This is just what I was expecting. It is not beautiful and if you did not place inside a duvet, you might be disappointed. But, it performs perfectly well, doesnt shift the silk around, and is a great breathable weight in a comforter. I purchased two twins, stitched them together in the middle and put them in a king size duvet PERFECT fit and I am happy!
It had little balls that shed like one review had said. This was not great. If you hold the blanket up to the light you can see that the filling is not evenly distributed in the squares, the light shown through on all the squares. I was not familiar with the return policy and I think it is too late to return or else I would. It seems warm although very thin, but then it is still hot here,
I was leary to buy a silk comforter since I have never seen one in person. However, I am usually disgusted by the smell of down comforters, but my husband and I have been trying to use more natural fabrics and we wanted something we could use a duvet with so we could easily wash it. I was compelled by the reviewer that said she no longer had polyester-induced night sweats...I get very hot while sleeping, so this was a big bonus. I was nervous when it first came because it's in a no-name package and seems quite thin. However, once we got it into a duvet and onto the bed and we climbed under it, my doubts went away. It is warm without being too heavy, and it settles onto you in a way that ordinary comforters don't. I found another much more expensive silk comforter on Overstock, but I can't imagine it being better than this one. I would definitely recommend a duvet, not only to protect it (and you will want to protect this great comforter), but I had put the comforter into the dryer with a Dryel to freshen it before putting it on the bed, and it became even more wrinkled than it had been coming out of the package, so I'm not sure how it would look by itself on the bed. Very nice and well worth the money...if I have to replace it, I'm already pretty sure I will always want a silk comforter from now on.
I like the way this lays---not all that loft lke most. Also like the way it conforms to they body. A little bit heavier than a down blanket but equal insulation. The fabric is mediouer and definetly requires a duvet cover (dry clean)---a fair trade off for the luxury of silk fill.! .
We recently traveled to China and visited a factory where these type comforters were made. My mother coveted them, but we didn't want to carry it throughout the trip with us. I bought this for her birthday when we returned and she has been thrilled. The cover is higher quality than we saw in the factory in China, the weight is great, the price was better. Couldn't be happier, especially since a duvet cover is NOT necessary.
I've become a real bedding snob over the last few years. I love a nice thick and soft cotton blanket and this is the best of the best in my opinion. Just thick enough to feel sturdy and warm, but beautiful to look at too. I had planned to use this as an additional blanket for the coming winter but one feel of the fabric and that idea flew out the window. it's soft and feels great (this and a killer set of sheets and you're set for summer). it drapes on the bed beautifully and the border all the way around is a nice touch. I *gulp* would have paid much more for this blanket.
I got my comforter a couple of weeks ago. It's been great! The perfect comforter for the summer. I've always had allergies to traditional down comforters and i was very nervous about this one. It turned out to be amazing! Also, i didnt' like that the comforter was 300 or less thread count but i put a duvet cover on it- and it's been fabulous! It's not lumpy as other downs - it lays flat. love love love it!
This duvet is light-weight but because it is silk filled, it is breathable for summer use and provides needed warmth for the winter. It is ideal for those looking for a sleek coverlet look but wanting something that can be used year-round. I highly recommend.
My husband and I invested in an expensive memory foam bed. It was great, but for one thing: with our covers we were too hot, then too cold, then too hot, etc. all night long. We didn't get much rest despite the super-comfortable mattress. Then we received this fabulous comforter. I put it in a 100% cotton duvet cover. We slept so soundly all night long we were thrilled! Wow, what a difference. We love it. It feels very luxurious and keeps our body temperatures even all night.
The comforter arrived promptly and in good condition. The cover with piping was attractive, durable and well made. The comforter does not need a duvet cover for appearance. The comforter draped well. The batting was thinner than expected but the comforter was still warm. Probably a 3 season weight. I added an extra blanket for a cool (50's ) bedroom.
I bought this comforter because I had heard that silk diffuses heat from hot flashes yet also keeps you warm. I have found both concepts were true for me. I am very happy with my purchase. The price is half of what I was looking at on a different website. I am very grateful that I found this on Overstock.
I needed a silk comforter because I needed something lightweight and hypoallergenic, and this seemed to fit the bill. It isn't overly heavy, but I sleep with an open window in the northeast, and have been warm enough, even on nights with the temperature in the 20s. The only drawback is that the cover is white, which is neutral but requires a cover for it.
I got the full/queen filled 40oz. I'm pleased overall. The blanket is not too thick but keeps me warm at night. No need to air this one out like a down one, but there was a slight odor. If you find that it is not warm enough, there is another on overstock that is 110oz . For now, I'm happy with the pirce I paid and the quality of it. You will find that silk filled comforters can be expensive to buy so this really is a deal! Make sure to get a duvet cover at least 86x86 so it will be easier to care for when you need to wash it.
This comforter is made with such quality, not just for the price, but overall. It's light wieght, but gives that comfy, cozy feeling. the size is perfect for our king platform bed. Also, you don't even need a duvet cover for this, since the material has sheen lines and very soft texture. We will be enjoying this comforter for many, many more nights! thanks overstock!
My mother in law bought this quilt for me and my husband for our anniversary. I was very excited when we received it because we had been wanting one.When we first opened it I was disappointed with the size. The quilt does not drape the bed like I wanted.It's small.There's a gap between it and the dust ruffle. I also did not like the cover material because it does not hug my body like I thought. It's a little stiff.It does keep us warm but does not feel heavy. It will be interesting to see if it keeps us warm thru the winter. Overall, I would not recommend to a friend.You can get a down comforter cheaper and oversized to fit the bed.