Meet Our Testing Team
- Four weight options for light to average-weight adults
- Exceptional warmth and insulation
- Some proceeds from sales go to Autism Speaks
- Plastic pellet fill offers minimal conforming
- Questionable durability
- No warranty
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.
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.
Tuck gives the following awards:
After the data collection and testing we’ve done, here are the categories where Vellux Weighted Blanket stood out:
Best Weighted Blankets
Best for Adults for Best Weighted Blankets.
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 stuffing||High Density Polyethylene plastic pellets; polyester fill||BPA-free, hypoallergenic, FDA-compliant plastic pellets & polyfill|
|Cover Components||Velveteen made from brushed fleece||Cotton shell with included polycotton fleece duvet.||100% minky fabric|
|Size Options||Twin, Queen||Twin, Queen, King||Kids, Throw, Twin, Full, Queen, King|
|Weight Options||6 lbs, 10 lbs, 15 lbs, 20 lbs, 25 lbs||10 lbs, 15 lbs, 20 lbs, 25 lbs, 30 lbs||5 lbs, 8 lbs, 10 lbs, 12 lbs, 15, lbs, 18 lbs, 20 lbs, 25 lbs|
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.
- 54W" x 72L" 12 lbs $139.99 15 lbs $159.99 20 lbs $179.99 25 lbs $199.99
- 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.
Sleep Trial None
Shipping All 50 states and APO/FPO addresses
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.
7 out of 10 customers have had a positive experience with WestPoint Home and Vellux.
WestPoint Home currently holds an ‘A-‘ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Vellux has not earned a BBB rating.
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.
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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