Good product for the price

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Gustavius from Orange County, CA on Saturday, December 29, 2012
Bought this in the charcoal color. Having purchased thermalogic panels in the "natural" color, I would agree with other reviewers that the "natural" had a butter-yellow undertone.

Overall nice product. It's difficult to find panels that are each 80 inches wide, with the standard being around 50 inches for each panel. As we had to cover a 70 inch wide window, having the extra length was nice, as it allows some pleating even when the panels are closed. (The other option would have been to buy 4 panels to get the proper draping for a window of that width.) It blocks out the light nicely, and looks pretty good for the price.

One major caveat -- the curtains are very wrinkled and have a REALLY strong odor coming out of the package. After hanging them for 2 days with the windows open (and even throwing them in the dryer with a damp cloth and a dryer sheet), they continued to smell *really* bad. As we were using this in a bedroom, the smell was quite noticeable and bothersome. To deal with the smell, I ended up putting them in the washer. They survived the wash without too much issue. I put them in the dryer on "low" and one panel shrunk in height about 2 inches (yikes!). I put the others in the dry on "extra low" and took them out while still slightly damp, and they did not shrink at all. This took care of the smell issue, thankfully.

Overall, I am glad I bought these and would recommend them, though with the above caveats. They serve their intended purpose, look reasonably nice, for a fraction of the cost of custom panels.
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