I had originally intended to give this comforter to my daughter. But when it arrived, the instant I opened the package and got my hands on it, I knew immediately that I wanted this for myself. This is a down alternative microfiber comforter by Rest Haven. For anyone who doesn't have experience with down, it's surprisingly soft and remarkably comfortable. Down is basically a type of very soft and fine feather from certain types of birds or very young birds. The main problem with down is that, at least some types of down, it still has the central shaft the soft down is attached to. Meaning that depending on each individual feather and the fabric of the comforter, you can get those little shafts poking out of the fabric and poking and scratching you as you're covered by the comforter. Down comforters are expensive and highly sought after due to the difficulty in producing them and how incredibly comfortable they are. But modern sensibilities has a lot of people wanting a replacement for down that's not an animal product. Instead of real down, you have a synthetic filler that is nearly as soft. Instead of a very high stitch count fabric, you get a microfiber fabric. These two features allow Rest Haven to produce an extremely plush comforter that rivals the comfort of a high quality, real down comforter, for a very reasonable price.
At first glance, it looks like it's going to be comfortable, but it wasn't until I got my hands on it that I realized just how surprisingly soft this comforter is. The micro fiber cloth gives it a smooth and cool feel against your skin. The internal padding, in the thinner outer sections of the comforter, doesn't feel much different than standard padding. But in the main area of the comforter, where the padding is thicker, it's very soft and comfortable. The padding doesn't compress like your standard padding would, giving it a softer feel instead of a hard lump once weight is put on it. The size I got was a Full, but it was just large enough to fit on my Queen size bed, although it doesn't hang over the sides much.
Overall, I really like this comforter and especially for the price. I have been using the same blanket for a number of years, but I have finally found something that I like better. Now this is going to be my comforter of choice this winter. One of the great features about this comforter is it's machine washable and comes with a 3 year warranty. I was really impressed by the quality, comfort, and value of this comforter. I can't give it any less than 5 stars.