It is the first 800 thread count duvet cover I purchased. It is indeed a lot heavier/thicker than my 300 thread count ones. The fabric is soft. However, I probably will continue order 300 thread count duvet covers in the future as the 800 thread count takes a lot more space in washer and seems unnecessarily thick. I am giving it a 4 star not because of quality, but simply feel it is more convenient to change and wash a 300 thread count duvet cover as I wash it every week.