This XL-size down comforter is indeed extra-long, no skimping on the size. The fill is adequate to fend off cold winter weather without being overly warm. Use with or without a blanket beneath it to determine your comfort zone.; I find it on its own if fine, no blanket required. The little puffs of fill fluff out easily with a shake and never does the fill all pile up in one area; down stays put. Excellent quality; glad I chose it.
Bought this for my son's new bed - the Biopedic 8" mattress which he loves, also got the Strada Chevron Sheets - AWESOME!! At first we weren't entirely thrilled with the appearance but my son slept with the comforther and found it very warm. Now he moves it from the bed to the lving room when he watches tv. He's had it this whole week while down with the flu - from bed to couch it's always with him.