Enjoy a sound sleep with this sateen cotton comforter. It is filled with 15 layers of soft new Australian wool, and has a core that adjusts to your body temperature for your outmost comfort. Its box-stitch quilted design can match various bedding styles....more
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For the last 2 years, I have been researching different comforters but because of already having enough blankets on my bed, I decided against buying one until now...and I'm glad I waited, because I made the right choice!
I have slept under various down comforters all which I have really loved, they have varied from minimal fill 250 to a higher fill of 700. Only the high, high fill down comforters have been enough for me to sleep under alone (I run cold) and so I was nervous about buying one with a fill of only 600. Additionally, there were the issues about losing down, uneven down distribution, potential allergies, and cost.
When I found this wool filled comforter, I read all the reviews and also did outside research about wool. Everything says wool makes for a great comforter and it keeps you very WARM! In addition, the wool will never leak outside of the comforter, it's hypoallergenic, the wool is evenly distributed amongst the squares, and the cost is EXCELLENT for the value!
The only thing I could imagine one wouldn't like is the heaviness of the comforter, but I appreciate a little weight in my blanket... And as others mentioned, there's a slight smell with the comforter (extremely minimal). I got a king size to go with my queen bed (I prefer it to hang down the sides). I also got a great duvet cover to go with it.
This is a great purchase!
I am a wool comforter convert. I will no longer buy down comforters. The wool comforter provides all the warmth and coziness of a down comforter without all the dust. Plus the wool comforter stays in place at night. Each qulted sqaure of wool is heavier than the down (although, the overall feel of the comforter is not too heavy) and it moves less. Also, the wool comforter doesn't bunch within the duvet cover like the down comforter so the overall effect is warmer. This wool comforter had no funny smell and I am very sensitive to smells. Say goodbye to down and try wool!
There are a lot of reviews of this, so I will start with a point that no one has yet made. Please take a moment to consider, and even look up the abusive treatment of geese to produce those luxurious down comforters everyone is so hooked on. I dare you to watch a video of it. Now think for a moment of sheep that are made more comfortable through annual shearing--their parasites controlled, the mats removed for the hot summer months. The ancient tradition of using goose down wasn't even similar to the travesty we practice today. I have pet geese, and I won't participate in this cruelty any more, though I've owned countless goose down comforters and pillows over the years in my ignorance. You may be a vegetarian, and I applaud you for it. I am not. I believe in humane use of farm animals. Commercial use in this country is not humane. Now on to the comforter! I wanted to sleep under it in warm weather before reviewing, but then thought I might be waiting a bit, since we live in the mountains and experience cool nights year-round. It is far more cozy and comfy than down. It stays put, looks neat, etc. Don't let the "lack of loft" fool you! It is lightweight and feels much like down--only better. You will love it. I am positive.
My husband and I love sleeping under this comforter, but it was awfully smelly when it arrived--a potent mix of chemicals and wool. I washed it twice on gentle in my washer and then once very thoroughly in my bathtub after the washing machine wasn't cutting it. After line drying, the smell was sufficiently gone that we felt comfortable using it. I would recommend it to others, but expect to have to wash it prior to use.
I've used the comforter for a few weeks now. It's very comfortable, seems to breathe better than down, so it's more comfortable when I have hot flashes. Haven't experienced the true winter cold yet, so not sure if I'll have to add a blanket. There was an odor (mentioned in other reviews) but it lessened within hours and I didn't notice it at all within a few days. A very good value, and I'm glad I bought it.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems to be excellent quality.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate description.
I didn't think it would be as warm as it was because it is so thin, but I did not wake up chilled like I usually do. BUT it's spring time, not winter so we'll see how warm it is in the colder months. I would recommend this to anyone who wants the warmth of wool but don't like the itch factor. It did have a tiny bit of a chemical smell, but I aired it out for a couple hours, then put it on the bed and it was fine, or at least I didn't notice it.
If you use a comforter cover, I recommend you measure it and compare the size to the blanket you purchase, it is a square shape and my cover is not.
If you have a serious chemical sensitivity, don't buy it. I have a mild sensitivity and it did not bother me.
I do think I paid too much for this blanket, but still glad I purchased it.
Has many advantages over down, in that there are no thin spots and is more comfortable at varying temperatures. Maintains body temperature without feeling too hot. Comforter is on the heavier side of medium thickness- just right! I did not have any issues with odor as some have. Really all of these comforters are insulation but I find wool to be superior in more damp and humid environments. This is because wool has the unique quality of heating when exposed to moisture. Supposedly dust mites do not like it as well. The box stitching holds the comforter together much better than my old one. No clumps. Also wool is extremely fire resistant, another fun fact. I was skeptical about its ability to be all season until I tried it and found that it really depended on my own body temperature rather than ambient temp. It will simply maintain body temp by the way of many air pockets. Merino wool (most commonly from Australia) especially has a very crimpy structure which results in better insulative properties.
I replaced my down comforter with this one. What I noticed right away is that the comforter does not shift when we are sleeping. I was always waking up to pull the down comforter back up over my shoulders, also I was perspiring under the down. That has not happened while sleeping under this wool one. And I do not miss all of the loose feathers! Here in the Mid-Atlantic it was unusually cold this winter, temps well under freezing and we only needed this wool comforter on the bed. I bought a duvet cover and it didn't have anyway of attaching to the comforter, so I am in the process of sewing Velcro pieces to the cover and comforter. I might add that the comforter did have loops at each corner. In the meantime I am back perspiring until I get this finished. I am very glad I decided to order this!!
I'm trying to get better about reviewing items since I rely on them so much. I have had adown comforter for years prior to this. I've tried "down alternative" comforters before and they never work as well as down, IMO.This was the first time I'd heard about wool as an alternative, and I've been very pleased in the short time I've had it.
Some have mentioned A "sheep" smell. I could tell when I first opened the package, but that quickly disappated. I prefer heavy in weight blankets, no matter what season and this definitely has sone weight, which I obviously like. It's still cold here at night so I can't say how it will be later, but right now it is perfect. Not too hot, not too Cold. I would definitely recommend to others, or buy another if needed.
Hope that helps someone!
Does this comforter have interior ties to fasten it to a duvet cover? Thanks!quorny on Feb 13, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for inquiring about the Australian Wool-filled Sateen 233-thread Count Cotton Comforter. No this does not have ties. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 27, 2014
it has buttons in the cornerssequoia1234 on May 22, 2014
All the organic wool comforter insist that they are machine washable. Your site recommends dry cleaning for this comforter. Why is there a difference? Also, since this isn't listed as "organic," what chemicals are used to process the wool?wbnyc on Oct 30, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello wbnyc, I apologize for the delay in response. Wool falls into many categories. Machine washable and dry clean only are just two of them. The type of wool used in this comforter cannot be machine washed it must be dry cleaned.
In the process of wool carbonizing treatment, Sulfuric acid and other chemicals are used to remove the impurities. I hope you find this information helpful. Thank you for shopping with us.
overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 7, 2013
The best comforter we had was ruined by a professional cleaners that ignored my Dry Clean Please. They eventually paid for same, but as yet still haven't found found one of its quality. Dry clean only unless on of your pets needs a very nice bedding material.klaford on Jan 23, 2014
Welcome to Overstock! The wool is imported from Australia. We will be up dating the information, so thank you for the great question and for bringing that to our attention.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 8, 2013
Thank you for your interest. We are unable to disclose the manufacturer of some of our products; however, Overstock.com stands behind every product we sell. When necessary we can contact suppliers if a product issue arises. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 16, 2013
How is this possible that it's not treated with any chemicals or flame retardant? The federal government has stringent rules on bedding and mattresses being flame retardant.ehkim21 on Nov 1, 2013
Hello ehkim21, I apologize for the delay in response. In the process of wool carbonizing treatment, Sulfuric acid and other chemicals are used to remove the impurities. However we have confirmed there are no fire retardants used on this product. I hope you find this information helpful. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 7, 2013
ehkim21, you are correct about ALL MATTRESSES and FOAM products now requiring toxic fire retardants. However, as of 2013, the US Government has not imposed such nonsense regulations on ADULT blankets and comforters or WOOL mattress pads and toppers.
This stupid law also applies to sheepskin bedding and ALL RUGS (including wool and sheepskin), but not to individual pelts.
FYI: Both natural wool and sheepskin are naturally flame-retardant (I know, since I have a wool rug (old, no retardants) in front of my woodstove).natschultz on Jan 6, 2014
What is the difference between this product and a wool duvet? Could this product be placed in a duvet cover?jacinta06 on May 24, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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