Essential Down Comforter
Nowhere near warm enough even for a room at 60 degrees
As others have noted, this comforter is extremely thin. I let it loft up for hours, and while it certainly plumped up somewhat from its size on opening the package, it never came near the thickness of my 15-year old Land's End comforter, which I hoped to replace. But I gave it a try anyway, as other reviewers described it as "thin but warm."
I woke up after a few hours so cold that I had to get up and put on the old comforter. I live in northern California, and the bedroom rarely gets below 62 or 60 degrees.
Basically, there's nowhere near enough down in this comforter. I'm returning it immediately. Maybe I can find a way to put the filling from the old comforter into a new casing, as it has always been toasty.
Perhaps this comforter would work for someone who requires little covering, or is looking for a light, warm weather duvet. It's nowhere near warm enough for actual cold weather!
November 21, 2014
I was interested in this item because reviewers said it was thin, not bulky, yet still warm. I found the same to be true. It is more like a down coverlet and doesn't bulk up the bed. I live in the South where it is important to layer for whatever the weather brings. We have this on a bed with a fuzzy blanket underneath and it is plenty warm and snug. Good quality too.
November 3, 2014
I have bought 3 of these comforters and the oldest one is still as great as the newest one. Please do not be turned off by how thin they seem when you open the package. Down comforters fluff up as you use them. These are very light weight but very warm. It is so relaxing to crawl into a warm bed without all the weight of heavy blankets. I have a fourth bedroom that is only used occasionally by guests but when I can afford them I will be buying two twin comforters for those beds too. Best value I have found in down comforters.
October 8, 2014
Love this comforter
Purchased 3 years ago for my son. Now back to purchase another as my youngest transitions to twin bed. Great quality, light and warm...and as with everything else, you just can't beat the Lands' End satisfaction guarantee.
August 28, 2014
Don't be put off by the lightness, this is plenty warm and unusually light
Don't be put off by the lightness of this comforter it is plenty warm and unusually light. Its been very cold in Boston this year and my room temp was set at 65. I will wake up if its too cold but I did not feel any chill whats so ever which amazed me considering how light and thin this comforter is - I hope it stays this way. I was very surprised it preformed so well as I was all ready to bag it up and return it if I did not have a good nights sleep. So for now, its a keeper.
January 27, 2014
Good quality, don't need the more expensive versions
I've had this comforter in a queen for several years now- it is light and seems thin but it is very warm and I couldn't imagine needing something heavier. I'm in New England winters and keep the master bedroom between 59 and 62 when sleeping- depending on my mood. I'm always warm under this with a quilt on top. I wouldn't dream of spending 3 times as much for something wih more fill.
December 13, 2013
thin but very warm
I purchased the Essential Down comforter last year in size "Queen". I am back to purchase a twin size for my son. We live in Atlanta were the winters are not terribly cold, but we live in an old house with single pane windows and no insulation in the walls. This comforter is actually a little too warm, even though it is the least expensive of Lands Ends offerings.
The previous reviewer should have taken the comforter all the way out of the package, let it fluff, and slept under it before they said anything - much less something bad.
Keep up the great quality!
December 2, 2013
I was surprised at how small the shipping box was for a king-size down comforter. It's the thinnest down comforter I've ever seen. I opened it partially and there was more empty space than feathers. I'm returning it without even taking it completely out of the package.
November 8, 2013