Not too many of these reviews left, and it seems my final two are remarkably similar. A bare-bones build from Buzio, finely crafted to be sure, but a little to bulk manufacture for my liking. It means that the sizes and weights are severely limited, and if you weigh less than 140lbs then you will have to look elsewhere. There are a number of low-cost bespoke options on the market right now, so I am sure you will find what you are looking for. Back to the Buzio, and for those that fall into the right category, there is a lot to like here. But first, who is this product for?
Why Should I Buy a Weighted Blanket?
From my perspective, weighted blanket are for everyone. There are so many benefits to using a weighted blanket, and not just for those with mental health issues. While it is true that much of the early research into the effects of weighted blankets and clothing was focused on children on the Autistic Spectrum or with Attention disorders, latter-day studies have shown some interesting results for pretty much everyone.
They work in the same way as a hug, pressure on the body releases serotonin, relieving the effects of anxiety, anger, and other mental health issues. It also facilitates better sleep, for those with and without insomnia, and if you want to rest better, then you have to try out a weighted blanket.
Buzio Weighted Blanket Build Quality & Materials
More and more of the builds I look at come with a major caveat on the outer layer. A lack of a removable cover is not a deal breaker, but seen as all weighted blankets come in nonstandard sizes, finding a cover that fits is a chore. Here we at least have a nice cotton outer layer, 100% good stuff. Durable, comfortable and breathable, that happy trifecta of features in spades. The Buzio is a wonderful blanket in terms of core feel. There are no color options, instead of going for a simple grey look, that works, but is far from unique in this market. The diagonal cuts look nice though and are a nice change from the usual straight up squares that most firms go with.
Inside we have more cotton, which is standard, so not much of a boon, and poly pellets. Unlike other poly pellet builds out there, here we have a smaller pellet. It leads to a result that is far closer to glass pellets, and the weight distribution is amazing as a result. The usual benefits to plastic are here too, able to be machine washed and dried with ease, assuming you keep the temperature nice and low. If you want a high-quality weight feel in addition to the easy cleaning then there are literally no other options on the market for you right now. There are only two weight options right now though, and that lack of variety is a major downside. You have to fall into a very narrow window in order to reap the benefits of the Buzio build. Both are 60″ x 80″, so a big bed is a must, and the weights are limited to 15lbs and 20lbs. If you weigh less than 140lbs or more than 220lbs then you will have to look elsewhere.
Buzio Weighted Blanket Overall Review
I like the core materials used, and the use of a smaller pellet leads to a major boost in the core feel, but overall this is shaping up to be a bit of a lackluster build. The lack of options in terms of both size and weight leaves much to be desired, and the while I can certainly see a market for this, it is a small one. If you are still with me, if you have both a large bed and weigh between 140lbs and 220lbs, then you may be in for a real treat.
Buzio Weighted Blanket Pricing & Returns Policy
Only two options again for the Buzio, and price wise we are below the average. The 15lbs blanket is $153.99, while the heavier 20lbs blanket is $168.99. The market average in this size and weight range is $200-250, so a fair saving here. Unfortunately, the Good Knight, an extremely similar prefab weighted blanket, undercuts the price by $40. Still, this is fairly priced and well worth considering.
The last issue to discuss is the warranty, or near lack of warranty. All weighted blankets come with a bad warranty, typically a single year of limited coverage, even the bespoke options are guilty of this. It means that unless you can prove a factory fault then you aren’t getting your money back. Thankfully the Buzio is sold on Amazon, and if you do run into issues you can escalate to them. Amazon have some of the best consumer protection policies on the market, and anytime I have run into issues with sellers they have backed me up to my satisfaction.
Buzio Weighted Blanket – Is it Worth it in 2018?
The Buzio is an interesting build. Very similar to other weighted blankets, but with one very nice bonus, the finer poly pellets, leading to a blanket that feels arguably better than a similar bespoke option, but at two thirds the price. The biggest issue is the that that there are so few options available. Prefab weighted blankets tend to not fit me, or my bed, and if you fall outside the weight range then you will have to look elsewhere. If you do happen to land in the weight range, and you own a very large bed, then the Buzio is well worth checking out.
Several Size/Weight Options Available
Removable Cover Not Included
Buying a Cover Separately Makes it Less of a Bargain
Buzio weighted blankets are a good budget option for those who don't care about the additional features of a more expensive blanket. The lack of a removable cover is a negative, but it's hard to complain much at this price point.