We live in the Philadelphia suburbs and experienced the power outage that was reported in the newspapers last month. Unfortunately we didn't have enough blankets to keep us warm. I got hypothermia. Afterwards I bought the Down Alternative comforter and used it when I got chills associated with the flu. I was a bit concerned that "down alternative" wouldn't work as well as the "real" item. But it did. It is *really* warm, and we now feel much better prepared should we lose power in the winter again.
I write reviews about every 10,000 years and those last 10,000 flew, you too? Anyway this comforter is magnificent. I was replacing a down comforter I purchased from Overstock 10 years ago; purchased two to stay warm in the high desert during the winter after spinal surgery(bought one for my Mother who came to stay with me for a week). The high desert can get very cold, we have been in the teen's this winter season. I was not sure I wanted this 'down alternative; comforter, I wanted down, just like I had purchased before. After much wringing of the hands and arguing about price, quality, all internally:), I decided on this one. I have been using it for the last 7 days and it is wonderful. It washed beautifully and its softness is unparallelled. It is so warm and comforting; I sat on the sofa front of the fireplace, no central heat on, watched a movie and yelled Nirvana. There was not a raging fire going on, more like a low burn, soon to be embers, with whatever heat it was supposed to be giving off was gently dispersed throughout all of the rooms around it. It looked pretty though. I purchased in the taupe color that is almost a light shimmery pecan. If you buy this just to be your Linus blanket, you will be happy; if you purchase it to truly keep you warm you will be amazed...
I purchased the sage color but I am using it to fill a duvet. This comforter is very fluffy and warm. For summer nights in Southern Calfornia this can be too warm for me. But it will be warm during the winter months and I will not have to use a heater. It is one of the larger king comforters-it fills the duvet cover nicely.
Ordered the Grand Luxe 300, but was sent something else and it was an inferior product. I always wash items before I put them on my bed and the alternative wadded up and is completely unuseable. I tried to dispute Overstock and they gave me the cleaning instructions from the Grand Luxe --- not the one they sent me. Buyer, beware. You may not receive the product you paid for and expected... I doubt this review will even make it to you because it will be reviewed by Overstock.
Bought this to use as a bedspread so bought the larger size King; it's perfect. Very fluffy and soft; the quilting keeps it from bunching up. The color is true with a hint of sheen to it. We live in a moderate climate and I don't need to use a blanket with this comforter - although my husband does. Highly recommend it.
I love the color of the comforter I purchased- Sage green. The smooth texture is heavenly. However, It does not give sufficient warmth in the winter. I had to use a blanket as a layer between the sheet and the comforter. For the rest of the year,this comforter is comforting.