The winter nights in my part of Georgia vary in temperature so much that it can be hard to know what blankets to use when making the bed. The lows can range from the 30's and below to 60's and above- in the space of a single week. Layering is a must, if you want to be warm enough without overheating. This blanket is just the ticket for that. Not too hot for the warmer nights by itself, and just the right amount of loft with a bedspread or blanket on the coldest nights. If it were down, it would probably be even more comfortable all year round. However I chose this to replace a lightweight down comforter due to allergies, and have not been dissapointed.