Rated 5 out of 5 by ILoveLLBeansBlanket Warm, Light, Quick to dry
I had wanted to buy one, because people outside this website raved about it for not shedding. Just slept in it last night (east coast). I tend to get cold before everyone else. But this one is unbelievably warm.
I folded it in half to create two layers,which I had hoped to deliver the same result with my old poly blanket on my pure wool blanket this past week. Our a/c does not change.
Shortly after I turned in, I ended up pushIng the top half of LL Bean blanket off, because it was too warm. I was marveling all night & slept tight, because I knew there will not be any need for me to worry about being chilly around dawn. Neither do I have to be oppressed by my old pure wool blanket (I could feel its weight & hated it whenever I had it on).
For something so warm, maybe you would guess it takes a lot of time to dry? At least that's what I speculated. I was wrong.
I do not dry clothes or bedding items in the public laundromat. So I had prepared myself to air dry it for days on end. But it was shaken off a lot of water after the washer run. A few hours in the air, a quick blow dry with my hair dryer, it was ready for me.
The only other test I need to put it under is shedding. I just noticed 9 percent poor reviews were aimed at this issue - surprise! But someone there clarified that a flannel sheet could trigger it. I use cotton sheets. We will see. I might even update my review in a few weeks.
But even if shedding happens, the other features accommodate my needs like no other brands, it is a keeper for me. Thank you, LL Bean, I never thought a warm blanket can be so light (& therefore nice). Disclaimer: I do not like the color or the rest of the colors offered, so the color did not sway me. I didn't get any discount, either. Moreover, I had made only a few purchases at LL Bean in the past, because in general, I am turned off by its generous cut. But, I adore this blanket.
If you are my opposite, try the down blanket version. I ordered & returned it without opening the box- - very heavy.
July 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutdoorBreeze Wonderfully Cozy
This blanket is a nice weight and packs more than adequate warmth - not too lightweight, nor too heavy. Works great in the Upper Midwest late Spring and early Summer temperatures. I haven't slept so well in ages. The gold color is quite lovely - and a nice change from the usual blues and greens that I often purchase. Excellent quality and a reasonable price with the use of coupons. Another great LLBean product.
June 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NN4CR Heaven can wait
Feels like sleeping under an angel's wing.
May 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Purdygal Soft, warm and snuggly . . .
My husband has dementia and is always cold.. I was at my wits end . . and then I saw this blanket. PERFECT. We sleep with the same bottom sheet but separate blankets and comforter ( also an LLBean). He gets wrapped up in his twin-size blanket and I get to sleep. Next purchase, a blanket for me. Thanks L.L.BEAN.
May 6, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by stampqueen Thermal Zone Fleece Blanket
I returned one of these blankets due to a line running vertically through the blanket. After waiting 2 mos for a replacement....the new blanket has 2 vertical lines through it about 2ft apart.
The blanket is very warm....however, for a blanket over $100, I expect a better quality blanket
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DeborahG Home Run!
This is the first King blanket I have ever owned that is long enough to both tuck in AND cover your shoulders. The first time I used it, I had to double check that it wasn't, in fact, an electric blanket. I felt IMMEDIATE warmth. Would definitely recommend this blanket.
April 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MinnesotaPaul Elegant
The most luxurious fleece I have ever seen.
March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beth704 Ordered another one
This blanket is so wonderful, I ordered my second one. It is so soft and WARM. My husband gets to hear me say "I love you and this blanket every night"
February 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Searchingfordeals This Fleece Blanket is the Best!
Absolutely love this blanket. Soft and warm, it is perfect for cold California nights. You won't want to get out of bed in the morning! I especially like the fact that it is long and stays tucked in. Monogramming was perfect too. Good job L.L.Bean.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Halbrooke Terrific
Warm and comfortable beyond all my expectations.
February 25, 2015