warm and well-made duvet, just beware of the "shale blue" color: it's green
I am very pleased with this duvet. I use it in combination with 1 cotton blanket and 1 flannel blanket for winter, and it's perfect. Toasty warm and very light. It's beautifully made, with piping around the edge that looks great. My only negative comment would be that the color called "shale blue" that I ordered is NOT blue at all; it's green. Granted, it's subdued, but the shade is very close to the "moss green" chevron (cotton) blanket I recently got from Land's End too. I decided to keep the "shale blue" duvet anyway, because I still like the soft green color, but I would call it seafoam green or something like that. Definitely not blue. I didn't find the crinkly sound annoying at all; it's barely audible.
November 28, 2013
Soft Cool and Hypoallergenic
My husband and I both have terrible allergies, so we are limited on the bedding we can buy. This comforter is extremely comfortable and is the perfect weight: not too heavy and not too light. Machine washable is a plus as well. I bought this comforter when we had a full-sized bed and bought another one when we moved to queen. I have had it for 16 years now, so I am ready to buy another one.
November 11, 2013
I love the light weight but warm results. It's perfect in size and weight. My only complaint is the crinkly sound it makes when moved. It wakes me up! It's like having paper in bed with you. I haven't washed it yet, but am hoping that will solve the problem. If not, I will return it to Sears, and keep looking.
November 11, 2013
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