Best Weighted Blankets UK
A staggering 22% of Brits report struggling to fall asleep each night. It’s no wonder. With responsibilities piling up, distractions at an all-time high and opportunities for relaxation at an all-time low, many of us are being pushed to our breaking points.
Enter the weighted blanket…
By simulating the feeling of being held or touched, weighted blankets work to relax you, in turn helping you unwind and ease gently into a restful night’s sleep. The feeling of human contact—even simulated—releases “feel-good” neurochemicals like serotonin into the body, and weighted blankets have been proven to promote relaxation, restful sleep and may also help with anxiety.
Needless to say, weighted blankets are more popular than ever, and the market has become packed full of top-quality products like never before. Are you looking for a weighted blanket to keep you cosy, secure and peaceful? We’ve scoured the market to find the best weighted blankets available in the UK, and we’re excited to show you what we’ve found.
The UK’s Best Weighted Blankets – Ranked and Reviewed
1. Calming Blankets’ Adult Weighted Blanket – Editor’s Pick
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For the quintessential weighted blanket experience, we’d recommend nothing more than then the Adult Weighted Blanket from Calming Blankets. It might not be the most luxurious weighted blanket under the sun, but it’s a cosy and comforting all-rounder that ticks every box you could want ticked at a price of £149.
Made from a plush mink cover filled with evenly-distributed, eco-friendly glass beads, the Adult Weighted Blanket feels just as high-quality as its specs sheet suggests. Plus, the company offers free UK delivery as well as a 30-day risk-free trial period (all returns go to charity).
Available in weights of 4.5kg, 6.8kg and 9kg (it’s advised that you choose a blanket around 10% of your body weight), there’s a Calming Blanket to suit most body types. For children over the age of 3 or 4, the company also offers a 2.2kg Kids Blanket, perfect for calming “first day at school” nerves or helping your little one work through their restless phases.
The Adult Weighted Blanket is available in three colours too: Ocean (blue), Granite (dark grey) and Quartz (pale pink). This helps it match a range of bedroom styles and personal aesthetic tastes.
Summary: There’s a reason this is the customer favourite. The Adults Weighted Blanket manages to impress by using premium, eco-friendly materials (like those weighted glass beads) and offering a range of weight options, all while retaining a competitive price point.
Who should consider it: It’s a great all-rounder, so we feel most customers should consider this one. With that said, anyone who wants to keep especially warm and toasty through the chilly British winters will sing the praises of this blanket and its plush mink covering.
Final Verdict: Premium materials, a great feel and a competitive price. It’s no surprise that this is our editor’s pick: it’s an outstanding weighted blanket!
2. Eve Weighted Blanket – Best Splurge
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They don’t come more luxurious than this, not without coming encrusted with diamonds—and something tells us that wouldn’t be so relaxing.
The Eve Weighted Blanket eschews beads, sand and other weighted “filler” to make up its weight. Instead, it’s formed of 100% cotton, making it the most luxurious-feeling product on this list, as well as the most pricey. Its design also means that the product’s weight is perfectly distributed, further justifying that £199 price tag.
There is a caveat to a 100% cotton design, and that’s the fact that it removes weight options. The Eve Weighted Blanket is strictly available at a weight of 7kg. Further restricting buyer choice, it’s only available in one colour too: Natural cream.
Summary: No beads and all-cotton make this one luxurious and aesthetically pleasing blanket. Plus, the company upholds a 14-day hassle-free return policy from anywhere in the UK, meaning that you can splurge on the Eve Weighted Blanket with confidence.
Who should consider it: Anyone with a few extra quid lying around and the desire for a bit of much-needed peace and relaxation will find this weighted blanket well-suited to their needs.
Final Verdict: We’re in love with the all-cotton construction and woven feel of this blanket. It’s a shame that it only comes in a single weight and colour, although we do understand how its filling-free construction makes weight options a difficult thing to design for.
3. Koala Therapeutic Weighted Blanket Set – Best Value
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Welcome to the Koala Weighted Blanket duo. That’s right, this blanket is formed of two components, a multi-layered weighted duvet and a double-sided cover (with breathable bamboo fabric on one side and ultra-plush minky on the other). Together, they make a product which is adaptable, easy to clean and ideal for meeting your changing comfort requirements, whatever they may be.
Once the duvet is secured in the cover with its unique “loop and tie” system, you can choose which side of the cover you want to lay under. The eco-friendly bamboo fabric will keep you hot sleepers cool, and the plush minky side will take the chill out of the cold British winter evenings.
Starting at £109.99 for both the duvet and the cover, this blanket is available in 4kg, 6.8kg and 9kg, as well as in two size options: 48” x 78” and 60” x 80”. Koala also offers free next-day delivery to the UK mainland, and you can return it within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.
Summary: Adaptability is the key with the Koala Therapeutic Weighted Blanket Set. A double-sided cover will suit both hot and cold sleepers; the removable cover makes for easy cleaning and longevity; plus, it comes in a range of different weights and sizes. The unique design makes it an all-season weighted blanket suitable for winter as well as summer.
Who should consider it: Customers who struggle with temperature regulation will be blown away by this one. Being able to warm up and cool down at will by simply flipping the blanket over will be a gamechanger for stressed-out folks who sweat through their sheets some nights and shiver in the dark others. So basically, at the price of one weighted blanket customers get two, making it a value buy.
Final Verdict: For the money Koala is asking, this blanket comes jam-packed with an astonishing amount of unique features. From the reversible cover, to the two-part construction and beyond, there’s some ingenious design quirk hiding under every layer of this wonderful weighted blanket.
4. Calming Blankets’ Adult Bamboo Weighted Blanket – Best for Hot Sleepers
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We’ve already touched upon Calming Blankets’ offering earlier in this article, but we couldn’t resist shining a spotlight on this bamboo fabric-focused product from the same company. It serves as a superb cooling counterpoint to the company’s classic Weighted Blanket, and it hits the same price point of £149 too. While it’s still filled with those familiar eco-friendly weighted beads, Calming Blankets has, in this blanket, exchanged the cloud-like mink cover with a breathable bamboo fibre alternative.
Bamboo fibre is lightweight, breathable and the best choice of bedding fabric for hot sleepers. It’s also soft, naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic too! There’s almost no downside to the material, especially when you consider how it’s biodegradable and produced using eco-friendly methods.
The Adult Bamboo Weighted Blanket also impresses with a fair amount of colour and weight choice too, available in two colours—Maldives (light blue) or Midnight (dark grey/black)—and three weight varieties: 4.5kg, 6.8kg and 9kg. There’s also a kids variety available at 2.2kg.
Just like with the original Adult Weighted Blanket, this product is delivered free anywhere in the UK, and you’ll also enjoy the benefit of a 30-day risk-free trial with all returns being donated straight to charity.
Summary: This is the cool and hygienic cousin of Calming Blankets’ original weighted blanket. It’s not as plush and it won’t keep you as warm as the original, but for some customers, that’s ideal.
Who should consider it: Anyone who sleeps hot or sweats under the covers but still craves the comfort of a weighted blanket should check this product out.
Final Verdict: Bamboo fibre is a wonder material, good for the environment, good for your health and great for you cool. If that’s what you’re after, we can’t recommend this product enough.
5. Sommio Knitted Weighted Blanket – Best Organic & Stylish
Another no-filler weighted blanket makes its way onto this list (and into our hearts), courtesy of UK-based company Sommio. Hand-made from 100% organic cotton, the Sommio Knitted Weighted Blanket brings multiple layers of breathable, stylish knitted cotton to help you keep cool, calm down and look good while you do it—all at a price of £169.
Just like the company’s products themselves, Sommio’s packaging uses recyclable and biodegradable materials wherever possible, meaning that, when you buy a Sommio weighted blanket, your money will be going to a group of trustworthy, environmentally-conscious people. That’s always nice to know, isn’t it?
Unlike Eve’s weighted blanket, the Sommio Knitted Weighted Blanket actually provides a choice of weights, albeit only two: 7kg and 9kg. It makes up for a slightly restricted choice of weight with a relatively expansive colour choice. You can pick between Canyon (dusty orange), Midnight (dark grey), Mulberry (red) and Wasabi (green) depending on your style tastes and what works best for your room.
Summary: The Sommio Knitted Weighted Blanket is not just one of the most attractive weighted blankets available in the UK, it’s also a great blanket in its own right, combining breathable, high-quality materials with a premium build-quality.
Who should consider it: With its choice of stylish colours, this product would suit sleepers who want a cooling weighted blanket that works well with their room’s existing design and colour palette.
Final verdict: This isn’t just “style over substance”, although there is a hefty amount of style here. The Sommio Knitted Weighted Blanket will keep you calm, serene and sweat-free all night long, and it’ll look damn good doing it!
6. Mela Weighted Blanket – Best for Couples (King/Double Size)
Most weighted blankets are individual-use items; their weights just aren’t usually sufficient for a couple in-need of comfort. British business Mela has spotted a gap in the market here and set out to design a range of top-quality weighted blankets perfect for couples. Why are they so good for couples? Well, they’re simply heavier and larger than your typical weighted blanket.
Comprising a breathable, 100% cotton shell filled with polyester-padded anti-rustle glass quartz pellets, the Mela Weighted Blanket is Oeko-Tex certified and more than justifies its £129.99 and £139.99 price tickets (for the Double size and King size respectively). It’s worth noting that you will have to add an extra £5 on the price for each one if you want to go for the absolute heaviest option. After all, more materials does mean more cost.
Available in a wide range of sizes and weights (shown below), the Mela Weighted Blanket is the most diverse weighted blanket we’ve seen for sale in the UK. Take a look at all of the size and weight options open for you!
Summary: Unique anti-rustle glass pellets, breathable fabric and a range of weight/size options make this weighted blanket ideal for couples. There’ll be no need to worry about night-time disturbance, overheating or blanket-hogging with this one.
Who should consider it: Well, couples! From larger size options to the breathable fabric with anti-rustle pellets make it a top choice for couples in the market to share a weighted blanket.
Final Verdict: Certified materials, unique features and a range of buying options mean that this Mela product earns our seal of approval. As for the 30-day risk-free trial? That’s just the icing on the cake!
7. Gravity Weighted Blanket – Most Weight and Colour Options
We know that a lot of our readers value customisability above all else. And so, for you choice-conscious customers, we’re happy to recommend the Gravity Blanket, a weighted blanket which boasts more weight, size and colour options than you’ve had hot dinners.
Available for £149, the Gravity Blanket offers two different cover types: “Summer” (better for keeping you cool) and “All Year” (more plush and warming for the cold months). Within these colour types, you’ll find a range of available colours: Space Grey, Christmas (red and black checkered), Poseidon Blue and “Energy pattern”. Once you’ve chosen a colour, you can choose a size for your blanket, either 135×200 cm or 150×220 cm. Finally, you can choose a weight, and there are a whopping number of weight choices: 4kg, 6kg, 8kg, 10kg or 12kg.
As for the inside of the blanket—the actual weighted bit—you’ll enjoy the comfort of a 32% polyester and 68% cotton filling, with the added relief of evenly distributed glass microbeads. The whole blanket is hypoallergenic, sustainably produced and its cotton is 100% organic.
Interested? You’ll be happy to know that Gravity offers both free delivery and a 28-night sleep guarantee, so you can change your mind at any point in the first 28 nights of ownership for a full refund!
Summary: The Gravity Blanket soars above the competition in terms of buying options, available in a seriously impressive range of colours, weights, sizes and materials. On top of that, it’s all sustainably produced, hypoallergenic and vegan-friendly.
Who should consider it: Customers who want to tailor their weighted blanket experience will fall in love with the Gravity Blanket’s myriad purchasing options.
Final Verdict: It’s natural to assume that more buying choice suggests a lower quality of product, but the Gravity Blanket stands as a testament to the contrary. In addition to the range of buying choices it offers, it’s also made from top-quality, sustainable and organic materials.
8. COSTWAY Weighted Blanket – Machine Washable (Easiest to Maintain)
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Anything you sleep under for 7, 8, 9 or more hours per night is likely to need fairly regular cleaning if you hope to keep it in good condition. Does the thought of that responsibility leave you stressed out? You might want to check out the easy-to-maintain, machine-washable COSTWAY weighted blanket.
When you need to clean this budget-priced bastion of comfort, you need only throw it in the washing machine and wait. Unfortunately, COSTWAY advises that you refrain from spin-drying it, but hanging it out to dry is hardly the worst thing in the world, is it?
Available in weights of 3kg, 4.5kg, 5.5kg, 7kg, 8kg and 9kg between prices of £28.95 and £49.95, the COSTWAY Weighted Blanket is certainly one of the cheapest weighted blankets out there in the UK, and it doesn’t skimp on the lightweight option, making it ideal for children and small-framed customers.
Summary: Cheap, cheerful and easy to maintain, the COSTWAY Weighted Blanket is designed for time-strapped folks who want to dip their toes into the weighted blanket waters.
Who should consider it: Anyone short on time and/or funds will be impressed by the quality of this budget-priced weighted blanket.
Final Verdict: It doesn’t stand up to some of the more premium blankets featured here, but nevertheless, the COSTWAY Weighted Blanket is a great pick for buyers who value convenience.
9. CosiHome Weighted Blanket for Children – Best for Kids
While infants and very young children should steer clear of weighted blankets, there’s nothing wrong with older children enjoying their soothing, neurochemical-releasing effects. If you’re looking for a weighted blanket which is purpose-built for pint-sized sleepers, you’d struggle to do better than the CosiHome Weighted Blanket for Children.
Weighing in at 3.2kg at £58.99, this 105×155 cm blanket is formed of thousands of non-toxic, hypoallergenic micro-beads sewn between layers of high-quality, padded cotton and polyester. For the cover, CosiHome has sourced plush, comfortable minky cotton, perfect for keeping your child snug, warm and secure.
Summary: Smaller and lighter than your average weighted blanket, this is one for the kids, and it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee too!
Who should consider it: Youngsters! As long as they’re over the age of 5 or 6 with body weight between 26 to 40 kg.
Final Verdict: Between the hypoallergenic materials, child-appropriate weight and soft minky cover, we’re eager to recommend this to any child in-need of some additional comfort throughout the night.
10. YnM Cooling Weighted Blanket – Bargain Pick
The YnM Cooling Weighted Blanket is our champion in terms of the all-important price-to-quality ratio. Available in a range of colours and patterns—blues, whites, greys, greens and more—this 9kg weighted blanket wows by offering weighted glass beads and a bamboo fibre cover. These premium features are typically only found in pricier weighted blankets, but you can get them here at a RRP of £94.90. Unbelievable, right?
Bamboo fibres are naturally hypoallergenic, antibacterial and antifungal—not to mention super soft too! For sub-£100, it’s no surprise that this makes it as our Bargain Pick.
Summary: YnM’s weighted glass beads work in conjunction with the cool and comfortable bamboo fibres to make this a weighted blanket more far more than it costs.
Who should consider it: Any buyer who wants a bargain without sacrificing quality should absolutely check this one out.
Final Verdict: Premium materials just don’t come this cheap. We’re in awe of how YnM has managed to pull off this feat of comfort-engineering at such a low price.
Buyers Guide: Factors to consider when buying a Weighted Blanket
Looking to venture out into the weighted blanket world, explore your options and find a product which suits you to a tee? You’ll want to know what features to look out for.
Luckily for you, we’ve assembled a handy Buyer’s Guide for weighted blankets, so you needn’t feel lost!
It should come as no surprise to hear that weight is one of the most important features of any weighted blanket. You should choose a blanket that sits around 10% of your body weight (7%-13% to be exact). Also worth noting is that, due to the weighted element of weighted blankets, young children and infants should not be allowed to use weighted blankets.
How do weighted blankets make up their weight? Well that’ll be with filler! These come in a range of different types:
- Plastic Poly Pellets – This is a flexible, affordable and non-toxic blanket filler. Typically used in cheaper weighted blankets, it has the notable downside of causing a distinct ‘rustling’ sound. Think bean bags and you’re on the right lines.
- Glass Beads – These are a more expensive alternative to plastic pellets. Sleeker and quieter, this filling also leads to a blanket with less bulk than those with plastic poly pellet-filling. Of course, you should also expect to pay a little extra for that luxury.
- Sand – While it’s very cheap, sand is often seen as an inferior weighted blanket filling. With a tendency to clump and lead to uneven weight distribution, it can make for a less-than ideal weighted blanket experience.
Most weighted blankets are designed for individual use. Regardless, you’ll want to buy yours in single, double, queen or king size to suit your mattress and keep your entire body covered.
Even in the mild climate of the UK, we deal with our fair share of sweltering stretches and chilly spells. If you’re wanting to keep cool in the summer, breathable filling like glass beads and airy materials like bamboo fibre will be exactly what the doctor ordered. Conversely, if you’re in the market for a weighted blanket for the winter, plush covers made of material like minky cotton will do a superb job of keeping you warm and toasty—safe from the biting weather outside.
The flourishing weighted blanket market in the UK is an exciting one indeed, but it’s also one that many of you might be new to.
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