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.
This blanket provides the year-round flexibility to use it as an added layer to keep warm during cooler temperatures. The quality is good but it would probably snag if animals were allowed on it.
Only issue is that it sheds fuzzies everywhere. Also there was very little lint left in the washer or dryer.
This blanket is very soft and luxurious. The softness of this blankets feels very nice. Right out of the bag this blanket is buttery soft.
The threads are virtually impossible to keep from snagging or pulling, even with the most gentle of care. It also snags very easily. But it has many snags, straight out of the packaging.