I purchased these 2 weeks ago and finally hung them yesterday. I am actually really impressed with these curtains. I ordered the black set and I needed 6 panels to cover my entire west facing wall (I live in a skyrise downtown. it's so bright at 6pm, there is still a glare on my tv with my blinds drawn) These honestly block 100% light with my metal blinds down behind them. I also tested them with my blinds up and it blocked at least 95% of the light. The only thing that showed was a brighter coloration on the curtain where the sun was shining directly on it. If you have trouble sleeping in brightly lit rooms (like I do) or just want a pitch black room for movies. This is a great product and a great value. -Dan
We really enjoy these! I really like the type of fabric. It is very soft and heavy so it hangs nicely. We got both the maroon and the light blue and we're very pleased with our selections. I think they may even cut down on the street noise. I would definitely buy these again.
I bought these curtains so I could block some of the light in my daughters room plus the added noise insulation and heat insulation is always a plus. When I got them I was pretty disaapointed at how sheer they were. The descritption said that they blocked light. They didn't block any light and they were comparible to very thin curtains. I returned them with no problem and bought curtains that have the description of LIGHT BLOCKING which work wonderful - similar to hotel curtains. In the end I was very satisfied with Overstock and realized that each company has thier "own standard" for using the description of "blocks light".
I bought these for my son's room (the navy color) where he has all of his computer equipment and video game systems. He says they really block out all the sunlight which makes it easier for him to do his homework, watch movies and play video games. I would definately recommend these to anyone that needs a darkened room.
These are A Great Item. When I first received them They looked different than the older ones I have and I thought these will never keep the sun out. Boy was I ever wrong. This will definitely help on my cooling bill this summer. The older Thermal Curtains I have are much thicker and heavier. These are just perfect. I would recommend these for anyone who wants to block out the sun for any reason, and they Look So Good hanging in my room. Thanks for a Great Product.
Curtains arrived and are as expected. I thought they might be a little thicker to help with the noise reduction properties. We put these in our master bedroom which faces an active street. Husband and I instantly noticed the difference in light -- the sun hasn't woken us since curtains installed. Haven't noticed much difference in sound.
I cannot understand why these are advertised as "insulated' or 'blackout'. Does a double layer of polyester constitute insulation? They definately are not 'blackout' curtains but do block a significant amount of light. Overall, a decent set a drapes at an average price.
These curtains are unlike any other blackout curtains I've ever seen. They don't have foam backing, they aren't heavy and they work! They actually look pretty nice. They hang nicely and look sort of like satin. I got the curtains to darken the media room, which has a west-facing window, a real pain in the summer. The only light that comes in is through the top, between the curtain rod and the wall. Make sure you use a curtain rod that fits close to the wall or stick a blanket on top for total darkness!
These are awesome curtains. They have the look and feel of expensive drapes. They are exactly what I was looking for and do, indeed, block out the light as advertised and are well worth the cost. I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for insulated curtains.