The strands are long and soft material. Soft stands up to washing. Cats love the softness. It's very soft and snuggly.
Good size, and durable. Caveat, is it is heavy -weight wise.
Light soap in a bathtub and drip dry is the way to go. Hand wash with a mild soap and hang them to dry. There is a special coating and just a little bit of smell but that’s normal for these.
It seems decently heavy but very thin and not super comfy. Not anything like i was issued during two enlistments in the military. Blanket is warm and heavy but it disintegrated during the first cold wash?
It smells heavy duty of chemicals, like it was soaked in kerosene or something. Along with the wretched smell it is so fuzzy it is unusable. Good news is, i suspect moths will avoid this for health reasons.