I have been overly critical this month. I got a set of four different builds to test out, and three of four of them did not quite fit me. I need a 12lbs build, and you would be surprised how rare they are in the prefab market. I use a custom build as my day to day weighted blanket, and so most of the prefab builds feel a little less than ideal. Thankfully there was one that came in the right weight class at base, in this case, the Active Corner. And it’s not bad. All weighted blankets, assuming you get the right weight, will do what you need them to do, it’s why the majority of my reviews are fairly positive, except in a few key places, and if you are on the lower end of the scale then the Active Corner is one to consider. But before you consider, you need to determine if a weighted blanket is right for you.
Why Should I Buy a Weighted Blanket?
Weighted blankets are amazing. They help with anxiety, depression, anger issues, autistic spectrum disorders, attention disorders and insomnia. Sounds like literal magic, but it turns out there are a number of studies out there that corroborate all of these claims. I wrote an article examining this and left links to the studies on that article found on site.
It works as a result of something called deep touch pressure, or the hug effect. When pressure is applied to the body you release serotonin and melatonin, and a number of other hormones, all of which help with the above issues. So if you suffer from any of them, or you just want a better nights’ sleep, then you owe it to yourself to get a weighted blanket, it will help.
Active Corner Weighted Blanket Build Quality & Materials
The Active Corner build is far from the most impressive on the market, and with its limited weight sets, it is applicable to only a small segment of the market. There is no removable cover with this one, though they do offer one separately. I am not a fan of having to buy a removable cover, it should come as standard. Without it, it makes cleaning far more difficult than it needs to be, but with t you tend to get a poly-cotton blend, so hardly ideal. Here the cover material, that is non-removable, is made from 100% cotton, sitting in that nice middle ground between durability, breathability and porousness that the likes of a mink poly-blend cannot compete with. There are no color options here, just the simple boring adult grey, which is fine, a lot of the builds that are marketed to adults are this color, but I would still have liked to see a few.
The inside of this build is pretty good. It uses 100% cotton on the inside, an industry standard, and the weight is added via poly pellets. I like poly pellets, but I prefer glass. Glass has a better weight distribution, but it comes with some downsides in terms of utility that poly pellets does not come with. You can wash a poly based build in a machine, and dry it in one too. Granted, you need to be careful, and you need to keep the heat low, but it greatly reduces the amount of time it takes to clean the thing. There are zero weight and size options, which is bad for the majority, but I worked in my favor for a change. I use a 12lbs build, and the Active Corner model is exactly that. A 60 ” x 80″ 12lbs model. A properly fitted weighted blanket should weight between 8 and 12 percent of your body weight, and it should not hang off your bed. If there is hang off then it messes with the weight distribution. The Active Corner weighted blanket seller page makes a few claims that I have found no evidence to support, such as folding the blanket to double the weight or hanging it off one side of the bed to half it, but I do not trust that at all. Get a weighted blanket that fits correctly and you will be fine.
Active Corner Weighted Blanket Overall Review
This month has me beset with builds that lack a removable cover. At this point, I feel as if I should ignore the facet, but seeing as there are a number of high-quality options on the market that have one, I don’t think I will be doing that. The cotton outer material is great, and the use of poly pellets is not bad. Poly has its downsides, but it is also standard. Bit of a watchword for this one, a standard build, hopefully, the price can sell it.
Active Corner Weighted Blanket Pricing & Returns Policy
With only one option available the Active Corner pricing section becomes both easier for me to write and less lucrative too. The build comes in at $131.99, which is far from a bad price. I have seen a number of models on the market that match this one at higher prices, and few that are below it in this range. Not the best, but far from the worst.
The warranty is the standard weighted blanket 1 year of limited coverage warranty. I am not a fan, but then I got my start with mattresses, and they have some of the best warranties on the market by far. Here you need to make sure at the point of delivery that you have no defects, else getting a refund might be a touch difficult. I recommend you buy from Amazon.com, in order to take advantage of their consumer protection programs as well. That extra slice of peace of mind is a godsend in tough spots with their sellers.
Active Corner Weighted Blanket – Is it Worth it in 2018?
The Active Corner is not the best model on the market, but it is fairly cheap and quite focused on what it sets out to do. The use of cotton as a cover material is great, though the fact that it cannot be removed is a bit of a downside. The plastic pellets are not the best, but they work, and that is what we want a weighted blanket to do. The price is okay, and if you can find it at a discount then you need to at least check this model out.
A cotton cover material is always great to see, but the use of plastic pellets and the middle of the road price makes it harder to recommend the Active Corner wholly. Might be worth considering if you find it at a good price.
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At full retail price, the Active Corner weighted blanket is a miss. The quality and features are in line with much cheaper options. Unless you can find one of these blankets at a steep discount, we recommend looking elsewhere.