I was so excited to get this. Spent more than I wanted, but thought what the heck, if it doesn't shed its worth it. I opened it and the first thing that hit me was the chemical smell. My next thought was wow so very soft! I love the feel. So I washed it hoping to get out the smell. Didn't work the first time and I noticed fuzz in the washer. So I did it again adding vinegar to the wash. Less smell, more fuzz. One more wash then into the dryer. Emptied the lint trap twice. I did follow the washing and drying instructions. Smell isn't as bad but still faintly there. Definitely pills all over the blanket. Hopefully with use/washings these will go away. I want to love it, I do love the feel. Not heavy but warm. Wish it didnt shed/pill like advertised and whats up with the smell??
Bought this blanket for my 16 year old son's room after it was remodeled. He loves soft blankets and this one was a big hit! He uses it year round with a blanket over it in the winter. We live in the Chicago area so it really is a nice year round blanket. Best part is that it doesn't shed, as other reviewers have reported. That is why I went with this one and haven't been disappointed.
This the softest blanket I have ever felt. So cozy on a cold night. I would recommend buying a size bigger that your ben, mine is a king and I wish it was just a little longer on the sides, but I still kept is because it IS so soft and comfy.