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- I love the calming effects weighted blankets seem to have on my anxiety.
- I’ve tested several weighted blankets, and the Brooklinen Weighted Comforter is one of my favorites.
- I like that it has a cool, plush feel, resists bunching, and is comes with a 365-day return policy.
I love weighted blankets. I have anxiety, and it’s hard for me to just sit still and relax. Yet, the comforting pressure of a weighted blanket tends to put me at ease. One of my favorites is the Brooklinen Weighted Comforter. I like that it’s big enough to cover my whole body, doesn’t bunch up, and stays cool.
Review of the Brooklinen Weighted Comforter
I had trouble with blankets being too small for me in the past, so I asked Brooklinen to send me the King-sized (106 inches by 90 inches), 30-pound model to test. Yet, after a few nights of struggling to get used to it, I found it was too heavy for me. I passed it on to my wife, who loved the weight.
Then, Brooklinen sent me the Queen-sized (90 inches by 90 inches) 20-pounder: much more comfortable. I liked that it was big enough to cover me and provided enough pressure to soothe my 210-pound body without being too restrictive of movement. Brooklinen also makes the weighted comforter in a 15-pound twin-size (64 inches by 90 inches).
The Weighted Comforter features baffle-box construction. This means it has a grid of squares that keep the tiny glass beads evenly distributed. Unlike other models I’ve tested, the beads didn’t feel like they shifted to one end of the box. Instead, the weight remained uniform throughout, keeping it from bunching. I also loved the plush, cool-to-the-touch feel of the 400-thread-count cotton sateen shell.
One problem I’ve had with other weighted blankets is leakage. Our cats will take a liking to them and start poking around with their claws. Eventually, they make a hole big enough for beads to leak out. My cats have not penetrated the exterior of the Brooklinen Weighted Comforter.
If your comforter somehow springs a leak or you’re unhappy with the size you chose, Brooklinen has a lenient return policy. You have 365 days to try the Weighted Comforter for a full refund. The company will even cover return shipping.
Insider Reviews’ former editor Jen Gushue also tested the 20-pound Brooklinen Weighted Comforter for. They have experience testing several weighted blankets, and this was their favorite. They “felt enveloped by the cushy fill but not too overwhelmed or overheated.” Since we’ve both had such great experiences with it, the Brooklinen Weighted Comforter has earned the title of “best weighted comfort” our jointly-written guide to the best weighted blankets.
Cons to consider
The comforter only has four loops for attaching a duvet cover: one in each corner. I didn’t think this would be enough to keep the comforter in place with Brooklinen’s Luxe Duvet Cover. However, after four nights of testing, I was delighted to find that the comforter didn’t bunch up. Maybe four loops are enough after all.
While the comforter’s advertised dimensions are accurate, the 20-pound comforter is closer to 24 pounds. I didn’t find this extra weight unpleasant, but smaller individuals may. Keep in mind that a duvet cover will add to the heft.
What are your alternatives?
The Brooklinen Weighted Comforter, and weighted blankets in general, are expensive. If you’re looking for a cheap alternative, we recommend the Luna Weighted Blanket, available in several sizes, weights, and colors. Plus, it’s machine washable.
The bottom line
Whether you’re looking to soothe yourself to sleep or just want a calming lounging companion, the Brooklinen Weighted Comforter is an outstanding choice. While it’s expensive, the blanket is well-made and backed by a long return policy. I strongly recommend giving it a try if you can afford it.
Pros: Available in three weights and sizes, returns accepted within one year of purchase, plenty of plush fill, looks like a regular comforter, made of 400-thread-count sateen cotton
Cons: Duvet cover sold separately, only four duvet cover loops, dry clean only, 20-pound comforter is heavier than advertised