Much like the Miran build last month, I feel like I rushed too early into my top ten. Dr. Hart’s weighted blanket might be one of the best on the market right now, especially in the non-bespoke side of things. There are issues with the build, but they are fairly standard problems with the prefab market. the benefits are astounding. I have not seen another build on the market with this level of attention to detail, and while that means a slightly higher price, it is still more than affordable. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of this decidedly amazing build, let’s look at the reasons to buy a weighted blanket.
Why Should I Buy a Weighted Blanket?
There are a fair few reasons to check out a weighted blanket, though you might find it hard to believe some of the near-magical claims made about them. I didn’t believe them either, but a month spent researching, confirming studies and writing up the results has me mostly convinced. Reaping the benefits of using one has me convinced the rest of the way. Weighted blankets make sleep easier for pretty much everyone.
They can be used to reduce anxiety, alleviate depression, treat insomnia, deal with anger issues and have been shown to help those with spectrum or attention disorders. All due to something called deep touch pressure. when pressure is applied to the body you release serotonin, melatonin and a few other hormones. These are what alleviate the symptoms, and aid in achieving deep, restful sleep. If you want a better night’s sleep, or suffer from something more severe, then you need to check out weighted blankets.
Dr Hart’s Weighted Blanket Build Quality & Materials
This is a very special build. The outer material is 100% premium grade cotton, and I have gone into detail in the past as to why I am such a big fan of this material. It sits in the happy middle ground of breathable, comfortable and durable, whereas lesser material makes a sacrifice in one area or another. It allows the build to breathe nicely, and if you sleep on memory foam you want something that will help mitigate the heat retention inherent to memory foam. The cover can be removed as well, allowing you to easily clean the thing. That sounds like a silly thing to laud, but after testing out several dozen different builds, I can say that the vast majority of builds do not come with a removable cover. The look of the build is rather nice too, using an alternative sewing pattern, with smaller pouches. it means the pellets are more evenly distributed than in other builds. There are no color options though, but seeing as this is being marketed primarily to adults that should not be a deal breaker. Overall, off to a great start with this one.
On the inside, we have even more to impress.The inner fabric is again cotton, for all the same reasons as above, while the weight is added by quartz beads. This is a new one for me, though I suspect that they might be very similar to glass. They claim that they are the best material for weight distribution, but that is fairly hard to test for. I can say that this was one of the most comfortable designs to sleep under for me, and the weight distribution was amazing, but then with that fancy new pouch pattern whose to say why it feels so good. You do have to wash the build by hand though, so this is far from the most utilitarian design. There is only the one size option as well, the 60 ” x 80 “, and if you have a smaller bed then that will not do. A properly fitted weight blanket should have zero hang off, else the weight distribution is off. In terms of weight, we have the standard three, 15 lbs, 20 lbs, and 25 lbs. It hits as large a part of the market as possible, but I don’t quite fall into that part. A weighted blanket should weigh between 8-12% of your total body weight, and while I can confirm that the 15 lbs option felt great, it didn’t feel perfect.
Dr. Hart’s Weighted Blanket Overall Review
Probably my favorite weighted blanket on the market right now. The combination of bespoke level materials, that lovely cotton outer layer, and the unique weight material makes this a blanket that you have to check out. There are too few firms right now that can match this in terms of quality, especially off the rack. This is a truly bespoke experience, at a price that is far below the best on the market right now. The only issue is the lack of size options. If you sleep in a smaller bed then it becomes a little difficult to recommend you buy this, unless you feel like ungraded that first.
Dr. Hart’s Weighted Blanket Pricing & Returns Policy
This level of quality does come with a bit of a premium price tag though. On average you can expect to pay around $65 more for a Dr. Hart weighted blanket, which I think is more than fair, especially when you read the warranty. The smallest build, the 15 lbs option, is $199.99, the medium build, the 20 lbs option, is $225.99, and the largest build, the 25 lbs option, is $249.99. That large one is a little up there, especially considering the price of some of the true bespoke made to order weighted blankets on the market, but the smaller sizes are pretty well priced.
The warranty is where Dr. Hart really blows the competition away. I started my product reviews with mattresses, fun times, and they all had excellent warranties. I soon discovered when I moved onto other products that they are nearly unique in that. Most products these days come with simple, 1 year of limited coverage that seems remarkable anti-consumer to me. weighted blankets are usually the same, but that is not the case for the Dr. Hart, you get a lifetime warranty with this weighted blanket. Literally unheard of in this business, and puts it ahead of every other firm out there. I still recommend you get one on Amazon.com, for their consumer protection policies, because we can never have enough for those.
Dr. Hart’s Weighted Blanket – Is it Worth it in 2018?
Overall, one of the best designs on the market right now. The price is excellent, the materials used are a cut above the average and the warranty really knocks the competition out of the park.
Quite possibly the best build on the market if you don’t want to go fully custom. The outer material is pure cotton and removable which is extremely rare. The customer pouch pattern seems to make a real difference in the weight distribution, which is also no doubt buoyed by the use of a quartz crystal over glass or poly pellets. The weight and size options are fine, though really there is where this build stumbles a little. The price is great and the warranty is better. If you fall into the right category, then you need to heavily consider this build, there are few out there that can match, and none that surpass.
Micro Plush Cover Included
Higher Price Point
Limited Sizing Options
Dr Hart's weighted blankets are made from premium materials but also come with a premium price tag. This may be a good option for customers looking for a more bespoke blanket, though. We wish they were available in more sizes too.