cool during the summer months or in warm climates. Since wool is naturally hypoallergenic, this quilt is safe for use for those with allergies and asthma. The wool fill is also treated with an anti-bacterial treatment to inhibit the growth of dust mites. It has a 7-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Technical Specifications:

Material: Cover – 300TC Cotton, Fill – Wool and Cotton Blend

Dimensions: Queen – ​​210 cm x 210 cm (W x L)

Weight: 225 GSM

Sizes Available: 4 – Double, Queen, King, Super King (Currently)

Price: $329.99 to $479.99

Care Instructions: Gentle machine wash or dry clean

Delivery: Free delivery for metro locations

Return: No returns or exchanges

PROS

  • Hypoallergenic

  • Built-in antibacterial treatment

  • Absorbent

  • Temperature Regulating

  • Natural fibre

  • 7-year warranty

CONS

  • Expensive

Final Verdict:

BetterBed recommends the MiniJumbuk Cool Australian Wool Cotton Quilt for those looking for a high quality summer or warm weather quilt that feels soft and comfortable and has the best qualities of cotton and wool fills.

3. Adairs’ Downtime Australian Washable Wool Quilt

The Downtime Australian Washable Wool Quilt has a premium Australian Wool fill with a cotton cover. This natural fibre composition makes this quilt breathable, comfortable along with regulating body temperature for uninterrupted sleep.

This Downtime quilt has a slightly higher warmth rating than other quilts on this list and is more suitable for cold sleepers. Though this quilt has a wool fill, it is still machine-washable and its anti-bacterial treatment makes it safe for use for those with allergies and asthma. It has a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Technical Specifications:

Material: Cover – Cotton, Fill – Australian Wool

Dimensions: Queen – ​​210 cm x 210 cm (W x L)

Weight: 450 GSM

Sizes Available: 5 – Single, Double, Queen, King, Super King

Price Range: $269.99 to $519.99

Care Instructions: Machine washable, Can also be dry-cleaned

Delivery: Free delivery for Linen Lovers members and on orders above $150 for standard orders

Return: No returns or exchanges

PROS

  • Machine-washable

  • Hypoallergenic

  • Natural fibre

  • 5-year warranty

  • Suitable for cold sleepers

CONS

  • Not suitable for hot sleepers during summer

Final Verdict:

BetterBed recommends the Downtime Australian Washable Wool Quilt, Adairs for cold sleepers during summer and those looking for a hypoallergenic quilt made of natural fibre and with built-in anti-bacterial treatment.

4. Dreamaker Bamboo & Cotton Double Bed Summer Quilt

Tontine Luxe 80/20 Australian Feather & Down Quilt

The Dreamaker Summer Bamboo & Cotton Double Bed Quilt has a 50/50 bamboo and cotton blend fill with a cotton cover. This composition gives you a quilt that will keep you cool and refreshed throughout summer while absorbing moisture and preventing water retention.

The cotton cover is treated with anti-bacterial treatment, which prevents the growth of dust mites and inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria. Since bamboo and cotton are natural materials, they make this quilt an ideal preference for eco-conscious buyers.

Technical Specifications:

Material: Cover – Cotton, Fill – Cotton and Bamboo Blend

Dimensions: Queen – ​​210 cm x 210 cm (W x L)

Weight: Not listed (summer warmth rating)

Sizes Available: 5 – Single, King Single, Double, Queen, King

Price Range: $59.95 to $82.95

Care Instructions: Hand wash is recommended

Delivery: No free delivery

Return: Eligible for returns within 14 days of purchase

PROS

  • Affordable

  • Built-in anti-bacterial treatment

  • Has moisture-wicking properties

  • Natural fibre

CONS

  • No free delivery

  • Hand wash is recommended

Final Verdict:

BetterBed recommends the Dreamaker Summer Bamboo & Cotton Double Bed Quilt for those looking for an affordable summer quilt made of natural fibre and those who do not mind the recommended hand washing.

5. Noa Down Alternative Quilt Insert

The Noa Down Alternative Quilt Insert has a 100 percent hypoallergenic microfiber fill with a 100 percent cotton sateen. This down alternative quilt has a light loft and is available in two densities – lightweight and all-season. The lightweight has a 200 GSM thickness while the all-season quilt has a 350 GSM thickness. The lightweight quilt is perfect to keep you cool during the summer months.

The microfibre is also eco-friendly and this quilt is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX Class I certified, which assures us of its quality. The manufacturer recommends getting this quilt cleaned by a commercial specialist to maintain its quality. Also, this is the only quilt on this list that is not made in Australia. So, if you prefer buying products made in Australia, you should consider this point.

Technical Specifications:

Material: Cover – Cotton, Fill – Microfibre

Dimensions: Queen – ​​210 cm x 210 cm (W x L)

Weight: 200 GSM (Lightweight) and 350 GSM (All-season)

Sizes Available: 2 – Queen, King

Price Range: $179 to $219

Care Instructions: Noa recommends getting the quilt cleaned by a commercial specialist

Delivery: Free delivery 

Return: Eligible for return within 30 days of delivery

PROS

  • Eco-friendly

  • Sateen cotton cover gives a very soft feel

  • Free delivery

  • Available in two densities so you can choose according to your preference

CONS

  • Not made in Australia

  • Commercial specialist cleaning is recommended

Final Verdict:

BetterBed recommends the Noa Down Alternative Quilt Insert for those looking for an eco-friendly summer quilt with different density options available and those who don’t mind getting it cleaned by a commercial specialist.

What type of quilt is best for summer?

Lightweight quilts made of cool material like cotton or bamboo or a blend of the two or even a cotton-wool blend are the best for summer. Quilts with low density polyester fills and cotton cover are also good for summer. The common factor between all these different quilt fills is a cotton fill as cotton has moisture-wicking properties that keep you dry when you sleep, which is especially important for summer months.

Wool is a natural insulator. So, a quilt with a 100 percent wool fill might be too warm for summer. Using a wool and cotton blend or a 100 percent cotton fill, both with cotton cover is recommended for summer.

A quilt is better for summer as a comforter tends to have more filling than a quilt and so, is also warmer. For summer, you need a lightweight quilt with a low density filling for a cool and refreshing sleep.

The best doona to buy in Australia depends on your personal preferences, but here are some top recommendations: Tontine, Adairs, Bonny etc. Consider factors like fill material (down or wool), tog rating (lightweight, medium-weight, heavyweight), construction (baffle box or channel stitching), and the size that fits your bed.

Wool provides natural temperature regulation, breathability, and moisture-wicking properties, making it suitable for various seasons.

Tontine is a well-known and trusted brand that offers a wide range of quilts with different fill materials and warmth levels. They have a reputation for producing high-quality quilts that cater to various needs and preferences.

For winter in Australia, a heavyweight quilt with a tog rating of 11-15 is recommended for maximum warmth.

Conclusion:

Summer quilts are great options to have in your linen cupboard because this allows you to allow you to use quilts specially designed to provide comfort during the warmer months. So, arm yourself with one of the high quality summer doonas recommended by BetterBed in this article to comfortably face the heat of summer when it arrives.

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