I purchased two sets of these last year, for Christmas (in Burgundy and Navy). The weight is wonderful, light enough not to feel bulky and uncomfortable, yet warm enough to keep out chills and drafts. They wash up beautifully! Mine stand up to kids, pets and daily use, and I've had them for eight months - longer than most throws last around here. I'm back because I need a few more, and thought they would make a nice holiday gift, as well. I really enjoy the fact that they are lightweight; I can quickly fold them up and toss them on a bench. They're great to keep on the bed too, just for naps or relaxing.