The weighted blanket market right now is flooded with designs. It makes reviewing them easy, as there are many I can test out, but the downside is that the reviews kinda bleed together after a while. With only a few choice exceptional items on the market, the rest can be summed up with, It works, and if you find it cheap then have at it. The WarmHug is much like that, with a minor change that makes it more suitable for me, but also less ideal for some. But before I dive into the pros and cons, we need to figure out if a weighted blanket is right for you.
Why Should I Buy a Weighted Blanket?
I have been using a weighted blanket for a number of months now, shortly before I embarked on this journey to break apart the market with reviews. In that time I have slept soundly, suffered from lowered anxiety, and found a measurable increase in my creative output. But the question is why? Well, I started this series of articles off with a look into the science of weighted blankets. With all the grandiose claims made I had to find out if they were true. Weighted blankets will treat your anxiety, depression, restless leg syndrome, anger issues, and give you a more restful night’s sleep.
In addition, they can be used to treat ADHD and ASD in children. Sounds like fiction, but there are studies going back thirty years that corroborate those claims. You can read them all yourself, links are at the bottom of the science of weighted blankets article here on site. So if you suffer from any of the above, or you just want to sleep better, then you need to check out a weighted blanket. You will not regret it.
WarmHug Weighted Blanket Build Quality & Materials
Let’s start at the top, or in this case the topper material. The WarmHug model comes with a cover made of cotton, and while I am a huge fan of cotton, I must point out that it is not removable. Not usually a big deal, and certainly not one for me, but considering the inner weight material used, that might be a bit of a long-term use problem. Cotton is amazing though, combining durability, porousness, and comfort into a neat package. Other materials tend to gain in one area and lose in another, but cotton sits in the center of the triangle. I still sleep on an old style memory foam mattress, and they tend to retain heat, so cotton is a bit of a must for me. There are no color options with the WarmHug build, all we have is the simple grey. It is very common with weighted blankets marketed to adults to be grey like this, so I cannot hold it against them, but I still would have liked a few more options. The lack of a cover is a bigger issue than it first appears as well, as weighted blankets do not come in standard blanket sizes. Finding a cover that will fit it on your own is a touch more difficult than it needs to be. far from the worst start for a weighted blanket, but it really could have been better.
On the inside, we have more cotton, and as above so below, but then most weighted blanket firms managed to get cotton on the inside. The most impressive part of this build is the weight material, and in this case, it is glass. I love glass as a weight option, as the weight distribution is just a step above the plastic builds. I have used both extensively, and my current go-to weighted blanket uses glass for ballast. There are a few issues with the glass though, and they are compounded by the lack of removable cover. Glass builds cannot be machine dried, so you will have to hang them up after you cold wash them. Not a deal breaker for me personally, but I realize that it might be for others. There is only one size option in the WarmHug stable, and it is the giant 60 ” x 80 “. The two weight options are the more standard ones, 15lbs and 20lbs, and neither fit me particularly well. A properly fitted weighted blanket should be between 8-12% of your total body weight, and fit flush with your bed, no hang off. Limiting our options here means that the WarmHug is only good for a smaller section of the market. If you happen to fall into that section, then great, a lovely build, so long as you are willing to overlook the other issues.
WarmHug Weighted Blanket Overall Review
Not a bad option, but there are a few issues with the outer layer that I am not a fan of. The use of cotton throughout is great, and the glass is fantastic. There are downsides, but so long as you know what they are going in then they cannot surprise you. I tend to recommend the glass builds over the plastic despite the cleaning issues, but they do tend to be a bit more expensive. So let’s take a look at the pricing on this one.
WarmHug Weighted Blanket Pricing & Returns Policy
There are only two size options with this one, and that tends to make my pricing paragraph look a little laughably short. Hence the excessive padding. The WarmHug 60 ” x 80 ” 15lbs builds comes in at $159 flat, as does the 20lbs model. It is rare to see two different sizes offered for the same price. The 15lbs model is exactly what I would expect out of a large glass-based build, but the savings here made with the 20lbs build cannot be overlooked. If you are in need of a heavier build, then this is one well worth considering.
The warranty is exactly what I expected it to be. Simple, and limited. You get 1 year of coverage, and this only covers factory faults. I recommend you go over you purchase very carefully, as it is hard to claim on a limited warranty several months after purchase. Thankfully, WarmHug also offers a 30 money back guarantee, a rarity in the weighted blanket market. I recommend you check out via Amazon.com as well, as then you get Amazon’s excellent consumer protection policies applied to the purchase. That extra bit of peace of mind is well worth it, and I have had to make use of them on a number of occasions. They haven’t left me in the lurch yet.
WarmHug Weighted Blanket – Is it Worth it in 2018?
The WarmHug is far from a bad build, but there are a few downsides. The price of the 15lbs build is merely okay, the lack of a removable cover makes cleaning it more of a chore than it really needs to be, and the lack of overall options limits who this blanket can be for in the first place. But, the core feel is excellent, the material choices are great, and the price on that 20lbs model is superb. If you fall into the right category, then this one is well worth checking out.
A fine build, with clear issues, best for those who need a good quality glass based 20lbs build.
Cover Not Included
Lack of Size/Weight Options
Not a bad option, but there are a few issues with the outer layer that I am not a fan of. The use of cotton throughout is great, and the glass is fantastic. There are downsides, but so long as you know what they are going in then they cannot surprise you.