Always good to get my hands on a handful of new blankets. The Dream hug model is not bad, frankly, it’s the best non-glass build I have used in a while. The price for me is the main selling point, an across the board reduction has been applied to it, and it makes even the heaviest of builds very affordable. If you find yourself in the higher end, the Dream Hug might be the right weighted blanket for you. But before we decide that, we need to figure out who weighted blankets are for in the first place.
Why Should I Buy a Weighted Blanket?
Weighted blankets are very nearly magical. When I got this project I was skeptical, but I have been using one for the last several months, and all the claims made about them have turned out to be true. I read that they would alleviate stress, reduce depression, help with insomnia, and general sleep issues. Sounded like magic, so I looked into it. There are numerous studies that back up those claims, studies from all over the world, unconnected. So it was all true, and anecdotally, my weighted blanket has granted me the best sleep in my life, and a major reduction in my day to day anxiety. If you suffer from some kind of anxiety, or you just want a better night’s sleep, then you owe it to yourself to at least try out a weighted blanket. There are dozens of models on the market right now, and for the most part, they all work as intended, there is sure to be something out there in your price range.
Dream Hug Blankets Weighted Blanket Build Quality & Materials
Best to look at the top of the build. The Dream hug model comes with a removable cover, and if you are a regular reader of my weighted blanket reviews, and who isn’t, then you will know that that is a rarity. Granted, the cover is made of a poly-cotton blend, but at least it is a mink-like fabric. The comfort factor is up, but you do tend to lose out in terms of porousness. It means you best have a non-heat retaining mattress, like a gel memory foam blend or the like. I still use an old-school memory foam model, and as a result, sleeping with the Dream Hug was a little hot. I removed the cover and found it a far more cooling experience. Beneath that is 100% pure cotton, and I far prefer that as a cover material. If you want something more plush though, then the Dream hug has you covered, no pun intended. Having a removable cover is a major boost to the overall utility though, as then you can clean it separately, and get a little more life per clean. Overall, a good start to the review this.
On the inside, we have the cotton, as mentioned, but the vast majority of weighted blankets use cotton on the insides. Cotton lies in that perfect middle ground between breathability, durability, and comfort that I love. Before weighted blankets, I tested out a few dozen mattresses, good times, and have become very familiar with all of the materials used. The weight here is added via plastic pellets, and they are great. I might p[refer glass for the weight distribution, but the benefits of plastic are evident. They are able to be clean and dried in a machine. Granted, you will have to use a low heat, I’ve ruined builds in the past by drying them to hot, but so long as you know to dry it low going in you will save yourself a lot of time. The weight options here are not bad, we have three. So many prefabs build these days offer only the one weight. The dream Hug comes in 10lbs, 15lbs and 20lbs models. I prefer a 12lbs build, but the 10lbs option here was actually not bad. A properly fitted weighted blanket should be between 8-12% of your total body weight, and should not hang off the bed, fitting flush with the mattress. The only size options available here is the 60″ x 80″ model, and that should fit most large size beds. Be sure to measure your mattress before you buy the product.
Dream Hug Blankets Weighted Blanket Overall Review
Overall, a basic build, but one that gives me what I want out a weighted blanket. A fine weight added the right dimensions and a damn fine collection of materials. There are issues with the poly blend covers, but the utility cannot be overstated, and the inside of this build is excellent. The use of plastic might not be to my personal tastes, but for the majority of those entering the market, it is excellent. Hopefully we will see a few more options from the firm going forward, but for now, they have really hit the nail on the head.
Dream Hug Blankets Weighted Blanket Pricing & Return Policy
Dream hug used to offer their product line at an extremely high price, but the recent influx of lesser brands onto the market has forced them to lower their prices by a fairly large margin, and I expect to see them keep their prices this low going forward. The 10lbs model used to sell for $399.99, which is a ridiculous price in the current marketplace, but they have reduced that to $199.97. For such a slight blanket that is still a little on the high side, and by that I mean there are dozens of blankets its equal on the market for 3/4 of the price. The best value for money offered by Dream Hug lies in its 20lbs blanket, which is also $199.97. You will not find a 20lbs blanket for that price anywhere else, especially no in this form factor. Excellent value, though I imagine they landed here out of uniformity, rather than any real market research.
The warranty is not great, though that is pretty standard in the weighted blanket market. There is a 1-year limited warranty offered by the manufacturer, but that only covers factory faults, as well as a 30-day money back, guarantee from Dream Hug, though all items must be in their original packaging for this to work. Most weighted blankets firms offer the same, so this is no slight on Dream Hug, but the last two months have brought be a handful of builds that offer a more comprehensive warranty, and so my opinion on what is acceptable is slowly changing.
Dream Hug Blankets Weighted Blanket – Is it Worth it in 2018?
I would have to say yes, but the qualifier here is the weight class. The 10lbs build is not worth it, nor is the 15, but the 20lbs model is excellent value for money. The fact that we have a removable cover is a major boon, and the utility of the plastic pellets cannot be overlooked. The price here is a major selling point, sub $200 for a 20lbs weighted blanket is great. If you are in the market for a weighted blanket, and you fall into the right weight and size category, then I recommend you go for this one.
The removable cover is the main selling point. Combined with a good array of weight classes and a fine price, this is a great low-cost weighted blanket.
Removable Cover Included
Priced Slightly Higher Than Competitors
Limited Weight Options
Although the Dream Hug weighted blanket is one of the higher-priced options we've reviewed, there are definitely some things we like about it. The removable cover is a plus and the materials used are high quality. Competition has increased since Dream Hug blankets first came on the scene and we believe there are better options available for the same price point.