This comforter is nice and cozy. It exceeded my expectations of a Down alternative. I'm allergic to Down feathers and didn't really expect it to feel the same. How surprised was I when I nestled beneath the soft outer cover and it felt the same as real Down. I love my alternative Down to pieces. Ha to my dumb allergies (lol).
I searched high and low to find a good deal on a down duvet with the specs I was looking for. I knew I wanted goose (not duck) down, a cotton damask stripe cover that was at least 350TC, baffle box construction, and lightweight (around 600-700 fill power). This duvet seemed to have everything I was looking for, and I was shocked at the price. I had a discount for this being my first purchase, so with shipping I got this home for under $$$. The moment I took it out of the box, I knew something was amiss. It had a VERY strong odor. This tells me the down is not fully cleaned and sanitized, but "treated." It took at least a week for the smell to dissipate. Essentially, if you have allergies, this may trigger them. Properly cleaned down does not have an odor. Also, the Overstock rep stated the fill is white down. I'm not so naive to believe you could get a 100% white goose down duvet at this price. You'd be looking at spending $$$$-$10,000+ people. Be realistic. What I didn't expect, was to receive a duvet FULL of feathers. When you hold it up to the light it is BROWN! I found the exact same comforter on ****** stating it is 50% white goose down/50% white goose feather. I believe it. The "baffle box" leaves a lot to be desired. ****** says double-stitched, self-piping. Take that for what it's worth. The center channels appear to be all feather, and not filled very well at that. The down seems to migrate to the edges. Frustrating, but with some hard fluffing, you can move them around a bit. The channels are NOT secure. The cover is nice, though. It is soft and easily 350TC, so big plus there. The duvet itself is lightweight and soft and does keep me warm enough. I sleep hot. If you're cold-blooded and/or looking for a heavy duvet, I'd skip this one. What you get is nowhere near as "plush" as shown in the picture. I haven't laundered yet, but I don't see why you couldn't wash on cold water/gentle cycle. Drying may be a challenge, though, because of all the feathers. We shall see. I'm not likely to dry clean. I don't think it's worth paying for. Overall, this is just ok for me. I like it enough I wouldn't send it back for the price I paid, but I am disappointed in the quality and being mislead by the stated fill material. I'll keep it as long as it lasts, but I won't purchase again.
I have been trying to get my bedroom as allergy free as possible and discovered these sheets and covers. They are soft and cool to the touch right out of the package. My sleeping has improved with them!
I have an allergy to feathers and I have a dog. I wanted to keep dog hair out of my down duvet and any potential feather loss contained. This cover does exactly that. It zips closed and is not loud and crunchy (a problem I had with a protective pillow cover I once purchased). Very happy with this purchase
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