This is my first down alternative comforter and first time ordering from Overstock. The shipping was really fast! I love the comforter! I was considering a down comforter, but I have some serious concerns with treatment of the geese. This comforter is made really well. The fabric is very soft, although I did purchase a duvet cover to protect it and reduce the need to wash it. It fills the duvet cover nicely. It did not have any odor when I took it out the package and fluffed up nicely. The baffles really help to hold the fill in place. It has kept me so warm and cozy on these chilly New England Fall nights! I have not turned on my heat yet! I have washed it once. I would have been better off to use a commercial washer without an agitator, but it held up very well in my oversized machine. My only compalint is that it is a king size, but it barely hangs over the sides of my king mattress.