Thursday, June 28, 2018

11 Weighted Blankets That Won’t Weigh Down Your Wallet

Mosaic Weighted Blanket


Mosaic weighted blanket for adults has by far the widest and most eclectic range of fabrics on the market (Day of the Dead or Emoji anyone?). I tried their 14-pound blanket in the more subdued Dove Grey Batik cotton fabric, which measures 42 by 72 inches and costs $195.

Our review: The thinnest, least bulky of the lot, it really hugs the body and molds to your anatomy more than the others do. With less fabric, the pellets seem to touch the body more directly, giving the feel of a firm hug. Once you’re under this blanket, it’s hard to get up again — you’re too warm and snug. One possible downside: You can easily feel the inner pellets when touching the blanket, and the pellets make a bit of a noise when you shift around, like the sound a bean bag makes when you sink into it. If you’re a light sleeper (and you probably are if you’re reading this article), this could be an issue for you (or your partner).

Gravity Blanket


Think of the Gravity Blanket as the celebrity of weighted blankets. The buzzed-about bedding raised nearly $5 million last year on Kickstarter (they raised $150k on the first day). I gave their 20-pound blanket a test run (they also have a 15- and 25-pound option). It comes in just one color — metallic gray — and costs $249 a pop.

Our review: Although the heaviest blanket that I tried, it didn’t feel that way — the weight is nicely spread out, thanks to the fabric’s grid-like pattern, which evenly distributes the poly-pellets throughout. And the soft microfiber plush fleece fabric — combined with the blanket’s thickness — is luxurious and soothing. You feel a bit like a forest creature burrowing underground for the winter when under the Gravity — a good thing.

The company claims the breathable material means you won’t get too hot while sleeping, but I did find it a little warm, and ended up kicking it off during the night. It feels ideal for colder weather, but maybe not so much during the summer months. That could also be down to the heavier weight — perhaps the 15-pound blanket is a better option, depending on your own height and body weight.

Bottom line — it’s minimalist in style, extra comforting, and expensive. If you’re someone who appreciates the finer things in life, then this is the blanket for you.

Calmforter


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The Calmforter (get it?) comes in just one size — 12 pounds and measuring 60 by 80 inches. It’s the most practical of the bunch (and at a cost of $179, the most affordable, too). You’ve got a choice of just five standard colors — I tried the gray. One side is a silky-soft, minky fabric, while the other has rows of raised bumps, designed as a calming tool for people who like to fidget.

Our review: If you like the idea of sleeping under a mink coat (let’s be honest, who wouldn’t?), then this one’s for you. Like the Magic Blanket, it’s on the lighter side. The company suggests folding the blanket once over if you want it to be heavier. You’re meant to tie the inside insert to the cover to prevent the insides from bunching up, but our blanket seemed to be missing some ties, so the insert did separate at times from the cover. The blanket feels roomy, a plus if you move around a lot while sleeping. And those funny bumps that are meant to calm anxiety? They actually work!

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