Cover is soft and has held up to one wash so far. The gray is a nice shade and it didn't wrinkle too badly after the dryer. Just wish these things weren't so much money (they're essentially two sheets sewn together). Doesn't have those things inside to hold the comforter in place but that's never been a problem for me as the blankets don't move much (and safety pins work in a pinch). But we wanted a soft, decent quality duvet and this was a good choice.