At SleepFoundation.org, our expert team personally tests every weighted blanket that appears in our product guides and reviews. Hands-on testing enables us to evaluate these products using a wide range of criteria and make informed, accurate, and data-driven recommendations to our readers.
Guidelines for our weighted blanket testing methodology are as follows:
We prioritize safety during our weighted blanket tests. As a rule, the weight of each tester must represent at least 10% of the blanket’s weight for all testing stages. If we are evaluating a blanket for couples, both participants must meet this weight threshold.
Depending on availability, we test up to three weights for each blanket. This allows us to gauge how comfortable the blanket is for different weight groups.
Some performance ratings are assigned from hands-on tests. These include breathability, warmth, comfort, and quality of materials. Other testing criteria, such as weight options and ease of cleaning, are based on observable qualities.
To establish testing controls, we use the same mattress for each weighted blanket and maintain a constant room temperature throughout all testing stages.
Hush Weighted Blanket
Non-Toxic Glass Beads
Minky Polyester Duvet Cover over a Microfiber Inner Shell
Hush launched in early 2018 with its flagship Hush Classic Weighted Blanket. The company has since expanded to include additional weighted blankets in a variety of sizes and weights, as well as a pillow, an eye mask, sheets, and a hoodie.
All Hush blankets come with a duvet cover and are filled with non-toxic glass microbeads. This review will focus on the Hush Classic, but we’ll also cover other Hush models to help compare and pick the most suitable product.
Four distinct models are available:
Hush Classic: The Classic comes in four sizes and six weight options, ranging from 12 to 35 pounds. The duvet cover is made of minky polyester.
Hush Throw: The Throw is smaller than the Hush Classic. The dual-sided duvet cover is a fleece sherpa material on one side and microfiber on the other side.
Hush Iced 2.0: The Iced 2.0 is engineered to provide a cooling effect, making it well suited for sleepers who run hot or who use weighted blankets in warm weather. The Iced 2.0 comes in the same size and weight options as the Classic.
Hush Kids: The Kids blanket offers the lightest and smallest size options among all the Hush models. It is available in additional patterns with kid-friendly themes.
We’ll assess various performance aspects of the Hush Classic Weighted Blanket and offer guidance on picking the best option for your needs.
Hush Weighted Blanket Review Breakdown
Hush stands apart from many competitors by offering a wide variety of sizes and weights. The Hush Classic model comes in four sizes and six weight options, making it a suitable blanket for adults of virtually all weights and sizes. The Hush Classic Blankets are also several inches longer and wider than many other weighted blankets on the market, which allows them to cover the entire bed surface with extra length to drape over the edge.
The Hush Classic contains a glass bead fill that is more breathable than most plastic pellets commonly found in other weighted blankets. The fill is densely packed into stitched pockets to ensure even distribution. A zipper system securely fastens the inner blanket to the duvet cover, preventing the inner blanket from bunching up within the cover.
With its variety of size and weight selections, the Hush Classic is a good option for sleepers who desire blankets that are lighter or heavier than those offered by brands with more limited choices. It may also be ideal for shoppers who have an aesthetic preference for blankets that fully drape over the bed.
Materials and Options
Hush blankets vary in size and weight depending on the model. The Hush Classic and Hush Iced 2.0 come in teen, twin, queen, and king sizes, ranging in weight from 12 to 35 pounds. The Hush Weighted Throw comes in one size and weight, while the Hush Kids offers the smallest and lightest options.
Each blanket is filled with glass microbeads to add weight, hug the body closely, and allow air circulation. All Hush models come with a removable duvet cover that attaches to the inner microfiber blanket using a zipper system. The materials of the duvet cover vary between models, including minky polyester, microfiber, bamboo-derived viscose, and cotton options.
Blankets currently come in one or two colors, with the exception of the Hush Kids, which offers additional kid-friendly patterns.
Weighted blankets typically cost anywhere from $100 to $300. Hush blankets hover around the middle of this range. The Hush Iced 2.0 is more expensive than the Hush Classic due to differences in the duvet cover materials. The Hush Kids and Hush Throw models cost less than the Hush Classic and Iced 2.0 because of their smaller sizes. King size blankets, which are the largest size option, are the most expensive.
All Hush blankets come with a removable duvet cover, whereas other brands may sell the duvet cover separately. This is important to keep in mind when comparing prices between different brands.
While there are lower-priced models on the market, Hush’s higher price-point may also be attributed in part to its use of quality materials and construction, which can help ensure greater longevity. Purchasing a quality blanket with a higher price tag may ultimately be more budget-friendly than buying a low-quality option that you need to replace sooner.
Hush Weighted Blanket Pricing
Hush Iced 2.0
Weighted Blanket Performance Ratings
A weighted blanket’s performance depends on several factors. Some criteria to consider are the quality of the fill and shell materials, weight options, durability, breathability, and fill distribution.
The Hush Classic Weighted Blanket uses high-quality materials and construction, which means it will likely last longer than many blankets on the market. Its glass bead fill is more breathable than plastic pellets to help promote air circulation. Keep in mind that the insulating properties of the minky duvet cover may offset the airflow. Sleepers who run hot may prefer to use the blanket without the duvet cover or purchase the Hush Iced 2.0.
Hush offers an excellent array of weight options to meet the needs of sleepers of many ages and sizes. The company also produces a blanket model designed for children and a separate model engineered for cooling.
Quality of Fill
Hush uses high-quality, non-toxic glass microbead fill that it refers to as “glass sand.” This material is more breathable and less prone to odors than most plastic pellet fill while also hugging the body more closely. The quality of the fill and construction helps ensure greater longevity.
Quality of Shell
The Hush Classic has a microfiber shell and includes a removable duvet cover that is made with a plush, minky polyester. Both materials are high quality and soft to the touch.
Hush blankets use glass bead fill, which tends to regulate temperatures better than plastic pellet fill. The minky duvet cover may trap heat and feel too warm for sleepers who run hot and those who use the blanket in higher temperatures. However, this cover can be removed for greater breathability.
The Hush Classic comes in six different weights, starting at 12 pounds and reaching up to 35 pounds. Lighter options are available for the Hush Kids and the Hush Throw.
Distribution of Fill
The glass bead fill in the Hush Classic is packed into tightly stitched pockets throughout the blanket, evenly distributing the weight. This helps prevent pooling that can be common in weighted blankets.
The Hush Classic uses high-quality materials and sturdy construction that typically contributed to a longer-than-average lifespan for weighted blankets.
How Heavy Should My Weighted Blanket Be?
The ideal weight for a weighted blanket is ultimately a matter of personal preference, but the general wisdom is to pick an option that is roughly 10% of a sleeper’s body weight. If the blanket is intended for two people sharing a bed, a slightly heavier option may be preferable since the weight will be spread out. It may take some trial and error to eventually determine your perfect blanket weight.
The Hush Classic comes in six weight options, ranging from 12 pounds to 35 pounds. Sleepers of most ages and sizes are likely to find a weight that fits their needs regardless of their personal preferences.
For those on the market for lighter weighted blankets, the Hush Throw is just 8 pounds. The Hush Kids model comes in smaller sizes and is available in a 5-pound option, which is the most suitable option for children. However, check with your child’s doctor before using a weighted blanket. It’s important to ensure that your child is old enough to use a weighted blanket safely and that the blanket weight is appropriate for your child’s size.
Hush blankets are available through the Hush website and at select third-party retailers in Canada and the United States.
Shipping is free within the United States and Canada. Hush typically processes orders within 1-2 business days for products that are in stock. It usually takes an additional 5-7 business days for products to arrive at their destination.
Hush offers a 100-day trial period for weighted blankets. Customers who are dissatisfied with their blanket may return it for a refund provided the blanket is free of damage and stains. Hush deducts return shipping charges from the refund.
Hush offers a limited one-year warranty for weighted blankets. Hush will provide a one-time replacement for blankets that have covered manufacturing defects such as zipper defects, leakage of glass bead fill, or physical flaws causing the material to split. Additional terms and conditions apply.
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