It seems like these days, everyone’s getting into the weighted blanket business. Mattress companies such as Purple, Layla, and even Casper are making their own version of a weighted blanket.
As a fan of Casper’s products such as their mattresses and their pillows and a common user of a weighted blanket, I was really interested to see how the Casper weighted blanket would stack up.
I want to look at my experience, its design, who it’s a good fit for, and who it’s not good fit for. Is it the right fit for you?
Let’s find out.
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In terms of size options you have three. You have 10 pounds, 15 pounds, and 20 pounds.
Usually, with most companies they recommend finding a weighted blanket close to 10 percent your body weight. Casper is no different.
They say, though, if you divide your body weight by 10, let’s say for instance you are 120 pounds, you divide it by 10 and that would be a 12-pound weighted blanket. They don’t have a 12-pound weighted blanket. They say go a little bit heavier for that 15 pounds.
I’m 250 pounds. I divide my weight by 10, 25 pounds. 20 is their heaviest option here. Definitely not as heavy as I would usually like, but I’ll get into that a little bit later.
In terms of size options, you have one that’s 50 inches by 70 inches. That is a throw size made more to fit the size of your body, not the size of your bed.
Looking at the blanket itself from the outside and then working our way in, first on the outside is going to be a shell made of 100 percent cotton, a very breathable material.
They actually said this is meant to make it more breathable and not sleep quite so hot, a major issue with a lot of weighted blankets.
It has a rectangular design. Usually, on most weighted blankets, you have more of square. These are longer rectangles. They say it’s based on more performance wear, that kind of design. It supposed to hug your body. I’ll get into that a little bit later when I talk about me experience.
The main thing with a weighted blanket you want to think about is what is inside. It actually uses glass microbeads. That’s going to give it some of its weight. There’s also some polyester batting to give it a little bit of fluff, as well.
In terms of care, you can’t wash or dry it at home but you can spot clean.
Now, let’s talk about my experience with the Casper weighted blanket.
In terms of weight, you have three options, 10, 15 pounds, and 20 pounds, like I said. I usually like something on the heavier side.
Being 250 pounds I usually go for a 25-pound weighted blanket, sometimes even a 30-pound weighted blanket. Right off the bat, I’m not getting quite as much weight as I usually am used to.
Then we have the size. I am a big fan of the size of this weighted blanket, 50 inches by 70 inches. Whether you get the 10-pound, the 15-pound, or the 20-pound, they’re all going to be the same throw size.
What’s great about this size is it hugs your body. It’s made to fit the size of your body, not the size of your bed. I usually recommend getting that for anybody who’s looking for a weighted blanket. It’s a very, very nice size.
In terms of the weight distribution, the Casper has some of the best weight distribution I have ever experienced with a weighted blanket. That comes from this rectangular gridding, not a square grid like you find with other weighted blankets.
It definitely hugs my body in a very interesting way. As Casper said, it’s based off performance wear like you get with a performance coat. It has this very interesting feel, a very even weight across my entire body.
Temperature is a major thing to think about when you’re looking for a weighted blanket because a lot of weighted blankets, especially on the heavier side they are going to make you sleep hot.
I didn’t have this experience, though, with the Casper. This cotton outer shell is very breathable. I felt some good airflow. I wouldn’t say I was sleeping cold, but I definitely wasn’t overheating too much with
Keeping that all in mind, how did the Casper work for me as a weighted blanket?
With a decent amount of weight with 20 pounds, a really good narrow design, a good weight distribution and not sleeping too hot, it worked very well for me.
Taking a nap underneath the Casper was very nice. I fell asleep very quickly, and didn’t move whatsoever while I was sleeping. I woke up feeling nice and refreshed and with some pretty low anxiety, as well.
Let’s talk about the pros, who I think the Casper weighted blanket might be a good fit for.
First off, it is a great option for hot sleepers. A lot of people overheat with weighted blankets. I did not have this experience whatsoever with the Casper. A very breathable outer shell, some nice airflow. I wasn’t sleeping too hot with the Casper.
It’s also a good option for people who want something with a narrower design, more of a throw design. Some weighted blankets are a lot wider. They fit the size of the bed so you’re not getting nice concentrated weight. You are getting concentrated weight with the Casper. I love the throw design, very good for being on your bed or on a couch.
Last but not least, I am a big fan of the weight distribution with the Casper. If you want a weighted blanket that has even weight across your entire body, no dead spots, no spots that are heavier than others, take a look at the Casper.
Let’s talk about the cons or who I think the Casper might not be the best fit for.
If you’re a much larger person like over 220, over 250 pounds, even heavier than that, you might not get enough weight with Casper weighted blanket. 20 pounds is their heaviest option so even that might be a little bit too light for someone of your weight.
If you want a weighted blanket that comes in many size and weight options, you’re not going to find those possibly with the Casper. You only have three weight options, 10 pounds, 15 pounds, and 20 pounds, and only one size option.
Last but not least, speaking about price, right now at full price for the 20-pound it’s almost $190. It’s a very good deal when you consider what you’re getting, but there are definitely more affordable weighted blankets out there on the market.
In the end, the Casper is a very effective weighted blanket. It’s a particularly match for hot sleepers and those who want something with more of a narrow design. I will say though, that heavier people and those who want more size options and weight options might want to look elsewhere.
If you’re not sure if it’s the right choice for you, they do have a 100-night risk-free trial and a one-year limited warranty.
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.