Better than fleece, better than wool, finely made, and best of all keeps us warm. High quality flannel, non-piling and substantial in weight, this is the best blanket I have ever used. I would recommend it highly, especially for those who are sensitive to wool or wool products like fleece. This fleece is even better than cotton, because it did not shrink using cold water, and retained its color well. I am going to buy another one to keep for guests.