Friday, February 5, 2010

BedVoyage Review & Giveaway

Finally, a way to travel in comfort, style, and safety while you sleep! My husband and I have done our share of road trips, usually camping out in a tent, but often sleeping in motels or cabins. Unfortunately, some of our most memorable stays have been in motels where we had to sleep in our clothes and sleeping bags on top of the bed because we didn't dare sleep between the sheets! With BedVoyage, this apparently doesn't have to be the case any longer. Made from bamboo, BedVoyage offers beautiful travel sheets and a new travel blanket that are all naturally anti-bacterial, odor resistant, and hypo-allergenic. Not only is bamboo an awesome sustainable resource, but the fibers allow you to always be comfortable--cool in the summer, warm in the winter and dry (since it wicks moisture away).

Why for Valentine's? When preparing for this Valentine's event and contacting companies, I thought BedVoyage would be a great one to include because, hey, who wouldn't want to take a romantic rendezvous somewhere? On the other hand, for people who don't have anyone to go anywhere with, or who have kids and so travel is out of the question, this is still a fabulous product! It's something that everyone can use and enjoy regardless of if it's on the road or at home...and I know that I always feel better having silky warmth next to my skin that I know is safe for everyone. There's no better way to relax at night!

My Thoughts...BedVoyage had just released their new travel blanket when I contacted them, and so asked if I would review it for them. When it arrived, I was first taken back by the absolute soft, silky feeling it has (and the packaging said it will just get softer with washings!). I have a few bamboo shirts, and love, love, love the feel of them, but this blanket was even softer than I'd expected! The sage green color also impressed me because it's just a nice, neutral, relaxing color which I definitely appreciate when I'm trying to get into a relaxed mood. I first used it to snuggle up with my daughter to nurse and take a nap on our couch together and was delighted at how warm it kept us. The blanket is so thin that you wouldn't think it'd be real warm, but it works fantastically! The only thing I'd like to see different in this blanket is that it could be offered in a variety of sizes (this one would fit a single/double sized bed) and colors. I would definitely recommend this as a travel and anytime blanket because of it's eco-friendly properties, comfort, ability to be compact, and cost.

Travel Blanket - $39.00

•40” wide by 70” long

•sage green color

Here's what BedVoyage has to say about their travel sheet sets (which you need to check out on their site because they look pretty darn cool and, yes, I hope to personally test them out some day):

BedVoyage bed sheets are exquisitely woven to accentuate the incredible softness of bamboo with a sprinkle of natural sheen. These 100% organic bamboo sheets are subtly cool and extremely breathable, with a feel softer to the touch than a 1,000 thread-count cotton, and they are non-pilling. Bamboo is known to be one of the strongest natural fibers, which makes this BedVoyage product especially appealing because of its longevity, durability and easy-care. Those with sensitive skin will benefit from the all-natural round bamboo fibers which contain no harsh chemicals or synthetic substances to irritate the skin. Studies have shown that children are suffering from allergies today more than ever, BedVoyage's linens provide an allergen free sleeping environment both on the road and at home, as bamboo is grown organically with no pesticides or fertilizers.

Buy It! Make yourself or someone else happy this Valentine's Day and snag something from BedVoyage at their website: http://bedvoyage.com/. Free shipping through February!

Win It! BedVoyage is giving one of my readers her own bamboo travel blanket! Since it is Valentine's Day, all you have to do is tell me why you want to win this below. You must include an email address and separate comment for each entry. Contest will end 2/15/10 at 11:59, EST.


Extra Entries:
- Visit BedVoyage and find something interesting from their site to tell me that's not in this review and that no one else has commented on yet. I recommend visiting their Travel Tips or Bamboo Information pages.
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Review is based on free product sample provided by BedVoyage. No other compensation was received.

118 comments:

  1. I would like to win the blanket, because I will be moving to a new place and only carry a small amount of things with me- and I need a blanket!!! And never had bamboo- eager to try it!
    Thanks for this contest!

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  4. From their page- I would like to have the queen size pillow case set... to go with the travel blanket to make almost a bedding.

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  10. I want to win bc it's puuuurdy!

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  11. I'm one who's always skeptical of sleeping on the bedding when my husband and I travel. Winning this would be great.

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  13. I would love to win this because I co-sleep with my son and am afraid to use a heavy blanket. Right now we are using a cotton blankie but these -20 degree F nights...well another blanket would be awesome and I've really wanted to try Bamboo for a while :)
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  16. Bamboo releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than other plants silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I love bamboo and that color is incredible. We travel *for business* so much and I long for a "cozy". You made a lightbulb go off in my head with this post.
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  20. bamboo is super environmentally friendly because the harvest is quick!
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  21. i'll be traveling to Asia in the next few months. I'll need this for the long flight!

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  22. I've wanted to try bamboo for a long time and would love to try out this blanket. My children and I are all soft blanket/sheet fanatics.

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  23. Ok, just watched some of the videos. Hotels wash their comforters only about 10 times a year! I seriously was gagging on that one.

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  24. This would be great to take on our family vacation this summer!

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  35. I like that I could use it to cuddle on the couch with my hubby! And maybe my toddler, if he would just sit still!

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  37. I really want to win because my husband and I travel quite a bit and I will be the first to admit that some of the places we have stayed were not the cleanest, this would be the perfect remedy!!
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  42. I just read the travel tips and it really grossed me out when I read "Do not use the water in the airplane bathroom, its riddled with germs as they infrequently sanitize the water tank and lines."

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  45. Great Giveaway!!! Why do I want to win this? Because even though we live a pretty eco-friendly lifestyle, we don't own any organic blankets, and I'd love to try one out!!!

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  46. "Bamboo fiber is naturally antifungal, anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic due to an inherent property known as 'bamboo zhukun' which prevents the growth of bacteria."

    How awesome is that???

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  49. The Hotel Horror Stories are why BedVoyage are so brilliant.

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  50. I want to win it because we are frequent flyers and it would be great to sleep in the airport with this great blanket.
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  51. I'd like to win because it looks SO comfy and soft!

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  54. We're headed to Disney World in May and I'd love to take this along on the plane. I often get chilly and I cringe thinking about the germs in the airline-issued blankets. This would keep my son and I cozy.

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  55. I learned that bamboo fabric has anti-bacterial efficacy greater than 70% even after 50 industrial washings

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  56. I'd love to win this because we travel a lot - and this would be wonderful to bring along!

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  58. I would love to win because it's made of bamboo and I LOVE my bamboo items!

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  59. this would match my bedspread!
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  60. I would love to win this blanket because I LOVE blankets and I'm always on the lookout for softer ones :)

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  62. I would like to win this blanket because I often travel with my 6 month old and would like a safe/clean surface he can lay on.

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  65. I want to win this so I can snuggle with my husband on the couch with it!

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  67. I would like to win it as we bought a 60 year old home and are gutting & remodeling it...need new home decor things every where...besides, I just survived 2 blizzards in 6 days LOL

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  75. I want to win this because I could use a blanket in the car! Thanks!

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  82. I find their travel tip about putting the hotel room TV remote in a plastic bag before using it (to prevent contact with germs) interesting. I do most of the other travel tips, but this is one I had not thought of! Thanks!

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  87. I would love to win this because we are planning on doing some traveling at the beginning of next summer and staying in hotels. This would be wonderful to bring along on the trip

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  96. I watched their information video and learned that bamboo is naturally antibacterial, odor resistant, anti-mite, hypoallergenic, and anti-microbial. That's a great quality to have in bedding. Another thing that I like about it is that they are soft. They say that it's softness is between cashmere and silk. That's very intriguing to me because everyone loves softness!

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  99. We take car trips frequently and this would be handy blanket to have in the car for our older son to sleep with while we are driving.
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  104. I'd like to win this because we keep the heat turned down in our house and always need more blankets. Plus I'm curious about a bamboo blanket.

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