If only I had found this weighted blanket a few months ago. I’ve already done my top ten, but when I go to do another one next year you can be damn sure that the Miran is going to feature. I love glass bead based weighted blankets, and I love a removable cover as well, and Miran offer both. The price of the glass builds might put a few folk off, but trust me, I have used dozens of weighted blankets over the last year, and my current choice is a glass-based design. Before we get into the review proper we need to figure out just who weighted blankets are for.
Why Should I Buy a Weighted Blanket?
There are a wide variety of weighted blankets on the market right now, and every single seller page is filled with a list of almost unbelievable effects. I found it hard to believe half of them, so I did my research. One of the first articles I wrote for the site was on the science behind the weighted blanket, and what I found was fascinating. Weighted blankets work on something called deep touch pressure, or the hug effect. When pressure is applied to the body you release serotonin, melatonin and a variety of other hormones. These are great for reducing stress, thus allowing you to control your temper, lower anxiety and facilitate sleep.
Studies have also shown that weighted blankets are beneficial for those on the autistic spectrum or with attention disorders. There are a huge number of studies to back all this up, and if you read my science article on site you will find a whole host of them at the bottom of the page. If you just want a better nights sleep, then you need to consider a weighted blanket.
Miran Blankets Weighted Blanket Build Quality & Materials
Always start with the top, or in this case the cover. I love a weighted blanket with a removable cover, something that is far more rare in this business than you might think. The Material choice is here is okay, a mink poly blend. I prefer cotton, for the simple fact that it tends to be more breathable. I still use an old-school memory foam based mattress, and they tend to hold the heat something shocking. I need bedding that mitigates that. The added plushness is lovely though, and the feel of the build is great as a result. They went with a simple looking design, a grey cover material, and there are no other options available. What I find interesting about the material choice is that the plusher mink fabric is more common with weighted blankets for children, marketed to parents of Autistic kids for its added benefits. So seeing that there is a weird choice. You can remove it though, and the inner material is 100% cotton, which is what I went with. Doing so does remove the main benefit of the removable cover though, the ease with which you can wash the thing. Up to the end user which direction they want to go, having options is always great.
Onto the innards, and here, as mentioned, we have the cotton. Lovely feel to the material, lands in that perfect triad of breathable, comfortable and durable, and what I would call the kind of bedding materials. The weight here is added via glass pellets, and they are just lovely. There are benefits to poly pellets, namely that they can be machine dried fairly easily, but I vastly prefer glass. The weight distribution is more even, and thus slightly more comfortable to use overall. Side point, it is nice to see a firm selling a weighted blanket on Amazon.com that actually seems to know what they are talking about. They know that a weighted blanket should not run off the bed, they know that a weighted blanket should be 8-12% of the user’s body weight and they make it very clear on the seller page. Commendable. The size here is 60 ” x 80 “, and there are three weight options to choose from, 15lbs, 20lbs, and 25lbs. It does mean that their lower end option is a little too heavy for me, but with the glass that is less of an issue. Remember, do not dry it in a dryer, only on the line.
Miran Blankets Weighted Blanket Overall Review
An excellent design.The outer material might be a bit of a miss for me, but I can see who could benefit from it, and the use of glass pellets elevates this build above some of the more mundane builds on the market. I would have liked to see a few more size and weight options, but considering that this is not a bespoke weighted blanket, I am happy with what they offer.
Miran Blankets Weighted Blanket Pricing & Returns Policy
The issue with glass pellets over poly is namely the price. Glass-based builds tend to cost around $50 more than the cheaper plastic based builds, but I think they are well worth the added expense. The 15 lbs build here is $189.99, the 20 lbs build is $209.99 and the largest 25 lbs build is $229.99. They fall into the higher end, as I said, but they are still very competitively priced for the market.
For a bit of a change, the Miran Blanket offers a full 2-year warranty. And it’s fairly comprehensive. If your blanket receives damage via normal use then you are covered for it. I was shocked, and before I found the Dr. Hart build this was the best warranty on the market for a weighted blanket. I still recommend you buy via Amazon over the core Miran site, that way you get the excellent Amazon.com customer protections, but in this case, I find it very unlikely that you will need them. Just amazing.
Miran Blankets Weighted Blanket – Is it Worth it in 2018?
I have to say yes, almost unequivocally so. If you are in the market for a weighted blanket then you need to check out the Miran build. The cover is a bit okay, but the inner materials are all top notch. The use of glass is fantastic, and the price reflects that as well. The biggest selling point for me is the warranty. There are too few firms out there offering a warranty as comprehensive, and long, as the one offered by Miran. They seem a firm that cares about their customers, well worth checking out.
The Miran is one of my favorite builds on the market right now and had I reviewed it six months ago it is likely that I would be keeping this one for personal use. The cover is removable, which is great, but they went with the mink which I am not a big fan of. The inner materials are fantastic, cotton and glass. Glass is the best for weighted blankets. I would have liked to see more size options, but there are at least three weight class options. If you can find this one it is well worth picking up, and I am near sure you will find one that fits.
2 Year Warranty
Lack of Weight Options
Miran positions their blankets as a premium option, which is reflected in their price. The quality of materials does seem superior to some other blankets, but the lack of sizing options and higher price point make it less desirable.