Rated 2 out of 5 by Sandy12 Cozy soft and warm but pills
I've had a very similar throw, no name brand, for years and was very happy with it. So when I saw this one here on sale, I didn't think twice about purchasing. I I wanted to be careful with this one while washing, since my other one started to pill ever since I started putting in in the dryer. But the LL Bean one was pilling right after first wash, a lot. Only one side though, the nice plushy one stayed untouched. I thought drier would make it worse but it actually helped to pick up some pilings. Don't wash it with anything else, just itself or the other same throw. Great, now I have purple pilling on brown throw and brown ones on purple plus everywhere else once taking out of the washing machine. After couple of unsuccessful washes, I spent hours picking pilings up by hand. I wanted to use this during winter on my couch but due to pilings I couldn't. It is warm, and as a layer on my bed, it doesn't make mess. It's been almost 2 years now, still pills, not as horribly, but still does. Won't throw it out, but have only one non messy use for it now. So I don't understand all those no pilling comments. I was and still am careful with everything I wash
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reenie123 Love These Throws!
I ordered our first two throws about a year ago, trusting the great reviews. Am I glad I did! These are some of the best throws we've ever owned. Wash after wash, the quality remains and they stay so soft. No problems with shedding or stitching coming undone as we've had with purchases from other companies. I found the colors we received (Foggy Blue & Sea Grass) to be very true. We love them so much that I ordered one for my 91 year old aunt's birthday - she proclaimed it to be as soft as a baby's blanket! I just today completed another order of two for birthday gifts for friends in Colorado. Thank you, LLBean, for another quality product!
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyBeanCustomer58 Great throw
I bought one of these last winter for my dog to throw over him on his L.L. Bean dog couch and he loved snuggling up in this throw. It's very soft and comfortable. He was getting old and had arthritis, and the floors get drafty in the really cold weather, so this helped him out a lot. He passed away in the spring and now the dogs at the local shelter are using his throw and loving its snuggly comfort. It washes well, doesn't pill. I found it to be a great product. I also bought a second one for myself to snuggle under when I'm reading. Great product.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kisa Best.Blanket.Ever
I didn't think LLBean could improve on this blanket/throw, but they did. The "only" thing I didn't like about the original was that I wanted to use it as a blanket but it didn't quite cover my toes. So when I saw that LLBean had this in an oversize version, I bought it immediately. It didn't disappoint. It's super warm and plush; the most comfy, cuddly blanket I've ever had. Perfect size for a twin bed. It washes well and absolutely does not matt and pill like other (lesser but often more expensive) plush blankets. I don't know how LLBean does it but I've never been able to find a plush blanket that didn't matt, until now. Color choices are great (mine is a neutral khaki and goes with everything). Now that I have the oversize blanket/throw I can give the smaller one over to the kids for lounging on the sofa. They're hard on blankets but I don't need to worry about them ruining this one because it's truly indestructible.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by anniejn Amazing!
Thick, soft, and doesn't pill. Comes out of the wash looking perfect. I ordered the oversize in ivory and then the regular size in blue. Wish LL Bean would make them in a true off-white. The ivory is pretty dark.
May 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElizaAnne Comfy and Pretty
I purchased two of these throws, one in cranberry a while back and one in dark blue six months ago. They wash perfectly. I've had no problem with pilling or shredding. They're light weight but do a great job of keeping us warm on chilly days/evenings. I am considering a third purchase in a different color as a decorative touch for the guest room. I can't say enough nice things about these throws.
May 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anoka Shreds with each washing
Bought this for the living room couch, and it is a warm soft blanket and just what we wanted until I washed it. We had blanket lint all over the house and clothing, so I washed it again and the same thing happened - only more so! Regretfully I have to return this item.
April 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MidcoastAnnie LOVE this throw!!
I purchased this throw for my husband for Christmas. He loves it! It is very warm, light weight -- and best of all, doesn't collect hair from our constantly shedding long-hair cat! Fleece is pretty much not used in our home because of our (beloved) shedding feline. Her hair does not stick to this throw and it does not weave itself into the fabric like regular fleece. This throw was used and used this long cold winter. His favorite Christmas gift!
March 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by PattyPooh Perhaps mine was also defective!
I absolutely LOVED the beautiful, rich red color and for the first few washings, loved the softness and warmth. Then, all of a sudden, I began finding red fuzz on my clothes, my furniture, my carpet...everywhere! More washing made it even worse. It broke my heart to have to return it...it was so beautiful! I sure love LL Bean's wonderful return policy, for this pilling did not start right away, so with any other company, I would have just been out the money.
March 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Muggins Mine must have been defective!
After reading such wonderful reviews of this wicked plush throw, I was shocked that mine wasn't wonderful at all! Very soft, but I always wash new things, and after washing and drying it I have NEVER seen so much pilling, - large fuzz balls all over it. So I washed and dried it again, and again, and again. And it was still full of fuzz balls which would get all over my recliner and my clothes. I spent at least a half hour picking the fuzz off, and then gave up. This was not for me! I received it as a Christmas gift, so returned it and bought the Big Ben clock which I love. L.L. Bean is always wonderful about situations like this. But it is so odd that almost no one else's pilled (a few did, but very few) and most people said it did not pill at all!
February 17, 2014