I would classify it as light to medium in thickness due to the fact that there isn't much alternative down fill in the squares. For California chill it's adequate, but for Wisconsin chill, look elsewhere (unless you keep your heat high). It is Incredibly soft - I have sensitive skin on my face and it doesn't bother me. The coziness factor is very high. I bought the Tobacco color - it is true dark brown and matches our dark leather sofa very well. All 5's except for the fabric quality - a bit thinner than expected. I have many Columbia fleece jackets and this fleece is woven much looser than the jackets. Overall good buy.