I HATE these types of blankets, but it seems as if every Latino I know LOVES them. They are fuzzy since they tend to be made out of a micro-plush polyester fiber where the fabric does not breathe (does not allow air in or out) capturing the heat your body generates and that is how it keeps you super warm. I am allergic to these fabrics. I need to be 10 feet away from them and just the sight of them drives me nuts. Yet, I bet, at least one in every two Latino households owns one.