After letting it fluff back up to regain any loft lost during shipping, I noticed that several of the baffles were empty -- contained little to no filling. The manufacture's materials content tag also said that this is only 75% down, which would make this a very over priced feather comforter -- not a luxurious comforter by any means."Heavyweight" in the description is right -- most of the weight is from the thick shell required to keep the quills from sticking into you while sleeping. This means that it will eventually flatten out in a few years from its own weight.
I read all the reviews before I bought this comforter, so I can't say that I was not forewarned. I thought "oh...it won't happen to me", "oh...those people write reviews for everything and they have high standards". But, I was wrong. I have never written a review before, but after 1 year there was NO down left in the center and all the down went to the edges. I had to give it away. I went back to my prior comforter that is about 20 years old (yeah, I know gross), but it is in much better shape... more down and better distributed. So, if you bother to read these reviews....then heed my advise.... do NOT waste your money! 1 year later and I have to get another one. I will get one that is probably twice as much as this one. But I know that a good comforter can last more than a decade rather than less than one year.
I bought this comforter because it was advertised as heavy weight. I have a need for serious warmth because of a health condition. I also wanted a comforter that was heavy on my body at night. I labored over my decision for a long time and carefully read each quilt description over and over.. The comforter is, in fact, very light in weight and only moderately warm. In fact, I pulled out my old comforter I was replacing, after sleeping with this one a few nights, and am using that instead. Sadly, I was hoping for a toasty wintertime with this.I was worried about not being able to actually see and feel the comforter, and I my worry was well-founded. This is not a Heavy Weight Comforter. I am so disappointed.
I have to admit, I was skeptical when I ordered this comforter. I went to ***** and looked at several heavyweight down comforters but they were all priced at $350 and above, so naturally I wondered why this heavy weight comforter would be such a steal (even though I love, LOVE Overstock.com). I read a couple of the bad reviews and thought that those instances were probably pure accidental bad quality items and it wasn't worth stressing over, so I ordered one and crossed my fingers. When it came in the mail, I immediately put it on my bed and saw that it was very light feeling, thus perhaps it's not as warm as it claims to be? So that night I put on my long sleeved sleeping shirt and got ready to get up in the middle of the night for more blankets. I should tell you I'm a 2 comforter type of girl. I get cold really easily always have 2 comforters except when it's 90 outside. I live in Seattle, where in the winters it gets to be about 30's most of the time, so not freezing, but it's no Florida. Much to my surprise, I was actually hot the next morning! This comforter is so warm and cozy. It's like it heats up around you~! It's lightweight quality allows you to sleep comfortably so you don't feel like you're being buried in cotton. Pair this with a comfy duvet cover and you're all set for the Winter! I love, love, love it and think that this is a MUST HAVE for every bedroom!
I'm pretty happy with the product so I'll give a 4 out of 5. I did get what I paid for. Don't expect the equivalent of a $*** down comforter for the that price. You just won't get it. The ad is somewhat misleading in that it does not indicate the percentage of down, in the ad. Leaving one to mistakenly believe that they are getting a DOWN comforter and not a DOWN & FEATHER comforter (which is what this really is). This is NOT 100% down. The stuffing label indicates that it's 70% down, the rest is feather. The power fill in the ad says 700. That would ordinarily indicate a rather high quality down. I'm a bit skeptical on that note but unless I cut the comforter open and withdraw an ounce of the down, I can't prove it...it's really not worth the effort and to be honest, I may have expected it to feel like my high end sleeping bags which may have more oz. of fill sq. ft. If I paid $*** for it, I might give it some serious thought. I sold high end down sleeping bags and extreme weather gear for a living, so I do understand down, power fill numbers and down vs down and feather. I also know what good quality down costs....and this isn't in that price range. It is however, about the best quality you should expect for the price. I don't notice any fill escaping the cover, like some. That's a bonus. I purchased a cheap duvet cover for it mainly to keep it clean, (but also to contain any loss so I could see if this was a problem and how big a problem it was). With down, you will have the odd escapee, but this certainly is within the realm of normal loss if not better than normal. I have used the comforter for almost two weeks now, with nothing showing as far as feather loss. Stitching seem to be good quality, with the allotted open spaces between each baffle to allow down/feather transfer between baffles. You want this!! (Some previous reviewers felt this was a fault. Not so!) Look carefully at the photo in the ad. It is of TWO comforters (one on top of the other), both on a twin bed or maybe 3/4 bed. There's a lot of over hang in that photo. I purchased the Double/ Queen for my QUEEN sized bed, which was fine for me. (My mother had purchase one previously so I knew what to expect). It overlaps the side of the mattress by about 8 inches on both sides. If you want more than that go with the King. Cleaning instructions indicate dry cleaning only. Personally...I NEVER dry clean down duvet/comforters or sleeping bags, or jackets for that matter and there is no reason why you would have to dry clean this. You can go to a laundry mat with over sized from end loading machines (for large comforters) Twins can probably be done in a home front end loader. Use a mild soap specific for down sleeping bags (found at most outdoor outfitters). Never use in a top loader. It will tear it apart. DRY it along with a few clean tennis balls or a pair of old but clean cheap canvas sneakers on low to medium heat. This beats the feathers back up to a nice fluff. NEVER hang to dry. You'll get cemented clumps of feathers balled in the baffles. If you did this by mistake(don't give up), try soaking the article for a while, spin then, drying it as I described. Drying does take a long time. You're best bet is to use a duvet cover and wash that and only wash the down comforter when absolutely necessary. I live in Canada, and we keep the house pretty cool at night. My room is the coldest one in the house. This comforter does give me the extra warmth I've been looking for but in the same breath, it isn't overly warm. Bottom line, it's worth what you'll spend on it. I'm happy with the purchase. I would give it 5 stars if they ad was a little more honest in it's method of presentation. For the price, I'd buy another one.
I bought the King size for my queen bed, and am very impressed. It is of good quality, hangs over on all sides (I sleep alone, but would be good for a pair +), is not shedding feathers. Living in Minnesota, I need a pretty serious down comforter to survive the winter; this keeps me warm, is not heavy on my body, and makes the bed inviting!
This is a good down comforter. If you've never had a down comforter before, you'll probably love it. It's soft and cozy and warm and light. HOWEVER, this comforter is advertised as "heavyweight," which it is not. It is comparable to "medium warmth" of most other down comforters. The loft is okay, but it certainly doesn't feel like 700 fill power. I thought a 700 fill power King down comforter for this price was too good to be true, and it was. It's not bad, it's just not heavyweight. If you're looking for a super thick, tons of down, tons of loft comforter, keep looking. If you want a regular, medium warmth comforter, this is perfect for you. You shouldn't be able to use a "heavyweight" comforter year round, and you could use this year round no problem.The seam around the edges is not that nice looking, and I wouldn't use it out of a duvet. Additionally, it's VERY small- I ordered a king for my queen bed, and it's perfect (slightly *smaller* than the lightweight summer queen comforter I already owned from BB&B). I wouldn't order this comforter if I had a king sized mattress. DEFINITELY order one size up and don't expect heavyweight.
Beware the claim that this comforter has a baffle box design. When mine arrived there were clearly open sections in each baffle box, allowing down to quickly shift from the center (where you want it) to the edges (where it's useless). Fluff this comforter every night, not every week!
I was send a comforter but I have no idea if this is the one I ordered. It was in a plan package with no item/product specifics. So I have no idea if they sent me a *** comforter or the comforter that I ordered. Somehow the warehouse facility is getting away with this but I am returning and ordering a comforter where I will get assurance that it is what I ordered. I do not care if I have to spend more.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? N.A
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. No idea because I have no idea if I received the product I ordered
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? No idea because the product information was not included.
At first when I received my comforter it was great. But then about a week later no matter how much I tried to fluff it up, the ENTIRE middle has close to no feathers in it. But the sides of it are great with a lot of feathers. but the middle is freezing at night. If you do not sleep very close to the sides of your bed all the middle of the comforter is like only sleeping with with two sheets with no warmth and no feathers. Also the add said it was heavy and it is not at all.I thought that this was a good deal, but it wasn't. I would not reccomend this product.
Smells terrible. Really really really smelly. We already have a very expensive comforter, we needed a spare one. I cheaped out and bought this one --the thread count on the cover is low, so it's scratchy and not soft. Feels synthetic. And the thing smells so bad I can't use it. Threw out the box or else I would have returned it. Just wasted my money. Will be forced to air outside more and more and hopefully put a duvet on it with some sachet. Honestly, it has a gross musty odor, smells like nasty duck feathers.
This was my first comforter. I read all of the reviews and it took me months to decide on one. I have had this comforter for three months. It fluffled up real nice right out of the box. Looks great on my queen bed, however, I bought a King for my Queen and its still a little short on the sides of the bed. After three months the comforter is leaving tiny little white feathers all over my dark colored sheets and carpet. Even though it is not washer proof I am afraid to take it to the Cleaners. I bought it in mid-winter and it was great for the cold chilly nights in New Mexico, maybe even a bit too warm, but now it is warmer and the comforter is just too heavy even just using it with a sheet. I am afraid I will have to dump this one and stick to a 100% hyperallgeric alternative down comforter.
I have YET to receive the correct comforter, i have been sent 2, and neither one is correct. the first one had NO indication that this was a GRAND Hotel brand with siberian down only came in a plastic bag, no label or anything no brand box, also had the wrong brand on the tag, the 2 nd comforter was missing LOTS of down i ordered a twin size and approximately 7-8 of the baffle boxes were completely EMPTY,, NO DOWN, this is an expensive comforter, as i have bought the exact same brand with SIBERIAN, a warm down in a size queen in the past with out any issue, It is expessive because of the down, it's Siberian, but i did not get the right product. the customer service dept has been accommodating and doing their best , but i need this comforter for the winter, i live in the northeast and the winters are brutal. I am hoping this issue can be rectified sooner than later, overstock has been excellent with their responses
I was not impressed AT ALL with this product. It looked really cheap. Not a lot of stuffing And for this money, I was expecting quality. I quickly returned it and purchased a Ralph Lauren Down Alternative comforter for half the price from TJ MAXX and it is triple the quality.
I bought this as a Christmas gift last year (2011) for my wife. After a year, I'm regretting it, and looking at something new. I would say 60% of the boxes have only a few down feathers in them, and are mostly flat. Now, after a year the feathers are starting to come out, even with us using a cover. It has no manufactures label or anything. Look for a product that has a name to it, and not something like this!
I was so displeased with the quality of this comforter that I returned it. I shook it up and gave it plenty of time to fluff up but it never did. I could sit under it and look up at the light to see where there was and was not down filling. The fabric feels so cheap. The return was hassle free though so they get a good review for customer service. Do your self a favor and just pay a tiny bit more at a store for a much higher quality comforter.
I purchased this comforter in 2010. Initially, I loved it. I live in an older building with poor insulation so it gets cold at night year round, and this comforter was heavy and warm. Over time, it became thinner and less warm, and I had to purchase a wool blanket to supplement the comforter in the winter. Eventually, I discovered that all the feathers had shifted to the edges of the comforter, leaving virtually no feathers in the center where it matters. Upon closer inspection I found that the baffle boxes are apparently NOT stitched fully closed, leaving two-inch long channels for the feathers to migrate around the comforter (in my case, to the edges where it hangs over the bed). What a useless product! It does not look like a defect, but rather a poor design choice. Wasted money and time. I cannot believe Overstock sells this product, and wonder if others have had the same problem over time. I can only assume the high rating is due to people reviewing the product before they notice the defect.
I have always been very happy with Overstock purchases. This was an exception. I had read previous reviews and assumed that I would be lucky since the overall rating was so positive. After letting this rest for several hours, it became apparent that there was not much fill in most of the quilt. Many of the squares had only a little fill on the outside and nothing on the inside of the square. I needed an extra warm comforter to replace my old one and it was at best a light quilt. The description is not correct. Don't buy this.