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.
The satin edge and softness of the wool are fantastic. They have a lovely blue chevron pattern and the binding is blue satin ribbon. It's very classy looking.
Not too heavy, not as soft as cashmere or merino but well made. I have this under a medium weight quilt and it is perfect for midwest winter.