Rated 5 out of 5 by citycountrymouse Fluffy and crisp
My comforter just arrived, tightly sealed in a vacuum-packed plastic bag. I washed and dried it as recommended (it just fit in the machines) and it's great! Nice fluffy loft, appears to be well-constructed, generously sized, and the cotton cover has a soft surface. I ordered the natural color, which is lovely.
Some reviewers have noted the "crackly" sound the comforter makes. It does make a sound when fluffed or shaken - like fresh sheets snapping in the breeze on a clothesline! Call me crazy, but I love the sound of clean, crisp cotton.
I recommend this comforter: it is attractive, well-priced, held up perfectly in the wash, and I look forward to many years of use.
April 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SparkyIronwood Beautiful
Had other of same ,like them. This one looks so good with my wood floors and wood paneling. Great quality, makes my condo look so classy , but homey. Dog looks good on it and under it.. Good job. Crawls under every nite.
April 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LateBloom Cozy and attractive
I ordered this comforter as an extra winter layer for my son's bed--and I now look forward to the nights when I get to lie down with him at bedtime! The comforter is exactly as described in size, and it's very soft and warm. I honestly can't see any negatives. (Note: I haven't yet washed it and thus can't comment on how it holds up to washing/drying.) I initially ordered two colors for comparison's sake and chose the brighter Flag Blue over the True Navy, though both were nice. In case it will help to make others' choices easier, the Flag Blue is close to Pantone 279, while the True Navy is 7684 or 7685 and doesn't really strike me as a "true" navy.
March 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MEKennedy Snuggly warm, but....
I purchased the King sized comforter in Bay Leaf and was very impressed when I received it. The color is very close to the picture online (accuracy in color is usually quite difficult when looking at an image on a computer, but L.L. Bean got it as close as they could!) and it matched the decor in the bedroom quite well. The size of the comforter is very generous, bringing an end to the "tug o' war" over the covers between my husband and me! While I was a bit concerned about the cotton's warmth during the cold New England winter nights (I'm used to down), but the comforter is surprisingly warm! Everything was wonderful with the comforter until I washed it. The first time, there seemed to be a bit of fading in the color, but I couldn't be completely sure. The second time I washed it, it was even worse. The fading was more pronounced. I'm not sure if it's maybe due to that specific color, that certain batch of fabric or if this is the status quo of this comforter. I would recommend buying this comforter, but I would do so in a lighter color, like Natural.
February 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by mountainblue would not recommend Reed Green
I love the comforters and have a flag blue one that I have used for a few years. So order a Reed Green and was very disappointed in the color. It is a much lighter green than in the picture. I would really like to have one that is actually Reed Green as is in the pictures.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by newyorkclare I've never loved a product more
Truly, I've never been happier with a purchase in my entire life.
Throughout my childhood, my house received the LL Bean catalog on a regular basis, but it was only for looking, not for buying; we never had money for luxury items like these. Well, when I was 6 and Christmas was approaching, I convinced my parents to buy me one of these comforters, promising it would be my only gift for that Christmas, my birthday in June, AND the following Christmas, so they obliged, and to this day I've never received a gift I've loved more.
I'm nearly 28 now and I've still never found a better comforter in my life. It only gets softer over time, it is quite warm but the fabric at first is cool to the touch, so it's comfortable even in warmer weather (I don't mean during an August heat wave, but I do mean in May and September), and the weight of it is perfect; it's not by any means a bulky or cumbersome blanket, but it seems to rest a bit more heavily upon your body than other blankets do, making you feel extra safe and cozy.
I purchased a second one for myself last winter as my first one was wearing thin after 20 years, and I awaited its arrival nervously; I'm accustomed to companies letting their standards slide horribly over the years, so I was afraid I'd receive a second comforter that vastly paled in comparison to the one I'd acquired in 1993, but no - the new one is just as good as ever. LL Bean has never let me down. I would recommend this blanket to ANYBODY. I could not love it more.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cmaldo Beautiful Comforter
After reading the reviews on this item, I almost didn't order it. I'm glad I went ahead and got it because it's beautiful. I ordered the comforter in Bay Leaf and it's the perfect color I'm not sure about the comments that indicate that the comforter is noisy. I washed and dried it and it's nice and fluffy and not noisy at all. I would recommend it to everyone who is looking for a warm, cozy comforter.
February 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NateF BEWARE: Colours are not as they appear
I purchased this comforter and was pleased with the quality but unfortunately am returning it because the colour is not how it appears on the website. I purchased the "true navy" and it looks more like a medium blue to me. It's definitely not a new york yankees/ american flag navy.
January 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TKDMom One of my best purchases
I purchased the navy plaid quilt in king size several years ago. At the time of purchase I thought it was too thin. However since then it's been on my bed every day, washed weekly, and it still looks great. The quilt is light weight so I layer an additional blanket on my bed during the winter. I've grown to prefer the lighter weight quilt because I can wash it without the need of a commercial washing machine. I can also use it in the summer.
After reading some of the reviews about a crinkly noise, I wonder if LL Bean changed materials since my purchase. I never noticed a noise.
This product is one of my best purchases. I would buy another one, but my current quilt is still in great shape. That's why I love shopping at LL Bean. I recommend this product to anyone who wants an excellent quality quilt that will stand the test of time.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WDC57 Soft, comfy, warm
The Bay Leaf color is same as picture and it's soft and warm, not scratchy and inside is not clumpy.
January 17, 2015