Elite Goose Down Baffle Box Comforter
This comforter is thinner than the one we bought it to replace! Returning it!
February 7, 2013
Exceeded my expectations
We purchased this comforter a few weeks ago. The Full/Queen fits perfectly in Land's End queen size duvet covers. Plenty of loft, plenty of warmth. Frankly, I'm surprised that some feel it is not warm enough. It's called fill power, and one must pay close attention to that number. If you live in the tundra, then this is perhaps not the best choice. If you have central heat, and you live in an ecosystem that experiences winters that one would label merely 'cold," and not "glacial," then this comforter should be sufficient. The pattern and thread count are both lovely, also. All in all, this comforter exceeded our expectations. With down, as with most things, you get what you pay for. This item represents a VERY good value for the dollar.
December 29, 2011
Nice looking & good for moderate weather
I bought the warmer version of the Elite in the regular queen size. The comforter fit my queen bed perfectly. I did not choose the over-sized one because there is only me sleeping in the bed & I do not like a lot of comforter hanging down the sides because it weighs down the whole comforter but doesn't add any warmth. This comforter was a pretty white on white plaid & I liked the loops on the corners for attaching it to the inside of a duvet. Unfortunately I choose to return this comforter because it was not warm enough for my needs. I felt that for the price, this comforter should have had more ounces for the 650-fill that was in it. This "Warmer" version had 32 oz of 650-fill white goose down, but it was not enough to keep me warm in a 50 degree room at night. I also was not too happy about it being made in China. I have an older Land's End Down comforter when they used to be made in the USA & it is much, much warmer & a lot more loft too. I'd planned to retire it to the guest room & use the Elite for me, but now I'm just sticking with my older comforter until land's End hopefully decides to bring back the warmer USA made ones again. Who Knows...
March 13, 2011
WARM? Not necessarily...
I bought the oversized Queen comforter. There are so few feathers in it, it is so thin, you can put it into a standard Queen-sized comforter, and it will fit, zero bulk, with plenty of room for more feathers for warmth, which I wish were in there. The first night we froze, and I had to wake up to put on four blankets on top of the comforter to get through the night. I have found this to be a thin, thin comforter compared to the ones I have used in the past and compared to a Swedish company's one I just took off my bed (I didn't like the odd size of theirs which didn't cover my bed or even fit a standard cover). Admittedly, that first night, it was -15 degrees centigrade outside, my room temp was on the cool side. Anyway, the second night, it warmed up about 10 degrees outside and we slept comfortably with just one blanket on top. Please note, my husband and I are HOT sleepers, so you're not talking about two people who are wimpy here.
Anyway, we are keeping this comforter because it will be useful in the Spring and Early Fall and possibly for a cool summer, especially non-humid rainy nights. I love the huge size and it is the only feather comforter I have found with this lovely size. It's also really nice quality as well.
This comforter is only going to be warm, depending on where you live. Lands End describes it's warmth as "moderate", and I would perhaps agree more with their description rather than other reviews I have read. When I read the other reviews, I was misled thinking this would be a really warm comforter, but it is not, and is really middle of the road, as described by LE, perhaps even less warm than I had hoped.
Because I love LE so much though, I have also ordered the Elite Down comforter which claims to be their warmest and I hope that one works out better for cold, northern, winter nights in Canada.
This current comforter though, is moderately warm when it is about -10 degrees celcius or warmer outside with a cool room temperature, so you need to consider your geographical location and needs. As I said, it is really thin and lightweight, so there isn't as much warmth or many feathers as I expected for this price. The oversized one is wonderfully huge, but you cannot even notice that it's oversized when in a standard comforter cover because it is so thin.
All in all, a good middle of the road comforter.
January 20, 2011
Very warm comforter
This is a beautiful comforter. I ordered the warmer version and you can be warm with it on the very coldest of nights, heat off, window open.
January 8, 2011
Very high quality, lofty, airy and extremely warm. I ordered the WARM version, rather than warmer, and although it only has 28 ounces of down, it is very warm! I was not expecting it to be so warm. It is definitely for cold weather use - not an all season comforter unless you have very cold summers!
September 20, 2010