Here I’m reviewing the Cushion Lab Calm Embrace weighted blanket.
I want to talk about its design, my experience with this blanket, who it’s a good fit for and who it’s not a good fit for.
Is it the right weighted blanket for you?
Let’s find out.
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Let’s take a look at the Cushion Lab weighted blanket, starting on the outside and then working our way in.
First off, it does come with a free duvet cover. It’s got two sides to it.
On top side is going to be a minky polyester so very soft, very fuzzy, a cozy feel. On the other side, underneath, you’re going to have a cotton cover. This is going to be more breathable.
Cooler on the bottom side, warmer, cozier on the top side.
It is unzippable, so we can go inside.
Inside the blanket, you’re going to see duvet anchors. They have 12 of these, which makes it very easy to tie your blanket into the duvet cover, keep it secure, keep it from shifting around.
The blanket itself, it’s going to be cotton for the shell. It’s going to have a gridded stitching. These boxes here are four inches by four inches. In these boxes you’re going to have some cotton padding for a little bit of fluff.
In terms of the fill itself, it can be glass Nano beads, very fine, but that’s going to add the weight to this blanket.
In terms of size options, you only have one, that’s 60 by 80 inches, about the size of a queen-sized mattress.
In terms of weight options, you also only have one, 15 pounds.
They say the Cushion Lab is made for people between 120 and 190 pounds, but to make sure it’s the right size weighted blanked for you, use this formula.
You basically take your body weight, you divide it by 10, then you add or subtract one or two pounds.
For instance, my weight is 230 pounds – divide that by 10, 23 pounds. I like to add a few more pounds. I usually opt for a 25-pound weighted blanket, but they only had the 15-pound option so of course, I went with that.
Lastly in terms of washing, you can wash this duvet cover at home, just make sure to machine wash it on cold and tumble dry on low heat.
Now I want to talk about my experience with the Cushion Lab weighted blanket.
First, we’re speaking about weight, they only have one option, as I said before, 15 pounds. Again, I’m a larger person. I usually like a weighted blanket closer to 25 pounds.
Right off the bat, it’s not quite heavy enough for me, but I will say in terms of weight distribution, it’s very nice.
These smaller boxes, four inches by four inches, some nice, even weight distribution across my entire body.
In terms of size, this weighted blanket only had one option, which is queen size. I actually like something a little smaller and more of a throw size to fit the shape of my body.
This definitely fits the shape of a queen-sized bed. There is a little bit of overhang.
I did have some issues of being pulled off by its own weight.
What really makes this weighted blanket stand out is the duvet cover. It’s very nice.
You have these two sides, so there’s very soft minky feel on one side, very cozy, felt very nice against my skin.
The other side is going to be a lot cooler, little bit more breathable, but it actually works to actually make this weighted blankets sleep cooler or sleep hotter.
I can say, underneath this weighted blanket with the duvet cover on, it definitely was sleeping hotter, even using this cooler side.
I took the duvet cover off. Underneath that weighted blanket, I still slept somewhat hot. Not the coolest weighted blanket that I’ve come across.
Weighted blankets are designed to help with a couple of things like anxiety or insomnia or restless leg syndrome.
How did it work for me? Well, I struggle with anxiety, I struggle with insomnia as well. Using this weighted blanket, even though it was on the lighter side, I definitely slept well. I slept deeply, woke up feeling very refreshed.
Let’s talk about the pros or who I think the Cushion Lab might be a good fit for.
First off, if you’re looking for a good value, I would definitely check out the Cushion Lab. Right now it’s only $100 for a queen-sized weighted blanket, a very good deal for what you’re getting.
Also, it does come with this free duvet cover. If you want to duvet cover to put on the outside of your weighted blanket, it comes included, also a very good value.
If you’re in that 120-pound to 190-pound weight range, you should also check this out. The 15-pound weighted blanket with good weight distribution, it should be a good match for you.
Off of that, if you want a weighted blanket with fantastic weight distribution, even weight across your entire body, you should definitely check out the Cushion Lab.
Let’s talk about the cons or who I think the Cushion Lab might not be a good fit for.
First, if you’re looking for a weighted blanket for a heavier person like myself, I’m a larger person, I like a weighted blanket closer to 25 pounds.
You only have one weight option, 15 pounds. You might not find this weighted blanket heavy enough for you.
Off of that, if you are a smaller person, you want a weighted blanket for a child, you might have this weighted blanket feeling too heavy for you.
If you’re under 120 pounds or, again, looking for a weighted blanket for a child, you might want to look elsewhere.
You also don’t have a lot of options in terms of the size. There’s only one option, this queen size.
If you want something smaller to fit your frame or you want a weighted blanket to use with a partner, you might want to look elsewhere.
Lastly, if you’re thinking about a weighted blanket in terms of how it’s going to have you sleeping hotter or cooler, this is going to have you sleeping somewhat hotter.
If you are a hot sleeper, you’re worried about warming up while you sleep, probably not the best weighted blanket for you.
In the end, I did enjoy my experience the Cushion Lab weighted blanket.
I’m a little bit too heavy for this, but I think if you’re in that 120-pound, 190-pound weight range, you’re looking for a good value, you should definitely check out the Cushion Lab.
If you’re not sure it’s quite right for you, they do offer a 30-day money back guarantee and free shipping, but that’s about it.
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.