This is the warmest fleece ever! My daughter is a cold mortal, with very long arms, so finding something warm that fits her is a nightmare. I took a very deep breath before buying her clothing for a Christmas present (I always end up taking it back), but she absolutely loves this fleece. My niece, nephew and brother all got one from me too, and there have been no complaints, only praise. I have not washed mine yet, and was concerned that the very fluffy material might not wash well - but my daughter has washed hers, and says it is fine!