This fleece has been my number one jacket this year. It's warm enough that I can wear it without layering it into the mid teen temperatures. I am so impressed with how warm it keeps me. And the fact that it's not hooded works out really well when I want to layer it with hooded jackets so I don't end up getting choked by two or three hoods. I had no problems washing it with the rest of my clothes in a warm/cold cycle and then tumble drying on low heat. It came out just as it went it, and I didn't notice any kind of shrinkage. My favorite article of winter clothing this year, for sure.