I’m back with another weighted blanket review. This review is all about the Helix weighted blanket.
Weighted blankets are the bedding product I never knew I needed until I tried one out.
They are so great for calming your anxiety and helping you to relax.
In this review I’ll go over the construction and feel of this weighted blanket as well as to give you my honest pros and cons about who I think should consider buying it.
Table of Contents
Normally when I do reviews I like to approach it a little bit like reading a recipe.
You want to know what all your ingredients are and how they’re going to combine together before you taste the final product, or in this case, a weighted blanket.
So let’s go over the construction of the Helix weighted blanket.
Let’s start off with the outer cover.
This outer cover has two different sides. The first side is made with sheared microfiber and the other side is made of fleece .
This cover is completely removable and machine washable.
It’s got a zipper that allows us to unzip it and get to the inner blanket, which is attached to the outer cover with ties.
This inner blanket is made with 100% cotton and is filled with fine grade glass beads. Those beads are what gives the blanket its weight.
The inner blanket uses gridded stitching to partition the beads across the blanket into little squares, so that they’ll stay evenly distributed throughout the whole blanket. The last thing you want is for all the beads to clump up and leave dead spaces in the blanket.
The Helix weighted blanket is available in three different weights: 10 pounds, 15 pounds and 20 pounds. It’s only available in one size which is 48 inches by 72 inches.
I tested the 15 pound blanket for this review. But when you’re choosing a weighted blanket, you want to choose one that’s close to 10 percent of your own body weight.
So if you weigh 200 pounds, the 20 pound blanket would be perfect for you.
The reason is that this ratio is what allows you to experience deep pressure touch, which is basically the sensation that we get from hugging someone or from other kinds of touch that releases hormones in our bodies that help us to calm down.
Hey we all need a hug sometimes but sometimes there isn’t someone there to give us the hug, so a weighted blanket is great for providing that same effect.
All right enough with these facts and information, it’s time to talk about my opinion, a.k.a. time to talk about the feel of this weighted blanket.
So to give you the best understanding of how this blanket feels I took it home and I tested it out for a few nights.
So here’s what I thought.
The first thing I immediately noticed about this weighted blanket was the fleece on the outer cover. It looks like an adorable little sheep and it feels like a really nice sherpa material which I really loved.
I’m always a fan of all things fluffy and soft so immediately I really love this feature.
This blanket had really great distribution of weight when I was testing it out. That gridded stitching really helps to keep all the beads partitioned and evenly distributed across the whole blanket, so you don’t get them pooling on one side or the other.
One small thing I did notice though is that when you move the blanket around, you can kind of hear the beads rolling around inside. It’s not a huge deal but that type of noise might be annoying to some people.
One thing I have to add is that this blanket is pretty toasty. That wasn’t really surprising to me considering it has all this thick fluffy fabric on the outer cover.
As someone who’s often more cold than hot I actually really liked how warm and toasty this blanket was. But if you’re a little bit more like a human furnace, you might not like how this is going to trap heat.
It’s time to go over my pros and cons for this weighted blanket.
I’ll give you my honest opinion about who I think will like this blanket and who should maybe consider a different one.
So first let’s go over the pros.
My biggest pro for this blanket was definitely the soft outer cover. I really love the sherpa-like fleece used on one side and the velvety microfiber on the other.
I think this blanket will definitely keep you super warm and honestly I think would be perfect for cuddling up under with a mug of hot cocoa in the winter time.
Next I also really like that this outer cover is machine washable. The inner blanket is spot clean only, so being able to take this outer cover off and wash it will be super helpful in keeping this whole blanket clean.
Third I also really appreciate the gridded stitching that’s used in the inner blanket.
It really helps to keep the weight distribution super even on this whole weighted blanket.
Now let’s talk about the cons.
My first con for this blanket would be it’s not the best option for heavier people who weigh 200 pounds or more as there isn’t a weight option for the blankets that would allow you to experience the deep pressure touch.
Next I would also say that if you’re looking for a cooling or a breathable weighted blanket this isn’t going to be the best option for you. I found it to be pretty warm.
Finally I didn’t love it you could hear the glass beads rattling around whenever you move this blanket. It’s just a little noisy so if that’s the kind of thing that might bother you, I would definitely recommend a different weighted blanket.
We’ve gone over a lot of information, so real quick let’s go over some of Helix’s policies.
Helix ships for free within the United States and they also ship to Canada for an additional shipping fee.
Next Helix also offers a 100 night trial period with this blanket, which is a pretty nice length of time for a weighted blanket trial.
During those 100 nights you can test the blanket out at home and if you decide it’s not a good fit for you you can return it for a full refund.
Finally Helix also offers a one year warranty on this weighted blanket.
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.