Gravity Blanket vs Gravid: Which should you buy?

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.

The breakdown

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.

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Header Cell - Column 0 GravidGravity Blanket
Weight options15, 20, or 25 lbs.15, 20, or 25 lbs.
Size dimensions78" x 48"72" x 48"
PriceStarting at $169$249
Comes with coverYesYes
Cooling coverYes ($79)No, need separate cooling blanket
Dual-sided coverYesNo
Washing methodMachine washable for both blanket and coverDuvet can be machine washed, blanket is hand wash only
Grid system for even weight distributionYesYes

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.

Christine Chan

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.