I really like the general design of this blanket - its perfect for taking to a late summer (or early summer) beach party that might go into the evening hours when it cools down, or to bring along on a car camping trip to have as an extra layer for chilly nights, or as a wrap on those cold mornings when its "your turn" to make the coffee.The general construction and materials are good, and the included stuff sack is a nice touch. I noticed that it lofted up quite a bit after being out of the stuff sack for 24 hours, so give it time if you remove it for the first time. The 40D nylon cover makes it more durable than others with 20D covers (though it weighs a bit more)No weird chemical or plastic smells, as is so common with items made in CHINA, which is good (something I was a bit worried about).My only complaint is that for the current price point (around $70), it does not represent a very good value. For the same, or even slightly less money, one can find similar blankets that are filled with actual down, or at the very least a name-brand fill material that has specific performance characteristics.The product description says it is machine washable, but the tag on the blanket essentially warns you not to wash it too frequently, and never to machine dry it. I assume this is because the generic polyester batting will clump up and lose its loft (my assumption but I'm not willing to test it and risk ruining the blanket). The recommendation on the attached label is to "wipe it off with a damp cloth" if it gets dirty.If the price was reduced by 30% I would give it a hearty endorsement, but at the current price point, I still recommend it with reservations. There are currently superior options on the market for the same (or less).
This blanket packs down and stuffs into a bag about the size of a loaf of bread, and is quite light.Very handy, nice extra layer. Use on extra cold nites when outdoors, if the bag isnt quite warm enuf, as a lap robe while reading etc.What we go it for is traveling, hotel rooms never have good blankets and I like the extra layer. This is perfect for that, especially how small it packs. Not only that but it has a carrying strap.
Super comfy and warm