Of the four blankets I got this month the Meisling might be the most impressive. There is little in the way of expanded features, or even interesting construction materials, but we do have a premium glass pellet design, and if you are in the right weight class then this is a seriously interesting piece. I, however, am a tad outside the required weight range, so my personal experience with the blanket might be worth a little less than usual. Well, before we dive into the review proper, we need to talk about who weighted blankets are for.
Why Should I Buy a Weighted Blanket?
Weighted blankets have a whole host of apparent benefits assigned to them. I didn’t believe half of the claims, so I looked into them. I have a whole article on site that lists the proofs but in short, weighted blankets improve the quality of your sleep, reduces anxiety, reduces the effects of depression, helps you control your anger, is used in the treatment of insomnia, Attention disorders, and autistic spectrum disorders. There are a number of studies that prove this too, I have them listed in the main science of weighted blankets article.
It works due to something called deep touch pressure, or the hug effect. When pressure is applied to the body you release a number of beneficial hormones, such as serotonin and melatonin, and they help with all of the above issues. If you do suffer from one of the above, or you just want a better nights’ sleep, then you need to at least try out a weighted blanket for a few days, you will not be disappointed.
Meisling Weighted Blanket Build Quality & Materials
The Meisling is far from a bad design. There is no removable cover though, which is pretty par for the course. The non-removable cover that is there is made of pure 100% cotton. I am on record on a number of occasions about how much I like cotton. There are three factors to consider when making bedding, it must be breathable, durable and comfortable. Cotton sits in the middle of all three, without sacrificing one area for another. Many builds go for a mink-like finish, and I am not a fan. If you sleep on memory foam then you will want cotton, due to the foams penchant for retaining heat. The Meisling looks pretty standard, a basic grey, but hardly unique in the adult market. Overall, a good start.
On the inside, we have more cotton, which is the industry standard. The weight here is added with a more premium material, in this case, glass. I love glass pellets in my weighted blankets. It has a more even weight distribution. Granted, there are issues with glass, which are remedies by poly pellets. Poly is able to be machine washed and dried, which I do not recommend you do with glass, but for me, that is a small price to pay. If you are buying for a child, then you want something that is easier to clean. There are zero weight and size options though. The Meisling comes in just the 60 ” x 80 ” at 20lbs. That is a bit of a problem, and it made sleep with it for me a bigger one. I need a 12lbs blanket, and if you are in the market for a weighted blanket then you need to know a few things. A properly fitted weighted blanket should fit flush with your bed, with no hang off, and it should be between 8-12% of your total body weight. It limits the market for this one being on the one size and weight, but if you fall into the right class, then this is one to pay attention to, but no more so than others on the market, assuming the price is not the lowest.
Meisling Weighted Blanket Overall Review
The lack of a removable cover is a bit of a black mark, and the glaring lack of weight and size options makes me entirely unhappy. But what is here is actually pretty good. It uses glass as a weight material, which is amazing, and the cotton outer layer is a godsend. The only real reason to go with this one is if you cannot find a better glass based build at a lower price. Speaking of price, let’s move to the pricing section.
Meisling Weighted Blanket Pricing & Returns Policy
With just the one size and weight option to chose from, we only have the one price to consider. I have noticed that glass based builds tend to be a little more expensive than the plastic options, and I think for a good reason. here we have a 60 ” x 80″ build at 20lbs for a mere $165 flat. That is a great price and is well below the average for a build of this size. A major benefit to the build, and while I have my problems with the overall choice,s, the price is not one.
The warranty is pretty standard though, like most weighted blankets the warranty here is 1 year of limited coverage, meaning only factory faults. I recommend looking at your build closely when you get it, to verify that it is well put together. If you go with this model then get it from Amazon.com. It’s fulfilled by them, and so you gain access to their excellent consumer protection policies. I have had to make use of these policies in the past, though never with weighted blankets, and they have been able to use their clout to help me, well worth it for the peace of mind alone.
Meisling Weighted Blanket – Is it Worth it in 2018?
The meisling build is far from bad, but it is hardly my first choice. I use a weighted blanket, and more to the point I use a glass-based weighted blanket. They feel better, not by much, but they do indeed feel better. Here we have a blanket that lacks a removable cover and only comes in the one size. But it is made of 100% pure cotton is great, and the use of glass even more so. The price is excellent too, and if you fall into the right weight and size class then you should consider getting the Meisling. Maybe not seriously consider it, but it might be worth your time. Not a bad option.
The lack of a removable cover for me tends to be a major downside, but the use of glass pellets in this build really elevates above the competition. There are a number of weighted blankets on the market right now that can match the Meisling, but few can offer glass at so low a price. Well worth considering.
No Removable Cover
Priced Higher than Competitors
Limited Size/Weight Options
The construction of the Meisling weighted blanket is solid, using quality materials and a glass-based fill. But the limited amount of size options and the price point lead us to recommend other blankets more highly.