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Dan River Bed In A Bag Disappointing

Reviewing: Dan River Bed In A Bag Ceylon,Full Size  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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The Dan River name in fabrics used to mean quality. That has apparently changed. I got this set at a deep discount. If that had not been true I would have returned it.

These Bed-in-a-Bag sets contain a comforter, bedskirt, pillow shams, fitted sheet, flat sheet and two pillowcases.

I had been looking for a new comforter for our bed, but couldn’t find a design I liked for under $60. When I saw this on sale for $20 I immediately bought it, just for the comforter. To be honest, I didn’t realize I was getting the sheets and pillowcases till I got it home. So I thought I got a great deal on a comforter, and I still think I did at the price, which was half the original sticker price.

I really like the design (called Ceylon) in various shades of blue, but of course that is a matter of personal taste.

But if you were to purchase this because of the full set, the quality of the sheet fabric is very poor. The thread count is not listed anywhere, but it is very low. The sheets are so thin as to be almost gauzy. They are also slightly rough and could be scratchy if you are sensitive to that. They are certainly not smooth like high-thread-count sheets. Note in the one picture that you can almost see my hand through the sheet.

The fitted sheet has elastic at the top and bottom ends and seems to fit the mattress well. The comforter is standard size and is puffy and warm although that fabric is a little thinner than I wish it were. At least that was not made smaller than normal. The set is 60% cotton, 40% polyester, and is made in Pakistan.

Update On Jul 30, 2008: This whole thing is just junk. We've been using the comforter on the bed for 10 months, and have washed it a few times. One seam is ripping out, and the fabric is so cheap that the dog toenails have already made a number of tears in it. I'm probably getting my $20 of value out of it, but I'm still disappointed.