There's nothing quite like climbing under the covers after the long day – unless your blankets feel almost as rough as sandpaper. No one deserves scratchy comforters and that's why I've joined the 6,600-person fan club devoted to a $25 bedding set on Amazon.
Like all the best things, I first heard about the HC Collection Hotel Luxury Duvet Cover from my mom. Because she is the ultimate savvy Prime shopper, she turned to one of the top-rated options when it came time to update the linen closet.
The deal almost sounded too good to be true: $25 for a cover and two pillow shams, although, admittedly, the fabric is a double-brushed microfiber instead of the traditional cotton. That didn't drown out the thousands of people singing its praises.
"We've slept with this for a few months now and I have to say that this is the softest, most lightweight and luxurious-feeling duvet cover I have ever had," one reviewer enthused. "I'm close to 50 years old and I have hot flashes, but this wasn't too hot for me. Did I mention I live in Florida?? Paired with a thin duvet filler, and you've got yourself a perfect match."
"After shopping for weeks for a new look for my bed linens and not finding anything I wanted to spend $500 on, I figured I would just order something cheap off Amazon to use in the meantime," another raves. "This duvet cover bowled me over, it’s fantastic! It’s so soft and I love that it has a flap to cover the buttons and opening."
If you're still unclear about what a duvet cover is, let me enlighten you. A duvet cover is a thin cover you slip over a comforter — just like you'd put a pillowcase over a pillow. When you think about how much people sweat at night (we all do it — don't deny it), you see why this is key. A duvet cover is approximately 100 times easier to wash than a giant, fluffy blanket when you want to freshen up the bed — no expensive dry cleaning required.
Even if you think "My bed's clean! I wash my sheets every week!" consider this: A duvet cover also allows you to change the look of your room without investing in a new set of bedding. My mom bought covers in white, cream, and arctic blue and uses them interchangeably throughout the house, but this particular collection also comes in gray, navy, chocolate brown, sage, and taupe — among other colors. Consider it a mini makeover that also protects your comforter in the process.
The HC Collection covers have since held up well to washing (I've smudged mascara on the white pillowcase and it came right out) and feel just as soft and smooth as when they first arrived. And now that Mom's put me onto her secret, I'm ordering two sets myself. Now I only have to decide on the colors ...
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