This is my first down or down alternative comforter, and I've had it about a week now. My husband and I decided we needed something more cozy than our previous comforter, and we decided we each needed our own comforter so we quit disturbing each other when we roll over at night. We have a king size bed, we are tall (5'10" and 6'4") and we have dogs that we like to cuddle with while we read, so I wanted something big enough for us and our bed and something we could wash. So here is my evaluation of this comforter: Pros: 1. It is puffy. Puffier even than the picture. I love it! 2. It is warm. Our house has been around 63 degrees lately (our thermostat is being worked on) and these comforters have been our salvation! 3. It is cozy. It's the kind of comforter that is so thick and cozy that when you lay on top of it you sink into it, and when you're under it, you can sort of burrow in. Our first night using this comforter, my husband said that the cozy factor of our bed increased like 5 times! 4. It is quality. It's not going to fall apart, and given a good cover and normal usage, should last a very long time. It fits in a regular size duvet cover. I was worried that I would have to spend a lot of money to get a cover big enough to handle this comforter. Not so. And that's actually the first con... Cons: 1. It is not as big as the website or the tag on the comforter says. I measured ours and they are 76" wide by 81" long. My guess is that the fabric for the top piece before the stuffing is put in is probably 90" by 88;" then they add the stuffing and it suddenly becomes much smaller. However, it does mean that this comforter fits in a regular sized duvet cover, and we have found that our two queen size comforters are long enough to cover us comfortably, and they cover our king bed nicely. 2. It is loud. It's true. It rustles a lot. We think it sounds cozy, but I can certainly see how it would bother a light sleeper. It sounds quite like an old waterproof sleeping bag does. But again, we think it adds to the cozy factor. 3. It is warm. We live in an area where temps range from 20 below to 110 each year (yeah, I know... what are we thinking!). Last night my husband expressed his concern that this comforter will be too hot in the summers. An easy fix for us - I'll just take the comforter out of the duvet cover, and we'll use the duvet cover by itself (we don't have AC... again, what are we thinking!). We love the comforters we bought, but I read many of the reviews and was concerned about what might be coming. However, I was prepared to deal with the noise, and I had regular size duvet covers waiting at the house to try out the size of this comforter. If you order it, just be ready for these things - if they'll bother you, don't order it! If you think you can live with those quirks of this comforter, I hope you do order it. We love this comforter, and if there was a way to put 6 stars up for comfort and value, I would have. It's really wonderful and just what we were looking for at a price we could afford!
This is a terrific value. It has a soft, cozy feel and holds its shape well. It also has that nice "down" duvet weight to it though it's light enough to move around. You'd never guess it didn't cost much much more. We bought the king for our bed because we got the twin for my son and liked it so much. We actually upgraded him to a full size bed but still use his twin duvet. It doesn't hang down the sides but lays perfectly on top. And he couldn't bear to part with it!
I admit to being ignorant about the comforter/duvet 'thing'. I stay with a friend in Europe who uses only them and they're great in summer or winter and it's so much easier to change a duvet than to wash a comforter all the time. I talked to a local friend who directed me to Overstock and this particular product. I was NOT sorry and I intend to buy more. When the friend came to visit ME this time, he was pleased with my choice (as am I). This product washes great and Overstock has such a great collection of duvets to go with it.
I am thrilled with my purchase of this comforter, my first on Overstock.com. As with others who go through the reviews, I was a little nervous from the few complaints. Here's my opinion to put some of you at ease. First of all, I've used duvets for some twenty years, so had an idea of what to expect in mind. Granted, those were down. In comparison, this comforter had sufficient loft; a good distrbution of fill; and a really nice bound edge (which some of my previous - and more expensive ones - did not). I've loved snuggling under it. There is, indeed, a muffled noise when moved. I'd compare it to that of a fluffy pillow or crisp sheets, though, not plastic bags (and I'd say a down comforter makes a similar noise, too). Also, I did order a size up - a king for my queen-sized bed - which covers it well. Finally, I always - even living abroad - have used a duvet cover. It protects the duvet, leading to fewer washes (and trust me, it's a lot easier to simply wash the duvet), and does tend to be softer. Besides, in respect to decorating you can switch things up as the mood strikes, instead of having to replace the entire thing. Just sewing two sheets together can give you an entirely new look, if you're so inclined. Anyway, again, a very good experience for me. I'm glad I went ahead with this purchase.
This is a great deal! I was impressed with the fact that it fits well on our king size bed, with enough on each side. So many don't cover well, but this one does. I would recommend to anyone! This is my first purchase from Overstock.com and I most certainly will keep coming back. Kudos!
I purchased two king sizes. One for my queen bed and the other for my sister's king bed. I'm glad I went up a size! Still though, the comforter still doesn't cover my queen bed like it should. Very thick and soft. Couldn't hardly get it out of the box! Ordered on late Saturday afternoon and received it by Tuesday morning! Super fast delivery. Overall, I love my comforter and would recommend this especially for the price. My sister would do the same. Again her comforter is a little small on her king but she is making due because it is so comfortable. She and I both have severe allergies and this does not bother us at all!!!!
For 50 bucks I was hoping to get a cozy comforter, but wasn't expecting the highest quality out there. When it arrived I was blown away by how warm and comfortable this is! I strongly believe the $220.00 retail comparison is no exaggeration for this comforter. I could easily see it selling in a department or home store for that much. The baffle boxes all have even distribution of filling, it's a great weight without being too heavy, and is very cozy, yet breathes. Even the fabric on the outside is high quality.Also, it took four years and three tries, but I FINALLY found a comforter to fill out my queen sized high-end duvet cover! I am very impressed with this product and am extrememly pleased with the purchase!
I bought this not too long ago, and I read all the reviews before purchasing it.. did all the research I can do. I felt pretty confident with what I was purchasing.. boy, I was wrong. The fabric is VERY papery. Makes A LOT of noise. I don't consider myself so "high maintanence".. but this is really bad... I put a duvet cover on it thinking it would make it better.. but no.. it doesn't. It's very papery. I would not recommend this to anyone. You would think from the retail value, and the mark down it's a good deal... but NO!! I would advise to get a much high thread count. I'm starting to believe that a lot of these 5 star reviews are false.... I can't speak for all, but there's no way anyone will rate this comforter a 5 star. It is very light though.. I have to admit, it is warm, and fluffy.. so I'm satisfied in that sense. But just the fact that each time my husband moves, I hear the comforter is starting to bother me terribly... I advise you to keep looking....
I love this comforter! It is everything I had hoped for and then some. I have always had traditional comforter sets, never a down or alternative down comforter, and this just blows them away! The comforter is soft and once out of the box it puffed right up. I like how it keeps me warm when it's cold and cool when it's hot! Even my picky hubby likes it! I did order the King for my queen bed and I'm glad I did. The comforter is so snuggly that I am becoming a blanket hog! This was my first time ordering from Overstock and I am very satisfied. The shipping was quick and the price was great. I am going to purchase one for both my kids!
Re: King Size I read the majority of the reviews on this comforter and expected this to be poofy, crinkly and smallish. I really wanted the crinkly sound and I wanted uber-poofy and was thrilled to see that it is exactly what I wanted. The best thing was that it wasn't small. Mine was a completely normal sized king comforter. Yes, it's smaller than I'd like, but every king sized piece is too small. Whenever I order bedding I always get a size up so that the sides hang long enough. To me, that's just a given. Unfortunately for King there's no where to go up to. In any case I have a lovely **** duvet that I slipped on to this piece and the comforter was actually a bit too big, which imo is a good thing. It's not so big that I couldn't use the duvet but I did have to wrestle with it to stuff it all inside. I put this on my bed right out of the box. It smelled great, no funky-funk. It decompressed right away and within 15 minutes it was fluffy. Ooooh, I know some hate the sound, but when I hear that crisp crinkle of the material I think of cozy, winter nights under a big, stuffed down comforter. I've always wanted this and I finally, FINALLY have it. I love this comforter. L.O.V.E. IT. And it was ridiculously inexpensive. I'm happy for myself. I can't wait to go to bed tonight. PS: Overstock, I love you too.
This is an absolutely wonderful down like comforter. It is truly fluffy, beyond any I have ever owned. It actually feels like down. Unfortunately it is too small for my king sized bed. I like it so much I am keeping it and put it on another bed in our home, a queen size. If you have a king bed, it will be too small, if you have a queen then buy the king sized comforter. It will look beautiful.
Pros: Well-constructed Fast shipping Warm, likely even for cooler climates Comfortable Con: MAJOR - I ordered the king size and consulted the answers/questions before purchasing. Despite what the "official" measurements are, and another reviewer's experience, the king size does not have an overhang on a standard king bed. This comforter, in a king size, fits just on top of my mattress. I'll keep it, and figure something out with a quilt, but this was a disappointment. I also understand this is likely because it is overfilled--which leads to all the pros I listed above. As I said, I'll keep it, but beware, the king size does not fit a standard king with ANY overhang on the sides. It will rest just on top of your mattress.
I was hoping after reading many decent reviews, that this blanket would be nice but not so much. It isn't the worst blanket in the world but certainly you get what you pay for! It is extremely bulky so hard to just lift and fold if you want to get out of bed. It's also very very noisy so if anyone is a light sleeper around you, forget it, they will wake up every time. My infant's crib is in our room and it woke her every time I moved it, needless to say I found a much quieter replacement blanket. Definitely was a bit disappointed.
I received this comforter today and I'm so disappointed. As I shook out the comforter to put it on the bed, I could see through the cover. The down is already in the corners of the baffles and the comforter is less than an inch thick in most places. I put it in the dryer for @ 45 minutes, but it did not fluff up at all. I will return the comforter tomorrow.
I was very disappointed when I received the "Oversized" king comforter. It barely fits the top of the bed, there is NO over hang at all. Now I am stuck with a comforter that doesn't fit!! However, it would be a wonderful comforter for a double bed. I do love the comfort it has, which makes it even more disappointing that it doesn't fit my bed.
I really like this comforter. It has a nice, fluffy appearance and is warm at nights. However I have had to return it beacuse it is simply too small for my bed. I have a big Queen size bed and had to order the Full/Queen hoping it would work but it just looks terrible. The flat sheet hangs down a good foot from the edges of the comforter. It just is too small for my bed but would fit a Full size or small Queen size bed perfectly.