Warm, yet breathable, the super soft Microtec blanket from Pinzon is made from 100 percent polyester with a supple loft. Available in a choice of high-fashion colors and sizes, the blanket coordinates seamlessly with a wide range of Pinzon home decor and comfort pieces. The imported blanket is finished with a durably stitched hem all the way around, and it's machine washable and dryable. The King blanket measures 108 by 90 inches.
Top customer reviews
They are very thin and lightweight but also extremely silky smooth--they are equal to the softest blanket I've ever owned which was a Serta throw. You wouldn't think such a thin blanket could keep you so extremely warm but they do. These make my feet sweat sometimes and keep me super warm--you'd think it was a heated throw it keeps you so warm.
They are true to size. I bought the Full/Queen for my 15" full size memory foam and fits great with room to spare. I use it as a third layer in my bedding: this on the bottom, electric blanket in the middle, and quilt on top to fight the Midwest winters. I immediately noticed that this blanket keeps the heat from the electric blanket noticeably warmer. They hold in heat very nicely.
Buy this! You'll love it. And if you're looking for a gift for a hard to buy for person, I don't think you can go wrong with this at all and the wide range of colors should make it easy to find the right one. Easily 5 stars.
1. A Microtec blanket is a type of hybrid fleece blanket that is very soft. Typically, the blankets are constructed from man-made materials, although cotton fibers and other natural fibers may also be used. The blankets may shed when they are new, and they may also start to shed after aging a few years. With the proper care, you can prevent the Microtec throw blankets from shedding all over furniture and the floor, while still remaining soft and inviting
2. Wash the blanket in cold water. Use regular laundry detergent and the gentle cycle. During the rinse phase of the wash, add about ½ cup of vinegar to help prevent shedding and pour in one capful of fabric softener. Allow the wash cycle to finish.
3. Hang the blanket outdoors to dry. This will not only help prevent some of the fibers from shedding, but it will also cause loose fibers in the blanket to float away in the breeze.
4. Rub an adhesive lint roller all over both sides of the blanket to remove additional loose fibers to prevent shedding.
5. Wash the blanket about once a week until it stops shedding. Most blankets should stop shedding after two or three washes
6. If your blanket tends to "shed" in the washing machine, place it in a large pillow case and then put it in the washer.
Update 7/16/13: I've had more of a chance to use this now in warmer weather. It's comfortable and remains soft after a few washings in cold water as suggested. I don't hang it outside but instead start the drying process on the cool setting of the dryer until almost dry and then hang it on a drying rack. I don't know if I was one of the "lucky" ones to get a blanket that doesn't shed as much as others have said, but so far it's holding up well with the care instructions I'd found in my research.
I tried washing the blanket by itself on the misguided theory that washing it once might somehow reduce the shedding. Didn't help.
I should note that during the short period that he had it, my son loved the blanket because it was soft and warm. Even he agreed that the shedding was a problem, though. Obviously, the next blanket I buy for him will NOT be one of these!