Snuzi Life is an interesting name for this one. I have been testing and reviewing weighted blankets for the last few months, and there are a number of products on the market with odd names, but Snuzi Life sticks out for me. Good thing the blanket is good though, else this review will sound overly harsh. A combination of utility and material choices add up to a real market contender, or at least it would, were it not for the lack of overall options. Finding yourself a niche within a niche is a bit difficult to do, and that downside may come to hurt Snuzi Life in the long run. Before I dig down and break this blanket down, we need to figure out if you even need a weighted blanket.
Why Should I Buy a Weighted Blanket?
Weighted blankets are purported to do a wide variety of things. Alleviate anxiety and depression, mitigate anger and restless leg syndrome, help you get a better night’s sleep, insomnia be damned. They are eve supposed to help kids with ADHD and ASD. But how? Well, I looked into the science behind it, and found studies going back decades, each showing a direct correlation. It is all down to something called Deep Touch Pressure, or the hug effect.
When pressure is applied to the body you release a variety of hormones, including serotonin and melatonin. These help relieve stress and promote sleepiness. When it comes to serotonin starved disorders, even the little bit added by the weighted blanket can be a god send. So if you suffer from any of the above issues, or you just want a deeper more restful sleep, then you owe it to yourself to check out a weighted blanket, it will help you.
Snuzi Life Weighted Blanket Build Quality & Materials
From the top, or the top layer cover material at the very least. The Snuzi Life option comes with a removable poly-cotton blend cover. I would have preferred pure cotton over the mink like poly blend, but that’s just, like, my opinion man. There are major beenfits to the poly blend, in terms of feel and durablity, but it does not breath as well as the pure cotton. I sleep on an older memory foam mattress, and the heat retention on those things really needs a maximumly breathable blanket. The reomvable aspect of the cover is great though, as you can clean it separately. The blanket itself is a touch more difficult to clean, so having the utility here is a boon. In terms of design, we actually have a fair few options, Around a dozen colors to choose from. I love seeing stuff like this with the prefab builds, and you might be surrpsied that most firms offer little to no choices at all. YOu can also buy covers separately, but seen as you get one as standard, I see little point in buying a back up. Overall, a pretty good start for the Snuzi Life.
On to the inside of the build, and we have pure 100% breathable cotton. Best material, combining porousness, durablity and comfort in equal measures. It would be a real feather in Snuzi Life’s cap were it not for the fact that all weighted blanket firms managed to get cotton for the interior. kThe weight material for this one is glass, and that is by far my favorite. I have used a variety of weighted blankets, plastic, glass, buckwheat, sand, and the glass is the best of them in terms of weight distribution and overall feel. There is a downside though, you cannot machine wash a glass blanket. You can get away with a cold wash in the machine, but afterwards you must air dry. With the removable cover that is less an issue for the Snuzi Life than for, say, The WarmHug, but it can be a deal breaker for some nontheless. Only the one size and weight options with this one, and it is the 60 ” x 80 ” at 12lbs option. That suits me to a tee, but it is not for everyone. A properly fitted weighted blanket must fit flsuh with your bed, with no hang off, else you mess with the weight distribution. In addition, it must weight between 8-12% of your body weight. If you fall outside the range of 12lbs, then you will have to look eslewhere. For those lucky enough to have a large enough bed and the right weight, then there is an awful lot to like here.
Snuzi Life Weighted Blanket Overall Review
That removable cover is a bigger deal than you might think. Granted, I do not like the material over much, but the fact that you can take it off whenever you like is great. Most firms do not offer a removable cover, or they try to sell it to you separately. It makes cleaning very easy and seen as this build uses glass for weight, every little helps. The glass is great though, my favorite weight material, and the one I tend to recommend over all others. They do tend to be a shade more expensive than their plastic counterparts though, so let’s move onto the pricing section, see how this one made out.
Snuzi Life Weighted Blanket Pricing & Returns Policy
The Snuzi Life has just the one size and weight option, which tends to make my pricing section look a little barren, so best to pad it out with this bad overlong gag. The Snuzi Life 60 ” x 80 ” 12lbs weighted blanket comes in at $168.99 regardless of color. That is far from a bad price, but it is a little on the high end for even the glass builds. With such a light weight too. The removable cover really adds to the value to my mind, and getting a good quality 12lbs build is a little difficult these days too. The secondary covers are priced at $66, which is so expensive as to not be worth it.
The warranty is the standard weighted blanket warranty, 1 year of limited coverage, meaning only factory faults. I recommend you go over your purchase carefully, as getting any form to honor a limited warranty like this six months after purchase is difficult. There is no 30-day guarantee either. I recommend you buy via Amazon.com, as then if you run into issues you can fall back on their excellent consumer protection policies, to my mind some of the best on the market right now. I have made use of them many times in the past, and they have yet to let me down. The peace of mind is well worth it.
Snuzi Life Weighted Blanket – Is it Worth it in 2018?
The Snuzi Life is a bit of a mixed bag. It has a removable cover, but the price is a bit weird, it uses glass for the weight material, but the cover is not pure cotton. I have to say I like it overall, and if you want a blanket that feels amazing, and comes with all the utility you see in a plastic build, then this one is well worth considering.
A great 12lbs build, harder to come by on the current market, and as easy to clean as a plastic based build.
Removable Cover Included
Cover Isn't 100% Cotton
Snuzi Life brings us another mid-range weighted blanket. The removable cover and glass-based fill are definite positives but the price is a bit higher than we would like to see. All in all, the Snuzi Life blanket is good choice but you may find better value in another blanket.