I'm willing to give Thirsties Duo Pocket Diaper another chance but I have had leaks. My son is 5 weeks old and he has leaked through the diaper. It's better when I use both of the inserts provided but he's only 5 weeks old and soaking through both in a few hours time. It makes me think this isn't going to work well as he gets bigger.
I do like the fit on him and I feel like even with both inserts the diaper isn't too bulky.
Pros: Insert agitates out in the wash, a little trimmer than BG pockets. No leaks. Diaper is holding up very well.
Cons: Gussets work well, but they make stuffing more difficult (narrow through the middle. On a BG, you have more room to put your hand in there). Because of the horizontal snaps, the diaper is maxing out on my 29 lb son (size 2, of course)
I am not a pocket diaper fan, I started with pockets but have moved to other styles that I like better. I still kept all my thirsties duo diapers, though! They are my favorite out of all pockets I have tried. Cute prints and colors. GENIUS dual opening to the insert agitates out in the wash and I don't have to remove it. Even in my front loader that obviously doesn't have an agitator, it still comes out easily and gets fully cleaned. I like the fabric that touches baby, soft and non irritating. I like the inserts that snap together. My single complaint is the thirsties aplix. I wish it wasn't as scratchy as it is. My baby's tummy overlapped and it irritated his tummy. That wouldn't have been an issue with my smaller/thinner than average 3 year old, but I prefer the snaps with my baby
I actually got this diaper by mistake. (I ordered a Fab Fitted.) But it was a lucky accident because I really like this diaper! My super-chunk was almost out of some other supposed-OS AIOs such as BumGenius Elemental and Swaddlebee's Simplex AIO v.2. But he still has a long way to go on the Duo size 2. So I ended up buying four more of these.
It is fairly trim, great fit (love the gussets), washes up well, and seems comfortable. The insert is super high quality too. I also like the stay-dry layer. I have nothing bad to say about this diaper. Will probably invest in some size 1's if we are lucky enough to have another baby one day.