The story of how I accidentally found the warmest bedding combination of all time.
Living in New England, winters are cold and we let our house drop to 55 degrees night. It actually makes for an amazing sleep to be toasty in a warm bed with cold air. In all the winters past we would layer a number of blankets and comforters to keep warm through the night. At one point we had a heated blanket, two comforters, plus two pendleton wool blankets piled on top to keep warm. It was like a distorted tale of the princess and the pea.
At some point I decided I wanted to bring some order to the chaos of mismatched bedding, and get a duvet with a duvet cover that would be easy for me to wash, and could swap out as the my tastes or the seasons changed.
And so my hunt began. We have a california king bed, and finding a comforter to fit has always been a challenge. The other challenge was finding a duvet I felt good about, one that didn’t use animal feathers.
As it happened, they were purchased in the summer, and I had assumed that come winter we would need to top them with the wool blankets at a minimum to keep warm in the night. To my surprise, this combo holds your body heat like NOTHING else. We are HOT in the night. Winter came and we are still hot. Good hot. This is our second winter with them, and we still have not needed to add another blanket to the bed. They also do that thing that pillows do. You know the cool side of the pillow? Well the cool side of this duvet is on top, so if you need to stick your leg out to cool off, you’re met with the instant cooling sensation of the top side of the cover. It’s bliss.
We chose a white cover, so everything is really easy to keep clean as you can throw them in with some oxy clean and brighten them like new again. And something else, they feel like a cloud. Like the bedding in the best hotel you’ve ever stayed in.
And that’s the story of how I found the warmest bedding ever. Stay warm my friends. You can thank me later.