This duvet set is really great so far. It is actually quite soft! The rectangle pillow and two pillow cases are both the reversible sides of the duvet as well. The actual insert I would probably consider medium warmth. Not super light, not super heavy. The solid blue pillow is like a soft velour type fabric. Everything seems to be well made, I'm impressed with the quality of the extra throw pillows. I also washed the duvet and pillowcases before use and had no problems with laundering, shrinkage, color bleed or anything. Comes out quite wrinkle free. Very happy with my purchase! Goes well with light blue sheets, it's a nice balance to all the green.