I wanted a lined, waffle-weave robe to replace a 15-year-old, lightweight terry-lined cotton robe that I've held onto because I couldn't find anything like it. I read all the reviews of this robe and thought it would be thin; however, I was disappointed to find out that it was much heavier than the reviewers stated. My "old" robe was light enough to use year-round. This one is better suited for cool/cold weather. The good news is that t's nice looking and well made. The other bad news is that it's cut like a mans' robe so it doesn't have extra room to spare around the hips. I'll keep it, but I'll have to continue my search for the perfect robe!