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Gravity Weighted Blanket Review

Written by - Bill Fish.
Gravity Weighted Blanket Review

The Bottom Line.

  • Using deep pressure touch simulation, the Gravity Blanket uses weighted beads to hug the sleeper’s body, which can improve sleep onset.
  • Choose between 15-lb., 20-lb., and 25-lb. weights.
  • The blanket is encased in a plush, removable microfiber cover that can be washed and dried in machines.

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General Overview

  • Gridded stitching distributes weighted micro glass beads evenly across body
  • Comes in choice of three weights & two colors
  • Includes removable, machine wash & dryable microfiber duvet cover
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Free shipping within U.S.
  • 30-night sleep trial

Cons

  • Inner blanket is hand-wash only
  • Only one size available
  • Some users report glass bead pooling despite gridded stitching

Quick Summary

Mike Grillo first dreamed up the idea of designing a weighted blanket in the wake of the 2016 election. Hoping to relieve post-election anxiety, Grillo created a weighted blanket that harnesses the power of deep pressure touch stimulation to calm the nervous system.

Honored as one of 2018’s best inventions by TIME Magazine, the Gravity Blanket was the first weighted blanket to be marketed to the public. Prior to the Gravity Blanket, weighted blankets have been used by the medical community to reduce stress and anxiety in patients suffering from mental disorders like autism and PTSD. These effects are a result of the blanket evenly distributing weight across the body to simulate the feeling of being hugged, thus releasing the sleep-regulating hormone serotonin and decreasing the stress-hormone cortisol.

To give the Gravity Blanket its weight, the blanket is filled with non-toxic glass beads within a pure cotton shell. The shell features gridded stitching to keep the pellets evenly distributed as you sleep. Every blanket comes with a velboa plush duvet cover that is removable and machine washable. The soft duvet attaches to the inner weighted blanket with internal clasps to hold everything in place.

The Gravity Blanket is designed for one person, measuring at 72″ x 48″ and coming in a choice of 15 pounds, 20 pounds, or 25 pounds. For best results, sleepers should choose a size that is around 10 percent of their body weight. The original blanket also features a choice of two colors: “Space Grey” or “Galaxy Blue”. Recently, the company released a cooling version of the original blanket which includes a special, moisture-wicking duvet designed with hot sleepers in mind.

 

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We’ve included detailed ratings for the Gravity Blanket below, compiled from the results of our in-house testing.

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Inner Fill Material
Outer Fill Material
Weight Options
Warmth
Breathability
Durability
Cleaning
Inner Fill Material
Outer Fill Material
Weight Options
Warmth
Breathability
Durability
Cleaning
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Inner Fill Material

The inner micro glass beads are high quality, hypoallergenic, and eco-friendly. That said, our testers found the inner blanket to pool towards the side of the blanket, suggesting mediocre inner fastenings.

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Inner Fill Material

The inner micro glass beads are high quality, hypoallergenic, and eco-friendly. That said, our testers found the inner blanket to pool towards the side of the blanket, suggesting mediocre inner fastenings.

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Outer Fill Material

Gravity Blanket comes with a high-quality, velboa plush duvet made from 100 percent polyester. Inside, the weighted insert is made from pure cotton. The plush duvet cover is made of a decent quality and will likely be enjoyed by fans of warmer, minky fabrics. The pure cotton on the inner blanket is soft enough to be used without the duvet cover.

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Outer Fill Material

Gravity Blanket comes with a high-quality, velboa plush duvet made from 100 percent polyester. Inside, the weighted insert is made from pure cotton. The plush duvet cover is made of a decent quality and will likely be enjoyed by fans of warmer, minky fabrics. The pure cotton on the inner blanket is soft enough to be used without the duvet cover.

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Weight Options

To accommodate sleepers of different sizes, the Gravity Blanket comes in a choice of three weights: 15, 20, and 25 lbs.

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Weight Options

To accommodate sleepers of different sizes, the Gravity Blanket comes in a choice of three weights: 15, 20, and 25 lbs.

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Warmth

The pure polyester, microfiber duvet that comes with the original Gravity Blanket keeps the sleeper warm throughout the night.

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Warmth

The pure polyester, microfiber duvet that comes with the original Gravity Blanket keeps the sleeper warm throughout the night.

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Breathability

Although the loose glass beads inside promote breathability, the microfiber duvet tends to trap heat.

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Breathability

Although the loose glass beads inside promote breathability, the microfiber duvet tends to trap heat.

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Durability

We’ve heard a few reports describing the gridded stitches on the inner cotton weighted insert starting to come apart. This allows beads to pool on one side of the blanket rather than remain evenly distributed throughout. However, this doesn’t seem to be a common experience.

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Durability

We’ve heard a few reports describing the gridded stitches on the inner cotton weighted insert starting to come apart. This allows beads to pool on one side of the blanket rather than remain evenly distributed throughout. However, this doesn’t seem to be a common experience.

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Cleaning

The microfiber duvet can be washed and dried in conventional machines. However, the internal, cotton insert can only be washed by hand.

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Cleaning

The microfiber duvet can be washed and dried in conventional machines. However, the internal, cotton insert can only be washed by hand.

In summary, our testers appreciated the Gravity Blanket for its quality, hypoallergenic, and eco-friendly glass bead fill, in addition to the plush, warmth provided by the removable microfiber duvet.

However, the microfiber also tends to trap heat and is not recommended for users that sleep hot. If you tend to overheat at night, we recommend using the cotton insert without the duvet to allow for better breathability.

Compare Weighted Blankets

Compare the Gravity Blanket to other top weighted blankets on today’s market in the table below.

Similar Weighted Blanket Options

BlanQuil Weighted Blanket

Layla Weighted Blanket

Cotton Weighted Blanket

Interior Components Eco-friendly weighted glass beads; polyester fillMicro glass beadsBPA-free, hypoallergenic, FDA-compliant plastic pellets & polyfill
Cover Components Polyblend shell beneath removable microplush cover300 thread-count, pure cotton bottom layer with hexagon stitching; fuzzy, mink-like top layer100% cotton
Size Options TwinTwin, Queen, KingKids, Throw, Twin, Full, Queen, King
Weight Options 15 lbs, 20 lbs15 lbs, 20lbs, 25lbs5 lbs, 8 lbs, 10 lbs, 12 lbs, 15, lbs, 18 lbs, 20 lbs, 25 lbs
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Technical Details

What You Need to Know About Gravity Weighted Blankets

Sizing and Pricing

Designed for a single person only, the Gravity Blanket is available in one size and for one price. As with all weighted blankets, we recommend choosing a Gravity Blanket that is around 10 percent of your body weight.

The following table displays the sizes, weights and prices of the Gravity Blanket.

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    72" x 48" 15 lbs $249
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    72" x 48" 20 lbs $249
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    72" x 48" 25 lbs $249

Materials and Construction

Below, we dive into everything you need to know before purchasing a Gravity Weighted Blanket.

Product Name Inner Fill Material Outer Shell Material Weight Options Available Colors/Patterns Available
Gravity Weighted Blanket Non-toxic micro glass beads Microfiber duvet made from 100 percent polyester over a pure cotton shell 15, 20 & 25 lbs Space Grey or Galaxy Blue, with different duvet colors available for purchase separately

Cleaning and Care

The duvet cover may be removed and machine-washed in cold water along with similar colors. Users are advised against using a chlorine-based detergent. Once the blanket has been cleaned, owners can tumble dry on low heat. The Gravity Blanket can also be ironed and dry cleaned.

To clean the weighted cotton insert, Gravity recommends hand-washing only.

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  • Sleep Trial 30 nights

  • Shipping U.S. and Canada

  • Warranty None

  • Made In USA

  • Where Do They Ship?

    Gravity Blankets ship to destinations across the U.S. and Canada, including P.O. boxes.

  • What Is the Delivery Policy?

    Orders are shipped via UPS in the U.S. and DHL in Canada. Orders should arrive within five to seven business days to destinations within the continental U.S. or 10 to 14 business days to destinations within Hawaii, Alaska, or Canada. Once you place an order, you will receive a tracking order you can use to check the status of your delivery.

    Gravity Blankets are available to those in the UK, Italy, France, Germany, and Spain via Amazon EU.

  • Return Policy and Warranty Details

    Although the company does not offer a warranty, the blanket does come with a 30-day sleep trial. Customers can request a return by contacting [email protected] with the following info:

    • Name on order
    • Order number
    • Email address order was made with
    • Shipping address
    • Reason for return
    • Request for exchange or refund
    • Photo of product in original packaging

    Returns are only accepted in original packaging and new condition. If your blanket arrived damaged, you can also request a refund or exchange within 30 days. To return a damaged product, include a description and a photo of the defect in your email.

Company Information

  • Customer Service

    9 of 10 owner experiences show customers have a positive experience with Gravity.

  • BBB Rating

    Gravity has earned a B+ from the Better Business Bureau.

  • Company History

    Gravity launched in 2017.

  • Physical Stores

    The Gravity Blanket is available at Showfields in New York City’s NoHo neighborhood as well as certain Indigo locations in Canada.

  • Contact Gravity

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