Gravity Blanket vs BlanQuil: Which should you buy?
Soft and heavy quilt
BlanQuil may seem like a Gravity Blanket clone, but it's super soft and luxurious to the touch. The quilted pattern means all pellets are uniformly distributed for the weight, and it's easy to maintain. There are several color options, but some of them cost more than the base blanket, and there's no 25 lb. option.
- Soft quilted material
- More quilt-like; the pellets inside are confined to each pocket.
- The removable cover is machine washable and dryer safe.
- Comes in a variety of colors.
- Cheaper than Gravity Blanket
- Certain colors cost more.
- Fewer weight options than Gravity Blanket
The Gravity Blanket is a super soft and luxurious weighted blanket that proves to be therapeutic, helping you get a good night's sleep. The materials are high quality, and the unique grid stitching pattern helps keep all of the weighted beads inside distributed evenly throughout the blanket, giving you the full experience of a hug. You also have three weight options to choose from, so this is designed for anyone.
- Made from premium-grade soft materials with gridded stitching.
- Comes with a micro-fiber duvet.
- Three size options
- Available in three colors
- The blanket itself is hand wash only.
Both the Gravity Blanket and BlanQuil are soft and do the same thing in terms of providing weight therapy to help one get a better night's sleep. For the average person, $250 is a hefty chunk of change, so we'd recommend the BlanQuil because it's more affordable. But if you have the money to splurge, then the original Gravity Blanket just can't be beaten.
The only real difference is price
Honestly, looking at both products, they're very similar to each other.
Yes, they're both made from super soft materials that simulate getting hugged by a fluffy bunny (we think). They both have tiny, weighted beads inside that are for "deep touch pressure stimulation," where it applies pressure to points on the body linked to sleep, mood, and relaxation. This causes increased levels of serotonin and melatonin in the body, and less cortisol (stress-causing hormone).
|Header Cell - Column 0||Gravity Blanket||BlanQuil|
|Weight||15, 20, or 25 lb.||15 or 20 lb.|
|Weight evenly distributed||Yes||Yes|
|Machine washable||Duvet only||Duvet only|
|Blanket washable||Hand wash||Hand wash|
|Color options||Space Gray, Galaxy Blue, Moon Ivory||Gray, Taupe, or Charcoal ($30 extra)|
Despite the price difference, the Gravity Blanket and BlanQuil have more in common than you think. Both of them include the duvet cover that protects the blanket itself from getting dirty, but it's optional to use it. The duvet itself is machine-washable, but for both blankets, due to the pellets and beads inside, you'll have to either dry-clean or hand wash the blanket itself. This is why it's recommended to use the duvet that both come with, to save you from the hassle of dry-clean or machine wash only.
Gravity Blanket also comes in three colors, but they're all the same price at $250. BlanQuil is $169 only for the Gray or Taupe colors. If you want the Charcoal (comparative to Gravity Blanket's Space Gray), then there's the $30 premium, similar to how Apple marked up the Space Gray Milanese Loop for Apple Watch when it first came out.
As you can see, there are very minor differences between the Gravity Blanket and BlanQuil. If you need the heaviest option, then Gravity Blanket has you covered on all fronts, but it comes with the premium price tag. For everyone else, BlanQuil should do just fine, and you'll save yourself about $80 (or only $50 if you get the Charcoal color). Compared to normal blankets, weighted blankets definitely help you sleep better, and that's why we prefer the BlanQuil, as it's much mre affordable.
Weighted blankets for everyone
BlanQuil has everything the Gravity Blanket does but at a much more affordable price. You're just missing out on the 25 lb. option, as well as some colors like blue.
Good sleep at a premium
If you have the money to spend on a good night's sleep
The Gravity Blanket is the one that started the rising trend of weighted blankets in the mainstream. It's soft, luxurious, and comes in three weight options to cover people of all sizes. The only thing is that it's a tad expensive for most people.
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Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.
When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.