Best weighted blanket
Which weighted blanket is Best in Test? As a consumer it can be overwhelming to navigate between all the different options available on the market. What you like in bed differs from what your friends prefer. 😄
Sure, there are websites that compare different brands and collections, but a high rating often reflects that the company has paid the most to end up in first place. Sad, but true.
We decided to go the ethical route, as it’s in line with Qoali's values. Instead of wrestling with our competitors, we sent all our collections to RISE (Research Institute of Sweden), which is an independent and accredited testing laboratory in Sweden.
This is how they describe themselves on their website: "RISE is an independent, state-owned research institute that offers unique expertise and around 100 test and demonstration environments for future-proof technologies, products, and services." Our weighted blankets Elsa, Sven, and Esther had to undergo a thorough examination by RISE, and only two met the requirements for good performance.
Best in test weighted blanket
*Heat resistance, also called TOG value, indicates how warm a blanket is. The lower the value, the cooler the blanket.
**Breathability/Steam resistance shows how well the material breathes. The lower, the better.
The tests were conducted by RISE (Research Institute of Sweden), an accredited testing laboratory in Sweden.
With the help of the table above you can easily see which of our weighted blankets is best for you, depending on how much heat you want in bed. We all love Elsa, but unfortunately this is not the case with polyester, neither in terms of the environment or comfort. The problem with polyester is that it has low breathability, which is called “high vapour resistance” in the industry, and doesn’t heat as well. For us up north, it’s simply not sustainable, and it’s also not the best environmental choice you can make, either.
Since Elsa is padded with polyester (which represents 99% of all weighted blankets on the market 😲), it will be discontinued from our product range shortly. Sure, it’s tempting to save a few hundred kronor when you make your purchase, but RISE has shown us in black and white, that it pays to spend an extra few hundred when investing in your new bed partner. After all, we spend 1/3 of our lives in bed, so it makes sense to invest in sleep, any way you can.
If we look at Sven’s rating in the table, we see that it’s a cool weighted blanket with high breathability, which is excellent for all of you at home who often find it too warm under the cover. Sven is padded with mulberry silk (400 g) and has an outer fabric made from organic cotton. These natural materials breathe very well. But the winner is…
The winner is Esther! 🏆 She prides herself on good breathability and high TOG value, which means she keeps you warm at night without getting too clingy. 😆 RISE says: “We think Esther has the best all-round performance of the three weighted blankets. Warmest, but still in the middle range for breathability."
Since Esther has a good breathability, she doesn’t get too hot in bed. Therefore, this is a weighted blanket that suits most Swedes all year round. In addition, Esther is ecological and Fairtrade-certified. As an outer fabric we have chosen organic cotton satin and padded it with mulberry silk (1150 g). Furthermore, the weight is strategically distributed, so that you have most of the weight over your body and less on the outer edges.
To summarise, natural materials are definitely our recommendation. Choose Sven if you want it cool in bed and Esther if you want it warm and comfortable. Preferably avoid polyester when choosing your weighted blanket and take the "review sites" with a pinch of salt. "Best in Test" doesn't always mean it really is. When you buy a new weighted blanket, you invest in your health, your well-being, and your future. We think you deserve a bed partner who keeps you just right and generates just the right temperature for you.