Chevron Cotton Blanket
A Great Blanket–At an Unbelievably Fair Price!
This Chevron Cotton Blanket is slightly lighter in weight than the supima blanket (see also my review of that product). It is generous, warm, and perfect for dozing on the couch or wrapping-up to watch a movie. It is less delicate than the supima blanket (which can snag). The price of this blanket is also substantially less than that of the supima. Great for a college dorm or a light addition to your favorite fall and winter bedding (or also to give as a classy wedding gift). The lint issue that other folks seem to have has never been a problem for me. I always wash each new blanket when it arrives (short cycle, cold wash and rinse, Tide or Cheer detergent, no fabric softener (but I do use a Downy dryer sheet in the dryer). There's tons of lint in the filter, but this diminishes with each wash and the blanket still comes out full, sturdy, and warm after multiple washings/dryings. I have lots of home textiles that leave massive amounts of lint in the filter after drying and I have a small vacuum that I use to clean the filter when laundering these items. This seems to happen more with high quality cotton textiles and never lessens the quality or life of the item (some sheets and towels are five or six years old with countless washings). I'm actually about to buy another one of these blankets. The very fair price, when combined with a 25% off special from Lands' End (with free shipping), makes it a bargain that is almost impossible to beat.
February 8, 2014
The lint reports are all too true
I've liked Lands' End blankets in the past, so I took a chance and hoped that the reports of lint had led the company to correct the problem. Now I feel foolish, because I popped my blanket into the washer, and when I pulled it out, I was greeted with a flurry of blue lint. It's like I washed the blanket with a handful of tissues, and they disintegrated into those icky bits all over the inside of the washer. I'm hoping a wash cycle or two will take care of it, but based on the other reviews, that's probably not going to happen.
Come on, Lands' End, you're slipping! Don't you know how important a reputation is?
I rated it 3 boats because it looks nice and I'm hoping it's OK in the long run. It probably deserves 2.
October 17, 2013
These blankets are soft and warm!
I bought two of these blankets, one in the soft moss green and one in the tan color. The tan color one is actually a lot lighter--more like a soft cream. And both colors are beautiful! I noticed all the comments about lint when drying these blankets--I washed mine and found a funny thing. The green one had almost no lint in the trap, but the cream colored one shed a ton of lint. I didn't really care about the lint, I just cleaned the lint trap 3 times during the drying and it was fine. Both blankets look the same after laundering, and I'm looking forward to using them. But if you don't want lint, go for the green and not the cream color.
September 25, 2013
just received it today and love it
I ordered the chevron cotton blanket in driftwood tan for my son's full-size bed. I am happy to say that it is exactly what I was searching for. The color is perfect, I am so glad that it is much lighter than pictured on my computer screen (it's more like an oatmeal color in person) I was a little worried that it'd be too "tan"-- I am also very happy with the size, being a true "full" rather than the usual combination full/queen that are always way too wide for a full size bed. Next, I will research full-sized quilts , but will wait for a discount, as the Land's End prices are on the high side, but yes, very good quality. Oh, one more thing, I did wash the blanket before laying it on his bed, and there was tons of lint in the dryer, but thanks to the warnings from other reviews, I knew to check it half way through the drying process. I cleaned it all out at that point and then finished drying. When it was completely dry, there was only the usual amount of lint accumulated in the filter. No problem at all.
August 20, 2013
Thought I'd love this blanket; it does look beautiful when new & just the right weight for warm weather. But the constant lint everywhere is driving me insane. Every morning I have to clean the lint off the bedspread & pillows, vacuum it off the carpet. I've washed it several times, each time having to clean the lint trap mid-drying. Each time I change the bed (without washing the blanket) I throw the blanket in the dryer to get rid of the loose lint. The lint trap is overflowing each time.
Way too much work.
July 23, 2013
Have had this blanket for several months, feel I have to review to warn
I wanted to love this blanket. It's sturdy, doesn't snag even when my dog is on our bed, it's attractive and seems to be well made....until you try to dry it in the dryer. I've washed it probably 7 or 8 times now, and each and every time, the lint that sheds off of this blanket is amazing, in a bad way. My entire laundry room floor is full of tiny lint balls, my lint screen needs to be cleared about every 10 minutes, and this blanket takes forever to dry, so you have to clear the lint trap about 10 times per drying session. I keep thinking maybe the next time I wash and dry it, it will be better than the last time, but there has been no improvement. I shudder to think what this thing is leaving behind in the dryer exhaust tubing. If I had known how incredible (again, in a bad way) the shedding would be from this blanket, I'd have skipped it for sure. It's crazy.
June 30, 2013
Lots of lint in the dryer
I do like this blanket and my yes for recommending is tentative. I've washed this blanket 3 times and each time my dryer lint catcher is overflowing. Someday I expect to open the dryer and the blanket will have disappeared. Nice and toasty on the bed but not the usual quality I've come to expect from Land's End.
April 18, 2013
Perfect summer blanket
I purchased based on the reviews and I am very happy with the quality. The cats have snagged it a bit but otherwise its perfect, very soft and I love the tailored corners. This was purchased for an Australian double bed size but you would need to purchase a queen size if you have a european mattress as with the full size you can't tuck in the sides. Will buy queen size in future.
December 31, 2012
JUST EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED...
I expect to have this blanket for the rest of my life! It's so well made, with tight weave. It has taken a beating already, with our chihuahuas scratching on it, and it still looks like new. Anyone with dogs or children should appreciate the durability of this product. It's not a fluffy blanket, that's not what I wanted. It's made to hold in body heat, and it does it's job very well. This is rated as a "warm" blanket, and it is...but it's lightweight and comfortable, too. Generous in size, and I certainly have NOT experienced the "shedding" problem that several others have mentioned. I washed it before using it, and have washed it several times since. Just a minimum amount of lint in the dryer screen. No shedding whatsoever when its on the bed. This is a KING SIZE blanket, and it fits in our washer and dryer just fine. I have the Emerald Blue...which is a lovely color between green and blue. It looks just like the color that was on my computer screen, and it's ideal for us. I have no complaints whatsoever.
December 25, 2012
nice and soft
...but beware of pulls. I bought this blanket in a light paprika colour in king size to use as a cover for the spare bed. One of our dogs jumped up and I noticed a pull right away, so I'll have to keep them away from it. Otherwise it's beautiful and a very generous size.
December 10, 2012