while i think the quality is pretty good on this bedding (super soft & warm) - it is a MUCH lighter gray than reflected in the picture. because of the price, i'm making it work for our 'winter bedding', otherwise, i would have returned it.
It says to wash before use....but beware....it will SHRINK a lot!! I washed in cold and did a light tumble...now the comforter insert is too big so it is rolled up at one end inside the duvet. However, the flannel feels sturdy enough to hold up.
I have used this product for about 2 weeks now as a cover for my down comforter. It did make it heavier, but I am much warmer. The material is very soft and my full size down comforter fit perfectly with a little extra room. Not so much that I notice. There are 2 ties at the bottom by the buttons to keep the comforter in place and 2 ties at the top. This is a great investment for cold rooms, winter, or if you are just cold.
I purchased the light gray and white stripe duvet set since they were out of stock on the charcoal. The light steel is a VERY light gray, I kinda wish I wouldv'e waited for the darker however it is exactly as described. It is flannel which is a great set for winter or for people who live in colder climates.
I typically don't buy things with only a couple of reviews and this confirms why I shouldn't have. I'm not sure if the other reviewers received a different product, but I took this out of the package and a ton of lint fell to the floor (enough that I couldn't just pick it up, but had to vacuum). I read the tag and it said to wash before use, so I did and a ton of lint was caught in my dryer lint trap. I ran it another 30 mins in the dryer without heat to catch another full amount of lint. Once I removed it from the dryer I began putting it on my bed and my dark t shirt I was wearing was completely covered in lint. I then took a lint brush to the duvet and removed at least three fist fulls of lint. It visibly looks like most of the lint is off now. I may wash again to see if it helps, but will return if I can't brush up against it or lay down without being covered in lint.
I love this. I keep my apartment a little cold at night (the heater makes my nose stuffy) and this duvet cover has the softest texture, I just love wrapping myself in it. I also like the subtle stripes on both sides of the sheet. This was such a great buy!
This is the second one of these I've bought. I bought one last year and another this year so I'd have one to rotate out on laundry days. It's incredibly soft and warm and easily machine washable (important for a family with a dog!). This is an attractive and cozy duvet - I highly recommend it!