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Vellux Weighted Blanket Review

Written by - Brad Nehring.
Vellux Weighted Blanket Review

The Bottom Line.

  • The Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket is constructed with a plush fleece cover and plastic pellets contained in a quilted liner.
  • Customers can choose from four weights: 12, 15, 20, and 25 pounds.
  • The fleece has a cozy, insulating feel that makes the blanket ideal for colder temperatures.

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General Overview

  • Four weight options for light to average-weight adults
  • Exceptional warmth and insulation
  • Some proceeds from sales go to Autism Speaks

Cons

  • Plastic pellet fill offers minimal conforming
  • Questionable durability
  • No warranty

Quick Summary

WestPoint Home is a clothing and home decor retailer based in New York City. The company owns and sells products from Vellux, an Australia-based brand. For this review, we’ve analyzed the Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket, which features a polyester fleece cover and polystyrene (plastic) pellet fill.

The blanket’s pellets are contained in a quilted insert made of polyester and cotton, which helps contain the fill and distribute it evenly. The fleece cover has a very plush feel, making it suitable for anyone who prefers softer blankets and those who live in chillier climates. The cover can be machine-washed and line-dried for added convenience.

The standard queen-size weighted blanket is available in weights of 15, 20, and 25 pounds. An additional throw blanket – which is comparable to a full-size bed – is available in weights of 12, 15, 20, and 25 pounds. Because sleepers should use weighted blankets that represent roughly 10 percent of their own body weight, the Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket is best suited to adults and children who weigh between 120 and 250 pounds.

The Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket has a price-point that is comparable to that of the average weighted blanket. Customers may return unused blankets in their original packaging within 30 days of purchase to receive a full product refund.

Read on to learn more about the Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket in terms of construction, pricing, and performance. This review also includes some similar weighted blanket recommendations and an overview of WestPoint Home’s shipping and return policies.

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Below you’ll find our ratings for the Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket from WestPoint Home. These ratings are based on verified customer and owner experiences, along with our own product research and analysis.

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 Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket contains pellets made of polystyrene, a low-grade plastic. The pellets provide fair conforming and emit a strong off-gassing odor. The polyester/cotton insert is box-quilted to help contain the fill and distribute it evenly, but the pellets may gather to a noticeable degree.

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Inner Fill Material

The Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket contains pellets made of polystyrene, a low-grade plastic. The pellets provide fair conforming and emit a strong off-gassing odor. The polyester/cotton insert is box-quilted to help contain the fill and distribute it evenly, but the pellets may gather to a noticeable degree.

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Outer Fill Material

The cover is made of 100% polyester fleece, which has a plush feel that is more comfortable and insulating than the minky covers found on many competing weighted blankets.

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Outer Fill Material

The cover is made of 100% polyester fleece, which has a plush feel that is more comfortable and insulating than the minky covers found on many competing weighted blankets.

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Weight Options

The standard Queen-size blanket is available in weights of 15, 20, and 25 pounds, which mostly accommodates sleepers in the average weight group. Exceptionally light or heavy individuals may not be able to find a suitable option. In addition to these three options, the full-size throw blanket is available in a weight of 12 pounds.

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Weight Options

The standard Queen-size blanket is available in weights of 15, 20, and 25 pounds, which mostly accommodates sleepers in the average weight group. Exceptionally light or heavy individuals may not be able to find a suitable option. In addition to these three options, the full-size throw blanket is available in a weight of 12 pounds.

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Warmth

The thick fleece cover captures body heat from sleepers, allowing it to sleep warm and insulate very well when the temperatures are low.

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Warmth

The thick fleece cover captures body heat from sleepers, allowing it to sleep warm and insulate very well when the temperatures are low.

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Breathability

The fleece cover and quilted insert do not allow air to pass freely, making the Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket a bit warm for hotter climates.

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Breathability

The fleece cover and quilted insert do not allow air to pass freely, making the Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket a bit warm for hotter climates.

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Durability

The polyester-cotton insert is fairly thin and susceptible to tearing, which can cause pellets to leak and compromise the blanket's overall structure. As a result, the blanket's expected lifespan is shorter than average.

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Durability

The polyester-cotton insert is fairly thin and susceptible to tearing, which can cause pellets to leak and compromise the blanket's overall structure. As a result, the blanket's expected lifespan is shorter than average.

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Cleaning

The blanket's cover can be machinewashed and line-dried, while the insert should be spot-cleaned only and never laundered in a machine.

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Cleaning

The blanket's cover can be machinewashed and line-dried, while the insert should be spot-cleaned only and never laundered in a machine.

As you can see, warmth and insulation are key strengths of the Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket. Its thick, cozy fleece cover traps body heat, making it ideal for colder weather. However, the blanket traps air to a noticeable extent, which may cause it to sleep too hot for some – especially in hotter climates.

The blanket contains plastic pellets, which do not provide the same levels of consistent body conforming as glass beads or pellets. Additionally, the polyester-cotton insert used to contain the plastic pellets is fairly thin and may be susceptible to tearing, which can compromise the blanket’s overall structure.

As a result, its expected lifespan is average to below-average. The plastic pellets emit a fair amount of off-gassing odor, as well.

Cleaning the blanket is fairly straightforward. The cover can be washed in a machine, but should be line-dried. The insert is spot-clean only and should not be laundered in a machine, which may be time-consuming for some owners.

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Compare Weighted Blankets

When choosing a new weighted blanket, we encourage customers to compare different brands and models before deciding on a product. Below you’ll find three weighted blankets that are comparable to the Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket in terms of construction and quality.

Similar Weighted Blanket Options

Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket

DreamHug Weighted Blanket

Minky Weighted Blanket

Interior Components BPA-free, dense plastic microbeads with polyester stuffingHigh Density Polyethylene plastic pellets; polyester fillBPA-free, hypoallergenic, FDA-compliant plastic pellets & polyfill
Cover Components Velveteen made from brushed fleeceCotton shell with included polycotton fleece duvet.100% minky fabric
Size Options Twin, QueenTwin, Queen, KingKids, Throw, Twin, Full, Queen, King
Weight Options 6 lbs, 10 lbs, 15 lbs, 20 lbs, 25 lbs10 lbs, 15 lbs, 20 lbs, 25 lbs, 30 lbs5 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 the Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket

Sizing and Pricing

Below you’ll find current prices for the Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket in each available size, along with weights and width and length dimensions.

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    54W" x 72L" 12 lbs $139.99 15 lbs $159.99 20 lbs $179.99 25 lbs $199.99
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    60W" x 80L" 15 lbs $159.99 20 lbs $179.99 25 lbs $199.99

Materials and Construction

The next table lists material components, weights, and other technical specs for the Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket.

Product Name Inner Fill Material Outer Shell Material Weight Options Available Colors/Patterns Available
Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket Polystyrene (plastic) pellets
Quilted insert is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
100% polyester fleece 12, 15, 20 & 25 lbs (full-size)
15, 20 & 25 lbs (queen-size)
Both sizes of the blanket are available in six solid colors: Camel, Charcoal Grey, Ivory, Navy, Red, and Sage

Cleaning and Care

The blanket’s fleece cover can be machine-washed in cold water, then line-dried. The insert should only be spot-cleaned and never laundered in a machine.

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  • Sleep Trial None

  • Shipping All 50 states and APO/FPO addresses

  • Warranty None

  • Made In China

  • Where Do They Ship?

    WestPoint Home ships the blanket to all 50 states, as well as Air/Army and Fleet Post Offices located outside the U.S.

  • What Is the Delivery Policy?

    Shipping is free to the contiguous U.S. For deliveries to Alaska, Hawaii, and APO/FPO addresses, the shipping charges are calculated based on the recipient’s location.

    Most customers in the contiguous U.S. receive their blanket within three to seven business days of placing their original order. Expected wait times are longer outside the contiguous U.S. Those in Alaska and Hawaii usually receive their order within 10 to 15 business days. For APO/FPO orders, delivery may take up to 30 business days. WestPoint Home does not ship blankets to P.O. boxes or other international destinations.

    All orders are shipped via FedEx. Customers receive a tracking number as soon as their blanket is shipped.

  • Return Policy and Warranty Details

    WestPoint Home offers a 30-day return period for the Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket. In order to qualify for a refund, customers must return their blanket in unused condition and in its original packaging. Blankets that have been used and/or laundered will not be accepted.

    Blankets purchased in November or December must be returned no later than January 31 of the following year. Blankets purchased at other times of the year qualify for the flat 30-day trial. Refunds are issued on the credit card used in the initial purchase.

    WestPoint Home does not offer a product warranty with the Vellux Heavy Weight Blanket.

Company Information

  • Customer Service

    7 out of 10 customers have had a positive experience with WestPoint Home and Vellux.

  • BBB Rating

    WestPoint Home currently holds an ‘A-‘ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Vellux has not earned a BBB rating.

  • Company History

    WestPoint Home has been in business since 1880. The company is currently headquartered in New York City.

    Using proceeds from blanket sales, Vellux has committed a minimum donation of $100,000 to Autism Speaks, the country’s largest autism advocacy organization.

  • Physical Stores

    WestPoint Home operates brick-and-mortar stores in Valley, AL, Chipley, FL, and Lumberton, NC. More information about these locations is found online.

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