I ordered this because I had a reward coupon and needed something other than flannel .What a great choice ! I ordered the red and was pleased as soon as I opened it. It's very soft and the weight is perfect. I would call it a medium weight ,towards the warmer side . I have not washed it yet ,so I cant comment on that . I have been so pleased overall with Eddie Bauer the last few years . I have bought so much of their stuff...shirts,pants,jackets...all of it ! My only complaint is if you are a woman who wears an XL their sizing is funny. I never wear an XXL except for Eddie Bauer and i have to pass on some coats because one size is too big and the other too tight. Its frustrating....but sweatshirts are great baggy...at least that's what i like !