We were looking for down blankets for our mountain cabin..(it gets really really cold up there!) This is more light weight than the other duvets we already own, but it is really really great quality. ) It is warm, I tried it out last night...(first chilly night here!) I have bought Northern Nights products before, so I know this will last. They make quality stuff! Great purchase, extremely happy!
Love this blanket. I ordered the lilac as the blue was not available. Glad I did, the color is lovely. As stated in the packaging, there was an odor when I removed the plastic. I hung the blanket outside on a windy day. The result was a fresh clean smell. The blanket is really nice and light-weight. Another great purchase from OS. I will be recommending to my friends and family.
Our family owns many down blankets. We prefer down blankets over down comforters because of their lighter weight & easier washabilty. (This blanket is the Northern Lights brand (made for QVC). I purchased this as a wedding gift and the couple seemed pleased with it. The fabric was similar to cotton sateen and the color was a soft Lilac. We have other " Northern Lights" brand down blankets & are very pleased with them. Their washabality is excellant! I believe their tone-on-tone striped ones are even nicer than this particular model---although they don't come in the color Lavender---other wise; they are a better value for the dollars spent. However, this is a lovely blanket.
This blanket is very well made and the down fill is consistant throughout the blanket. The satin trim is a very nice quality and a step up from the usual trim I find on similar blankets. I have washed it several times and it shows no wear or loss of insulation. FYI....down products, including comforters, can be washed if your machine is big enough. It is essential to make sure the item is completely dry.
Haven't washed yet, and not even unfolded fully yet, but I think this is the best quality down blanket I have ever found - for gifts, for me, either one. Reason: The cotton cover. Not only is it not microfiber, it is such a smooth and silky cotton, not a heavy slubby cheap cotton. I have the pale pink; most pinks for linen are "dusty rose" or some such, or hot pink; this is more neutral. Weight seems perfect for three seasons. I want to buy more for gifts this year! Highly recommend.