I was a little disappointed with the weight of this comforter compared to our last. It's not quite as stuffed with feathers as what we are used to. We are using it on our bed with only a duvet cover and keep our house around 70 to sleep. There are nights when it gets a little warm so I guess it's warmer than it looks! The overall look inside the duvet cover is nice and fluffy. So far, no escaping feathers. We didn't experience the stench that other reviewers mentioned and did fluff it in the dryer upon receiving. It is a great bargain compared to department stores, so I'd probably buy again.
I have had this blanket for a few years now and no matter what i do i cannot redistribute the down (not like your supposed to be able too anyway.) Dead in the middle there is little down but the edges are super fluffy, so not evenly distributed. Its a chance your either willing to take or are not. Otherwise the fabric is soft it sheds a tiny bit but not much and has the stays for the duvet. I ordered a king for my queen bed just so i can have plenty of over hang :)