Editor’s Note: Brooklyn Bedding no longer sells the dual therapy weighted blanket. For more options, be sure to check out our list of the best weighted blankets!
If you’re looking to get better sleep, or to keep yourself from tossing and turning, a weighted blanket might help! Weighted blankets help in more ways than one, but often they come with a big price tag.
Not to worry though, I’ve got an affordable option for you! In this Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket review, I’ll go over the weight options available, how I felt sleeping with it, and much more.
Let’s see what it’s all about!
Brooklyn Bedding Weighted Blanket Overview
Here at Mattress Clarity, we love Brooklyn Bedding for the variety of mattresses it has, like the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid, the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Hybrid, and the Brooklyn Bedding Custom.
All of Brooklyn Bedding’s mattresses are affordable because the company owns its own manufacturing facility, so it can pass the savings on to you! The Dual Therapy weighted blanket is no different.
Before we get into all the details, here’s a quick rundown on who might enjoy the Dual Therapy weighted blanket, and who won’t:
Who Might Like the Brooklyn Bedding Dual Therapy Weighted Blanket?
- Average weight adults (ranging from 130 to 230 lbs)
- Anyone looking for a weighted blanket with easy care
- Weighted blanket shoppers on a budget
Who Might Not like the Brooklyn Bedding Dual Therapy Weighted Blanket?
- Light and heavy weight adults, as this blanket only has two weight options
- Hot sleepers
- Anyone who wants a weighted blanket to use as is, without a duvet cover
Brooklyn Bedding Weighted Blanket Video Review
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Sleeping With the Brooklyn Bedding Weighted Blanket
I love using weighted blankets because they help me get some of my best sleep, and keep me from tossing and turning. However, as a hot sleeper, I don’t always tend to use them because most of them are known to trap heat.
The Brooklyn Bedding dual therapy weighted blanket has an outer cover designed to help out with that! It has a soft, mink-like fabric on one side, and a cooling side made out of Tencel fabric.
For this review, I received the 20 lb weighted blanket, which is quite a heavy blanket. However, that weight was evenly distributed, which helped prevent it from feeling like it was swallowing me.
One thing I didn’t love about this blanket was its outer cover. Sometimes, even with ties to attach the outer blanket, I felt the inner blanket shift around, making adjusting it somewhat awkward.
And, as a hot sleeper, I felt relatively warm under the blanket, no matter what side I was using.
How Much Does the Brooklyn Bedding Weighted Blanket Weigh?
Brooklyn Bedding sells its weighted blanket in two different weight options: 15 and 20 lbs. But how do you know which weight option is right for you?
The general rule of thumb when looking for a weighted blanket is to apply the 10% rule. This rule boils down to taking 10% of your body weight, and adding or subtracting a pound or two. That will give you your ideal weight option.
To put it into practice, if you weigh around 150 lbs, 10% of that weight is 15 lbs. So, the 15 lb weighted blanket will be best for you.
With the highest weight being 20 lbs, adults up to about 230 lbs should enjoy the Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket.
Brooklyn Bedding Weighted Blanket Feeling
Weighted blankets are known to stimulate something called deep pressure touch. This is that hugging sensation that weighted blankets are known for. It helps you feel more relaxed by promoting the release of “feel-good” hormones dopamine and serotonin.
The Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket definitely feels like a hug, and did a great job at making me feel safe and secure.
Brooklyn Bedding Weighted Blanket Size Options & Prices
Take a look at our chart below to get up-to-date pricing information on the Brooklyn Bedding Dual Therapy weighted blanket! Remember, the best weight option for you is to utilize the 10% rule.
|15 lbs (60″ x 80″)||$159|
|20 lbs (60″ x 80″)||$169|
Brooklyn Bedding Weighted Blanket Performance
When testing out sleep accessories, I always look to see how it performs in a few key categories. Let’s break it down.
Sleeping Hot or Cold
The Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket is called the “dual therapy” blanket for a reason. The duvet cover has two sides to it, one designed to be warm and cozy, while the other is meant to be temperature regulating and cooling.
The minky side feels very soft and feels quite warm and comfortable when using it. The cooling side is made with Tencel, and it has some moisture-wicking properties to it to help prevent you from feeling hot and sweaty.
Personally, I’ve found most weighted blankets will keep me quite warm. And as a hot sleeper, I can’t always keep them on me all night. That was the case here with Dual Therapy blanket.
However, if you’re the type of person that gets cold quickly, this will be a perfect option for you!
The Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket comes to you in two pieces: the removable duvet cover and the weighted insert.
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The duvet cover is a fully washable cover. Simply wash it with warm water, avoid bleach, and then tumble dry on low.
The inner blanket is spot clean only. Mix a mild detergent with warm water and treat the dirty areas as needed.
The Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket isn’t listed as a hypoallergenic product. However, I don’t believe it should trigger any allergies.
To prevent it from trapping common allergens in your sleep environment, wash the duvet cover regularly.
Brooklyn Bedding Weighted Blanket Construction
Let’s take a moment to talk about the materials that go into making this blanket.
The weighted insert is made with a microfiber outer shell. On the inside, you’ll find tiny glass beads, which give the blanket its weight. To ensure even distribution, the insert is stitched into a square grid.
The duvet cover has a cool side and a warm side. The warm side is made of soft, minky like material that is studded with little dots to give some texture. The other side of the duvet cover is made of high-quality Tencel, which is known to be a cooling fabric. It has some moisture wicking properties to it which means you shouldn’t feel too sweaty using this side.
On the inside of the cover, there are 12 sets of ties to attach the inner blanket to the duvet cover.
This blanket only comes in one size (60” x 80”), regardless of weight, but should cover a queen size bed nicely.
Here’s what you can expect when you purchase the Dual Therapy weighted blanket from Brooklyn Bedding:
The Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket comes with a 1-year warranty.
When you buy bedding accessories from Brooklyn Bedding, they come with a 30 day trial period.
If you decide you don’t like your Dual Therapy weighted blanket, you can issue a return, so long as it’s during the trial period.
How does Brooklyn Bedding Weighted Blanket Compare To Other Blankets?
Weighted blankets can be a bit of an investment, so it’s good to have options available. Here’s how the Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket stacks up to others on the market.
Brooklyn Bedding vs Bearaby
Both the Brooklyn Bedding and Bearaby weighted blankets made our best weighted blankets list, so let’s see how they compare.
To start, the blankets have very different constructions. Bearaby’s Tree Napper is a knit weighted blanket, made out of Tencel fabric. It has nothing added to it to make it weighted; it’s just the doubled up fabric that gives it its weight.
The Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket is a more traditional throw blanket style, with an inner weighted blanket inside of a duvet cover.
Because the Bearaby weighted blanket has a knit structure to it, it’s one of the most breathable weighted blankets I’ve seen. But because of those loose knit holes, it might not be the best at keeping you warm. If you get cold quickly, the Brooklyn Bedding blanket is the way to go.
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The entire Bearaby weighted blanket is machine washable, while only the duvet cover on the Brooklyn Bedding blanket is washable. Finally, in terms of price, the Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket is more affordable.
Who should get the Brooklyn Bedding Weighted Blanket?
- People who get cold quickly
- Weighted blanket shoppers on a budget
Who should get the Bearaby Weighted Blanket?
- Hot sleepers
- Anyone looking for a fully machine washable weighted blanket
Read our Bearaby Weighted Blanket review.
Brooklyn Bedding vs Casper
Weighted blankets sometimes come as duvet inserts, while others are designed to be used without one. One such weighted blanket that doesn’t work as a duvet insert is the Casper weighted blanket.
If you remove the duvet cover from the Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket, it becomes similar to Casper’s blanket. But the similarities are just visual. The inner blanket for Brooklyn Bedding is made from microfiber, but has a duvet cover that has two sides, one minky and soft, and one designed for cooling. The Casper weighted blanket only has an outer shell made of cotton.
The inner blanket has standard square panels stitched into it, while Casper’s has longer, rectangular shaped boxes. Both patterns should provide great weight distribution. However, when you attach the inner blanket of the Brooklyn Bedding blanket to the duvet cover, even with ties, the blanket can be prone to shifting.
In terms of care, the Casper blanket is spot clean only, while the Brooklyn Bedding’s removable cover is machine washable. Finally, in terms of price, both are around the same price point, but Brooklyn Bedding’s is a bit more affordable.
Who should get the Brooklyn Bedding Weighted Blanket?
- Anyone looking for easy care for their weighted blanket
- Fans of minky feeling blankets
Who should get the Casper Weighted Blanket?
- Anyone looking for a weighted blanket with good weight distribution
- Fans of cotton feeling blankets
Read our Casper Weighted Blanket review.
Our Brooklyn Bedding Weighted Blanket Review Ratings
Take a look at our Mattress Clarity score for the Brooklyn Bedding Dual Therapy weighted blanket!
Still got questions about the Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket? We’re here to help by answering some of the most frequently asked questions!
How do I choose the right weight for my Brooklyn Bedding?
Most companies recommend that customers choose a weighted blanket that is 10% of their body weight. So, the 15 lb Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket should be a good fit for people around 150 lbs, and the 20 lb weighted blanket should be better for people close to 200 lbs.
How much does the Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket cost?
The weighted blanket costs $139 for the 15 lb model and $149 for the 20 lb model.
Does the Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket sleep hot?
Even with its Tencel cooling fabric, the Brooklyn Bedding does not sleep too cool – I did feel like I was heating up a bit when I was sleeping under the Brooklyn Bedding.
Does the Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket work?
Yes! The Brooklyn Bedding is a very effective weighted blanket, and I personally slept very well and woke up feeling refreshed when using the Brooklyn Bedding weighted blanket.