Best Low-Cost Alternatives to the Gravity Blanket iMore 2020

When it comes to weighted blankets, "low-cost" is a relative term. None of these are precisely what I'd call "cheap," but they're a lot less expensive than the Gravity Blanket. These great alternatives offer many of the benefits of the Gravity Blanket at much lower prices.

Soft and comforting: Quility 25lb Weighted Blanket

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Like the Gravity Blanket, Quility's heaviest option comes in at 25 pounds, while its smallest comes in at just 5 pounds. It's weighted using glass beads placed in small polyester pockets to keep them from slipping. The cover is removable, letting you continue to use the blanket even on warm nights.

$130 at Amazon

Touch of glass: ZonLi Weighted Stress Blanket

Like some other weighted blankets, ZonLi's utilizes glass beads for the weight. To prevent bead leakage, the blanket has two microfiber layers, which also help with the blanket's breathability. Weights available from 12-25 pounds.

$69 at Amazon

How Cute: CuteKing Weighted Blanket

Weighing in from 15-25 pounds, CuteKing's cotton weighted blanket is usable in all seasons. It comes with a 30-day, no-questions-asked return, and refund policy if you find it's not for you.

$75 at Amazon

Keep it cool: YnM Cooling Weighted Blanket

This version of YnM's weighted blanket is made specifically to help keep you cool. It's made from bamboo fabric and weighs either 15 or 2 pounds.

$90 at Amazon

A Good Knight's rest: Good Knight Weighted Blanket

Good Knight's blanket weighs in at 15, 17, or 20 pounds, and is, once again, made from cotton. Rather than glass, Good Knight has opted to use "poly-pellets" as its weighted material.

$55 at Amazon

More kid-friendly: Harkla Weighted Blanket for Kids

Though it isn't recommended that you use a weighted blanket with your child due to suffocation concerns, a lot of parents still employ them. This blanket from Harkla is explicitly geared towards children, with lighter weight options of either 5 or 7 pounds and a soft, easily washable cover.

$104 at Amazon

Weighty choice: Amy Garden Weighted Blanket

This weighted blanket comes in several great colors and a variety of sizes, using glass beads for its weight. It's a seven-layer blanket, with three layers on each side of the layer of beads for maximum comfort.

$57 at Amazon

Touch and feel of cotton: Luna Weighted Blanket

Light but strong, Luna's cotton weighted blanket comes in weights from five to 25 lbs, as well as two color options: white and light gray. Breathable construction allows the blanket to stay relatively cool to keep you comfortable while you rest.

$71 at Amazon

What the doctor ordered: Dr. Hart's Weighted Blanket Deluxe Set

This weighted blanket was designed by a neurologist and uses a "CountourWave" design to contour to the exact form of your body. This blanket comes with a comforter into which you can place it. It comes in weights ranging from 15 to 25 lbs.

$120 at Amazon

Our recommendations

All of these blankets deliver many of the benefits of the Gravity Blanket at a much lower price. If I had to pick just one, I'd go with the Quility 25lb Weighted Blanket. It's soft and comes in a nice variety of both sizes and colors.

While it's generally not recommended that you use a weighted blanket with your child due to possible suffocation concerns, if you insist, try the Harkla Kids Weighted Blanket. It's lighter than the other blankets on this list, with weight options for five and seven pounds, and is specially designed for kids.

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