Luxome Weighted Blanket Review

By Loren Bullock

The Mattress Nerd’s Take: The Luxome weighted blanket is made with a cotton insert, glass beads, and cover of your choice. It’s a great option for those who want an extra boost of warmth and comfort at night, as well as those who experience anxiety or want to share a blanket with a partner. 

Who It’s Good For

  • Cold sleepers
  • Active individuals
  • Those with hypoallergenic concerns
  • Those who want a blanket with a combination of materials
  • Those with anxiety, ADHD, or Restless Leg Syndrome

Who It’s Not Good For

  • Hot sleepers—instead, try the GhostBed weighted blanket, which is cool-to-the-touch.
  • Heavyweight individuals—instead, try the Luna weighted blanket, which offers three weight options for those above 200 lbs.
  • Budget shoppers—instead, try the Helix weighted blanket, which comes with a lower price tag.

Luxome Weighted Blanket Video Review

Feel

The Luxome weighted blanket gives you a compression-like feel against the body, which I think is comforting and calming after a long day—like a hug. The feel of the fabric varies depending on which material you choose. We tested out the minky cover option, which had a soft, plush, velvety feel to it. 

It’s relatively heavy but doesn’t feel overwhelming on the body. It also responded to my body movements well and wasn’t too hard to manipulate once I was underneath. I wouldn’t have guessed there were tiny glass beads inside if I didn’t already know they were in there.

Mattress Nerd Weighted Blanket Scores

We put the blankets we review to the test and evaluate them over six performance categories, from proper weight distribution all the way to how comfy they are. Once we’re done, we let you know all the details, so all you have to do is decide whether or not it’s right for you. 

Weight Distribution: 5/5

I was very impressed by how evenly distributed the weight of this blanket was. The insert is filled with super tiny glass beads and polyester batting, which give the blanket its weight. Thanks to the gridded stitching pattern across the blanket’s surface, the weighted fill stays evenly distributed throughout once you lay it across your body. Luxome says that this blanket is “optimized to a perfect weight per square foot,” and I agree with that claim.

Customizability: 5/5

You can choose from eight different material/color options, which include Bamboo Lyocellminky polyester, or a combination of both materials. The blanket also comes in three size variations: medium, large, and extra large, which all go up in weight with each size option

Temperature Control: 2/5

I tend to sleep on the colder side and like to have extra blankets, so I didn’t find the Luxome to be overly hot. It did the job of keeping me cozy as I slept. However, my partner is a hot sleeper, and he said over time he started overheating and had to change into lighter clothing to be comfortable underneath. 

If you’re a hot sleeper, be wary of this option since it doesn’t have any cooling technologies built in to intentionally combat heat retention. If that sounds like you, try out the Bamboo Lyocell cover option since it’s a lighter, more breathable fabric.

Quality of Materials: 4.5/5

Regardless of which cover fabric you choose, you can feel the quality of this blanket just from its touch. It’s durable, soft, and the material feels luxurious. Plus, the quality is good enough that you can wash it without fear of pilling or stretching out from use. 

The only reason I docked it a half point was because this blanket doesn’t come with any active cooling technologies, which affects hot sleepers.

Care: 5/5

The Luxome weighted blanket is fully machine washable, regardless of which cover you choose. The quality materials and high thread count make the fabric durable enough to withstand a machine wash on a delicate cycle and then tumble dry.

Customer Experience: 3.5/5

Luxome is an American company based in the midwest. They offer same-day free shipping on all products within the contiguous U.S. If you’re ordering from Alaska or Hawaii, you’ll be charged a small shipping fee. The free shipping and trial period are both on par with competitors’ policies, but Luxome lost points for not having a warranty. Most companies offer at least a one year warranty on blankets. 

Total Score: 4.1/5

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Materials and Construction: What’s It Made of?

Bamboo Lyocell 

This material feels like a combination of cotton and silk, and is the lighter and cooler option of the materials offered for this blanket. Lyocell Bamboo is moisture-wicking, organic, and uses an eco-friendly process for manufacturing. It’s similar to TENCEL, but Bamboo Lyocell is specifically made with bamboo pulp.

Minky (Polyester)

This is the same fabric type as fleece, microfiber, and flannel. It’s the warmer of the two fabric options. If you choose the combination of materials for your cover, one side will feature the polyester, and the other will have the Bamboo Lyocell. Think of this as a “best of both worlds” option.

Percale Cotton

The inner blanket is made of 100 percent Percale cotton, which has a thread weave that’s durable and has a crisp feel.

Glass Beads

1mm glass beads are evenly distributed throughout the inner blanket and give the blanket its weight.

Pros/Cons

Pros 

  • Very soft, comfortable feel: We personally tested the minky fabric, and enjoyed its luxurious, high quality texture.
  • Variety of options: This blanket comes in a variety of colors, fabrics, and weights so that you can choose which works best for you.
  • Machine washable: The entire blanket—both the cover and insert—is machine washable. This is a great feature in general, but especially if you suffer from allergies, have children, or pets.
  • Beads are unnoticeable: Sometimes you can feel or hear the insert of a weighted blanket, but with the Luxome, the glass microbeads were quiet and didn’t distract from the use of the blanket.

Cons

  • No size for plus sized individuals: The largest blanket Luxome offers is 30 lbs, which is best for larger individuals with a King size bed. However, I don’t know if the weight options would provide enough compression for a plus size person.
  • Not great for hot sleepers: The minky option is too warm for hot sleepers. Although there is no active cooling technology in these blankets, I would say hot sleepers should try the bamboo cover material, which is naturally cooler than minky.
  • Pricey: The Luxome comes with a high price tag. Although it’s not the most budget-friendly option, it’s still more affordable than other luxury products on the market.

Sizing, Pricing, and Policies

Size Weight Dimensions Price
 Medium (Full) 15 lbs 54” x 72” $160
Large (Queen) 18 lbs 60” x 80” $190
X-Large (King) 30 lbs 100” x 85” $270

Shipping

Luxome ships for free throughout the contiguous U.S. If you’re ordering from Alaska or Hawaii, you’ll be charged a shipping fee. The company claims to offer same day shipping as long as you order on a weekday before 2pm EST.

Returns/Exchanges  

Luxome will accept returns up to 30 days after delivery. Returned items must be clean, not damaged, and include the packaging it came in. Luxome doesn’t charge any return or restocking fees, and will provide you with a prepaid shipping label. 

The company also offers free exchanges, which can be done through their website. Exchange orders are processed to ship within 24 hours on business days.

Trial Period and Warranty

You have 30 days to try out your blanket and return it for a full refund. Luxome does not offer a warranty for their weighted blankets.

FAQs

Is it bad to sleep with a weighted blanket everyday?

Nope. As long as the weighted blanket you’re sleeping under is a comfortable weight and you don’t feel overly compressed, then you should be just fine! Your weighted blanket should be around 10 percent of your body weight, so a 150 lb person should choose a 15 lb blanket.

Do weighted blankets help people with anxiety?

Yes—weighted blankets have been shown to promote relaxation and alleviate stress. If you’re someone who tends to feel anxious at night, the compression from a weighted blanket can trigger your nervous system to release hormones that promote a feeling of calm. That means a lower heart rate and faster sleep.

How heavy is too heavy for a weighted blanket?

There is a general rule that a weighted blanket should be roughly 10 percent of your body weight. Avoid sleeping under a blanket that’s more than 12 percent of your body weight, especially if you have mobility or respiratory issues. This rule is especially important for children.

The Nerd’s Final Take

The Luxome weighted blanket is a great option for those who want an extra cozy blanket to share with a partner, child, or pet. The multiple weight, size, and material options allow you to pick the blanket that works best for you and your lifestyle.

Although this blanket is not the cheapest we’ve come across, it still has a good price point considering the quality materials. If you’re a hot sleeper, either try the breathable Bamboo Lyocell cover or take a look at the GhostBed weighted blanket for a lighter, more breathable feel.

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

Nerd Score Wrap Up

Performance Factor Out of 5
Weight Distribution 5
Customizability 5
Temperature Control 2
Quality of Materials 4.5
Care 5
Customer Experience 3.5
Total Nerd Score 4.1

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