Help!! Our down comforter is flat as a pancake and has lost its lofty, fluffy, and warm personality. I was amazed to see that we got in in February of 2007. Yes, I labeled our comforter so I would know when I bought it and then see how long it lasted. I would say seven and a half years is pretty good, considering we use it every single night. This Summer it started to fade, but it was perfect as a light weight comforter. This weekend it was the first sign of cold weather and I realized it was not going to cut it in the months to come. I did a huge search for ‘the best down comforters’ on the internet and it was interesting to see what ranked highest based on price, down loft, easy of washing, and shrinking when washing. Many sights praise the L.L. Bean baffle-box stick down comforter, but when I went to L.L. Bean to see their reviews, many people loved the comforter but said the fabric made a lot of noise. Noise? I guess the fabric crinkles loudly. Hmm.. now what?
The next favorite comforter was The Company Store Alberta baffled down comforter. This time the reviewers complained that it lost so many feathers it was no longer a down comforter. Uh Oh. My search extended further to the next best comforter, the Pacific Coast Platinum down comforter from Costco. All their reviewers were very happy for the price and the quality for that price. Some people thought the feathers came out or settled at one corner. I could go on and on, but that would too much information even for me to digest.
I am tempted to try L.L. Bean and see how noisy it can be, but am thinking that since our current comforter is from The Company Store, and it has lasted a very long time, I should take a look around at their other offerings and see what might have better reviews.
Do you sleep with a down comforter? If so, what brand do you have and has it been a good purchase? I would really appreciate hearing from you….