When you’re shopping for weighted blankets, they may all start to look the same. They typically all feature gridded stitching and are usually made with a heavy fill. What sets them apart?
To differentiate the many weighted blankets I have reviewed, I look for the little design details as well as the extra features. So, just at first glance, I was very excited by what I saw with the Honeybird Weighted Blanket. It comes in a throw-size (51″ x 75″) and boasts very small gridding for better weight distribution. And, of course, there’s the cover, but I’ll get to that later!
Does this weighted blanket stand out among the rest? Read on for my full review.
You Might Like The Honeybird If…
- You want a weighted blanket to use all year. Let’s be honest; weighted blankets can sleep hot. They have heavier fill that leaves less room for airflow than non-weighted blankets. That being said, the Honeybird sleeps relatively cool. It features breathable materials and the cover’s cooling cotton panel also feels cool against my skin. If you are a hot sleeper, and you want the benefits of a heated blanket, the Honeybird could be a great choice.
- You are looking for a weighted blanket with great weight distribution. The Honeybird features some of the best weight distribution I have come across. Its diamond-pattern stitching and smaller grids help disperse the weight evenly across the entire blanket. You shouldn’t feel dead spots or areas that are extra heavy.
- You prefer a throw-size weighted blanket. Some weighted blankets are made to fit your bed, while others are made to fit your body. The Honeybird falls into the latter category. It is only available in a narrower, throw-size – the dimensions are 51″ x 75″. If you like a blanket that places its weight in a concentrated area and lets you cocoon yourself more easily, check out the Honeybird.
You Might Not Like The Honeybird If…
- You are a larger person. If you are on the heavier side, over 250 lbs, the Honeybird might not be the best match for you. It is always smart to find a weighted blanket that is around 10% of your body weight. Since the 20 lb blanket is the Honeybird’s heaviest option, it is possible you won’t get enough weight. Also, the throw-size might not fit your larger body.
- You need a wider weighted blanket. The Honeybird only comes in a throw-size. If you want a weighted blanket that fits the size of your bed or you want a blanket for you and your partner, the Honeybird might not be the best match. There are definitely wider options out there.
- You are looking for a more affordable weighted blanket. The Honeybird is a great deal when you think about what you’re getting. However, it might be more than you are willing to spend. It is currently $195 for the 20 lb blanket and duvet cover. If you want to spend less on your purchase, there are more affordable blankets on the market.
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Construction And Options
With the Honeybird, you have a few options in terms of weight. You can choose from 10, 15, and 20 lbs. At the same time, you only have one size to choose from. The Honeybird comes in a throw-size and is 51″ x 75″. It is designed to fit your body, not your bed.
The weighted blanket itself has a smooth outer shell and features a diamond-shaped gridded stitching. Each gridded box is 4″ x 4″. Inside each box, you have some polyester fill that gives the weighted blanket some fluff. The weight of the blanket comes from nano glass beads.
You can also opt to include a duvet cover in your purchase. The top of the cover is made of a soft, polyester blend. It has a fuzzy, cozy quality to it. The bottom of the duvet cover features a cooling cotton layer. This is meant to help with breathability.
The cover is also machine washable. You can remove it and machine wash it on a cold gentle cycle. Then you will hang dry. Do not put it in the dryer.
When I’m reviewing a weighted blanket, I first consider the weight options. While some companies have six or seven options with smaller intervals, you only get choices with the Honeybird: 10, 15, and 20 lbs. This is not necessarily a downside. It is just worth noting that you don’t have many options.
If you are trying to find the right weight for you, you can use this simple formula: divide your weight by 10. Then add or subtract a few pounds depending on whether you like a heavier or lighter blanket. I weigh 230 lbs so I divide that by 1o and get 23 lbs. I like my blankets a bit heavier so I usually go for 25 lbs.
Since Honeybird’s heaviest option is 20 lbs, I went with that. While this might seem light for me, it did not feel too light. I think this is because the weighted blanket is throw-sized. This means the weight of the blanket is dispersed over a smaller surface area than it would over a full-size blanket. I feel a heavier weight across my entire body.
It also helps that the Honeybird has some of the best weight distribution I have seen in a weighted blanket. The smaller gridding and narrower blanket size let me feel some uniform, calming weight.
In addition, I am a big fan of the duvet cover. The top is fuzzy and adds a level of comfort to the weighted blanket. Also, the cooling cotton layer feels cool against my skin. Even with the duvet cover on it, the Honeybird is not making me sleeping too hot.
So, how well does this weighted blanket work? Well, I can tell you a story. I tried to get some work done while the blanket was draped over my legs. I actually fell completely asleep. I’d say it works!
Honestly, I was really blown away by the Honeybird Weighted Blanket. It features some amazing weight distribution, and I love the concentrated weight you get with the throw-size.
The Honeybird does come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
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