I purchased two different throws in order to test the quality of each one. The cashmere/bamboo combo is soft and comfortable to cuddle under. The weight is not very heavy but the quality for the price is excellent. If compared to other throws that I've purchased for twice the price, then I would highly recommend this one for a lighter cover. I live on the coast so it doesn't get much colder than 40 in the winter (which can also be in the summer) so this is perfect for couch sitting. I also purchased another throw from Overstock: Cashmere showroom rayon made from bamboo velvet. It was about $20.00 less and was actually heavier weight than the cashmere and I preferred the softness of the bamboo rayon over the cashmere/bamboo blend. Either one will be a warm addition to your home. The cashmere blend throw has nice twisted ends that are knotted. The bamboo velvet also has twisted ends that are knotted but it also has a hand stitched edging that looks more substantial and finished. I haven't laundered them yet but will use a home dry cleaning solution when I do. Both suggest dry cleaning, which was one of the reasons I gave a 4 star rating instead of 5.