I wear this practically every morning during the colder months. I love how heavy it is, and you probably will too. It's not as absorbent as cotton robes, but I usually dry off before I put this robe on so it's not an issue. It still looks great after many, many washes. What else? Oh, weirdly, it does get a little hot when I'm blowdrying my hair. I suppose that means it keeps heat in well?
I have had this robe for 4 years, worn almost daily and laundered at least once a week. It is extremely soft, does not stain easily and continues to hold up very well. I ordered 2 for my guest house and everyone loves them to snuggle in the mornings or after taking a bath. Great brand and quality product. It runs a little bit large but then you want a roomy robe to lounge in. I normally wear a small and this one is made for a combination s/m, which is the sizing up mentioned. I just roll up the sleeves.
This robe is nice - quality good but I'm a size 6/8 and the S/M barely closed in front - not even enough overlap to maintain modesty. I see other reviewers had the same complaint - I guess Ill be reading reviews more carefully in future.