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Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket Review

Our favorite weighted blanket just got a whole lot cooler

Photo of two Gravity Cooling Weighted Blankets. Credit: Camryn Rabideau/Reviewed

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    Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket

    Pros

    • Good temperature regulation

    • High-quality and durable

    • Easy to clean

    Cons

    • None that we could find

Ever since I tested my first weighted blanket several years ago, I've been a huge fan of these heavy covers. It's relaxing to have the weighted blanket on top of you, whether you're lounging on the couch or drifting off to sleep. I've found that it helps reduce stress and makes me feel calmer, especially after a busy day.

One downside to weighted blankets is that they tend to be warm because their heavy materials can trap in heat. Many popular models are constructed of several layers of fabric as well as the beads that lend the weight. As someone who sleeps hot, I can't use a weighted blanket on my bed because I end up overheating during the night. When I saw that my favorite weight blanket brand released the Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket, I knew I wanted to try it. 

About the Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket

white blanket spread out on side of couch
Credit: Camryn Rabideau/Reviewed

This weighted blanket by Gravity was designed with hot sleepers in mind.

I've tested at least a dozen weighted blankets for Reviewed, and the original Gravity Weighted Blanket is the best out there. It has everything smart consumers look for: comfort, high-quality construction, durability, and ease of care. However, it tends to get quite warm due to its fuzzy microplush cover, which may cut snuggle sessions short for those who run hot. To cater to folks who overheat easily, the brand released the Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket.

Like the original, the cooling weighted blanket includes an insert that contains fine glass beads that are stitched into uniform pockets to ensure even weight distribution. But the new design has an outer cover made of eucalyptus-based lyocell. This type of semi-synthetic fabric is supposed to be a more breathable material and better at wicking away moisture than the fuzzy microplush that covers the original.

The cooling blanket costs the same as Gravity's other offerings, starting at $250 for a "single" size that's 72 inches by 48 inches.

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What we like about the Gravity Cooling Blanket

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Credit: Camryn Rabideau/Reviewed

Our favorite weighted blanket just got a whole lot cooler.

The outer fabric feels cooler than the original

I tested the Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket for several weeks, using it to relax on the couch and sleeping with it overnight a few times. I can confirm that it's much better at regulating my body temperature than the original version. Right away, I noticed that the lyocell fabric feels cooler to the touch. Even after sitting under the blanket for several hours, I was at a comfortable temperature. It was warm enough to stave off any chill in the air—I tested during the fall in New England—but not so toasty I felt overheated and had to remove the blanket from my lap.

I had a similar experience when I used the blanket overnight. It kept me warm and comfortable, but I didn't wake up sweating to toss the blanket off, as I have with other weighted blankets, including the original Gravity Weighted Blanket.

The quality is just as good as the original

The original Gravity Blanket stands out from competitors with its high quality construction. I've owned one for more than four years, and it still looks as good as the day I got it! I was happy to discover the new cooling blanket seems every bit as well-made as the original.

The cooling cover is thinner and more lightweight than the original's microfleece, with two layers of fabric and neat stitching. The removable weighted insert has gridded stitching, similar to a comforter, that keeps its  "fine-grade" glass beads evenly distributed. There are zippers along two inside edges that hold the weighted insert in place and prevent it from bunching up—a better construction than the original, which has the insert held in place with ties and buttons.

The whole thing showed no signs of wear after several weeks, even with my kitten and dogs climbing all over it. Plus, if it gets dirty, you can remove the outer blanket like a duvet cover and throw it in the wash and tumble dry, just like the original. (The glass-bead-filled inner blanket, however, is spot-clean-only.)

It comes in different sizes and colors

Like the original, the cooling version comes in three sizes with different weight options: a 15- or 20-pound single size and a 35-pound queen/king size. While it might not seem like a big deal, having size options for weighted blankets can be great if you plan to use it as covers on the bed versus a casual throw for the couch.

You can also choose among six fun colors, including trendy shades of Periwinkle and Dusty Pink, or more neutral shades like gray or brown.

What we don't like about the Gravity Cooling Blanket

It's not necessarily "cooling"

I don't really have anything bad to say about the Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket---it's well-made and as cozy as can be. But if we're being particular, I would note that "cooling" might not be the most accurate term for it. While the blanket is most certainly cooler and better at temperature regulation than the original, it's not going to actively cool you down during the summer, which is what I think of when I hear the term "cooling." At the end of the day, it's still a blanket (and a heavy one, at that!), and you'll still feel warm while underneath it.

If you're looking for a product to provide "deep pressure touch" and keep you cool on hot days, you'd be better off with something like the Calming Comfort Weighted Shoulder Wrap, which you can put in the freezer before use for a true cooling effect. More than 7,500 Amazon reviewers give it an average 4.4-star rating and appreciate it's just as soothing when used hot (from heating in the microwave) as cold. 

Is the Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket worth it?

Yes, if you're looking for a weighted blanket that won't leave you sweaty

If you overheat easily but still want to reap the soothing benefits of a weighted blanket, the Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket is worth buying. It has all the features that we loved about the original Gravity Blanket—high-quality construction, a washable cover, and secure stitching to prevent bunching—but the lyocell cover is cool to the touch and much better at temperature regulation. Though Gravity's offerings aren't the cheapest, they are the best weighted blankets on the market, and this cooling version is no exception..

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  1. Product image of Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket

    Gravity Cooling Weighted Blanket

    Pros

    • Good temperature regulation

    • High-quality and durable

    • Easy to clean

    Cons

    • None that we could find