All-in-one bedding packages at stores like Target and Walmart are tempting, but usually a bum deal: Paying that little means that something’s gotta to be compromised, and usually it’s quality.
Our friends at Sleep Like the Dead analyzed comforters and found the All Season Down Alternative the second best all-around comforter, with 94% owner satisfaction (we don’t like the first, the Classic Noir 3-piece reversible comforter set from Walmart, because it’s patterned and not made to fit in a duvet cover, but if you really like that pattern, check it out). We agree: The All Season is the best duvet for most people. It comes in a variety of sizes, although we recommend the versatile full/queen so you can continue to use it if you get a bigger bed in the future. The twin size is backordered, but you can find it via a third-party seller with free shipping.
Reviewers love the All Season, with nearly 100 ratings giving it a 4.8-star average. It doesn’t fall prey to many of the common duvet pitfalls: Unlike some of its down alternative competitors, reviewers say it feels well-made, and it’s light enough for summer without sacrificing winter warmth (or vice versa). Well-reviewed duvets like the Chezmoi Collection Down Alternative or the Natural Comfort Down Alternative are either light enough for summer, or thick enough for winter—but not both. The All Season is fluffy without feeling heavy, and reviewer greeneink said, “It seems to have a temperature gauge all it’s own and is cool when I’m hot and warms up when I feel cold.”