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Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 MST 2014lettie325 Rating:4.0
Actually, I accidentally ordered the featherbed instead of the down alternative. Even after fluffing, it doesn't have the loft of the down alternative. It may wear better overtime, but I won't know that for awhile.
Thu Mar 31 00:00:00 MDT 2011charib Rating:2.0
I purchased this comforter over a year ago. I use to be really nice. I keep it in a duvet cover. Decided to take it out recently and feathers flew everywhere. I had to cover my face with a scarf so I wouldnt inhale any. Time to buy a new one I guess maybe I'll try alternative down next.
Fri Mar 13 00:00:00 MDT 2009mm23 Rating:2.0
This down comforter is very soft, fluffy, and comfortable. And yet, my bedroom is full of feathers! I've had this comforter for nearly a year now, and the entire time it has been in a quality duvet. And yet, feathers from the comforter filling began to sneek out after a few months of use. And it continues. This is a very annoying aspect of this comforter, and is the main reason why I am now shopping for an "alternative down-like comforter".Simply put, DO NOT BUY!
Thu Mar 21 00:00:00 MDT 2013bostonbutterfly Rating:5.0
I searched forever to find a down comforter NOT a down alternative that was NOT white. This comforter is BEAUTIFUL!! I ordered the Resheda green and the box stitching keeps the feathers/down evenly distributed. It is an all weather down. I live in Florida so it's perfect and I don't need a duvet cover which I hate. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that is looking for an all weather down comforter.
Sat Apr 29 00:00:00 MDT 2006southeasternnmgirl Rating:4.0
This is a great sleeping experience! I love the feel of climbing into this bed! But I do have some advice for those new to featherbeds! I've been sleeping on a mattress that's too hard and thought a featherbed would be a cheaper alternative to a new mattress. I puchased this bed 2 years ago, along with a featherbed cover. It's a great featherbed, I think most people would be disappointed in the cheaper featherbeds; the loft flattens quickly so it's best to buy one with the maximum ounce of down that you can afford. Featherbeds must be fluffed everyday to have maximum comfort regardless of the amount of fluff--not for lazy housekeepers! The cover that I purchased shrank and no longer fits the featherbed--it is also hard to put on the featherbed--similar to wrestling a python into a burlap sack-- not a pleasant experience. Again, not for lazy housekeepers. I am currently sleeping on the featherbed without a cover. It's been my experience that fitted sheets do not work with featherbeds. Anything that constricts the featherbed and the featherbed does not fit the mattress properly, becomes lumpy, or flattens to a pancake, which really defeats the purpose of the bed in the first place. If you're willing to endure those hassles, then a featherbed is for you!
Mon Jul 27 00:00:00 MDT 2009niferr Rating:5.0
Very comfortable and warm but not too heavy. I purchased another down alternative comforter last year from Overstock but it now is shedding feathers all over the place so I needed a replacement. Hopefully this one won't shed.
Mon Jun 29 00:00:00 MDT 2009gybh Rating:5.0
I always stayed away from down comforters - went for alternative because of feathers and allergies.This down in great! No feathers, no smell, no allergies! Beautiful.
Thu Mar 04 00:00:00 MST 2010tway1015 Rating:3.0
I wasn.t that happy with my new down comforter. I found it to be too flat. When the light came through, I noticed that the down was very sparse in some squares and heavier in others. Maybe going to a down alternative would have been better.
Sun Sep 13 00:00:00 MDT 2009jlh28 Rating:5.0
I live in Chicago and its no secret thats its freeezzzing here in the winter. I have had a down blankets every yr of my life forever. This comforter, for this price is amazing! Love it!! Could not b happier!! I have paid hundreds in the past for "the best" and Ive even paid hundred or so for some down alternates, etc... I even went ahead and got a duvet set bcuz the price was so nice, yet I havent taken it out of the plastic bcuz the 500 thread count is nice and soft. Bright white feels like a crisp cloud! Love it!! Everyone in the family got this one, so I know we will b all cozy and warm this winter!! Its great! :O)
Wed Feb 19 00:00:00 MST 2014merries Rating:1.0
This is the first down comforter that I have ever bought that crinkles when you sleep. I don't know what is in it , but it is very disturbing to hear the noise all night. Worse than that is the fact that this is the first down comforter that I have had that from the first day I would wake up with headaches. I thought it was a coincidence but after two weeks I gave up and bought a down alternative and had a good night's sleep. I have never had this problem with any other down.
Fri Dec 26 00:00:00 MST 2008barbaraanneb Rating:4.0
Hi Everyone: This is not as soft as I had imagined it would be. My 2 inchers were a little softer. However, overall I really do like it. I think the reason it is not as soft is because it does not have down in it. It is made with cotton and feathers, not down and feathers. That does make a complete difference. I think I just have to get used to the difference in fabrics. I shop at Overstock quite often. The featherbed is beautiful and the inclusion of the cover for it is wonderful. That alone would run up to $30. When mine first came after I shook it out, I flopped on it for 1/2 hour and fell asleep. Without any cover, sheet or anything. It was great. This is my third featherbed from Overstock, the only place I will buy my featherbeds. Not only do they have great prices on all their types of featherbeds and alternative down beds, but they are quality bed toppers as well. I have purchased elsewhere and always had to take them back. Overstock buys the best. That is why I only buy my toppers here. Thank you Overstock, you have done it again!! BarbaraanneB, Philadelphia, PA
Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 MST 2013649janp Rating:4.0
These down pillows are wonderfully soft and fluffy but they do seem a little small and loosely filled. That allows for lots of fluffing and manipulating. I decided to use both pillows and bought my husband a similar pillow. I like these pillows much better than the down alternative - there is no comparison. There is no crunchy sound like you get with feather pillows. I will keep, use and enjoy these.
Sat Dec 22 00:00:00 MST 2007chrisbe Rating:5.0
This bed set is amazing! I have never owned a down comforter before, and after sleeping under it now for about 2 weeks, I won't go back to conventional blankets. I have always had an electric blanket, mainly to prewarm the bed before sliding in for the night, and I had to give up the old "heater" to appreciate the down, and I am so glad I did. This down comforter is so much lighter, easier to move around under it's softness, and it is extremely warm....warm enough I am going to have to find alternate bedding for summer! I highly recommend it to anyone looking for affordable luxury.
Fri Aug 15 00:00:00 MDT 2008emtpynester Rating:5.0
After looking for a down comforter at every department store and independent store for my daughter to take to college that was priced reasonably and was not a down alternative, I was pleasantly surprise by the value and workmanship of this 330 Thread Count Siberian Down Comforter. It arrived in less than a week, did not smell of duck featers and puffed up beautifully. I was so impressed I bought another one for another student going to college!
Fri Mar 08 00:00:00 MST 2013djewell99 Rating:1.0
Should have listened to all the other user reviews I read and not purchased this down comforter. It is thin and not extra warm like the product description states. I was looking for a super fluffy and warm down comforter and received a thin blanket. I returned it and purchased a down alternative comforter from Overstock.com and am very happy with that purchase.
Thu Nov 03 00:00:00 MDT 2011bestauma Rating:4.0
Sleeping on the down bed cover makes for a lovely sleep. Best if two people sleep on it as my queen does sink some each week with just me on it. As I tend to sleep in the middle that is where the indent is. You just have to fluff it each week. Real Down needs that. If you do not want to bother with it...then alternative down boxed in might be a better choice. I do love getting into bed at night and it feels luxurious.
Mon Jul 11 00:00:00 MDT 2011gradstnd Rating:5.0
Good pillows. Not as soft and fluffy as my pure down one, but great alternative. The pillow consist of: inner chamber - 87% duck feathers, outer chamber -13% down (min 75% down). So it would be more accurately described as feather-down mix, not down pillows. Some feathers will poke and they are dark color, so use of protective cover is strongly recommended!
Fri Oct 16 00:00:00 MDT 2009jeanbrit Rating:3.0
I have never had a down pillow before. I bought these pillows because I have been very impressed with the quality of many other Overstock purchases. I also bought these pillows because the price is almost the same as the least expensive king size pillows I found in stores. I figured down is popular, these pillows have pretty good reviews, and I needed four king pillows! While the pillows are very flat when you receive them, they do fluff up quite well and look very pretty when fluffed and sitting on the bed, however, when I lay my head on them, it sinks very quickly and, by morning, my head is at mattress level. I find myself bunching up the pillow a few times during the night to try and get the right level of support. Having not been a fan of genuine down already, I gave a middle rating, though I much prefer the down-alternative pillows I have bought in the past.
Sat Jan 12 00:00:00 MST 2008sshep1 Rating:5.0
I decided to purchase this product because I was going to bed with a hat, and socks because I was so cold! I did a lot of online research and decided to purchase this one. I also have a problem with blankets being too heavy on my feet ( broken feet at one time); so after using this now for a couple of weeks; I have been very pleased. No heavy weight on my feet; do not need to wear socks or hat; and, can even wear a summer night gown and stay toasty warm during the night. When I first got under the comforter I could feel the warmth go down from my shoulders to my feet. My husband and I are very happy with this purchase. I did buy a duvet cover because we have a cat that also likes this and I would like to wash the cover as needed.. The baffles keep the down in their pockets and we just fluff up the comforter before entering the bed.. The only "down" side (no pun intended) is that it should be dry cleaned when necessary. I am going to see if there is an alternative way to clean without chemicals. I still give it a 5 star rating because it does what it is supposed to do. I knew about the cleaning before I ordered it.
Sat Mar 20 00:00:00 MDT 2010onherfeetalldayinil Rating:5.0
I always am very careful about purchasing pillows either online or in stores. I do not like the feather/down mix as the feathers tend to make the pillow heavy and picky in time, if not from the first. But my husband needed a soft pillow so to get rid of the neck strain and stiffness he was getting with his down alternative ones I had gotten him some time ago. I decided, based on how he sleeps, that a soft pillow just might do the trick. We had already tried pricey memory foam pillows and those were too hard as he liked to scrunch the pillow while he slept on his side. It needed to cradle his head and a firmer pillow was not going to work; regardless of what the medical people tried to convince us. This pillow was super soft and squishy as he needed to be able to crunch it under his head and neck as he slept. It is a very soft down with a soft material covering that does not crackle and make noise while you move and sleep. The covering is very important as well as no one wants to hear the crackle of material all night.There was no odor at all. The down has stayed put and none has ventured forth out of this covering. It is a 300 thread count and I tend to like that as the higher thread count coverings can be stiffer and thus make noise when sleeping on them. So this was perfect and he has slept like a baby every night since and awoken without stiffness or neck pain. Well worth the cost and I will be getting more for the rest of the family! It is comparable to the $120 down pillows I have purchased previously from *****. Thank you again Overstock:)
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