The blanket itself is soft and plush, filled with weighted beads inside that provide the necessary weight. It also comes with a soft and luxurious cover to protect the blanket, and both the blanket and cover are machine-washable and dryer safe. It also comes in three sizes so you can pick the one that's right for you.
- Comes in 15, 20, and 25 lb. weights
- Features mini-grid weight distribution
- Comes with a plush cover for the blanket
- Both the blanket and covers are easy-to-clean and fully machine washable.
- Price goes up depending on weight
- There's a cooling cover (The Breeze) but it is sold separately
The Gravity Blanket is one of the first commercial use weighted blankets, and it's super soft with the microfiber duvet cover. The grid system keeps the weighted pellets in place and evenly distributed in the blanket. Unfortunately, while the cover is machine washable, the blanket is hand wash only, which is a drawback for many.
- Super soft and plush material
- Includes cover with initial purchase
- Comes in 15, 20, or 25 lb. weights
- Size is about the same as a standard throw
- High price tag
- While the duvet cover is machine washable, the blanket itself is hand-wash only
While the Gravity Blanket claims to be "the original," the high price tag may scare off a lot of people. The Gravid is a slightly cheaper alternative, and you can purchase the Breeze cooling cover for warmer weather. However, the Gravid offers a bit more flexibility, since the blanket is a bit cheaper and you can always grab an inexpensive, third-party option for a cover instead of the Breeze cover.
Both the Gravid and Gravity Blanket are very similar, but there are some big differences between the two. For one, the Gravid may appear cheaper, but you may need to factor in the cost of a separate cooling cover for it, since the initial cost is strictly for the blanket and regular cover. The Gravity Blanket is more expensive, though it does include a microfiber duvet cover with the purchase, but the blanket itself must be hand washed.
|Header Cell - Column 0||Gravid||Gravity Blanket|
|Weight options||15, 20, or 25 lbs.||15, 20, or 25 lbs.|
|Size dimensions||78" x 48"||72" x 48"|
|Price||Starting at $169||$249|
|Comes with cover||Yes||Yes|
|Cooling cover||Yes ($79)||No, need separate cooling blanket|
|Washing method||Machine washable for both blanket and cover||Duvet can be machine washed, blanket is hand wash only|
|Grid system for even weight distribution||Yes||Yes|
If you opt for the lightest Gravid with a cover, the total will come out to less than the cost of the Gravity Blanket. However, if you get the heaviest Gravid blanket with the cooling cover, then it ends up slightly more than the Gravity Blanket at $269. Still, the Gravid comes with three options for sizes and includes a cover for cheaper than the Gravity Blanket.
The best part about the Gravid is the fact that the blanket itself can be thrown into a washing machine to get washed. So if you opt to not get a cover, you can still easily clean the blanket without having to worry about spot-clean or hand wash only, unlike the Gravity Blanket.
So it all comes down to how much you're willing to spend. If you need a heavy blanket and want to save money overall, go for the Gravity Blanket. However, if you like the flexibility of maintaining the Gravid and even want to purchase the Breeze cooling cover, that'll be a factor as well. Both are solid choices, but the option of cooling covers for the Gravid and how it can all be thrown in the washing machine and dryer make it our top pick.
The weighted blanket you can machine wash
The Gravid comes in three sizes that should fit the needs of most people. The blanket itself is machine-washable, so you can wash it as you normally would without worry. It comes with a cover and you can wash both in your existing washing machine.
The Gravity Blanket comes in three sizes and offers a heavier option that most other competitors don't have. It's soft and comes with a microfiber duvet cover that is machine washable, however, the blanket itself must be hand washed.
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