I am really happy with this purchase! I bought the duvet cover in the Grey color, and it's exactly as pictured. It has a nice subtle sheen. The fabric has a nice weight, but isn't too heavy - just as expected for 400 TC. It was as soft and smooth after washing as when I took it out of the package, and it retained its color without any fading (I followed the washing directions exactly). It's the perfect size for my oversized king down comforter. I love climbing into bed and covering up with this. Wish I could've bought the matching sheets, but unfortunately they don't come in the color I wanted. The only drawback I've found is that I washed it twice to get the smell of the manufacturing chemicals out (in our brand-new HE washer), and I could still smell them.
This duvet cover is very soft; I haven't washed it yet, but I'm sure it will only get softer. It feels heavy and luxurious-- totally worth the price. My only complaint is that it isn't true to the size posted in the description. The full/queen is actually 90x92, which isn't a huge deal, but certainly something to be aware of!
I don't know why others have complained about this duvet. I think it's just great. It's really soft, a lovely color (I got the taupe, which is more of a milk chocolate brown) and you seriously can't beat the price. I searched all over the web and this was the best price I found anywhere. I honestly was expecting something much rougher and lower quality for this price, so I was very pleasantly surprised to find that it was so soft and pretty. It has a very slight sheen to it, nothing too shiny. I would definitely buy this again.
I purchased the burgundy in queen size for a puffy oversize down comforter and the fit was great. I received the duvet cover in the middle of a summer heat wave so I waited until the Southern California fog came back before trying it because it seemed so heavy. The Egyptian cotton cover is made in India and this is a plus as I've had good experiences with Indian textiles. The duvet cover has a dense weave, smooth glossy finish, a nice hand feel and it's done a very good job of keeping stray feathers inside. I haven't washed it yet so no news on wrinkling after drying or color fastness. The heavy weight makes it a little awkward to get the comforter inside but stays where you want it.
I purchased the navy blue king duvet. It fits perfectly on my oversized king down comforter. The color is a very dark navy. I wasn't sure what to expect from the sateen finish, but once it was washed I couldn't tell it was there. It is not shiny or slippery. The duvet is very good quality. My only complaint is the chemical smell. I washed it twice before using it, and the smell was still strong enough to bother my asthma while I slept. I've had it on my bed for several weeks now, and the odor is still lingering.
The good news is that Overstock is going to replace it. I like the duvet cover's softness and the wrinkles don't bother me because it's all white. The bad news is that when I washed it and put it on the duvet, I found a small hole due to a flaw in the fabric. I'm hoping the replacement is flawless. Overstock couldn't have been more helpful. They are sending me a free return label and are shipping a new duvet cover without additional charges to my credit card. All I have to do is drop the return off at UPS and it goes back for free. Thank you Overstock for making the purchase risk free--even after a wash!
As soon as I received them (grey, not too dark, not too light, just right) I threw them in the washer and dryer and put them on my bed. They're so soft and completely worth the money. The color did not fade after the first wash (warm wash/regular speed dry) The pillowcases in the set weren't a necessity for me, but I'm glad I made the decision to buy them.
I did not want to spend a lot of money on a simple duvet and this one filled the bill. It is very soft and light weight. If you prefer something with a heavier weight I would buy a duvet with an increased thread count. For me this was perfect.
This is a great duvet cover for a great price! The only "bad" thing is that there are no ties on the inside to hold the comforter in place-- although I haven't had a problem with it moving. I will probably add some decorative closure buttons as well.
It is not actually Egyptian Cotton. At least not the soft, silky, Teflon like substance I was used to until recently. It again is more of a brushed cotton which makes everything stick to it. so if you are looking for a duvet that does not collect pet hair, or down feathers, move along.
I had been looking for a duvet to replace the one we have as it's silk but now our dogs sleep on our bed. Cotton was preferred for ease of washing when needed. I looked for quite a while before I found this one, the price was great and it looked nice online. When I received it I was surprised at the quality, nicer than I thought it would be. I'm thrilled to have a nice duvet again, even better that I can wash it if necessary!
Most often my preference is for the highest count bedsheet/duvet covers I can buy.. 1200 is the norm..I needed a spare cover and thought that I would buy one of a lesser count, since it would not be used on a regular basis. MISTAKE... For anyone who normally purchases Eygyptian high count bed sheets, the feel is substantial. This duvet cover is flimsy; no body to the fabric at all..If you hold it up to the light, it is almost transparent.. I expect if it were in regular use, it would not last very long.. Remember , we get what we pay for.. and I didn't even get that...