Devon Duvets Wool Duvets, Medium Weight 600g
Disappointed and confused
Just received this wool duvet yesterday. I have done a lot of research before purchasing the Devon Duvet and John Lewis has provided good and responsive customer support through my online order.
First of all - the positives of the duvet:
1. The cotton casing is beautiful and soft. It feels of good quality
2. The spread of the wool is nice.
3. It is a decent weight, not too heavy
4. The quality feels good
This is from an initial glance - I still have not used it.
Now the seeming negatives - the smell of the duvet is off putting to me. It smells like a part of the sheep segment at the local zoo. I have emailed John Lewis to enquire about this but could not imagine using this duvet if it retains this odour.
Sleeping is about comfort and warmth, not about holding your breath in the bed or feeling like there might be something wrong with the duvet you picked up.
I'm quite confused because the online reviews here at John Lewis have been overwhelmingly positive, but pending an answer from John Lewis, I would not have purchased this product if I knew it smelled and do not plan on using it at this rate.
05 April 2014
Warm and cosy
A high quality quilt. All natural materials. Very warm for the Tog. A bit heavier than man-made alternatives but cosier.
21 January 2014
Excellent product. My husband - who emits heat like a radiator and I - cold as ice - find it keeps us both at a lovely sleeping temperature. No overheating and becoming sweaty (sometimes a problem with our previous down duvet). Nice comfortable light weight to sleep under. If only it didn't make it so hard to get out of bed in the mornings . . . .
04 January 2014
The medium weight duvet covers are lightweight and warm. The wool filling is extremly comfortable, so one never gets too hot.
I can also recomment the lightweight wool duvets for summer.
28 December 2013
What can I say? Its passed the toughest test with my mother who is nearly 90. Instead of layers of blankets, including electric blanket, she now has one wool duvet over her, and stays comfortably warm. Weight was an important consideration, as even a down duvet is too heavy to push around if you are 90 and frail. I took a gamble in ordering this online, that the duvet would be lightweight enough. So pleased I was right - the wool is incredible - very thin, light weight, yet a powerful insulator. Its a bonus to know that the product is made in this country from happy sheep.
01 December 2013
Yes this is really good but...
I read the reviews for this product and decided to buy. It is really warm, substantial but not too heavy, and yes it does make a crackly sound when you first take it out of the packaging, but be aware if you are 'hot bodies' like me and my partner. The 'medium' duvet is incredibly efficient at keeping you warm and if you are prone to over-heating, your room can end up smelling a bit woolly! It's nothing that a good airing can't fix, but feel we will now have to invest in the light weight version and keep the medium weight until it's really chilly.
18 November 2013
Wonderful product, but laundering is a challenge
I bought this duvet in November 2010 (along with the lightweight version and the three-fold pillows) and so have been using them for nearly three years. I can endorse all the recommendations in the other reviews regarding performance. However, I found that when it came to cleaning the duvet I encountered a problem. As it needs to be washed as wool, and line-dried, I checked with my local cleaners that they were able to do this. Although they said they could, the duvet returned having shrunk in width and length, and with the odd " felty" patch. We still use it - it's warm and comfortable, albeit a little shorter and narrower, but I'm not going to entrust the lightweight duvet with the cleaners, so am wondering how I am going to launder this and the shrunken duvet in the future. Given that they are superking size, I don't really feel that washing by hand is an option, as I don't think that I could remove enough water to dry them and keep them in shape. I have washed the pillows several times in my domestic washing machine, and line-dried them, and they have come up beautifully. Has anyone else experienced the same problem and does anyone have any suggestions? I am giving 4 stars, only because of the difficulty in laundering.
24 October 2013
Such a lovely duvet!
I don't normally post reviews but as I relied on the reviews of others to make my decision to purchase, it seemed only fair to do the same.
I deliberated over buying this for some time due to the cost and the unknown feeling of a wool duvet. Having had an 'all seasons' feather and down duvet I was unsure of how the wool would feel in terms of weight and warmth. I needn't of worried, the warmth factor right now in our old, cold house, is just perfect although I may decide to add the lighter version to it in a month or so. The weight / bulk is much lighter than I expected but still feels that you have something substantial covering you, a bit hard to describe really. I also bought the mattress topper and the standard pillow which are just fab!
15 October 2013