In this post, we review the heavy BlanQuil quilted weighted blanket, which has a very soft cover and might make you fall asleep faster than you ever imagined.
Last Updated: November 25, 2020Matt Ross
BlanQuil is one of several weighted blankets we’ve tested here at the Slumber Yard. Weighted blankets are great for easing stress and anxiety and promoting restful sleep, but they can also be pricey. Read on for our complete BlanQuil reviews and learn what we think about this weighted blanket and if it might be helpful for you.
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- 30-Night Return Window
- Several Weight Options
- Washable Cover
Anyone who has trouble falling asleep or suffers from stress and anxiety
Those who are worried about their weighted blanket getting too warm (removable cover)
People who want an easy-to-wash weighted blanket
Those who think spending over $150 on a blanket is crazy
Anyone who weighs under 120 lb (this blanket might be too heavy for you)
BlanQuil Review Introduction
BlanQuil is a company that specializes in sleep products, like weighted blankets, sleep masks, sheets, and heated blankets. This BlanQuil review will focus on their anxiety-relieving and comforting weighted blanket.
It seems that weighted blankets are becoming more and more popular thanks to their long list of benefits. Weighted blankets are scientifically proven to help those who suffer from anxiety, chronic stress, sleep issues, PTSD, ADHD, OCD, and autism. Experts attribute this to weighted blankets’ deep pressure stimulation, which is a firm but gentle hugging sensation that relaxes the nervous system, and releases serotonin, which makes you happy. It also helps your body to release melatonin, which makes you sleepy, and decreases cortisol, which is your stress hormone.
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Construction Of BlanQuil Weighted Blanket
You might be wondering: what exactly is a weighted blanket made from? Let’s look at the construction of the BlanQuil weighted blanket, including its cover and inner layer.
BlanQuil Weighted Blanket Cover
This blanket has a cover made of polyester fleece. It has a nice quilted pattern and is soft. The fibers are really short on this material, so it’s not fluffy or very fuzzy, but it’s still very soft and comfortable. The cover is available in the colors grey, taupe, charcoal, pearl, lilac, and navy (which is really more of a royal blue color). They also offer a cooling cover that’s a very light blue color, but we’ll talk about that more later in this post. Right now, the BlanQuil is sold as a complete unit, so to our knowledge, you can’t order a separate cover.
The inner layer of BlanQuil (this is the weighted part) is made of a cotton polyester blend. It’s nice, but we like the feel of the cover better. The inner layer and the outer cover can be tied together in the corners so that the weighted portion doesn’t improperly shift around inside the cover, and also so the cover is easy to remove. The inner layer is then filled with high-density and eco-friendly glass beads.
This is what gives the blanket some weight. The beads are odorless, non-toxic, and food grade, so you can rest assured that they’re safe for your pets and kids* if any accidents happen and the beads are spilled out of the blanket. The beads are also washer and dryer safe.
*BlanQuil states that they want your pets and children to be safe. Due to the heavier weights of the blanket, use caution while using this blanket with your kids and pets.
BlanQuil Weighted Blanket Feel
After trying this blanket for our BlanQuil reviews, we came to the conclusion that this blanket is best reserved for nighttime because it does a great job of relaxing you and making you sleepy due to its weight. The one we tested is 20 lb, and it was a little too heavy for the lighter people on the team.
We think this blanket would be best as a layer on your bed, rather than for cuddling on the couch with. At least the 20 lb blanket is. It feels great when you’re laying flat with it spread out on top of you, but it can become very heavy when trying to carry it around the house.
You can still use the 20 pounder for cuddling on the couch, but don’t get mad at us if you fall asleep during Game Of Thrones and you wake up with the same fate as we did. We suggest you purchase the 15 lb weighted blanket instead.
Specs For The BlanQuil Blanket
The BlanQuil quilted weighted blanket is only available in the size 48” x 74”, which is a bit of a strange size. It’s a little bit smaller than a full size mattress. We’d say because of its size, it’s best used by just one person. The blanket we got was 20 lb, but they also offer 15 lb and 25 lb blankets. They’re going to be the same size, just a different weight. You can get a better idea of the size of a blanket in our blog piece.
If you’re worried about getting too warm using a weighted blanket, not to worry. You can take the cover off of the blanket, and that will help to keep it more temperature neutral instead of warm. BlanQuil states that without the cover, the BlanQuil blanket should provide the same amount of heat as any comforter. If you’re still worried, BlanQuil offers a BlanQuil Chill, which has a cooling removable cover. It’s a little bit more expensive though, costing $299.00 MSRP.
How To Care For the BlanQuil Blanket
We really do love the cover on this blanket because it makes for easy washing, and as our mothers taught us, the better you take care of something, the longer it will last. This is really important for those with pets, kids, or anyone who loves brunching in bed with their weighted blanket.
To wash the weighted blanket outer cover, simply remove it from the blanket, and then machine wash on a cool and gentle cycle. Make sure not to use any bleach or whitening agents with the cover. After, throw it in the dryer to tumble dry on a cool setting. Before it’s completely dry, take it out of the dryer and hang for it to dry completely.
The inner blanket is not machine washable. We recommend just spot treating any dirty areas with a mild detergent and warm water, then air dry. You can also vacuum the blanket with a handheld attachment to help prevent dust and allergens from building up.
BlanQuil Weighted Blanket Price
As for price, we’d say this weighted blanket is moderately priced on the market at $169.00 (MSRP), but you can check the current pricing on Amazon. If you want something a little cheaper, they also offer the “basic” BlanQuil weighted blanket without a cover, so it’s just the cotton and polyester insert. This blanket option is offered in the weights 12 or 15 lb, and will cost $129.00 (MSRP).
BlanQuil Review Verdict
If life is stressing you out or you’re having trouble sleeping, we highly recommend a weighted blanket. Everyone here on the Slumber Yard team fights about who gets to test them out for our weighted blanket reviews. This blanket is no exception.
These weight options are on the heavier side, so they are going to be best for larger or heavier folks. We had our smallest team member test it out (she’s about 100 lb), and it was a little too heavy for her. We just encourage that you use it safely. Never put the blanket over your entire body including your head, or anything like that, and we think you should be fine.
This weighted blanket might just become your new obsession and favorite sleep accessory.
You can also check out a few other full-length weighted blanket reviews we’ve done, like the one on the Layla Weighted Blanket, Purple Blanket, and the popular Gravity Blanket. If you’re not completely sold on buying one, you can also check our DIY weighted blanket article.
Other BlanQuil Products
- BlanQuil Cooling Weighted Blanket
- BlanQuil Weighted Comforter
- BlanQuil Lavender Aromatherapy Pillow
- BlanQuil Memory Foam Pillow
- BlanQuil Layers Bed Sheets
- BBB Rating: BlanQuil does not have a rating from the Better Business Bureau.
- Amazon Reviews: The BlanQuil Weighted Blanket has nearly 300 Amazon reviews, with an average rating of 4 stars. Customers are generally happy with their BlanQuil product, saying it helps them relax and fall asleep faster.
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BlanQuil Company Policies
The BlanQuil quilted weighted blanket is available worldwide, and offers free shipping to the continental United States and Canada. From the day you find your BlanQuil blanket in a box on your doorstep, you’ll have a 60-day return period if you order via the company’s website—Amazon has a standard 30-night return policy.
BlankQuil Company Info
BlanQuil physical store locations
While BlanQuil doesn’t operate any of its own physical locations, its products are available in more than 4,000 retailers across the country, including Mattress Firm and Sit ‘N Sleep.
- Atlanta, GA
- Austin, TX
- Denver, CO
- Los Angeles, CA
- New York, NY
- San Francisco, CA
- Seattle, WA
BlanQuil Contact Information
- Online Form: Available on the BlanQuil website (or email email@example.com)
- Phone number: 1-888-573-7559
They also have heated blankets, eye masks, woven blankets, pillows, mattress toppers, coffee, and other sleep products.
The BlanQuil quilted weighted blanket is available in three weight options: 15 lbs, 20 lbs and 25 lbs. The company also offers a “basic” version, which is available in 12 lbs and 15 lbs.
The outer cover on this blanket is machine washable and requires cool water on a gentle setting. Tumble dry on low. As for the weighted insert, you’ll have to spot clean.
BlanQuil sent it to us to test it out and share our BlanQuil reviews. We’re glad they did. As always, all opinions are purely our own.
The dimensions of BlanQuil are 48” W x 74” L so it’s slightly smaller than a full size mattress.
Weighted blankets are designed to help people who have a hard time falling asleep, as well as those with anxiety, autism, PTSD, and other health conditions. The weight initiates a release of serotonin and melatonin in the body, and a decrease in cortisol.
BlanQuil recommends that you watch your child carefully if they’re using a full-size weighted blanket. Alternatively, they offer a kids’ weighted blanket, but you shouldn’t use it with infants, toddlers, or little ones with mobility issues.
Experts suggest buying a weighted blanket that’s 10% of your body weight. If you weigh 150 pounds, you’d be fine with the 15-pound BlanQuil. If you’re closer to 200 pounds, opt for the 20-pound model.
The BlanQuil quilted weighted blanket costs $169 (before any discounts), which is about average for a weighted blanket. You can check out other weighted blanket reviews on the Slumber Yard to compare pricing across brands.