Simply Genius Door Draft Stopper

Last updated date: October 31, 2019

DWYM Score
7.9

Simply Genius Door Draft Stopper

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 46 expert reviews, the Simply Genius Simply Genius Door Draft Stopper placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note November 14, 2019:
Checkout The Best Door Draft Stopper/Guard for a detailed review of all the top door draft stoppers/guards.

Expert Summarized Score
8.1
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.6
219 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This option from Simply Genius is filled with stones to hold it in place, and has a cord handle so you can keep it out of the way when you don't need it. It comes in black or brown, in a simple design that won't clash with most decor schemes.
- Wiki EZ Vid
White corded handle-hang on doorknob when not used for storage; soft, weights at ends & center keep it in place; contemporary style with decorative embroidered snowflake on both ends; choose black or brown.
- Supsekens.com
While the door draft stopper is not in use, you can hang in on any door knob using the strings attached to it. It has a slight weight towards the bottom of the stopper which will keep it in place.
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What experts didn't like
Doesn't create a tight seal.
- Wiki EZ Vid
Requires regular maintenance.
- Supsekens.com

From The Manufacturer

Put a Simply Genius Draft Blocker at your front and back doors, and it will keep out drafty cold that can raise heating bills to chilling levels. These soft fabric guards are weighted in the right spots to stay in place, and the corded loop can be hung over the doorknob when not in use.

Overall Product Rankings

Evelots Magnetic 2 in 1 Door Draft Stopper
1. Evelots Magnetic 2 in 1 Door Draft Stopper
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 12
Suptikes Under Door Draft Stopper/Blocker
2. Suptikes Under Door Draft Stopper/Blocker
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
MAGZO Under Door Draft Stopper
3. MAGZO Under Door Draft Stopper
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
MAXTID Bottom Door Draft Stopper
4. MAXTID Bottom Door Draft Stopper
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 0
MAGZO Heavy Duty Weather Stripping Door Draft Stopper
5. MAGZO Heavy Duty Weather Stripping Door Draft Stopper
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
deeToolMan One Sided Door Draft Stopper
6. deeToolMan One Sided Door Draft Stopper
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
Evelots Jumbo Double Sided Draft Stopper Door/Window
8. Evelots Jumbo Double Sided Draft Stopper Door/Window
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 7
Simply Genius Door Draft Stopper
9. Simply Genius Door Draft Stopper
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 3
MAXTID 2 lb Giraffe Door Draft Stopper
10. MAXTID 2 lb Giraffe Door Draft Stopper
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Door Draft Stoppers/Guards

Your home is where you hang your hat, and when you walk in the door you know it’s time to relax. Being able to control your environment is part of what makes it so relaxing, but it’s hard to chill out when you’re sweating from hot summer air that you can’t quite beat. Even if you run your air conditioner at full blast, it’s tough to get nice and cool (or warm up in the winter) if you’ve got doors that leak air at the bottom.

Door draft stoppers (or door guards) are built to block outdoor air from sneaking into your home and keep indoor air right where it belongs. They can save you big bucks on your energy bill, and they also block out noise, light, odors and even mischievous insects.

Draft stoppers come in a couple of different styles. Soft draft stoppers are made of fabric and are usually stuffed with a fill made from polyester or another fabric. Sometimes they’re filled with hard foam cylinders that you can trim down to fit any door. They stay flush against your door with the help of magnetic clips or use a 360 degree-design that fits one stopper around each side of the door. 

Hard draft stoppers are usually made from silicone or another plastic. They come rolled up like tape, but they’re much tougher than any tape you’ll find on the shelves. Just measure the length and height of your door, trim the draft stopper and affix it to the bottom of your door with the adhesive on the back.

Those are your draft stopper basics. Take a look at our Tips & Advice for hints that will help you make your final purchase.

DWYM Fun Fact

A draft stopper is a smart, affordable buy if you’re looking to increase your home’s energy efficiency, and the Evelots Magnetic 2 in 1 Door Draft Stopper even bills itself as an eco-friendly option. But it’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to lowering energy costs (and shrinking your carbon footprint). 

Apartment-dwellers can make changes like washing their clothes in cold water, replacing light bulbs with LEDs and using natural light as much as possible to notice a dip in their energy bill. Homeowners have even more options: They can install energy-efficient appliances, buy a programmable thermostat and insulate their home’s air ducts to decrease their energy usage. These small changes can save you a ton of cash, and give Mother Nature some well-deserved support.

The Door Draft Stopper/Guard Buying Guide

  • Measure, measure, measure: That’s the one thing you’ve gotta do if you’re buying a draft stopper. Measure the length and width of your door, plus the space between your door and the ground. Measuring the height from your floor to the top of where you want your draft stopper to sit will guarantee that you buy the right size.
  • Choose between hard and soft draft stoppers based on your needs. Do you have a home with a lot of pet hair, outside noise and an outdoor insect community? Multi-layered silicone door stoppers, like the MAGZO Under Door Draft Stopper or Suptikes Under Door Draft Stopper/Blocker, will block out noise and breezes without attracting pet hair or new friends. Are you in an area that has nasty winters, or do you have an older door that might not play well with draft stopper adhesive? A soft draft stopper filled with foam or fabric will block out frosty temperatures and it won’t chip away at your decor. 
  • Always clean and dry the bottom of your door before installing your draft stopper. The adhesive won’t stick to a dirty door, and you don’t want old dust rubbing off on your new fabric door stopper. 
  • Many door stoppers can also be used to stop up gaps in windows. See if a door stopper is adjustable, like the MAXTID Bottom Door Draft Stopper, or lets you create your own size if you want to prevent window drafts.
  • Take your home’s decor into account before you buy. Draft stoppers come in multiple colors and finishes, so you can probably find one that blends right into your door. 
  • Keep your home looking neat by regularly cleaning your draft stopper. Wipe down plastic draft stoppers with a paper towel or a disinfectant wipe. Soft draft stoppers can be spot cleaned with a gentle detergent. You can toss some of them in the washer and dryer.