Don't pay attention to those who complain about lint in the dryer, that's what these blankets are SUPPOSED to do. They must be washed and dried for the loft to become LUSH. This is one of the best deals I've found. Alot of blankets are still wimpy after washing ....NOT THIS ONE!! I got the soft blue, the color holds and is very substancial. I plan to buy several more as gifts (if I can bear to give them away!) GO for it, you WON'T be sorry.