I review a lot of mattresses and bedding products. I hear the name Purple quite a bit. They are definitely top of the heap when it comes to mattresses, bedding, and even pillows.
When I heard they were getting into the weighted blanket game, I was very interested to try out the weighted blanket. It’s a collaboration with Gravity, a producer of very high-quality, weighted blankets.
So I want to talk about the Purple + Gravity Blanket, what its design is like, my experience with it, who it’s a good fit, and who it’s not a good fit for.
Let’s get started.
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First up, in terms of weight options, you only have one weight option. That’s 35 pounds.
I’ve talked about this before. In terms of finding the right weighted blanket for you, most companies usually recommend taking your body weight, dividing that by 10, then adding or subtracting one or two pounds.
For instance, if you are 250 pounds. Divide your weight by 10, that’s 25 pounds. Usually, add or subtract one or two pounds. So you should shoot for a 25-pound weighted blanket.
This is much heavier than most weighted blankets I’ve tried at 35 pounds.
In terms of size options, you only have one. It’s a queen/king size, 90 inches by 90 inches, so quite a bit of spread. It hangs off the side of the mattress.
In terms of color options, you only have one. That’s anchor gray.
What sets this blanket apart is going to be the cover. That’s what Purple has designed. It’s a dual-sided cover.
On one side, you have a mink fabric made of polyester, very smooth to the touch and also pretty warm as well. It’s for those colder nights to use that side.
The other side is going to be a cool tech fabric. This is also polyester, but it’s also hypoallergenic. It also is going to help with moisture-wicking. It’s very breathable. This is going to be for those warmer nights.
Inside the weighted blanket, the actual weighted blanket itself, we’re going to have 100 percent cotton in the shell, a standard graded stitching as well.
Inside, you’re going to have weighted glass beads. On the edges, you’re going to have duvet ties tied to weighted blanket inside the duvet cover.
In terms of care, it’s very easy. You can take the weighted blanket out. You can wash the cover at home in the washer and dryer. You can also dry-clean it. If you have to clean the weighted blanket itself, you can only spot-clean that.
Let’s talk about my experience with the Purple + Gravity Blanket.
First of all, speaking about weight, there’s only one option, 35 pounds, the heaviest weighted blanket I’ve
come across. For a larger person, this is a good match.
It’s pretty heavy, but I definitely don’t feel too smothered by the weighted blanket. I do worry, though that lighter people might find this weighted blanket to be too heavy.
For me, good match in terms of weight.
In terms of size, it’s wider than I usually prefer. It’s 90 inches by 90 inches. It hangs off the side of the bed. When I’m moving around on the bed, I did have some issues with falling off, being pulled off by its own weight.
Personally, I prefer a weighted blanket more of a throw size to fit the size of my body, not the size of my bed, so wider than I would like.
In terms of weight distribution, it’s pretty decent. The squares are not too wide on the blanket itself, nice, even weight across my entire body.
As I said before, what makes this weighted blanket stand out is the cover. You have two sides. You have the mink side and then the cool tech fabric side.
Mink side against my skin, very soft, good on those colder nights. On those warmer nights, using the cool tech fabric on the other side, very good match for me, nice and cooling. I wouldn’t say I’m sleeping cold, but I’m not overheating underneath this weighted blanket.
Lastly, how did the Purple + Gravity Weighted Blanket work for me as a weighted blanket?
Well, I can say it worked pretty well.
Using this at night or for a nap during the day, lulled me into a nice, relaxed state. I had no trouble sleeping underneath this weighted blanket. I woke up feeling nice and refreshed.
Let’s talk about the pros, who I think this weighted blanket might be a good fit for.
First off, if you’re looking for a weighted blanket with numerous feels in one blanket, I would take a look at the Purple + Gravity Blanket. You have the duvet cover that’s flippable.
On one side, you have a mink fabric that’s very warm and comforting. On the other side, you have a cool tech fabric which is very cool to the touch, very good for those warmer nights.
Also, if you’re looking for a very heavy weighted blanket, this is 35 pounds, one of the heavier weighted blankets I’ve ever come across. Whether you’re a larger person or you want something with some extra weight, take a look at the Purple + Gravity Blanket.
Last but not least, if you’re looking for something easy to clean, easy to maintain, I would also take a look at the Purple + Gravity Blanket. It comes with the duvet cover. You can remove that, easily wash and dry that at home. Very easy to keep this weighted blanket clean.
Now let’s talk about the cons, who I think this weighted blanket might not be the best fit for.
First off, if you’re looking for a weighted blanket with lots of size options, lots of weight options, you’re probably going to want to look elsewhere. They only have one size option – that’s queen/king, 90 inches by 90 inches – and only one weight option, 35 pounds.
Also, with that heavier weight, this is not the best match for smaller people, children, and those with mobility issues. The company recommends not using this for children or people who have trouble moving around at night.
Last but not least, this is one of the pricier weighted blankets that I’ve tried. It’s $300 at full price. If you’re looking for something more affordable, there are better options out there.
I want to answer some frequently asked questions about weighted blankets.
Do weighted blankets sleep hot?
I can say a lot of weighted blankets definitely do. They have this heavier fill, less breathable than a lot of comforters. It traps more heat, can make you overheat at night.
Do weighted blankets help with anxiety?
The answer is yes. Many studies have shown that weighted blankets can reduce feelings of anxiety, help you with anxiety, sleep better, and wake up feeling more rested with fewer feelings of anxiety.
How do I find the right weight for me?
Most companies recommend taking your body weight, dividing that by 10, then adding or subtracting one or two pounds.
In the end, I think the Purple + Gravity Blanket is a good match for those who want something very heavy, something that has two feels in one blanket.
Those who want more weight and size options, those who are on the smaller side, those who want to save some money might want to look elsewhere.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.