After testing pillow inserts, we had so many requests to try duvet inserts next and I know exactly why! It can be so disappointing to spend so much money on an insert, only to have it literally fall flat. I personally think the fuller and fluffier, the better, but I also like a little bit of weight to mine. So I bought 6 highly rated inserts on Amazon and put them to the test. Obviously there are lots of other duvet inserts out there to try, so we’re not saying this is an all-inclusive or exhaustive test! But if tens of thousands of people have given these a high rating, I just had to know why and which one takes the proverbial cake!
So, if your duvet could benefit from some fluffiness, I would even recommend doubling up and fitting two inserts into one cover. Such a good hack to get that full, luxury comfort. Here’s the thing though, we all have different preferences especially when it comes to our sleep. Some like a heavy insert and some like it light. Typically the fluffier ones are going to be heavier, so if you don’t like that, then you might consider a duvet that’s more lightweight.
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Here’s how I ranked them according to my preferences :).
7. Linenspa All Season Down Alternative Duvet Insert $55 – I was actually surprised with this one because of the price and the vast amounts of 5 star ratings! But it’s honestly not great. It’s thin, the lining material feels cheap, there’s little poly-fill. I don’t even think I could recommend it comparing it to the others! They do have color options if you don’t want to use it without a cover. One thing they have going for them is they have 8 loops for ties on all the corners and the centers of each side. So if you find a cover with 8 ties, it should stay in place better!
6. Bedsure Duvet Insert $40 – I’m also confused with the ratings on this one. I do like the bordering and it’s possible that helps keep the fill in place better! Again, 8 loops, but not very full and fluffy, and the lining feels cheap.
5. Tekamon All Season Duvet Insert $59 – Very similar to the last one, but just a level up! The border is nice and fluffy, and I’d say this is the fluffiest one so far. This one is pretty lightweight so if you like that, this is for you!
4. Easeland All Season Duvet Insert $60 – Okay, I was actually surprised I like this one so much because it’s pretty thin. The quality is just great though! Definitely the heaviest so far (my preference), the lining is so so soft, and although it’s thinner, it’s sort of springy when you squish it. To make up for the thinness, I might actually double up on this and put two in one cover.
3. Alanzimo Down Duvet Insert $119 – The first down we tested and my first impressions is the lining is very crispy! I can’t decide if that’s good or bad, because it’s kind of noisy…in a refreshing way if that makes sense. I can imagine it wouldn’t be noisy with a cover on of course. You can really tell the quality difference between this one and some of the others. For down, I would say it’s actually pretty affordable too.
2. Utopia Duvet Insert $34 – The absolute best bang for your buck, and so far this is the fluffiest! Very soft, lightweight, and I love the pointy corner ties! How did the least expensive make it all the way up to second place??
1. Apsmile $175 – Talk about premium bedding! The price is almost double the second expensive one and it shows in the quality. Definitely more of an investment insert but it’s so luxury and fluffy and incredible quality. I would say that if you’re wanting your bed to look like a display bed, then this is for you!
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I own both the Tekamon and the Utopia. I like them both for different reasons, but both have drawbacks after owning for more than a year. The Tekamon technically fits in my front loader washing machine, but often ends up not being able to finish the cycle because it is technically too large for my home washer. I get it done by powering through error messages and usually put it in the dryer WAY wetter than is intended. The Utopia is the perfect lightweight and not too warm for my bed, even in Texas. The only thing that has happened to that one is little string pulls through the fabric when washing that make it look shredded. If you’re using a cover, this wouldn’t matter. I prefer to use it alone so I cover the marks with the foot blanket. I will have to try some of your other recommendations. Thank you for putting in this effort to save us all.
Cool post! Do you recommend getting 2 for the same duvet cover for all of these? Or just some? Wondering if I’d have to double up on the Utopia or only need 1 for the Apsmile. Thanks!
We have the utopia on our main bed and love it! It’s definitely a lot warmer than the lightweight comforter we were using before which took some getting used to, but it is so fluffy and has a nice weight to it. Definitely makes our bed look luxurious and I don’t have any issues with it moving around in the cover we have (which does not have corner ties).
We bought the Utopia bedding duvet for our primary bedroom…and then immediately ordered one for our daughter’s room and our guest room. They’ve held up beautifully for two years: still just as fluffy and none of the full has migrated at all. And those corner ties are amazing!
Thanks for the review! We added the pillow inserts to our wedding registry after the last post. Have you tried the Brooklinen duvet… worth the $$?
I actually just went through a whole thing with trying to find a duvet insert large enough for a Ballard design f/w duvet cover After an exhaustive search I found a down alternative queen size (which was the perfect size to completely fill the f/q duvet) It came in a small package completely compressed into a square But it was shockingly puffy when I released the seal And then put it in the dryer for about 15 minutes to fluff more I am so happy with it The duvet cover is nice full, puffy and luxurious looking now I highly recommend the accuratex duvet / comforter And it was only $45!
After trying several myself our absolute favorite down insert (I like some weight!) is from Macy’s:
It’s pricier, but if you watch they do run good sales! I bought our king for just under $300. Everything is quality about this! Great materials, fluff, ties, weight, even works for those who typically have terrible allergies (my hubby)! Just thought I’d share the info with anyone interested. Investing in good sleep is worth it!!
European White Goose Down Heavyweight King Comforter, Hypoallergenic UltraClean Down, Created for Macy’s
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Thanks for this ranking! I just bought the Utopia one a couple of weeks ago after debating a few that are on this list and I’m happy with it in general but it makes me even happier to see that it got such a high ranking compared to the others!
Thank you for your review! I too look wonder how some of them get the high reviews they do. I have a duvet insert from the Company Store and I have to say I am highly disappointed in it for the price I paid. Despite being baffled, much of the down has ended up in one half of the insert. I’ve been hesitant about ordering a different one, but your review has been really helpful!
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