Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket Review

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Quick Overview

The Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket is the brainchild of Sharper Image, an American high-end lifestyle brand. True to the Sharper Image style, the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket is a sophisticated product designed to enhance relaxation and quality of sleep.

The Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket works by distributing weight evenly over your whole body, thereby working to boost serotonin and melatonin levels, according to research. The increased production of these two natural chemicals is believed to simulate what the company refers to as Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation (DTPS), a process that helps regulate mood while promoting relaxation and restful sleep.

The Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket features a soft, hypoallergenic velveteen shell made from brushed fleece. Sewn into the blanket are high-density, BPA-Free microbeads, stitched into squares to ensure an even distribution throughout the blanket.

The Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket is offered in a wide range variety of weights, including 6, 10, 15, 20, and 25 lbs. The blankets also come in different sizes: the 6 and 10 lb blankets are  41″ x 60″ (slightly smaller than a twin size blanket), while the others are 50″ x 75″ (slightly smaller than a queen size blanket). For best results, the company recommends choosing a blanket that is between 8 and 12 percent of your body weight. For those between weights, choosing a lower weight is recommended.

For more information about the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket, read on to learn the pros and cons, ratings, company information, and more.

Pros
  • Multiple sizes and weights to choose from
  • Hypoallergenic velveteen shell
  • BPA-free plastic microbead fill
  • 99-night sleep trial
Cons
  • One color option
  • Not machine washable

Ratings

Category Criteria Calming Comfort Rating What Our Testers Say
Category

Inner Fill Material

Criteria

Weighted Blankets are filled with tons of small weighted beads surrounded by polyester padding/filling. These beads are of varying quality, usually made of plastic, glass, or nano-ceramic.

Rating

Fair

What Testers Say

The Calming Comfort Weighted is filled with BPA-free, dense plastic microbeads sandwiched between polyester stuffing for extra softness. Plastic beads are generally less breathable and contouring than glass beads due to their larger construction.

Category

Outer Shell Material

Criteria

The shell material refers to what’s on the outside of the blanket. This category rates the quality of the materials used to make the shell.

Rating

Very Good

What Testers Say

Our testers found the velveteen shell was breathable and soft. Made of a brushed fleece velveteen, the material is plush and hypoallergenic.

The shell is stitched into separate square pockets to keep the microbeads distributed throughout the blanket.

Category

Weight Options

Criteria

Different people are going to have different preferences regarding the weight of a weighted blanket. This category rates a blanket’s selection of different weight options.

Rating

Very Good

What Testers Say

Sharper Image manufactures Calming Comfort Weighted Blankets in a variety of weights, including 6, 10, 15, 20, and 25 lbs. Different weights come in different sizes: the 6 and 10 lb blankets are  41″ x 60″ & the rest are 50″ x 75″.

Category

Warmth

Criteria

This category rates how much warmth a weighted blanket provides. Some blankets will keep you warm in cold temperatures while some require that you bundle up with an additional blanket or duvet.

Rating

Good

What Testers Say

Our testers found that the Layla Weighted Blanket is ideal for those seeking a weighted blanket that also offers significant warmth. Specifically, the polyester mink side provides superior insulation during cold nights.

Category

Breathability

Criteria

Breathable weighted blankets retain less heat and will keep users from sleeping too hot. Breathability results from good airflow and moisture-wicking properties.

Rating

Good

What Testers Say

As a soft, lightweight fabric, the velveteen fabric provides good breathability. However, plastic beads tend to have inferior airflow to glass.

Category

Durability

Criteria

How long the weighted blanket lasts with proper care. The average weighted blanket lasts for around 4 years.

Rating

Good

What Testers Say

As a relatively new product, there is no hard data regarding the longevity of the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket. However, veleveteen doesn’t have a strong reputation for being long-lasting, and some users have reported loose beads.

Category

Cleaning

Criteria

Depending on the construction, different weighted blankets have different cleaning requirements. This category measures the ease of cleaning the blanket.

Rating

Good

What Testers Say

The Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket is spot-clean only, though the duvet is machine washable.

Overall, this blanket comes features a solid design and provides a good sleeping experience. Though the inner beads are plastic instead of glass, their smaller size makes them more breathable and contouring than most plastic beads. If you’re a fan of a fleece feel, you’ll probably love the outer shell of this blanket.

However, the brushed fleece shell isn’t the most durable of fabrics that we’ve seen among competing weighted blankets. Similarly, the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket requires somewhat extra effort to clean when used without a duvet, as it is spot-clean only.

What You Need to Know About Calming Comfort Weighted Blankets

Below, we’ve summarized key specs of the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket.

Product Name Inner Fill Material Outer Shell Material Weight Options Available Colors/Patterns Available
Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket BPA-free, dense plastic microbeads with polyester stuffing Velveteen made from brushed fleece 6, 10, 15, 20, and 25 lbs Dark grey

Construction

Now, let’s take a closer look at the construction of the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket. On the outside of the blanket is a soft velveteen fabric. The velveteen used is a hypoallergenic, breathable fabric made from fleece that has been brushed to look like velvet. The velveteen shell is precision-sewn into squares, each of which contains dense, BPA-free plastic microbeads that are also hypoallergenic.

Sizing, Weight & Pricing

See the sizing and pricing available for the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket below. Note that 41″ x 60″ is slightly smaller than a traditional twin blanket, while 50″ x 75″ is slightly smaller than a traditional queen.

Size Weight Price
41″ x 60″ 6 lbs $99
41″ x 60″ 10 lbs $99
50″ x 75″ 15 lbs $129
50″ x 75″ 20 lbs $149
50″ x 75″ 25 lbs $159

Cleaning

The manufacturers of the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket stress that the product is not machine washable. The blanket may be spot cleaned with warm water and a mild detergent, then laid flat and airdryed.

The company also offers cotton duvet covers in a variety of colors. These duvets may be removed and washed and dried in conventional machines.

Return Policy & Warranty Information

The Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket is backed by a 99-night trial, which allows you to return the blanket within 99 days if you are not satisfied — minus process and handling fees.

Shipping & Delivery

Sharper Image ships the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket to all 50 states and Canada. The company offers standard shipping, and sometimes runs promotions that include standard shipping on orders over a certain amount. Standard shipping within the U.S. generally takes three to five business days, depending on your location.

Similar Weighted Blanket Options

Compare the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket with similar products in the table below.

Model(s) Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket BlanQuil Premium Weighted Blanket YnM Weighted Blankets
Inner Fill Materials Plastic microbeads Eco-friendly, micro-glass beads Glass beads w/ polyester padding
Outer Shell Materials Velveteen made from brushed fleece Polyblend with microplush duvet cover Pure cotton; pure bamboo rayon
Weight Options 6, 10, 15, 20, & 25 lbs 15 & 20 lbs 5 to 25 lbs
Price Range $99 to $159 Ex. $169 59 to 279
Availability Online & In-store Online & select retail stores Online
Warranty Length 99-night trial 60-night trial none

Company Information

Customer Service

5 of 10 owner experiences show customers have a positive experience with Sharper Image.

Company History

Sharper Image launched in 1977.

BBB Rating

Sharper Image has earned a C+ from the Better Business Bureau.

Physical Stores

Sharper Image no longer operates any brick and mortar locations.

Contact Sharper Image

[email protected] | 1-800-233-2323 | https://www.sharperimage.com

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