Those fans of soft, thicker bedding might want to consider the Parachute Sateen Duvet Cover. Over the years, I have been impressed with the company’s bedding and accessories, and I was very excited to try out this duvet cover. At $190, it is a bit on the pricier side, so I wanted to know if this was a good luxury choice.
To find out if this is a great luxury duvet cover, read on for my full review.
The Parachute Might Work For …
- Those who want a cool-weather duvet. For those who are looking for a duvet cover for the cooler months, this could be a good option. Sateen is a thicker weave, so it is quite insulating and, adding this duvet to a warmer comforter or duvet fill, it could be a great fit for those colder nights.
- Those who like a soft, silky feel. Another benefit of a sateen weave is its smooth feel and, when I run my hand across the duvet cover, it is very soft to the touch. At the same time, while much sateen bedding has a shiny look, the Parachute features a matte sateen, so we get the feel of sateen without any unwanted sheen.
- Those who want something easy to clean. Having washed and dried the Parachute at home, I can say that it is very easy to clean and care for. I washed it by itself and, after a low tumble dry, the duvet cover came out with almost no wrinkles.
The Parachute Might Not Work For …
- Hot sleeper. One of the downsides of sateen is its lack of breathability so, if someone overheats at night, the Parachute might not be the best choice for them. Even pairing it with a lighter insert, the duvet cover doesn’t allow for much airflow. Those who are prone to sleeping hot should consider a more breathable option.
- Fans of a crisp, hotel feel. If one likes the crisp, clean feel of hotel linens, they might want to look for a percale duvet cover. The Parachute has a thicker, silky feel so, if someone wants that hotel experience, it might not be the best choice for them.
- Those who want a value duvet cover. While the Parachute has a lot to offer, it might be outside of some people’s budget. At $190, it is somewhat pricey for a duvet cover and, if shoppers want to save money, they might have to look elsewhere.
Construction, Size, And Color Options
This duvet cover is made from 100 percent long-staple Egyptian cotton, a very soft material that is also very durable. It should stand up to a fair amount of use.
In addition, the duvet cover features a sateen weave which makes the duvet cover a little thicker than what one would find with percale, so it should be less breathable and more on the warmer side. Also, Parachute calls it a “matte sateen,” so it is less shiny than most sateen out there.
Parachute does not use harmful chemicals in the production of its bedding. Some companies use chemicals to artificially soften their bedding, but Parachute says its bedding will get softer with every use.
The duvet cover is available in Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, and King/California King. The Twin/Twin XL size is only available in white, but shoppers can get the Full/Queen and King/California King in white, sand, light grey, and slate.
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Feel And Breathability
The combination of long-staple cotton with a sateen weave makes for a very smooth, silky feeling duvet cover. It is very soft to the touch and it is still very soft even after washing and drying.
However, while lying underneath the Parachute Sateen Duvet Cover, it is not very breathable. As a hot sleeper, I am prone to overheating at night. I could have used some more airflow, and I did need to throw the duvet cover off at one point.
Cleaning And Care
One of the great things about a duvet cover is that one can take it right off the comforter or duvet insert and wash it at home. Having washed the Parachute at home, I can say it is an easy task, but here are a few things to keep in mind when washing and drying the Parachute Sateen Duvet Cover:
- Wash the duvet cover on a cold setting.
- Use a mild, liquid laundry detergent and avoid bleach.
- Wash the duvet cover by itself or with like-colored items, and do not wash with clothing that has zippers or buttons.
- Dry on a low, tumble dry setting.
- Take it out of the dryer immediately to avoid wrinkling.
- If there are some wrinkles, the duvet cover can be ironed on very low heat.
In the end, I think fans of soft, sateen duvet covers will enjoy this luxury option. However, those who sleep hot or are looking to save some money might not think this is the best choice.