I was looking for a bedspread/blanket that would be easy to shake off loose dog fur, since I own a Golden and a Scottie who occupy our king sized bed with or without us being in it. This item is smooth, sturdy, beautiful and REVERSIBLE which was a great surprise. My only concern is that it is so heavy duty and large that I might not be able to throw it in my regular washing machine without overloading it. We will see...but it STAYS on the bed nicely and is wonderfully comfortable. Not too heavy for my sensitive feet.
Finally, a full-coverage king-size spread that reaches all the way down all sides of the bed! It is a light-weight coverlet -- not for keeping warm, it's for top dressing the bed with a clean, smooth look. The dark teal blue color was chosen since our doggies jump on the bed. Easy to wash.
I didn't have high expectations for the price, but this blanket is well made and generously sized with plenty of overhang on our deep king mattress. I washed it before using and followed the care instructions on the tag. It washed beautifully - no shrinkage. I initially ordered the Trooper color, and have ordered a second in Cadet. As others have commented, our dogs like to lay on our bed more than their own and their fur doesn't seem to cling to this fabric as it has to most quilts that we've owned. It is a great weight which will get year round use in our moderate climate.
I ordered the taupe color and it's a bit darker in person than the thumbnail online. Looks great and fits perfect on my kind size bed. It's a lighter weight blanket (not too light though). I'm using it as my summer comforter and so far it's been perfect.