So, there I was – towards the end of January – scrolling through Facebook, watching Netflix – probably NCIS – and then, I saw it. The Buffy Blanket. A company claiming that they had produced a hypoallergenic down comforter with eucalyptus fibers inside of it.
I honestly couldn’t believe what I was reading. See, since I was about eighteen years old, I’ve been fascinated by down-comforters. However, I also have this awesome deviated septum and stellar set of allergies. Of course, there have always been the “down alternative” blankets, which seem like a great option… until it’s one-hundred degrees out and I remember that cotton doesn’t breath as easily as down feathers.
Being the ever shallow person that I am, I finally broke down and bought a real down blanket about two years ago. In the summer, it was airy and fluffy – keeping me cool through the most dire of heats – and in the winter it was solid and warm. In reality, it’s almost the perfect blanket, except for the whole allergy thing.
That brings the readers up to speed, I believe. So, here I am, on Facebook… reading an ad that says there is a solution for one of my most challenging obstacles in life (not really). The best part of the whole situation is that there is a 30-day free trial period. I’m not saying a trial period that’s free, but you have to pay shipping and handling. I’m talking about a completely free trial. Moving with motions that were based off of my raw instinct, I obviously requested one.
I ordered the blanket on a Monday and it arrived in the mail on that Friday. Included in the box was my invoice (clearly referring to my $0.00 payment), the blanket, a booklet about said blanket, and a cute little sleep mask. After I finally managed to pull out the entire blanket, I was instantly sold on the softness and warmness that it provided. So, like I do with so many things, I tossed it on my bed and went about the rest of my evening.
Since that night, I’ve slept with it almost every night. I’ve cuddled with an aggressive toddler under it (she loved it… and when she spilled her cranberry juice all over it, it washed out without becoming clumpy), I’ve spent a day or two just lounging underneath it, and I’ve developed a loving and meaningful relationship with my blanket.
So, when it comes down to it, Buffy is the new blanket of my dreams. Although it is a little on the pricey side (not really more than a normal down blanket, though), I would still recommend it to anyone who has allergies (or anyone who doesn’t). Not only does it help me sleep better at night, it can be washed without becoming a devastating, lumpy blanket – so even if you don’t have allergies, it beats the hell out of down-alternative or real down!
Thanks, Buffy, for making one part of my life so much more simple!
(This review was initially posted to the Buffy web page!)
A Little Update
Alright, I’ve had the blanket for about one and a half months and this is what I’ve noticed so far:
- The second wash was the charm, now my blanket lays perfectly in a duvet cover. Unfortunately, the same God Daughter decided to paint it with some permanent lipstick, which apparently doesn’t come out of the Buffy blanket!
- As the weather warms up, here in the frigid north, the blanket is definitely showing it’s ability to breath and keep the cuddler/sleeper cool as well!