My son needed a something-that-does-it-all comforter, and this seemed to fit the bill of blanket to keep him warm, stylish comforter, durable bed covering for a college dorm. Trying to find something for a guy to take to college that covered all of the needs wasn't easy in our little hometown with a hall (not a real mall). Overstock.com had the perfect item at a great price and shipped it in time, at no additional cost, for the start of college (yes, I waited till the last minute to order). This is heavy (good for the Flagstaff, AZ, temperatures at 7000 feet), seems to be very well made with heavy stitching, and I am hoping that it'll hold up for 2 or 3 years. There will be lots of punishment with books, laundry baskets, people, grocery bags, etc... finding their way to it on a constant basis. Plus, it was one that my son actually liked. What college guy doesn't like denim?