Purchased this to soften our king-sizedTempur-pedic mattress (the mattress is too hard and it was causing numbness on pressure points). The cover that comes with the topper is a little noisy when you first get into bed, but not enough to disturb your sleep when you move. It is cool to sleep on. The only problem I have with this topper, and you should consider this before buying, is you need to re-fluff it at least once every 7 days. Fluffing the king-sized topper is a challenge - it is hard to get the feathers evenly fluffed. Try as I might, I can't get the feathers to be evenly distributed between the head, middle and feet areas. There ends up being too many in the middle or at the head or feet. Once you put the sheets on and get in bed, you don't really notice but it would have been better if the baffles kept the feathers in place. After about 3 nights you lose most of the benefit of the fluff of the topper. One great feature of this topper over other 100% feather toppers is the down top layer. You never get feather-poke you might get from pure feather toppers.
About 5 years ago I bought a much heavier down comforter from Overstock, while living in frigid Utah, up against the Rockies. Gave it away, not thinking I would ever need it again. Not a good idea. Couldn't find the same one, though. I have not yet used this comforter, just fluffed it some. I am pretty sure it will handle the 7,000 foot mountains of California. I believe this one will do very well here in California. I used Nik Wax the few times it needed cleaning. Cleans the goose down proper and waterproofs It. Nik Wax works on waterproofing many different clothes.
Quite more substantial than anticipated. Almost too heavy for summer use. Definite 4 season comforter for inland Southern California. Only complaint is a crinkly sound to fabric...but no escaping feathers or shifting so far (after several months constant use).
I was searching around for just the right comforters for my boys, and they seem to keep them warm but not overly. I gave it 4-stars and not 5 for now, as I need to wait and see if the down stays put within the stitched squares. There are a few squares that have more fill in them, but overall it fills up our twin duvet covers and is good for our Northern California winters.
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