The DreamHug weighted blanket is described as one of the best non-glass options available today. It has managed to stay competitive in a market dominated by the glass filled weighted blankets. You may have come across conflicting opinions about it with some searing by it while others discrediting it. You may have been left wondering if it is worth buying. We will unravel all the details in this Dream Hug weighted blanket review to help you make your decision.
An objective look at the design and materials, options available, pricing and return policy is the basis of this unbiased review. We will also cover the pros and cons to give you a summarized look.
Design and Materials
This blanket uses the popular traditional weighted pocket design that is known for evenly distributing the weight throughout the blanket. In this design, the filler material is confined within double-stitched pockets. Stuffing is added to the pockets to make them feel comfortable when you use the weighted blanket.
The pockets, however, are larger than most other weighted pocket design blankets on the market today. Although it makes the blanket more comfortable and smoother, it slightly decreases the evenness of weight distribution.
Compared to those blankets using 7-layered design and gridded stitching, this weighted blanket is less efficient. It is not among the luxurious option and qualifies as an entry-level weighted blanket.
Plastic pellets make the weights in this DreamHug weighted blanket. They are very minute, and you won’t feel them. They are also smooth which makes them comfortable. A popular concern among many first-time weighted blanket users is safety when it comes to plastic pellets. DreamHug weighted blankets use hypoallergenic, non-toxic, odorless plastic pellets that are safe for use.
The stitching method and fabrics used ensure that there is no leakage of the poly pellets. You don’t have to worry about waking up covered in tiny balls of plastic pellets.
We would prefer the use of glass beads, but this product still manages to stand out even though it’s a plastic pellet weighted blanket.
Like many other weighted blankets, this product utilizes 100% cotton as the fabric for the blanket. If you have read our other reviews, you have noticed just how powerful cotton is when it comes to weighted blanket fabrics. It allows for impressive levels of breathability. That means that if you are a hot sleeper, the cotton will allow for great ventilation of heat and moisture away from your body helping you achieve a cooler sleeping temperature.
The use of the 100% cotton in this weighted blanket will, therefore, allow you to still enjoy the deep touch stimulation even on hot nights. It is also hypoallergenic and won’t have any strong smells.
Users have found the fact that this product can be machine washed and dried a big step in the direction of ease of care for the weighted blanket. The materials used allow for effective machine washing and drying on low heat.
It comes with a removable cover which compliments the functionality of the weighted blanket. You can choose between a polyester-cotton blend and a mink-like fabric. The polyester-cotton blend option is an all-season cover which will feel warm on cold nights and cool you down on hot ones. The mink-like fabric is designed to be warm and will be helpful during cold months.
A cover allows you to customize the appearance of your weighted blanket. It will also make cleaning of the blanket easier as all you need to do is to clean the cover. Another advantage of the cover is extending the life-span of the weighted blanket. This product allows you to enjoy all these benefits in addition to the weighted blanket therapy.
There are not many variations of the product available. When you opt for it, the weights available for you are 10lbs, 15lbs and 20lbs. It is thus limited to persons weighing between 100lbs and 200lbs which leaves out a significant number of people.
The size options include a queen size and a 48 by 72. Although the queen size makes it great for most people including couples, more sizes would have made the product a better option.
You also only have two color options which are grey and white. We really hope more colors will be produced to allow users to select blankets with colors that blend in with your bedroom dcor.
Warranty and Return Policy
The company offers a good return policy. When you buy this product, you get a 30-day money back guarantee. That means that if you are dissatisfied or have issues with your product, you can easily return it and get a full refund or a replacement. However, it needs to be in its original packaging for it to be accepted during the return.
A 1-year limited warranty also applies. The repairs are strictly for factory faults. The damages caused by you in the course of its use are not covered in the warranty. You need to, therefore, be careful when using it to avoid damages.
It is an affordable option when compared to the other options. Given its build quality and materials, this product delivers value for money. However, it is more expensive than some of the popular brands with better features. But it is nothing compared to the original listing price. When the product was launched, it was going at a price more than twice the current price.
- Comes with a duvet cover made of premium materials
- Is comfortable to use
- It is an all-season weighted blanket
- Has even weight distribution
- Plastic pellets are not as good as glass beads
- Limited weight, size and color options
Among the weighted blankets that use plastic pellets, the DreamHug weighted blanket stands out. It utilizes the traditional weighted pocket design and quality materials to deliver commendable deep touch stimulation therapy. It can be used in all seasons because of the duvet cover options that it offers.
For weighted blanket beginners, this product is great. It is able to deliver adequately on what an average weighted blanket should do. But if you have been using weighted blankets for a while, this option may not be as good as you expect.