Getting a good night's sleep has always been an important part of my self-care routine, crucial to both my physical and mental health. Recently, I've felt that my current bed setup hasn't been serving me in that department. I've had my old duvet for seven years, but have never liked it. It was filled with down, but was flat and not lofty, even after attempts to fluff it up. It would never feel quite warm enough when first getting into bed, but then I would wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat more times than I could count. I decided that 2021 would be the year I swap out my old duvet for something that would improve my quality of sleep. After researching a ton of different options, I chose Parachute's All Season Down Duvet Insert in a Full/Queen.
(While I did receive the Parachute All Season Down Duvet Insert in exchange for an honest review, all of the following thoughts and opinions expressed below are my own and are not influenced by Parachute, in any way.)
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What makes the All Season Down Duvet so great?
According to the product description, Parachute's Down Duvet Insert is made with 750 fill power premium European white down and is sewn with a baffle box construction to make sure the down doesn't shift around or end up in lumps on one end of the duvet. It's available in three different sizes, as well as two different densities: Lightweight and All Season. After reading through the 380+ reviews on their site, I chose the All Season density option for maximum fluffiness and the hope that I wouldn't need any additional blankets for colder nights.
What happened when I put the Parachute’s Down Duvet Insert to the test?
When the duvet first arrived, the box felt fairly light. I'm someone who likes feeling the weight of a duvet over me (yes, I did consider a weighted blanket, too) so I was a bit apprehensive about how lightweight this duvet felt. That apprehension quickly disappeared. As soon as I placed the new duvet on my bed, I noticed that it was immediately and significantly loftier in comparison to my old duvet, possibly a good two inches higher. That night when I got into bed, I couldn't believe the softness and warmth! Parachute's website says "transform your bed into a cloud of comfort," and they're not lying. The only way I could possibly describe it is that I feel like I now sleep under a warm, fluffy cloud every night.
Another huge reason I chose Parachute's Duvet is the care method. While many other down duvets and comforters are dry clean only, Parachute's can also be machine washed with cool water and on a delicate cycle. As someone who has a very snuggly cat that sheds a lot, I love having the option to clean and wash my duvet at home rather than making trips to the dry cleaner, which could also add up quickly budget-wise.
It's been a year since I swapped out my old duvet for the Parachute All Season Down Duvet Insert. It's also been four months since I relocated to Salt Lake City, swapping out the always-warm Los Angeles climate for one with real seasons. My Parachute duvet obviously made the move with me, and while I was worried I wouldn't be warm enough in this new climate, the "All Season" aspect of this duvet held true, as it has truly lived up to its name! While it's light enough to keep me comfortable and cool in southern California weather, it now keeps me SO toasty (but not sweaty!) in snowy winter weather.
One of my favorite features, the corner tie loops, keeps my duvet in place within the cover, which is no small feat when it comes to my partner, who moves around A LOT in his sleep. And the baffle box construction is still doing its job exceedingly well, keeping the down inside distributed equally. A year later, I'm still so happy with my choice and can't recommend it enough.