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Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue

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Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue
 
3.6

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74%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice product but if these are their DOUBLE rolls, God help us!

For most of my life, I have been a devoted fan of Kimberly Clark products but recently my opinion of Scott Tissue has taken a beating.  To make a long story short, I...Read complete review

For most of my life, I have been a devoted fan of Kimberly Clark products but recently my opinion of Scott Tissue has taken a beating.  To make a long story short, I started shopping around for new toilet paper.  Among my experiments has been **Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue**.

**WHAT THIS IS:**

**Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue** is clearly a step up from what Scott Tissue is today.  ***Quilted Northern*** is a nice uniform, double-ply tissue sporting a neatly-crafted "quilted" pattern and wonderful softness.  The strength of **Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue** is not enough to write postcards home about but it still is a quality product.  What disturbs me is the **amount** of tissue in the package which presumably contains 12 double rolls (or the equivalent of 24 "regular" rolls).  If these are **really** double rolls by anybody's standards than God help us all because the regular rolls must be of pitiful dimensions indeed.

**HERE'S WHAT I REALLY LIKE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT:**

When I'm trying a new product for the first time, I tend to get nosy and prone to checking out the product's website, especially for feedback from other customers.  Sure enough, Georgia Pacific has been getting complaints from other customers about the size of the rolls, especially that the width of the rolls has been craftily reduced.  In another company's website, these negative remarks might have been loftily ignored or perhaps not included at all, but here is what I like about all this:  a reply was posted by a G.P. employee who admitted that the size of the rolls had been reduced.  In her words to a customer who raised the concern:

*... I understand your concerns. I can explain some reasons behind the changes. Because of today’s economy, cost is a factor. We made the decision to slightly reduce the roll to bring you the bathroom tissue you trust and not raise our price to retailers, which could pass on the cost to our customers. In addition, the change in roll width allowed us to reduce packaging and to generate transportation efficiencies which lessen our impact on the environment.* *If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post. We hope you'll continue to be a loyal consumer.*

**MY VIEWPOINT:**

**Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue** may not be the ultimate answer for me as far as toilet paper is concerned but I am impressed at the honesty of Georgia Pacific and their thoughtful responses to sometimes irate customers on their website **quiltednorthern.com**.  This may not be the best bathroom tissue value out there but I would surely recommend it as a close contender not only for its inherent quality but also the responsive integrity of its manufacturer.

Comfort
Nice, soft tissue.

Durability
It's okay in this regard.

Absorption
Pretty good.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

New Northern Soft and Strong is like Sandpaper!

I have been a devoted Northern user for decades. Seriously, I am a brand loyalist. But I am now going to switch brands. The New Northern Soft and Strong is rough and...Read complete review

I have been a devoted Northern user for decades. Seriously, I am a brand loyalist. But I am now going to switch brands. The New Northern Soft and Strong is rough and abrasive. I have always used Northern for removing mascara because the job doesn't require a whole facial tissue. The new Northern is too rough for makeup removal or any facial contact. In fact, it is irritating on any sensitive areas. Please mothers, do not use this on your infants! I do not want to switch to their Ultra Plush triple-ply because it is a rip-off. You get less TP by length and by squares per role. Plus, it is dusty. The original Northern was plenty soft enough. It was just right. I never found it to be "not strong enough." It was the perfect blend of softness and strength, and I have always liked the aesthetics of the quilts. If they change it back, I'll return. Otherwise, I'm on a search for new TP.

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5.0

Oh, so soft and strong!

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from USA

Comments about Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue:

I cannot say enough about Northern bath tissue. It is very soft and durable and really makes a sometimes not so pleasant experience more comfortable. Some bath tissues do are too soft and slippery and have no "drag" to get you clean, but Northern is soft and really feels like it is doing the job, without feeling like sand paper. I guess it is the deep quilting that gives this bath tissue the surface that well out performs all the other bath tissues I've used. This is by far my number one for my number two's!

Comfort
Northern has lots of softness and plenty of cleaning.

Durability
Northern stand up to the abuse we often give our bath tissue.

Absorption
Northern has never left me feeling wetness on my hands...it is very absorbent.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Soft and strong bathroom tissue

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from Vancouver WA

Comments about Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue:

This stuff sucks. I was thrilled when this toilet paper went on sale at my local store because I have always wanted to try it. It is everything it says it is. Soft and strong, but it leaves an incredible amount of lint! I feel like I need to use one of my son's wipes to get all the lint left behind cleaned up. Totally not worth paying regular price for. I bought a 12 pack and we have placed the rest in our emergency preparedness storage because honestly it would have to be an emergency before I used it again.

Comfort
The lint factor is very disturbing. It's pretty sad when the cheap toilet paper leaves less lint than the top brands do. It was soft and strong but I hated the nasty little pills it left behind.

Durability
It did hold up well and didn't disintegrate like some of the cheaper brands do.

Absorption
It absorbed well enough if you can get past the lint factor. I was able to clean up without anything soaking through to my hands. It also doubles well as tissue and the lint is not as bad when you are blowing your nose.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Very Poor Toilet Paper

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from USA

Comments about Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue:

I do NOT like this toilet paper. It leaves it's little 'friends' behind after usage. I also as a female, need to use more TP. I feel like showering after I go to the bathroom & cleaning up with this TP. I don't recommend it to anyone. If it's the only brand name at the store, that'd the only time I'd buy it. I'd only get one roll, at that anyways.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Quilted Northern Changed a Good Thing

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from USA

Comments about Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue:

At one time Quilted Blue was the best tiolet paper out here..It was so good the shelves were empty.and no one was buying the other brands...Then they made a quilted purple,that was to thick and clogged the tiolet...Then they had the nerve to change the quilted blue.., they changed the product..Now its like the competition..So after 8 years we have had to change tiolet paper..Why did they change it???

Comfort
Its too thick

Durability
Yes, its strong like a paper towel now..

Absorption
works its like having a maxi pad..In fact this tiolet paper could be rolled into a maxi pad its so thick.

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1.0

not worth the extra money at all, total junk.

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from Evansville, IN

Comments about Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue:

not worth the extra money you pay for better quality toilet tissue at all. it tears through everytime you try to use it. you can't start the rolls without ruining two or three layers below. You can't unroll it without almost every sheet tearing. I have toilet tissue pieces all over the bathroom and I am continuing to clean up all the time, especially now that my cat discovered it since it tears off so easily.

Comfort
it is soft.

Durability
not at all durabil, tears through too easily.

Absorption
I've used much better.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice product but if these are their DOUBLE rolls, God help us!

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from Oak Park, IL

Comments about Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue:

For most of my life, I have been a devoted fan of Kimberly Clark products but recently my opinion of Scott Tissue has taken a beating.  To make a long story short, I started shopping around for new toilet paper.  Among my experiments has been **Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue**.

**WHAT THIS IS:**

**Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue** is clearly a step up from what Scott Tissue is today.  ***Quilted Northern*** is a nice uniform, double-ply tissue sporting a neatly-crafted "quilted" pattern and wonderful softness.  The strength of **Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue** is not enough to write postcards home about but it still is a quality product.  What disturbs me is the **amount** of tissue in the package which presumably contains 12 double rolls (or the equivalent of 24 "regular" rolls).  If these are **really** double rolls by anybody's standards than God help us all because the regular rolls must be of pitiful dimensions indeed.

**HERE'S WHAT I REALLY LIKE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT:**

When I'm trying a new product for the first time, I tend to get nosy and prone to checking out the product's website, especially for feedback from other customers.  Sure enough, Georgia Pacific has been getting complaints from other customers about the size of the rolls, especially that the width of the rolls has been craftily reduced.  In another company's website, these negative remarks might have been loftily ignored or perhaps not included at all, but here is what I like about all this:  a reply was posted by a G.P. employee who admitted that the size of the rolls had been reduced.  In her words to a customer who raised the concern:

*... I understand your concerns. I can explain some reasons behind the changes. Because of today’s economy, cost is a factor. We made the decision to slightly reduce the roll to bring you the bathroom tissue you trust and not raise our price to retailers, which could pass on the cost to our customers. In addition, the change in roll width allowed us to reduce packaging and to generate transportation efficiencies which lessen our impact on the environment.* *If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post. We hope you'll continue to be a loyal consumer.*

**MY VIEWPOINT:**

**Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue** may not be the ultimate answer for me as far as toilet paper is concerned but I am impressed at the honesty of Georgia Pacific and their thoughtful responses to sometimes irate customers on their website **quiltednorthern.com**.  This may not be the best bathroom tissue value out there but I would surely recommend it as a close contender not only for its inherent quality but also the responsive integrity of its manufacturer.

Comfort
Nice, soft tissue.

Durability
It's okay in this regard.

Absorption
Pretty good.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

New Northern Soft and Strong is like Sandpaper!

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from Milford, MA

Comments about Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue:

I have been a devoted Northern user for decades. Seriously, I am a brand loyalist. But I am now going to switch brands. The New Northern Soft and Strong is rough and abrasive. I have always used Northern for removing mascara because the job doesn't require a whole facial tissue. The new Northern is too rough for makeup removal or any facial contact. In fact, it is irritating on any sensitive areas. Please mothers, do not use this on your infants! I do not want to switch to their Ultra Plush triple-ply because it is a rip-off. You get less TP by length and by squares per role. Plus, it is dusty. The original Northern was plenty soft enough. It was just right. I never found it to be "not strong enough." It was the perfect blend of softness and strength, and I have always liked the aesthetics of the quilts. If they change it back, I'll return. Otherwise, I'm on a search for new TP.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Quilted Northern Soft & Strong is not as strong as you expect

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from Chicago, IL

Comments about Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue:

I remember using Quilted Northern when I was little. I haven't been purchasing it for a long time because I tend to buy toliet paper with coupons and I hardly can find any coupons for this brand. I saw a 50% off sale in a store one day and I immediately bought several packages of them. I even told another customer in the store that this is one of the best toliet paper and you can never find such a good deal.

The toliet paper is soft, just like most of the other brands, but not as soft as I can remember. I think this may have been caused by the less noticable quilted pattern appearance? It has good absorbent. The best part is that it does not leave little paper bits like brands such as Cottonelle or Charmin. The problem is it is not that strong. It is stronger than Cottonelle but I can easily poke a hole in it after folding the paper twice. Don't expect this toliet paper to be as strong as Scott. Another annoying part is that it is very hard to peel out the paper when starting a new roll. The edge is completely sealed with glue and I often end up tearing open several layers in order to open a new roll. I see that a big issues for elderly people.

 
5.0

Soft and Strong

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from Apache Junction, AZ

Comments about Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue:

This is definitely the best toilet paper.  Sure there are some that are cheaper, but this one is strong soft durable and lasts.  I always buy it in the double rolls because they last longer and I hate running out

 
5.0

Quilted Northern is My Favorite Toilet Paper!

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from Roseville, MI

Comments about Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue:

I have tried so many different types of toilet paper.  There are some I would never spend my money on again.  Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Bathroom Tissue is my all-time favorite toilet paper!  I have been so impressed with the size of the rolls, how long it lasts in our house, and the quality of the paper itself.  We have been able to reduce the amount of toilet paper per use, while still providing the exact care needed to be dry and clean. 

The product provides comfort and strength, just as the packaging promises.  My daughter is young and usually uses so much toilet paper, but has really dropped the amount because she feels confident that she will be clean without a big wad.  I have a picky husband, and he also seems to be very satisfied with the quality and comfor this product provides.

I have been able to pair sales with coupons to get this at a very affordable price.  You have a customer for life.

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