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.
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.
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 about three weeks now with my new duvet, and the baffle box construction seems to be effective, as the down still feels evenly distributed with no cold spots. The 750 fill power and All Season density have been perfect for keeping me warm and comfortable during both colder and warmer nights, and no more waking up in cold sweats! I can confidently say that I'm absolutely in love with Parachute's Down Duvet and I would highly recommend it to anyone who's looking to transform their bed into a "cloud of comfort."