I got the 12 lb weighted throw blanket and it's the perfect size for my 5 ft, 113 lb self. It's not suffocatingly heavy and compared to my regular throw blanket it is definitely a weighted blanket since my regular blanket now feels like air when I use it, but I do wish I got a heavier blanket just for the sake of feeling a bit more weight on top. I can feel the 12 lb when carrying the blanket, but once it's sprawled across me it doesn't feel as heavy and it lacks that "supposed to feel like a hug" sensation. Instead it just feels like a comfy, slightly heavier blanket. Then again I am the type of person that loves having stacks of blankets on top of me so this is just preference.
I love my blanket! It is a very nice 60 x 80 size, much bigger than the 48 x 72 blanket I had from another vendor. I've always loved Vellux blankets, and this weighted one is a great blanket. I love the velour softness of it, and it is in my favorite color of true red. I was worried it would be burgundy or maroon, but was delighted to see it was a true red. I've used weighted blankets for a few years, and this one is the best yet. My cat loves it too, she "makes biscuits" when she is on it. Got a great deal on it, was on sale and an additional 20% off, so I paid about $100 for it. Great deal, great quality blanket.
At first, I absolutely loved this blanket. It’s very warm so I only used it for a couple months last winter and then switched to a lighter blanket for summer. Upon taking it out again this winter, I loved using it, but as it has continued to be washed, I feel as if it’s changed shape and doesn’t fit the weighted insert as well as it once did. The ties pull and it just seems misshapen and not right. No amount of shaking and adjusting fixes it. I would not purchase this weighted blanket again.
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My 17 year old said it was her favorite gift and that she’s been having her best sleep ever with this weighted blanket! I bought each of us one and have two as gifts and definitely a great investment! The blankets are so soft and comforting! We will definitely be buying more!
Great combination of a vellux blanket and high quality glass bead filled weighted insert.