I was looking for a blanket that the feel of a down comforter without the warmth. I also needed a specific color to match the redecorating that I did. This blanket did the job! I love curling up with it at night and I love that I don't wake up drenched in sweat with it. The material is extremely soft and silky and the two different patterns on each side is a plus. I haven't washed it yet, so I hope that it holds up in the wash.