I have to admit that I had my doubts considering the price that this would be anything but a thin "cheap" throw but I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. It is just perfect to keep warm while watching TV or lounging. It's also great to throw on the bed when the nights are extra cold. It is about medium weight and very soft, warm and comfy. I have had to do battle with my dogs to keep them from hogging it and my granddaughter keeps trying to steal it. It is also long enough to cover me because it is a little less than 6 ft long (70") and is nice and wide. It would work on a twin bed. I bought it on a promotion so I got it for less than the regular price. In fact I bought two with different colors. I like the one with the green stripe through it better than the brown one but that is just me. I think these would be flying off the shelf if they weren't so "masculine" looking. The down alternative is great for me because of allergies. I haven't washed it or dried it yet so that remains to be seen. I plan on following the instructions using a gentle wash and dry cycle.
I was a bit worried this blanket wasn't heavy enough when I opened it up, but within seconds of laying under it, I was convinced. It's warm and toasty, the sherpa fleece is so soft and reflects heat back down on to you quickly. It's like wrapping up in a cloud. The top layer of fabric is a cotton feel, bit lighter than flannel, but it's soft like a flannel material. I am in love with this blanket.