I think we’ve all felt anxiety from time to time, but if anxiety is keeping you up at night or you can’t calm down when you’re trying to go to bed, a weighted blanket might be the answer. I love how weighted blankets can relieve anxiety and promote better rest, so I’m really excited to be taking a look at a weighted blanket from one of the biggest names in the sleep game: Casper.
Casper is famous for their bed-in-a-box mattresses, but in this review, I’ll be going over the construction and feel of the Casper weighted blanket, as well as give some recommendations about who I think should consider buying it, based on my experience of testing it out. This blanket has a lot of positive customer reviews, but how will it fare in my Sleepopolis tests?
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What is the Casper Weighted Blanket Made Of?
Now there’s a lot of materials that can be used to make a weighted blanket and different materials will have different feels. So let’s talk about what the Casper weighted blanket is made of.
Outer Shell: The outer shell of the Casper weighted blanket is made of 100% cotton with a twill weave. That fabric has a thread count of 205, which is pretty mid-range for a twill weave fabric.
Inner Lining: The inner lining of the blanket is what holds the fill. This inner lining is made from 100% polyester and also has a twill weave. The inner lining fabric has a thread count of 140.
Batting Fill: The Casper weighted blanket has a batting fill, which I haven’t seen in many other weighted blankets, but is common in quilts as a layer of insulation. The batting fill in this blanket is 100% polyester fiber that has a weight of 90 grams per square meter.
Microbead Fill: The fill of the Casper weighted blanket is glass microbeads, which are what gives the blanket its weight. As the name implies, these microbeads are quite small!
The Casper weighted blanket also utilizes gridded stitching, or a quilted design, to keep the fill evenly distributed throughout the blanket. Essentially, each rectangle of the grid contains some fill, so the beads can’t pool on one side of the blanket.
How Much Does the Casper Weighted Blanket Weigh?
The Casper weighted blanket is available in three different weight options: 10, 15, and 20 lb. All three weights come in the same size, which is 50” x 70”. I tested the 15 lb blanket for this review.
When choosing a weighted blanket, you want to choose one that is close to 10% of your own body weight. That weight ratio will allow you to experience Deep Pressure Touch, which is the name for the effect that weighted blankets have on our bodies. It’s the same sensation we get from hugging or cuddling that encourages production of serotonin and melatonin and reduces production of cortisol to calm our bodies down.
So if you weigh 150 pounds, the 15 lb blanket would be the perfect option for you to experience Deep Pressure Touch! However, I’ll add here that kids should not use the Casper weighted blanket, as the weight options are too heavy for them. Kids usually need a lower weight ratio, so I’d recommend consulting your child’s doctor about what weight ratio would be safest.
What Does the Casper Weighted Blanket Feel Like?
I personally tested the Casper weighted blanket out at home, so here are my takeaways on what it feels like.
I thought the outer cover of the Casper weighted blanket had a really nice, smooth feel. While I am usually a fan of all things fluffy and fuzzy, I really liked the smooth feel and thought it would be a nice alternative for those who don’t love fuzzy blankets, but still want something soft and cozy.
I also noticed that this weighted blanket is considerably thinner than some other weighted blankets I’ve tested. It doesn’t look nearly as heavy as it is. And honestly, the batting fill somewhat disguises the fact that there even are beads in this blanket. The beads feel mixed in with the fibrous batting fill, so you can’t feel them moving and you certainly don’t hear them clinking.
The gridded stitching used to partition the beads across the blanket worked really well to keep the weight distribution even as I was lying under it. I found the level of pressure to be quite comfortable.
Is the Casper Weighted Blanket Good for Hot Sleepers?
While I was testing the Casper weighted blanket, I noticed that it has a very slight cool-to-the-touch feel. I think the cotton used in the outer shell works well to add some breathability to the blanket. And the fact that it’s a little on the thinner side helps to not trap so much heat. But, most of the interior is polyester, so I wouldn’t say this is a superb cooling blanket. I felt pretty temperature neutral lying under it.
How Durable is the Casper Weighted Blanket?
When you buy a new sleep product or accessory, you want to be sure it’s going to be something that will last. While testing the Casper weighted blanket, I thought the materials seemed pretty high-quality. However, one thing that I think detracts from the durability of this blanket is that it’s not machine washable. The outer cover cannot be removed and washed separately, as it can with many other weighted blankets. You can only spot clean this blanket.
So with all that in mind, is the Casper weighted blanket the right weighted blanket for you? Let’s go over my recommendations.
Who Should Try the Casper Weighted Blanket
- If you want a weighted blanket that doesn’t have an obvious weighted blanket look or feel, the Casper is a great choice. It’s a thinner blanket and you can barely tell there is any weighted fill when you feel the blanket, since the glass beads are so small and mixed in with the polyester batting fill. No worries about noise from beads rattling causing you to wake up! However, once you’re under the blanket, you can definitely feel the weight!
- If you like a smoother feel to your blanket, I think you’ll appreciate the cotton cover used on the Casper weighted blanket. It’ll also help to keep the blanket a little cooler, since cotton is very breathable.
- If you’re in the weight range of about 100 to 200 lbs, then the Casper weighted blanket is a great choice for you, as the weight options offered will work to allow you to experience Deep Pressure Touch.
- And if you want a blanket with good color options, I’d also recommend the Casper! I’ll go over all the color choices in the next section.
Casper Weighted Blanket Complaints
- If you’re someone prone to making messes, I’d recommend another blanket since the Casper is spot clean only. There are other options on the market that are machine washable or at least have a washable duvet cover.
- If you’re a heavier person who weighs significantly more than 200 lbs, the Casper isn’t the best option for you, as there is no weight option that’ll provide the sensation of Deep Pressure Touch.
- And the Casper only comes in one single-person size, so if you want a larger blanket to share, I’d recommend choosing another blanket.
Casper Weighted Blanket Prices, Sizes, and Colors
Think the Casper weighted blanket could be right for you? Here are the prices, listed by weight option. All prices are listed before discounts. To get the best deal on your weighted blanket, be sure to click the coupons scattered throughout this article!
I mentioned above that the Casper weighted blanket has some good color options, so let’s go over those. Color is an important factor when choosing bedding, as you’ll want it to match the rest of your bedroom, or living room, if you use it as a throw blanket. The Casper blanket I tested came in the Dusty Rose color, but the other options include Indigo, Gray, and Fireside, which is a reddish brown color.
Casper Weighted Blanket Policies and FAQs
How does the Casper weighted blanket ship?
The Casper weighted blanket ships for free within the contiguous United States and most of Canada. Customers in Hawaii, Alaska, and some regions in Northern Canada will have to pay an additional shipping fee.
Does the Casper weighted blanket come with a sleep trial?
It sure does! The Casper weighted blanket comes with a 30-night trial period During that trial, you can test the blanket out at home for 30 nights and if you decide it’s not for you, you can return it for a full refund.
Does the Casper weighted blanket come with a warranty?
Yes, the Casper weighted blanket comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
How do I clean the Casper weighted blanket?
The Casper weighted blanket is spot clean only.
What is Casper’s return policy?
Casper offers free returns. The 30-night trial allows you time to test out the weighted blanket and decide whether to keep it. To return the blanket, go to Casper’s website and you’ll find a return center, where you can print a prepaid shipping label.
Casper Weighted Blanket Vs
Now we’ve reviewed a lot of blankets here at Sleepopolis — some of the best weighted blankets out there! So let’s put the Casper weighted blanket head to head with a few other weighted blankets.
Casper Weighted Blanket vs Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket
- Both of these blankets use cotton in their construction. The Casper weighted blanket has a breathable cotton cover and the Bearaby Cotton Napper is made almost entirely from cotton, but that’s about where the similarities end.
- The Bearaby doesn’t use glass beads or plastic pellets to add weight to the blanket. The weight of the fabric alone makes this a heavy blanket!
- Organic cotton blend fabric is woven to create a wide-weave knit that’s super breathable and allows for lots of airflow, so hot sleepers will also enjoy the Bearaby.
- Want to learn more? Read my full Bearaby Cotton Napper review!
The Bearaby Cotton Napper is a weighted blanket with a chunky, knitted design that's made of organic cotton.
Casper Weighted Blanket vs Gravity Weighted Blanket
- The Gravity blanket is a very popular weighted blanket. Like the Casper, it uses glass beads for its weighted fill. However, the Gravity’s outer cover has more of a fuzzy, minky feel than the Casper’s.
- The Gravity also comes in more size options than the Casper, including a queen size blanket to share.
- Additionally, the Gravity has a removable cover that is machine washable, which is one pro for the Gravity over the Casper, especially for those who like to keep things super clean.
- Interested in finding out more? Read our full Gravity weighted blanket review.
The Gravity weighted blanket is available in 15, 20 and 35 lb weight options and features a plush cover.
Other Products from Casper
- Casper mattress review
- Casper Hybrid mattress review
- Casper Wave Hybrid mattress review
- Casper Wave Hybrid Snow mattress review
- Casper Nova Hybrid mattress review
- Casper Nova Hybrid Snow mattress review
- Casper Element mattress review
- Casper Adjustable Base review
- Casper Pillow review
- Casper Foam Pillow review
- Casper Linen Sheet set review
- Casper Glow Nightlight review
Finally, here are my star ratings for the Casper weighted blanket.