This is a top quality comforter. Most people utilize a duvet cover over this piece for style and protection for the white high thread count cotton casing. I have owned several down comforters throughout the years and this is one of the best, at a much lower pricer than I've ever paid before. This comforter is just right for the cold winter months in Denver. This will not be used in the summer of course. No problems with loose feathers or anything. One reason we purchased this is because it fits our odd size King duvet from West Elm. We're very happy and certain this will last many years.