- Polypropylene pellet weighted blanket
- Scientifically backed to reduce stress & anxiety
- 3 Different colors and weights to choose from
- Removable microfiber duvet cover
- FREE shipping
We are very excited to finally show off our Gravity Weighted Blanket review!
Weighted blankets are becoming increasingly popular with people who suffer from conditions such as autism, anxiety, and stress. For those of you who are unfamiliar with weighted blankets, they are able to provide you with a ‘hugging’ sensation that makes you feel much calmer and relaxed.
The Gravity Blanket came into fruition through a very successful Kickstarter campaign created by John Fiorentino.
We have heard some pretty good things about the Gravity Blanket, so we are pretty excited to see how it compares to some of the other weighted blankets out there right now.
In this review, we will be checking out everything you need to know about the Gravity Blanket, so you will have a very good idea of whether or not it is suitable for you.
So without further ado, let’s go ahead and check this blanket out!
Below are the specifications of the Gravity Weighted Blanket:
|Product Name:||Weighted Blanket|
|Filling:||High-Density Plastic Poly Pellet|
|Size:||72 x 48 inches|
|Weight:||15, 20, and 25 lbs|
|Colour:||Space Grey, Galaxy Blue, and Moon Ivory|
|Shipping:||FREE (US orders only)|
As we mentioned previously, the Gravity Blanket was brought to light by an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised a whopping $4,729,263 to fund the project.
In total there were 23,805 people who backed the Kickstarter campaign. In addition to this, the blanket also made an appearance on several popular media outlets such as Tech Times and Yahoo! Health.
So after such a successful Kickstarter campaign, does the Gravity Blanket live up to the hype surrounding it?
Let’s find out!
The Weighted Blanket
The first thing I want to mention about the Gravity Weighted Blanket is that it comes in only 1 size (72 x 48 inches). Most weighted blankets allow you to decide on the size of the blanket, but this is not possible with the Gravity Blanket.
Is this necessarily a bad thing? Maybe.
It just means that children may not be able to make full use of the blanket as it could be too big for them. The Gravity Blanket is similar in size to a standard throw, so you will have to be the judge of that one.
Just know that only person will be able to fit underneath the blanket, so just keep that in mind if you are thinking about buying the product.
One of the things I love most about the Gravity Blanket is how the weight is spread out evenly across the blanket. This is made possible by gridded stitching, which keeps the microbeads in place along the inside of the blanket.
Weighted blankets are thought to increase serotonin and melatonin levels while decreasing cortisol levels. These hormonal changes should help improve your mood and allow you to get a better night’s sleep.
So with that being said, let’s check out some of the other awesome features of The Gravity Blanket.
The Gravity Blanket comes in 3 different colors for you to choose from. I wish that they had a few more colors that we could choose from, but I guess you can’t win them all!
We have listed each of these colors below for you to check out:
The Gravity Blanket also comes in 3 different weights for you to choose from. These weights include:
- 15 lb
- 20 lb
- 25 lb
This is quite a small selection of weights, but I am sure that you will find a weight that is suitable for you regardless.
When selecting a weight you should choose one that is around 7-12% of your current body weight. This will be the most comfortable weight for you to choose from, so just do the calculation yourself.
The high-density plastic poly pellets used in the construction of the Gravity Blanket are non-toxic, odorless, and also food grade. In addition to this, they are also dense, which makes them the perfect candidate for use inside of a weighted blanket.
One of the best things about the Gravity Blanket is that it comes with a removable microfiber duvet cover. Not only is this cover incredibly comfortable, but it can be washed incredibly easy too!
Simply just run it through the washing machine.
Just keep in mind that you will not be able to machine-wash the inner layer. Instead, you will need to wash this layer manually by hand.
The Gravity Blanket has been involved in a few scientific studies to measure its effectiveness. In total, there have been 4 different studies that involve this blanket.
In one of the studies, the Gravity Blanket was able to reduce the electrodermal activity (EDA) and anxiety levels of those who participated in the study. (1)
In another study, the blanket had a significant impact on the distress and clinical-related anxiety experienced by participants who had used the blanket. (2)
The last study showed that the blanket was capable of improving the sleep of the participants who used the blanket. In addition to this, the participants experienced less movement during the night and were a lot calmer.
After this study, it is thought that weighted blankets may be able to assist patients who suffer from Insomnia. (3)
What Do Customers Online Think?
This is the part that I love the most!
What do customers online think of the Gravity Weighted Blanket?
I can tell you right now that there have been some pretty mixed reviews of the blanket. One customer commented on how the weighted beads were not spread out evenly across the blanket.
I am not entirely sure why this would be the case, but maybe they have received a defective blanket. This should not occur as they use gridded stitching to keep the plastic polypropylene pellets in place.
It seems that quite a few customers had this problem though. So with that being said, just be aware that this may occur in one of the blankets that you order.
Aside from this though, there were quite a few satisfied customers who really enjoyed their blanket. The most common remark that I saw from customers was that the blanket was very comfortable and cozy, which is exactly what you would want out of a weighted blanket.
So now that we have checked out everything you would need to know about the Gravity Weighted Blanket, it is now time to voice our opinion on the product.
Let me start off by saying that this blanket is definitely not the cheapest blanket out there right now. For me, it is honestly hard to justify this kind of price for a blanket, regardless of whether it is weighted or not.
With that being said though, the Gravity Blanket has quite a few things going for it.
First and foremost, it is backed by several scientific studies. So if you are someone who experiences anxiety or stress then you may find this blanket to be very beneficial as there is evidence to support this claim.
If you are new to weighted blankets then forking out a lot of money may not be the wisest decision as you may find out that you don’t like it. In addition to this, it generally takes a while to get used to the weight of weighted blankets when you first start using them.
Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but I do not think that this is the best weighted blanket to go for if you are on the market for an affordable weighted blanket.
That is just my 2 cents anyway!
We hope you enjoyed our Gravity Weighted Blanket review. If you have any questions or comments then don’t forget to leave them down in the comments section below!