I ordered 2 of these for our king sized bed, since I tend to hog the covers. RIght out of the package they were soft and fluffy and had no "new comforter" smell. They are lightweight but very warm and cozy! In fact, the first morning after putting them on the bed, we both over-slept! Our two small dogs love it too, they don't waste any time digging around "nesting". We all snuggle in and fall right to sleep. The outside material is very soft. We are very happy with this product!