Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket Review 2021Updated on November 12, 2019 While all product recommendations are chosen independently, we may receive compensation for purchases made through our site. Learn more about how we make money here.
The Calming Comfort line is produced by Sharper Image. Sharper Image started in 1977 and shuttered its doors in 2008. It relaunched in 2010 with an increased focus on online sales.
Both incarnations of the company have shared a similar product line, including electronics, gadgets, and gifts. The company also sells an array of sleep-related products, including alarm clocks, pillows, sleep masks, air purifiers, and blankets.
Sharper Image’s Calming Comfort line consists of duvet covers, a neck wrap, a cooling knee pillow, a reversible cooling blanket, a cooling weighted blanket, a weighted blanket for children, and the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket.
The Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket is constructed of a velveteen shell and BPA-free high-density microbeads.
The Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket has four weight options: 10 pounds, 15 pounds, 20 pounds, and 25 pounds. There are six duvet cover options: small blue, large blue, small pink, large pink, large grey, and large cooling. The small options accommodate 6- to 10-pound blankets. The large options fit 15- to 25-pound blankets. The cooling duvet cover fits a 15- to 25- pound blanket and is formulated to wick moisture and feel cool to the touch.
We’ll provide a full review of the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket, including information on its construction, pricing, performance, pros and cons, and more.
In-depth Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket Review
Materials and Options
The Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket comes in four weight options and two dimensions. The blanket comes in just one color, but optional duvet covers are available in three colors. The table below will share information on the product specifications, options, and construction.
|Inner Material||Outer Material||Dimensions||Weight Options||Color and Design Options|
|BPA-free high-density microbeads||Velveteen||41” x 60” (10 pound only) 50” x 75” (15 pound, 20 pound, 25 pound)||10 pounds 15 pounds 20 pounds 25 pounds||– Grey – Optional duvet covers: Pink, Blue, Grey (large only), Cooling (large only)|
Most weighted blankets cost between $100 and $300, but prices vary by brand and weight. When comparing prices, you should pay attention to a blanket’s weight, construction, and materials.
Depending on your needs and preferences, a heavier, more expensive weighted blanket may be worth it. Adults usually prefer weighted blankets that weigh about 10% of their body weight, so sleepers who weigh more may feel more comfortable with a heavier blanket.
The table below details the prices of the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket. The heavier blankets are more expensive because they use more of the microbead fill.
|10 pound (41″ x 60″)||$160|
|15 pound (50″ x 75″)||$160|
|20 pound (50″ x 75″)||$240|
|25 pound (50″ x 75″)||$240|
**Prices listed are from company website. Prices may fluctuate on third-party sites like Amazon.
Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket Performance
The Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket’s unique design has many benefits. This blanket’s microbead fill contours more closely to the body than larger plastic fill beads. The velveteen fabric and microbead fill make the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket more breathable than many other weighted blankets that use plastic fill. Stitched squares help keep the fill in place. The velveteen shell is soft to the touch, so it may feel exceptionally cozy.
The Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket comes in four weight options. Weight preference may vary between sleepers. These four options can accommodate most preferences. Sleepers who weigh less may prefer a lighter weighted blanket, while sleepers who weigh more may enjoy a heavier option.
The weighted blanket itself is not washable, but it can be spot cleaned. The optional duvet cover is machine washable, so it may be a good choice for sleepers who prefer easy cleaning.
|Distribution of Fill||★★★★★★★★★☆|
|Ease and Use of Cleaning||★★★★★★★★☆☆|
- Inner Fill: The inner fill is composed of BPA-free high-density microbeads. Plastic beads tend to be less contouring and breathable than smaller glass beads. However, the microbeads used in the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket are smaller than the plastic beads in many weighted blankets, so they may conform more closely while also providing more airflow.
- Outer Fill: The velveteen shell is soft to the touch, adding plushness and coziness. This material is also breathable.
- Breathability: The microbead fill allows more airflow than many plastic bead fills. The fabric shell adds to the blanket’s breathability. If overheating is a concern, a cooling duvet cover is also available.
- Weight Options: The Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket comes in four weight options: 10 pounds, 15 pounds, 20 pounds, and 25 pounds. The 10-pound blanket is 41” x 60”. The 15-pound, 20-pound, and 25-pound blankets are 50” x 75”.
- Distribution of Inner Fill: The shell uses stitched square pockets to keep the microbead fill in place and ensure the weight remains evenly distributed.
- Durability: The Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket is still relatively new to the market, so long-term data on longevity is not yet available. While many reviews are positive, some customers report problems with the stitching that cause the fill beads to become unevenly distributed and/or come out of the blanket.
- Ease of Use and Cleaning: The weighted blanket itself can be spot cleaned using a mild detergent and warm water. The optional duvet cover is machine-washable.
How Do Customers Rate the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket?
|CalmingComfortBlanket.com||5/5 (111 reviews)|
|Amazon||3.8/5 (358 reviews)|
|Google Shopping||3.7/5 (481 reviews)|
How Heavy Should My Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket Be?
Sharper Image recommends selecting the weight of your blanket by calculating 10% of your body weight. You may need to round up or down a few pounds. When in doubt, we generally recommend rounding down. Many sleepers find a blanket-to-body weight ratio of 10 percent to be the most comfortable.
The table below shares Sharper Image’s general guidelines on which blanket weights are appropriate for which weight groups. Note that Sharper Image does not recommend these products for sleepers under 80 pounds or children under five.
As always, be sure to take your personal needs and preferences into account when making your selection. If you have any concerns or underlying medical conditions, consult your healthcare provider to help decide if a weighted blanket is right for you.
|Blanket Weight||Body Weight|
|10 pounds||80 – 125 pounds|
|15 pounds||125 – 175 pounds|
|20 pounds||175 – 225 pounds|
|25 pounds||225+ pounds|
Weighted blankets started garnering widespread attention a few years ago. Since then, the number of options has grown exponentially. While the materials, construction, and weight can impact the feel and durability of the blanket, a company’s policies and procedures may be just as influential in your purchasing decision.
|Availability||The Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket is currently available through Amazon and other third-party vendors, including Target, Kohl’s, Macy’s, and Bed Bath & Beyond.|
|Shipping||Shipping varies between retailers. Orders placed through Amazon ship free with Amazon Prime. Prime shipping usually takes two days.|
|Trial||Amazon currently offers free returns on the Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket within 30 days of delivery. No shipping charges apply.|
|Warranty||No information is currently available on whether or not the product is warrantied.|
Customer Service: Reviews of the customer service team are mixed. Some customers report that customer service helped resolve issues, while others express frustration.
Reputation: Sharper Image built its reputation around providing unique, innovative products.
BBB Rating: Sharper Image receives a C- rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Years in Business: Sharper Image first launched in 1977 and closed in 2008. It relaunched in 2010.
Physical Stores: Sharper Image does not currently have brick-and-mortar stores.