My parents have several of these from Hong Kong, and this one is about 1/2 the weight (adjusting for size) than theirs. These are supposed to be heavy, yet flexible. So that you feel like you're in a cocoon. This one isn't really flexible (the damask cover is pretty stiff) and about the same weight as a regular down comforter. For those who aren't familiar with the real Chinese silk comfortors, this is an acceptable substitute for a down comforter, but doesn't approach the real thing in weight.