How to Choose a Blanket

How to choose a blanket- 20

softest blanket material- 480

Best blanket material- 260

For picking a quilted companion

Don’t get us wrong, we love all bedding, from comforters to sheets. But blankets are special. You can never have enough. You can have a couple in the bed, one by the couch, and in winter, you can practically live in one.

Fabric

Softness: X/5

Warmth: X/5

Weight: X/5

Ease to Clean: X/5

Natural Fleece: a lightweight, warm, and soft fabric that is made from polyester. It is hydrophobic and holds less than 1% of its weight in water. There is polar fleece and micro fleece

Wool: merino wool

Chenille:

Cotton:

Cashmere:

Silk:

Down:

Vellux:

Synthetics: The most common you’ll find online. Synthetic materials include acrylic, polyester and microfiber

Inexpensive but not very soft. Staticy and are subject to pilling and wear

Weave

Thermal

Knit
Quilted

Conventional

 

Weight:

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Another key indicator of a blanket’s performance is its weight, which is typically measured in grams per square meter (or GSM). Blankets with a higher GSM will be heavier and warmer — for winter use, you’ll want a blanket with 300 GSM or more.

 

Size

Throw

Twin

Queen or Full/Queen

King

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