Are you looking for a cold weather comforter for an affordable price? Do you struggle with allergies and don’t want your bedding to give you watery eyes or a runny nose? Then you might want to consider the Linenspa All-Season Quilted Down Alternative Comforter.
Is this down alternative comforter a real value, and will it be a good fit for you? Read on for my full review.
You May Like This Comforter If …
- You need a cold weather comforter. Considering its lighter weight, I didn’t expect this comforter to be super insulating. However, after trying it out for many cold nights, I found this comforter kept me very warm. If you need something for those colder months, the Linenspa could work for you.
- You want a comforter that can also act as a duvet insert. If you want to use the Linenspa as a basic comforter, it is ready to use right out of the bag. However, if you prefer a duvet on your bed, this comforter can easily be placed within a duvet cover. The comforter features eight tabs around its outer edge. These will help secure the Linenspa firmly, so there is little shifting.
- You struggle with allergies. I deal with allergies, so one of the major issues I have with down comforters is the way they cause my eyes to water and provoke congestion. I had no such issues with the Linenspa. It has a hypoallergenic synthetic fill that doesn’t trap pollen and dust mites like a down comforter might.
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You May Not Like This Comforter If …
- You sleep hot. While this comforter is advertised as an all-season comforter, I would say it is most likely too warm for the spring and summer months. Also, if you are prone to overheating while you sleep, the Linenspa is probably not the best choice for you. I felt stuffy and sweaty under the comforter, especially on nights that weren’t very cold.
- You want a soft, stand-alone comforter. This comforter is ready to go when you take it out of the package. However, it does have a rougher outer shell, so it may feel uncomfortable against your skin. For this reason, some people may find it functions best as a duvet insert.
- You prefer a lofty comforter. If you like a fluffy comforter with great loft, the Linenspa will probably not meet your needs. The synthetic microfill does not have much body, so the comforter could feel thin to you. If you want more loft, consider a down comforter or a heavier down alternative comforter.
- The shell consists of woven, 100-percent-polyester microfibers.
- The fill is 55 ounces of hypoallergenic down alternative.
- The comforter features a sewn-through design to keep the fill evenly dispersed.
- The Queen size dimensions are 88″ x 92″.
In my experience, the Linenspa felt rough to the touch. The microfiber has a starchy quality that didn’t feel very smooth.
However, one of the upsides of this comforter is the eight tabs running along the edge. I secured the Linenspa within a duvet cover with no real issues. This could be a great duvet insert, but if you want a stand-alone comforter, you might want to find one with a softer outer shell.
The Linenspa doesn’t have the most body. When it’s lying on my bed, it has a thin profile and doesn’t have a great amount of loft.
This is most likely due to the fact that it is a down alternative comforter with a sewn-through design. If you want something with more loft, consider a comforter with a baffle box design or high fill power down.
Warmth And Breathability
Considering this is a lighter, all-season comforter, it really provides a lot of warmth. While lying under it on colder nights, I was surprised by how well insulated the Linenspa was.
At the same time, I would say the comforter has some issues with breathability. Even on colder nights, I felt clammy and sweaty when I had been under the Linenspa for a while. It does not allow for much airflow, so I did overheat sometimes.
Unlike with a down comforter, you can wash most down alternative comforters at home. Here are Linenspa’s directions for how to wash this comforter:
- Machine wash cold to hot
- Do not use bleach
- Tumble dry on low
- Do not dry clean
One of the benefits of this comforter’s size is that it can easily fit in a front loading washer and dryer. Many online customers said it was easy to wash and came out fluffy. Others say it holds up well to multiple wash and dry cycles.
In the end, I think this is a great value for a duvet insert. It is light and warm, and it secures well within a duvet cover. The Linenspa Down Alternative Comforter also comes with a 3-year warranty.
However, if you overheat at night or need something for the warmer months, I would probably look elsewhere.
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