Product: Calming Pressure Weighted Blanket with Storage Bag (10lb, 15lb, 20lb Options)
Designed with a special fluid science concept: The Nano-Ceramic Beads will naturally sink like a running water, and exert deep contact pressure stimulation on the acupressure points structure of human skin.
Materials: 100% cotton fabric
High-density glass beads add the weight
Has a cool touch feeling
Suitable for all ages
Especially helpful for people with insomnia or low quality sleep
Tip: It is recommended to choose a weight that is 7-12% of your body weight
I bought one of these recently on Sidedeal or one of the other Mediocre sites. I bought it specifically because I loved that three line tote design. That design is not what was sent. It’s a blue/pink Chevron one instead.
@IndifferentDude Googling it looks like you can machine wash it in warm water using a front loader that can take the load. Me personally I’d do it at the laundromat it just in case your home machine can’t handle it. Bigger dryer there too.
@IndifferentDude Put a cover on it, and then you only need to wash the removable cover. Also, once I washed a smaller one without a cover and I just took it out back and hosed it down and draped it over a chair to dry in the sun.
Plus, if you keep a flat sheet under it the bedsheet is what touches your body. And put a bedspread over it, the weighted blanket doesn’t really get dirty.
Most of these are designed as two parts; the weighted part is often dry-clean-only and has a removable cover that’s machine washable. There’s no mention of that feature here. I suspect this is why they’re being sold on Meh; the Q&A on Amazon suggests that they are machine-washable but need to be line-dried.
@IndifferentDude Looking around a bit more, one comment about a different brand stood out. The user said that tossing the blanket in the dryer was a huge mistake, as the beads apparently bashed the fabric so hard that the thing shredded; the mess was epic. Maybe that’s the reason why the Amazon listing for this one had a Q&A response advising that the blanket should be line-dried.
I barely use a sheet in South Texas, but my BF has one that has really helped him sleep so much better… That’s a Good Thing. Of course he can afford to set his AC a lot lower than I can . Not sure what weight he uses, but he said the one he has wasn’t cheap. To me, it seems like I would feel suffocated as well… I will update this if I can before reset.
@xobzoo genuine question, does it make a difference? I would think cotton is breathable vs microfiber? (Source I have microfiber sheets that get super hot, cotton sheets that are more comfortable during hot weather, etc.)
@dkaine Yeah, cotton is considered better. (I also agree.) I was just surprised that no one had brought it up yet, since all the microfiber sheets that get sold here have a bunch of “Where’s the cotton!” comments. I’d make fun of the “whiners” by saying “beggars can’t be choosers” or similar, but … I’ve kinda been holding out for cotton, too.
@jweber1145 Most of them are “washable” but whether or not you want a glob of 10/15/20 lbs slamming around in your washer or dryer is up to you. Also, the beads in SOME blankets are kind of notorious for falling out occasionally, so you’d have little micro beads gumming up the works as well. They have duvet covers for them, and that’s probably the way to go.
Prior Meh offer of weighted blanket transformed my room into a beach as the sand leaked onto the bed and the floor. My next weighted blanket was weighted with only fabric. Won’t ever trust glass beads and sand
@intertext9 Decent brands use larger beads that stay in the quilted weight pockets. I’m not sure how big this one’s beads are. Really good brands may use special ceramic or high-density mineral-filled resin beads.
As for what’s in this one, the seller’s description on Amazon is a real headscratcher…
Aggravated secret-Small particle glass beads are filled,Glass beads are made of high density silica. Safe and no smell, clean and healthy
@RogerWilco I got two … the 15-pound (twin size) came in the bag shown. The 12-pound (also twin size) was much more hideousless attractive to me. (I recognize that the colors are probably fine for someone out there, but they’re not what I would pick for anything.)
I’m not terribly surprised that they came in different bag patterns, since that’s the quickest way to tell the sizes and weights apart, but … that probably should have been mentioned and shown in the photos.
It’s just arrived I ordered the queen I didn’t actually make sure that the size is a queen. It is definitely not a blanket for a queen size bed. Twin at best. Pretty disappointed that it said Queen and it is way too small for a queen size bed. I guess it’s on me though because it did have a size on there of 60 x 80.
@Philosopherott On one end of the bag there is a sticker stating the size and weight … do they match what you ordered? Mine are correct enough, but at least one other person says they got the wrong size.
I guess I’m just curious if it’s a case of wrong delivery, or just wrong expectations.
I want a spare for the napping room (also called “the home office”)
because I’m weird
I got them both “twin” size so that they would sit better on just my side of the bed (at night) and not completely drown the cot (for naps). Plus… it doesn’t hurt to have a spare, right?
They’re not 100% what I expected. The advertised weight is correct, at least as accurately as I trust our scale, so that part is good. I haven’t measured them officially, but their size appears correct. (They’re quite a bit wider than necessary for “twin” size, but that’s okay.)
Exhibit A — 15-pound, 48×72 inches
size and weight appear correct
may actually be cotton fabric (it does not actually say)
came in the bag that was shown in the sales pics
seems to be “Rvqia” brand (matches label on bag in sales pics)
Exhibit B — 12-pound, 48×72 inches
size and weight appear correct
clearly declares itself to be polyester (and feels it, too)
came in a different bag that looks very similar (but has square edges)
seems to be “GSLE” brand and maybe “Gsleeper” product name?
(While annotating my photo, I also noticed that they quilting is done square on one of them, but diagonal on the other.)
In short, I think we got a mixed batch of very similar blankets, but some of them don’t quite match what was advertised. I assume because they were (accidentally? dishonestly?) sold to mercatalyst under the “Rvqia” banner and not all sizes were inspected before reselling to us.
I’m a bit disappointed at how bland the gray is, but I can live with that. (That’s part of shopping at Meh, right?) But I am quite disappointed that one of them is polyester rather than cotton. I mean, I probably would’ve bought anyway (if I had known), but I was kinda excited that they were going to be cotton.