I love these comforters and have several of them. I use them year round without a duvet cover. They are super soft next to the skin and in the winter I add a decorative quilt on top for winter warmth and the bedroom looks that much nicer. I have several pets and am constantly dealing with pet hair and accidents. I can throw this comforter in the washer and dryer and it is as good as new. I have allergies so I would never be drawn to anything other than a down alternative comforter but with this choice I know I am not missing out on anything except maybe getting poked by a feather. Great deal!
My boyfriend loves this blanket. We got the warm one for him because he doesnt like it to be too hot at night, and this blanket is great. It's summer time here in the inland empire (desert) and he slept great through the night. This one is softer than the down blend offered, and the price is great! We would recommend this blanket to anyone. We washed the blanket right away, and there was no problems either.