I have dysautonomia and pots and heat intolerance and get very ill when overheating. The cooling side keeps me cool all night. It is lightweight and i will probably use this as my winter blanket.
This blanket is silky and light, and works like magic to keep me cool at night. It definitely has a cooling effect on one side initially. After using it for about 5 months - it is much cooler than not using it.
One side is made out of what would be used for cheap workout pants. The entire surface of the colling side has large, hard pilling. However, this is my fault -the blanket does look as pictured.
Blanket is now extremely uncomfortable and not cooling. I have an oscillating fan, but it doesn't make much of a difference. The cooling part works but be prepared for this blanket to look and feel absolutely hideous in about 2 months.
I use it instead of a sheet because it breathes/ventilates. Great, very comfortable and soft. The duvet seems to be well made.
The picture online appears lavender. The charcoal color is more blue than in the photo. It is all over the washing machine and it is dangerous for my kids.