So many prefab weighted blankets firms seem content with offering the one weight. 15lbs blankets. They then insist that that weight works for everyone when that is very much not the case. It is pretty much the reason that a number of reviews on this site are one standard deviation away from being glowing. I mean, when you look at what we need a weighted blanket to do, all of them meet the criteria, but when they are as limited in terms of weight and size as so many of them are, a certain segment of the market, myself included, are left out in the cold. The Fuzzy Buddy build is all fine and dandy, but being limited to a 15lbs weight limit means that unless you fall into a specific weight class, there is nothing to recommend. Before we dive into the review, we need to figure out who weighted blankets are for.
Why Should I Buy a Weighted Blanket?
I have used a number of weighted blankets in the last couple of months, and I have not slept better. Granted, I have my own issues, but even without them, I would maintain that weighted blankets would be capable of aiding pretty much anyone. I spent a few weeks a while back researching them, and what I found was wonderful. there are a huge number of studies, from all over the world, that proves that weighted blankets aid those on the autistic spectrum, those with attention disorders, anger issues, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. In addition, it makes sleeping, in general, more beneficial. If you suffer from any of the above issues, or you want a better nights’ sleep, then you owe it to yourself to at least try out a weighted blanket. You will not regret it.
Fuzzy Buddy Weighted Blanket Build Quality & Materials
The Fuzzy Buddy build is far from the most advanced on the market, but it is pretty good none the less. First off, the cover is not removable, which is a big downside. Most weighted blankets do not come with a removable cover, and so I cannot condemn Fuzzy Buddy for lacking one too, but they sell a removable cover. I am not a fan of this, as weighted blankets come in non-standard sizes, so if you want a removable cover, then you are kinda forced to pay the premium. The base blanket uses 100% pure cotton though, which is great. Cotton is the best of bedding materials, combining durability, breathability, and comfort in a way that no other material can manage. I have tested out a variety of materials, and looked into the science of a fair few of them, and can confirm that to be pretty true. There are no color options for the base build. it comes in just the one shade, a simple grey-blue that works for the adult market. Would have liked to see some variety, but this is a simple prefab build, so I cannot complain.
The inside is also not bad, using more cotton. The vast majority of weighted blankets on the market right now comes with cotton on the inside, and I am eternally grateful. I sleep with a memory foam based mattress, thank you Leesa, and as such, I need extra heat dissipation. Cotton does that for me, and I imagine it does that for you. The weight here is added with plastic poly pellets. I like poly pellets, but I prefer glass. Glass has better weight distribution, and I prefer how that feels. Plastic poly pellets come with a variety of benefits though, chief among them is the fact that they are way easier to clean. Plastic pellets can be cleaned and dried in a machine. I caution you though, make it a gentle wash and a low heat. It is still far quicker than air drying though. There are no size and weight options with this one, mores the pity, we have only the 60 ” x 80 ” build, at 15lbs. Like all the other firms who sell 15lbs builds only, they will claim that that is a one size fits all model, but nothing could be further from the truth. A properly fitted weighted blanket should be between 8 and 12 percent of your body weight, and make sure that it fists your bed flush. A weighted blanket that hangs off the edge of your bed will not apply its weight evenly, which kinda defeats the purpose of it a little.
Fuzzy Buddy Weighted Blanket Overall Review
A lack of a removable cover is a bad thing in the first place, but selling one as an additional item is an even worse one to me. I have tested out several dozen weighted blankets, as of the time of writing, and I hate seeing add-on items that the firm should either write off or give as standard. The use of action is great, and the poly pellets are perfectly fine. I wish we could have seen a few more size and weight options, but with the prefabs, you get what you pay for. Speaking of, let’s get to the price of the Fuzzy Buddy. A fun sentence.
Fuzzy Buddy Weighted Blanket Pricing & Returns Policy
The Fuzzy Buddy comes in the one size, and that means just the one price, in this case, we are looking at a very competitive $128.87. Considering how rare on the prefab market the 12lbs size is this is great. There are a number of builds that you can get cheaper than this one, but not many, and if you need a 12lbs build then you have to consider this one.
The warranty as listed is not great, same as every other weighted blanket at 1 year of limited coverage, but Fuzzy Buddy also offers additional coverage at no extra cost. They offer a lifetime guarantee, but the terms are a little hard to come by. Essentially, if it tears due to normal use then they will replace, pending their right to review. I have not tested this claim. I still recommend you buy via Amazon.com, as then you get their excellent consumer protection policies on top of the core warranty and additional warranty. Better to grab what peace of mind you can about your purchase.
Fuzzy Buddy Weighted Blanket – Is it Worth it in 2018?
This is far from a bad build. The core build quality is great, and it will do what you want it to do while you sleep. The lack of a cover as standard is a black mark, and I am not a fan of plastic, but the price is pretty good, and the warranty is one of the best on the market. If you are in the market for a 12lbs weighted blanket then you need to check out the Fuzzy Buddy.
No removable cover, plastic poly pellets, and a middling price mean that the Fuzzy Buddy fails to elevate itself above the pack, and considering how many weighted blankets I have gotten to use over the last several months, that is a bit of a downside. if you find it cheaper, then go for it, otherwise, keep looking.
Above Average Price
Removable Cover Costs Extra
Lack of Size/Weight Options
The Fuzzy Buddy weighted blanket lands among many other blankets we've reviewed, pretty average overall. The additional expense of buying a cover, the poly fill beads and the mediocre price hold this blanket back from ranking higher.