I have bought many Lands End throws over the years which I'm very pleased with. They wash well, are robust, are great for travelling, inside and outside and don't slip and slide around. In other words, they are extremely practical! I'm very disappointed the old style fleece is no longer available. I'm afraid I don't have faith in the practicality and longevity of the new plush variety. It's aiming for luxury and that's not what I want plus it crackles with electricity! Sorry!