Product Name: TEKNO products Snuggle Me 15-pound Weight Blanket
Dimensions: 48" x 72"
Filling: lead-free high density glass beads and polyester wadding
Blanket shell: 100% cotton
Care instructions: dry clean only
What’s in the Box?
1x Weighted Blanket
Here’s a Fun Fact for You
Weighted blankets are said to simulate deep pressure touch (DPT), a type of therapy used to help reduce anxiety and chronic stress. Some studies have shown weighted blankets effectively reduce nighttime cortisol levels (cortisol is a stress hormone, most commonly linked to your fight or flight response). However, studies have not shown whether or not weighted blankets effectively treat the empty void left in your heart by a certain spouse who cheated with a military man–on that dreary day, not long ago.
@tinamarie1974 ouch. Also You’re probably so far out of snuggle range I think I’m not motivated enough to find out. I confine mine to about 1000 miles of the Midwest for the right girl and I don’t think my babys up too 100 miles at the moment. She needs new lifters at best. Or she’s about to die without a total rebuild.
@tinamarie1974 I always assume they are jokes. And you’re kinda cute We are taking digs now? And my 1999 Saturn SL MANUAL was bought In 2004 going into college for $1650 at 100K. . After I lost a Plymouth acclaim I rebuilt in my teens for $500. She’s almost at 240K miles now and 20 years old. I’ve swapped my dad’s 93 transmission in a few years ago. After the known week differential pin cracked the transmission… Idk that she has much left in her. But that has got to be about the cheapest car anyone has ever had. And she’s still not quit
OK, arm-chair psychologists/sociologists/marketing gurus:
Ref that middle picture in the write-up, Why do pictures showing “contentment” always have a person (usually a pretty and demure female) holding a (warm?) mug with TWO hands?
Why not some macho jock holding a bottle of cold beer with ONE hand – that would signal contentment to me.
@phendrick because you know she’s likely calm, she’s careful (two hands for the hot beverage, and its warmth is comforting), she’s not going to start screaming obscenities at the television, have three more beers and then terrorize her family …
On the other hand, she may have a double Kaluha and coffee in that mug, and have a couple more of those, and pass out in happy hugs from her blanket.
For comparison, Costco had a 15# blanket last fall for $70. Note the very small pocket stitching to keep the glass from pooling. Anyone with these from Meh can comment on if the beads shift in the large pockets? Also, Amazon has very similar 15# blankets for $45 (using $5 coupon), so it looks like a $10 savings here at Meh.
@mike808 Was just a Costco and they had something like that again, $70, very small pockets. Also it said it came with a cover that could be removed and washed. Same size 48x72. I can understand taller folks might want it to be longer, same as standard Queen/King bed length, to make to you don’t have that annoying cold windy gap by your feet if you like to pull it up to your chin.
Didn’t look up close for details, like did it say “glass?” Next time there I’ll take a closer look. Anyway it was 2x the price but perhaps may be worth it, depending on the outcome of our glass/plastic and leak/no-leak research. (and cover included).
On the positive side, it is much nicer than the more expensive ones from Amazon and Costco that I’ve tried (both returned). The size of the pockets is consistent with many down or down alternative-style blankets, and the beads shift a little, but not enough to be bothersome. Have yet to need any cleaning beyond spot cleaning, and no spills.
On the more brutally honest side, both the wife and I wish that it were a smidgen lighter, and it is much warmer than our climate needs during the summer. Smaller bead pocket distribution would also be nice, to minimize the weight shift whenever there is movement.
Overall, it was a good purchase. Treat it well, and hopefully you don’t end up as one of the very few reviewers with a beady mess.
Well, been tempted to try one of these just to see what all the “weighted blanket” thing is all about. Worried about the glass beads stories, though – too many mentions of it to make it just an isolated event.
Speaking of tiny bits of glass – here’s something most people don’t know, but it’s in the ingredients. A LOT of seasoning / spice mixtures have tiny bits of glass mixed in with it. What, in my food? yes, in your food. Also foods that are pre-seasoned with those spice mixtures. Why? Very tiny bits of ground-up glass (aka sand) keep the spices from “caking” so it flows easily. Just look on labels for “silicon dioxide,” you’ll be amazed how many places you find it!
The Amazon description says: “Polypropylene pellets into small pockets sewn into the blanket.” It also says it’s machine washable, but not to dry or iron it as the polypropylene pellets could melt. So, are there are aren’t there glass beads? I’m so confused. I also loved the one reviewer’s idea about buying a duvet cover for it-that solves the to be washed or not be washed conundrum.
Bought this last time for my adult son. Made a zippered cover with ties in the corners out of old sheets. He likes it but sometimes it is hot. I like that the cover can be washed and will catch the beads if they do come out. Inside:
Bought one for home, one for a gift. Also bought a super soft cover for them. (This one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KC694CZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) Probably a good thing because I have also found some random beads inside the cover. I’ll have to take it outside and see if I can figure out where they’re coming from. At first glance I don’t see any obvious openings. The beads are small - like really, really small so they may simply be working their way out of seamed areas. It makes no sense that they use beads this tiny.
I’ve had no problems with beads yet, but based on what everyone is saying I should expect it to start happening tonight. I sleep with it on a twin bed between a quilt and a top sheet. I do wish the pockets were smaller as beads tend to migrate to the edges.
It’s like someone made a blanket from those lead vests they put on you during x-rays. Which somehow puts you in a coma. This is good and bad: your nap suddenly turns into four hours (bad), but you can actually sleep at night with insomnia (yay).
At six feet tall the blanket is just barely long enough to cover from my toes up to my neck. If you’re taller it might be a little too small for full coverage.
I have a weighted blanket, though prob not this brand. Can confirm: puts you in a coma the second you pull it over yourself.
They sell “cool” versions that don’t insulate very well, so you can use them in summer (and just put your normal blankets on top in winter). I got that variety, and my ex who constantly struggled with hot flashes liked it.