The Vintap weighted blanket is a fairly standard build. The materials used are fine, the construction is of a high standard, and the price is okay. Reviewing servicable products is not nearly as exciting as reviewing something a little more special, but there are a few things here that I very much approve of, just nothing that makes the build stand out from the increasingly large crowd that is the weighted blanket market right now. Before we dive into the review proper let’s take a look at who weighted blankets are for in the first place.
Why Should I Buy a Weighted Blanket?
I have been reviewing weighted blankets for a while now. I have had dozens of the things come into the apartment in that time, and I love them. I have never slept better in my life, I am less anxious and I have a whole lot of easy to part with gift items. When I first read up on them I did not believe even half of what they were purported to do. I have since looked into it, dug up the studies, and found that, for the most part, thee claims were accurate. weighted blankets will help anyone sleep better, they can treat anxiety and help alleviate depression. They can help those on the autistic spectrum and those suffering from attention disorders. They have been used in the treatment of insomnia, anger issues and more.
It’s all down to something called deep touch pressure, or the hug effect. When you use a weighted blanket your body releases a whole host of hormones, like serotonin and melatonin, and for hormone starved conditions they are hugely beneficial. More though, melatonin is a broad application sleep aid. If you have trouble sleeping or suffer from a deeper problem, then you have to consider a weighted blanket.
Vintap Weighted Blanket Build Quality & Materials
The Vintap uses cotton for the outer material, which is fantastic. I have tested out a wide variety of materials, from Rayon to Polyester, and cotton is my go-to choice for bedding. There are three things you want out of a cover material, it must be breathable, comfortable, and durable. Cotton has all three fairly equally. If you sleep on memory foam then cotton is the only real option too, as memory foam tends to retain heat, and you want a cooling material to help dissipate it. In terms of options, there are none. The blanket is not an unsightly build, but I like to see a bit of variety in covers. But then, this is a prefab build, so that isn’t too large a black mark on it.
On the inside, we have a continuation upon the theme of high-quality cotton. Same applies here as above, extra breathable, but warm when you want it to be. The weight is added via glass beads, and I adore that option. There are a number of materials used for the weight in a weighted blanket, the most common is poly pellets, then glass, and there are a few out there using dried buckwheat, but they are quite rare. Poly pellets are probably the most useful, due to the fact that they can be washed and dried in a machine, but glass just feels the best. It’s due to the weight distribution, an evener distribution of weight leads to a more pleasant sleeping experience for the end user. There are two options available in terms of weight and size, the smaller 15 lbs build, at 48 ” x 78 “, and the larger 15 lbs build, at 60 ” x 80 “. This is both good and bad. The good news is that you can select a blanket that best fits your bed, knowing first that a properly fitted weighted blanket should fit flush, no hang off, for proper weight distribution and bad due to the fact that a weighted blanket should be 8-12% of your body weight. If you do not fall into this narrow weight class then you will have to look elsewhere.
Vintap Weighted Blanket Overall Review
An excellent build, the use of cotton for the outer material is great, and the use of glass for the weight is even better. There are too few firms on the market right now that combines the best of materials, at a good price. There are obvious downsides though, and that is the lack of weight options. If you fall outside the 150 lbs range then you are going to have to look elsewhere and considering how much I like the core design of this build that is a huge shame.
Vintap Weighted Blanket Pricing & Returns Policy
The pricing here is a bit above the market average. Not too much of a surprise, seen as the weight material is glass. Most glass builds are around $50 more expensive than their poly based brethren, and I would still recommend them over the plastic. The smaller 48 ” x 78 “build is $189.99, while the larger 60 ” x 80 ” build is $219.99. The prices are not much to write home about, but if you want a glass-based weighted blanket then you have to expect to pay pretty much what you see here.
The warranty is fine. Not much to write home about, and considering how much I write home that is saying something. You get 1 year of coverage, and it is limited coverage. I recommend you pour over the weighted blanket with a fine-toothed comb when you get it, to verify the quality. I also recommend you get it on Amazon.com, that way if something goes wrong you have Amazon’s excellent consumer protection policies in place to lend aid. I have used them on a number of occasions in the past, and they are a godsend.
Vintap Weighted Blanket – Is it Worth it in 2018?
Overall, this is a finer build than it has any right to be. The materials used might be standard, and the price is a little high, but I like it. I am a big fan of glass based builds, and the issues with the build are worn openly. I would have liked to see a few more size and weight options, but that is hardly a major deal breaker.
When I read up on the Vintap I did not expect to be impressed, but using one as completely changed my mind on it. The cover material is not removable though, making it a bit of a pain to clean, but the use of cotton is wonderful. The weight is added via glass beads, and they are the best in terms of weight distribution. There are only the two size options, and just the one weight option, which is a big mistake from my perspective, as the number of folk I can recommend this to just got a whole lot smaller. The price is great, and the warranty is one of the best on the market, surpassed by the Dr. Hart model. If you fall into the right weight class, and you see this option on the market then seriously consider it.
Comes With a Duvet and Carrying Bag
Limited Weight Options
Higher Price Than Competitors
The Vintap weighted blanket is marketed as a premium option and comes with some accessories that set it apart from the competition - like the minky duvet and handbag. Behind the added features, this blanket seems to be very similar to others on the market. The additional perks may be enough for some customers to look past the limited weights available and slightly higher price point.