I was a little skeptical after having read some of the review for this blanket. But I was so in love with it...I couldn't help myself and bought it anyway. It arrived in good condition. I immediately washed it on the gentle cycle of my washer. No problems there. I spread it across my bed and I made a little happy squeak. I really really like it. It's a light-ish blanket, but it keeps me very toasty.