Perfect for Florida
My husband has sensitive feet and loved the comforters on cruise ships. I purchased a king size for our queen bed and it is ample but works terrifically. It is lightweight and cozy with the duvet that I purchased with it. Funny how one reviewer says too light but weight and thickness are in the needs of the beholder. Perfect for Florida winters.
January 13, 2013
Perfect for us.
If you are looking for a super puffy, fat comforter, this isn't it, and I think the description and photo representation makes that pretty easy to see. I prefer my comforter to NOT be really heavy and suffocating, so this is a perfect weight for us. The quality is excellent, and size-wise, it's the only one I found that fit the generous dimensions of our king size duvet cover. It has the thoughtful extras, like bands on the corners and sides that allow you to tie the duvet cover on, which makes putting it inside so much easier. I'm really, really please with this and it kept us plenty warm in a 59 degree inside night-time temp in the middle of January in WI.
January 12, 2013
We like it a lot.
I needed to replace my old LE Pimaloft comforter which is why I ordered this comforter. I read all the reviews first and ordered it based on all my previous LE experiences. Yes, it is thin but the lightweight one is very warm and it can get into the 30s and 40s where we live and we do not have any heat on at night. My husband thought it would not be warm enough but it has been perfect. At first, the crinkle noise bothered me but apparently I got used to it as I don't notice it now. I was used to the weight and feel of my old comforter but became used to this one and we are very happy with it. I have not washed it yet but it appears that the filling will not be shifting around. If I have any problems after washing then I will update my review here!
January 5, 2013
Warm and comfortable. Crinkle noise can be annoying.
I purchased a "warm" (not "warmer") king-sized comforter. It is plenty warm for me. I set my room thermostat to be a maximum of 68F in the early evening; at night the room temperature goes down to the low to mid-60's.
This comforter replaced an old quilt that also had a cotton covering and polyester inside. The old quilt weighed more, but was not nearly as warm. The synthetic down of the Lands End comforter really does fluff up like real down. It looks thin right out of the package because all the air is compressed out of it, but if you shake it, it gets thicker, fluffy, and warm. It also comforms to your body shape as you sleep. I used to wake up at night feeling cold, but no more.
I like the box stitch pattern. It keeps the synthetic down from wandering too far, but still allows it to fluff up.
I did not experience the leaking of the synthetic down that other reviewers complained about; however, I have only owned it one week and I have not washed it yet. If this becomes a problem, I will report on it.
I like the size of it. It's larger than many department store king-size items, and it falls below my 10" mattress on both sides and the foot. I have a platform bed with no box spring; if you want it to also cover your boxspring like a bedspread, it would not do it. If you are worried about the size, measure your bed before ordering. The comforter is true to size.
My only complaint is the crinkly noise that emanates from the cotton fabric. It usually doesn't bother me unless my spouse gets in/out of bed in the middle of the night. I don't know why it's so noisy. I'm hoping it will quiet down after it breaks in a little. The crinkle noise is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.
December 20, 2012
less than middle of the road warmth
sadly, here in the northeast, this comforter is not even adequate for november weather. it has to be doubled w/another blanket. disappointed w/it.
November 18, 2012
Just what I wanted!
I bought this comforter to be used in my guest bedroom. I wanted a white, light to medium density down-alternative comforter, and this sounded like it would be a good match to my needs. Land's End shipped the comforter promptly. It has the nice feature of a narrow loop at each interior corner, providing handy tie-down sites for those duvets that include ties in the corners. There is an additional tie-down loop midway along the top edge of the comforter, which aligns with the interior mid-way ties on some Land's End duvets. Shortly after placing this item inside the duvet and on the twin bed in my guest room, I discovered that my cat had decorated the new bedding with an unwelcome and rather smelly deposit of coughed-up hairball mixed with cat food. Great! The label on this comforter suggested taking it to a laundromat and using a front-loading washer, followed by tossing in a few tennis balls during the trip through the dryer in order to, I suppose, fluff the comforter during the drying process. I didn't feel like buying tennis balls or making the trip to a laundromat. I took a chance and washed the comforter (cold water and delicate cycle) in my home washing machine. Then I tossed it in my dryer on the lowest heat setting, with several hefty pairs of balled-up socks instead of tennis balls. My washer handled the twin-size comforter without any signs of overload. And my drying experiment turned out just fine. If you are purchasing a larger comforter, you might need to utilize the equipment available at a laundromat. But this twin size comforter clearly sailed through the home laundry process. So yes, I am happy with my purchase. Thank you, Land's End!
November 4, 2012
In my 30+ years as a Lands End customer, I must say this is the most disappointing product I've ever purchased. It is so unbelievably thin that it's a stretch to even call it a comforter.....I think it's better described as a blanket. It's partially my fault for not taking more seriously the other user comments about how thin it is. But never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be THIS thin! As someone else said, the filling is so minimal that you can easily feel your hands touching when placed on either side. And it's utterly misleading that the description says "Mimics down in loft, compression and bounce-back." Loft? There is virtually NO loft. Nor can anything this thin "bounce back" because there is nothing to bounce back from. Of course, some customers did praise this item, but note that many of those reviewers had purchased the heavier version, whereas I purchased the lighter version (the only one offered as of this writing). It's possible that, in spite of its lack of filling, it would nevertheless provide some warmth. However, I like the feeling of the heft, the weight, that a quality comforter provides. That feeling alone makes me feel warm and toasty. But clearly, this blanket is not going to provide that experience. So, back it goes, and my search continues.
October 15, 2012
Good comforter but faulty design
I needed a comforter that could rise and fall with the heat fluctuations of menopause. I've tried various department stores and thought I'd give Land End a try. Overall this could have been the comforter for me. Living in northern CA it worked well in the summer as well as winter so far this year. The problem I'm having is with the quality of the design. The inside material is coming out through the 230 count outer material and balling up to form small lint like balls.
This my second go around with this comforter due to the same problem with my first order. It has taken 4 months for this problem to surface. At first we were hopeful that exchanging it had resolved the issue but not so. We love the weight and overall look of this item but it's too new to look so worn due to the lint like balls of the inside material popping up all over the king comforter. I think if they used a higher count external fabric, it might solve the issue. I'm sadly returning it tomorrow in hopes of seeing what other product might work.
December 31, 2011
Serves its purpose
We needed another blanket on our bed and I didn't want anything real thick. I am allergic to feathers so goose down is not a possibility. I like this comforter because it is a good addition to the bedding already on our bed, it is warm and easy to wash. Although if you have a small top loader washer, it won't fit. It easily fits in a front loader. If this was the only blanket on our bed, it would not be warm enough for me but it is a great add-on for those cold winter nights when you need something extra. It is noisier than what I expected but not enough to be a deal breaker.
December 30, 2011
Was shocked at the lightweight of this item.
This quilt is so thin that I could barely feel any filling between the our fabric.
Replaced an old (but thick) comforter, and was COLD last night!!! (69 degrees).
So very disappointed. Would never recommend this item.
December 1, 2011