By Lori Bosworth
Fall is almost here. I know, I said the f-word and I’m sorry. But it’s true…September 22 is less than a month away. You may have kids going back to school and that requires a whole lot of energy as far as organization skills. Even if you don’t have kids returning to school, fall is a time when we start to focus more on the indoors, including enjoying more meals indoors, doing fall cleaning and discarding and getting our homes in order for the colder weather. While you are sorting through your kids’ clothes to see what fits for the upcoming school season, you might want to do an inventory of your linens and bedding to see whether you are ready for winter.
With that in mind, I was thrilled when I was approached by Canadian Down & Feather Company, (www.canadiandownandfeather.com) a Toronto manufacturer of down and feather bedding products, to review their Gel Microfiber Down Alternative Duvet. My current duvet has seen better days and is starting to come apart. I definitely needed an upgrade. [Disclosure: I received the Gel Microfiber Down Alternative Duvet on a complimentary basis in order to complete my review.]
When the duvet arrived, I noticed it came in a convenient carrying case. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I’m used to down duvets, but the moment I pulled the Gel Microfiber Down Alternative duvet out of the package, I felt how fluffy and soft it was and I knew it was going to be a comfortable duvet to sleep under. I guess I shouldn’t have been so surprised because the Gel Microfiber Down Alternative duvet has a 300-thread-count shell. The interior features a synthetic polyester fill that has the same properties of down. Guess what? Because this duvet is synthetic, you can wash it. Yippee! Now, you will need to wash it in a commercial washer since it probably won’t fit in your standard washer. But the fact that you can wash this duvet is a major bonus.
After sleeping under the Gel Microfiber Down Alternative duvet for a few nights, I can attest that this is a very comfortable duvet and the padding is quite puffy. I did not find it too hot sleeping under this duvet, despite the hotter temperatures in Toronto.
You can purchase the Gel Microfiber Down Alternative Duvet in king, queen, double and single and the prices range from $190-$120. (At the time of posting, there was a sale offering 20% off.)
Do you have trouble sleeping? You may not be sleeping on the right pillow. I always love the pillows they have at four-star hotels…aren’t they comfortable? Well, you might want to invest in Canadian Down & Feather Company’s The Down Perfect Pillow. Their Medium Down Perfect Pillow is their top pillow seller and the company supplies this pillow to many Toronto and North American hotels. Aha! Now, I know where to get one of these super-comfortable pillows! The Down Perfect Pillow has a supportive feather core and soft down in the outer chambers. Have a look at Canadian Down & Feather Company’s website. In addition to duvets and pillow, they sell mattress toppers and cushions. You can purchase items directly from them online.
We will be offering a giveaway of a Down Perfect Pillow on Torontonicity soon. Keep following for more details.
I hope you make an easy transition into fall. Bring on the colourful leaves season!