Casper Weighted Blanket Review

By Becca Fair

The Mattress Nerd’s Take: The Casper Weighted Blanket is an individual-use blanket that comes in three weight options. Made with breathable cotton, this blanket works for hot sleepers who want the benefits of a weighted blanket, without heat-trapping materials. However, it’s not the best option for heavyweight people.

Who It’s Good For

  • Hot sleepers
  • Petite individuals
  • Average size individuals
  • Those who have anxiety, ADHD, or Autism

Who It’s Not Good For

  • Those looking to share their blanket; instead, try the GhostBed Weighted Blanket, which comes in a Queen size.
  • Heavyweight individuals: instead, check out the Nolah Weighted Blanket, which offers heavier weight options.
  • Those looking for easy maintenance; instead, try the Luxome Weighted Blanket which can be washed in its entirety.

Casper Weighted Blanket Review

Want a closer look at the Casper Weighted Blanket? Watch our video review for a better idea of how this blanket looks and performs in action.

Feel

The Casper Weighted Blanket comes in an individual throw size that should cover most bodies entirely. For reference, I’m almost six feet tall, and this blanket covered my body head to toe. When on the body, you’ll experience an overall hugging sensation with a soft-to-the touch feel. The weight is evenly distributed throughout, so even as you move, the weight stays in place. 

As for heat retention, I didn’t notice any heat build up at all when I slept with this blanket. I was very comfortable and temperature neutral; so this would be a great option if you tend to sleep hot and have been shying away from weighted blankets out of fear of sweating through your pajamas. 

Lastly, and arguably the best part, I felt very relaxed and calm during use. Studies show that using a weighted blanket can help alleviate feelings of anxiety and stress when going to sleep through deep touch pressure therapy. 

What is deep touch pressure?

Deep touch pressure is when you apply firm, yet gentle pressure to your entire body, relaxing your nervous system. This triggers your body to think it’s receiving the same reward as a hug, squeeze, or swaddle. Our body responds by releasing serotonin, melatonin, and dopamine into your body, allowing you to relax, reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, and fall into a deeper, more restful sleep.

This is especially great for those with:

  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  • ADHD
  • High stress lifestyles that affect their ability to calm down at night
  • Sleep Disorders

Mattress Nerd Weighted Blanket Scores

We score sleep accessories on a 1–5 scale over six performance categories, with one being the worst and five being the best. We run the products through a series of tests in order to evaluate their performance during use, so you can get a better idea of what to expect from your blanket before you buy.

Weight Distribution: 5/5

The Casper Weighted Blanket has small rectangles stitched in a pattern across the surface. Each rectangle holds the glass microbeads and polyester batting that make up the weighted fill, acting as a partition so the beads don’t collect on one side or the other. This keeps the weight distribution even while the blanket lays across your body and even while you move underneath it. With such good weight distribution, you should feel the same light pressure from head to toe.

Customizability: 4/5

This blanket comes in three weight options: 10, 15, and 20 lbs, and they all have the same dimensions: 50″ x 70″. Although it’s offered in multiple weight options, there’s no option for those above 200 lbs.  I wish Casper had included at least a 25 lb option for individuals who weigh around 250 lbs. So for that, I deducted one point from the overall score. I’d also like to see a larger size for couples to share.

Temperature Control: 4.5/5

The breathable cotton outer shell makes this blanket a great choice for hot sleepers. The material is light against the skin and doesn’t trap heat while you’re snuggled up underneath. I didn’t notice any heat retention but took off half a point since there’s no advanced cooling features.

Quality of Materials: 5/5

The outer shell of the blanket is made of 100 percent cotton, and the weighted insert is filled with glass microbeads and polyester batting fill. The blanket design utilizes a gridded stitching pattern with individual rectangle pockets—this allows the fill to stay in place and not clump together on one side. 

All together, the materials and design make the Casper Weighted Blanket a high-quality choice that’s durable and effective for experiencing deep touch pressure.

Care: 2/5

When it comes time to clean this blanket, you can’t machine wash or dry it; you can only spot clean it. Casper recommends dissolving detergent in warm water before spot cleaning, and then letting the blanket air dry.

Customer Experience: 5/5

The Casper Weighted Blanket comes with free shipping within the contiguous U.S., a 30-night sleep trial, and a 1-year limited warranty—all of which are pretty standard. 

You can reach Casper’s customer service team by phone, in person at one of their brick-and-mortar locations, or through a chat feature on their website. I contacted them through their chat feature and a representative was able to answer my questions clearly and quickly, which is not always the case.

Total Score: 4.2/5

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Materials and Construction: What’s It Made of?

Outer Shell

The blanket cover is made of 100 percent breathable cotton with a 205 thread count. Cotton is one of the better materials for hot sleepers since it’s lightweight and doesn’t trap heat the way other materials can. 

Weighted Insert 

The weighted insert of this blanket is filled with thousands of tiny glass microbeads and polyester batting fill. Glass microbeads are a high-quality alternative to plastic pellets, which are a common fill for many weighted blankets. They also do not trap body heat and conform to your body better than other materials. Lastly, the polyester batting cushions the glass beads so they don’t make noise or pool together within the rectangular pockets. 

Gridded Stitching Design

This blanket has a gridded stitching pattern across the surface. This allows the beads to stay in place so the weight stays evenly distributed.

Pros/Cons

Pros 

  • Great option for hot sleepers: The Casper comes with a very breathable outer shell, and I personally didn’t experience any heat retention while using the blanket.
  • Excellent weight distribution: Thanks to its “throw” size and rectangular stitched gridded pattern, this blanket’s weight stays evenly distributed, so you can feel the same light pressure all over your body.
  • Deep Touch Pressure: Using this blanket will help you experience deep touch pressure, which allows your body to relax and fall into a deeper, more restful state.

Cons

  • Not heavyweight friendly: Weighted blankets should be roughly 10 percent of your body weight. The heaviest weight option for the Casper Weighted Blanket is 20 lbs, which excludes shoppers over 200 lbs. I wish Casper made a heavier option for those who need it.
  • Spot clean only: This blanket cannot be machine washed, which makes the maintenance more difficult.
  • Pricey: The Casper Weighted Blanket ranges in price depending on weight, with the most expensive option being almost $200. 

Sizing, Pricing, and Policies

Weight Dimensions Price
10 lbs 50″ x 70″ $169
15 lbs 50″ x 70″ $179
20 lbs 50″ x 70″ $189

Shipping

The Casper Weighted Blanket ships for free within the contiguous U.S. and Canada. Free shipping excludes Alaska, Hawaii, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territory, and Nunavut. The shipping fee for those areas is $20.

Trial Period and Warranty

You can try out your blanket risk-free for 30-nights. If you decide it’s not for you, you can return it within that time frame for free. The Casper Weighted Blanket is covered by a 1-year limited warranty, which applies to any manufacturing defects that the blanket may have. This does not include damage from regular wear and tear.

FAQs

What are the benefits of a weighted blanket?

Weighted blankets allow you to experience deep touch pressure, which helps reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality. How? When you apply firm, but gentle pressure to your whole body, it helps to relax your nervous system by releasing serotonin and dopamine and decreasing cortisol (the stress hormone).

What should I do if I’m in between two weight options?

Round up or down to the closest weight option. For example, if you weight 180 lbs, then 10 percent of your body weight is 18 lbs, and you should choose the 20 lbs option. If you weigh 160 lbs (10 percent is 16 lbs), then choose the 15 lbs option.

Can I use a weighted blanket every night?

It’s safe to use a weighted blanket every night, as long as the weight is comfortable to you. Children less than 100 lbs and those with mobility issues shouldn’t use a weighted blanket unaccompanied, since they may not be able to remove the blanket on their own.

The Nerd’s Final Take

Bottom line: Even though it’s pricey, the Casper Weighted Blanket is a relatively affordable weighted blanket option. Similar blankets can retail for well over $200, so this option would be great to try out if you’re interested in the benefits of improving the quality of your sleep. 

This blanket is hot sleeper friendly, a great size to use on the couch, in bed, or on the go, and comes in a variety of weights. It’s not the best blanket for those weighing over 200 lbs. That being said, if the size and weight do work for you, you’ll get high-quality materials from a reputable brand, plus added value policies that allow you to try the blanket out for 30-nights risk free.

Looking for more options? Check out our best weighted blankets!

Nerd Score Wrap Up

Performance Factor Out of 5
Weight Distribution 5
Customizability 4
Temperature Control 4.5
Quality of Materials 5
Care 2
Customer Experience 5
Total Nerd Score 4.2

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