I've used many down comforters. But never a combo of down & alternative. I must say I really like this one. It's perfercet. Not too thin & not too heavy. I have a large king size four poster bed w/ over sized stearns & foster mattress. This comforter is ample sized enough to cover the top & still have enough to fall over the sides of my mattresses. Only down side is my 70lb Labrador loves it too & it's dry clean only.
This comforter was a great buy for us. It seems to be a good size (we've gotten king sizes that were too small in the past), and it is the perfect amount of warmth for us. My wife is warm enough without me being too hot. It is noticeably better then the synthetic down comforter that it replaced - without being an allergy issue (because of the thread count?!?).
I really wanted one of those big, thick comforters that feels so luxurious, but I'm also a bargain shopper, so paying $3-400 was not going to happen. In other words, I wanted to have my cake and eat it too. So, to get what I wanted, I bought two of these comforters and doubled them up. Together they feel just like a top of the line conforter that costs double or even triple what we paid for these two. In the summer, if it's gets too hot, we just take one out and go with a lighter weight cover! Talk about flexable and fantastic! Tip: If you go this route, make sure you use comforter corner clips to keep them in position.
This is the perfect weight comforter. It is closer to a bedspread in weight, so it is very versatile. The material is soft, sturdy and attractive. The pockets do allow the fill to collect in the corners, but they are small enough that a quick fluff of the comforter spreads everything evenly again.