Superior Solid Down Alternative Comforter

Last updated date: April 23, 2019

DWYM Score
8.6

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We looked at the top 1 Comforters and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Jen Reviews, Best Reviews Guide, Cozzy, Peachy Rooms, The Z9, Comforter Expert, The Best Mattress Topper, Sleepy Deep and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Comforter you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 92 expert reviews, the Superior Superior Solid Down Alternative Comforter placed 10th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 8, 2019:
Checkout The Best Comforter for a detailed review of all the top comforters.

Expert Summarized Score
8.4
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
6,057 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Hypoallergenic and comfortable. Machine washable.
- BestReviews
This comforter is hypoallergenic and has been expertly tailored with a plush feeling. This down alternative comforter easily fits inside a duvet cover.
- Jen Reviews
Double-needle stitching is used throughout to prevent tearing of the material. This is a comforter that will last you.
- Cozzy
Ant wrinkling, anti stain and anti fade properties: The shell is top microfiber shell resists stains, fading, and wrinkles, provided the wash and care instructions are followed.
- Peachy Rooms
The product comes with incredible features that include the subtle softness, the classy style, the perfect fit, and ease of care.
- The Z9
Caring for this alternative goose down comforter is easy. All its parts are machine washable. It also has a dryer safe design that its users find convenient. When dirty, therefore, you do not have to struggle to wash it by hand. Your washing machine does the hard work.
- Top 10 Best Pro
I loved how soft it was, as well as the memory foam bedding to rest on every night.
- Comforter Expert
Amazingly, it maintains good warmth during winter and stays remarkably cool during summer. In addition, the down alternative fill is hypoallergenic.
- The Best Mattress Topper
The best thing about this down alternative comforter is the comfort. It is gloriously soft and fluffy, and incredibly snug to sleep in. Perfect for all climates.
- Sleepy Deep
What experts didn't like
No duvet straps. Can get very warm.
- BestReviews
It doesn't have any corner tabs, so you won't be able to use it as a duvet insert.
- Cozzy
Poorly stitched corners.
- Top 10 Best Pro
However, it got pretty hot while under it, and I wish that it was made from more breathable material.
- Comforter Expert
Instructions say it's machine washable but it comes out lumpy.
- The Best Mattress Topper
It seems for some, that despite following the washing guidelines the comforter broke apart in the wash.
- Sleepy Deep

From The Manufacturer

A comforter made not only to be used all year round but for those looking to sleep in the clouds. The versatile solid white shell will not show through Superior's collection of beautiful and high quality duvet covers, and looks bright and fresh on its own. The soft microfiber is wrinkle resistant and feels silky smooth, for a picture perfect look right out of the dryer. Our lightweight microfiber cover and lofty down alternative fill allow air to circulate for a breathable bed that is warm enough for the winter, but stays remarkably cool in the warmer months. The shell is constructed from ultra thin fibers which are tightly woven into a strong, durable fabric that resists stains, fading, and wrinkles. Superior's down alternative fill is allergy and asthma friendly, and will provide relief to customers sensitive to goose down comforters. And with a baffle box and box stitch design, the filling will not shift, ensuring an even cover throughout the entire night. Our durable comforter is easy to clean, while still providing the luxurious feel of pure down bedding. We have been manufacturing fine linens for over 40 years. We make everything from comforters and mattress toppers, to towels and bath robes, sheets, duvets, pillowcases, and bedskirts, and even area rugs. Our wide range of colors, patterns, and price points ensures that every one of our customers will be able to find something they'll love. We are experts in manufacturing high quality textiles and pride ourselves on only producing the finest products.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Royal Hotel’s Queen Size Light Down-Comforter
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 5
2. Equinox All-Season Quilted Comforter
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 7
3. LL Bean Baffle-Box Stitch Down Comforter, Warm
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Bare Home Comforter Set
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Utopia Bedding Quilted Comforter
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 11
8. Chezmoi Goose Down Alternative Comforter
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 13
9. Natural Comfort Soft Down Duvet
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 4
10. Superior Solid Down Alternative Comforter
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 10
11. Beckham Luxury Hotel Collection Comforter
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 6
12. Linenspa All-Season Quilted Comforter
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 9
13. Pinzon Hypoallergenic Duck Down Comforter
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 7

An Overview On Comforters

As much as one-third of your day is likely spent sleeping. It’s probably something you consider when you’re shopping for a mattress, but what about the sheets and covers that keep you comfortable throughout the night? Comforters have come a long way in recent years, moving from the decorative, hard-to-clean comforters of previous generations to filled duvets that can either slip inside a washable cover or be used on their own.

But with so many comforter options, you can find the perfect duvet to fit all your own personal preferences. You may not even know what those preferences are until you start shopping. But chances are, comfort is toward the top of the list. For some, that means finding a comforter that keeps them cool in the summertime and warm in the wintertime, but some tend to feel too warm or cold at night no matter what time of year.

Weight plays a substantial role in how your comforter feels. You’ll want to look for one that is lightweight if you’re warm-natured and heavier if you’re always chilly. For those who need versatility, there are some comforters that are warm but still have the breathability necessary in the hottest months.

Allergens can be just as important as comfort, especially if down doesn’t agree with you. There are plenty of down-alternative comforters now available, so there’s no need to skip duvet-style comforters if that’s your concern. Some newer comforters also have antibacterial properties, while others are built to resist mites and mold.

Another important consideration is cleaning. Comforters can be notoriously tough to clean. If you purchase a duvet designed to be used as an insert, you can simply remove the insert and wash the duvet cover, although stuffing the insert back in can be an exhausting endeavor. But some duvets are washable. You’ll just need to make sure you have a plan to air-dry it or use a commercial-grade washer and dryer if necessary.

DYWM Fun Fact

It seemed as though duvets became the bedding standard overnight, but actually, they’ve been around for centuries. Contemporary duvets began to catch on in the 1970s in Britain, where they were called “Continental Quilts.” From there, they gradually began to catch on due to their comfort, with marketers calling it the “10-second bed.”

Experts believe duvets may have originated 5,000 years ago in China, but Paul Rycaut is credited with bringing them to England. But they didn’t take off until 1749 when an English travel writer named Thomas Nugent observed that instead of covering themselves with bedclothes to sleep, residents of the German state of Westphalia used multiple layers of feather beds as covers.

The Comforter Buying Guide

  • First, it’s important to distinguish between a duvet and a duvet insert. The Equinox All-Season Quilted Comforter and Utopia Bedding Quilted Comforter are made to be inserts, which means you’ll purchase a duvet cover separately. The Royal Hotel Queen Size Light Down-Comforter and LL Bean Baffle-Box Stitch Down Comforter are designed to be used without a cover. However, you can still use inserts as duvets. The Utopia Bedding Quilted Comforter is made from a material that is soft enough that you can use it without a cover.
  • Several factors contribute to a comforter’s level of comfort. It starts with the material on the outside, which is what your skin experiences the most. The Royal Hotel Queen Size Light Down-Comforter is made from Egyptian cotton, known for its unique softness. However, if you’re planning to use your duvet as an insert, the exterior material won’t be as important as the overall construction.
  • Filler also plays an important role in how comfortable you’ll be while you sleep. Traditionally, down was used for sleep items like pillows and comforters. But down brings its own issues, especially for those who are allergic to it. Today’s comforters have advanced far beyond down to include materials that help with temperature and weight. The Equinox All-Season Quilted Comforter uses silicone gel filling to hold its shape and provide a lightweight yet insulating build. However, you may find it’s not as thick and fluffy as you’d get with a traditional down comforter. The Utopia Bedding Quilted Comforter has a silicone fiber filling that ensures it maintains its shape.
  • It’s important to look for a comforter that is lightweight enough for summertime use but still keeps you warm in the winter. The Royal Hotel Queen Size Light Down-Comforter and Equinox All-Season Quilted Comforter are both lightweight, but they also keep you warm when you need it. If you’re on the cold-natured side, though, you may want to skip the Utopia Bedding Quilted Comforter for your main bedroom.
  • As important as comfort is, it’s crucial to consider how you’ll clean your duvet when you need it. This is especially true if your duvet is your only cover, as is the case for many people today. Experts recommend washing your bedding at least once every two weeks and more often if you sweat while you sleep. The Royal Hotel Queen Size Light Down-Comforter is too large for most commercial washers, and its care instructions are to dry clean only. The Equinox All-Season Quilted Comforter and Utopia Bedding Quilted Comforter can be washed on the gentle cycle, but you’ll need a machine with the capacity to handle it, plus you’ll have to air-dry it. The LL Bean Baffle-Box Stitch Down Comforter can be both washed and dried, but you’ll need a large commercial machine to do so.
  • Comforters can vary widely in price, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough value if you pay more. The Royal Hotel Queen Size Light Down-Comforter costs more than $100, while you can get both the Equinox All-Season Quilted Comforter and Utopia Bedding Quilted Comforter for under $30. However, the lower-priced two are designed to be used as inserts, and duvet covers can be pricey as well, so you may save money by getting everything in one.
  • Spending so much time under your comforter makes it especially important to find one that doesn’t aggravate any allergies you have. The Utopia Bedding Quilted Comforter is best for those with allergies, thanks to a 100-percent hypoallergenic build. The silicone fiber filling keeps dust mites and mold spores at bay. Both the cover and fill on this comforter are irritant-free.