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 from Los Angeles, CA,  Mar 14, 2012

I bought the Queen-Size Super Snooze 5-inch 230 Thread Count Baffled Featherbed Set to make my too-firm memory foam mattress more comfortable. I previously had an inner spring mattress with a Calvin Klein fiberbed (cannot seem to find them for sale anymore) which was very comfortable but when I "upgraded" to the memory foam it just felt too stiff. I couldn't find a comparable fiberbed and my old fiberbed was a bit worn out and not re-fluffing after 5 years of use (dry cleaner wanted nearly same price to clean as purchasing a new one!) I looked everywhere online in stores and this featherbed had the best reviews at a decent price - even if you only get a few years use out of it, it's a pretty good deal. The Super Snooze featherbed arrived vacuum-packed in a large box but immediately puffed up to about 5 inches Fit-wise, the featherbed is about two inches shorter than the queen mattress but is not problematic and the width fit correctly. Feathers were well distributed and zippered cover is decent quality and easier to put on than I expected. It does squish down when you lay on it but puffs back up some when you roll over and with some fluffing in the morning. The feathers have not shifted between the baffles. Because it is so thick, there is no way my fitted sheets would fit over it plus the 12" mattress, so I put it in the included case, then put my mattress pad on top of it, then the fitted sheet and just lay it on top of the mattress. The sheets/mattress pad are staying on fine and don't come loose in the middle of the night with 2 people (plus small dog and fat cat). This configuration makes it easier to fluff when making the bed. I think that it would feel even better on a regular spring mattress but does help soften the memory foam some - i.e., doesn't really have the "cloud" effect, but that's more due to the mattress than the featherbed and I honestly doubt there's a product out there that would do that short of a mattress topper made of about 6 inches of jell-o! There was a light odor but a spritz of Febreeze cleared it up. I also usually get itchy from feather/down bedding and furnishings but have not found that to be a problem with this featherbed. The feathers are a bit on the crunchy side but wasn't expecting a high down content product anyhow. Does not seem to be get too hot but haven't had warm night temps yet since owning it. I have found myself oversleeping more than usual since I got is so I guess that says something :-) lol Note: I did need help to carry it as it was a fairly large/heavy box and I'm 5'4" so my arms were to short to carry it more than a few feet. Since I got it delivered to work to avoid having left outside my home during the middle of the day, it had to fit it in the trunk of my compact SUV to transport it. Might be a tight squeeze getting it into a smaller or non-hatchback car. "Free" shipping (UPS Ground) took about 6 business days to get to LA - was shipped from Davenport, IA. Would recommend as a great value for the quality received!

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